The most-awaited noise cancelling headphones from Sony – the Sony WH-1000XM4 – were launched on August 6. The headphones are priced at $350 (approximately Rs. 26,200), and are the flagship headset in Sony’s wireless headphone range, and the successor to the popular Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones. They will go on sale in global markets in August 2020 and are already up for pre-order.
While Sony has always brought its products to India quite late, this time it is planning to change that. The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are scheduled to launch in India in September 2020. The headset competes against Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, Shure Aonic 50, and Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless headphones.
The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are priced at $350. However, the company has been pricing its products quite aggressively in India. So, we are yet to see how the company is going to price it in the country.
The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones feature a similar design to their predecessor, and are powered by the same QN1 noise cancelling processor. The headphones have support for gesture controls on the outer part and have features such as adaptive sound controls, wear detection, and a claimed battery life of over 30 hours per charge with active noise cancellation on.
The Sony WH-1000XM4 can be controlled and customised through the Sony Headphones Connect app, available for Android and iOS. The app allows users to customise the noise cancellation, set up adaptive sound controls, and adjust other settings such as the equaliser and sound modes. The headphones also support Sony’s own 360 Reality Audio format for spatial sound. The headphones come with 40mm hybrid drivers and support Sony’s LDAC codec but no aptX support.