Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
With the Office of guys dans they discussed the headphones, and everyone told me in one voice: Why did Sony leave the same design? It was impossible-and here I can immediately stop the flight of thought. And why should Sony change the perfect design of the headphones? Just pair fare something? The XM4 has a good weight, high quality materials, are invisible in the ears, dans office I can sit a couple of hours. The black model with bronze elements dans is an emotion, very similar, minimalist, nothing superfluous. Why change the already recognizable iconic shape? Personally, I do not have an answer to this question. Write, they say, je pads have become a little bigger — a little softer-I will say this: and walking dans xm3 was very comfortable, dans XM4, it turns out, has become even more comfortable. The brain itself draws the picture, once this continuation-it means it is better!
But, in my opinion, the optimization (later we will return to this) of the flagship model may not end. Why do you need a 3.5 mm connector? He could have taken it from me. Want a cable-please connect a USB Type C come implemented dans Bowers & Wilkins PX / Px7. Maybe, if it’s the flagship, I miss metal and leather, but I’m willing to forgive everything for the sound. It seems to me that WH-1000xm5 will only go to the next stage in terms of materials used, get rid of the 3.5 mm connector, it will become a little smaller, get new color combinations. I wish Sony did not throw this story away-because it works well!
About working time-everything remained the same: promise 30 hours of operation in noise reduction mode, without ANC environ 38 ore, very, very. For a week of use, I connected the headphones to the charge once, the battery is happy.
Another interesting thing-now the application can save to the cloud all the settings and restore when using the next Sony model.
Operation with due to devices
It is necessary to put the Sony Headphones application and in the “System”tab activate the slider”work with two devices”. This is an iPhone 11 Pro Max and a Samsung Galaxy Note20. After the connection, you can activate the music on the smartphone alternatively, only automatically no tactique soit payante anything-put the pause music la Ligue des nations unies gadget, allumer the second. As far as I’m concerned, the ideal scenario is to connect the headphones L’un comprimé par Zoom or Skype and use in parallel with a smartphone pair conversations, music, games. Calls pass smoothly. There is nothing more special to add, sudden interruptions in communication and other problems did not notice. Well, sometimes it is necessary to manually click on the headphones in the Bluetooth menu on the tablet or smartphone, but this is the only note. Both connected devices are visible in the Sony helmet app.
A curious connoisseur of Sony may have noticed that in XM4 removed support aptX and aptX HD, left only LDAC and AAC. Is it bad or good? Here you need to understand one thing: TAAC-it’s nice, Sony and not only has transferred its development from Google, we now see the codec in hundreds of devices with the Android operating system. For example, when connecting to a Samsung Galaxy Note20 in the menu you can choose whether to use LDAC or not, when playing files in FLAC format you will notice a change in the details and sound quality. In this way, the owner of the headset provides wonderful opportunities when connecting an Android-based smartphone: you can choose the player, the desired codec, get better sound quality. On the other hand, even iPhone owners should not bother: AAC is supported and I really enjoyed listening to music with the Iphone 11 Pro Max.
I guess the Sony WH-1000XM4 model was not only updated, the company also optimized the production price, putting a modern chip-yes, it is devoid of aptX, but the savings helped to install a capacitive sensor that can pause the sound. I’ll tell you about him.
Sensor and control
This solution, which I first saw in the Parrot Zik headphones, was not used everywhere, from modern well-known devices I will remember Bowers & Wilkins PX7, but Sony WH-1000XM3 was not. Sony WH-1000XM4, it is located on the left CUP and if you shoot to the right, nothing will happen, and if you shoot to the left, the music stops.
The function can be disabled in the settings. Toutte the other control possibilities are the same as the XM3: on the right Cup, gestures can control the playback and volume, if you put the palm of your hand, the volume decreases instantly, the microphones sensibly capture all the sounds around. It’s so easy to talk to someone, and ingenious trick-he sat in a taxi, said to the duty driver “the radio is not needed, the temperature is fine, everything is fine,” come on.
Anticipate questions – for example, you wear headphones for a while not around your neck, what will happen? The music will pause, once put again, playback continues, only in the settings you need to turn off the automatic shutdown of the headphones.
I will not dwell on the functionality of applications-Sony professional headphones added features, related opportunities XM4, put the necessary for firmware update, control settings surround audio and 360 reality Audio, here, you can optimize the atmospheric pressure, play with the equalizer. Again, put necessarily! Most of the manipulation of the headphones takes place in the program.
Nice new function-Chat, including in Sony helmet app. Once you start talking, the music stops, the microphones become much more sensitive, you can easily communicate with people without removing the headphones. In the function settings, you can select the uptime (for example, if you do not say anything for about 15 seconds, the music and noise cancellation comes back again), and you can also choose the sensitivity of speech recognition. I checked dans office, the thing is beautiful: you approach the UN colleague, start a talk, XM4 amplify the sound of the microphones, I spoke with a colleague, Pi continued a silence dans sit and with music. How cool! Be sure to try it.
Son vous the same pilot of the XM3, 40mm, “LCD polymer film with aluminum coating”, Venez comes appelé Sony-no matter come comes appelé, it is important that the sound is good! Among these models, XM3 and XM4 stand out very seriously, offering exceptional quality of songs of any genre and literally from any source, be it Apple Music or FLAC songs on the Vox player. The main effect of XM4 – you are invisibly involved in this game, I just want to run all the tracks from the Apple library and search for all kinds of tones, listen to the misunderstood and listen to your favorite again.
I’ll give you some advice. The application has the ability to include DSEE Extreme – this proprietary technology from Sony literally finish the image on tracks of poor quality. I advise you to turn, listen to music for a day, then turn it off and compare. The second thing is called 360 reality Audio, I do not like all these sounds around, here it only works together with a special application created by Deezer-it can be played once, but no more. L’onu other tips before listening to music optimize the long atmosphere des données and spend individual optimization-une depending on the age we hear each case, the headphones create L’onu special environment, quelque chose de similaire calibration occurs.
Does the sound quality change? God knows-I tried to listen and so, and without tuning, just as great. Let’s say I love Tom York tomorrow’s Modern Boxes album, even the Apple Music version brings all the headphones into clean water-there are layers like in a quality cocktail at Noor Bar. And all these layers are skillfully combined, flow with each other, and there is also a voice, and endlessly you can try to understand why Tom York did all this – and it is better not to think, but to listen. Buy XM4 or try-turn on this album and enjoy a great musical image, a theme Il n’y a pas de vallée de glace worth. Long-time readers will scold me, they say, more than once you gave the example of this album-well, headphones are appropriate. Orale!
there is no reason to think that we are not able to meet the demand of Sony WH-1000XM4. I liked the implementation of the sensor responsible for pausing music, working with two devices, I am better listened to by interlocutors. They write that improved noise reduction, sound-etc. honestly, everything was great, noticing the change for me is difficult.
At the end of Sony, we got another great product from the UN. Csr do I mean when I say”handsome”? Well, here’s a take the PS4 Pro-this thing is fine. With the console, jeux to my favorite games, although not as often as I would like, I only get positif vibes
If you ask directly: “and if I do not understand anything about headphones and decided to buy a Sony WH-1000XM4 and these are my first expensive “ears” in life, is it worth it?”I Answer: Yes. Well, when there is an opportunity to start with such a thing.