Sony LinkBud S earphones are excellent – but are pricey


There are several sound control settings, including noise cancellation.

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Sony’s newest earphones Sony LinkBud S have been widely leaked, but at least now we know what they look like.

This week, Sony unveiled its LinkBuds S noise-canceling earbuds.


With Sony’s Integrated Processor 1 (V1), the earbuds are able to block out noise and decrease distortion while consuming very little power. They also have DSEE Extreme, which can restore the quality of a music that is lost when it is compressed, as well.

A pair of dynamic 5mm drivers with an IPX4 water resistant rating are responsible for generating the sound.

Features galore


Adaptive Sound Control is the first function in the suite. Your location affects how much the earphones automatically adapt their sound to match it. AI in Adaptive Sound Control, according to Sony, is capable of learning your preferences and recognising locations you frequent.

As with Adaptive Sound Control, LinkBuds S offers Precise Voice Pickup Technology. This feature controls the microphones on both earbuds to ensure clear phone calls by automatically reducing surrounding noise.

Sony also integrated a few quality-of-life enhancements in its devices. Speak-to-Chat can be enabled, which will silence the music while you’re having a discussion with another person. Alternatively, you can disable the feature. When you remove the earbuds, the audio is paused using proximity sensors.


You may also use the LinkBuds S’s sensors to alter settings, operate music apps, and activate Endel, an app that allows you to create customised sound portfolios, if you choose.

The most recent relationships between Sony and other companies are also noteworthy. Additionally, the LinkBuds S can be used with the augmented reality (AR) game Ingress and is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. The LinkBuds S’ sensors and features will be used to create spatial sound in the title.

The LinkBuds S has a maximum battery life of 16 hours with noise cancellation turned off, in case you were wondering. For $200, the earphones are expected to be available in Black, White, and Cream colours in the United States.


However, if you live in the United Kingdom, you can buy them for just $179. The LinkBuds S will set you back AU$349.95 if you want to get your hands on a pair in Australia.

Hits from the past few months

Recent Sony headphones have received a lot of positive feedback. Critics have praised the WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds for its excellent sound and easy-to-use controls. For those who prefer wireless headphones, there are the WH-1000XM5 models, which feature Speak-to-Chat and other sound controls.


If this continues, we may need to change our list of the best wireless earbuds.

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