Industry leading noise canceling1
Whether a long-haul flight or a visit to a café: The WH-1000XM4 headphones filter out even more high and medium-frequency noises and thus offer our best noise reduction performance to date.
The technology behind noise canceling
The technology with two noise sensors and two microphones on each auricle detects ambient noise and sends the data to the HD noise reduction processor QN1. Using a new algorithm, the QN1 then processes and minimizes noise for various acoustic environments in real time. Together with a new Bluetooth audio SoC (system-on-chip), it detects music and noise signals as well as acoustic properties between the driver unit and ears more than 700 times per second.
Optimization of the noise reduction
The WH-1000XM4 headphones use two technologies to maximize noise-canceling performance. The unique air pressure optimization ensures optimal sound at great heights2, while the personalized noise canceling analyzes the specific sound-influencing properties such as head size, glasses and hair and then adapts the sound specifically for you.
Ambient sound control
About the Sony | Headphones Connect App, you can adapt the ambient noise so that it is minimized, but you can still use important sounds such as B. Hear announcements when you are out and about.
Happy wirelessly – premium sound
LDAC transmits approximately three times the amount of data (at a maximum transfer rate of 990 Kbit / s) as conventional BLUETOOTH® audio, so that you can enjoy high-resolution audio content in almost the same quality as with cable connections.
The QN1 HD Noise Reduction Processor has an integrated analog amplifier that ensures an unsurpassed signal-to-noise ratio, low distortion and excellent sound quality for portable devices. With the 40 mm drivers with liquid crystal polymer membranes, these headphones reproduce powerful bass as well as the entire frequency spectrum up to 40 kHz.
Recovery of all compressed files in real time
DSEE Extreme ™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) optimizes music files compressed in real time using Edge AI (Artificial Intelligence) developed with Sony Music Entertainment. The dynamic recognition of the instrumentation, musical style and other properties of each track restores the high frequencies – for a rich sound
Absolutely suitable for everyday use with speak-to-chat
The intelligent speak-to-chat automatically pauses the music and switches to ambient sound as soon as you speak to someone. So you can talk with the headphones on, e.g. B. when you don’t have a free hand. The Precise Voice Pickup technology, five integrated microphones and the modern audio signal processing recognize your voice and react to it. When you have finished the conversation, the music will automatically resume. 4
Automatic adaptation to the respective situation with the adaptive noise control
Adaptive Sound Control is a smart feature that over time detects places you visit often – such as your work place or your favorite café – and adjusts the sound for optimal listening pleasure. It also automatically recognizes what you are doing (e.g. walking, waiting or traveling) and adapts the settings for ambient noise to the situation.
Headphones that respond to you
A proximity sensor in the headphones detects whether you are wearing them or not and then adjusts the playback accordingly to save battery power. When you take off your headphones, the music will automatically pause. When you put it back on, the music will automatically continue to play.
Quick attention mode
Do you need to be able to hear voices or noises in the environment immediately? Put your hand on the case to instantly turn the music down and hear ambient noise.
All day long comfort
The WH-1000XM4 headphones combine elegance and comfort. The ultra-soft, pressure-relieving urethane foam ear cushions distribute the pressure evenly and improve hold and fit. And because they are so light, you hardly notice that you are wearing headphones.
Fast loading for all-day music enjoyment
The ultra-long battery life of 30 hours provides you with enough power even on long journeys. If you need to charge quickly, the optional power adapter will charge you 5 hours of battery life in just 10 minutes
Intelligent voice control
Plan your day with your voice assistant.6 Enjoy entertainment, network with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders and much more.7
Clearer hands-free calling
Thanks to the five integrated microphones, the hands-free function can be used. You don’t even have to move the phone – just tap twice. With Precise Voice Pickup technology and modern audio signal processing, the WH-1000XM4 headphones transmit the voice clearly to the person you are speaking to.
Control by touch
Change tracks, adjust the volume or make calls by tapping or swiping on the touch panel.
Sony | Headphones Connect App
About the Sony | Headphones Connect app allows you to adjust the volume of background noises with the ambient sound control and ensure that you only hear voices. At the same time, the sound level can be adjusted with the equalizer so that it matches the music.
The WH-1000XM4 headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time for maximum convenience. When you receive an incoming call, they recognize the device and select it automatically. You can also switch between the devices at the push of a button. 8
Fold the ear cups inwards to store in the compact case.
Case with cable
The sturdy case also includes a cable for wired playback.
View SONY product details
|scope of application||Audio / TV|
|Signal transmission||Wireless and wired|
|Frequency response||4 – 40,000 Hz|
|Number of channels||2.0|
|steering||On the earpiece|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, SBC, AAC, LDAC|
|Maximum operating time||Max. 30 hours (with noise reduction switched on), max. 38 hours (with noise reduction switched off)|
|Stand-by time||Max. 30 hours (with noise reduction switched on), max. 200 hours (with noise reduction switched off)|
|Talk time / standby time||– / Max. 30 hours (with noise reduction switched on), max. 200 hours (with noise reduction switched off)|
|Loading time according to the manufacturer||Approx. 3 hours (full charge)|
|Cable length||1.2 meters|
|Color (according to manufacturer)||Silver|