Sony’s WH-1000MX3 is definitely in the top three best premium headphones out there. For users, it is a matter of preference, brand loyalty, and other features. Recently, Microsoft entered into the competition as well. Their second version of the Surface Headphones is actually quite the knocker. Not to mention, some of the features, the controls, the aesthetics of the device really put it up with the Sony’s. But then, the superior sound experience of the Sony’s barely edge them past this. Barely. Not to mention, these seem dated. Everyone has high expectations from the upcoming WH-1000MX4s. On that bombshell, we look towards Android Police’s report on how a teardown of the App tells us more about what to expect from these headphones.
Sony WH-1000XM4 Info from Headphone Connect 7.0.1
Looks identical to the XM3.
It'll be able to change some (if not all) headphone settings based on your location (set locations or your own) and uses Google Maps API for it.
New DSSE Extreme (also on X1ii), probably AI Upscaling pic.twitter.com/7hpGMIE7Bb
— JustPlayingHard (@justplayinghard) May 21, 2020
According to the report, the initial teardown was from a twitter user, JustPlayingHard, and then looked into more detail from the folks over at XDA Developers. The main feature that they took out from it was that the headphones would now feature multiple device support. This would be similar to the one offered by Microsoft on their Surface Headphones. Although people would have to connect over to the other device to move towards it, but it would definitely be a seamless pair as compared to what we have now with the unpairing. Additionally, this would mean that Sony would be letting go of LDAC support. It seems a bummer but we guess the company didn’t find it important enough to satisfy a specific number of customers out there.
The headphones would feature DSEE Extreme, a version of their AI system which allows the headphones to upscale the audio output from lower resolution files. This is an enhanced version of the current DSEE HX found on the headphones currently (WH-1000MX3). There is also a new smart-talking feature included in the new headphones. What it would do is detect voices automatically and enable ambient sound mode without users having to enable it by themselves.
Photos and the manual of the Sony WH-1000XM4, the successor to Sony's excellent XM3 Bluetooth wireless headphones, just went up on Brazil's Anatel (equivalent to the FCC).
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) March 6, 2020
Physically, as some photos have surfaced, the headphones look pretty similar to the previous version. Perhaps there may be some improvements to the battery and the fast charging. Even if it doesn’t, there isn’t much wrong with them in that area. These headphones, the WH-1000MX3s, are actually top-notch!