Duel comparison: Apple AirPods Pro vs Sony WF-1000XM4

The outcome of this round is dependent on the device the headphones are paired with. Indeed, the AirPods Pro deploy their full potential when paired with an iOS device, and can therefore compete with their competitor in this context. They then have access to Spatial Audio with tracking of head movements, activation of Siri by voice, automatic switching between different devices linked to the same iCloud account or quick pairing. The pressure sensor at the stem allows them to be controlled on the fly, but it is not possible to change the actions affected. The AirPods Pro are much more deprived when they are paired with an Android terminal, because they lose all the functions mentioned above except the use of pressure sensors.

On the other side of the ring, the WF-1000XM4s are much more versatile, because they work the same way regardless of the terminal used. Sony headphones are controlled using very responsive touch surfaces, but a little less practical than the pressure sensors of the AirPods Pro. They have access to the excellent Sony Headphones application which includes a lot of information (battery level, codec used, etc.) and very practical features (equalizer, noise reduction level, etc.) allowing them to personalize the headphones to their way. The WF-1000XM4 are compatible with quick pairing on Android and Windows 10.

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