After a few weeks of leaks, Sony has today officially reported its most recent flagship true wireless earbuds. The new WF-1000XM4 earbuds cost $279.99, and the past WF-1000XM3s, released in 2019, will stay in the organization’s lineup at $229.99. The new earphones will be accessible in one or the other black or light gray — both with gold accenting. They’re accessible beginning today from retailers including Amazon and Best Buy.
Highlighting a totally redone design that is 10% more modest than their archetypes, the 1000XM4 buds likewise have another processing chip that outcomes in improved noise cancellation “at all frequencies,” as per Sony.
Battery life has been increased to eight hours of persistent playback when NC is enabled, which sufficiently beats competitors like the Apple AirPods Pro, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. The charging case has been essentially scaled-down and is 40% more modest than previously. Beside plugging in over USB-C, it likewise supports Qi wireless charging.
Sony has likewise tended to a disappointing omission from the 1000XM3s: these new earbuds are rated IPX4 for water and sweat resistance. The 1000XM4s likewise have a updated voice call system that utilizes both beamforming mics and bone conduction sensors to improve performance. In any case, here’s the one standout disappointment: there’s still no help for multipoint Bluetooth connections.