It’s just you and your music with the WH-1000XM4 headphones. The easy way to enjoy less noise and even purer sound, with smart listening technology that automatically personalises your experience.
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.
The technology that makes it happen
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.
Optimising noise cancelling
To maximise noise cancelling performance, the WH-1000XM4 headphones incorporate two technologies: Personal Noise Cancelling Optimiser, designed specifically for you, and Atmospheric Pressure Optimising, designed specifically for air travel.
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.
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.
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.
Real-time restoration of all your compressed files
Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), 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.
Smart listening technology to enhance your listening
The WH-1000XM4 headphones use an array of smart technologies to create a seamless, hands-free listening experience. For example, simply start speaking to automatically pause your music in Speak-to-Chat, or enjoy adaptive playback thanks to proximity sensor and two acceleration sensors that detect whether your headphones are being worn or not.
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.
Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts to whatever you do
Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience.
Lose yourself in your journey, with no background noise to interrupt your favourite tracks.
Be aware of everything around you, from street to office, while still enjoying music.
Hear important announcements while you wait without noticing other background noise.
Over time, Adaptive Sound Control learns to recognise locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace, the gym, or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.
Headphones that react to you
Proximity sensor and two acceleration sensors in your headphones can detect whether you’re wearing them or not, then adapt playback accordingly to help save battery power.
Pause the music
Take off your headphones and the music pauses automatically.
Put the headphones back on and the music automatically resumes.
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.
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.
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.
From controlling your music to accessing your voice assistant or making hands-free calls – with the WH-1000XM4, it couldn’t be easier.
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.
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.
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.
Swivel foldable structure
The ear cups swivel inwards so they pack up neatly in a compact case.
Carry case with cable
The supplied carry case is durable and includes a cable for wired listening.
DRIVER UNIT 40mm, dome type (CCAW Voice coil)
DSEE EXTREMEYesFREQUENCY RESPONSE 4Hz-40,000Hz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE(BLUETOOTH® COMMUNICATION) 20Hz – 20,000Hz (44.1kHz Sampling) / 20Hz – 40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz Sampling, 990kbps)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (ACTIVE OPERATION) 4Hz-40,000Hz
PASSIVE OPERATION Yes
CORD LENGTH Headphone cable (approx. 1.2m, OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug)
- HEADPHONE TYPE
- Closed, dynamic
- DRIVER UNIT
- 40mm, dome type (CCAW Voice coil)
- Aluminum coated LCP
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE (ACTIVE OPERATION)
- 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)
- Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug
- WEARING STYLE
- DSEE EXTREME
- PASSIVE OPERATION
- BATTERY CHARGE TIME
- Approx. 3 Hours (Full charge)
- BATTERY CHARGE METHOD
- 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® VERSION
- Version 5.0
- EFFECTIVE RANGE
- Line of sight approx.30ft (10m)
- FREQUENCY RANGE
- 2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)
- A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
- SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMAT(S)
- SBC, AAC, LDAC
- SUPPORTED CONTENT PROTECTION
- NOISE CANCELING ON/OFF SWITCH
- PERSONAL NC OPTIMIZER
- ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE OPTIMIZING
- AMBIENT SOUND MODE
- QUICK ATTENTION
Portable Headphone Amplifier
- VOLUME CONTROL
- Touch Sensor
- Stereo Mini Jack
BLACK | SLIVER
What’s In The Box
Plug Adaptor for In-flight Use
Headphone cable (approx. 1.2m)
USB Cable: Type-CTM (approx. 20 cm)