The Sony company’s latest truly wireless earbud device, the LinkBuds, was launched today. The LinkBuds offer a distinctive open-air design that sets them apart from conventional earbuds.
The LinkBuds have a doughnut-shaped earpiece that inserts in the ear and are available in black or white. The LinkBuds don’t come with any foam or silicone tips, like the AirPods 3, and the bare earpiece fits straight inside the ear.
The open ring driver in the LinkBuds allows users to listen to music while also hearing their surroundings, comparable to other headphone devices such as sound-equipped eyewear and bone conduction choices. Sony’s LinkBuds are perfect for scenarios when listeners need to be aware of their surroundings, such as walking, running, bicycling, or taking public transit, because they do not block ambient sound.
Sony characterises the earbuds as ultra-compact, light, and able to stay in the ears thanks to a secondary bulb with a little fin. They’re splash and perspiration resistant to IPX4, and an Adaptive Volume Control function adjusts the volume to match the sound in the surroundings. The LinkBuds have 5.5-hour battery life and come with a charging case that delivers a total of 17.5 hours of listening time.