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The Sony LinkBuds S earbuds are expensive, but they may be worth it


Noise cancellation and sound control features are included.

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Sony’s latest earbuds are no longer a secret, thanks to multiple recent leaks, but we can now stop wondering about them.

Sony unveiled their noise-canceling LinkBuds S earbuds today.


The earbuds include Sony’s Integrated Processor V1, which enables noise cancellation and lowers distortion while using minimal battery power. They also have DSEE Extreme, which helps to restore song quality that has been lost due to compression.

Two powerful 5mm drivers with an IPX4 water resistance rating deliver this sound, allowing them to withstand sprays of water.

There are numerous features

Adaptive Sound Control is the first of the features. The earbuds will automatically modify their sound to fit the area, however the amount of adjustment is determined by your location. The AI powering Adaptive Sound Control, according to Sony, will learn user behaviours and recognise locations you frequent.


Precise Voice Pickup Technology, which works similarly to Adaptive Sound Control, is also included in the LinkBuds S. This feature automatically suppresses ambient noise and regulates the microphones on both buds to ensure clear phone conversations.

Sony also incorporated several unique quality-of-life options. You can enable Speak-to-Chat, which will pause the music if it detects that you are conversing with someone. When you take the buds out, proximity sensors in the buds cause the music to cease.

The LinkBuds S contains sensors that enable you alter settings, control music apps, and activate Endel, an app that lets you create personalised sound portfolios, if you want even more control.


The final group of noteworthy features concerns Sony’s recent collaborations. The LinkBuds S is compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa, as well as the augmented reality game Ingress. To deliver spatial sound, the game will make use of the LinkBuds S’ sensors and functions.

If you’re concerned about battery life, the LinkBuds S offers a maximum battery life of 16 hours when noise cancelling is switched off. The earphones will be available in Black, White, or Cream by the end of May for roughly $200.

However, if you live in the United Kingdom, you can get them for £179 right now.


Recent successes

Sony’s latest headphones have received a lot of positive feedback. Critics have praised the WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds for their excellent sound and controls. The WH-1000XM5 headphones, meanwhile, provide Speak-to-Chat and comparable sound control.

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


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