Following half a month of breaks, Sony has today officially reported its latest flagship genuine 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 revamped design that is 10% more modest than their predecessors, the 1000XM4 buds likewise have new processing chip that outcomes in improved noise cancellation “at all frequencies,” as indicated by Sony.
Battery life has been increased to eight hours of continuous playback when NC is empowered, which sufficiently beats contenders like the Apple AirPods Pro, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. The charging case has been significantly downsized and is 40% more modest than previously. Beside plugging over USB-C, it likewise upholds Qi wireless charging.
Sony has additionally tended to a disappointing omission from the 1000XM3s: these new earbuds are evaluated IPX4 for water and sweat resistance. The 1000XM4s likewise have a refreshed voice consider framework that utilizes both beamforming mics and bone conduction sensors to improve performance. However, here’s the one champion disappointment: there’s still no help for multipoint Bluetooth connections.
In case you’re considering how the entirety of this shakes out, I’ve been utilizing Sony’s new premium buds for a few days.