Sony announces the WF-1000XM4: its new wireless noise-canceling headphones

Last Updated on July 1, 2021 by David Baddeley

Sony’s 1000X line of headphones is one of the most prominent products of the Japanese company due to its active noise cancellation, and despite its lousy name, being one of the main responsible for popularizing this experience.

The Sony WH-1000XM4 carry this experience in the over-ear models , while the WF do their thing in the in-ear format. Sony has announced the new WF-1000XM4 with a new design that promises to bring all the remarkable noise cancellation of its predecessors in a much more limited size .

Each headset is 10% lighter than the previous version, while the case is 40% smaller , and despite the change in size, the battery life is 8 hours , to which we can add 16 more hours and we consider the load of the casing. In addition, they are water resistant and have Qi wireless charging.

Aside from their new design, the ear pads have also been redesigned and are now made of polyurethane foam, which makes them elastic and allows them to conform to either ear to better isolate sound.

Sony promises that its new high-end headphones are the industry leaders in active noise cancellation and that they even manage to surpass their predecessors thanks to the addition of a new V1 chip and two built-in noise-detecting microphones to automatically switch between headphones. different noise cancellation modes. Well, just like the WH.

In addition to its benefits in noise cancellation, the V1 processor allows to improve the quality of sound and calls, efficiently processing the LDAC codec, which transmits three times more data than traditional Bluetooth.

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In terms of functions, the WF-1000XM4 bring everything we already know about the WH-1000XM4 but in a smaller format. We have integration with Google Assistant , its command “Hey Google” and Fast Pair , and they are also compatible with the 360 Reality Audio experience , they have Talk-to-Chat and usage detection , and of course they can be controlled with a touch panel .

Their price in our country is still unknown but they will be available in pre-sale through the Sony Store online in July . For reference, in the United States they will cost USD $ 279.

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