In 2019, Sony introduced the WF-1000XM3. Sony at that time, it is for the WF-1000X on a variety of features that can be described as a revolutionary level of upgrade, has also become the best-selling true wireless Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones on the market in the past two years.
Now to 2021, the market has been a variety of the main noise cancellation, true wireless, and even high-quality headphones, some of them are either a simple imitation of the big brother to the public version of the low price of the mold to capture the market, or the main focus on some single function to capture the niche.
As the standard veteran of the audio industry Sony, now again released a new Hi-Res true wireless noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones that can be said to meet the imagination of all users of true wireless headphones.
At present, the Sony WF1000-XM4 has been released globally, equipped with a Sony V1 chip, which supports LDAC, priced at $280. Here are Sony WF1000-XM4 highlights:
- Industry-leading noise canceling with new Integrated Processor V1
- Exceptional sound quality with new Integrated Processor V1 and supporting LDAC codec.
- Crystal-clear call quality, beamforming microphone, and a bone-conduction sensor provide clear voice detection even in noisy environments
- Speak-to-chat technology automatically reduces volume during conversations
- 8 hours long battery with Noise Canceling
- IPX4 Water resistance
- Easy wireless charging with Qi technology
- “Sony | Headphones Connect” App for Android /iOS
- Ergonomic surface design for a better fit
- Stable Bluetooth connection
The Sony WF1000-XM4 is the world’s first true wireless Bluetooth headset to support LDAC encoding, providing up to three times more data transfer than a typical Bluetooth headset. It also supports DSEE Extreme and 360 Reality Audio, which uses AI technology to reproduce with high accuracy the original frequency response of the source lost during compression.
Thanks to the new V1 chip, the Sony WF1000-XM4 offers greater noise reduction for high frequencies, with 40% more noise reduction than its predecessor, and automatic wind noise detection. In addition, the Sony WF1000-XM4 supports fast pairing with Android and Win10 devices and can detect user speech, automatically pause music and turn on ambient sound mode, which Sony calls Speak-to-Chat.
Sony WF1000-XM4 voice call system added multi-beam forming circuitry and bone conduction assistance, but also added IPX4 sports waterproof and sweatproof, to make up for the previous generation of regret. Sony WF1000-XM4 compared to its predecessor, in the appearance of the volume reduced by 10%, available in black and light gray, both have a small gold ring decoration, charging box reduced by 40%.
In terms of battery life, the headphones last 8 hours with noise cancellation on (up to 24 hours with the charging case) and 12 hours with noise cancellation off (up to 36 hours with the charging case). Charging 5 minutes, listening to songs for 1 hour, support Qi wireless charging.