Gear Of The Year: Best earbuds of 2021

Wires begone! Find out which pair of wireless earbuds boasted the most this year.

Sony WF 1000XM4

WINNER: Sony WF-1000XM4

Price: £199.00
Contact: Sony

Sony’s WF-1000XM4 earbuds are the brand’s best yet and a cut above the competition by a big margin. Not only do they sound and feel exceptional, but they’re also brimming with features that are actually very usable.

To the average listener, these are going to sound like the best earphones you’ll have ever come across: well balanced, detailed, with a huge soundstage and with plenty of enthusiasm across the board.

That gets further enhanced with the Analyze Ear Shape function that lets you set up Sony’s proprietary 360 Reality Audio for apps such as Tidal and Deezer, lending to a far superior listening experience.

Read our full review here.

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