Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones drop to £248 in early Black Friday deal

Sony WH-1000XM4 price drop deal
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We're a week or so out from Black Friday, but early Black Friday deals are already going strong and now is the best time to purchase the finest tech at cheaper prices.

Right now, the Sony WH-1000XM4 are on sale for £248 at Amazon (opens in new tab), which is more than £100 off the original retail price. Although not the all-time lowest price we've seen them at, this represents a huge saving and the biggest price drop these popular noise-cancelling headphones have seen in a while. 

Do keep in mind that popular audio products have a habit of selling out really fast, so make sure to take advantage of this tremendous deal while stocks last.

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Sony WH-1000XM4: £350 £248 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Although now superseded by the WH-1000XM5 released earlier this year, the Sony WH-1000XM4 (opens in new tab) headphones are still one of the most popular over-ear designs on the market. As one of the best noise-cancelling headphones we've experienced, they offer effective ANC, superior comfort and sound quality, and battery life runs up to 38 hours. 

Whether you want them for work, school, or everyday use, these headphones are top-notch thanks to their sleek yet lightweight design and outstanding sound quality. In fact, before Sony's next-gen WH-1000XM5 arrived earlier this year, the WH-1000XM4 were top in our best wireless headphones list.

In our Sony WH-1000XM4 review, we described the headphones as "Sony's best pair of noise-cancelling headphones yet" and called them "a fine-tuned enhancement that stands out as the best in the series, and even beats the best-in-class Bose 700 in some key areas." We loved the excellent audio, remarkable noise cancellation, the intuitive smart controls and the superb battery life of around 30 hours (with Active Noise Cancellation enabled). 

Not only do these premium headphones deliver loud and dynamic sound, but they also include detection sensors that automatically pause playback when the headphones are removed. 

They also offer support for the Sony Headphones Connect app, allowing you to personalize your audio experience with presets or other adjustments. The only negative in our review was that the call quality could use some work in terms of audio performance. 

Overall, this is a spectacular all-time best deal we've seen, so if you're serious about purchasing a pair, make sure to hurry as we don't expect stocks to last long at this price. 

If you're looking for more savings check out our Black Friday deals live blog (opens in new tab), which is rounding up sales on TVs, laptops, appliances and lots more. 

Lee Dunkley
Audio Editor

As a former editor of the U.K.'s Hi-Fi Choice magazine, Lee is passionate about all kinds of audio tech and has been providing sound advice to enable consumers to make informed buying decisions since he joined Which? magazine as a product tester in the 1990s. Lee covers all things audio for Tom's Guide, including headphones, wireless speakers and soundbars and loves to connect and share the mindfulness benefits that listening to music in the very best quality can bring.