Sony has launched a new pair of TWS earbuds, the Sony WF-1000XM4 as the successor of the WF-1000XM3 earbuds. The XM4 replaces the QN1 chip from the XM3 with the newly designed V1 chip, which offers better audio quality and enhanced Noise cancellation. Let’s take a look at what Sony’s new WF-1000XM4 has to offer.
Sony WF-1000XM4 Specifications
Sony WF-1000XM4 offers better sound quality with improved noise cancellation when compared to its predecessor the XM3, thanks to Sony’s new V1 chip. The XM4 earbuds are equipped with new 6mm driver units with 20 percent larger magnets than the XM3. The earbuds are equipped with microphones on both sides, with support for active noise cancellation (ANC). The earbuds feature a new wind detection sensor, which helps in wind noise reduction when turned on.
The WF-1000XM4 is also equipped with Sony’s Hi-Res Audio certified LDAC technology, which creates an immersive audio experience. According to Sony, the LDAC Bluetooth codec provides 3 times more data (with a maximum Bitrate of 990 kbps)than the standard Bluetooth audio, which helps the earbuds to deliver Hi-Resolution audio. On top of that, it also supports Sony’s DSEE Extreme and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio technology.
As for the battery life, Sony claims that earbuds can last up to 8 hours when ANC is enabled, and 12 hours when ANC is disabled in a single charge. The earbuds can last up to 16 hours (ANC Enabled) and 24 hours (ANC Disabled) with the case. The earbuds also support wireless charging with Qi technology, which offers 60 minutes of playback with 5 minutes charge. The earbuds are also equipped with Fast pairing compatibility for Android and Windows 10. The earbuds are rated IPX4 water splashes protection.
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Sony WF-1000XM4 Price and Availability
The Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds are priced at $279 (approx Rs 20,300). The earbuds are available in two color options Black and Silver and are available at Sony’s website, Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers in the US. There isn’t any word regarding the XM4’s India launch, but stay tuned to know more.