Japanese multinational corporation Sony has finally launched its new earphones – the Sony WF-1000XM4, which are also the successor to the previously launched Sony WF-1000XM3. These earphones fall into the category of true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones and are the one with the most latest technology to be released by the company which makes it a new competitor in the market with other earphones like Jabra Elite 85t and Apple AirPods Pro.
According to several reports, the earphones will be available for purchase at a global scale this month itself and they have been priced at an approximate amount of Rs. 20,400. Currently the earphones have been released in two colour options – black and silver. They can be connected to Sony’s Headphones Connect app that can be accessed by the voice assistant feature on the user’s smartphone and can also be paired by using the fast pairing Google support for Windows 10 and Android devices.
The most striking feature of the new Sony WF-1000XM4 is that they are the first TWS earphones ever to support LDAC technology. The advanced high resolution LDAC Bluetooth codec will allow the earphones to transmit huge data over Bluetooth and at the same time will ensure that the audio is transferred without much change in its quality. The LDAC technology is considered advanced to others namely the Qualcomm aptX Bluetooth codec and subband codec (SBC).
Apart from this other prominent features are the active noise cancellation (ANC) feature and the Qi wireless charging. Also it is to be noted that the earpieces in the new XM4 model are much smaller than the previous XM3 model. This will provide a more comfortable design and that too without any effect on the battery performance. The next notable feature is the Qi wireless charging for the case and it will result in improved battery life to around 24 hours per charge cycle and that too with ANC and IPX4 water resistance.