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Sony’s WH-1000XM4 wireless noise cancelling headphones are a must-buy–not only for serious audiophiles who want a great set of headphones to listen to their music on but also for those who want to enjoy undisturbed peace and quiet in style.

Read through our tech rundown of this headphone set to see if it’s the right one for you. And buy it conveniently and safely with the SM Malls Online app, your source of incredible #TechAssured discounts and deals. You can choose whether to have your headphones delivered to you or to pick them up yourself. Click here to install the app today.


Design and form factor

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The WX-1000XM4 set is sophisticated yet discreet; it’s simply and subtly styled. At first glance, there’s little to differentiate it from all the other wireless over-ear headphones available nowadays; you can take it commuting without too much worry that you might attract undue attention.

A closer look, however, reveals significant touches that endear this headset to its users and set it apart from the competition. Gentle curves and soft yet sturdy materials convey comfort that lasts all day. Extremely soft foamed urethane earpads distribute pressure evenly and enable a stable fit. The headphone’s light weight means that they won’t weigh heavy on your head even after hours of usage. 

The Sony logo and ports on either side are outlined in gold for extra visual interest. This set comes in three colors: Black, Silver, and a striking White.


Sound and noise cancellation

sony WH-1000XM4 noise cancelling headphones

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The WX-1000XM4’s beauty and appeal aren’t skin-deep. This is a cutting-edge headphone set that incorporates some of the most advanced sound technology available today.

This headphone set features dual noise-sensor tech featuring two microphones per earcup that pass the data to a powerful noise-cancelling processor, which then applies noise-cancelling processing in real time. Working with a Bluetooth Audio System on Chip, it automatically senses and adjusts to music and noise signals many hundreds of times a second. Additionally, noise-cancelling performance is further enhanced by a Personal Noise-Canceling Optimizer as well as an Atmospheric Pressure Optimizer designed specifically for air travel. 

And when it comes to music reproduction, the WX-1000XM4 impresses thanks to its DSEE Extreme and LDAC features that convey very high-quality audio; 360 Reality Audio for truly immersive sound; and powerful 40mm drivers with Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragms that churn out heavy-bass music and reproduce a range of frequencies up to 40 kHz. Artificial intelligence and a Digital Sound Enhancement Engine restore the high-range sounds lost in compression, to give listeners a complete and rich experience.

Other technologies further enhance the listening experience. A Speak-to-Chat feature lets you automatically pause your music just by speaking, and a proximity sensor and acceleration sensors automatically detect whether the headphones are being worn or not. Adaptive Sound Control determines where a user is and what they’re doing, and then adjusts sound settings for a tailor-fit listening experience. And the Sony Headphones Connect app allows for essential ambient sounds to still be heard even with the headphones on and active.



sony WH-1000XM4 noise cancelling headphones

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The Achilles heel of many Bluetooth headsets is battery life: many such units will struggle to reach a full day of usage. 

Not the WX-1000XM4, which boasts a massive 30 hours of battery life on a single charge. What’s more, if you do happen to run out of charge, just 10 minutes plugged in via the optional AC adapter can get you a whopping five hours’ worth of charge.


Other features

sony WH-1000XM4 noise cancelling headphones

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The WX-1000XM4 works hands-free with both Google Assistant and Alexa; users can enjoy their music, link up with friends, set reminders, control headphone features like noise cancellation, and more by calling these assistants up. (Deeper Google integration comes via the Google Fast Pair feature, which allows for easy location of these headphones by tone sound or Google’s Find My Device smartphone app.)

Certain features focus on improving the user interface, such as the ability to change the track being listened to, increase or decrease the volume and to make or take calls by simply swiping or tapping the side of the headphone. Also, users can pair this headphone set with two Bluetooth devices at the same time and can instantaneously switch between them just by gently touching a button.

Lastly, when not in use, the WX-1000XM4 can assume a more compact form factor for storage–the ear cups can be swiveled inwards and the entire unit packed in a supplied carrying case (which also houses a cable for wired listening).

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