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Sony LinkBuds S

Sony LinkBuds S
alaScore 94

41 reviews

Nov, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Sony LinkBuds S. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The comfort and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the soundstage.

sound, portability, comfort, price, size


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 94/100 = 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 : Helena Stone (

Sony LinkBuds S review: Earbuds that don’t cut you off from the world


Sony's LinkBuds S headphones are sensing-technology-infused true wireless earbuds that have been specially designed for users who like to wear their headphones all day long. Read on for our Sony LinkBuds S review. Arguably, one of Sony LinkBuds S...

Rich sound ; Comfortable and lightweight ; Good call quality ; Fast charging ; Made from recycled materials ; Easy to open, plastic-free packaging ; Alexa and Google Assistant support ; Feature-rich ; IPX4 rating

Battery life not as long as advertised ; Weak ANC ; No wireless charging

Sony’s LinkBuds S are comfortable and lightweight enough to wear for hours on end without putting a strain on your head. They sound excellent and are a superb choice if you want to stay in touch with your surroundings. Unfortunately, their active noise...

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 : Shivangi Agarwal (smartprix_com)

Sony Linkbuds S (WF-LS900N) Review: Mini Buds to take care of all your audio needs


Sony LinkBuds S TWS Review Summary: Editor's Rating- 4/5 Design & fit Connectivity & Controls Sound Battery Pros Cons Sony is one such brand that always keeps working to make your personal audio experience even better. Following its habit, the company...

Good Sound Quality ; Fast charging ; Lightweight & compact ; IPX5 rating

No wireless charging ; Prone to dirt and smudges ; Taps not frequently identified

Critic’s rating:

Nov, 2022

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (

Sony LinkBuds S Sony LinkBuds S Review - The best earbuds in class


Sony LinkBuds S are super comfortable, and with the amazing ambient sound, there's almost no reason to take them out of your ears.

Great comfort - barely noticeable in your ears. Incredibly good ambient sound, fine noise cancellation. Great sound!

Right out of the box, it's missing some airiness and bass, which needs to be adjusted in the EQ. The sound is never as dynamic as we would like.

The Sony LinkBuds S are a pair of very interesting earbuds. In addition to being very small and compact, they provide a comfort that allows you to wear them in your ears all day, or as long as you want, without them getting sweaty or uncomfortable. And...

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Chester Tan (

Sony LinkBuds S Review


The Sony LinkBuds S offers similar premium features as WF-1000XM4 in a small package and smaller price.

When Sony sent over the two LinkBuds models, they expect some close comparison. But they cater to very different use cases. Personally, I would get the WF-1000XM4 for its superior ANC and overall price-value (it’s my favourite true wireless earbuds in...

Jun, 2022

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