Whether you're seeking the finest wireless earbuds or want to try more immersive noise-cancelling headphones, Sony headphones provide some of the greatest audio alternatives. There are lots of costly Sony noise-cancelling headphones on the market, but a good set of earbuds doesn't have to cost a fortune. Even some of the less expensive Sony headphones are excellent picks. One of them is Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones

This is the next step in noise cancellation and sound quality with this completely wireless model. The new Integrated Processor V1 outperforms the competition while utilizing even less electricity. The Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless Earbuds are unlike any other before them, with significantly improved call quality, IPX4 water resistance, and up to 24 hours of battery life6 with wireless charging.

Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Sony pitted a formidable rival against Bose's well-regarded noise-cancelling competition with the previous WF-1000XM3. The WF-1000XM4 is now one of the leading candidates in this category, thanks to Sony's replacement ANC buds, which have improved across the board. However, if sound profiles and noise-cancelling capabilities are important to you, you should make sure these buds have these. The new wireless earbuds provide enough quality-of-life improvements to make them worth upgrading to, even though they are more expensive than their predecessors, the Sony WF-1000XM3.

 They deliver one of the most energetic, detailed, and well-balanced performances we've heard from Bluetooth buds. The bottom notes are tight and rich, while the voices are elegant and intelligent. Their melodic delivery entices you to desire more, and the eight-hour battery life, which is greatest in class in this category, will come in handy.


The Sony WF-1000XM4 headphones have been completely reworked from the ground up. Like the newly developed Integrated Processor V1, which eliminates more noise than ever before, a new driver with increased performance, newly built noise detection microphones, and unique Noise Isolation Earbud Tips with a more solid fit. Sony's innovative Headphones Connect app for iOS and Android, as well as intelligent features like Quick Attention and Speak-To-Chat, are all included in the WF-1000XM4 bundle. 

Thanks to LDAC, our industry-accepted audio coding technology, the Sony WF-1000XM4 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless3. LDAC delivers nearly three times more data than standard Bluetooth audio, allowing you to listen to High-Resolution Audio material in superb quality that is as similar to that of a dedicated cable connection as feasible.


The Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones comes with premium features like:

  • Noise cancellation 
  • IPX42 water-resistant certification.
  • Better ergonomics
  • New Integrated Processor V1
  • Exceptional sound quality.
  • Bone-conduction sensor
  • Battery life of 8 hours
  • App for Android/iOS
  • Built-in mic
  • Wide frequency range.
  • LDAC codec
  • A USB Type-C to Type-A cable is also provided.

Customer Satisfaction

Customers are really satisfied with the performance of the Sony WF-1000XM4. They have mentioned that the connection and sound quality are excellent right out of the box. The advanced choices are a godsend if you are in the market for this sort of device, and the configurable features will suit many to match their manner of use.

 The battery life and comfort appear to be outstanding even after using the headphones for roughly 6 hours straight while traveling and they were still fully charged. Some of them also said that they believe the price point for such a gadget is a little high, but when compared to other brands and for a top-of-the-line premium product with the variety of capabilities supplied out of the box, there is no comparison if you are prepared to pay for the finest in this field.

Advantages and Disadvantages

The Sony WF-1000XM4’s bass performance is clear and detailed. Wonderful harmonic sense and longer battery life than the competition is the key selling point of this product. Even in an area where there is interference, the connection has become more solid and less prone to sound skipping thanks to the enhancement of the transmission algorithm with the Integrated Processor V1. It enables sound to be sent simultaneously to both ears with very low latency and higher signal intensity than ever before.

The Sony WF-1000XM4 has also some disadvantages like no support for Sony's Multipoint function, limited ear tip choices. Unfortunately, iOS users don't receive any of these connection benefits, but all you have to do is open the case and remove the headphones to begin connecting. Sony should have brought over the WH-1000XM4 over-ears 'Multipoint' capability. But even if there are some disadvantages the Sony WF-1000XM4 still is a great choice for a wireless earphone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to run with Sony headphones?

Answer: It is possible with some models, but there are a few features to keep an eye out for. A decent set of running headphones should have a lengthy battery life, the capacity to hear your surroundings, and on-ear controls. 

Are these headphones rechargeable?

Answer: Yes, the Sony WF-1000XM4 headphones come with rechargeable functionality.

Do the headphones come with waterproofing?

Answer: Yes, the Sony WF-1000XM4 headphones are waterproof with an IPX42 certification.

Does the Sony WF-1000XM4 have voice assistance?

Answer: Yes, it has. You can easily control the functionality of the headphones with your voice on the go.

How many hours Will I have to charge these headphones?

Answer: 2-3 hours depending on usage. If you plan to use it for 5 to 6 hours you might need to charge it for approximately 3 hours.

Is Sony WF-1000XM4 worth it?

The new design makes the WF-1000XM4 earbuds more comfortable to wear for long periods than their predecessors. But I won't say they are the most comfortable. The AirPods Pro remain the gold standard but the WF-1000XM4 are on par with rivals like Sennheiser's True Momentum Wireless 2.

Can Sony WF-1000XM4 be used independently?

Either unit of the headset can be used. Only the headset unit with the Touch Sensor Control function set to [Playback control] can be used alone. Assign the [Playback control] function to the headset unit you want to use alone.

Can Sony WF-1000XM4 be used in gym?

Yes, you can do your workouts with Sony WF-1000XM4. The earbuds have tips with memory foam that keep the earbuds in place, and they can withstand sweat and light rain with an IPX4 rating. The battery can also last for a long workout with 8 hours of battery life.

Is WF-1000XM4 waterproof?

The water resistant specifications of this headset are equivalent to IPX4 in IEC 60529 “Degrees of protection against ingress of water (IP Code)”, which specifies the degree of protection provided against the entry of water. The headset cannot be used in water.

Does Sony WH-1000XM4 have a microphone?

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.

Can I run with Sony WH-1000XM4?

Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones have great sound and superior noise cancellation, but all the extra features packed in make these the most versatile headphones for running. They're super lightweight and comfortable too and the grippy headband stays put.

Does Siri work with WF-1000XM4?

Both support a voice assistant for hands-free control: Siri for the AirPods Pro on iOS; Google Assistant and Alexa for the WF-1000XM4 on Android; Google Assistant, Alexa or Siri for the WF-1000XM4 on iOS.

Where are Sony WF-1000XM4 manufactured?

Did you know that the new WF-1000XM4 earbuds are actually made right here in Malaysia? In case you didn't know, Sony has been making most of its popular audio products in Malaysia including the WF-1000XM3, WH-1000XM3 and WH-1000XM4 (Yeah, I know. Sony sucks when it comes to naming their products).

How can you tell a fake Sony WF-1000XM4?

If the hash marks are not centered against the numbers they correspond with, the headphones are fake. If there are no numbers or hash marks, the headphones are likely fake as well. On authentic headphones, the hash marks line up with the center of the number that they correspond with.

Does the Sony WH-1000XM4 have a headphone jack?

The headset supports High-Resolution Audio playback. Connect a playback device to the headphone cable input jack with the supplied headphone cable. Be sure to connect the L-shaped plug into the connecting device.

Does WF-1000XM4 work with iPhone?

You need an iPhone to use most of the AirPods features, while the Sony WF-1000XM4 works with any OS.

How do you turn the volume up on a Sony WH 1000XM4?

Increase the volume: Swipe up repeatedly until the volume reaches the desired level. Decrease the volume: Swipe down repeatedly until the volume reaches the desired level. Change the volume continuously: Swipe up or down and hold. Release at the desired volume level.

How do I connect my Sony WF 1000XM4 to multiple devices?

Open the Sony | Headphones Connect app and enable Connect to 2 devices simultaneously. In the Status tab, touch or tap Device Currently Being Connected. Select your computer from the list of Paired devices. Confirm that both devices are connected in the Device Currently Being Connected section of the app.

How do I cancel noise Cancelling on Sony WH 1000XM4?

Press the CUSTOM button repeatedly to turn off the noise canceling function. Each time the button is pressed, the function switches as follows and is announced by the voice guidance.


The Sony WF-1000XM4's advancements over the previous generation make them a solid competitor. Most consumers seeking a compact set of truly wireless earbuds with decent all-around performance will not be disappointed, thanks to a tiny, easily pocketable casing, strong battery life, and a nice default sound profile. 

It must have been a huge struggle to get these wireless earbuds perfect, given all of the design revisions and new functionality. The headphones provide just incredible sound quality. So we can conclude by saying that the Sony WF-1000XM4 is one of the best performing earphones in the market right now in terms of price to performance ratio.