July 5, 2022

Smart assistants like Amazon Alexa are becoming more popular than ever, and headphone makers are jumping on board to offer it as a built-in signature feature. They’re growing in number and variance, but the Sony WH-1000XM4 stand out because of the combination of comfort, sound quality, and versatility in bringing Alexa into the fold. We have plenty of options for all ranges, so here are our picks for the best headphones with Alexa.

These will get Alexa talking

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Best overall

Reasons to buy


Comfortable fit


Improved ANC and ambient modes


Maintains excellent sound


Much better for phone calls


Excellent battery life

Reasons to avoid

No new design treatment

Alexa still doesn’t work with Spotify


It’s a challenge for any company to follow up on a great product with something better, but in this case, Sony has fixed some key pieces to make the WH-1000XM4 one of the best pairs of headphones available, a distinction we agree with. There was no need to reinvent the wheel when so much of the previous model worked so well, though good changes are always welcome.