Sony LinkBuds (Wireless Earbuds)
Sony LinkBuds (Wireless Earbuds) quite simply look like no other truly wireless earbuds you can put in your ears right now. In fact, they don’t look like they even belong in your ears.
There’s a doughnut-shaped ring at the front with a round ball further back that houses key components and you’ve got silicone wing tips to help keep them in place. The ring and the ball (with the help of the wing tip) all sit inside of your ear and it’s a setup that takes some trial and error with the different sized tips provided to get a fit that works.
They carry an IPX4 water resistance rating, which means they’re fit for fending off sweat and a bit of rain. We’ve run and hit the gym with them and got caught in a downpour outside during that time and can confirm they’ve continued working without issue.
The other big element here to talk about control. Unlike most truly wireless earbuds. Sony doesn’t go with physical or tap-style controls. You do use taps, but you do them directly on your face, roughly just in front of your ear.
Sony promises up to five and a half hours on the LinkBuds themselves, with another 12 hours in the charging case. During my tests, I managed almost six hours of use before having to dock the earbuds, consistently getting around 30 minutes more than advertised. There’s no wireless charging here, but a 10-minute plug-in will give you 90 minutes of use. Honestly, the charging case for the LinkBuds is so small.
Size & Weight
- weight approx. – 4.8 g x 2
- Headphone Type – Closed, dynamic
- DRIVER UNIT
- 5 mm
- High power neodymium magnets
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE(BLUETOOTH® COMMUNICATION)
- 20Hz-20,000Hz (44.1kHz sampling) / 20Hz-40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz sampling 990kbps)
- Yes (IPX4)
- DSEE EXTREME
- BATTERY CHARGE TIME
- Approx. 2.0 hrs
- BATTERY CHARGE METHOD
- USB Charging (with case)
- BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS MUSIC PLAYBACK TIME)
- Max. 6 hrs (NC On) / Max. 9 hrs (NC Off)
- BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)
- Max. 3.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 3.5 hrs (NC Off)
- BATTERY LIFE(WAITING TIME)
- Max. 8.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 16 hrs (NC Off)
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