Industry-leading noise canceling headphones

Intelligent headphones with mic.

Industry-leading Digital Noise Cancellation

Hear every word, note, and tune with incredible clarity, no matter your environment. These headphones feature additional microphones that assist in isolating sound while talking on the phone, resulting in improved phone call quality and the reduction of even more high and mid frequency sounds.1

Engineering better noise cancellation

Dual Noise Sensor technology, featuring two microphones on each earcup, captures ambient noise and passes the data to the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1. Using a new algorithm, the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 then applies noise cancelling processing in real time to a range of environments.
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DSEE Extreme

Upscales compressed digital music files

Using Digital Sound Enhancement Engine with Edge-AI, co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo.

Proprietary technology for premium sound

The 40 mm drivers with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms reproduce a full range of frequencies.

Personalized listening experience

Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts to your location and behavior.

Smart Listening by SENSE ENGINE

Automatically detects your activity and balances the noise canceling levels.2

Wearing detection

Pauses playback when headphones are removed and resumes when you put them back on.

All-day power with quick charging

Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10 min charge for 5 hours of playback).3

Touch Sensor controls

Pause/play/skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls.4

Seamless multiple-device pairing

The WH-1000XM4 headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.5

Carry case with cable

The supplied carry case is durable and includes a cable for wired listening.

“Sony | Headphones Connect” App for Android /iOS

Control your ambient sound settings and adjust the sound levels with the Equalizer.2


  1. As of March 2020. Ambient noise reduction according to research by Sony Corp., measured using JEITA-compliant guidelines for headband style wireless noise cancelling headphones.
  2. Requires download of Sony | Headphones Connect app for iPhone from the App Store or for Android from Google Play. User must link compatible devices in order to control operation. Subject to app terms and conditions.
  3. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage.
  4. Voice assist function compatible with Android smartphone (Google App) or IPhone (Siri). Bluetooth® Connection Required
  5. Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth® devices vary. For optimal experience, software update recommended.


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