Sony WH1000XM4B Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
WAS £249.00 £229.00

Sony WH1000XM4B Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

It’s just you and your music with the SONY WH1000XM4 Bluetooth Noise Cancelling headphones


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Sony WH1000XM5B Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
Headband style wireless headphones with Industry-leading noise cancelling, exceptional sound quality, superior noise-free calls and ultra comfortable design.
WAS £349.00 £299.00

Headband style High-Resolution Audio headphones with advanced noise cancellation, Adaptive Sound Control, and Speak-to-Chat mode.

  • Industry-leading noise cancellation, powered by our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1
  • With up to a huge 30 hours of battery life, youll have enough power to last all day and more
  • Fast charging (10 min charge for 5 hours playback)
  • Speak-to-Chat automatically pauses playback when you start a conversation
  • Wearing Detection powers off your headphones when youre not wearing them
Available in multiple colours
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Advanced noise cancellation

Whether you’re flying long-haul or relaxing in a café, the WH-1000XM4 headphones deliver our advanced noise cancelling performance, keeping out even more high and mid frequency sounds.

The technology behind the noise cancellation

Dual noise sensor technology, featuring two microphones on each earcup, captures ambient noise and passes the data to the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1. Using a new algorithm, the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 then applies noise cancelling processing in real time to a range of acoustic environments. Working together with a new Bluetooth Audio SoC (System on Chip), it senses and adjusts to music and noise signals, as well as acoustic characteristics between the driver unit and ears, at over 700 times per second.

Optimising noise cancelling

The WH-1000XM4 headphones incorporate two technologies to maximise noise cancelling performance. Unique Atmospheric Pressure Optimising delivers optimal sound at high altitude[FN|Please check airline policy before using your BLUETOOTH® connection.] while Personal Noise Cancellation Optimiser analyses unique sonic characteristics caused by head size, glasses, and hair, then tailors sound to you.

Ambient Sound Control

Adjust ambient sound with the Sony | Headphones Connect app to cancel noise while still allowing through essential sounds, like transport announcements, when you’re listening on the move.

Wireless freedom, premium sound

LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps) than conventional BLUETOOTH® audio, allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

Sound you can believe in

A built-in analogue amplifier integrated in the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 realises an unmatched signal-to-noise ratio for low distortion and exceptional sound quality for portable devices. Powerful 40mm drivers, with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms, make the headphones perfect for handling heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz.

Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence) co-developed with Sony Music Entertainment, DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres, and individual elements of each song, such as vocals or interludes, it restores the high-range sound lost in compression for a richer, more complete listening experience.[FN|Activate the DSEE Extreme™ from the Sony | Headphones Connect app.]

For everyday convenience, just Speak-to-Chat

As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation – handy if you want to keep your headphones on, or your hands are full. Based on Precise Voice Pickup Technology, this smart feature uses five microphones built into your headphones and advanced audio signal processing to recognise and react to your voice. And once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically.[FN|By default, music resumes playing 30 seconds after your conversation ends in Speak-to-Chat mode. This timeframe can be customized using the Sony | Headphones Connect app.]

Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts to your location and behaviour

Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that can learn to recognise locations you frequently visit, such as your workplace or favourite café, and tailor sound for the ideal listening experience. In addition, it automatically detects what you’re up to – for example, walking, waiting or travelling – then adjusts ambient sound settings to suit the situation.

Headphones that react to you

A proximity sensor in your headphones can detect whether you’re wearing them or not, then adapt playback accordingly to help save battery power. Take off your headphones and the music pauses automatically. Put the headphones back on and the music automatically resumes.

Quick Attention

Need to quickly hear voices or sounds around you? Just place your hand over the housing to instantly turn your music volume down and let ambient sound in.

Wear all day in total comfort

WH-1000XM4 headphones blend sophisticated styling with exceptional comfort. Super-soft, pressure-relieving earpads in foamed urethane evenly distribute pressure and increase ear/pad contact for a stable fit. And with a lighter-weight design, you’ll barely notice you’re wearing them.

All day power and quick charging

With a huge 30 hours of battery life you’ll have enough power even for long trips. And if you need to top up in a hurry, you can get 5 hours’ worth of charge after just 10 minutes with the optional AC adapter.[FN|When using optional 1.5A or more AC adapter.]

Be smarter with Voice Assistant

Get hands-free help. Just say “OK Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant.[FN|The feature to activate Google Assistant by saying “OK Google” is only available for Android devices. Google, Google Assistant and Android are trademarks of Google LLC. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. The Google Assistant and Alexa are not available in all languages and countries/regions. Install the Google Assistant app and set up with Sony | Headphones Connect app. For Amazon Alexa, install the Amazon Alexa app and set up with Sony | Headphones Connect app.]. Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders, and more.[FN|Update of Firmware and Sony | Headphones Connect App is needed. Google is a trademark of Google LLC. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. The Google Assistant and Alexa are not available in all languages and countries/regions.] You can even control your headphones’ features like noise cancellation with your voice.[FN|Only available for Google Assistant. Please see details on]

Clearer hands-free calling

Conversation flows freely with easy, hands-free calling. Leave your phone where it is, just speak with a double tap. Thanks to Precise Voice Pickup Technology, which combines five built-in microphones with advanced audio signal processing, WH-1000XM4 delivers clearer voice quality to the other person on the phone.

Control at your fingertips

Change the track, turn the volume up or down, and take or make calls just by tapping or swiping the panel.

Sony | Headphones Connect app

With the Sony | Headphones Connect app, Ambient Sound Control lets you adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to allow voices alone to be heard. Meanwhile the Equaliser lets you customise sound levels to suit your music.

Multipoint connection

For total convenience, WH-1000XM4 headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time. So when a call comes in, your headphones know which device is ringing and connect to the right one automatically. You’ll also be able to quickly, smoothly switch your headphones to either of the two devices at the touch of a button.[FN|Customers may need to update their Sony | Headphones Connect app for this software to be activated.]

Swivel foldable structure

The ear cups swivel inwards so they pack up neatly in a compact case.

Carry case with cable

The supplied carry case is durable and includes a cable for wired listening.

360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app[FN|Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer is an app that personalises your sound experience when connected to a BRAVIA XR TV.], you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs.[FN|Firmware update available by Jan 2022 and is required to enjoy 360 Spatial Sound on BRAVIA XR. Network connection required for firmware update of BRAVIA XR. Learn more about supported models:][FN|BRAVIA XR™ and Wireless Transmitter WLA-NS7 sold separately.]

Dolby Atmos experience

With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV[FN|Firmware update available by Jan 2022 and is required to enjoy 360 Spatial Sound on BRAVIA XR. Network connection required for firmware update of BRAVIA XR. Learn more about supported models:][FN|BRAVIA XR™ and Wireless Transmitter WLA-NS7 sold separately.], your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action.

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General Features
Headphone Type
Closed, dynamic
Driver Unit
40mm, dome type (CCAW Voice coil)
Aluminum coated LCP
Frequency Response
4Hz-40, 000Hz
Frequency Response (Active Operation)
4Hz-40, 000Hz
4Hz-40, 000Hz
Frequency Response(Bluetooth® Communication)
20Hz - 20, 000Hz (44.1kHz Sampling) / 20Hz - 40, 000Hz (LDAC 96kHz Sampling, 990kbps)
Sensitivities (dB/mW)
105dB / mW (1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on) , 101dB / mW (1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
Cord Type
Single-sided (detachable)
Cord Length
Headphone cable (approx. 1.2m, OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug)
Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug
Wearing Style
DSEE Extreme
Passive Operation
Battery Charge Time
Approx. 3 Hours (Full charge)
Battery Charge Method
Max. 30 hours(NC ON), Max. 38 hours(NC OFF)
Battery Life(Waiting Time)
Max. 30 hours(NC ON), Max. 200 hours(NC OFF)
Bluetooth® Specification
Bluetooth® version
Version 5.0
Effective Range
Line of sight approx.30ft (10m)
Frequency Range
2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)
Supported Audio Format(s)
Supported Content Protection
Noise Cancelling
Noise Canceling ON/OFF Switch
Personal NC Optimizer
Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing
Ambient Sound Mode
Quick Attention
Portable Headphone Amplifier
Volume Control
Touch Sensor
Stereo Mini Jack