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Leaked Sony WH-1000XM4 promo video shows what the new noise-cancelling headphones are capable of

By Ng Chong Seng - on 4 Aug 2020, 8:54am

Leaked Sony WH-1000XM4 promo video shows what the noise-cancelling headphones are capable of

Sony WH-1000XM3. (Image: Sony.)

Ahead of its expected official unveiling, there’s now a leaked Sony WH-1000XM4 promo video (embedded below) that lists some of its key specs and shows what the noise-cancelling headphones are capable of.

Here’s a summary of the key features:

  • HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1
  • Dual Noise Sensor technology
  • 40mm HD hybrid drivers
  • Touch controls, wearing detection
  • Adaptive Sound Control
  • Favourite sound settings for registered locations
  • Speak-to-Chat
  • DSSE Extreme, 360 Reality Audio support
  • Hands-free calling, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support
  • 30 hours battery life
  • Fast charge: 10-minute charge for 5 hours of use

While the video suggests that the new headphones retain the WH-1000XM3’s QN1 processor, they do come with a new ‘Dual Noise Sensor’ technology. If it’s anything like the WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds’ Dual Noise Sensor tech, then this means that the WH-1000XM4 uses dual microphones to catch the ambient sounds.

Adaptive Sound Control, which automatically detects your activity to adjust ambient sound settings, also makes its return. What’s new this time is the ability to store sound presets for registered locations.

The WH-1000XM3 has a neat Quick Attention feature that lets you place your hand over the housing to turn down the volume so that you can make a conversation. On the WH-1000XM4, there’s a better alternative called Speak-to-Chat, which pauses the music automatically when you’re speaking and resumes when you’re done.

The video also says the WH-1000XM4 offers 30 hours of battery life, the same as its predecessor. Its fast charge capability — 10-minute charge for 5 hours of use — is also the same as the XM3.

Source: Sparrows News’ YouTube channel (via Android Authority).