SOOOO happy with my decision
So I was stuck between last year's M3 and the Bose 700. I saw these were coming out and wasn't sure. I did more research and was leaning towards the 700's to save money. I am primarily using these for WFH (music/calls) and the mic on the 700's is said to be amazing. As I researched I googled around and found that Bose has been having weeks of software issues and didn't want to get into that. I almost pre-ordered the M4's but decided to sleep on it because it didn't make a difference being in a queue. Finally one day, I found a YouTube video on the M4 and all my concerns were already addressed. I was sold.Yesterday (Aug 18th) these arrived at my door and I was on calls ALL DAY. They were perfect. Today, I get to enjoy music and silence –– HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
If you can afford it, buy it. If you can not afford it, find a part time job so you can buy it.
Noise cancellation and audio quality exceeded my expectations. If you can afford it, buy it. If you can not afford it, find a part time job so you can buy it.I receive both a S-brand Bud+ and the Sony XM4 on the same day.In short, the Bud+ is garbage, no bass, average mid and high.The Sony XM4 is a must buy if your budget allows for it.Highly recommended.
better sound then xm3
definitely better audio-hi-fi than xm3 -- more openness and definition.note: to pair with my walkman wm1a i set up bluetooth pairing on walkman, BUT, as with xm3, i have to turn off the headphones first and restart them by PUSHING POWER ON, AND HOLDING IT PRESSED FOR 7 SECONDS. devices then connect.
Comfort, noise canceling, and quality.
Download Sony Headphone Connect App, open box, turn on headphones (bottom of left headphone on/off switch), using Sony Connect App, connect and paired new headphones. My headphones were 100% charged out of box. Many features in Sony Connect App which will require further review and tweaking. My headphones firmware updated automatically -be patient, process took several minutes. Initial impression; very comfortable, really good noise canceling and sound quality. Only used for one phone call, was told voice clarity is outstanding. I need to review all headphone app settings, features, and functionality for optimizing for my use. Easily connected two iPhones, my experience switching between them was seamless. Used ear profile in-app feature to analyze my ear shape for 360 Reality Audio setup. After a few days, will update with additional details and comments.
Loved the xm3 and now loving the xm4. Noise suppression is amazing as usual and the sound is the best I have experienced in a headphone (don't mind me audiophiles). They also changed the sounds when you increase/decrease/skip/pause from a high note beep to a more subtle, rich kind of music block sound. For example, remember as a kid when you would hit the toy xylophone? To me it sounds like that. Very satisfying. Mhm. Great headphones!
So happy I bought these, dont think twice just get it!