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Sony LinkBuds S

Sony LinkBuds S
alaScore 99

33 reviews

Aug, 2022

We have collected and analysed 34 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100. The average review date is 10-06-2022. We have compared these reviews to 1714426 reviews from other Headphones & Headsets. The alaScore™ for this product is 99/100 = Excellent. Last update: 11-08-2022.

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Expert review by : Simon Lucas (

Sony LinkBuds S review: Tiny earbuds with big sound


The LinkBuds S fill the hole of the original LinkBuds model, adding active noise-cancelling and more appeal

Remarkably light, small and comfortable ; Open, informative sound ; Good control options, great app

Lots of very capable rivals ; Strangely matter-of-fact sound ; Ordinary look and feel

Well-specified, easy to wear, and with some real sonic talent, the LinkBuds S make sense in a lot of ways. But they’re a rather dispassionate listen, and they have rivals at every turn – not least from Sony itself.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Simon Lucas (

Sony LinkBuds S review


Sony's super-light, super-comfortable earbuds

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony LinkBuds S review


The Sony LinkBuds S might be the world's smallest wireless earbuds, but size isn't everything

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Sony Linkbuds S review: Super sounding


Sony's LinkBuds S adopt many of the skills of the flagship 1000X, but offer those skills at a more affordable price. A winning formula?

Comfort and fit ; Lots of software functions ; Sound great

Touch response can be a little slow ; Not the loudest

The Sony LinkBuds S are a great set of headphones offering a many of the features of the 1000X, but in a more affordable package. Comfortable and compact, they offer good sound quality but could be a little louder. There are a wide range of features...

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Sony LinkBuds S review


The latest true wireless earbuds from Sony are an excellent all-round package, but are they positioned too close to the flagship XM4?

Small, light & comfortable ; Excellent ANC ; Lots of smart features ; Balanced sound

Awkward price ; Middling battery life

The LinkBuds S provide a very well-balanced package of decent sounding, noise cancelling earbuds with almost every smart feature from the flagship XM4 model. They’re only held back by sub-par battery life and the fact you can get a similar sound and...

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (

Sony LinkBuds S review: S Success


Not content with the LinkBuds to sit underneath the all-conquering WF-1000XM4s Sony is back with yet another pair of premium true wireless buds

Audio quality a little lacking ; Great extra features

No wireless charging ; App needs polish

Not the best for music quality or ANC, but top notch for comfort and calls

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

Sony LinkBuds S review: Smarter noise-canceling buds


The Sony LinkBuds S combine superb ANC with some very handy and smart features. But is that a formula for success, or just quirkiness?

Small and light Very good sound quality Excellent noise canceling Handy transparency features Wear sensors IPX4 water resistance

Mediocre battery life Quirky control options No wireless charging No Bluetooth Multipoint

“Excellent ANC and unique features make these earbuds an intriguing new option.”

May, 2022

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Sony LinkBuds S Review: Sony's Goldilocks Earbuds


After releasing its doughnut-shaped LinkBuds, Sony's back with a new lightweight pair of buds with ear tips and active noise cancellation.

Lightweight, compact design with comfortable fit ; Very good sound and good noise canceling (with ambient mode) ; Support Sony's LDAC audio codec ; Speak-to-Chat feature

No multipoint Bluetooth pairing ; No wireless charging ; Not great for making calls from noisy areas

May, 2022

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Sony LinkBuds S Review


Quality audio performance with rich lows and crisp, clear highs ; Effective noise cancellation ; In-app EQ, customizable controls, and Spotify Tap support ; Water-resistant design

Unimpressive battery life

Sony's true wireless LinkBuds S earphones deliver good sound quality and noise cancellation in a much more effective design than previous pair, but they don't quite outshine the rest of the competition.

May, 2022

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Sony LinkBuds S review: supreme comfort doesn’t come cheap


Sony's new earbuds are its most comfortable yet.

Sony’s most comfortable earbuds to date ; Good voice call quality ; LDAC support

$200 and no wireless charging? ; New software features are a mixed bag ; ANC and sound quality are a step below the 1000XM4

Sony’s LinkBuds S are the company’s most comfortable earbuds to date thanks to their lightweight design. They also include active noise cancellation, an ambient sound mode, and IPX4 water resistance.

May, 2022

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