Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Earbuds

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Model: WF1000XM4/B UPC: 027242921085 Item: 3436

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Take the next step in truly wireless noise-canceling performance and exceptional sound quality. The new Integrated Processor V1 delivers unmatched performance while using even less power. Adding in drastically enhanced call quality, IPX4 water resistance, and up to 24 hours of battery life 6 with wireless charging, the WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless Earbuds are unlike any other before them.

Industry-leading Digital Noise Cancellation

Everything in the WF-1000XM4 headphones has been redesigned from the ground up. Like Sony's new Integrated Processor V1, specially developed by Sony, that cancels more noise than ever, a new driver with more performance, newly designed noise sensing microphones, and innovative Noise Isolation Earbud Tips with a more stable fit.

Integrated Processor V1

Specially developed by Sony, our new Integrated Processor V1 takes the noise canceling performance of our acclaimed QN1e chip and goes even further. Improved noise-canceling performance and Bluetooth ‘System on Chip’ technology delivers the industry’s highest level of noise-canceling yet uses less power.

High-performance dual-noise-sensor microphones

Two noise-sensing microphones per earbuds – one forward-facing and one backward-facing – catch more ambient sound around you. This means more stable noise canceling and less distortion at any volume.

New 6 mm driver unit

A newly designed 6 mm driver unit, featuring a 20% increase in magnet volume, gives you improved performance in low frequencies. It also enhances noise canceling by generating a high-precision cancellation signal to the low-frequency range.

Noise Isolation Earbud Tips

Newly developed Noise Isolation Earbud Tips feature a unique polyurethane foam material. Soft and elastic, it maximizes the surface contact area between the earbud tip and the ear canal, eliminating gaps to insulate sound and reduce noise. It also improves adhesion to the ear canal for a more stable fit, making the WF-1000XM4 headphones easy to wear.

Minimizing wind noise

Even on windy days, you’ll stay totally immersed. Automatic Wind Noise Reduction mode detects when it’s windy and automatically suppresses wind noise for more effective noise canceling.

Exceptional sound quality

The WF-1000XM4 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless. Thanks to specially designed 6mm drivers, they reproduce a dynamic sound despite their small size, and the high compliance diaphragm reproduces a rich bass range. The Integrated Processor V1 also enhances sound quality and reduces distortion and enables LDAC codec processing and DSEE Extreme.

Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires

The WF-1000XM4 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. 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.

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 recognizing the 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.

Beamforming microphones pick up every word

Beamforming microphones are calibrated to only pick up sounds from your mouth. With an improved signal-to-noise ratio they’ll catch every word, even when there’s a lot of noise around you.

Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity

A bone-conduction sensor picks up vibrations from your voice without registering ambient sound, enabling even clearer speech when making calls.

Smarter talking, smarter listening

As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically pauses the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation – handy if you want to keep your headphones on, or if your hands are full. And once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically. Speak-to-Chat uses an acceleration sensor to recognize and react to your voice. It is based on Precise Voice Pickup Technology, which combines four microphones and sensors with advanced audio signal processing.

Listen all day, charge in minutes

You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 8 hours – from your headphones and store another 16 hours in the case. That means a full 24 hours of listening time every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just a 5-minute quick charge gives you up to 60 minutes of playtime and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

Water-resistant for everyday use

With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these headphones – so you can keep on moving to the music.

Easy wireless charging with Qi technology

No cables necessary – the WF-1000XM4 features Qi technology for easy wireless charging. You can even use a smartphone with Qi technology, like the latest Xperia models with reverse wireless charging, to charge your headphones and charging case.

Customize sound

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 Equalizer lets you customize sound levels to suit your music.

Ergonomic surface design for a better fit

Since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982 (MDR-E252), Sony has surveyed huge amounts of data relating to ear shapes from around the world. The WF-1000XM4 headphones are the product of that research, combining a shape that matches the ear cavity with a new ergonomic surface design for a more stable fit.

A clearer, more stable Bluetooth signal

The optimization of the transmission algorithm with the Integrated Processor V1 has made the connection more stable and less prone to sound skipping, even in an environment where there is interference. It allows sound to be transmitted to both ears at the same time with very low latency, and with a higher signal strength than ever before.

Instant pause. Instant play.

Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.

Everything’s at your fingertips

The WF-1000XM4 headphones feature intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Canceling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double-tap on the right to skip to the next track. What’s more, you can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

Easy pairing with your computer

Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your WF-1000XM4 headphones with your Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC, or tablet. Pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 10 devices when pairing mode is selected.

Voice assistant

Get hands-free help. Just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant. You can manage your day and even control your headphones with commands like “Turn off noise cancellation”.




  • Battery
    • Battery Life (Continuous Communication Time): Max. 5.5 hours (NC On) / Max. 6.0 hours (NC Off)
    • Battery Charge Time: Approx. 1.5 hours
    • Battery Life (Continuous music playback time): Max. 8 hours (NC On) / Max. 12 hours (NC Off)
  • Bluetooth Specification
    • Bluetooth version: Version 5.2
    • Profile: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
    • Supported Audio Format(s): SBC, AAC, LDAC
    • Supported Content Protection: SCMS-T
  • General Features
    • DSEE Extreme: Yes
    • Driver Unit: 6 mm
    • Frequency Response (Bluetooth Communication): 20 Hz–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling) 20 Hz–40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz sampling, 990 kbps) / 20 Hz–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling)
    • Headphone Type: Truly Wireless
    • Magnet: High-power neodymium magnets
    • Waterproof: Yes (IPX4)
  • Noise Canceling
    • Ambient Sound Mode: Yes
    • Quick Attention: Yes
  • Size & Weight
    • Weight: Approx. 1.45 oz. 

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • 3x Noise Isolation Earbud Tips
  • USB-C Charging Cable
  • Carrying Case


Customer Reviews for Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Earbuds

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Rated 3 out of 5
Great stuff, but it doesn’t fit
Bought 3 weeks ago, sound is top, but it doesn’t fit enough
November 4, 2022
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great Sound Quality!
Got these about weeks ago. Amazing Noise Cancelling & Ambient sound! Fitting might not be the best but just ensure it's placed nicely and you're good to go!
November 2, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing earphones
I'm very big on listing to music as in I do it every nearly all day and I can without a doubt say these are the best ones so far. Your ear needs to adjust a bit but when they are in they will only come out when you take them out, they sit in your ear very comfortably.
November 1, 2022
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Rated 3 out of 5
Good Bass.....but weak in mid range
Other than the weak mid range, the tip itself also need some time to get used to. One of the lesser issue is the right side unit will drain faster than the left unit. It is good for newer music genre and not suitable for older music genre (1950s & 60s).
October 31, 2022
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Rated 3 out of 5
Microphone of the unit is not good
When speaking sometime can hear the ambient sound kick in and the other party can’t hear what I am talking. Not sure if it is a software bug or the microphone issue. Phone calls are basic feature but this is disappointing.
October 31, 2022
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Rated 3 out of 5
Cannot see how to update the version to 1.5.0
I cannot see how the version updates and it's not doing itself when I use them either or, prompting me. Paying this kind of money you expected to be intuitive and and actually do itself and that's far from so. past
October 30, 2022
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Rated 1 out of 5
Oh crap
My WF-1000XM4 at ur services centre now. The battery drain like water
October 29, 2022
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Rated 1 out of 5
Noice cancelling not working at all
Purchased my Sony WF-1000XM4 yesterday 28.oct-22. I have for many years now used noice cancelling headphones - in ear and bigger ones over ear. I even use a Sony smartphone.

This buds are not able to remove noice when riding train, not any reduction from traffic, no home kitchen fan etc. The ear analyze has been executed and setup in phone was easy and quick. I am very disappointed. This is not worth using so i am selling second hand not used earbuds now. There are no effect on noice cancel, ambien or off modes. I can not hear the voice instructions when changing outside.
October 29, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Noise cancellation tech is still top-notch
I was given an opportunity to sample these earbuds for 3 weeks and have enjoyed my time using them. It cuts off ambient noise well and helped me to keep focus at my task and music. Given my on and off usage, the case battery sufficed for my use over 3 weeks without a full battery drain.

The memory foam buds were a nice touch for a great fit; a nice tug without too much pressure within the ears. In addition, I had zero problems with connectivity and setting it up to pair with my phone was straightforward.

Overall, my experience was superb and would highly recommend for both leisure or active sports related usage.
October 27, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
The best TWS Earbuds and World Class ANC!
Sony is definitely my go to when it comes to wireless audio, The WF-1000XM4's is really superb in terms of ANC, comfortability, and audio quality! The earbuds mixed with LDAC just gives clearer and rich sounds, perfect for music lovers! The only con is that the stock EQ has significant drop in the higher frequencies but adjusting the EQ will fix that.
October 27, 2022
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World Wide Stereo Store
Highly recommended from the site. I never bought any earphones that were not Apple, wanted to try something new and see what the experience may be like in comparison.
Jesselle M on Oct 7, 2022
been looking for this product for a while now and the good reviews.
lester e on Dec 8, 2021
Highly recommended from the site. I never bought any earphones that were not Apple, wanted to try something new and see what the experience may be like in comparison.
Jesselle M on Oct 7, 2022
John Darko recommendation; I love the over ear XM3, so these will complement nicely when I’m out and about town, work
Todd D on Feb 27, 2022
been looking for this product for a while now and the good reviews.
lester e on Dec 8, 2021
Battery life and reviews
Rose M on Nov 8, 2021
John Darko recommendation; I love the over ear XM3, so these will complement nicely when I’m out and about town, work
Todd D on Feb 27, 2022
Battery life and reviews
Rose M on Nov 8, 2021
Can you wear only one earphone at a time to expand battery life?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2022
  Thanks for your inquiry. Only one earbud may be used to extend battery time.