Smarter listening experience

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An even smarter listening experience

As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically pauses the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation—handy if you want to keep your headphones on, or if your hands are full. And once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically. Speak-to-Chat recognises and reacts to your voice. It is based on Precise Voice Pickup Technology, which combines four microphones and sensors with advanced audio signal processing.


An exceptional listening experience that's tailored just for you. The WF-1000XM4 truly wireless headphones take industry-leading noise cancelling and audio quality to the next level. Made to fit every ear, they offer a personalised experience that adjusts to every situation.

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Speak-to-chat pauses when you speak

Adaptive Sound Control adjusts to ambient sound

Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts to your situation

Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you're doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience.
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Lose yourself in your journey, with no background noise to interrupt your favourite tracks.
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Be aware of everything around you, from street to office, while still enjoying music.
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Hear important announcements while you wait without noticing other background noise.

Headphones that get to know you

You can opt to have Adaptive Sound Control learn to recognise places that you frequently visit, like your office, the gym or a favourite café, and tailor sound to suit the situation. 
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