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Sony’s superb WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones drop to £257 for Black Friday – down from £350

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The WH-1000XM4 are the fourth entry in Sony’s series of over-ear headphones and connect to your phone, tablet or laptop via Bluetooth

Sony’s WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones are our favourite over-ear headphones – even at their regular price of £350. 

So to get them for just £257 – a saving of £93 – as part of the latest Black Friday sales, is frankly outrageous.

The WH-1000XM4 headphones are the fourth entry in Sony’s flagship series of over-ear headphones and connect to your phone, tablet or laptop via Bluetooth. They come with 30-hour battery life, even when noise cancelling is turned on.

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What’s more, in the box, you’ll get an invitation to trial Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, which promises an immersive listening experience created using spatial audio technology.

This requires a bit of setting up but it’s a simple enough process: take a couple of pictures of your head and ears, optimising the audio for the streaming services you’re subscribed to and you’re good to go.

At present, it’s only available through 360 by Deezer, and TIDAL, though.

As our writer Andy White says in our Sony WH-1000XM4 review: “Believe the hype: the Sony WH-1000XM4 are better than their predecessors in almost every way and are the new undisputed kings of noise-cancelling headphones. Lack of water resistance aside, they’re near flawless, combining supreme comfort, beautifully expressive audio and the smartest, most effective noise-cancelling going.”

He adds that if you have £350 to spend on a pair of over-ear headphones, buy these. We can’t argue with that, particularly at £257.

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