Noise pollution is an invisible danger. It not only disrupts your listening pleasure, prolong exposure to such noise can also cause high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disturbances, and stress. To destress, more people are turning to music to relax after a day’s work.

Although it helps, your favorite music will still be disrupted with the background noise in public transport e.g. trains, buses.

Sony comes to the rescue with the WF-1000XM4 earphone with noise cancellation that gives you the best music enjoyment experience cancelling most of the background noise.


The earphone comes with the Integrated Processor V1 with richer sound and dual noise sensor microphone. Not only that, experience HI-RES Audio Wireless for exceptional sound (compatible devices supporting LDAC required). DSEE Extreme also upscales the compressed music in real time.

Although we don’t get too many windy days here in the tropics, automated Wind Noise reduction will detect wind and auto suppresses it.

The earphone is able to auto detect if you are travelling, walking or staying. In travelling mode, enjoy your music to it’s max clarity and bass with less background sound. Walking mode will still allow you to enjoy your music but will not filter off everything in the background so that you are aware of what is happening around you.

When you are in stationary mode, the earphone will filter off background noise but will not filter off important announcements. 

Another feature in the app is that you could opt to enable adaptive sound control to recognize places that you frequently visit and it will remember and auto adjust the environment settings.

The WF-1000XM4 also work as an external bluetooth earpiece for your smartphone. It uses bone conduction sensor to enable clearer speech when answering calls. You can also use it with Google Assistant or Alexa to query the smartphone for information. e.g. how is the weather today?

The earphones are IPX4 water resistance, thus splashes and sweat won’t stop you from enjoying your favorite music on the go.

The WF-1000XM4 headphones feature intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track. What’s more, you can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

Immerse yourself in sound all around you—as real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio—every time you put on your headphones. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real.

By Harry