Sony Link Buds S cost and release date leaked

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Apparently more pricey than LinkBuds

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If the newest claim from the rumour mill is to be believed, the Sony LinkBuds true wireless earbuds will get a follow-up in the near future – with the near future being Wednesday, May 18 if the rumour mill is to be believed.

The information comes from reliable source Jon Prosser, who claims that the earphones will be unveiled on that date. On May 12, he also expects the flagship Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones to be released.

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We haven’t heard much about the Sony LinkBuds S so far, but there is a rumour that the hole in the centre of the earbuds will be replaced by a spherical vent near the ear canal to allow sound to pass through.

Taking the hit

Prosser also revealed the Sony LinkBuds S price: $199 (about £160/$AU280). Their predecessors were priced at $179 / £149 / AU$299, so we’re looking at a little more pricey prospect here.

It’s been a busy time for Sony leaks recently, with plenty of information on the Sony WH-1000XM5 leaking as well: the latest edition of Sony’s over-ear headphones should have improved battery life and smarter noise cancelling.

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We should find out in the coming days, as both the headphones and the earbuds are expected to be presented within a week. As always, we’ll keep you updated on all of the latest news and developments.

Analysis: More options than ever before

When the Sony LinkBuds S finally come, those of us looking for a great pair of true wireless earbuds will have more options than ever before — don’t forget about the superb Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds from the same firm.

Manufacturers are hurrying to get more of these products on the market since they are a major hit with customers. Of course, Apple has played a key role in this, and we’re expecting the long-awaited AirPods Pro 2 to arrive before the end of the year.

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Google is also trying to keep up: the Pixel Buds A-Series are presently available, and there are speculations that a pair of Pixel Buds Pro will be released soon; if the leaks are correct, they’ll be more pricey and high-end.

Our guide to the best wireless earbuds should help you find the ideal product for your requirements and ears, but keep in mind all the models that are believed to be coming out soon as well – the best earbuds for you could not be available yet.

Which truly wireless earbuds are better: Apple AirPods Pro or Sony LinkBuds?

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