Sony WF-1000XM4 Exclusive Wireless Earbuds: Review

Sony WF-1000XM4 Earbuds

Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds have been revealed recently. The WF-1000XM lineup has a top-notch reputation for being one of a kind in the audio department right now.

Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds are unique with their features and mostly targeted the average users. Let’s check more-

The V1 Chip and Microphone

Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds are powered by the latest V1 processor. A pair of microphones has been attached on either side of the earbuds which provides the user with advanced active noise canceling.

Furthermore, these microphones support beamforming technology which enhances voice calls significantly. Do you what’s awesome? The V1 chip can automatically suppress wind noise, that’s awesome.

Apart from that, if you want to talk to someone in front of your or listen to them, you can switch to “Quick Attention” mode. However, when you speak to a person near your surrounding, the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds will detect your speech and will be disabling ANC thus the earbuds are so intuitively engineered for a better user experience.

Audio Features

Wireless earbuds are meant to be made for enjoying music as well. Sony, being the leading company, to produce enhanced entertainment products as always, Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds has not been compromised with features. These wireless earbuds have new 6mm driver units with 20% enhanced magnet volume.

The buds also come with Hi-Res Audio certifications, support Sony LDAC codec for high-quality audio up to 990kbps along with Sony DSEE Extreme. Speaking of DSEE Extreme, Sony claims that the technology uses AI to recreate any frequency that audio lost during compression with maximum accuracy.

Not to mention, the WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds supports 360 Reality Audio which gives a proper spatial-audio effect when you are listening to music.


The Sony Headphone Connect app has got some tweaking for the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds. Now you can set up location-based profiles and connect to any Android and/or iOS devices. Even the earbuds support Windows 10 connectivity as well.

Speaking of connectivity, you can trace the location of your buds if lost with the help of the app and even play sounds on them to find.

The buds are compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa when connected via a smartphone. These features are built-in and you can just speak to activate these assistants.

Battery Life

Great battery life is a successful endeavor Sony has done with the WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds. Surprisingly, the WF-1000XM4 earbuds can last up to 8 long hours with a single charge even when Active Noise Cancellation is enabled and 12 extended hours when ANC is disabled. If you consider the case, you can get additional 16 hours with ANC and about 24 hours without ANC.

The summary here is, the WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds will give you a total of 24-36 hours of total usage including the case and depending on ANC used. These buds are 10% smaller and the case is 40% shrunk from the previous-gen models yet serves much better with the battery.

5-minute charge of the buds will provide you with more than 60 minutes of uninterrupted music playback, says Sony. The case can be charged with a USB-C connector or by using a Qi-wireless charging pad.

Water Resistance

The Sony WF-1000XM4 has IPX4 rated for water resistance. Therefore buds are protected from minor water splashes from all directions.

Previous-Gen Features

The WF-1000XM4 has lower latency for listening, Quick Pairing, Swift Pair support, earbud tip measurement tool in the Sony Headphones Connect App, and instant play/pause feature due to proximity sensor. These features are from previous-gen WF-1000 models but enhanced in this current release.


The Sony WF-1000XM4 will cost you $279. There are two colors black and silver available for sale.

Wrapping Up

Sony WF-1000XM4 is one of a kind. At the aforementioned price point, you won’t see a better deal. Sony is renowned for its audio products and thus getting one of these buds is the best pick for 2021.

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