Sony Link Buds S Price:- Earlier this year Sony introduced a new range of wireless headphones in the innovative LinkBuds and it looks like we might get another model called LinkBuds S.
As with many leaks, there’s limited information currently available through SnoopyTech, although in this case we’ve at least gotten a look at the wireless headphones from different angles. Until more information leaks, we can add expert opinion and project what Sony might do with things like price and specs.
When will the Link Buds S be released?
There’s no speculation yet on a release date for the LinkBuds S. If Sony wants to announce them alongside the on-ear flagship WH-1000XM5, they should launch in August this year.
If not, they really could be coming anytime since they won’t warrant some sort of physical launch event.
This will be the WF-LSN900 by a model number which succeeds the WF-L900 for the LinkBuds.
Sony LinkBuds S/WF-LSN900
Truly wireless noise canceling headphones
– Seamlessly switch from ambient sound to advanced noise cancellation and enable autoplay that learns from your behavior. pic.twitter.com/eZs595rLnE
April 21, 2022
How much will the LinkBuds S cost?
We can make a better estimate of the price given that the LinkBuds cost £149/US$179 and the WF-1000XM4 cost £250/US$280. Based on the leaks, the LinkBuds Slack the ring design of the original LinkBuds – but might have an alternative ambient sound solution – and are closer in look and shape to the XM4, plus noise cancellation.
This would suggest a price between the two, although we expect LinkBuds closer than XM4. They may have to compete with the rumored Google Pixel Buds Pro.
A slight key in the works here is the Sony WF-C500 which looks and costs £65 / US$99, so if Sony wants to sell the LinkBuds S at a temptingly low price with a smaller margin then between that and the LinkBuds price is possible.
What will the Link Buds S specs be?
As you can see from the leaked images, the LinkBuds S looks like some of Sony’s other models, but oddly enough the LinkBuds don’t. The mesh covering a hole makes it somewhat of a mix of the original LinksBuds and XM4 headphones if that hole is to allow ambient sound to pass directly to your ear. It could also be to help equalize air pressure.
What’s also clear is that the LinkBuds S has a proximity sensor in the same place as the WF-1000XM4 as well as three small contact points for charging.
Things like battery size, wireless charging (likely unlikely although the case appears to have some space), and waterproofing are unknown – although IPX4 at minimum would be reasonable – but the LinkBuds are reported to S will come with noise cancellation. That’s something the LinkBuds don’t offer.
Details are limited, but SnoopyTech says the headphones will “seamlessly switch from ambient sound to advanced noise cancellation and enable autoplay that learns from your behavior”, which sounds like a similar experience to the flagship XM4 headphones.
It is also clear that the headphones will be available in three colors: black, white, and gold. The Walkman Blog has images of the white colorway. A big question is whether the LinkBuds S will have touch controls on the buds themselves or use the LinkBuds’ Wide Area Tap which lets you tap your face and the buds detect vibration.