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Sony LinkBuds S

Sony LinkBuds S
alaScore 98

21 reviews

Jul, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Sony LinkBuds S. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The comfort and sound are also mentioned favorably, but the noise isolation and price get negative views.

portability, sound, comfort, size, design

price, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony LinkBuds S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

Expert review by : Alex Bracetti (

Sony LinkBuds S review


A redo done right

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Rado Minkov (

Sony LinkBuds S review: Light as air, noise canceling as AirPods Pro


Following the over-ear Sony WH-1000XM5, recently the Japanese company also released the LinkBuds S as an alternative option to the older LinkBuds.

Clean sound with great, deep bass ; Fantastic ANC ; Lightweight build

A bit pricey ; No wireless charging

May, 2022

Expert review by : Ryan Whitwam (

Sony LinkBuds S review: Do something nice for your ears


Sony's latest earbuds balance sound quality with comfort

Very comfortable and compact ; Good enough audio and ANC to justify the price ; Can stream in high-quality (LDAC)

Slightly expensive ; No wireless charging ; Battery life is just this side of okay

Yes , and I'm a bit surprised. I didn't care much for the original LinkBuds, in large part because they didn't live up to their claim of "all day" comfort. The LinkBuds S with their more traditional design get closer to the mark. They'll only run five...

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : John Higgins (

Sony Linkbuds S (WF-LS900N) Review


The Linkbuds S improve on the original's sound and features, for a cost.

Light, comfortable fit ; Great noise canceling ; Improved battery life

Adaptive Sound Control inconsistent ; Need to be EQ’d

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May, 2022

Expert review by : Kate Kozuch (

Sony LinkBuds S review: This is more like it


The Sony LinksBuds S are comfortable and capable wireless ANC earbuds, and the great transparency mode and intuitive controls make a convincing case for these $199 buds.

Yet if you consider battery life, ambient awareness and intuitive controls of at least equal importance, the Sony LinkBuds S are easy to recommend.

May, 2022

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

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