Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless noise canceling headphones debut, setting a new benchmark


Sony WF-1000XM4

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Sony’s latest true wireless noise-cancelling headset, WF-1000XM4, has finally officially unveiled! In fact, many of the appearances and functions that were revealed earlier are true, but Sony also has some small details that are rare to be released for its own activities. Let’s share with you the new elements of this WF-1000XM4.

The appearance of Sony WF-1000XM4 is indeed reduced, the official figure is 10%, and its shape has become only one hidden in the ear socket. The headset is equipped with a brand-new V1 processor, which can more effectively suppress the full-frequency noise, while benefiting from the SoC design, it can have lower power consumption and better performance. There will be two new noise-canceling microphones on each side of the headset, and a new 6mm dynamic unit to play sound. In view of the wind noise of the previous generation, WF-1000XM4 has a new automatic wind noise reduction function. There are also new ear gels that can improve stability and sound insulation.

Sony WF-1000XM4 vs WF-1000XM3

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Speaking of getting smaller, the portable storage box of the WF-1000XM4 has shrunk by 40% in one breath, but it can still add Qi wireless charging function, so that the function of this headset can catch up with the trend. The endurance of the WF-1000XM4 is also of concern to everyone. When the ANC is turned on, the WF-1000XM4’s stand-alone endurance is 2 hours longer than the previous generation, but with the recharge of the portable case, it will remain unchanged for 24 hours. Some friends may wear headphones to go to the gym or something. Now the WF-1000XM4 also has IPX4 waterproof certification, and it is possible to wash it under the tap.

In addition to the hardware, the functions of the WF-1000XM4 have also evolved considerably. To be precise, the new functions of the earmuff WH-1000XM4 are introduced into this smaller true wireless headset. The most important update is naturally that WF-1000XM4 is the flagship model, and it will support LDAC Bluetooth encoding for high-resolution music transmission, especially in today’s high-resolution music streaming can prevail, it is even more necessary. In addition, the DSEE Extreme sound enhancement technology first seen in WH-1000XM4 has also been introduced, which can bring a more natural upscaling effect.

For true wireless headsets that are still used for communication, WF-1000XM4 also supports Speak to Chat and automatically activates the ambient sound function, which makes it convenient for users to talk to people around them immediately without taking off the headset. As for the call, the WF-1000XM4 is equipped with two sound pickup technologies, beamforming and bone conduction, to bring a clearer voice input experience, and it can also switch the noise reduction mode and ambient sound during the call.

Finally, the display of environmental awareness. Sony emphasized that the packaging box they gave to the WF-1000XM4 this time is made of plastic, environmental, and recycled materials. If you have started, you might as well study it.

Sony WF-1000XM4 will be available in the United States from now on, priced at US$280. Local information will be added later, please pay close attention to it.

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