After weeks of rumors and leaks, we lastly have a launch date for the Sony WF-1000XM4 true wi-fi earbuds. Sony posted a YouTube livestream hyperlink (see beneath) saying that the “truly silent” “tailored 4 you” buds will go official on June 9 at 1 AM Japan time (12 PM ET on June 8).
The new Sony WF-1000XM4 will likely be extra compact in contrast to the prevailing WF-1000XM3. We noticed several design leaks exhibiting off the earbuds in two colorways — black with copper accents and white with gold accents. The redesign may enable the WF-1000XM4 to sit extra flush with the ears this time round.
Specs and options of the true wi-fi pair have been additionally not too long ago confirmed thanks to a leaked promotional video. In addition to improved noise-cancelling, the Sony WF-10000XM4 may also carry over some options like Speak-To-Chat and Adaptive Sound Control from the Sony WH-1000XM4 wi-fi headset.
Under the hood, you must count on Sony’s built-in V1 processor, new sound drivers, assist for LDAC and Hi-Res Audio, and DSEE EXTREME AI tech to upscale compression songs.
Battery life can also be anticipated to be fairly good. The buds may enable for 24 hours of playback with ANC turned on and 36 hours with out it.
A recent leak recommended that with all these upgrades, the Sony WF-1000XM4 could possibly be an costly affair. A retail itemizing for the earbuds quoted a value of €279.90, or about $340. That’s far more than the earlier mannequin of the true wi-fi earbuds that launched for $230.
Nevertheless, we’ll get all these particulars and extra at Sony’s launch occasion so let’s wait and watch what’s in retailer.