Sony WF-1000XM4 leak tips a design shift for one of the best true wireless bud sets
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After updating its amazing over-the-head cans - see our thorough Sony WH-1000XM4 review - the company may finally be prepping a new version of their bud-ding counterpart, the WF-1000XM3 which are still one of the best true wireless earbuds out there despite being released way back in 2019.
An alleged photo of the Sony WF-1000XM4 has leaked in grainy glory on Reddit, and we couldn't be more excited. Why? Well, the WF-1000XM3 made active noise-cancellation a reality before it was cool and offer it with battery life that was double what the competition offered at that moment. While some caught up, the WF-1000XM3 is still one of the top pairs of wireless ANC earbuds you can grab, and we can only imagine what a successor would bring.
Sony's next-gen Sony WF-1000XM4 may look like this
If you saw our PhoneArena's review of the midrange WB-X700 (what's with this nondescript naming scheme, Sony?), you'd immediately see a similarity, save for the size, as the purported Sony WF-1000XM4 looks smaller. The bud is still painted in black and gold, though, as the XM3 model, yet it eventually will sport new memory foam ear tips.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 instalment.If there was one complaint about the otherwise great WF-1000XM3 it was the size used to achieve its pretty amazing battery life autonomy even without the case. Seemingly, that's what Sony may be rectifying with the WF-1000XM4 for one more crack at the top wireless earbuds pedestal later in the year when they'll have to face the next