Sony’s intelligent industry-leading noise canceling headphones with premium sound elevate your listening experience with the ability to personalize and control everything you hear. Get up to 30 hours of battery life with quick charging capabilities, enjoy an enhanced Smart Listening feature set, and carry conversations hands-free with speak-to-chat.
Active Noise Cancelation
Industry-leading noise-canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology
Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10-minute charge for 5 hours of playback)
Premium sound quality by DSEE Extreme technology
Touch sensor controls to pause, play, skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls
As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation.
Multipoint Bluetooth connection
For total convenience, the WH-1000XM4 headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
Adaptive Sound Control
Smart funtion that automatically detects what you’re up to – for example, walking, waiting, or traveling – then adjusts ambient sound settings to best suit the situation.
Clear hands-free calling
Superior call quality with precise voice pickup
A proximity sensor in the earcups can detect whether or not you’re wearing your headphones, pausing your content when you remove your headphones from your head and resuming playback when you put them back on.
Updated design relieves pressure for long-lasting comfort
Co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo, DSEE Extreme (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time.
A:AnswerA few differences.
1.) Speak to Chat feature. When you talk, the headphones will automatically pause the music, so you can chat without touching any controls.
2.) They have improved the noise cancelling especially at high frequencies like human voices, great for office.
3.) 5 Microphones for better call quality.
4.) Slightly larger and deeper ear pads.
5.) Multipoint connection support. Can now connect to 2 devices at same time
6.) Bluetooth 5.0 support.
A:AnswerConsidering that the included charging cord is only 8 inches long, I suspect you cannot use them while listening to them. I went and got a longer cord and my suspicions were correct, they will not turn on when plugged into a charger. Ten minutes on a charger gives you five hours of listening time, so I don't think it is too much of an issue for most people.
A:AnswerOrdered mine on August 6, 2020. Was told they would ship about a week later (August 14). Then I get an alert from Best Buy saying that the shipping was delayed. It says that if they can't ship it by Friday August 21, then I will be refunded! Funny how on their website they are still trapping people into buying these with the promise they will ship in 2 business days only to have their order delayed. Bait and switch! I have now ordered a pair from Target and will take the ones from Best Buy back as soon as they arrive. Why advertise that they would get here so fast when all you're going to do is delay everyone's order? So DO NOT expect these to ship to you fast. Better to try your luck with another retailer like Target or Amazon. The ones I got from Target will be here by Friday (August 21).
A:AnswerI tested this just now with my XM4.
They do NOT work with the PS4 via bluetooth. You'll get an error message saying "Bluetooth audio devices are not supported on the PS4"
You can use them wired when connected to your DualShock 4 controller using the speaker cable but the microphone will NOT work. Only game audio.
A:AnswerI had the same issue with QC35 (none Bluetooth). Never did with QC35 2’s.
I will say this the leatherette of fue Sony’s doesn’t seem as high quality as the leatherette of fue Bose 700’s. It just feels more plastic Iike, and it attracts oils from the face quite easily.
As for durability, it’s early to tell, but I’ve never heard about Sony’s fraying (not with the M3’s). Stands to reason this is the same for rue M4’s.
A:AnswerNo, they are not sweat resistant.
Sony does NOT cover damage caused by perspiration in their Limited Warranty.
(found under https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/wireless-headphones-bluetooth-headphones/wh-1000xm4#manuals)
Under Sony's warranty it says:
"This Limited Warranty does not cover products purchased from sources other than Sony or a Sony authorized dealer (including non-authorized online auctions), or issues due to:... (vii) contact with liquid, heat, humidity or perspiration, sand, smoke, or foreign materials"
With that said, there are people that have no issues with sweat (even excessive sweat) while wearing them. So it's up to your discretion. But just be aware that Sony has covered their behinds if something goes wrong with your headphones since their exclusion of coverage is in writing. They won't replace it or service it for you for free.
A:AnswerYeah, I am also having this issue. I am planning to exchange mine for another pair. I had the XM3s for 2 years and never had this issue (people report that this issue was also present with the XM3s), so I'm hoping it's bad luck with this pair.