Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones have been launched in India. Sony’s flagship earbuds are among the first with a TWS form factor to support the LDAC advanced Bluetooth codec, as well as other key features such as active noise cancellation and app support. The new true wireless earphones were launched worldwide in June 2021 as the successor to the Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds and compete with premium options from the likes of Apple, Samsung and Jabra.
Sony WF-1000XM4 price in India, availability
The new Sony WF-1000XM4 costs Rs. 19,990 in India and will be available for purchase from January 16 through Sony’s online and offline retail channels, including Sony Center and Sony Exclusive stores, major electronics stores, ShopatSC online portal and other e-commerce websites.
At this price point, Sony WF-1000XM4 competes directly with the likes of Apple AirPods Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. As mentioned, the new TWS earbuds follow up on the Sony WF-1000XM3 which launched in India in 2020 and currently costs around Rs. 15,000 in India.
Sony WF-1000XM4 Specifications, Features
The main feature of the Sony WF-1000XM4 that sets the earbuds apart from the competition is support for the LDAC Bluetooth codec, which is unusual in TWS earphones. With this, Sony WF-1000XM4 promises better sound quality through the improved data transfer rates of LDAC, and can better take advantage of high-resolution audio tracks from streaming services such as Apple Music and Tidal.
Apart from this, the Sony WF-1000XM4 also has active noise cancellation with adaptive sound control, USB Type-C and Qi wireless charging, and app support via Sony Headphones Connect. Features such as Speak-to-Chat and Quick Attention mode, which can also be seen on the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones, are also present on the Sony WF-1000XM4.
Sony WF-1000XM4 earphones are powered by the integrated processor V1, which enables active noise cancellation and LDAC Bluetooth codec processing. There’s also support for Sony’s 360 Reality Audio sound format and a claimed total battery life of 32 hours with active noise cancellation enabled. Fast charging promises up to 60 minutes of listening time with a five-minute charge, and the earphones have an IPX4 rating for water resistance. Google Fast Pair is supported for Android devices and voice assistant support is also present on the Sony WF-1000XM4 earphones.
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