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Sony finally gives us a launch date for the WF-1000XM4 true wireless buds

The most hotly anticipated true wireless earbuds are coming next week.

Published onJune 3, 2021

  • Sony has set a launch date for the WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds.
  • The live virtual launch event will take place on June 8.
  • The specs, features, and design of the Sony WF-1000XM4 have already leaked extensively.

After weeks of rumors and leaks, we finally have a launch date for the Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds. Sony posted a YouTube livestream link (see below) announcing that the “truly silent” “tailored 4 you” buds will go official on June 9  at 1 AM Japan time (12 PM ET on June 8).

The new Sony WF-1000XM4 will be more compact compared to the existing WF-1000XM3. We saw several design leaks showing off the earbuds in two colorways — black with copper accents and white with gold accents. The redesign could allow the WF-1000XM4 to sit more flush with the ears this time around.

Specs and features of the true wireless pair were also recently confirmed thanks to a leaked promotional video. In addition to improved noise-cancelling, the Sony WF-10000XM4 will also carry over some features like Speak-To-Chat and Adaptive Sound Control from the Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headset.

Under the hood, you should expect Sony’s integrated V1 processor, new sound drivers, support for LDAC and Hi-Res Audio, and DSEE EXTREME AI tech to upscale compression songs.

Also read: The best true wireless earbuds you can buy right now

Battery life is also expected to be pretty good. The buds could allow for 24 hours of playback with ANC turned on and 36 hours without it.

A recent leak suggested that with all these upgrades, the Sony WF-1000XM4 could be an expensive affair. A retail listing for the earbuds quoted a price of €279.90, or about $340. That’s way more than the previous model of the true wireless earbuds that launched for $230.

Nevertheless, we’ll get all these details and more at Sony’s launch event so let’s wait and watch what’s in store.

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