Should you buy the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds?

 Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds
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Right now you can save a fortune on a range of tech, health and fitness products with Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, but should you invest in some Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds — currently $31.99 cheaper at Amazon?

The Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds are top of the range, noise cancelling, sweat resistant and last up to eight hours on a full charge. These earbuds have an impressive 4.5 out of five star rating on Amazon too, with almost 14,000 ratings from users who love this great piece of exercise tech.

If you've been waiting to splurge on some good wireless headphones, then the Prime Early Access Sale this October might be the time to buy. Prime Day reductions give you the chance to save some cash on big purchases before the festive season. Whether you're a runner, love the gym or just need some new earbuds, now is a great time to invest.

Some of the best running headphones are discounted on Amazon as part of their October Early Access Sale, which gives you a chance to grab a pair of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (down 33% to just $99), the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro (currently 25% off) and the Mu6 Ring Open Ear Conduction Headphones — down to $69.99. If none of these are your style, then there are plenty more running headphones deals to be had.

But if you've had your eye on the Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds in particular, keep reading. We've got the lowdown on everything you need to know about these premium earbuds, and whether the Prime Day discount is worth taking advantage of.


Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds | Was $279.99 Now $248.00 at Amazon 

You can save $31.99 on these top of the range Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds this Prime Day. These great headphones are sweat proof, noise cancelling and come in white or black, making them perfect for working out indoors or out. 

Woman on treadmill with wireless earbuds

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Are the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds good?

Absolutely! There are plenty of wireless earbuds on the market, but Sony are brand leaders in audio equipment. With cutting-edge technology, industry-leading noise cancelling capabilities and Alexa built-in, Sony products really are at the front of the pack.

Amazon users love the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds, with many praising the clarity of call quality and battery life. Many competitor brands only last four to six hours with the noise cancelling capabilities activated, so the eight hour battery life boasted by these headphones is sure to keep you going even on a long run. 

In addition to this, users love how accurate the 'speak to chat' feature is. This feature allows you to keep the headphones on and talk to people even with noise cancelling activated. It pipes their voice through the microphone and into your ears. To activate, you just need to speak. There is the option to turn this feature off, but it is particularly useful when you have your hands full to still be able to engage in conversation when necessary.

Why buy wireless earbuds in the Prime Early Access Sale?

Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale runs from October 11-12 this year, and rewards Prime members with a wealth of wonderful discounts across various brands and categories. Not a member? You can still sign up for a free trial to access discounts. 

It might seem like a no brainer to grab exercise tech deals while you can, as the cost of living continues to increase. This slashing of prices just before the festive season can help you save money on bigger ticket items. So, if you're in the market for some fantastic new wireless earbuds, it's a brilliant time to buy as this surprise Early Access Sale gives you an opportunity that non-prime members might not know about.

However, although Prime Day is becoming a popular event in the retail year, it hasn't quite hit the rush of post-Christmas January sales just yet, so deals might not be as good as they are during bigger sales. You might be in luck when it comes to stock because of the smaller scale of this event, but bear in mind that increased demand can take its toll on manufacturing and production. It's best not to wait around if you've found something you really want, as it could be sell out fast.

We recommend checking out daily deals, coupons, and spotlight deals each day to see what's available.

Why should you wait to buy wireless earbuds?

There isn't long to wait until the Black Friday sales, which more retailers will be involved in than Amazon Prime Day. If you hold out, you may find the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds available at an even bigger discount from Amazon or other retailers for Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

When you're searching online, we also recommend signing up for notifications on your favorite products – this way you're the first to know when price or stock changes. Not found what you need? Holding out for sale events later in the year could be your answer. 

Man uses wireless earbuds

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Wireless earbud deals on Amazon

Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds| Was $199.00, Now $XX at Amazon
Save XX% on the Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds, with complete noise cancelling technology. Listen for up to 18 hours and enjoy high-fidelity audio that sounds full and balanced at any volume.

Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds| Was $199.00, Now $XX at Amazon

Save XX% on the Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds, with complete noise cancelling technology. Listen for up to 18 hours and enjoy high-fidelity audio that sounds full and balanced at any volume.


Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds | Was $249.00 Now $169.99 at Amazon 

Save 32% on the Apple AirPods Pro Wireless with charging case. Offering active noise cancelling and full transparency mode, the earbuds are both sweat and water resistant. 

Now $109.90 at Amazon

JBL Vibe 100 TWS with Clip 4 Portable Speaker | Was $129.90 Now $109.90 at Amazon

Save 15% on the JBL Vibe 100 True Wireless In-Ear Headphones with Clip 4 portable speaker. The earphones provide 20 hours of charging, and allow you to listen from either ear or both. Three tip sizes also allow for comfort and sound clarity.

Now $199.95 at Amazon

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds| Was $249.95 Now $199.95 at Amazon

These premium wireless earbuds are now 20% off. With adjustable secure-fit ear hooks, they're both lightweight and comfortable — plus, they offer 9 hours of listening time, with over 24 hours with the charging case.

This year's Prime Early Access Sale runs from October 11-12, but look out for deals as we update our guides throughout. You can find even more deals available at Amazon Prime Day Health Deals for 2022, which can save you more money on the health and fitness equipment you love the most. 

Lou Mudge
Health Writer

Lou Mudge is a health writer based in Bath, United Kingdom for Future PLC. She holds an undergraduate degree in creative writing from Bath Spa University, and her work has appeared in Live Science, Tom's Guide, Fit & Well, Coach, T3, and Tech Radar, among others. She regularly writes about health and fitness-related topics such as air quality, gut health, diet and nutrition and the impacts these things have on our lives. 

She has worked for the University of Bath on a chemistry research project and produced a short book in collaboration with the department of education at Bath Spa University.