The WF-1000XM4 is Sony’s newest pair of TWS headphones. It features a new processing chip that, according to the firm, improves noise suppression levels “at all frequencies.” So, let’s learn more about the Sony WF-1000XM4 TWS earbuds’ specifications, features, availability, and estimated pricing in Nepal.
Overview of the Sony WF-1000XM4:
The WF-1000XM4 features a completely new design that is 10% smaller than the WF-1000XM3. Despite this, the lengthy naming convention has remained unaffected (imagine asking to buy a Sony WF-1000XM4 at a store). In any case, these buds have a rounder form and are the first in the WF-1000M family to be water resistant to IPX4.
In addition to having a smaller form factor than its predecessor, the charging case now includes wireless charging. Black and silver are the two color options for the WF-1000XM4.
Sony’s latest V1 processor powers the buds. Sony states that it improves ANC efficacy while using less power, as I noted previously. It also boasts a new Adaptive Music Control feature, which allows the earbuds to monitor your surroundings and modify the sound for the best possible performance.
The WF-1000XM4 borrows the WH-1000XM4 over-ear headphones’ Speak-to-Chat function. This will automatically halt music and turn on ambient sound so you can hear the person speaking to you clearly.
Moving on, Sony claims that they are the first TWS earbuds in the world to provide Hi-Res audio using the LDAC codec. LDAC can carry up to three times as much data as common Bluetooth audio codecs like AAC and SBC. In addition, the WF-1000XM4 has 360 Reality Audio, which transforms a live concert recording into an immersive experience.
The buds also have a 6mm driver unit with 20% larger magnets, which puts them on a better diaphragm. Not only does it support ANC, but it also improves passive noise isolation. For voice calls, each bud has a pair of beam-forming mics as well as a bone-conducting sensor. The latter can clearly pick up your conversation even in noisy environments.
Aside from that, the WF-1000XM4 has an 8-hour continuous playback period with ANC activated and a 12-hour continuous playback duration without ANC. The charging case is capable of charging the buds to their full capacity twice. A 5-minute charge, on the other hand, gives an hour of music playback.
Sony WF-1000XM4 Specifications:
- Weight: 41 grams (w/charging case)
- Sound driver: 6mm
- Audio codecs: SBC, AAC, LDAC
- Active noise cancellation: Yes
- Chip: Sony V1
- Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.2
- Water resistance: Yes, IPX4 waterproof
- Battery life:
- Earbuds: Up to 8 hours playback (ANC on)
- With case: Up to 36 hours (ANC off)
- Charging: Qi wireless charging, USB-C
- Color options: Silver, Black
Sony WF-1000XM4 Price and Availability in Nepal
The Sony WF-1000XM4 is currently available in the worldwide market for USD 280 (GBP 249 in the UK). When the Sony WF-1000XM4 is released in Nepal, we predict the pricing to be around NPR 35,000.
|Earbuds||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Sony WF-1000XM4||USD 280||NPR 35,000|