The newly launched Sony WF-1000XM4 is priced at Rs 19,990 and will be available for purchase from January 16.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 is the successor to the critically acclaimed Sony WF-1000XM3 and is the latest addition to Sony’s WF-1000X series. The Sony WF-1000XM3 is a pair of truly wireless active noise-canceling headphones that were launched on the global market last year. The TWS earphones come with Sony Headphones Connect app compatibility, adaptive sound control, IPX4 rating, and more. The Sony WF-1000XM4 also comes with a new and improved design that sets it apart from its predecessor. Here’s everything you need to know about the Sony WF-1000XM4, including its price, specs, features, and availability.
Sony WF-1000XM4 price and availability
The Sony WF-1000XM4 is priced at Rs 19,990 in India and will be available for purchase from January 16. You can buy the newly released Sony WF-1000XM4 headphones at Sony retail stores (Sony Center and Sony Exclusive), www.ShopatSC.com, major electronics stores and other e-commerce websites such as Amazon and Flipkart. The Sony WF-1000XM4 is available in two colors: black and silver.
Specifications and features of Sony WF-1000XM4
The Sony WF-1000XM4 comes equipped with the new Sony V1 chip which outperforms the Sony QN1e chip that was in the WF-1000XM3, according to Sony. The headphones also feature dual microphones that work with the chip to cancel out or suppress ambient sounds.
The WF-1000XM4 comes with a newly designed 6mm driver unit with a 20 percent increase in magnet volume compared to its predecessor’s driver unit. The Sony WF-1000XM4 also supports Hi-Res Audio and comes with support for SBC, AAC, and LDAC codecs. The headphones also have a feature called DSEE Extreme that uses AI to enhance compressed digital files in real time.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 comes with Sony’s Precise Voice Pickup technology. It has beamforming microphones and a bone conduction sensor that helps in clear calls. The bone conduction sensor picks up only vibrations from the speaker’s voice and therefore doesn’t pick up ambient sound, allowing for clearer calls, according to Sony.
The headset also comes with additional features like 360 Reality Audio, Speak-to-Chat, Quick Attention Mode, Adaptive Sound Control, and Instant pause and play.
As for battery life, the headphones provide 8 hours of wireless playback time with just the ANC-enabled earbuds and another 16 hours with the charging case, according to Sony. The number goes up to 32 hours of total battery life with ANC off. It also comes with fast charging support, so 5 minutes of charging provides 1 hour of use. The charging case can also be charged on any Qi-compatible wireless charger.
The headphones come with a new and improved design over its predecessor. The charging case is 40 percent smaller, while the earphones are 10 percent smaller. The buds weigh 7.3 g each. They come with three sizes of ear tips and you can find the perfect fit for you using the Sony Headphones Connect app.
The headphones are also IPX4 rated, so they should be able to withstand light splashes and sweat. The headphones also come with Google Fast Pair and voice assistant support, along with hands-free Google Assistant or Alexa integration. Click here to read the full review.