Never off

With LinkBuds, you are always connected with your everyday life. Comfortably wear them around the clock as you hear sounds around you transparently, feeling nothing on your ear, while you remain in touch with people and places, without ever having to pause your personal soundtrack. LinkBuds bridge your daily life and the entertainment you love, wherever you go, whatever you do.

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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.

“The new design makes LinkBuds the perfect companion for a range of use cases”

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All your worlds, always connected

See how LinkBuds keep you connected and in control of your everyday music by combining super fit, open-ear styling with high call and sound quality.

Keep every world on

Small and light with an open ring design, LinkBuds connect all your worlds, all day long.

Hear calls and music clearly

Conversations are exceptionally clear for an authentic listening experience and all your music is enhanced.

Everyday ease

Our smart features make using LinkBuds really easy for effortless control.

Made with the environment in mind

LinkBuds use recycled plastic materials for aesthetic parts and plastic-free packaging.

Be ready for splashes and the day ahead

With IPX4 water resistance and long battery life, LinkBuds keep you going, anytime, anywhere.

Keep every world on

LinkBuds connect all your worlds perfectly with an open ring design that allows you to hear calls, music and other online content anytime, as well as the ambient sounds around you transparently, feeling nothing on your ear. Small and light with super fit styling for hours of comfortable wearing, they ensure you're always connected to your life, so you'll never miss a thing.

Connected and aware

A newly developed ring-type driver unit, with the centre of the diaphragm open for audio transparency, allows you to clearly hear the sounds around you. You'll hear when someone calls your name during a call and can chat with friends while listening to music.

Super small and light

Approximately four grams in weight and extremely small, LinkBuds are a marvel of miniaturisation. Unlike conventional earbuds, the protective surface covering the speaker diaphragm is integrated within the housing, saving space.

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Comfortable and secure fit

LinkBuds combine a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982.

Hear calls and music clearly

Make calls without noise for crystal clear conversations. Listen to music in high sound quality with compressed tracks restored by our Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) so your favourite bands and artists always sound great.

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Ultra clear, noise-free calls

With precise voice pickup technology with advanced audio signal processing, the person on the other end of the call will hear your voice clearly, even when you are in noisy situations. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed using AI machine learning using more than 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly in a wide range of environments.

Authentic, natural sound

Enjoy well balanced, high quality sound with a clear mid-high range. Our Integrated Processor V1 reproduces all the detail in your music with minimal distortion for an authentic listening experience. A specially designed 12mm ring driver with a high compliance (low recoil) diaphragm provides rich, well-balanced sound.

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Give your favourite music a boost

When an original music source is compressed, it loses the high-frequency elements that add detail and richness to a track. Our Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these to produce high-quality sound that’s closer to the original recording.

Everyday ease

Our smart features make it easier than ever to enjoy your entertainment and stay in touch.

Simply tap near the ear

LinkBuds may be small but that doesn't mean they're difficult to use. With Wide Area Tap, you can use double or triple taps in front of either of your ears to control your music playback – so there’s no need to touch the LinkBuds themselves to operate.

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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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Automatically adjusts sound volume to your environment

Adaptive Volume Control is a smart function that automatically optimises volume based on where you are. Enjoy lower volume in quiet places and higher volume in noisier environments.

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.

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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 Apple Music apps 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.

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Control with your voice

Get hands-free help. Just say “OK Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant. Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control your headphones’ features like checking out the remaining battery level with your voice. You can also listen to and interact with your emails in Microsoft Outlook and join Microsoft Teams using Google Assistant or Siri.

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Find your headphones with Fast Pair

LinkBuds support Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. In one tap of pop-up guidance, LinkBuds enable quick, effortless Bluetooth pairing with your Android devices. You can easily locate where you left your headphones by ringing them or checking their last known location on your smartphone. You’ll even receive a notification when your headphones battery is running low, so you know when to charge them.

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Easy pairing with your computer

Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your LinkBuds 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.

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A new sound experience for AR gaming

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

When playing ‘Ingress’ using LinkBuds, 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.

Made with the environment in mind

Your LinkBuds are not only designed to be stylish but also with the environment in mind, using recycled plastic materials for aesthetic parts and plastic-free packaging.

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Recycled plastic materials

LinkBuds use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

No plastic in individual packaging

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

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Be ready for splashes and 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 headphones – so you can keep on moving to the music.

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.

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

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Listen all day, charge in minutes

You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 5.5 hours – from your headphones and store another 12 hours in the case. That means a full 17.5 hours of listening time every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just a 10 minute quick charge gives you up to 90 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

Small, perfectly formed case

Ultra-small with a stylish rounded design, the charging case fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go. Open with a simple button press.

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What's in the box

Open up the packaging for your LinkBuds and you'll find 5 sizes of fitting supporter to suit different ear shapes, and a USB-C charging cable.

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 and aware to people and places in everyday life, without ever having to pause your personal soundtrack. LinkBuds bridge your daily life and the entertainment you love, wherever you go, whatever you do.
  • Open ring design with audio transparency links your online and offline worlds

  • Ultra small, light weight and super fit

  • Hear calls and music clearly

  • 5.5hr battery life, total 17.5hr with charging case, quick charging

  • Splash-proof and sweat-proof with an IPX4 rating

Sony is committed not only to offering products, services and content that deliver exciting experiences but also to working towards our goal of a zero environmental footprint throughout our business activities. Learn more about Sony and the Environment