Sony unveils its latest ‘truly wireless’ headphones in its 1000X lineup

(Edited Press Release)

Sony has recently announced the WF-1000XM4–the latest truly wireless model in the critically acclaimed 1000X series. The WF-1000XM4 headphones take industry-leading noise canceling and audio quality to the next level. Made to fit every ear, they offer a personalized experience that adjusts to every situation.


Even clearer sound, even less noise

The WF-1000XM4 provides industry-leading noise cancellation—now even better. The newly designed Integrated Processor V1 provides even better noise cancellation.

The WF-1000XM4 features high-performance dual noise sensor microphones for excellent noise cancellation. By having two noise sensing microphones per ear—one feed-forward, and one feed-back—ambient noise is heard and analyzed, resulting in highly accurate noise cancellation.

Newly developed Noise Isolation Earbud Tips provide an improved fit with the WF-1000XM4. The new earbud tips are made from a unique polyurethane foam material that is soft and elastic, which maximizes the surface contact area between the earbud tip and the ear canal. This eliminates gaps to insulate sound and reduce noise, as well as improving adhesion to the ear canal for a more stable fit.

Industry-leading Noise Cancellation

Even on windy days you’ll stay totally immersed. Automatic Wind Noise Reduction mode detects when it’s windy and automatically suppresses it.

Automatic Wind Noise Reduction mode

Exceptional sound quality

The WF-1000XM4 now supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC, Sony’s industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps) than conventional Bluetooth® audio, allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.


An even smarter listening experience

Speak-to-Chat feature lets you have short conversations without taking out the earbuds. As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically pauses the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation—handy if you want to keep your headphones on, or your hands are full. Once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically.

‘Quick Attention’ mode is available on the WF-1000XM4 so if you want to listen to an announcement or say something briefly, you simply place your finger over the left earbud to decrease the volume instantly and let ambient sound in.

The WF-1000XM4 also features Adaptive Sound Control, a smart feature that senses where you are and what you’re doing—for example, traveling, walking, or waiting—then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience.

The headphones come with instant pause and play for a seamless experience. Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops thanks to a proximity sensor that detects when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Simply pop them back in and the music starts again.

Adaptive Sound Control–Travelling

Enjoy superior call quality

Hands-free calling is even better on the WF-1000XM4 thanks to Precise Voice Pickup Technology. Combining Precise Voice Pickup Technology with microphones and a bone-conduction sensor, the WF-1000XM4 picks up your voice clearly and accurately for hands-free calls. The Noise Cancelling adds to your calling experience on the WF-1000XM4 as it allows you to hear the person on the other end of the call more clearly, even in noisy situations.

Precise Voice Pickup Technology

An even better fit

Since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982 (MDR-E252), Sony has analyzed huge amounts of data relating to ear shapes from around the world. The WF-1000XM4 headphones are the product of that research, combining a shape that matches the ear cavity with a new ergonomic surface design for a more stable fit.

You can now find the right fit for your ears with the Sony Headphones Connect App. The app takes you through a few simple measurements to find the ideal size of Noise Isolation earbud tips to ensure maximum sound quality and minimum outside noise. Now you can enjoy maximum comfort with great sound.

Sony Headphones Connect App

Better Bluetooth for uninterrupted viewing

The WF-1000XM4 is perfect for watching TV shows, movies, and more. The advanced wireless connection syncs what you see on screen precisely with what you hear on your headphones for more enjoyable viewing with low latency.

Stable Bluetooth® connection for video streaming and gaming

Experience impressive battery life and truly wireless charging.

You can listen all day with the WF-1000XM4. You can enjoy a full 8 hours of use from your headphones, and a further 16 hours from the case. This means a full 24 hours of charge every time you leave your home. In a hurry? A 5-minute quick charge gives you up to 60 minutes of playtime, and the Sony Headphones Connect app will notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

Wireless charging with Qi technology

No cables are necessary with the WF-1000XM4 thanks to easy wireless charging with Qi technology. You can even use a smartphone with Qi technology, like the latest Xperia model with the battery share function, to charge your headphones and charging case.


Water resistance

With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop the WF-1000XM4—so you can keep on moving to the music. Whether you’re running for the bus in the rain or sitting in a cozy office, these headphones will have your back.



Easy pairing and voice assistant capabilities

Get hands-free help – just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant.  Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders, and more.

Hands-free help with “Hey Google” or “Alexa”

Better for the environment

The packaging for WF-1000XM4 is plastic free and have been designed based on low toxicity design principles and a ‘Made to be remade’ philosophy that’s more socially responsible. To produce lower waste, 99% of the paper packaging, other than labels, are produced using recycled and sustainable materials developed specially for Sony.

The WF-1000XM4 will come in Black and Silver and will be available in the Philippines soon.