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Compare Sony WH-1000XM4 vs Apple AirPods Max [Smart Case] vs Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX

Price

MSRP
380 EUR
549 USD
499 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Connectivity

Ports
Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug
USB-C
USB-C + 3.5mm
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
1200 mAh
Cable
Single-sided (detachable)
1.25 m audio cable with 3.5mm mini-jack for corded Connectivity + 1.25 m USB-A to USB-C cable for Charging
Carrying Case
Smart Case
Fabric carrying case included
Colors
Silver, Space Gray, Sky Blue, Pink, Green
Black Anthracite, Grey Mist, Navy
Drivers
1.57 ", dome type (CCAW Voice coil), Aluminum coated LCP
40mm Apple-designed dynamic driver with dual neodymium ring magnet
40 mm Electro-dynamic driver
Form Factor
Over-ear wireless headphones
Over-Ear Wireless Headphones
Headphone Type
Dynamic
Dynamic headphones, Closed headphones
Magnet
Neodymium
Neodymium magnets
Material
Aluminum, Leather, Fabric, Polymer, Rubber
Microphone
9x microphones: 8x for ANC, 3x for voice pickup
4 x MEMS for voice Mic (2 mics sharing with ANC) + 4 x Dedicated MEMS mic for ANC function (2 mics in each earcup)

Dimensions

Size | Depth
3.28 inches / 83.4 mm
52 mm
Size | Height
7.37 inches / 187.3 mm
200 mm
Size | Width
6.64 inches / 168.6 mm
195 mm
Weight
13.6 ounces / 384.8 grams
285 g / 360 g with carrying case

Function

Audio
Dolby Atmos, Transparency mode
Bluetooth Codecs
SBC, AAC, LDAC
SBC, AAC, aptX Adaptive
Bluetooth Profiles
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Fast Charging
5 min for 1.5 hours of listening time
Noise Cancellation
Yes, with transparency mode
Active Noise Cancellation
Processor
Apple H1 headphone chip (each ear cup)
Sensor
Both ear cups: Optical sensor, Position sensor, Case-detect sensor, Accelerometer / Left ear cup: Gyroscope

Performance

Battery Life
30 h (NC on) / 38 h (NC off)
Up to 20 hours
Up to 35 hours with active Bluetooth and Active Noise Cancellation / Up to 40 hours with Bluetooth
Charging Time
3 hours
Frequency Response
Wired: 4 Hz-40,000 Hz | Bluetooth: 20 Hz–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz Sampling)/20 Hz–40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz Sampling, 990 kbps)
20Hz ~ 22kHz
Impedance
24 ohms in passive mode
Sensitivity
105 dB / mW (1 kHz)
95 dB @ 1kHz/1mW

Production

Availability
2020 Summer
2020-12-15
Debut
2020-08-06
2020-12-08
2021
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