The expectations of the successor to the popular active noise canceling headphones WH-1000XM3 are high. But it looks like Sony can largely meet them. An official video of the WH-1000XM4 has now appeared on the net and shows the functions of the headphones – before the actual release.
Sony WH-1000XM3: successor to the ANC headphones
Sony’s ANC headphones WH-1000XM3 is one of the best and most popular in its category, occasionally it can be had for under 250 euros. The successor is already in the starting blocks. And a lot is already known about the Sony WH-1000XM4: One of the most important new features is the support for multipoint Bluetooth. This allows the headphones to be connected to several end devices at the same time. There is no need to manually select the headphones when changing from a computer to a smartphone.
Sony describes further features in a promotional video for the product that can currently be seen on YouTube. It should be a real marketing video for the WH-1000XM4, which should have been released after the headphones were presented on the Sony YouTube channel.
You can watch the video here:
Also shown in the video: Some functions can be controlled via touch-sensitive areas on the side of the earpieces – Apple apparently is also working on a similar operation for the “AirPods Studio” over-ear headphones. Sony also advertises “DSEE Extreme” in it – the technology is intended to improve music playback in real time. Similar to AirPods, the Sony WH-1000XM4 should stop and start playback automatically when you put it down or put it on. The headphones also take a break when speaking – practical.
Sony’s “Adaptive Sound Control” is reminiscent of the AirPods Pro, in which ambient noise penetrates more or less to the listener, depending on the situation. Users can also link these special mixes of music and other sounds to specially defined locations.
What does noise canceling bring? We show you in the video:
Sony WH-1000XM4: price and availability
A release date for the headphones is currently not known. In any case, the video suggests that it will not be too long before you can buy the WH-1000XM4 in this country. Sony could base its price on the predecessor: Sony’s WH-1000XM3 cost just under € 380 at the market launch.