Sony introduces LinkBuds S for $200 with ANC and LDAC support

Ricky, 18 May 2022

Sony is announcing its LinkBuds S earbuds is now available for pre-order for $200. These buds offer actice noise cancellation and super lightweight at 4.8g per bud and they’ll arrive in white and black versions, along with a beige version exclusively at Best Buy.

Sony introduces LinkBuds S for $200 with ANC and LDAC support

The LinkBuds S features an ambient mode so the wearer can hear their surroundings, and support for Sony’s high-quality LDAC Bluetooth codec. The “Link” part is that they are earbuds you can wear throughout the day to “link” your digital life with the sound of reality.

They are rated for six hours of listening time with ANC on, and can last up to 20 hours when accounting for the charging case’s battery life. They are also IPX4 rated for water resistance.

Sony introduces LinkBuds S for $200 with ANC and LDAC support

Last month, we reported that Sony was going to release a new pair of earbuds under the LinkBuds branding. This is Sony’s open ring earbuds that don’t impede sound from the wearer’s surroundings but still delivers sound through an open diaphragm to allow for audio transparency. The LinkBuds S is a more conventional earbud without the LinkBuds' open ring design.

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  • AnonF-1006353
  • 23 May 2022
  • gD$

That's what I was trying to say here all along. Both have their use cases and advantages and disadvantages, so it makes me go nuts when people don't get it that the best experience is when both ways are possible/available on a device. Wirel...

  • Anonymous
  • 22 May 2022
  • 6wN

You can have both wired and wireless. It doesn't mean that wireless is bad. It is perfect for outdoors.

  • AnonF-1006353
  • 21 May 2022
  • gD$

Absolutely pointless making a status out of an inferior (compressed audio quality) product, that can't be used for prolonged listening sessions because of an empty battery... This really is a poor experience, not the other way around. And: there...

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