Sony WH1000XM4 headphones

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I have recently purchased these $350 headphones. Feel like they have taken my enjoyment of music to a whole other level. Worth twice the price.

Just wondering if anyone else has these headphones and your thoughts.
 

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It's your money. I cannot imagine any reason to spend $350 on headphones, no matter how good they are.

I just believe there is a physical component to listening to music. at a concert, you are surrounded by music - you feel the music as much as hear it. that is how I like to experience music - either at home through a good stereo system, or in the car with the stereo cranked up. FWIW, my last vehicle was a used car - spent about $7,000 on the car and then dropped another $1,000 on a sound system. gotta have tunes. at home I have a 5.1 surround system for movies that I can play CD's through, or listen to music through the computer (Grateful Dead concerts from YouTube..)

the only time I listen to headphones is when I'm riding my exercise bike or walking, when I listen to podcasts on my blue-tooth bone-conduction headset.

Now, if you have kids or can't turn the volume up for other reasons, then headphones might be necessary. I'm single - I don't have to make those choices. But - I used to live in a duplex - the downstairs neighbors complained about my music being too loud. Instead of turning down the music, I bought a house to get away from the neighbors......
 

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It's your money. I cannot imagine any reason to spend $350 on headphones, no matter how good they are.

I just believe there is a physical component to listening to music. at a concert, you are surrounded by music - you feel the music as much as hear it. that is how I like to experience music - either at home through a good stereo system, or in the car with the stereo cranked up. FWIW, my last vehicle was a used car - spent about $7,000 on the car and then dropped another $1,000 on a sound system. gotta have tunes. at home I have a 5.1 surround system for movies that I can play CD's through, or listen to music through the computer (Grateful Dead concerts from YouTube..)

the only time I listen to headphones is when I'm riding my exercise bike or walking, when I listen to podcasts on my blue-tooth bone-conduction headset.

Now, if you have kids or can't turn the volume up for other reasons, then headphones might be necessary. I'm single - I don't have to make those choices. But - I used to live in a duplex - the downstairs neighbors complained about my music being too loud. Instead of turning down the music, I bought a house to get away from the neighbors......
Love a guy who can't imagine any reason to spend $350 on headphones but presumably spent more than that to listen to music as loud as he wants in a new house!
 

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It's your money. I cannot imagine any reason to spend $350 on headphones, no matter how good they are.

I just believe there is a physical component to listening to music. at a concert, you are surrounded by music - you feel the music as much as hear it. that is how I like to experience music - either at home through a good stereo system, or in the car with the stereo cranked up. FWIW, my last vehicle was a used car - spent about $7,000 on the car and then dropped another $1,000 on a sound system. gotta have tunes. at home I have a 5.1 surround system for movies that I can play CD's through, or listen to music through the computer (Grateful Dead concerts from YouTube..)

the only time I listen to headphones is when I'm riding my exercise bike or walking, when I listen to podcasts on my blue-tooth bone-conduction headset.

Now, if you have kids or can't turn the volume up for other reasons, then headphones might be necessary. I'm single - I don't have to make those choices. But - I used to live in a duplex - the downstairs neighbors complained about my music being too loud. Instead of turning down the music, I bought a house to get away from the neighbors......

Hats off to SON for living his best life.

I used to be completely against headphones/earbuds but at the outset of the pandemic I got some form fitting Bose earbuds that rock my world. Rechargeable, that lasts for 6+ hours.
 

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It's your money. I cannot imagine any reason to spend $350 on headphones, no matter how good they are.

I just believe there is a physical component to listening to music. at a concert, you are surrounded by music - you feel the music as much as hear it. that is how I like to experience music - either at home through a good stereo system, or in the car with the stereo cranked up. FWIW, my last vehicle was a used car - spent about $7,000 on the car and then dropped another $1,000 on a sound system. gotta have tunes. at home I have a 5.1 surround system for movies that I can play CD's through, or listen to music through the computer (Grateful Dead concerts from YouTube..)

the only time I listen to headphones is when I'm riding my exercise bike or walking, when I listen to podcasts on my blue-tooth bone-conduction headset.

Now, if you have kids or can't turn the volume up for other reasons, then headphones might be necessary. I'm single - I don't have to make those choices. But - I used to live in a duplex - the downstairs neighbors complained about my music being too loud. Instead of turning down the music, I bought a house to get away from the neighbors......

I have 5.1 as well. These headphones blow it away. Just my opinion. 🙂.
 


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Nice headphones. I opt more for wired headphones these days....ever since exchanging as much of my music library over to 24-bit as possible and buying a digital audio player with a formidable internal amp and dac.
 

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I bought a $25 pair of wireless headphones and they’re perfect for my walking workout and errands - NYC is a walking town. I’m an audiobook guy and mix in Spotify etc as well.
 




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