LinkBuds S

Never off

With LinkBuds S, you're always connected to your everyday worlds. Ultra small and light, they can be worn comfortably around the clock, keeping you in touch with people and places. LinkBuds S switches automatically to optimised ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling for listening without distractions.

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Keep every world on

LinkBuds series are comfortable enough to wear all the time and smart so they adapt to your life – keeping you connected to the people and entertainment you love.

What's your colour?

Make it personal with a choice of four premium matt colours – including blue-marble colour Earth Blue – all with matching case.

Now available in Earth Blue

Made from recycled materials, LinkBuds S are now available in a distinctive blue marble-patterned colour – Earth Blue.

Since the marble pattern is unique to each individual product, variations may occur between the photograph and the actual device.

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All your worlds, connected and optimised

See how LinkBuds S bridges your everyday life with all-day comfort, natural ambient sound or noise cancelling. Plus Adaptive Sound Control and immersive sound quality for music and calls.

Small and light for all-day comfort
Hear more of what's around you
Clear calls and immersive sound
Connect and control effortlessly
Made with the environment in mind
Keep every world on

Small, light and smart with a secure and stable fit to keep you connected and in control of your day.

Small and light for all-day comfort

Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones. We've kept the size down by both developing a compact driver and integrating the Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip) and high quality noise cancelling processor in one single chip. It’s 40% smaller than the WF-1000XM4. 

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Comfortable and secure

LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.

Transparent ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - Sony's best transparent ambient sound in truly wireless headphones when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.

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Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.

A new sound experience for AR gaming

If you’re looking for new entertainment options beyond music and calls, LinkBuds S use new sensor and spatial sound technology to deliver immersive sound for Augmented Reality games like ‘Ingress’ from Niantic.

When playing ‘Ingress’ using LinkBuds S, sensor and spatial sound technology deliver a new experience, with sound delivered from different directions according to the action in the game with head tracking.

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Seamless music and audio notifications

Auto Play delivers music and audio notifications just when you need them. Music plays at your preferred timings, such as when you're putting your headphones on or starting to walk for a break, uplifting your mood effortlessly. Audio notification reminds you of all your important events, so your phone can stay safely in your pocket. Link with Spotify, Endel and Music apps 1 to get your favourite music and relaxing soundscapes. Auto Play app is in Beta, which means its features and experiences might be changed and improved 2 3 4.

Clear calls and immersive sound

Easily connect with the people you know and the content you love. Make ultra clear calls without noise, and listen to great sounding music without distraction.

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Sony's best ever call quality in truly wireless headphones

With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

Immersive sound, authentic music

A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

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Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

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Connect and control effortlessly

Our smart features make it easier than ever to access and enjoy your entertainment throughout the day.

Quick Access

A shortcut to your music with simple taps – with no need to touch your smartphone. You can enjoy your music in an effortless way.

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Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high.

LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

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Talk and hear only ambient sound

You can set Speak-to-Chat to automatically pause the music as soon as you speak to someone, so you can hear just ambient sound and conduct a conversation – handy if you want to keep your headphones on or your hands are full. And once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically.

Instant pause. Instant play.

Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.

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Control with your voice

Get hands-free help – Just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant.Listen to music, connect with  friends, get notifications, set  reminders, and more. You can even  control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.

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Everything’s at your fingertips

LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.

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Find your headphones with Fast Pair

LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.

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Easy pairing with your computer

Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your headphones with your Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet. Pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices when pairing mode is selected.

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Multipoint connection

For total convenience, these Bluetooth® headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time. So when a call comes in, your headphones know which device is ringing and connect to the right one automatically. You’ll also be able to quickly switch your headphones to either of the two devices at the touch of a button.

Next generation Bluetooth audio

These earbuds are ready for LE Audio (Beta version), a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

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A) Conventional L to R Relay BT Transmission. (B) LinkBuds S L/R Simultaneous BT Transmission

A clearer, more stable Bluetooth signal

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 stable, skip-free, wireless sound.

Made with the environment in mind

Your LinkBuds S are designed for both style and environmental consciousness.

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Recycled plastic materials

LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

No plastic in individual packaging

No plastic is included in the packaging material for LinkBuds S, reflecting our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our products. 

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Since the marble pattern is unique to each individual product, variations may occur between the photograph and the actual device.

Earth Blue – Made from recycled materials

Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, in addition to recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are quite the same.

Every pair helps the ‘Protect our Oceans’ project

Sony contributed a total of USD 1 million, including USD 500,000 from the sales of LinkBuds S to Conservation International over 2022-2023, to help protect an area of ocean equivalent to 29,400 square kilometers (11,350 square miles). This investment is helping to reinvigorate degraded marine areas and restore the ocean's ability to provide for all of us.

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Be ready for the day ahead

Listen anytime, anywhere with IPX4 water resistance and enough battery power to last a whole day.

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Water resistant for everyday use

With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.

Listen all day, charge in minutes

You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

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Ultra small case, a perfect match

With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go.

What's in the box

Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

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Certified headphones for a personalised experience

With 360 Reality Audio certified headphones and the Sony | Headphones Connect app, optimise your experience by analysing your individual ear shape, and enjoy the ultimate immersive music experience.

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We believe technology should make the world more interactive, more creative, more entertaining, and more inclusive. By incorporating human-centric, inclusive design into our audio products, we deliver our Kando experience to all our users, regardless of age, ability or environment.

Specifications & Features

Stay connected with Sony's LinkBuds S wireless earbuds. With optimised ambient sound and noise cancellation, the LinkBuds S are small and light for all-day wear.
  • Always on for connecting your online and offline worlds

  • Automatically switches between optimised ambient sound and noise cancelling

  • Ultra small, lightweight and super fit

  • Immersive music and clear calls

  • 20 hours battery life with a 5 minute quick charge for up to 60 minutes of play time

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