Do we really need noise-cancelling earbuds? Take it from someone who’s tried it and now can’t imagine living without them – yes, we absolutely do
I think I speak for many of us when I say as mamas, we’re not too fussed about our earphones. We’ll use whatever our techie hubbies gift us, or honestly anything that comes with the new phone we’re replacing our old one with. (And if you do happen to be one of those super-cool in-the-know moms who’s got all the intel on the latest gadgets… then don’t mind me!) But this particular pair of earbuds has changed my mind, and may just change yours too – the Sony WF-1000XM4 noise-cancelling earbuds.
Never mind the fact that all this time I thought we could only get the noise-cancelling function from using headphones, but now that I’ve tried this nifty trick with the earbuds, it’s like magic! The Sony WF-1000XM4 has topped many lists in terms of industry-leading noise cancellation ability and sound quality (garnering critical acclaim from the likes of CNET, Tech Radar and What Hi-Fi) so these earbuds are the real deal. So how can we make the most of them for ourselves, whether it’s home life, work or self-care?
Put them in when you’re on-the-go
We’re always on the move, so getting our daily fix of music or podcasts while out and about is essential! Whether you’re on a quiet walk to the kids’ school for drop-off or pickup, or out for a jog with your little one in the stroller, the WF-1000XM4’s ambient sound function is perfect for letting you listen to your favourite tracks while still hearing the sounds around you so you’re safe and aware of your surroundings. Caught in the rain? No problem! These earbuds are water-resistant (with an IPX4 water resistance rating), so it keeps playing your favourite tunes despite splashes or sweat.
Lets you focus in noisy settings
Remote work is becoming more common now, but for me and the rest of us Sassy ladies, we’ve been #WFH or #workingfromanywhere way before it was cool. That also means we’re often in situations with lots of background noise, whether it’s at home with neighbours doing renovation work or in a cafe overlooking a busy street. This is where the noise-cancelling function really shines – with a light tap of your fingertip, the WF-1000XM4 switches seamlessly from Ambient Sound mode to Noise-Cancelling. It’s like all the air has suddenly been sucked out of your headset and it’s just so. much. quieter. All that’s left to do is to start playing some mood-boosting lo-fi beats, a true crime podcast or ballads from your fave 90s divas… pick your poison.
Get a head start on your nightly self-care ritual
Is it just me or do kids just take forever to fall asleep sometimes? So for the nights I’m in bed with my toddler and feigning sleep so she’ll take my cue and follow suit, I’ve been enjoying the ability to pop in an earbud and start listening to that audio book I’ve been putting off for months!
What else we love about the Sony WF-1000XM4 noise-cancelling earbuds
Besides noise-cancellation, ambient sound mode and water and sweat resistance, there’s still so much to love about the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds. The Speak-to-Chat function automatically pauses music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation as soon as you speak to someone! The battery charge is incredible too, with the ability to hold 8 hours in the headphones and another 16 hours in the case (making it 24 hours of listening time in total!). Just a 5-minute charge gives you up to 60 minutes of play time. Plus if you’re worried about how the earbuds fit, every case includes 3 ear tip sizes to choose from.
So if you’re still on the fence about noise-cancelling earbuds, I say go for it – you’ll be surprised at how they change your life!
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