Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Fit

Sony didn’t change much, but it made the improvements we’ve been waiting for
Regardless, the 1000XM4s live up to the strong reputation that Sony has built and offer more powerful noise-canceling capabilities than ever before. If the company makes good on its multipoint fix, youre probably looking at the new top pick for noise-canceling headphones.
Positive
Chris Welch
5 months ago
theverge.com
theverge.com
-Jabra Elite 75t/Active 75t. -Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro. If it helps, the Jabras seem to be my favorite.
Positive
Radykall1
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/Earbuds

Noise Cancellation

How active noise cancellation for automotive works
RTings has tested most ANC headphones on the market and published their measurement (not gut feeling) results:. https://www.rtings.com/headphones/tests/isolation/noise-isol...Probably would get Sony WH-1000XM4 myself this time (they pause automatically when taken off). Have not personally used Bose ones since QC35, but some people like QC35 II better for long term use.
Negative
IndrekR
hackernews.com
hackernews.com
AirPods Pro owners complain of worse noise cancellation after firmware updates
Ended up settling on the jabra elite 75t also just passive blocking. Still not as good as qc35s for work but better than the AirPods pro along with better sound quality.
Negative
j-conn
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

Battery Life

I like reading and viewing a TON of reviews before purchasing headphones, and my current collection probably reflects that; the Jabra Elite 75t's and the HD 6XX are both fantastic at the purposes they serve. I use the Jabra's when I'm working out at the gym (when that was a possibility, RIP) and the 6XX's are paired with my Schiit Hel DAC/AMP when I'm on my PC.
Positive
ATribeCalledEhhh
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/headphones

Sound Quality

How active noise cancellation for automotive works
RTings has tested most ANC headphones on the market and published their measurement (not gut feeling) results:. https://www.rtings.com/headphones/tests/isolation/noise-isol...Probably would get Sony WH-1000XM4 myself this time (they pause automatically when taken off). Have not personally used Bose ones since QC35, but some people like QC35 II better for long term use.
Negative
IndrekR
hackernews.com
hackernews.com
AirPods Pro owners complain of worse noise cancellation after firmware updates
Ended up settling on the jabra elite 75t also just passive blocking. Still not as good as qc35s for work but better than the AirPods pro along with better sound quality.
Negative
j-conn
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

Bluetooth Connectivity

Apple AirPods: iPhone accessory or the next big thing?
And that wasn't 10 years ago, i tested this less than 2 years ago.And even the whole pairing process is annoying. Best case scenario, you can just pair them using the standard bluetooth settings on your phone. Worst case, you have to deal with some custom app (that you have to install on your phone) and do the steps from there (looking at you, Sony; I love your WH-1000XM over the head line of headphones, but ffs this is just bad UX).
Neutral
filoleg
hackernews.com
hackernews.com
> So far, only two sets of wireless earphones cover this. The Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro's make it work if you have both an iPhone or MacBook, and the Jabra Elite 75t handles it with multiple devices from different manufacturers.
Neutral
neon_overload
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/Earbuds

Price Point

AirPods Max: An Audiophile Review
I purchased the Sony WH-1000XM4 for $278, and the only thing I can complain about is that the name is hard to remember.The comfort, sound quality, and ANC is just right. The price is a bit higher than I would have preferred, but didnt find better choices at a cheaper price.On the other hand I cant see myself ever spending this much on headphones.
Negative
kif
hackernews.com
hackernews.com
Tronsmart Apollo Bold are the best for ANC I've tested at the mid-range price point. If your budget stretches then the Jabra Elite 75t are superb with the new firmware update.
Positive
regancipher
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/Earbuds

Comfort

Active noise cancellation is not for me
Got the Sony WH-1000XM4 after a long wait time before jumping on the ANC wagon. Have done probably 20 hours of flight time since then - unreal how much more enjoyable travel has been from lack of fatigue from noise and reduced volume, comfort of the actual product.Totally hear how it could also be detrimental for other people but for me its been amazing.
Positive
boringg
hackernews.com
hackernews.com
Jabra Elite 75t review: Improved over time, better sound than the AirPods Pro
The Jabra Elite 75t is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, which not only helps improve battery life, but also helps with wireless connectivity. I experienced almost no Bluetooth hiccups in New York City, which is notoriously difficult on true wireless earbuds, particularly last-generation models
Positive
David Carnoy
5 months ago
cnet.com
cnet.com

Durability

7) Sony WH-1000XM4. Thought these were the best out when I bought them.
Neutral
toastyhoodie
1 year ago
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/headphones
I have listened to this video on my jabra elite 75t... I'm returning them because this is the second pair now that has a failing left bud. My patience is running thin and grat buds come way cheaper nowadays!
Negative
JWGhetto
2 years ago
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/Earbuds

Comfort Level

Sony didn’t change much, but it made the improvements we’ve been waiting for
Regardless, the 1000XM4s live up to the strong reputation that Sony has built and offer more powerful noise-canceling capabilities than ever before. If the company makes good on its multipoint fix, youre probably looking at the new top pick for noise-canceling headphones.
Positive
Chris Welch
5 months ago
theverge.com
theverge.com
* Jabra Elite 75T - Sounded mumbly, also had to ask them to repeat things. * Pixel Buds 2 - Sounded fine, leans tinny, which is actually better for understanding what people are saying. Just based on that, I would go with the Pixel Buds 2.
Negative
CapinWinky
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/GooglePixel

Warranty

As for app try downloading BOSON if youre on iPhone and you can use that to switch sources. Other than that its a warranty issue that you cant fix yourself. I was offered a full refund on my 8th pair and decided to go for the Sony WH-1000XM4s and Ive been happy ever since.
Negative
DigbyTheDogKing
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/bose
Warranty replacement is more broken than the one I sent back
The right earpiece of my elite 75t started having very low volume randomly, starting off pretty normal and getting worse and worse every time I used them. Tried cleaning, tried resseting them, tried different settings, tried reinstalling firmware, you name it. I did a waranty request, I sent them back and the ones I got back are worse, the left earpiece simply won't turn on, no matter how charged the dock is, no matter how long I keep it plugged in, no matter how long or how often I press the button on it. It is behaving exactly as if it had no battery.
Negative
SimisFul
8 months ago
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/Jabra