Sony WH-1000XM4 ANC headphones launched in India for ₹29,990 (~$410)

Sony WH-1000XM4 ANC headphones launched in India for ₹29,990 (~$410)

Sony is among the most reputed brands when it comes to audio products, including a variety of headsets. Its WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) have been widely appreciated for their sound quality, comfort, and battery longevity. Last month, Sony revealed their successor globally, and now, the Sony WH-1000XM4 ANC headphones are coming to India for a price of ₹29,990 (~$410).

While in terms of design, the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones look almost identical to the WH-1000XM3’s, there are some new changes under the hood. Starting with the hardware changes, the XM4 feature a new proximity sensor inside the left earcup to automatically pause audio when you take the headphones off and resume it when you put them back on. Meanwhile, the new Bluetooth Audio processor (the MediaTek MT2811S) senses and adjusts to the noise up to 700 times each second.


Things that remain unchanged include the headphones’ basic design, the touchpad on the earcups to control playback, or activate the ambient sound gesture. The Sony WH-1000XM4 use the same 40mm drivers from the last generation but feature software upscaling to improve the audio output.

Sony has also introduced a new “Speak-to-Chat” feature that automatically pauses music when you start speaking based on the input from the inbuilt mics. Sony also claims that apart from your voice, it utilizes bone conduction to sense vibrations from your jaws to differentiate between your voice and any other ambient sound.

Price and Availability

The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones will be available in India starting today i.e. September 18th, via Sony’s offline and online stores as well as through Amazon India for ₹29,990 (~$410). As an introductory offer, the headphones will have a discount of ₹1,500 till the end of September.

    Sony's most lauded Bluetooth headphones with ANC are getting better with improved noise cancellation, and new audio algorithms to make sound richer.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Specifications

Specifications Sony WH-1000XM4 ANC Headphones
Weight 254g
Driver 40mm HD Driver Unit
Frequency Response 4Hz-40,000Hz
Features Hi-Res, 360 Reality Audio, DSEE Extreme, Battery level indication, touch playback controls, multipurpose button
Battery Life
  • 30 hours per charge
  • Quick charging with 5 hours of battery backup in 10 mins of charging
Supplied Accessories USB Type C Cable, Audio Cable, Carrying Case, In-Flight Adapter

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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