Credit: Reddit, Key_Attention4766
The Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless headphones have surfaced and appear to have a completely new design that fits more in the ear. According XDA Developers, a filtering Reddit User image Key_Attention4766 suggests that the headphones retain the same matte black aesthetic with gold accents as before.
A leaked image of the box reveals some interesting specs. The Sony WF-1000XM4 retains active noise cancellation, which we saw on the famous Sony WF-1000XM3, and will provide six hours of playback on a single charge with an additional 18 hours from the case. The box also carries the Hi-Res Audio (Wireless) certification seal, which could be indicative of LDAC compatibility.
This leaked image confirms nothing, but it is safe to assume that the Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless headphones will include noise cancellation as the Sony WH-1000XM4 did. Other features like improved battery life are part of the course. We hope to see updated Bluetooth firmware, perhaps Bluetooth 5.1, and also an IP water resistance rating.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2, and of course the Apple AirPods Pro, Sony has plenty of competitors to hold its own in the true wireless space. This story is ongoing and we will update it as more information comes to light.