There are truly wireless headphones for all shapes and sizes. But very few are versatile to provide high quality audio and are still sufficient to provide good audio cancellation and call quality. Sony is trying to mark all the boxes with the new WF-1000XM4.
Sony WF-1000XM4 is a premium wireless suite aimed at those who do not want to compromise in any way. The Sony WF-1000XM3 has an inherited design but is unique in many respects. The headphones here are large and have metal poles that are not exactly buttoned on the sides. The sides are a touch to pause or play. Long press brings any smart assistant you want to use.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 is very handsome. But the design ensures that everything you do stays in place. However, my 10-year-old son could not face them for more than a minute and he appeared.
Sony has integrated the WF-1000XM4 with all its smart features. For me, the lot is the perfect match. Headphones know exactly what you are doing and if you look at the app you can see it on foot or on hold. And this sound changes accordingly. So if you start walking after a long stay, the noise cancellation will be switched to ambient sound mode so that you know what is going on around you.
Like some other Sony models, the WF-1000XM4 can also recognize areas of your daily routine and adjust the volume accordingly – just like turning on the volume mute when you use headphones in your office. Unfortunately, I was safely in one place during the review and I could not really try this with this model.
One more feature helps ensure you have the best silicone tips for your ears. This is something I haven’t seen on other headphones and it works just fine. Fortunately, I had the best and I did not need to change.
These headphones are not overpowering but offer some nice sound cancellation. That said, you don’t always feel the need to go into a vacuum to wear these, and this is not a no-brainer. In ambient mode, you know more about what’s going on around you and you can also choose to turn off mute completely, especially if you want to save battery.
The size of the WF-1000XM4 tells you this means business. The new 6mm drivers, along with a high-fidelity diaphragm, offer an impressive range of audiophilis. You can also increase the quality by selecting DSEE Extreme upscaling in the app. The headphones are compatible with Sony’s LDAC HD audio and 360 reality audio standards.
Listening to the infamous Ravi Shankar and Ala Rakah version of the new Raga Hammer, you will realize how powerful the WF-1000XM4 is. The tabs on the left and right sides of the table strike a good balance, both blending seamlessly and providing a perfect listening experience.
With the ‘Marie of Eston’ volume, I admired the clarity of these headphones, which made me forget how low the overall composition was. And by switching to a song like ‘Kaana Dooram’, Irfon brings a sense of calm. There is no profit, not even on the bus and everything seems very balanced.
One aspect that stands out is the quality of the call. Sony has increased its ability to detect wind and reduce noise when needed, recognizing that people are investing in real-time headphones. Also, your voice quality is much better on calls because Sony is using optical microphones to get exactly what you want.
To recharge the battery, it is enough to make a full call one day before returning to the charger. The case offers more than 30 hours of replay.
At Rs 19,990, the Sony WF-1000XM4 is one of the best wireless units you can buy, especially if you need something for your important calls and high quality audio. This makes both employers and audiophilis happy.