If you’re not ready to plunk down $700 for a pair of AirPods Max wireless headphones, Sony’s WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones may be your next best choice.
Amazon has the XM4s on sale for $100 off at $398, saving you 20% off the regular price of $498. This price isn’t as low as the $348 price we saw during Black Friday, but it’s a decent discount.
We tested the WH-1000XM4 headphones versus AirPods Max and found them to be decent, but we still favoured Apple’s wireless headphones. The Sony XM4s have a lot of bass, overpowering and unbalanced at default EQ settings.
The noise cancellation wasn’t as good as AirPods Max by a hair, while the Sony app to set up the XM4s looks like it’s stuck in the year 2008 and is terrible to use. Build quality is definitely cheaper (plastic) and the fit isn’t as good as AirPods Max.
But you do get a carrying case and other extras, and these are a heavy favourite by many on the web. They are also way cheaper than AirPods Max, too.
That being said, if you’ve been waiting for a discount on the Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones, click here to buy them from Amazon.ca while they are still available.