Detailed comparison between Apple AirPods Max VS Sony WH-1000XM4

Product
RANK #17
Apple AirPods Max

Apple AirPods Max

RANK #1
Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony WH-1000XM4

Price
Start at $477.82
Start at $254.99
Bottom Line
Apple's AirPods Max headphones deliver excellent audio performance, top-notch noise cancellation, and a bevy of useful features in an absolutely gorgeous design for a bit too much money. If you have the money and want a top-tier pair of headphones, the Sony WH-1000XM4 are the way to go. The combination of high-quality Bluetooth codecs, great sound, improved noise cancelling, good battery life, and smart features like auto pause and Bluetooth multipoint makes these the best all-around option for most people.
Pros
  • Superb audio and noise-cancelling
  • Exceptional build quality
  • Luxurious design and feel
  • Top-notch call quality
  • Battery life
  • Pairs with two devices at the same time
  • Comfortable fit
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent noise canceling
  • Very good call quality
  • Very good battery life
Cons
  • Limited features for Android
  • Ineffective carrying case
  • No on/off switch
  • Heavy on head
  • Not water-resistant
  • USB-C port cannot be used for audio
  • Not stable enough for exercise
  • No aptX or aptX HD
Overall Rating
86.7%
Based on 5433 customer and expert reviews from 0 review sites and 39 stores
91.9%
Based on 55946 customer and expert reviews from 0 review sites and 50 stores
Comfort
95.0%
96.5%
Controls
98.7%
93.0%
Build Quality
95.3%
95.6%
Phone Calls
89.1%
93.2%
Noise Cancellation
92.6%
95.8%
Battery Life
90.7%
95.4%
Design
94.4%
91.7%
Sound Quality
90.0%
95.5%