The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are an impressive sequel to the already beloved WH-1000XM3 cans. The WH-1000XM4 headphones top our sister site Android Central's list of the best noise-canceling headphones and improve upon their predecessors in a few key areas.

The WH-1000XM4 can pair to two devices at the same time, have an improved algorithm for noise cancelation and have some nifty new features, such as wear detection to automatically pause music when you take the headphones off. You'll also have a bit more room to wiggle your ears inside the WH-1000XM4 headphones than their predecessor, thanks to slightly larger earcups.

Usually, the WH-1000XM4 headphones retail for $348, but you can grab a pair now for $278 from several retailers.

Subtly better

Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony WH-1000XM4

Incremental improvements

The WH-1000XM4 are easily the best over-ear ANC headphones on the market with great new additions such as dual device pairing and "wear detection" that automatically pauses your music when you temporarily remove your headphones. The WH-1000XM4 retain the same great battery life and comfort from the previous generation and improve on their already-great ANC algorithms.

"The WH-1000XM4 are easily the best over-ear ANC headphones on the market with great new additions such as dual device pairing and 'wear detection' that automatically pauses your music when you temporarily remove your headphones," says Peter Cao in his Sony WH-1000XM4 review for our sister site Android Central.

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The WH-1000XM4 headphones last up to 32 hours of battery per charge and support fast charging.

The headphones aren't just for listening to music or podcasts. They deliver excellent call quality, so you can wear them on the go or around your home or office to make phone calls.

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