How to connect Sony WH-1000XM4 to PC?

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The Sony WH-1000XM4 are not just a pair of ordinary headphones, they are one of the greatest pairs of headphones currently available on the market. With an incredible slew of features, absolutely excellent sound quality, solid build quality and a sleek, comfortable design, it’s no wonder they’ve become so popular among headphone enthusiasts and casual users alike.

They’re also quite easy to use, as the pairing process with your smartphone is pretty simple. Not only is the process as easy as pressing a couple of buttons, but it’s also feature rich, with an accompanying app being available just to adjust the headphone’s settings and profiles. This makes sense, as the Sony WH-1000XM4 were designed to be used with smartphones from the ground up.

On PC, things are slightly different. Instead of the simple, streamlined process on mobile, you instead have many different options and ways to connect the headphones to your computer. For beginners it may seem like a bit of a daunting task. Just how exactly do you connect the Sony WH-1000XM4 to PC? What are the steps that one would need to take in order to get things to work properly?

Worry not though, because we’re here to lend you a helping hand. We’ll be breaking down how to connect your Sony WH-1000XM4 to PC, as well as which ways are the most convenient and what you’ll need to do it. So, let’s get into it!

Connecting Sony WH-1000XM4 to a Windows 10 PC via Bluetooth

This is the official way to connect your pair of Sony WH-1000 XM4 headphones to your PC, and it’s also the method with the most documentation available. It takes several steps to get working, but once everything is set up it’s a relatively painless affair after.

Before you start, you’ll want to make sure your PC supports music playback through Bluetooth. Generally, most PCs with Bluetooth functionality have it, so you don’t need to worry too much. If your PC doesn’t have Bluetooth functionality to begin with, then you’ll want to purchase a Bluetooth dongle before getting into the steps proper. Once everything’s prepared, you can begin.

How to connect Sony WH-1000XM4 to PC

First off, you need to put the headphones into pairing mode. The first time you turn them on, they’ll go into pairing mode automatically, but in case they didn’t you’ll need to press and hold the pairing button on them for 7 seconds. You’ll know your pair is in pairing mode when the blue indicator light on them repeatedly flashes twice in a row. The headphones will also say “Bluetooth pairing” when this happens.

Once that’s all set up, next you’ll want to turn on Bluetooth functionality on your PC. You can do this from the ‘Devices’ option in your settings menu. Once you’ve turned it on, all that’s left is to find WH-1000 XM4 in the pairing list. Make sure to wait for and select WH-1000 XM4 and not LE_WH-1000 XM4, or it won’t work.

If it asks for a passcode, it’s usually 0000. Once this is done, your headphones should announce “Bluetooth connected,” and from there it’s just a matter of listening to music. In case it’s still not working, you’ll want to go into your audio settings and change the default output device to the WH-1000 XM4. It’s a simple fix, and one many people don’t know.

Connecting Sony WH-1000XM4 to a Windows 8.1 PC via Bluetooth

We’ll knock this one out too while we’re here, since it’s pretty much the same process as with Windows 10 with one minor difference. For your headphones, the process is pretty much the same. The main difference comes from the menu of Windows 8, where you’ll need to navigate to the ‘PC and Devices’ tab and then continue to find the Bluetooth section before carrying on.

Otherwise, both are pretty much the same, so the steps above apply here as well. It may take bit more trying with Windows 8.1 since it’s an older version, but there shouldn’t be too much of an issue getting it working. Now, let’s move on to a different PC system altogether.

Connecting Sony WH-1000XM4 to a Mac PC via Bluetooth

On Mac, the process begins the same. You’ll want to put your headphones into pairing mode by holding down the pairing button for 7 seconds. Once the headphones announce that they are ready to be paired, you’ll want to head to your Mac and begin setting things up.

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First of all, make sure you turn on internal speakers, it makes things easier to adjust later. Then, head into the ‘System Preferences’ menu and scroll around until you find the Bluetooth section. Click on it, activate it and then wait until WH-1000 XM4 appears. Once again, wait until WH-1000 XM4 appears, and make sure you don’t select LE_WH-1000 XM4.

Once that’s done, it will ask you for a passcode. Input 0000, and setup should be ready. Now, click on the little speaker icon in the top right of your taskbar, and change the output device to your now fully paired Bluetooth headphones.

Connecting Sony WH-1000XM4 via headphone Cable

If you’re not a huge fan of embracing the wireless life, then don’t worry, Sony has you covered. Inside the box for your headphones, you’ll find a supplied audio cable that you can plug into the headphones. It allows you to physically plug the headphones into any device with an audio jack.

Like any other normal pair of wired headphones, all you really need to do is plug it into your PC, quite basic stuff. It even works when the headphones are turned off, though you’ll want them turned on if you want to take advantage of the active noise cancellation feature.

And that’s about it for methods to connect your Sony WH-1000 XM4 to PC. It’s not all too difficult, and once you get the hang of it, it’s quite painless to get through. We hope this article managed to assist you in getting your headphones to work and stay tuned for more helpful tips in the future.

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