Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless active noise-cancelling headphones have been launched in India. It is the successor of WH-1000XM3 which was launched nearly two years ago.
The Sony WH-1000XM4 comes with a similar design to its predecessor. It is powered by the QN1 noise-cancelling processor that was introduced with the Sony WH-1000XM3. The company claimed that it is able to provide 20% better Noise Cancellation performance than WH-1000XM3 because of the algorithm improvements in the WH-1000XM4.
It has gesture controls on the outer part of the headphones. Along with, the headphones also has features such as adaptive sound controls, wear detection, and a battery life of over 30 hours per charge with active noise cancellation on. It can be controlled and customised through the Sony Headphones Connect app that is available for Android and iOS. The application allows users to customise the noise cancellation, set up adaptive sound controls, adjust other settings such as the equaliser and sound modes and more.
Sony’s DSEE Extreme sound enhancement feature will be available on the Sony WH-1000XM4. It is equipped with 40mm hybrid drivers and support for Sony’s LDAC codec on the headphones, but no support of Qualcomm aptX. It also has a ‘speak-to-chat’ feature that senses the voice of the user and pauses the music when it observers that the user is conversing.
For connectivity, It has multi-point connectivity which letting users connect the headphones to two source devices at a time, as well as support for Google Assistant and Alexa. The headphones also include the support of Sony’s own 360 Reality Audio format for spatial sound.
Price and Availability
Sony has introduced its Sony WH-1000XM4 at a price tag of Rs. 29,990. Additionally, Sony will be offering a discount of Rs. 1,500 till September 30, for an effective price of Rs. 28,500. It is available to buy on Amazon, Sony retail stores, major multi-brand electronics stores, and Sony’s online shopping portal shopatsc.com in India.