The outcome of this round depends on which device the headphones are paired with. In fact, AirPods Pro unfolds its full potential when paired with an iOS device, thus it can compete with its competitor in this vein. Then they can access Spatial Audio with head tracking, voice-activate Siri, and automatically switch between different devices linked to the same iCloud account or quick pairing. The pressure sensor in the stem allows it to be controlled in flight, but the actions affected cannot be changed. AirPods Pro is even more disadvantaged when paired with an Android terminal, because it loses all the above-mentioned functions except for the use of pressure sensors.
On the other side of the loop, the WF-1000XM4 is more versatile, because it works the same way regardless of the device used. Sony’s headphones are controlled using responsive touch surfaces, but are less practical than the pressure sensors on the AirPods Pro. They have access to the excellent Sony Headphones app which includes a lot of information (battery level, codec used, etc) and very practical features (equalizer, noise reduction level, etc.) WF-1000XM4 is compatible with quick pairing on Android and Windows 10.
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