Sony will launch LinkBuds S later this month: earplugs with an in-ear design. Regular LinkBuds feature a ring-shaped design through which sound is let through. The LinkBuds S each weigh 4.8 grams, making them the lightest Sony earbuds.
The LinkBuds S headphones. Get new 5mm drivers and Sony V1 processor. This processor takes care of noise cancellation and improves sound quality, according to the manufacturer. The earphones also support Sony’s LDAC codec, which can upscale the music.
Although LinkBuds S unlike Regular LinkBuds With a closed in-ear design, LinkBuds S users will also be able to hear the outside world while in use, according to Sony. This function is called Sony’s Adaptive Sound Control and it adjusts which sounds the ears can access “based on where the user is”. Sony says the earplugs also recognize when a user is connected and then pause the music.
Due to this enclosed design, LinkBuds S also have active noise cancellation, which regular LinkBuds don’t. Sony claims it’s its lightest ANC headphones, weighing around 4.8 grams per ear. Both earbuds have microphones for voice calls and voice calls.
The earbuds have a touch-sensitive sensor for control and support Google’s Fast Pair function to quickly connect to Android devices. The earphones batteries can last for six hours with noise reduction, with the included charging case, the earplugs can last fourteen hours longer. Sony says a five-minute charge in this case gives you an hour of listening.
The Sony LinkBuds S earphones are available in white, black and light brown. The headphones will be available from the end of May and will cost “about” 200 euros.
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