July 3, 2022

What you need to know

  • Sony launches its latest “never off” earbuds, the Sony LinkBuds S.
  • The LinkBuds S sport a traditional earbud design but with technology focused on seamless interaction with your environment.
  • Sony says the LinkBuds S are the “smallest and lightest” ANC wireless earbuds, focusing on comfort.
  • The LinkBuds S will retail for $200 and go on sale on May 20.

Sony is back with its second set of earbuds in its new LinkBuds lineup. The Sony LinkBuds S take the company’s philosophy for the lineup and puts it in a conventional design that will likely appeal to more users.

Unlike the uniquely-designed Sony LinkBuds with their donut-shaped drivers, the new LinkBuds S look more or less like any of the best wireless earbuds on the market. That’s not a bad thing, and Sony says the LinkBuds will still retain the company’s “never off” experience despite the absence of a gaping hole.