Everyone including me wants to know what is new in the SONY WH-1000XM4? and that is why I have tried to study and compile from the leaked videos and blogs about technical specifications and feature comparison of Sony WH-1000XM3 Vs WH-1000XM4. Please refer to the comparison table below the article image.
In short ….
The NEW SONY WH-1000XM4 have …
These headphones will be available in Black and Silver colors.
Features 40 mm hybrid drivers.
Improved gesture controls compared to XM3.
Real-time audio up-scaling through Sony DSEE Extreme software.
Supports Alexa and Google Assistant.
The USB Type-C >> 5 hours of playback with just 10 minutes of charge.
30 hours of battery life.
Wearing Detection >> Pause or Resume the music when you take the headphones off or put them on.
Chat to speak >> a new feature which will pause the playback on the headphones when you are talking to someone and resume it after 30 seconds.
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Sony WH-1000XM3 Vs WH-1000XM4 specs and feature comparison
|Color Options||Silver, Black||Excepted to be similar color theme|
Expected New features
|Edge AI – allows the DSEE Extreme engine to upscale digital tracks in real time|
|NEW Precise Voice Pickup feature, which uses the five built-in microphones to pick up your voice in a clear and precise manner for hands-free calls.|
|“speak to chat,” perhaps making it easier to work with Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa (they require a button press now)|
|NEW Custom button, presumably for setting ANC levels|
|40 hours of operation when connected via headphone cable and noise cancelation on max (up from 36 hours|
|2W of rated power consumption (down from 8W)|
|HEADPHONE TYPE||Closed, dynamic|
|DRIVER UNIT||1.57 “, dome type (CCAW Voice coil)|
|IMPEDANCE (OHM)||47 ohm (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on), 16 ohm (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)|
|DIAPHRAGM||Aluminum coated LCP|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||4 Hz-40,000 Hz|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE (ACTIVE OPERATION)||4 Hz-40,000 Hz|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE (BLUETOOTH® COMMUNICATION)||20 Hz–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz Sampling)/20 Hz–40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz Sampling, 990 kbps)|
|SENSITIVITIES (DB/MW)||104.5 dB / mW (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on), 101 dB / mW (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)|
|VOLUME CONTROL||Touch Sensor|
|CORD TYPE||Single-sided (detachable)|
|CORD LENGTH||Headphone cable (approx. 3.94 ft, OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug)|
|PLUG||Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug|
|INPUT(S)||Stereo Mini Jack|
|BATTERY CHARGE TIME||Approx. 3 Hours (Full charge)||Supposed to be same|
|BATTERY CHARGE METHOD||USB||USB Type-C|
|BATTERY LIFE (CONTINUOUS MUSIC PLAYBACK TIME)||Max. 30 hours (NC ON), Max. 38 hours (NC OFF)||modest improvement expected|
|BATTERY LIFE (WAITING TIME)||Max. 30 hours (NC ON), Max. 200 hours (NC OFF)||modest improvement expected|
|QUICK CHARGE||A quick 10 minute charge offering up to five hours of playtime|
|BLUETOOTH® VERSION||Version 4.2||Version 5.0|
|EFFECTIVE RANGE||Line of sight approx. 30 ft (10 m)|
|FREQUENCY RANGE||2.4 GHz band (2.4000–2.4835 GHz)|
|PROFILE||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP|
|SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMAT(S)||SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC|
|SUPPORTED CONTENT PROTECTION||SCMS-T|
|NOISE CANCELING ON/OFF SWITCH||Yes|
|PERSONAL NC OPTIMIZER||Yes|
|ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE OPTIMIZING||Yes|
|AMBIENT SOUND MODE||Yes|
|Weight||Approx. 8.99 oz|
|What’s In The Box||Carrying Case|
Plug Adaptor for In-flight Use
|Headphone cable (approx. 47 1/4″ [1.2 m])|
USB cable: Type-C™ (approx. 7 7/8″ [20 cm])
And to end I have provided below the leaked video which I found interesting showing most of the features mentioned above in my article.
Sony WH-1000XM4 Official Promotional Video Leak