Sony Unveils WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless Headphones Setting a New Standard for Noise Cancellation
Sony today announced the latest truly wireless model in its critically acclaimed 1000X series – WF-1000XM4. The Sony WF-1000XM4 headphones take industry-leading noise cancelling and audio quality to the next level. Made to fit every ear, WF-1000XM4 headphones offer a personalised experience that adjust to every situation. Newly-developed Noise Isolation Earbud Tips provide an improved fit with the WF-1000XM4. The new earbud tips are made from a unique polyurethane foam material that is soft and elastic, which maximises the surface contact area between the earbud tip and the ear canal.
The WF-1000XM4 provides industry leading noise cancellation – now even better. The newly designed Integrated Processor V1 provides even better noise cancellation. Specially developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V1 takes the noise cancellation performance of Sony’s acclaimed QN1e chip and goes even further. Improved noise cancelling performance and Bluetooth System on Chip technology delivers the industry’s highest level of noise cancelling yet uses less power than its predecessor.
The WF-1000XM4 features high performance dual noise sensor microphones for excellent noise cancellation. By having two noise sensing microphones per ear – one feed-forward, and one feed-back – ambient noise is heard and analysed, resulting in highly accurate noise cancellation. The Automatic Wind Noise Reduction mode detects when it’s windy and automatically suppresses it.
A newly designed 6mm driver unit with a 20% increase in magnet volume also improves the WF-1000XM4’s noise cancelling capabilities. The increase in magnet volume and the high compliance diaphragm gives improved performance in low frequencies and enhances noise cancelling by generating a high-precision cancellation signal to the low frequency range.
The WF-1000XM4 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, Sony’s industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps) than conventional Bluetooth audio, allowing users to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.
The Integrated Processor V1 enhances sound quality and reduces distortion, and enables LDAC codec processing and DSEE Extreme. Using Edge-AI, DSEE Extreme (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres, and individual elements of each song, such as vocals or interludes, it restores the high-range sound lost in compression for a richer, more complete listening experience.
Users can enjoy a full 8 hours of use from WF-1000XM4 headphones, and a further 16 hours from the case. This means a full 24 hours of charge. A 5-minute quick charge gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will notify when charging case drops below 30%. No cables are necessary with the WF-1000XM4 thanks to easy wireless charging with Qi technology. User can even use a smartphone with Qi technology, like the latest Sony Xperia model with the battery share function, to charge WF-1000XM4 headphones and charging case.
The WF-1000XM4 headphones support Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. In one tap, the WF-1000XM4 enable quick, effortless Bluetooth pairing with your Android devices. Google’s Fast Pair feature lets you easily locate your headphones and also let you know when you’ve left the battery on and how much charge is left. The headphones also come with Microsoft Swift Pair, which makes it easy to connect with Windows 10 devices.
The WF-1000XM4 is designed to be smaller and lighter, but with no compromises. The earphones have been redesigned to be 10% smaller than the previous generation, without compromising on sound quality or battery life. They are light weight, making them your perfect companion for long days out and about and the charging case is 40% smaller.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 is perfect for watching TV shows, movies and more. The advanced wireless connection syncs what you see on screen precisely with what you hear on your headphones for more enjoyable viewing with low latency. The Sony WF-1000XM4 has a suggested retail price of $279.99 and is available to order today in black and silver at Sony Electronics, Amazon, Best Buy and other authorized dealers.