Sony WH-1000XM4

ANC, 30 h, Wireless
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Colour

Silver
249,38
Black
249,38
Blue
263,46

Series

The technology with two noise sensors and two microphones on each ear cup detects ambient noise and sends the data to the HD noise minimization processor QN1. Using an algorithm, the QN1 then processes
and minimizes noise for different acoustic environments in real time. Together with the Bluetooth Audio SoC (System-on-Chip), it detects music and sound signals over 700 times per second, as well as acoustic properties between the driver unit and the ears.

The WH-1000XM4 headphones use two technologies to maximize noise reduction performance. Unique Air Pressure Optimization ensures optimal sound at high altitudes, while Personalized Noise Cancelling analyzes specific sound-affecting characteristics such as head size, glasses and hair, then adjusts the sound specifically for you.

LDAC transmits approximately three times the amount of data (at a maximum transfer rate of 990 Kbit/s) as conventional BLUETOOTH audio, so you can enjoy High-Resolution Audio content at nearly the same quality as wired connections.

Built into the QN1 HD noise reduction processor is an analog amplifier for unmatched signal-to-noise ratio, low distortion, and superior sound quality for portable devices. With 40mm liquid crystal polymer diaphragm drivers, these headphones reproduce powerful bass as well as the full frequency spectrum up to 40kHz.

DSEE Extreme (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) optimizes compressed music files in real time through Edge AI (artificial intelligence) developed with Sony Music Entertainment. Dynamic detection of instrumentation, musical style, and other characteristics of each track restores high frequencies for rich sound.

Intelligent Speak-to-Chat automatically pauses the music and switches to ambient sound whenever you talk to someone. So you can talk with headphones on, for example, when you don't have a hand free. Precise Voice Pickup technology, five built-in microphones, and advanced audio signal processing detect and respond to your voice. When you have finished the conversation, the music continues automatically.

Key specifications

Application range
General
Equipment + Functions
Microphones
Headphone type
Over ear headphones
Signal transmission
Wireless
Audio Connections
Jack 3.5mm (1x)
Noise suppression
ANC
Isolation
Closed
Documents
Item number
13366515

General information

Manufacturer
Category
Headphones
Manufacturer no.
WH1000XM4S.CE7
Release date
8/6/2020
Sales rank in Category Headphones
External links

Colour

Colour group
Silver
Exact colour description
Silver

Material

Specific material description
Urethane Foam

Application range

Operating system compatibility
iOS
Headphone area of use
General

Headphone properties

Headphone output
Stereo
Headphone features + functions
Microphones
Noise suppression
ANC
Music control
no smartphone remote control
Peripheral signal transmission
Wireless
Compatible voice assistants
Alexa, Google Assistant

Headphone type

Headphone type
Over ear headphones
Fit
Headband
Isolation
Closed
Driver diameter
10 mm
Adjustability
Foldable, Removable cable, Rotating earcup
Converter principle
Dynamic
Magnet type
Neodymium

Audio properties

Frequency range
4 - 40000 Hz
Sensitivity
98 dB
Impedance
47 Ω (ohm)

Connections

Audio Connections
Jack 3.5mm (1x)
Connections base/transmitter
3.5mm

Audio cable properties

Headphone cable length
1.5m

Bluetooth features

Bluetooth version
5.0
Bluetooth feature
AAC, LDAC, SBC
Bluetooth profiles
AAC, LDAC, SBC
Max. range
10 m

Power supply

Power supply
Rechargeable battery operated

Battery properties

Battery life
30 h
Charging time
4 h
Charging input
USB-C

Sustainability

Sustainability
Sustainable products and raw materials
Label
SBTI

Scope of delivery

Scope of delivery
Aeroplane adapter, Hardcase, Headphone cable, USB-C cable

Product dimensions

Weight
255 g

Package dimensions

Length
22.50 cm
Width
18 cm
Height
8 cm
Weight
812 g

100 days return policy - in mint condition

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24 Months Statutory warranty

You can send us the defective product. We will cover the shipping costs.
Please note our Guarantee provisions

Overall ratingVery good91/100
Very good90/100
stereoplay Logo
stereoplaySingle testReleaseJuly 2021

The Sony WH-1000XM4 is a James Bond-class gadget among headphones. With its app, it offers immense possibilities for sound customisation and use of ANC and innovative, immersive 360-degree sound. Its tuning is particularly suitable for fans of rock, pop or hip hop, for whom the warmly tuned over-ear headphones serve up rich, deep bass. Disadvantage: It is noisy in Bluetooth mode.

This test report belongs to a different type: WH-1000XM4 (ANC, 30 h, Wireless)
Very good90/100
PC Magazin Logo
PC MagazinSingle testReleaseJune 2021

The Sony headphones are compact, have hardly any weaknesses and offer a strong smartphone connection via app. There is still room for improvement in the acoustics, especially when making phone calls.

This test report belongs to a different type: WH-1000XM4 (ANC, 30 h, Wireless)

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