Sony Introduces WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones with Smart Noise Canceling
Sony has introduced the WH-1000XM4 full-size wireless headphones. The new product with touch panels on the cups has received a number of useful features, including technology to improve sound quality using artificial intelligence, an advanced noise reduction system, and simultaneous pairing with two different devices.
One of the main features of the new product is the proprietary sound quality improvement technology Sony Edge-AI. It is, according to the vendor, designed to "restore audio lost during digital compression to ensure maximum fidelity." A special algorithm analyzes tracks in real-time and recognizes instruments, musical genres, and individual elements of each composition to restore high-range sounds lost during compression.
Another useful feature of the model is the built-in proximity sensor, which automatically pauses playback when the owner takes off the headphones. Sony paid special attention to the noise reduction function when creating the new product. Using two microphones placed in each of the cups, Dual Noise Sensor technology evaluates the level of ambient noise and transmits this data to the HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1.
The new Bluetooth Audio chip processes and adjusts playback settings according to the nature of the music and noise level more than 700 times per second. If the user starts talking, the new Speak-to-Chat speech recognition feature pauses playback and disables the "noise canceling" feature so that the other person can be heard. After 30 seconds from the last phrase, the volume will return to normal automatically.
Sony WH-1000XM4 supports simultaneous Bluetooth pairing with two devices. In this case, the headphones independently determine which of the gadgets receives an incoming call, and automatically switch to it. You can "transfer" the new product between paired signal sources in one touch.
The headset also received support for 360 Reality Audio surround sound, and its stated battery life is up to 30 hours. Thanks to the support for fast charging via the USB Type-C port, just 10 minutes at the outlet will extend the playback time for another five hours.
Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones will be presented in black and silver color design, the start date of sales, and the price of the new product will be announced by the manufacturer later.