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Best Sony Headphones

Before we look at the Best Sony Headphones, let’s consider that Sony is simply one of the biggest names in audio. Formed in 1946, this multinational conglomerate is now based in Sony City, a suburb of Tokyo.

As a company, it is split into divisions, all of which are major players in their respective fields. The most notable are Sony Pictures, Sony Music, and Sony Mobile Comms. The audio design and manufacturing remain under the umbrella of the Sony Corporation. Their other interests include Sony Banking and Finance and Insurance.

Best Sony Headphones

1. Sony WH-1000XM4

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The Sony WH-1000XM4 deliver excellent noise-cancellation and surprising sound quality all in a lightweight, comfortable design.

While they don’t look significantly different from their predecessors, the Sony WH-1000XM3, a number of new features including multipoint pairing, DSEE Extreme upscaling, conversational awareness and auto-play/pause using a built-in sensor all help the WH-1000XM4 claim the title of best headphones in 2021.

By every possible metric, the Sony WH-1000XM4 is a wonderful pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. They deliver exactly what they promise and then some thanks to their exceptional noise cancellation and cutting-edge codec support.

On top of the adjustments listed above, the Sony WH-1000XM4 support Sony’s 360 Reality Audio format that enables spatial audio on stereo headphones plus the LDAC codec that can send a bitrate of up to 990 kbps. The unfortunate bit there, though, is that it no longer supports aptX or aptX HD, so your Hi-Res Audio support mileage may vary.

2. Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones

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The Sony WH-1000XM3 are our overall favorite headphones, wireless headphones, and noise-cancelling headphones two years in a row – and not just because they’re excellent at blocking out environmental noise.

They’re great for audiophiles, thanks to aptX HD and Sony’s LDAC, two of the best ways to listen to Hi-Res Audio, and as they’re wireless, you don’t need to mess around with cumbersome wires.

The WH-1000XM3’s also come with Google Assistant integration, and as of 2019, Amazon Alexa integration, which means you have instant access to a voice assistant wherever you are.

This alongside the stellar noise-cancellation capabilities makes the WH-1000MX3s perfect for commuting, whether you need a pair of cans to get your through your daily journey to work, or a long haul flight.

3. Sony Playstation 4 Platinum Headset

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Despite being a gaming headset aimed at gamers who favor PS4, these over-ears still work with PC, Xbox and Switch (not to mention the new PS5). And they sound so good that we’d seriously consider upgrading to them, whatever your console.

Some of the headline features aren’t that impressive – the Virtual Surround Sound is distinctly average and 3D audio is only available on a handful of games – but the sound quality on offer more than makes up for this. They sound exciting, with impressive clarity, loads of detail and nicely defined bass. You’ll struggle to find a better-sounding gaming headset.

4. Sony WF-SP800N

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The WF-SP800N noise-cancelling earbuds are great all-rounders designed to please. They’ll please those who need accompaniment to their workout/commute, as well as those who don’t want splash out on top-tier noise-cancelling buds.

And despite the reasonable price tag, they’re well-specced offer plenty of useful features. Got a Deezer or Tidal subscription? These buds support 360 Reality Audio, Sony’s spatial audio format.

Control is available via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri, and the mic array ensures your instructions are heard reliably. Just as well, as the touch controls don’t include ‘volume up/down’ in the list of functions.

Battery life is distinctly average (18 hours total) but that’s not enough to dampen our enthusiasm for the SP-WF800N. Their winning combination of dynamic sound, decent noise-cancelling, good build quality and smart features are hard to beat at this price point.

5. Sony WH-XB900N

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The WH-XB900N crosses that fine line between an entry-level and luxury headphone, packaging all of Sony’s beloved sound technologies into a slightly cheaper bundle. It’s a model designed for bass lovers who love their sound on the warm side – maybe too much. Using the Sony Headphones app helps tweak the sonics to suit your personal taste and gives you the option to adjust ambient listening modes to hear your surroundings more clearly. Noise cancellation won’t match what other in-class leaders offer, but it’s strong enough here to hush neighboring uproars.