IFA 2018 brought the renewed Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones, among others. Through the headphones, Sony went into full combat with Bose, who was previously in the lead. This time, the WH-1000XM4 has been leaked, the successor to the popular WH-1000XM3s.
Sony accidentally posted details of the upcoming WH-1000XM4 headphones in its Headphones Connect application. Although the naming does not spark any dust, it is slightly different if the name is suddenly connected to new (software) functions.
That said, the headphones’ design would remain the same as the existing WH-1000XM3s, reports the user who reviewed Sony’s Headphones app. It is unknown whether these photos are correct, or whether they are simply used as placeholders until Sony launches the headphones.
One of the most important software features that the Twitter user managed to figure out is the ability to connect multiple devices to the headphones simultaneously. You currently need to disconnect from one device before the WH-1000XM3 can allow another device – which is a thing of the past with the WH-1000XM4s.
Furthermore, Sony has provided this app with the possibility to make a backup of settings, such as the equalizer. It is unknown whether Sony’s servers are used or whether the backup files are placed on Google Drive.
Finally, Sony brings functionality that we have not seen before on headphones: the ability to configure the settings for specific locations. That way, you could turn on noise reduction at work while the feature is turned off at home.
Sony uses the Google Maps API for this function; it is still unknown which functions can be set exactly with this function. In addition, the feature may initially be limited to the WH-1000XM4, but chances are Sony will bring the feature to other headphones as well.
It is still unknown when Sony will launch its new headphones. Sony usually launches its high-end consumer headphones during IFA. Although this fair will largely take place online this year, Sony could still launch the headphones in September.
Sony already passed the Bluetooth SIG and the US FCC for the necessary certificates, but that does not mean that the development of the headphones has been completed. What do you expect from Sony’s WH-1000XM4’s? Would you like to buy it? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.