Sony LinkBuds S with ANC, Dolby Atmos, LDAC announced

Sony’s LinkBuds S, the newest LinkBuds product, was unveiled today, after the LinkBuds was introduced earlier this year. As a result of Sony’s sensing technology and partner engagement, the newest model enables an entirely new acoustic experience while keeping a “Never Off” wearing experience that is ideal for both online and offline communication to its consumers.

Sony LinkBuds “S” offer a more conventional form factor and in-ear fit and are developed for style and environmental conscience. The earbuds employ recycled plastic from auto parts, and the packaging has no plastic. The buds feature a newly improved 5mm driver unit with the use of a high-compliance diaphragm that keeps the LinkBuds S compact while delivering powerful bass. Sony’s Integrated Processor V1 suppresses noise and boosts performance.

The buds feature active noise cancellation, an ambient sound/transparency mode, as well as support for the firm’s LDAC Bluetooth codec. Like the original LinkBuds, Sony is branding these as earbuds that you can wear all day and that “link” your real and digital lives with smart software features. When it comes to battery life, they are evaluated for six hours of music playback with ANC turned on and will last up to 20 hours if you count the battery life of the charging case. They are also rated IPX4 water-resistant.

Instant pause and play features are incorporated, along with the usual set of Sony sound controls. Unfortunately, there’s no support for wireless charging, given the price of earbuds.

Quick specifications: Sony LinkBuds S
  • Product Name: LinkBuds S True Wireless Noise Canceling Earbuds
  • Model Number: WFLS900N/C
  • Headphone Fit: In-Ear
  • Audio: Noise Cancelling (Active), Sound Isolating and Environmental Noise Control
  • Bluetooth Version: v5.2
  • Battery Life: 6 hours
  • Battery Charge Time: 2 hours, fast charge offer 60 minutes of play time with a 5-minute charge
  • Battery Life Provided by Charging Case: 20 hours (6h + 14h)
  • Charging interface: USB Type C
  • Features: Waterproof, Built-In Microphone, Noise cancelling, Dolby Atmos and 360 Spatial Sound
  • Voice Assistant Built-in: Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and works with Siri as well
  • Ear Tip Sizes Included: Extra small, Small, Medium, Extra large
  • Dimensions: H x 3.5 inches x Width x 3.34 inches x Depth x 2.64 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 grams each
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Pricing and availability

The LinkBuds S can be pre-ordered beginning today for $199.99 (Rs. 15,536.32 approx.), and will become available for purchase on May 20th. The following colors are available: black, white, and beige (exclusively at Best Buy).