Sony WF-1000XM4 TWS Earphones Launched: Check Them Out
New Delhi: Sony has launched WF-1000XM4 true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones globally. These are the most advanced TWS earbuds from Sony ever, going up against premium options such as Apple AirPods Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. The earphones are set to go on sale in various global markets starting June 2021.
Pricing And Availability
The Sony WF-1000XM4 comes in Black and Silver colour options. These new earbuds are priced at around $279 (Rs 20,342) in the US. The WF-1000XM4 are available for purchase on Sony’s website, Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers.
Features & Specifications
The Sony WF-1000XM4 offer has the better audio quality and offers improved noise cancellation compared to the predecessor. These new earbuds are equipped with Sony’s V1 chip. The processor is aided with each of the microphones on the sides of both earbuds and is responsible for advanced noise cancellation. As mentioned above, apart from active noise cancellation (ANC), these earbuds also support passive noise isolation. Sony mentions that the microphones present on the earbuds support beamforming technology, to offer improved call quality. The earbuds have a conduction sensor, and the SoC inside is capable of automatic wind noise suppression.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 is equipped with a 6mm driver unit with a 20% larger magnet. These earbuds support Sony’s LDAC and are also Hi-Res Audio certified. Apart from this, the earbuds also support Sony’s DSEE Extreme and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio technology. The WF-1000XM4 also has fast pairing support for Android and Windows 10. The earbuds can detect if you are speaking, and it can automatically pause the music, and enable Ambient Sound. Sony’s V1 chip integrates Bluetooth and noise cancellation. On the XM3 these functionalities were achieved with two different chips.
With all these features equipped, Sony has not compromised battery life on earbuds. The WF-1000XM4 can last for 8 hours on a single charge when ANC is enabled, and 12 hours with ANC is off. With the case, the earbuds offer 16 hours (with ANC) and 24 hours (Without ANC) battery backup. The WF-1000XM4 supports both fast wired charging and Qi wireless charging. With 5 minutes of charge, the earbuds can offer 60 minutes of playback time, as per Sony. Last but not least, these new earbuds have an IPX4 rating, meaning that it can withstand some water splashes.