The successors of the WF-1000XM3, the Sony WF-1000XM4 have been unveiled and promise great improvements both in hardware and software.
The next generation of wireless headphones, the Sony WF-1000XM4 has been unveiled and the least we can say is that the brand continues to forge its way to the top. Noise reduction, audio quality, new format, wireless charging, Sony’s proposition seems very solid at first glance, but what is it?
Sony had already done strong by releasing its WF-1000XM3. These are among the very best in their category in terms of comfort, battery life, audio quality, and above all by managing to match a noise reduction quality worthy of the best-wired headphones.
A few points remained to be reviewed, such as its resistance to water or the mediocre performance of the hands-free kits. Here we have the fourth pair of wireless headphones from Sony. It follows on from wireless headphones such as WF-SP900, WF-SP800N, and EXTRA BASS WF-XB700. The latter therefore had a dazzling success when they were released, suggesting that its big brothers, the WF-1000XM4 can only experience the same success.
Sony emphasizes noise reduction with a new processor
To succeed in the WF-1000XM3, Sony needed a new generation with better noise reduction. A spot that is handily raised since the Japanese firm offers us on its new model, the best noise reduction on the market.
This feat is possible in large part thanks to the new V1 processor specially designed by Sony. This processor is paired with a new, even better diaphragm, noise-sensing microphones, and innovative insulating ear tips providing a more stable fit. Added to this is the reduction in wind noise. A specificity that could not be taken advantage of on the previous generation. A solid argument that will particularly appeal to athletes.
Besides noise reduction, although this is an important point, Sony has also taken care of other aspects. Audio quality is also showing improvement, again Sony’s new processor plays an important role, it improves audio, reduces distortion, and allows the use of LDAC codec and DSEE Extreme sound processing. Add to that six-millimeter driver and a wide bass range to achieve dynamic sound in all circumstances.
A variety of software features for the Sony WF-1000XM4
Sony has also taken care of the user experience with many software features that make the headphones easier to use daily. Ambient sound mode allows you to enjoy a more natural listening experience by letting the noise around you pass without compromising the sound quality. The intelligent adaptive sound control feature will support the ambient sound mode. It will be able to detect the environment and activity to adjust the Ambient Sound Mode settings for an ideal audio experience.
If you’re the type to keep your headphones wireless at all times, the Speak to Chat feature is for you. As soon as you talk to someone, this feature pauses the music and lets in ambient noise so you can chat. Voice and touch controls are also integrated.
Sony WF-1000XM4 nicer
Although the Sony WF-1000XM3’s body was quite elegant, it was imposing. Nothing to bother to transport it, far from it, but the headphone case was one of the aspects where Sony could improve. It’s done with a brand new case format for the WF-1000XM4.
More compact, it takes into account wireless charging, a very good point when you know the importance and the progression of this feature on the market. In this case, fast charging of the earbuds provides 60 minutes of battery life in just five minutes and the case itself provides two additional charge cycles, bringing the battery life to 24 hours of playtime before needing to recharge the case.
The Sony Headphones Connect app once again featured
Popular with WF-1000XM3 users, the Sony Headphones Connect application is once again available for the Sony WF-1000XM4. With this phone application, you will be able to personalize your listening experience such as choosing your favorite virtual assistant, performing the ear tip fit test, controlling noise cancellation settings, and managing the equalizer. A great resource for firmware and software updates.
Sony’s new wireless headphones, the WF-1000XM4, definitely live up to expectations. Complete and with nice improvements over the old model, this new model can only hope to be a success to match the WF-1000XM3. Despite its high price of 279 € 99 on Amazon, there is no doubt that it will find its audience.