Sony WH-1000XM4 emerges victorious from its brotherly battle with WH-1000XM3!

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The Sony WH-1000XM4 had won its duel against its successor, proving that this old model had not yet given up. We wondered if the result was the same for the WH-100XM3, now almost 4 years old. Which wireless headphones should you choose? The answer in our duel.

Sony WH-1000XM3

Introductory price 380 €



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Sony WH-1000XM4

Introductory price 380 €


Sony WH-1000XM4
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We often talk about a news bonus, and yet the WH-1000XM4 proved to be sharper than its successor during their duel. This time, and when it is older, it is the WH-1000XM3 that defends itself excellently against its descendant. Despite the years and technological additions, it boasts comfort, ergonomics and sound reproduction almost identical to the imperishable XM4. But he fails to beat him.

Sony WH-1000XM3 vs Sony WH-1000XM4 duel

WH-1000XM4 on the left; WH-1000XM3 on the right.

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The Sony WH-1000XM3 was a success, and eager to maintain the same quality, Sony made only minor adjustments to the 1000XM4. The result is two warriors who are very close and difficult to choose from. This is evidenced by the almost unchanged design, which therefore offers the same level of comfort, already unchallenged.

The sound reproduction is also similar between the two spearheads from Sony, designed in the same shape. Very high level, the sound quality places them both among the best on the market. However, we notice that the WH-1000XM4 is a little less soft, sharper thanks to more marked midtones / treble, a matter of taste. Same observation regarding active noise reduction and autonomy, the two Sony headsets provide almost identical services.

It is in terms of features that the WH-1000XM4 manages to surpass its predecessor a bit. In fact, it is more modern and embeds a port sensor that allows you to cut and resume the current reading automatically and also automatically suggest standby. In addition, the WH-1000XM3 does not utilize its successor multipoint Bluetooth connectivity, allowing two devices to be paired simultaneously. More lively, the XM4 is much faster on the Quick Attention function and thus more fluid and natural to listen to ambient noise.

Sony WH-1000XM4 manages to snatch the victory again, but with very little. If it is more technological with its port sensor and its multipoint Bluetooth connectivity, the WH-1000XM3 is not inferior to its successor and offers identical services on the basic. As we said at the end of the duel, the WH-1000XM3 may be the loser of the duel, but it remains an excellent choice, especially if we take into account its selling price, which regularly benefits from promotions.

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