How to Fix Static/Buzz Noise on Sony WH-1000Xm4 Headphones


Why are my Sony WH-1000Xm4 Wireless Headphones making a weird noise?

Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones make a strange noise when they are run on outdated software.  Weird sounds in your headphones don’t indicate a malfunction. There are multiple other reasons that may create unwanted noise in your headset:

  • You are out of the Bluetooth range
  • You are wearing a piece of jewelry that is causing the sound
  • Your headphones are damaged.
  • Your surrounding has some environmental interferences
  • Your body’s vibrations are detected by the headset

 

You are out of the Bluetooth range

When your headphones are not connected right, such noise can occur. The Bluetooth connection remains strong within 30 feet from the device. If you are out of the Bluetooth maximum range, you may experience strange sounds in the headphones.

 

You are wearing a piece of jewelry that is causing the sound.

If you are wearing metal earrings, and they are constantly brushing up against the headphones, you may hear a buzzing noise is a wireless gadget.

 

Your headphones are damaged.

Damaged headphones also make a weird noise. You should thoroughly check the headphones and see whether they are pristine.

 

Your surrounding has some environmental interference.

The first problem-solving step is to identify the situation when the noise is heard. Do you hear some sound in the headphones when exposed to the wind? Or is there some noise when you are running or walking?

 

If you have enabled the Ambient Sound Mode or the Noise Canceling feature on your Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones, you will notice that you hear loud wind noise in the headphones when you are outside.

 

This may happen even when enabled the Automatic Wind Noise Reduction function.

You may wonder why your headphones cannot cancel loud wind noise even when you have the Noise Canceling feature on. When the Automatic Wind Noise Reduction function detects that wind has reached over a certain volume, it automatically turns off a few microphones that are used to cancel noise.

 

Your body’s vibrations are detected by the headset

When running or walking, your body makes certain vibrations that can travel to the headphones. In this case, you may hear some noise in your headphones. You should turn off the Noise Canceling and Ambient Sound Mode to fix it.

 

Why is my Sony WH-1000Xm4 making a buzzing noise?

The Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones can sometimes make static-like noise after a short while. Many experts and headphone users believe that this problem is due to condensation.

Water droplets start accumulating near the screws of the ear pads and cause an annoying sound. As a result, you hear buzzing sounds in the headphones.

The best thing is to keep the headphones dried and don’t wear them when the air is humid.

 

Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones making noises

 

How to fix buzzing noise on Sony WH-1000mX4

Buzzing noise in the headphones can be fixed by using cotton balls or the scotch mounting putty. The aim is to keep the headset free of all water droplets.

 

How to fix the Noise [Method 1]

  1. If your ear pods have been affected by condensation, you should use a cotton ball to clean them.
  2. Water droplets accumulate near the screws so you should use the cotton balls to dry these areas.

 

How to fix the Noise [Method 2]

  1. Another solution is to use the scotch mounting putty to cover the screws.
  2. Take off the earpads and examine the insides of the headphones.
  3. Place the putty on every screw.

 

Notes: The method fixes the sound and lets you enjoy the audio. This method is safe and doesn’t have any impact on the active noise cancellation mode.

Sony also replaces the headphones – if the warranty period is not over – if the buzzing sound remains unresolved.

 

Why is my Sony WH-1000Xm4 making static noise?

Your Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones can make static noise when there is condensation in the ear pods or when the noise canceling function is on. This sound is of higher frequency when you are during a call.

When you are on call, your headphones’ microphones detect the ambient sound. This behavior is not affected by the current setting of the Ambient Sound Control function.

The problem also happens when there is no audio output. It is because when the active noise cancelation feature is on, the amplifier of the headphones is also active. And it keeps producing the sound.

 

How to fix static noise on Sony WH-1000Xm4

To fix static noise on Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones you need to turn off the noise cancelling settings in the app.

 

Fixing Static Noise [Method 1]

  1. Go to your headphones app.
  2. Turn off the noise cancelling feature.

Fixing Static Noise [Method 2]

  1. Take off the ear pads of the headphones.
  2. Check for any water droplets.
  3. Dry them.
  4. Put the mounting putty and fix the ear pads.

 

How to fix clicking noise on Sony WH-1000Xm4

A clicking noise on your Sony WH-1000Xm4wireless headphones is an indicator of Bluetooth interference. It happens when there is something between the audio source and the headphones. As a result, the signals get affected, and you are left with a clicking noise on your headphones.

There are a few steps that you can follow to fix the noise:

  1. Check the distance between you and the audio source. If you are out of the 30 feet radius, you should consider standing or sitting closer to the source.
  2. If the issue doesn’t get resolved even when you move to the source, you may consider disconnecting the device and reconnecting it. This procedure helps in cleaning up the bugs and cache stored in your device, allowing you to have uninterrupted audio.
  3. If the above step doesn’t count, it may mean that there are some external interferences in your surroundings – like brick walls or signals of the same frequency from some other source – that are causing a clicking noise. In that case, you should change your location and check if the connection is strong.

 

How to fix crackling noise on Sony WH-1000Xm4

The Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones can start making a crackling/cracking noise when air bubbles get compressed inside the ear pads. It happens when their movement changes their shape. This problem is easy to fix and is not a malfunction:

  1. The ear pads can be cleaned with the help of cotton balls.
  2. You can add tape on the screws of the pads to avoid such things from happening in the future.

 

How to fix high pitched noise on Sony WH-1000Xm4

High-pitched sounds in Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones can be quite annoying. If you hear such noise, you can try out the following methods:

  1. Check that the cushions of your ear pods are properly fixed. If the ear cushions are not fixed properly, they may cause a squealing sound.
  2. Check the battery of the headphones. The low battery also causes such annoying high-pitched noise.
  3. If your earcup ports are blocked, you may experience some high-pitched noise in the headphones. So, check it out to rule out this possibility.
  4. Check if the headphones are making a squealing sound even when not in use. If they are, it indicates that they need servicing. You can consult the customer care center to learn more about how to avail yourself of the servicing option.

 

Why is my Sony WH-1000Xm4 making a beeping noise?

A beeping sound may be heard coming from the Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones if water droplets are left in air holes or sound conduits.

The following steps can fix the problem:

  1. Take off the headphones and set them in their case.
  2. Close the lid and wait for around 10 seconds.
  3. Wear the headphones again.
  4. Restart the device.
  5. If the issue doesn’t get resolved, you should restart the headphones.
  6. If it is still not resolved, you should initialize the headphones, which is a process in which the device is reset, and all paired device information is deleted.
  7. If the issue persists, it indicates that you need to get them serviced.

 

Sony WH-1000Xm4 static noise in the left ear

Static noise coming from the left ear of the Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones may be caused by condensation.

 

Here is what you need to do, step-by-step:

  1. Take off the ear pads from the left side of the headphones.
  2. Check for any water droplets.
  3. Take the cotton balls and clean them.
  4. Put the mounting putty and fix the ear pads.

 

Sony WH-1000Xm4 static noise in the right ear

Static noise in the right ear of the Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones may be caused by condensation. It is not annoying, but it does interfere in the audio output.

You will have to follow the same steps listed above to get this problem fixed, which are:

  1. Remove the ear pads from the right side of the headphones.
  2. Take a cotton ball to clean any water droplets that you see there.
  3. Put the mounting putty and fix the ear pads.

 

How do I turn on noise canceling on Sony WH-1000Xm4?

To activate the Noise canceling feature on your Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones you just need to turn the headphones on.

 

To turn off the noise canceling feature on Sony WH-1000Xm4 headphones:

  1. Go to the Sony | Headphones Connect app
  2. Click on the Sound button
  3. Turn off the Noise Canceling feature

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