The best wireless earbuds are now even cheaper in the Amazon Spring Sale

The Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds are some of the best we've ever tested – and now they're even cheaper!

The Sony WF-1000XM4 headphones on a blue gradient background – and on deal!
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When you're looking for a great pair of the best wireless earbuds, the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds should be first on your list. Since they launched, the XM4's have topped our guide, offering the most complete package of sound quality, design and usability.

Our reviewer gave it five stars, complementing its "coherent, expressive and engagingly musical sound" and waxing lyrical about the quality of the Sony control app. And right now, you can get your hands on all of this audio goodness for even less, thanks to the Amazon Spring Sale.

Sony WF-1000XM4: was £250, now £168 at Amazon

Sony WF-1000XM4: was £250, now £168 at Amazon
The Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds are an absolute knock-out, delivering superior audio quality and a sleek design. You'll get a full range of customisation options in the Sony app, too.

In terms of specs, you can expect around eight hours of listening time with the ANC enabled. The case is good for a couple of charges, too, giving you around 24 hours of use before you need to find a plug socket. And when you do need to re-charge, they should be capable of going from 0-100% in around 90 minutes, which is decent by earbud standards.

A 6mm driver powers the audio, with neodymium magnets for brilliant detail and a lighter weight. They're also IPX4 water resistant, which means you wont have to worry if you get caught in a shower or use them for a particularly intense workout.

Perhaps the best way to describe these earbuds is as the best all-rounder. Sure, you could get a little extra fidelity if you wanted to spend a lot more; yes, there are one or two units with slightly more capable noise-cancelling. But all of those units have their own pitfalls. Unless you're an absolute fanatic about one particular feature, the XM4's are going to be your best bet.

In terms of pricing, these retailed at around £250 when they were released, though you can routinely find them for closer to £200 these days. At just £168, this still represents a great deal, though. Oh, and you'll have to have the Silver colour, as the Black are still £195.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.