New Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones Bring Noise-Canceling to New Heights

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Don’t you wish your noise-canceling headphones could anticipate your every move? Wouldn’t it be great if they could adapt seamlessly to your environment, change intensity depending on what you’re doing, and even pause music whenever you start talking? With the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones, all this is possible—and more.

Sony WH-1000XM4 in Black and Silver
Sony WH-1000XM4 in Black and Silver

Sony is no stranger to making impeccable noise-reduction headphones, but the WH-1000XM4—offered in silver and black—bring technology to new heights. These headphones utilize dual noise-sensor technology to tailor the response to your bespoke needs, blending overall noise reduction to specificities related to everything from the shape of your head to the glasses you wear.

The headphones employ a new algorithm that optimizes the noise-reduction in real time and works in tandem with the Bluetooth Audio Chip so that music, as well as ANC, can help mask noise. This processor makes more than 700 calculations per second to get the sound exactly right. Also, with Adaptive Sound Control, the headphones can recognize your most frequently visited locations and store profiles to elicit the perfect listening experience. It will learn your workspace, your favorite cafe, and more, delivering a noise-reduction profile perfect for the environment.

Adaptive sound control
Adaptive sound control

Additionally, the processor can detect whether you’re walking, running, or waiting, and adjust the ambience to suit your activities. With this tech, you won’t miss things like PA announcements telling you your train is boarding, or oncoming traffic if you’re exercising.

Ambient sound control
Ambient sound control

But how do the headphones sound? In a word, amazing: the WH-1000XM4 utilizes an LDAC codec which transmits about three times the data over conventional Bluetooth codecs, giving you the ability to stream high-resolution audio with impeccable quality. But that’s not all. The headphones employ Edge-AI developed with Sony’s DSEE Extreme engine to upscale compressed digital files. This tech automatically detects instruments within the mix, as well as genre conventions, to restore high-frequency sounds lost in lossy compression. In short, your MP3s have never had it so good.

None of this would make a difference if the drivers and sound reproduction capabilities weren’t up to snuff. Thankfully, the WH-1000XM4s have powerfully 1.57" drivers with LCP diaphragms, as well as a built-in analog headphone amplifier that help the phones reproduce frequencies up to 40 kHz.

Clear hands-free calling
Clear hands-free calling

The headphones also boast a host of convenient features, including gestures and controls that make your life much easier. Want to hear voices quickly? Just hover your hand over the housing to stop playback and let the sound back in. Need to make an order while you’re holding groceries? Just start talking: the cans will stop the goings-on until you’re done. Hands-free calling with five built-in mics, multipoint Bluetooth pairing, and an extended battery life are all on hand. How about a quick-charge time of ten minutes for five continuous hours of playback? That’s nothing to sneeze at.

Quick attention mode
Quick attention mode

Good thing for you that the Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones are available at B&H. Come by our SuperStore today to check them out for yourself, or order them online.

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