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Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones

$349.99
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Expected Sep 30th 2020

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Discover how the WH-1000XM4 headphones blend Sony's most advanced noise canceling with exceptional sound quality and a range of smart features for an unrivaled listening experience.


Industry-leading noise cancelation

Industry-leading noise cancellation technology means you hear every word, note, and tune with incredible clarity, no matter your environment. These noise canceling headphones feature additional microphones that assist in isolating sound for a reduction of even more high and mid frequency sounds.

Optimizing noise canceling

To maximize noise-canceling performance, the WH-1000XM4 headphones incorporate two technologies: Personal Noise-Canceling Optimizer, designed specifically for you, and Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing, designed specifically for air travel.

Ambient Sound Control

Adjust ambient sound with the Sony Headphones Connect app to cancel noise while still allowing essential sounds, like overhead announcements, through when you're listening on the move.


The technology that makes it happen

Dual noise sensor technology, featuring two microphones on each earcup, captures ambient noise and passes the data to the HD Noise-Canceling Processor QN1. Using a new algorithm, the HD Noise-Canceling Processor QN1 then applies noise-canceling processing in real time to a range of acoustic environments. Working together with a new Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip), it senses and adjusts to music and noise signals, as well as acoustic characteristics between the driver unit and ears, at over 700 times per second.

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Wireless freedom, premium sound

LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps) than conventional BLUETOOTH® audio, allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

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Sound you can believe in

A built-in analog amplifier integrated in the HD Noise-Canceling Processor QN1 realizes an unmatched signal-to-noise ratio for low distortion and exceptional sound quality for portable devices. Powerful 1.57" drivers, with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms, make the headphones perfect for handling heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40 kHz.

Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence) co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo, DSEE ExtremeTM (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognizing instrumentation, musical genres, and individual elements of each song, such as vocals or interludes, it restores the high-range sound lost in compression for a richer, more complete listening experience.

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Smart listening technology to enhance your listening

The WH-1000XM4 headphones use an array of smart technologies to create a seamless, hands-free listening experience. For example, simply start speaking to automatically pause your music in Speak-to-Chat, or enjoy adaptive playback thanks to the proximity sensor and two acceleration sensors that detect whether your headphones are being worn or not.


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For everyday convenience,
just Speak-to-Chat

AAs soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation—handy if you want to keep your headphones on, or your hands are full. Based on Precise Voice Pickup Technology, this smart feature uses five microphones built into your headphones and advanced audio signal processing to recognize and react to your voice. And once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically.

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Headphones that react to you

Proximity sensor and two acceleration sensors in your headphones can detect whether you're wearing them or not, then adapt playback accordingly to help save battery power.

Pause the Music

Pause the music

Take off your headphones and the music pauses automatically.

Resume Playing

Resume playing

Put the headphones back on and the music automatically resumes.

Quick Attention

Quick Attention

Need to quickly hear voices or sounds around you? Just place your hand over the housing to instantly turn your music volume down and let ambient sound in.




Adaptive Sound Control

Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you're doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience.

Learns your favorite locations

Over time, Adaptive Sound Control learns to recognize locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace, the gym, or a favorite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation..

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Traveling

Lose yourself in your journey, with no background noise to interrupt your favorite tracks.

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Walking

Be aware of everything around you, from street to office, while still enjoying music.

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Waiting

Hear important announcements while you wait without noticing other background noise.

All day power and quick charging

With a huge 30 hours of battery life, you'll have enough power even for long trips. And if you need to top up in a hurry, you can get 5 hours' worth of charge after just 10 minutes with the optional AC adapter.

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Effortless operation

From controlling your music to accessing your voice assistant or making hands-free calls—with the WH-1000XM4, it couldn't be easier.

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Be smarter with Voice Assistant

Manage your day, just by asking your assistant. Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders, and more.

Clearer hands-free calling

Clearer hands-free calling

Conversation flows freely with easy, hands-free calling. Leave your phone where it is, just speak with a double tap. Thanks to Precise Voice Pickup Technology, which combines five built-in microphones with advanced audio signal processing, WH-1000XM4 delivers clearer voice quality to the other person on the phone.

Control at your fingertips

Control at your fingertips

Change the track, turn the volume up or down, and take or make calls just by tapping or swiping the panel.

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Swivel foldable structure

The ear cups swivel inwards so they pack up neatly in a compact case.

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Carry case with cable

The supplied carrying case is durable and includes a cable for wired listening.


Press and Reviews

Major HiFi Review
Major HiFi

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Sep. 2020

Specs

Technical Features

Headphone Type
Closed, dynamic
Driver Unit
1.57 ", dome type (CCAW Voice coil)
Magnet
Neodymium
Diaphragm
Aluminum coated LCP
Frequency Response
4 Hz-40,000 Hz
Frequency Response (Bluetooth® Communication)
20 Hz-20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz Sampling)/20 Hz-40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz Sampling, 990 kbps)
Sensitivities (dB/mW)
104.5 dB / mW (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on), 101 dB / mW (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
Cord Type
Single-sided (detachable)
Cord Length
Headphone cable (approx. 3.94 ft, OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug)
Plug
Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug
Wearing Style
Circumaural
NFC
Yes
DSEE HX
Yes

Passive Operation
Yes

Battery

Battery Charge Time
Approx. 3 Hours (Full charge)
Battery Charge Method
USB
Battery Life (continuous music playback time)
Max. 30 hours (NC ON), Max. 38 hours (NC OFF)
Battery Life (Waiting Time)
Max. 30 hours (NC ON), Max. 200 hours (NC OFF)

Bluetooth® Specification

Bluetooth® version
Version 5.0
Effective Range
Line of sight approx. 30 ft (10 m)
Frequency Range
2.4 GHz band (2.4000-2.4835 GHz)
Profile
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Supported Audio Format(s)
SBC, AAC, LDAC
Supported Content Protection
SCMS-T

Noise Canceling

Noise Canceling ON/OFF Switch
Yes
Personal NC Optimizer
Yes
Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing
Yes
Ambient Sound Mode
Yes

Quick Attention
Yes

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