Sony’s flagship WH-1000MX3 headphones have been among the best on the market for some time, and this week Sony released the fourth generation WH-1000XM4 headphones, which boasted some notable improvements to the previous model.
The XM4s have the same basic design as the XM3s, but are one gram lighter than 254 grams due to slightly larger ear pads and some fine hinge tweaks to improve comfort and sound insulation.
Featuring features, the XM4s debuts Sony’s new DSEE Extreme audio processor, which enhances compressed audio files to high quality using the company’s latest Edge AI technology. They also boast a new noise reduction algorithm that claims to analyze ambient noise in more detail.
In addition, a new adaptive sound control mode allows users to create user profiles in the companion app to adjust location-based noise cancellation, and the new Precision Voice Pickup technology promises to take the user’s voice better through the five built-in microphone when on call.
A big selling point with XM4s is their ability to connect to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously, which is a big plus in our book. Previous models did not support dynamic switching between audio sources and you had to manually disconnect them from your iPhone so that you could connect to your Mac and vice versa to feel cumbersome.
The MX4 offers the same battery life as its predecessors: 30 hours with cancellation noise on and about 38 hours with NC off. Consumers can also receive a fee for five hours after 10 minutes connected to the mains.
The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are available in silver and black. Both are priced at $ 350 / £ 350 and are available for purchase online at Amazon and other electronics retailers.
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