Rumors that Sony is preparing to release a new generation of wireless headphones WH-1000XM began to appear at the end of last year. Over the past few months, this information has been repeatedly confirmed by various sources, and now the device has appeared on the website of the online store Walmart, which may indicate the imminent release of new items.
As for the main innovations that the Sony WH-1000XM4 will receive, I will first of all note the possibility of simultaneously connecting to several devices. Thanks to this, switching between a smartphone / PC / other sound source will be much easier and faster. Headphones will receive a Bluetooth module version 5.0, and five microphones and an “advanced audio signal processing system” should improve the quality of conversation during calls.
Headphones, like the previous model, will be equipped with 40 mm drivers with a frequency range up to 40 kHz. Declared support for the LDAC codec, as well as various AI technologies that should bring sound to a new level of quality. The active noise reduction system should be even better with additional microphones. Battery life will be up to 30 hours. Fast charging via USB-C connector will be supported (10 minutes of charging will be enough for 5 hours of listening to music).
Estimated cost of Sony WH-1000XM4 will be $ 348. Now it remains only to wait for the official announcement from Sony.