We've been waiting for the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones for a long time, and while we still don't have a release date, leaks have revealed the price of the hotly-anticipated headphones.
Happily, they won't cost more than their predecessors if these leaks are to be believed.
According to The Walkman Blog, "Best Buy US had the Sony WH-1000XM4 up on their site a bit but pulled the listing down a few days ago" – but not before the publication posted screengrabs of the listing, revealing a price of $349.99.
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That's the same price as the Sony WH-1000XM3 – which top the list of our best headphones roundup – suggesting that we won't see a price hike when the new noise-cancelling headphones are finally released.
In other regions, the XM3s cost £300 / AU$499, so we'd expect to see similar prices in the UK and Australia.
According to What HiFi?, the headphones turned up on a dedicated Sony WH-1000XM4 thread on Reddit, with a user posting under the handle 'u/insaneandmundane' sharing an image of Walmart's store inventory.
This listing reportedly showed the new Sony cans with a price of $348, however, it's since been taken down – and it's important to stress that neither leak has been confirmed as genuine by Sony at this stage.
The headphones in the images look very similar to the XM3s – just like past leaked images of the Sony WH-1000XM4. In March, a possible leak of the Sony WH-1000XM4 showed off an almost-identical design to the current WH-1000XM3 model, but with lower power usage, improved Bluetooth connectivity, and new voice assistant functionality.
Rumors of an imminent Sony WH-1000XM4 release date have been circling since an FCC filing from Sony revealed the model number of what could be the successors to the fantastic XM3s.
We're still waiting for a release date, but these leaks suggest that the Sony WH-1000XM4s could be on the way soon – and if they can improve upon the already-brilliant noise-cancellation, audio quality, and design of their predecessors, they could be a real winner.
Can't wait for the XM4s? Check out the best prices we've found for the Sony Wh-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones in your region below:
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Olivia was previously TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in London, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine. Olivia now has a career in PR.