Link your online and offline worlds with headphones that keep you in both. The all-new Sony LinkBuds feature a comfortable open-ring design that naturally blends natural and digital sound. Stay authentically connected to everyday life while listening to music, taking calls, gaming, and more, all with dynamic sound.
Connect your online and offline worlds
Unique open ring driver links your content and what’s happening in your surroundings
Crystal-clear conversations with high-quality sound
Integrated V1 Processor for balanced high-quality sound
Precise Voice Pickup technology for crystal clear phone calls
Up to 5.5 hours of battery and a total of up to 17.5 hours with the charging case
IPX4 splash-proof and sweat-proof design
Ultra-small and light for a fit that stays all-day
Control audio by tapping in front of your ears
Adaptive Volume Control optimizes sound to your environment
Every world. Always on.
LinkBuds connect all your worlds perfectly with an open-ring design that allows you to hear calls, listen to music, play games, and hear other types of online content anytime, all while remaining naturally connected to the ambient sounds around you.
Connected and aware
A newly developed ring-type driver unit with the center of the diaphragm open for audio transparency allows you to clearly hear all of the real-world sounds happening around you.
Wide Area Tap
Even with the small size of LinkBuds, they’re still incredibly easy to operate with Wide Area Tap. With this feature, you can double or triple tap the area in front of either ear to control your music playback. You never even need to touch LinkBuds to operate them.
Adaptive Volume Control
Adaptative Volume control automatically optimizes volume based on your environment. LinkBuds adjusts to lower volume in quieter places and higher volume in noisier situations.
Authentic and natural sound
Sony's Integrated Processor V1 reproduces all the detail in your music with minimal distortion for an authentic listening experience. Enjoy well-balanced, high-quality sound with a clear mid-high range.
DSEE – Give your favorite music a boost
When an original music source is compressed, Sony's Digital Sound Enhancement Engine faithfully restores music to high-quality sound that’s closer to the original recording.
Crystal clear calling
Precise Voice Pickup technology optimally controls multiple microphones and performs advanced voice signal processing that allows the person on the other end of calls to hear you clearly, even through noisy surroundings.
360 Spatial Sound Personalizer
With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimized for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs.
Use the LinkBuds during your entire workday. With up to 5.5 hours of battery life and a total of up to 17.5 hours with the charging case, you’ll always have your digital world with you. Quick charging gives you up to 90 minutes of playback after just a 10-minute charge.
IPX4 splash-proof and sweat-proof design
With IPX4 splash resistance and long battery life, LinkBuds keep you ready for anything that life brings.
Enjoy fast pairing capability through LinkBuds support with Google’s new Fast Pair feature. Quickly and effortlessly pair your LinkBuds with your Android device with just a simple tap. You can also easily locate your headphones by pinging them or checking their last known location on your smartphone.
Speak to Chat
With the Speak to Chat feature, the LinkBuds will automatically pause your audio as soon as you speak to someone so you can effectively have a conversation without taking the headphones out and will resume playing your audio.
Environmentally Friendly Design
The LinkBuds are packaged with the environment in mind, using recycled plastic materials that come from automobile parts and plastic-free packaging that reflects Sony's commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their products.
For low latency and high sound quality even around other interference, the Bluetooth ® signal is transmitted to both ears at the same time. Thanks to the powerful Integrated Processor V1, you'll enjoy a stable, skip-free, wireless sound. LinkBuds are compatible with LE Audio, next-generation Bluetooth® audio that enables lower latency, suitable for gaming and watching videos, stereo playback for in-game chat, and audio sharing from a single phone.
An ultra-small, stylish, rounded charging case design allows the charging case to fit comfortably in your hand and your pocket.
Voice Assistant compatible
One simple button press connects you instantly to your smartphone’s voice assistant so you can find directions, play music, communicate with contacts and so much more.
With Quick access, you can configure LinkBuds to resume Spotify playback with just a couple of taps – no need to touch your smartphone.
Ideal form factor for always-on listening
Ultra-small and light for a fit that stays all-day.
Battery Life (continuous communication time): Max. 2.5 hrs
Battery Charge Method: USB Charging (with Case)
Battery Life (Waiting Time): Max. 10 hrs
Battery Life (continuous music playback time) (Buds+Case): Max. 17.5hrs (5.5hrs+12hrs)
Bluetooth® version: Bluetooth Specification Version 5.2
Effective Range: 32.81 ft
Frequency Range: 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz–2.4835 GHz)
Profile: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Supported Audio Format(s): SBC, AAC
Supported Content Protection: SCMS-T
Dimension: Approx. 1.63" x 1.91" x 1.22"
Weight: Approx. 1.2 oz
Frequency Response (Bluetooth® Communication): 20 Hz–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling)
Headphone Type: Open, Dynamic
Magnet: High-power neodymium magnets
Waterproof: Yes (IPX4)
Size & Weight
Weight: Approx. 0.14 oz (4.1 g) x2
HPC Supported Function
Adaptive Control: Yes
Speak to Chat: Yes
Quick Access (Spotify): Yes
360 Reality Audio: Yes
Wide Area Tap: Yes
Wearing Detection: Yes
Voice Assist Function
Google Assistant: Yes
Siri and Amazon Alexa: Yes
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
5 sizes of earbud tips
USB-C Charging Cable
Customer Reviews for Sony LinkBuds Truly Wireless Earbuds
Sony has done it again and made another stand up product. The design is great because as a male, I don’t have hair to cover my ear and buds are lightweight and not easily noticeable when you are wearing them out or even at work. What I like about these earbuds the most is the great sound quality you get from them; I don’t notice static or anything like that. You get a great sound quality without blocking out the whole world around you, which is helpful for me when I am wearing them at work, or even during a workout to stay alert and still be able to hear my surroundings. They are easy to charge in the case they come in. I do find myself charging them after a day of work, so they don’t last all day long on one charge, but you do get a good amount of time before they require charging. I like how they are comfortable, but it did take a bit to adjust them to my ear when I first started using them. But now after a month of use they are easy to pop in comfortable, easy to wipe down and clean, easy to charge, easy to use, and you get a great quality sound and great volume. I am a fan of these earbuds.
These are a bit uncomfortable to wear, even with the extra sizing pieces it comes with. They are just too big to fit comfortably in the ear. The sound is okay with decent bass but they are limited in volume. I also don't like that when you are wearing them other people around you can clearly hear whatever you are listening to.
So many things I can say about these little buds. I'll start off with packaging, does come in a tiny form factor that is extremely easy to carry around and does not bulge in pocket being uncomfortable to your leg or in a bag barely taking up any space. Case holds charge for a couple days from my use of these and even can have buds last about 20 hours from how I use them almost nonstop. I'd say battery is perfect fo these. Comfortable as heck is what I would say, I always forget I even have one in my left ear if I use them separately and there is no cutting or redness in my ear like other earbuds do. There are no silicone tips so my ears also don't get hurt internally but that also leads to the main issue of the buds, no bass what so ever. These things have so many customizations in app and out that they are a blast to use with the side taps for functions to 3D sound being almost theater quality but even with some of the most crisp sounds and most detailed 3D audio there is still no bass from these designs. That is my only drawback from these is no bass. Yes I can hear my music and everything around me like I don't even have them in but for bassheads this is not the way to go. If you need earbuds that will let you hear your surroundings and even pause music when you speak and still have great quality sound besides bass then these are for you. I use them at work so I can hear everything around me and I never have to take them out. Also case can take a good drop so not too bad.
Sony LinkBuds have a unique and innovative open ring, donut-shaped design that allows you to hear the outside world in addition to your music. Included in the box, are a handful of detachable silicone ear fins of different sizes. After some experimentation, I found the fins that fit my ears best. The lightweight buds feel soft but are still quite durable. Even after several straight hours of wearing, the compact and discreet buds felt very comfortable in my ears. Despite the buds small size, they deliver strong audio quality with a well-balanced, crisp and clear sound. However, the bass could be a bit deeper. The battery life of 5.5 hours on a single charge is good but not great. The voice call quality is suberb with excellent clarity. I love the ear-detection sensors that automatically pause my music when I remove a bud from my ear, and then resumes the music when I put the bud back in my ear. I also appreciate the buds' Wide Area Tap feature which allows me to tap my cheek to control playback. Although, these water-resistant buds don't offer noise cancellation and do allow environmental noise in, I don't mind so much. As someone who for personal safety reasons wants to be extra alert with an increased awareness of my surroundings, these earbuds achieve what they're designed to do and perfectly fit my needs.
This open ring design is definitely a great idea and Sony absolutely stepped up their game with this technology! The earbuds are so tiny you could hardly feel them and you could still hear people talking to you while listening to your favorite music or podcasts. The sound is well balanced and there is no glitches. The battery doesn’t die quick and you can charge for as quick as 10 minutes to have an hour play time. When I got these I stopped using my AirPods as I found these to be more comfortable. Video and audio calls are crispy clean sound. I got no issues and I am waiting for improvement to the bass. And responsiveness to the stop/play tap. Other than that I highly recommended anyone to try this new technology.
These LinkBuds are great. They are comfortable enough for everyday wear and they fit snuggly in your ear. They also charge pretty quickly and the battery lasts a decent amount of time so you don’t feel as if you’re always having to charge the ear buds. I love the Sony brand and their products.
These Sony linkbuds are just... okay. I had high expectations for them but ultimately they were not as great as what I'd thought they would be. They fit really well in my ear but it did take me a few times to get them snug. These buds are really unique in that aspect. The case also feels very light, definitely a difference between other buds I have. The sound.... whew. I'm not really a technical person but if I would've put these on without knowing the brand, I would've thought they were those $5 ones. That bad. It even feels like they aren't very loud. I caught myself trying to turn it up when it was already at max. I'll stick to my other pair.
I am very happy with this Sony Link buds. The sound is incredible and they are easy to use. It was a little strange fitting them into my ears the first time but the tutorial helped and I love how secure they are. They fit very security in your ear and I haven’t had them fall out when I walk with them.
These Buds came in just in time for a big driving job i had. I used they daily during this jo. They worked out amazing and love to use them daily to listen to music and watch movies on my phone. I would recommend them to everyone
I basically wear wireless Bluetooth headphones all day. I wear them to listen to podcasts, music, and to take calls. What I look for in wireless Bluetooth headphones is battery life, sound quality, and comfort. These Sony wireless Bluetooth headphones knock it out of the park on all 3 counts. They feel like I'm wearing nothing at all and seem to last all day. The app lets you fine tune sound quality. Best of all is you can hear the outside world too, so you don't miss out on IRL conversation.
These LinkBuds Truly Wireless Earbuds by Sony have been great so far. To start, they have their own app which is easy to use and see the health status of my earbuds when needed. It shows the battery level of both the earbuds as the case. I use the earbuds for an hour or so a day and it gets me through most of the week before I need to think about charging the case again. The earbuds use battery life while being used and the case charges them up again so they are ready for the next use. The earbuds fit well in my ear and I don’t feel like they are going to slip out of my ears like other wireless brands I have had. The set up with the silicone band helps keep the earbud in place with minimal movement. There are multiple sizes that come with the earbuds to make sure you have a good fit. The sound of the earbuds is clear and good quality. I’ve used them for phone calls as well and the sound is also clear. The person on the other end can hear me easily as well. When the earbuds detect me talking and I’m listening to a podcast they pause on their own which I really like. Once I’m finished talking, I can tap the earbuds to resume the podcast. One of the things I have some issue with is that the design of the earbuds and hearing outside sounds and wind. While I love that they are open in the middle and feel that this promotes a cleaner earbud that doesn’t pick up crud from my ear, it also interferes with the sound. Because there is some open space in the earbud when it is windy, I can hear the wind and it lowers what I can hear. If there are load noises around me, again the sound coming from the earbuds is harder to hear. I also wish the earbuds came with a longer charging cord. I don’t have a charging station and all of my outlets are high enough on the wall that the cord dangles with the earbuds attached while charging. I wish the case could rest on the counter and not be supported by the charging cable. While I am not a fan no noise cancellation and a short cord, these earbuds are a great option if you are looking for a new pair that’s easy to use, has good sounds quality and a good battery life.
As with any Sony product I’ve ever had, I except it to be exceptional. This fit the bill in most ways. The sound quality is exceptional. The open ring allowed me to still hear the world outside while maintaining the quality of my music. I took calls with ease. It did take me some time to get use to the design. At first I didn’t think it would fit correctly in my ear and dropped one out a couple of times. I feel the charge cord was a bit on the short side so they often were placed on the floor while I was charging them.
These buds have such a unique and sleek design! It took some time getting used to them, but they are quite comfortable and don’t fall out my ears. I even vigorously shook my head to make sure, and they stayed put!
The pairing process included downloading an app to access all features, I didn’t like that as I’m running out of storage as is. But besides that, pairing was fairly easy.
The open ring design makes it so that you can hear your surroundings while listening to audio on your buds. If you want sound cancelling buds, these are not for you. That leads me into one of the downsides, the actual audio quality. I mostly use earbuds for music and unfortunately these don’t have the best audio quality. Songs sound a bit flat, even after I change the EQ settings on the app. Also, if you are someone that likes to BLAST your music like me, with these buds, those in close proximity can hear your audio. For that reason these won’t be my go-to for jam sessions.
However, I find that these work great for the office or any instance when I want to be aware of what’s going on in my surroundings such as commuting by train. Overall, these buds are pretty cool.
These have excellent sound quality as you would expect from Sony. I am not a fan of the ear bud shape itself. Maybe it’s because I have tiny ears for an adult, maybe not. Loved the base base for home base for them. Easily paired with my laptop and Apple device.
I’ve usually only ever used apple headphones and was skeptical of using a different brand but this definitely proved me wrong. The audio is so crisp and clear. I was genuinely surprised by the quality of the audio and the headphones. I was concerned about the shape of the headphones and them fitting in my ear but they passed the running test without falling! Definitely my new everyday headphones.
I really like these earbuds! I have an issue with things being tight in my ear applying pressure where it almost makes me nauseous. These sit perfectly in my ear. I do feel like I could hear some outside sounds. But the sound quality on the ear phones was really great. I like the little notch that helps hold them in my ear. Great product! The app works really well too.
The Sony-LinkBuds are an asset to my life! The versatile product allows me to integrate sound quality in every aspect on my life. I use them for work, around the house,and at the gym. I've recieved many compliments on the LinkBuds, and always speak of the awesome features. The sound quality is better than other products I've tried. I also love the easy to charge unit. I highly recommend the Sony-LinkBuds!
We was in love with these sony linkbuds from the very beginning. They have amazing sound quality and come in a different design that is amazing for comfort.Their design is different from any ear bud ive ever seen. They was comfortable and load. They come in a nice charger box that you can buy covers for. I can not get over this new design it just made me fall in love with them even more.
These wireless earbuds are made of good durable quality. They're great for the gym or going for a run as they stay in place and they deliver a clear sound weather it's music, podcasts or even games. Easy to charge and the they last a while.
I’m a big fan of music so I have tons of headphones, ear phones and ear buds. When I have a chance to try out these ear buds, I can tell the difference. I can give it 5 stars for the sound quality. It’s super smooth, clear and high quality. I also love the case design, small but modern and fits in my coin purse. However, in contrast with all the good points I mention above, I really don’t like the ear bud design. It’s very small and super awkward when I try to put on my ears. I struggle for hours to find the good spots. It comes with some extra plastic rings with different sizes but they’ve not very helpful at all. So the ear buds will stay as long as I don’t move too much so it’s a big inconvenience because I always in the move, especially at my work. I hope that they can improve the design so that it can be more friendly user.
So these looked weird to me I wasn’t sure how exactly they worked or if they’d work well because of the different shape they have. However, they actually work really well. The sound quality is really good and it has its own app for them as well. Pretty neat ear buds.
I love these earbuds! The sound quality is incredible and the comfort is next level. They’re not constantly falling out of my ears when I’m running and they can really hold a charge. They are sweat proof too. To control the volume you can simply tap the front of your ear. Additionally if you are listening to music and you start to speak to someone the earbuds lower the sound automatically. This part really blew me away. The charging case has a small footprint and can easily fit into your pants pocket. These were also really simple to pair with my iPhone. I 100% recommend!
These buds are completely open so unusable outside. But you can use them insde without being isolated from you colleagues or family, that's why I have bought them. They are very comfortable to wear, very light. I love the concept and I use them every day, but the sound is not perfect, the basses are extremely weak but the mediums are clear.
I am so pleased with the wireless earbuds. I have tried many different ones before these and I didn’t care for the fit or the sound quality was poor. These fit snugly in my ears I don’t have to worry about loosing them and the sound from the outside in is completely muted. I can wear them for hours with one charge and they don’t loose connection like others I’ve had.
I finally had the opportunity to try Sony earbuds. I’ve been using wired headphones to connect to my phone for years. What a difference these Sony airbuds make! The sound is PERFECT. They are so worth it. They fit comfortably in my ears as well. I’m petite and have smaller ear canals and have no issue. Highly recommend.
These sounded really great, especially when I downloaded the app and really dug into the settings. My issue comes about with the size. I’m a relatively small person and even with the small sized buds on it the part that fits into the ear up top was too big. I ended up with a sore ear within 10 minutes of wearing them. I did watch the video showing how to wear them correctly and it made no difference. Seems like a great general idea with high quality sound but without it being a bit smaller it will not work for me sadly.
I have used other headphones that fit in your ear before and my ears always start to hurt from the headphones being in. These new Sony Linkbuds take a few days to get use to with the way they fit in your ear and adjust the fit so they don’t fall out. They are quite comfortable and I have enjoyed using them. So far I have used them for a few weeks and they have worked great. They don’t have a lotta bass which is a good thing. I would recommend these to anyone who needs a good set of comfortable headphones. So far the battery life has been pretty good. I recharge them every couple of days.
Im a big user of Bluetooth ear phones. And where the linkbuds is something new and innovative, the audio and comfort of these buds aint great at all. Audio quality is next to average and the fit is way to fiddly to compliment. As usual with the Sony audio range it can be paird up with (360 reality audio) which is a subscription service for concert like sound.
I have tried and thrown away SO many ear buds. I am an avid lifter and I need a good quality pair of ear buds to get me through my sessions. These are INCREDIBLE! The sound is clear, they fit super comfortably and have lasted a long time! I will absolutely be buying more of these in the future!
I bought the LinkBuds Truly Wireless Earbuds after trying them out. I was so impressed.They have an Integrated V1 Processor making the sound quality pretty sweet! They fit comfortably and snuggly in my ears. Theyre splash proof and sweat proof so working out in them is great. They stay put and the battery lasts up to 5.5 hours and up to 17.5 with the charging case. You can also control your audio by tapping the front of your ears. These are great buds and I truly recommend them!
The Sony linkbuds have a crisp, great quality sound. I like the concept of being able to hear what I am listening to in the earbuds, and being able to hear outside of them as well. The balance between both volumes works well. The design is very appealing, and stays in my small outside of my ears nicely. The Bluetooth for the earbuds was easy to set up.
These Sony link buds is amazing! The sound quality is perfect they are easy and comfortable to wear light weight you forget you even have them in. Perfect for talking on the phone and taking calls and not having to hold your phone to your ear.
have used many different earbuds, including AirPods Pro, but these are the best. Wearing them, I don't feel isolated from the environment. No more having a loved one yell at you because you can't hear them :-)! Because they don't go in the ear canal there is no pressure. The adjustable hoops make them stay securely in the outer ear unlike AirPods. The Sony 360 Sound works extremely well for compatible streaming services. These are a keeper.
Wow! These headphones are amazing! Much better than other brands! The sound is extraordinary! Blocks out all outside noise! They also stay put in your ear. The voice activation is next level! Super quality for the price! Highly recommend!
The Sony Linkbuds are an interesting ear bud headphone! They are truly wireless and are bluetooth connected. They pair easily with my phone and my laptop through the bluetooth connection. It is an easy charge, too, with a wide charging cable that is USB on one end. The look of the Linkbuds is unique and I like it a lot. I also like that these sit on the exterior of the ear canal. The headphones come with several of the clear bands that the user tries out to determine the right fit for them. This process can feel strange since the buds do not go into the inner ear, but stay on the outside. The sound quality is great. I have listened to my favorite music and audiobooks and podcasts and found it really nice to listen to. The sound is clear and surrounds you, as if you are standing in a room with the person talking or singing. It's a great feeling! The box/case for carrying the ear buds is about the size of a ring box (similar in size to other ear buds), so it might need a tracker on it if you're like me and tend to lose things. If you're using these while running or other rigorous activity, you'll want to ensure a snug fit. I had a difficult time with this part and maybe the ridges of my ear are not deep enough, but I find myself only trusting these to stay put while I'm working, rather than when I'm exercising, which is why I'm giving them only 4 stars. The upside of this design is that they don't go into the inner ear and are comfortable and also don't seem to end up with earwax on them. Overall, a great product.
These Sony LinkBuds are pretty cool. They are so easy connect to both Android and IPhone. The design is pretty interesting. The circle part goes inside your ear and then nestles there. They have a small rubber circle at the top to grip to get them out. They are more comfortable if you don't have tiny ears. My gripe is that they are way quieter than I like.
I've been using this headphones for about a month and for how I use them, I really like them. I will say, I have a different pair of headphones for exercising/running because these do not seem stable enough to stay in my ears during any intense exercise. So, I primarily use these for working/cooking/cleaning. I usually listen to audiobooks or podcasts on them, rather than music. So, while I love that you can change bass settings, etc. on the Sony Connect app, I haven't had to use that much.
What I like most about these headphones is how lightweight and comfortable they are. It took a minute to get used to the fact that they are not "in-ear" headphones, but that actually makes them super comfy. They are so lightweight I often forget they are there. The sound quality is great for audiobooks, etc., but I have not listened to much music on them. I also love how they adjust to your environment/you can hear what is going on around you. The pairing process was not intuitive with my phone, but the instructions were easy to follow, and I like how customizable your sound experience can be through the app.
These are great! I normally dont wear ear buds. However, after trying these, im sold! There is a learning curve as far as wearing them. The clear loop tucks under the fold in the middle of your ear. I love there is an app too. All in all this gets a 5 stars!
I was excited to receive these headphones, but that quickly faded when I opened the package and realized I had to download an app and register in order to pair the headphones to my phone via Bluetooth. I think having an app for additional functionality is great, but it became a limiting factor for me because I couldn’t just open them up, pair, and use. The case is light weight and I was happy about the recyclable packaging that they came in though. Overall, they are fair headphones but I much prefer a simpler pairing process.
I have tried many earbuds in the past from all different price points and these are my absolute most favorite! It was extremely easy to pair them as well as each time I go to use them again, I can listen almost immediately! They are also extremely comfortable, and don't fall out of my ears like many others do!
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