Sony WF-1000XM4 review: small and light, more versatile!

As early as 2019, I have experienced Sony’s WF-1000XM3 true wireless noise reduction headphones for everyone. At that time, this true wireless product with a built-in QN1e custom noise reduction chip left me with its excellent noise reduction performance and sound quality. I am deeply impressed, and after two years, its successor, Sony WF-1000XM4, is here! I got this product the first time, let’s take a look at what Sony has done in the past two years. ?

When I held the Sony WF-1000XM4 in my hand for the first time, my first feeling was: so small!

Even with the packaging box, it gives people a small and exquisite feeling. Abandon the large packaging boxes in the past and switch to small packaging boxes made of environmentally friendly materials. It feels more like a storage box for product distribution. Not only is the internal structure design exquisite, the appearance is also It’s very simple, it’s really necessary to use it as a daily earphone storage, and it can be regarded as the best use.

Going back to the product itself, the overall volume of the WF-1000XM4 is much smaller than the previous generation.The official parameter is that the volume of the charging box is reduced by 40%, which is even much smaller than the charging box of Airpods Pro. Portability can be said to be greatly improved!

But the small charging box does not mean sacrificing battery life.According to Sony’s official data, the overall battery life of the WF-1000XM4 in various use environments is more than one and a half hours longer than the previous generation. This is also my opinion. -1000XM4 is the first black technology point, the size is smaller, and the battery life has become longer. Sony hasn’t been lazy in the past two years!

The front of the charging box still retains the previous-generation breathing indicator design, and the USB-C power interface has been moved to the back of the charging box (I guess it is to allow the headset charging box to be placed upright when charging), and the upper A generation of wireless charging functions that I have complained about, Nice! (I said before, how can such a large charging box not support wireless charging?!)

And this time Sony has also improved the design of the earphone cavity, the overall shape is more rounded, can be just embedded in the user’s auricle, it is tighter when worn, and it is not easy to fall off. At the same time, it comes with earplugs in two sizes, S and L, made of polyurethane foam material newly developed by Sony for users to choose from.

In terms of weight, the actual weight of a unilateral headset is only about 7g, which is comfortable and comfortable to wear!

In terms of touch, it continues the design of the previous generation of touch circle board. There are touch pads on both sides of the cavity, and the specific operation gestures are basically the same as the previous generation. On this basis, WF-1000XM4 also added a “quick reminder” function like the WH series, long press the left cavity touchpad, the music volume is reduced and the ambient sound is amplified, which is convenient for users to quickly communicate with people when using headphones.