Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds tipped for next-gen Bluetooth 5.2 – What Hi-Fi?

, the highly expected next-generation variations of the multi-Award-winning WF-1000XM3 real cordless earbuds., today’s advancement definitely bodes well for the upcoming XM4.

Back in February we brought you what seemed the very first leaked pictures of the Sony WF-1000XM4, the highly expected next-generation versions of the multi-Award-winning WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds. Now, a new leak has revealed that Sony’s next noise-cancelling buds will boast Bluetooth 5.2.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and the FCC have both licensed the “YY2948” buds (thought to be a codename for the WF-1000XM4) and validated Bluetooth 5.2 support, as reported by NotebookCheck. For the unaware, the most recent version of Bluetooth is more energy effective and the speed at which it transfers data is faster compared to Bluetooth 5.1, in theory indicating the WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds must deliver higher-quality audio.Given that the Award-winning Sony WF-1000XM3 are some of our favourite cordless headphones, today’s advancement definitely bodes well for the upcoming XM4. On the drawback, the leak claims there will be “no aptX or aptX HD assistance “however that LDAC (Sony’s own premium Bluetooth codec) could make the XM4 spec sheet.If the rumour checks out, Bluetooth 5.2 should likewise provide the XM4 “several concurrent connections”– i.e. lightening-fast pairing across a string of smart devices– and much better battery life.What will be Sony’s next answer to the AirPods Pro, the XM4 are likewise tipped for active noise-cancelling, support for the Sony 360 Reality Audio format, and the same DSEE Extreme audio chip discovered in Sony’s five-star WH-1000XM4 over-ear headphones.Sony has yet to confirm the presence of the XM4 buds, not to mention their release date. Considering that FCC certification is generally the final phase of the development procedure, they might break cover quicker rather than later on … MORE: Heres’s all the Sony WF-1000XM4 release date, cost and rumours Our pick of the very best wireless earbuds on the market Save big: the very best Sony WF-1000XM3 offers and least expensive rates Battle of the buds: AirPods Pro vs Sony WF-1000XM3

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