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Sony unveils limited edition WH-1000XM4 headphones in eye-catching white

There's even a practical reason to buy these versus other colors.

Published onApril 20, 2021

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  • Sony has introduced a limited edition of tis WH-1000XM4 headphones in Silent White.
  • The new finish is more stain-resistant than the black, blue, or silver options.
  • For now, they’ll only be available starting in the UK and Europe for £400 or €459.

Sony just found another way to keep its WH-1000XM4 headphones relevant despite fierce competition: offer them in a hard-to-find color. Slashgear reports that Sony has introduced a limited edition of the headphones in Silent White.

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It’s more than just a color change. Sony says the white headphones come in a pearlescent finish that adds a “sense of depth” and refines their tactile feel. More importantly, the new hue is reportedly “even more stain-resistant” than the black, blue, and silver models available now. You shouldn’t have to worry that they might pick up dyes from your bag or clothes.

The performance of the white Sony headphones is identical to what you’d get with any other WH-1000XM4 model, of course. That’s not a bad thing. You’re still getting strong active noise cancellation, up to 30 hours of claimed battery life, NFC compatibility, and optimizations for voice helpers like Alexa and Google Assistant. We found they delivered excellent sound with a comfortable design and minimal background noise, albeit with finicky touch controls.

See also: Sony WH-1000XM4 vs Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

The catch, as “limited edition” implies, is availability. Sony has so far only committed to launching the WH-1000XM4 Silver White headphones in the UK and Europe, where they’ll be available  starting in May for £400 or €459 “until stock lasts.” There’s no mention of a North American release. If you see a pair and have the means, then, you’ll want to snap them up quickly — you might not get a second chance.

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