Elly Awesome on features, latest tech

Recently, Sony released the WH-1000XM4 wireless noise cancelling headphones. Their predecessor, the WH-1000XM3, have a cult following for their noise cancellation performance, comfort and fancy features, which begs the question, should you buy the new 1000XM4s?


First of all, features I loved from the 1000XM3 remain on the new model. This includes touch gesture controls on the outside surface of the right ear cup. When listening, you can swipe to control volume, skip tracks and play/pause.

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There’s also ‘quick attention mode’ where if you cover the right ear cup with your hand, the playback volume decreases and the outside sounds amplify so you can hear everything around you.

This was especially great back when air travel was a thing, when the flight attendant appeared you didn’t need to fumble with your device or remove

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