Sony WF-1000XM4 leak in images alongside expected release date

10 May 2021
The upcoming TWS earphones bring a more round and compact design with a slimmer charging case.

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  • Minion

Y canโ€™t they make them sweatproof

Dometalican, 11 May 2021Funny you mention that. They actually have MMCX to lightnin... moreWired connections are slowly began to be replaced by TWS because of less hassle. And because the market is saturated by TWS and BT Headphones. Only a handful would get a wired ones. Especially if that brand is a FiiO iRC-MMCX lightning cable.

Foxtrot2Novmbr, 11 May 2021I'm using an iphone. So TRI I3 isn't for me. Sinc... moreFunny you mention that. They actually have MMCX to lightning cables you could replace with to use them. I believe Shure makes one.

Dometalican, 10 May 2021IP rating (or lack thereof) is why I'd sell these head... moreI'm using an iphone. So TRI I3 isn't for me. Since it is wired.

Mr x, 11 May 2021which one is the best for gaming & music with affordabl... more"which one is the best for gaming & music with affordable price?"

What do you want is what kind of games are you playing? Do you like to feel the explosion or shooting from the game or do you prefer flat?

For the music. What type of music do you play? Is is bass, vocal, treble or instrumental?

Anonymous, 11 May 2021You sure the amp stage of the 1 mk iii will be enough to dr... moreI wanted to do some research before answering you but according to an article I read, Planar Drivers are easy to drive with most DACs. Sony had a DAC on last year's Xperia and with the DAC being 40% louder this year, I have no doubt they're using a stronger one.

I just have to figure out how to make sure it's not the typical Android/Qualcomm converter doing the work. I'm sure some audio folks on XDA will figure this out or hopefully Sony can force their DAC with their 360 Audio or Dolby Atmos functions. I'm still a rookie in terms of FLAC audio but my ears are sensitive enough to actually hear the differences.

  • Anonymous

Mr x, 11 May 2021which one is the best for gaming & music with affordabl... moreSony MDR-ZX110 is good for music and will be ok for games. It is really cheap and durable. Also very comfortable. But bass isn't that good. I wanted to buy Sony MDR-ZX310AP. Blue one looks very cool. And it is better. It is cheap enough. You can buy it. But as I love bass I ordered Sony MDR-XB550AP. It is miles better but a bit more expensive. Also there are many gaming headphones available and they are cheap. Look for JBL headphones. If you have any questions tell me.

  • Mr x

Anonymous, 11 May 2021Yes. Already ordered Sony MDR-XB550AP to replace my Sony MD... morewhich one is the best for gaming & music with affordable price?

  • Anonymous

r31ya, 11 May 2021It doesn't only apply to Sony really. When it comes... moreYes. Already ordered Sony MDR-XB550AP to replace my Sony MDR-ZX110. I love bass. I also have over ear bass wireless headphones Skullcandy Crusher Evo. Also wired earphones Remax-RM535. They have bass too. And all of them are noise isolating. Also ordered very cheap earbuds Sony MDR-E9LP for using it on a bus. All in all I will have 5 headphones.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 May 2021Just curious if most of you really had the WF-1000XM3. I do... moreWait for new one to release and buy that one. Give your old one to your relatives.

  • Imran khan

Very nice

  • Anonymous

Dometalican, 10 May 2021IP rating (or lack thereof) is why I'd sell these head... moreYou sure the amp stage of the 1 mk iii will be enough to drive that beast? Planar drivers usually require a dedicated amp.

Dometalican, 11 May 2021Like I said, for TWS, I don't need anything fancy. If ... moreBut I'm not sure with the durability though for a $50 tws, as I said.

Anonymous, 10 May 2021My advice is don't save money when you buy electronics... moreIt doesn't only apply to Sony really.

When it comes to electronics, rather than buying cheap one that you will need to replace within a year or came with so so quality that you will hunt for replacement within a year.
You be better off saving a bit more and get a quality product that is good and will last.

In longer time frame point of view, you will save money and be happy with the product you use.

  • Anonymous

Just curious if most of you really had the WF-1000XM3. I do have them along with the AirPods Pro.

The XM3 are slightly better than the AirPods in sound quality and noise canceling, but not not by much. And none of them make use of high resolution codecs so it won't make much of a difference.
Otherwise, the XM3 suck big time. I had them replaced three (3!) times in the warranty. They shutter a lot in public spaces with other wireless devices around on both quality/stability modes, they are bulky, on the heavy side, and easily fall out of the ear when say, you put on your mask or try to take your hat off- almost lost one earbud a couple of times. Plus, they're not waterproof, the case is bulky as well if you want to carry it with you. And the most annoying thing about them : I could not use them for phone calls because they suck so badly. The person on the other end will hear all the background noises except your voice, and all the three pairs I had replaced had the same issue. And I'm puzzled that most of the reviews don't even mention this, you'll only see people complaining about it on Amazon, reddit etc. They're supposed to be used for taking calls as well. This is pathetic from a brand like Sony, which I used to appreciate in the past. On the other hand, the AirPods are just great where the XM3 fails. They simply work, they're light and small, sound quality is great, overall great tws. And I'm using them with a Samsung phone- not an Apple user here, just to get a picture of it. And the XM3 used to be as expensive as the AirPods.

Unless Sony did a major revision with the XM4 to address all the issues XM3 has, these will fail as much as the XM3.

Tigolebitties, 10 May 2021But why do u want to downgrade almost everything but the ip... moreLike I said, for TWS, I don't need anything fancy. If I want solid mic and sound quality, I'm going with the Tri I3 (might have to switch out the cable but still).

Anonymous, 10 May 2021And the earbuds look like testesI- ๐Ÿ’€โœ‹

Dometalican, 10 May 2021IP rating (or lack thereof) is why I'd sell these head... moreBut why do u want to downgrade almost everything but the ip rating? U'll miss the noise cancelling, great microphone, top sound quality just for a $50 tws? Yk those Amazon tws will broke down within a year. Plus, u have a Xperia 1 III which is a flagship. I'm sure u can spend some more for the accessories and not just selling the Sony tws for another cheap tws

Foxtrot2Novmbr, 10 May 2021Coming from a WF-1000XM3 user. Here's what I wanted to... moreIP rating (or lack thereof) is why I'd sell these headphones if it came with the Xperia 1 Mark iii. Use that $300 to get TRI I3, accessories for the phone, TWS earbuds that are IP rated (saw a nice looking one on Amazon for $50 with Bluetooth 5.2 and IPX6 for just workouts; nothing fancy), and that way, I have money left over after all that.

Coming from a WF-1000XM3 user. Here's what I wanted to know about the WF-1000XM4.
1. Will it have a greater battery life even when the ANC is on?
2. Will it have a greater ANC than the XM3?
3. Will it come in different colors?
4. Will it have an IP rating?
5. Will it have a SPATIAL AUDIO as switchable feature?