Sony - WF-1000XM4

Noise Cancelling True Wireless Earbuds

Sale price₹ 19,990 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 26,990
Discontinued
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Customer Reviews

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Varun Narain (Kolkata)
Excellent TWS Earbuds

Got em from the US and they are a substantial improvement from the XM3s in terms of noise cancelling, bass response and especially detail though only with LDAC. With SBC or AAC they seem indistinguishable from the XM3s to me which I used for almost 2 years. If you have an iPhone, get Airpods or XM3s, the main addition of LDAC doesn't work on ios and to me these seem pointless from that perspective. Water and sweat resistance is a nice touch too.

Hi Varun,
It is nice to know that you got your hands on these earbuds way before anyone else! We are glad that it's launched in India as well and people here can now experience the best of noise cancellation. Thank you for such an amazing review on the product as we believe it will definitely help others make their decision!

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Debraj Das (Kolkata)
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Pure joy!

I bought these last week and just can't take them off my ear! I've always had a liking for Sony audio products. But these XM4s are on another level. I can't compare between various earbuds because I'm not an 'Audiophile' per se. But I think I'm falling in love with music as it travels to my ears through these buds. Following are the music pieces I listened to so far with XM4s and was pleasantly surprised. I'm using Spotify with 'Very High' quality audio stream settings. I've set headphone audio quality to LDAC.

1. Bach - Cello Suites Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6. - The texture of Cello sound is just outrageous! It almost feels like I can hear the sound of the wood as the bow strokes across the strings.
2. Planet Earth II by Hans Zimmer - Zimmer's earthy compositions shine like diamonds as I could hear every instrument clearly with all their heft. There's no muddiness.
3. Girija Devi - Raga Piloo - Aisi Hori Na Khelo - The way vocals were accentuated and tabla and veena were separated but kept distinct was mind blowing. My brain cells were having virtual Holi inside!
4. Pancham Se Gara - Ravi Shankar & Anoushka Shankar - Again, amazing separation and distinction of instruments. Sitar never felt so lively.
5. The Grudge - Tool - I have never been a fan of metal but thanks to these XM4s, I listened to a whole album of Tool. And their songs are like half an hour long! The best part, for me, was how the buds handled bass. It's not too much or too little. Just the right amount. I'm glad that Sony understands this. They have a separate lineup for bass centric audio products. If you like that you can buy them. But if you like your bass just the right amount, Sony's got your back with products like XM4s.
6. I'm Tired - Labrinth & Zendaya - Oh My Freaking Lord!!! What an experience! It's a vocal heavy composition. And the way XM4s put the vocals forward and then fancy up the whole piece with instrument sound is amazing.

Finally, the ANC. It works great with continuous type noise. Walking on the street, or at a metro station and places like that. And by 'it works great' I mean it works flawlessly. Please don't walk in traffic with ANCs on. It could lead to serious danger because it shuts down virtually everything.

As far as comfort is concerned, I'm wearing them for as long as 4 - 5 hours continuously. Retains battery quite good. Slept off with them on a couple of times. No problem. But after 4 - 5 hours and a truckload of Spotify every human should take a break I guess.

A little note. And it's my personal opinion. I've discovered that XM4s are very good with vocal music. But they shift to another universe altogether if you play instrumental pieces with them. Then the XM4s show what they are actually made of! I remember listening to a Vivaldi piece and suddenly tears were rolling down my eyes. And they play Vivaldi in freaking weddings and anniversary parties. The way those violins were playing with piano movement was so full of life and exciting! And these XM4s were reproducing them exactly they way they were composed. It almost felt like I was sitting in an auditorium and the artists were playing at their best.

Anyway, I'm more than happy with my purchase. It is a bit expensive. But it was well worth it. Thanks.

HI Debraj Das,
We are so happy you took out time & elaborately reviewed the product with a comparison. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better & informed decision.

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Rahul Kumar Oswal (Siliguri)
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It’s a good choice but not great!

I have been using the product for almost a week now and continuously. My take on the product.
1 The built quality is not up to the mark, the magnet is too tight and the case some how feels like a tiny box of plastic.
2. I am using a small eartip, which fits good but there is pain after some time of listening.
3. Music quality is just ok and as I have used other products of sony while comparing I feel this product doesn’t give me the immersive response. Some how I feel the sound is flat and an equaliser control needs to be used while we use this device.
All in all a ok product, while comparing with the price range, much better product are available in the market.
But as a sony fan, I am some what disappointed. But still this add to my collection.

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Rushikesh Mehendale (Gurgaon)
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Sony WF-1000XM4

Pretty good. Call quality could be better.
Unmatched sound and noise cancellation.

Thank you for the awesome review & ratings, Rushikesh Mehendale!

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Neeraj (New Delhi)
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Big daddy of all earphones!!

Hands down thr best earphones I have laid hands upon and when I say that I have used the likes of monster turbine, beats studio 2.0 and the usual Samsung Buds + and Buds Live.
Nothing comes close to these in earphones category and the bass is now intruding in thr category of headphones. Can't write a review about Sony !#!!$!$!$@$@ (the only bad thing is sony naming convention) without speaking about the noise cancellation. The noise cancellation is so good that at times you wohld wish less of it because these earplugs will shut the door on all noise from outside. And there comes the wizardy of the sony headphone app to thr rescue. Offers you all thr flexibility you would want to serve your lifestyle.

Summarizing thr review in just two words:
Love it!

Hey there, nothing makes us happier than knowing you loved your purchase, hope you had a comfortable shopping experience & thank you for the great review & ratings!


Designed in
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Balanced Sound Signature

Museum with a Balanced sound signature presents a precise sound and an enriching listening experience, where sounds are naturally presented without extreme emphasis on any region. With a pair of headphones with this sound signature, you can hear audio with clarity and detail. The sound is vivid and revealing, a perfect mixture of instruments and vocals, lows, mids, and highs. This sound signature works for most music listeners who like switching between various music genres like Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk and Pop.


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Ideal for Sports & Gym

If you are someone who enjoys listening to music while you exercise, train or play sports, these are designed just for you. These True Wireless Earbuds are engineered with design traits that make them particularly well-suited for an active lifestyle.


You can expect these True Wireless Earbuds to offer rain and sweat protection with an IPX rating and offer a substantial battery life with quick charge capabilities. These True Wireless Earbuds are comfortable to wear with a snug fit for the ultimate convenience.


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Active Noise Cancellation

Everyone enjoys a little peace at some point and wants to shut themselves off from the outside world. This is where Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) comes into the picture. So what exactly is Active Noise Cancellation?


Noise Cancellation refers to blocking out background noise/ambient noise. But let's be clear: No Noise-Cancelling Museum can eliminate all sound; they can only considerably reduce outside noise, creating the impression that the noise is suppressed. However, when the phrase "Active Noise Cancellation" is used, it signifies that the Museum are actively searching for noise to block it out.


ANC is a technology that reduces or cancels out the surrounding or ambient noise. It reduces low-frequency noise like the sound of a jet engine or car engine. ANC specifically reduces low-frequency noise well. However, it is not capable of cancelling out high-frequency noise optimally. Museum with ANC deliver class-leading ambient noise reduction, significantly improving sound quality.


If you're someone who is a frequent flyer, ANC helps eliminate constant droning noises from jet engines so you can sleep more easily during long-haul flights.


IPX4 Water & Sweat
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Gesture Controls

Gestures Controls in Museum give you control of various functions at the tip of your finger (literally). The easy-to-use touch control interface allows intuitive gesture controls for volume and music playback – you can swipe forward/backwards to switch tracks and up/down to adjust volume (may vary with devices).


With Gesture controls onboard you don’t have to reach for your source device to execute simple tasks. This elevates the listening experience.


Voice Assistant

These Museum offer you the convenience and functionality of using Voice assistants like Google Assist and Siri (dependent on your source device, be it Android or iOS) without having to disconnect them from your source device.


If you’re someone who summons the voice assistant on your device regularly to accomplish tasks, then these Museum are designed to be your friend.


You can expect these Museum to come equipped with a high-quality microphone to activate your voice assistant and mediate your voice commands. There is no complication or hassle as these Museum come with seamless support for voice commands.


These are simply the top-tier True Wireless earbuds made. The only competitor that is worth comparing it to is the Airpods Pro. And this beats it in every way. It's much more comfortable, sounds great, and is much more compact. But perhaps the biggest USP is the Active Noise Cancellation, which is simply the best anywhere.
RAGHAV SOMANI

About RAGHAV SOMANI

Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED V1 CHIP, WIND-NOISE REDUCTION & DSEE EXTREME FOR SONIC EXCELLENCE

The all-new V1 chip employed in the Sony WF-1000XM4 has an advanced ANC processor that cuts noise way better than ever before. The V1 chip is equipped with an all-new DAC circuit along with an amplifier and DSEE Extreme (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) for a richer and fuller music listening experience. It also has a Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence) that recreates lost frequencies. With the optimization of the transmission algorithm, the V1 processor provides stable connectivity and low latency. Even the wind noise gets automatically reduced thanks to the Automatic Wind Noise Reduction mode.
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6MM DRIVER + ENHANCED MAGNET SETUP FOR EXCEPTIONAL WIRELESS SOUND

With the 6mm driver paired with a 20% larger magnet and a brand new high-compliance diaphragm, the sound of the WF-1000XM4 is highly detailed and dynamic. The lower bass frequencies are now even powerful while the overall listening experience is enriched with precise noise cancellation.

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INDUSTRY-LEADING NOISE CANCELLATION AND SUPPORT TO HI-RES LDAC CODEC

The newer Sony WF-1000XM4 sports active noise cancellation 40 per cent better than the XM3 generation. It is the first earbuds from Sony to feature the Hi-Res LDAC codec. Since it supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, you get to enjoy High-Resolution Audio in exceptional quality. These earbuds are considerably smaller and lighter than their predecessors.
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NOISE ISOLATING POLYURETHANE FOAM EARTIPS THAT ENSURE SNUG & SECURE FIT

The other biggest improvement with the WF-1000XM4 comes with polyurethane foam eartips that isolate noise significantly while also offering a better fit. These eartips enhance the surface contact area and reduce gaps to insulate sound and reduce noise. Moreover, it also improves adhesion to the ear canal resulting in a snug and reliable fit.

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ADAPTIVE SOUND CONTROL THAT ADJUSTS SOUND ON THE BASIS OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS

Whether you are travelling, walking or waiting, the Adaptive Sound Control on the WF-1000XM4 senses your surroundings to alter ambient sound settings therefore ensuring optimum listening experience. You can even teach the Adaptive Sound Control to detect places that you visit quite often and adjust the sound accordingly.

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QI WIRELESS CHARGING COMPATIBLE CASE WITH AN OVERALL PLAYTIME OF UP TO 24 HOURS

Accompanied by an all-new compact yet durable charging case, the Sony WF-1000XM4 now supports Qi wireless charging along with fast USB-C charging. Offering an overall battery life of up to 24 hours, the WF-1000XM4 can easily get you through the day. The earbuds by themselves deliver up to 8 hours of battery life while an extra 16 hours can be derived from the charging case. With just 5 minutes of quick-charge, these earbuds can last for almost an hour.

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ECO-FRIENDLY ERGONOMIC DESIGN PAIRED WITH A WATER-RESISTANT IPX4 RATING

After referring to a bank of ear-shape data, Sony developed a brand new ergonomic design for the WF-1000XM4. This new shape adheres to the shape of the ear cavity to offer a more stable fit. The overall design of the all-new WF-1000XM4 is compact wherein the earbuds are 10% smaller and the case is 40% smaller than the previous model. The earbuds now come with an IPX4 water and sweat resistance rating for more durability. Based on low toxicity design principles, the WF-1000XM4 does not use any plastic in its design. Made entirely out of recycled and sustainable materials, the WF-1000XM4 promotes the ‘Made to be remade” philosophy.

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SUPPORTS SWIFT PAIR, QUICK PAUSE AND PLAY AND VOICE ASSISTANT CONVENIENCE

The music pauses when you take the earbuds off and starts playing the moment you put them back on, all thanks to the proximity sensor of the WF-1000XM4. These earbuds also support Alexa and Google Assistant to get things done quickly over voice commands. Pair the WF-1000XM4 seamlessly with your Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet using Swift Pair.
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EASY FAST PAIR MODE TO CONNECT TO YOUR ANDROID PHONES IN NO TIME

There is a fast pair mode for Android phones wherein you get a quick popup on your screen to pair the WF-1000XM4. This feature is also capable of locating where you last left your headphones and to ring them. Get a quick heads up through notification when your earbuds are low on battery. This will keep you well-aware of the low battery status so you can charge them on time.

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4 BEAM FORMING MICS & A BONE CONDUCTION TECH FOR SUPERIOR CALLS ​

The use of four beam-forming microphones and a bone-conduction sensor leads to precise voice pickup during phone calls. These dual noise sensing microphones ensure that your voice is heard clearly and loudly over the call without any sort of distortion. ​

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INTUITIVE TOUCH CONTROLS TO MANAGE MUSIC, ANC AND AMBIENT MODE

Intuitive touch controls get a lot of work done like a tap on the left manages ambient sound mode and noise cancellation while the tap on the right plays and pauses the music. Additionally, double-tapping will take you to the next track and triple tapping will take you to the previous song. You are free to assign your prefered function for each earbud using the Headphones Connect App.

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ALL-NEW SPEAK-TO-CHAT FEATURE & SUPPORT TO HEADPHONES CONNECT APP

With the Speak-to-Chat feature, the WF-1000XM4 activates Ambient sound mode the moment you start talking to someone. It reacts to your voice using Precise Voice Pickup Technology which is a combination of four microphones, sensors and advanced audio signal processing. This mode records more sound from the surroundings to offer a natural listening experience while allowing you to stay aware of your environment.
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PERSONALISE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE HEADPHONES CONNECT APP & 360 REALITY AUDIO

Using the Headphones Connect app you can find the right fit for your ears. The app lets you choose the right pair of Noise Isolation Earbud Tips through a few simple measurements. These earbuds also extend support to 360 Reality Audio for an immersive surround sound experience. Powered with an advanced wireless connection, the WF-1000XM4 syncs the sound and video that you might be watching on your smartphone for a seamless experience. You can even try sample music on the demo player, you just need to download the Artist Connection App.
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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Sony - WF-1000XM4 comes with a 1 Year warranty from Sony that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Sony's warranty in India.

The Verge

"Best noise cancellation in true wireless earbuds, Excellent, detailed sound. If you’re the sort of person who will appreciate the top-notch performance, the 1000XM4s are a worthwhile investment."

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Headfonia

"You won’t find many true wireless earbuds that come close to matching the all-round brilliance of the Sony WF-1000XM4. Clear, detailed bass performance,Wonderful sense of musicality,Comfortable."

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What Hi-Fi

"If you want the best true wireless earphones, the Sony WF-1000XM4 has to be in the discussion amongst the most popular models. 360 Reality Audio support, Excellent Isolation, ANC, Foam ear tips"

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Inner Fidelity

"Sony's true wireless WF-1000XM4 earphones pair excellent audio performance with class-leading active noise cancellation. Exceptional active noise cancellation, Adjustable EQ, Good battery life."

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The Verge

"The earbuds should be able to carry larger amount of data over Bluetooth, promising better audio quality and some basic support for some high-resolution audio content."

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Headfonia

"‘Speak to chat’. Adaptive noise-cancelling. ‘Quick attention’. IPX4. The WF-1000XM4 just want to make your life easier.The Sony Headphone app is an absolute tour de force of stability."

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What Hi-Fi

"There is an Ambient Sound mode, which you can enable if you want to listen to your surroundings or talk to someone nearby. WF-1000XM4 also comes with fast pairing support for Android and Windows 10."

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Inner Fidelity

"The wireless earbuds are IPX4 water and sweat-resistant and can be used during workouts. They further incorporate the latest BT 5.2 and True Wireless connections for pairing with devices."

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The Verge

"There's also support for DSEE Extreme, and 360 Reality Audio with compatible audio sources - meaning that the WF-1000XM4 essentially match the lossless audio and spatial audio just added to Apple Music."

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Headfonia

"The WF-1000XM4 is the wireless earbuds upgrade we’ve anticipated, with better aesthetics, sound, noise cancellation and battery life. Endless number of personalized features, Gorgeous redesign."

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