5 Cool Features That Make The Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds Better Than The Rest

The Apple AirPods line is widely regarded as the gold standard of wireless earbuds, due in large part to its set of features and brand popularity. But for those willing to look beyond the fruit-shaped logo, there is a world of exciting wireless earbuds made by other companies, with Sony among those leading the pack. Its latest audio product, the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds, has just made its way to Malaysian shores. We’ll bring you through the new device and detail some of the coolest features which make it one of the best in the market.

A Brief On The Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds

Sony WF1000XM4 wireless earbuds
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The WF-1000XM4 is Sony’s fourth iteration of its flagship wireless earbuds series, which sits beside the company’s premium headphones line comprising popular products such as the WH-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM3. It succeeds the WF-1000XM3, which was released in 2019. 

Below are the nitty-gritty specs along with that of its predecessor. It should give you a clearer idea of what’s new and improved with the hardware update.

Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony WF-1000XM3

Case Size

2.4 x 1.5 x 1.1 inches

3.2 x 2.2 x 1.3 inches


Approx. 41g

Approx. 8.5g x2


Integrated Processor V1

HD Noise Cancelling QN1e

Bluetooth Version






Battery Life

8 hours (with noise cancellation on)

12 hours (with noise cancellation off)

24 hours (with charging case)

6 hours (with noise cancellation on)

8 hours (with noise cancellation off)

18 hours (with charging case)

Battery Charge Time

Approx. 1.5 hours

Approx. 1.5 hours

Wireless Charging



A little fun fact: The
Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds (along with the three products mentioned above) is made in Malaysia.

Why The Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds Should Be Your Top Choice

One Of The Best Noise Cancellation Performances

Sony WF1000XM4 noise cancelling
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Noise cancellation is increasingly becoming a must-have feature for people shopping for a pair of headphones or earbuds. In Sony’s latest wireless earbuds, it is as good as it can be. On top of shutting out the usual background hums and chatter, the WF-1000XM4 can also detect and subsequently suppress wind noise with its Automatic Wind Noise Reduction mode. Joggers and runners, rejoice!

On the other hand, you’ll need to pay attention to your surroundings in certain situations. In that regard, the WF-1000XM4’s Ambient Sound mode better captures the environmental sound for a more natural listening experience. You don’t need to take off the earbuds to hear clearly what’s going on around you.

Instant Pause When An Earbud Is Taken Off

Sony WF1000XM4 wireless earbuds instant pause
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One of the AirPods’ best features is its ability to automatically pause the music/video when the earbud is taken off the ear. Pop it back on, and the playback resumes. The Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds have that same feature.

It is undeniably a very handy feature to have as it saves you the extra work of manually pausing (and rewinding the playback that you missed out on) when you are required to get the earbuds off your ears. Perhaps more crucially, it prevents battery drain if you forget to stop the playback in your haste to attend to something.  

Speak-To-Chat Is Super Convenient

Sony WF1000XM4 wireless earbuds speak-to-chat
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Oftentimes, while listening to something on a pair of headphones or earbuds, you’ll need to hit pause whenever you want to speak to someone. It can get bothersome if done repeatedly. But with the WF-1000XM4’s Speak-to-Chat feature, you can say goodbye to this inconvenience.

It automatically pauses the music and lets in ambient sound as soon as you start speaking out to initiate a conversation. And once you have finished talking, the music comes back on without you having to do anything. It is a feature you won’t find in any other wireless earbuds, not even Apple’s.

Intelligently Adjusts To Your Situation

Sony WF1000XM4 wireless earbuds adaptive sound control
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With the Adaptive Sound Control feature, the WF-1000XM4 is smart enough to tailor suit your listening needs when you are in different environments. For instance, it will block out all background noise while you are on a bus or a train. When you’re walking, it will, in turn, let in some outside noises, so you’re aware of everything going around you while still enjoying your music.

You can take this feature even further by making it recognise the places you frequently visit and adjust accordingly. So, your sound profile or listening preference differs when you’re in the office or when you’re at the gym.

Effortless Pairing With An Android Phone/Computer/Laptop

Sony WF1000XM4 wireless earbuds easy pairing
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As anyone who has connected multiple Bluetooth devices can attest, the pairing process is no fun. You need to jump through hoops in the settings, and it can get tedious if it requires multiple tries.

Thankfully, the WF-1000XM4 alleviates such issues with Fast Pair and Swift Pair features. With the former, pairing with compatible Android devices requires only one quick tap on the screen when the two devices are brought close to each other.

Meanwhile, the latter makes pairing the Sony wireless earbuds with a Windows 10 machine a similarly painless process. All you need to do is to follow the pop-up pairing guidance that shows up on the screen when the devices are in close proximity.

Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds Price And Availability In Malaysia

Available now on Shopee Malaysia, you can purchase the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds at the recommended retail price of RM1,099.


If you are looking to save some bucks but still want a top pair of Sony wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3 can be yours for less than RM600.

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