WH-1000XM4 WIRELESS NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES

Full Specifications & Features

WH-1000XM4

RRP

£350.00

(incl. VAT)

General Features

Headphone Type
Closed, dynamic
Driver Unit
40mm, dome type (CCAW Voice coil)
Magnet
Neodymium
Diaphragm
Aluminum coated LCP
Frequency Response
4Hz-40,000Hz
Frequency Response (Active Operation) 
4Hz-40,000Hz
Frequency Response(Bluetooth® Communication)
20Hz - 20,000Hz (44.1kHz Sampling) / 20Hz - 40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz Sampling, 990kbps)
Sensitivities (dB/mW)
105dB / mW (1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on) , 101dB / mW (1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
Cord Type
Single-sided (detachable)
Cord Length
Headphone cable (approx. 1.2m, OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug)
Plug
Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug
Wearing Style
Circumaural
NFC
Yes
DSEE Extreme
Yes
Passive Operation
Yes

Battery

Battery Charge Time
Approx. 3 Hours (Full charge)
Battery Charge Method
USB
BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS MUSIC PLAYBACK TIME WITH INTERNAL MEMORY)
Max. 30 hours(NC ON), Max. 38 hours(NC OFF)
Battery Life(Waiting Time)
Max. 30 hours(NC ON), Max. 200 hours(NC OFF)

Bluetooth® Specification

Bluetooth® version
Version 5.0
Effective Range
Line of sight approx.30ft (10m)
Frequency Range
2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)
Profile
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Supported Audio Format(s)
SBC, AAC, LDAC
Supported Content Protection
SCMS-T

Noise Cancelling

Noise Canceling ON/OFF Switch
Yes
Personal NC Optimizer
Yes
Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing
Yes
Ambient Sound Mode
Yes
Quick Attention
Yes

Portable Headphone Amplifier

Volume Control
Touch Sensor

Processor/Transmitter

Input(s)
Stereo Mini Jack

Colour Options

silverblack

What's In The Box

  • Carrying Case
  • Plug Adaptor for In-flight Use
  • Headphone cable (approx. 1.2m)
  • USB Cable: Type-CTM (approx. 20 cm)
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Features

WH-1000XM4 headphones on a train

Industry-leading noise cancellation

Whether you’re flying long-haul or relaxing in a café, the WH-1000XM4 headphones deliver our best ever noise cancelling performance, keeping out even more high and mid frequency sounds.

HD noise cancelling processor QN1 chip

The technology behind the noise cancellation

Dual noise sensor technology, featuring two microphones on each earcup, captures ambient noise and passes the data to the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1. Using a new algorithm, the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 then applies noise cancelling processing in real time to a range of acoustic environments. Working together with a new Bluetooth Audio SoC (System on Chip), it senses and adjusts to music and noise signals, as well as acoustic characteristics between the driver unit and ears, at over 700 times per second. 

WH-1000XM4 headphones on a plane

Optimising noise cancelling

The WH-1000XM4 headphones incorporate two technologies to maximise noise cancelling performance. Unique Atmospheric Pressure Optimising delivers optimal sound at high altitude while Personal Noise Cancellation Optimiser analyses unique sonic characteristics caused by head size, glasses, and hair, then tailors sound to you.

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Ambient Sound Control

Adjust ambient sound with the Sony | Headphones Connect app to cancel noise while still allowing through essential sounds, like transport announcements, when you’re listening on the move.

WH-1000XM4 headphones on a platform

Wireless freedom, premium sound

LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps) than conventional BLUETOOTH® audio, allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

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Sound you can believe in

A built-in analogue amplifier integrated in the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 realises an unmatched signal-to-noise ratio for low distortion and exceptional sound quality for portable devices. Powerful 40mm drivers, with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms, make the headphones perfect for handling heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz.

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Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence) co-developed with Sony Music Entertainment, DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres, and individual elements of each song, such as vocals or interludes, it restores the high-range sound lost in compression for a richer, more complete listening experience.

WH-1000XM4 headphones in a restaurant

For everyday convenience, just Speak-to-Chat

As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation – handy if you want to keep your headphones on, or your hands are full. Based on Precise Voice Pickup Technology, this smart feature uses five microphones built into your headphones and advanced audio signal processing to recognise and react to your voice. And once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically.

WH-1000XM4 headphones on a train

Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts to your location and behaviour

Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that can learn to recognise locations you frequently visit, such as your workplace or favourite café, and tailor sound for the ideal listening experience. In addition, it automatically detects what you’re up to – for example, walking, waiting or travelling – then adjusts ambient sound settings to suit the situation. 

WH-1000XM4 headphones on the street

Headphones that react to you

A proximity sensor in your headphones can detect whether you’re wearing them or not, then adapt playback accordingly to help save battery power. Take off your headphones and the music pauses automatically. Put the headphones back on and the music automatically resumes.

WH-1000XM4 headphones with quick attention

Quick Attention

Need to quickly hear voices or sounds around you? Just place your hand over the housing to instantly turn your music volume down and let ambient sound in.

Close up on WH-1000XM4 headphones ear cup

Wear all day in total comfort

WH-1000XM4 headphones blend sophisticated styling with exceptional comfort. Super-soft, pressure-relieving earpads in foamed urethane evenly distribute pressure and increase ear/pad contact for a stable fit. And with a lighter-weight design, you’ll barely notice you’re wearing them.

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All day power and quick charging

With a huge 30 hours of battery life you’ll have enough power even for long trips. And if you need to top up in a hurry, you can get 5 hours’ worth of charge after just 10 minutes with the optional AC adapter.

WH-1000XM4 headphones with voice assistant

Be smarter with Voice Assistant

Manage your day, just by asking your assistant. Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders, and more.

WH-1000XM4 headphones with hands-free calling

Clearer hands-free calling 

Conversation flows freely with easy, hands-free calling. Leave your phone where it is, just speak with a double tap. Thanks to Precise Voice Pickup Technology, which combines five built-in microphones with advanced audio signal processing, WH-1000XM4 delivers clearer voice quality to the other person on the phone. 

WH-1000XM4 headphones with fingertip control

Control at your fingertips

Change the track, turn the volume up or down, and take or make calls just by tapping or swiping the panel.

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Sony | Headphones Connect app

With the Sony | Headphones Connect app, Ambient Sound Control lets you adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to allow voices alone to be heard. Meanwhile the Equaliser lets you customise sound levels to suit your music.

WH-1000XM4 headphones in a restaurant

Multipoint connection

For total convenience, WH-1000XM4 headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time. So when a call comes in, your headphones know which device is ringing and connect to the right one automatically. You’ll also be able to quickly, smoothly switch your headphones to either of the two devices at the touch of a button.

WH-1000XM4 headphones folded

Swivel foldable structure

The ear cups swivel inwards so they pack up neatly in a compact case. 

WH-1000XM4 headphones in a carry case with cable

Carry case with cable

The supplied carry case is durable and includes a cable for wired listening.