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LinkBuds S

Model: LinkBuds S
RM 599.00RM 929.00
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  • Overview
     

    Listen like Olivia with her custom EQ

    The new LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo were designed in collaboration with Olivia Rodrigo with her fans in mind. These earbuds, in her signature colour, include 2 custom EQs tuned by Olivia and her producer for optimal listening to her albums GUTS and SOUR on the music streaming service of your choice. You can enjoy these settings using the Headphones Connect app and see the EQ UI design selected by Olivia.

     

    Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom GUTS settings.
    Equaliser-GUTS
    Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom SOUR settings.
    Equaliser-SOUR

    Violet LinkBuds S headphones next to their charging case sitting on a purple surface surrounded by shards of clear plastic.

    Made from recycled materials

    This product was created using recycled plastic. Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, as well as recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are the same.

    Image of the For The Music logo

    Sony has always been For The Music. We pride ourselves on connecting creators and music lovers and we aim to create authentic experiences and emotion for fans by supporting the artist's vision over everything else.

     

     

    LinkBuds S

    Never off

    With LinkBuds S, you're always connected to your everyday worlds. Ultra small and light, they can be worn comfortably around the clock, keeping you in touch with people and places. LinkBuds S switches automatically to optimised ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling for listening without distractions.



    Logo of LinkBuds S

    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.


    What's your colour?

    Make it personal with a choice of four premium matt colours – including blue-marble colour Earth Blue – all with matching case.

     

    All your worlds, connected and optimised

    See how LinkBuds S bridges your everyday life with all-day comfort, natural ambient sound or noise cancelling. Plus Adaptive Sound Control and immersive sound quality for music and calls.

     

    Small and light for all-day comfort


    Hear more of what's around you

    Adaptive Sound Control
    A new sound experience

    Clear calls and immersive sound

    Connect and control effortlessly

    Made with the environment in mind



    Keep every world on

    Small, light and smart with a secure and stable fit to keep you connected and in control of your day.


    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones. We've kept the size down by both developing a compact driver and integrating the Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip) and high quality noise cancelling processor in one single chip. It’s 40% smaller than the WF-1000XM4. 

     

    LinkBuds S case in white with one LinkBud taken out

    Illustration of a grey LinkBuds S in an ear

    Comfortable and secure

    LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.


    Transparent ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - Sony's best transparent ambient sound in truly wireless headphones when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.


    AMBIENT SOUND


    NOISE CANCELLING

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.


    A new sound experience for AR gaming

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


    When playing ‘Ingress’ using LinkBuds S, 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.

    A man with a backpack stands on a city street while smiling at his phone. Three bubbles with  video game scenes inside are floating around him.


     

    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 Music apps 1 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.


    Clear calls and immersive sound

    Easily connect with the people you know and the content you love. Make ultra clear calls without noise, and listen to great sounding music without distraction.

    Woman wearing LinkBuds S while walking in a town and talking on her smartphone

    Sony's best ever call quality in truly wireless headphones

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

     

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

     

    Close-up diagram of new super compact driver unit with internal layout exposed


    Logo of High-Resolution Audio Wireless

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

     

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

    Logo of DSEE Extreme™

    Connect and control effortlessly

    Our smart features make it easier than ever to access and enjoy your entertainment throughout the day.


    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.

    Explosion view of the internal components of the WH-1000Xm4 headphones.


    Image of the Spotify Tap logo

    Image of the Amazon Music Play Now logo

    Image of the Endel logo


    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high.

    LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

    Logo of Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Man and woman talking with the man on right wearing LinkBuds S

    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.


    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.


    Logos for Ok Google and Alexa built-in

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help – Just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant.Listen to music, connect with  friends, get notifications, set  reminders, and more. You can even  control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.



    Illustration of a hand and finger touching a button

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.



    Logo for Google Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.



    Logo for Swift Pair

    Easy pairing with your computer

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



    Icons of a laptop and smartphone

    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.


    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    These earbuds are ready for LE Audio (Beta version), a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

    Woman sitting in a living room wearing LinkBuds S, watching video on her smartphone

    Illustration of two people listening to music with LinkBuds S showing the difference between conventional Bluetooth transmission and Simultaneous BT transmission on LinkBuds S

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

     

    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.


    Made with the environment in mind

    Your LinkBuds S are designed for both style and environmental consciousness.


    White LinkBuds S and case above a background of white plastic pieces

    Recycled plastic materials

    LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

     

    No plastic in individual packaging

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

    White LinkBuds S packaging with hanging tab

    Image of a water bottle breaking down into tiny fragments of plastic, next to an image of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue, surrounded by plastic fragments

    Since the marble pattern is unique to each individual product, variations may occur between the photograph and the actual device.

    Earth Blue – Made from recycled materials

    Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, in addition to recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are quite the same.


    Every pair helps the ‘Protect our Oceans’ project

    Sony contributed a total of USD 1 million, including USD 500,000 from the sales of LinkBuds S to Conservation International over 2022-2023, to help protect an area of ocean equivalent to 29,400 square kilometers (11,350 square miles). This investment is helping to reinvigorate degraded marine areas and restore the ocean's ability to provide for all of us.

    Logo for Conservation International

    Be ready for the day ahead

    Listen anytime, anywhere with IPX4 water resistance and enough battery power to last a whole day.


    Close-up of head and shoulders of a woman wearing white LinkBuds S while running

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.


    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

    Icons for battery life, quick charge and play time with 5 minute charge for 60 minute play highlighted

    Grey LinkBuds S in matching case with lid up

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go.


    What's in the box

    Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

    Image of the LinkBuds S case in grey with LinkBuds S, 3 extra pairs of earbud tips 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.


    A personal cinematic experience 

    With BRAVIA XR™ and Wireless Transmitter WLA-NS7.

    Enjoy a thrilling Dolby Atmos® experience and 360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your ears with BRAVIA XR and these earbuds using the WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter.  

    Image of a person listening with closed eyes, another person stretching and a third in a wheelchair painting

    Accessibility

    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.

  • Features
    What's your colour?

    What's your colour?

    Make it personal with a choice of three beautiful premium matt colours, all with matching case.

    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones.

    Comfortable and secure

    Comfortable and secure

    LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.

    Natural ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    Natural ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - natural ambient sound when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.

    Ultra clear, noise-free calls

    Ultra clear, noise-free calls

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

    Minimising wind noise

    Even on windy days, you’ll stay comfortable with wind noise minimised by a mesh structure around the microphone. 

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

    Integrated Processor V1

    Integrated Processor V1

    Improves noise cancelling for distraction-free listening with less power, enhances sound quality and reduces distortion.

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

    Better mobility through technology

    Better mobility through technology

    Sony and Microsoft have come together to develop technology that helps people better navigate through the world. LinkBuds S support the Microsoft Soundscape app. The unique integration enables innovative experiences for richer 3D audio-based navigation, while sensors embedded in LinkBuds S allow for a true heads-up and hands-free experience.

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high. LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

    Talk and hear only ambient sound

    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.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.

    Control with your voice

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help – Just say "Hey Google" or "Alexa" to activate your preferred voice assistant. Listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    With Quick Access, you can configure these wireless earbuds to resume Spotify music playback or Endel personalised soundscapes with two or three taps – no need to touch your smartphone. 

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.

    Easy pairing with your computer

    Easy pairing with your computer

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

    Multipoint connection for Android devices

    Multipoint connection for Android devices

    Automatically connect and switch to new devices with just a tap of the play button. Available for Android devices.

    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    These earbuds are ready for LE Audio, a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

    A clearer, more stable Bluetooth signal

    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.

    Recycled plastic materials

    Recycled plastic materials

    LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

    No plastic in individual packaging

    No plastic in individual packaging

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

    Water resistant for everyday use

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go and opens with a simple button press.

    What's in the box

    What's in the box

    Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

    So immersive. So real.

    So immersive. So real.

    Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. These headphones let you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs.

    Dolby Atmos Experience

    Dolby Atmos Experience

    With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action. 

  • Specifications

    Size & Weight

    Weight

    Approx. 4.8 g x 2

    General Features

    Headphone Type

    Closed, dynamic

    Driver Unit

    5 mm

    Magnet

    High power neodymium magnets

    Frequency Response(Bluetooth® Communication)

    20Hz-20,000Hz (44.1kHz sampling) / 20Hz-40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz sampling 990kbps)

    Waterproof

    Yes (IPX4)

    DSEE Extreme

    Yes

    Battery

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 2.0 hrs

    Battery Charge Method

    USB Charging (with case)

    Battery Life(continuous music playback time)

    Max. 6 hrs (NC On) / Max. 9 hrs (NC Off)

    BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

    Max. 3.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 3.5 hrs (NC Off)

    Battery Life(Waiting Time)

    Max. 8.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 16 hrs (NC Off)

    Bluetooth® Specification

    Bluetooth® version

    Bluetooth Specification Version5.2

    Effective Range

    10m

    Frequency Range

    2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)

    Profile

    A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

    Supported Audio Format(s)

    SBC, AAC, LDAC

    Supported Content Protection

    SCMS-T

    Noise Cancelling

    Ambient Sound Mode

    Yes

    Quick Attention

    Yes

    Charging Case

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 3 hrs (USB charging)

    Weight

    Approx. 35 g

    Dimension

    Approx. 42.8 x 60 x 27.6 mm

  • Support
  • Overview
     

    Listen like Olivia with her custom EQ

    The new LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo were designed in collaboration with Olivia Rodrigo with her fans in mind. These earbuds, in her signature colour, include 2 custom EQs tuned by Olivia and her producer for optimal listening to her albums GUTS and SOUR on the music streaming service of your choice. You can enjoy these settings using the Headphones Connect app and see the EQ UI design selected by Olivia.

     

    Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom GUTS settings.
    Equaliser-GUTS
    Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom SOUR settings.
    Equaliser-SOUR

    Violet LinkBuds S headphones next to their charging case sitting on a purple surface surrounded by shards of clear plastic.

    Made from recycled materials

    This product was created using recycled plastic. Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, as well as recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are the same.

    Image of the For The Music logo

    Sony has always been For The Music. We pride ourselves on connecting creators and music lovers and we aim to create authentic experiences and emotion for fans by supporting the artist's vision over everything else.

     

     

    LinkBuds S

    Never off

    With LinkBuds S, you're always connected to your everyday worlds. Ultra small and light, they can be worn comfortably around the clock, keeping you in touch with people and places. LinkBuds S switches automatically to optimised ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling for listening without distractions.



    Logo of LinkBuds S

    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.


    What's your colour?

    Make it personal with a choice of four premium matt colours – including blue-marble colour Earth Blue – all with matching case.

     

    All your worlds, connected and optimised

    See how LinkBuds S bridges your everyday life with all-day comfort, natural ambient sound or noise cancelling. Plus Adaptive Sound Control and immersive sound quality for music and calls.

     

    Small and light for all-day comfort


    Hear more of what's around you

    Adaptive Sound Control
    A new sound experience

    Clear calls and immersive sound

    Connect and control effortlessly

    Made with the environment in mind



    Keep every world on

    Small, light and smart with a secure and stable fit to keep you connected and in control of your day.


    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones. We've kept the size down by both developing a compact driver and integrating the Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip) and high quality noise cancelling processor in one single chip. It’s 40% smaller than the WF-1000XM4. 

     

    LinkBuds S case in white with one LinkBud taken out

    Illustration of a grey LinkBuds S in an ear

    Comfortable and secure

    LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.


    Transparent ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - Sony's best transparent ambient sound in truly wireless headphones when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.


    AMBIENT SOUND


    NOISE CANCELLING

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.


    A new sound experience for AR gaming

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


    When playing ‘Ingress’ using LinkBuds S, 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.

    A man with a backpack stands on a city street while smiling at his phone. Three bubbles with  video game scenes inside are floating around him.


     

    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 Music apps 1 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.


    Clear calls and immersive sound

    Easily connect with the people you know and the content you love. Make ultra clear calls without noise, and listen to great sounding music without distraction.

    Woman wearing LinkBuds S while walking in a town and talking on her smartphone

    Sony's best ever call quality in truly wireless headphones

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

     

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

     

    Close-up diagram of new super compact driver unit with internal layout exposed


    Logo of High-Resolution Audio Wireless

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

     

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

    Logo of DSEE Extreme™

    Connect and control effortlessly

    Our smart features make it easier than ever to access and enjoy your entertainment throughout the day.


    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.

    Explosion view of the internal components of the WH-1000Xm4 headphones.


    Image of the Spotify Tap logo

    Image of the Amazon Music Play Now logo

    Image of the Endel logo


    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high.

    LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

    Logo of Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Man and woman talking with the man on right wearing LinkBuds S

    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.


    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.


    Logos for Ok Google and Alexa built-in

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help – Just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant.Listen to music, connect with  friends, get notifications, set  reminders, and more. You can even  control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.



    Illustration of a hand and finger touching a button

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.



    Logo for Google Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.



    Logo for Swift Pair

    Easy pairing with your computer

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



    Icons of a laptop and smartphone

    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.


    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    These earbuds are ready for LE Audio (Beta version), a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

    Woman sitting in a living room wearing LinkBuds S, watching video on her smartphone

    Illustration of two people listening to music with LinkBuds S showing the difference between conventional Bluetooth transmission and Simultaneous BT transmission on LinkBuds S

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

     

    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.


    Made with the environment in mind

    Your LinkBuds S are designed for both style and environmental consciousness.


    White LinkBuds S and case above a background of white plastic pieces

    Recycled plastic materials

    LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

     

    No plastic in individual packaging

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

    White LinkBuds S packaging with hanging tab

    Image of a water bottle breaking down into tiny fragments of plastic, next to an image of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue, surrounded by plastic fragments

    Since the marble pattern is unique to each individual product, variations may occur between the photograph and the actual device.

    Earth Blue – Made from recycled materials

    Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, in addition to recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are quite the same.


    Every pair helps the ‘Protect our Oceans’ project

    Sony contributed a total of USD 1 million, including USD 500,000 from the sales of LinkBuds S to Conservation International over 2022-2023, to help protect an area of ocean equivalent to 29,400 square kilometers (11,350 square miles). This investment is helping to reinvigorate degraded marine areas and restore the ocean's ability to provide for all of us.

    Logo for Conservation International

    Be ready for the day ahead

    Listen anytime, anywhere with IPX4 water resistance and enough battery power to last a whole day.


    Close-up of head and shoulders of a woman wearing white LinkBuds S while running

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.


    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

    Icons for battery life, quick charge and play time with 5 minute charge for 60 minute play highlighted

    Grey LinkBuds S in matching case with lid up

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go.


    What's in the box

    Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

    Image of the LinkBuds S case in grey with LinkBuds S, 3 extra pairs of earbud tips 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.


    A personal cinematic experience 

    With BRAVIA XR™ and Wireless Transmitter WLA-NS7.

    Enjoy a thrilling Dolby Atmos® experience and 360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your ears with BRAVIA XR and these earbuds using the WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter.  

    Image of a person listening with closed eyes, another person stretching and a third in a wheelchair painting

    Accessibility

    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.

  • Features
    What's your colour?

    What's your colour?

    Make it personal with a choice of three beautiful premium matt colours, all with matching case.

    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones.

    Comfortable and secure

    Comfortable and secure

    LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.

    Natural ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    Natural ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - natural ambient sound when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.

    Ultra clear, noise-free calls

    Ultra clear, noise-free calls

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

    Minimising wind noise

    Even on windy days, you’ll stay comfortable with wind noise minimised by a mesh structure around the microphone. 

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

    Integrated Processor V1

    Integrated Processor V1

    Improves noise cancelling for distraction-free listening with less power, enhances sound quality and reduces distortion.

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

    Better mobility through technology

    Better mobility through technology

    Sony and Microsoft have come together to develop technology that helps people better navigate through the world. LinkBuds S support the Microsoft Soundscape app. The unique integration enables innovative experiences for richer 3D audio-based navigation, while sensors embedded in LinkBuds S allow for a true heads-up and hands-free experience.

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high. LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

    Talk and hear only ambient sound

    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.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.

    Control with your voice

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help – Just say "Hey Google" or "Alexa" to activate your preferred voice assistant. Listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    With Quick Access, you can configure these wireless earbuds to resume Spotify music playback or Endel personalised soundscapes with two or three taps – no need to touch your smartphone. 

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.

    Easy pairing with your computer

    Easy pairing with your computer

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

    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    These earbuds are ready for LE Audio, a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

    A clearer, more stable Bluetooth signal

    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.

    Recycled plastic materials

    Recycled plastic materials

    LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

    No plastic in individual packaging

    No plastic in individual packaging

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

    Water resistant for everyday use

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go and opens with a simple button press.

    What's in the box

    What's in the box

    Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

    So immersive. So real.

    So immersive. So real.

    Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. These headphones let you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs.

    Dolby Atmos Experience

    Dolby Atmos Experience

    With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action. 

  • Specifications

    Size & Weight

    Weight

    Approx. 4.8 g x 2

    General Features

    Headphone Type

    Closed, dynamic

    Driver Unit

    5 mm

    Magnet

    High power neodymium magnets

    Frequency Response(Bluetooth® Communication)

    20Hz-20,000Hz (44.1kHz sampling) / 20Hz-40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz sampling 990kbps)

    Waterproof

    Yes (IPX4)

    DSEE Extreme

    Yes

    Battery

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 2.0 hrs

    Battery Charge Method

    USB Charging (with case)

    Battery Life(continuous music playback time)

    Max. 6 hrs (NC On) / Max. 9 hrs (NC Off)

    BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

    Max. 3.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 3.5 hrs (NC Off)

    Battery Life(Waiting Time)

    Max. 8.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 16 hrs (NC Off)

    Bluetooth® Specification

    Bluetooth® version

    Bluetooth Specification Version5.2

    Effective Range

    10m

    Frequency Range

    2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)

    Profile

    A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

    Supported Audio Format(s)

    SBC, AAC, LDAC

    Supported Content Protection

    SCMS-T

    Noise Cancelling

    Ambient Sound Mode

    Yes

    Quick Attention

    Yes

    Charging Case

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 3 hrs (USB charging)

    Weight

    Approx. 35 g

    Dimension

    Approx. 42.8 x 60 x 27.6 mm

  • Support
  • Overview
     

    Listen like Olivia with her custom EQ

    The new LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo were designed in collaboration with Olivia Rodrigo with her fans in mind. These earbuds, in her signature colour, include 2 custom EQs tuned by Olivia and her producer for optimal listening to her albums GUTS and SOUR on the music streaming service of your choice. You can enjoy these settings using the Headphones Connect app and see the EQ UI design selected by Olivia.

     

    Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom GUTS settings.
    Equaliser-GUTS
    Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom SOUR settings.
    Equaliser-SOUR

    Violet LinkBuds S headphones next to their charging case sitting on a purple surface surrounded by shards of clear plastic.

    Made from recycled materials

    This product was created using recycled plastic. Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, as well as recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are the same.

    Image of the For The Music logo

    Sony has always been For The Music. We pride ourselves on connecting creators and music lovers and we aim to create authentic experiences and emotion for fans by supporting the artist's vision over everything else.

     

     

    LinkBuds S

    Never off

    With LinkBuds S, you're always connected to your everyday worlds. Ultra small and light, they can be worn comfortably around the clock, keeping you in touch with people and places. LinkBuds S switches automatically to optimised ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling for listening without distractions.



    Logo of LinkBuds S

    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.


    What's your colour?

    Make it personal with a choice of four premium matt colours – including blue-marble colour Earth Blue – all with matching case.

     

    All your worlds, connected and optimised

    See how LinkBuds S bridges your everyday life with all-day comfort, natural ambient sound or noise cancelling. Plus Adaptive Sound Control and immersive sound quality for music and calls.

     

    Small and light for all-day comfort


    Hear more of what's around you

    Adaptive Sound Control
    A new sound experience

    Clear calls and immersive sound

    Connect and control effortlessly

    Made with the environment in mind



    Keep every world on

    Small, light and smart with a secure and stable fit to keep you connected and in control of your day.


    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones. We've kept the size down by both developing a compact driver and integrating the Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip) and high quality noise cancelling processor in one single chip. It’s 40% smaller than the WF-1000XM4. 

     

    LinkBuds S case in white with one LinkBud taken out

    Illustration of a grey LinkBuds S in an ear

    Comfortable and secure

    LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.


    Transparent ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - Sony's best transparent ambient sound in truly wireless headphones when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.


    AMBIENT SOUND


    NOISE CANCELLING

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.


    A new sound experience for AR gaming

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


    When playing ‘Ingress’ using LinkBuds S, 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.

    A man with a backpack stands on a city street while smiling at his phone. Three bubbles with  video game scenes inside are floating around him.


     

    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 Music apps 1 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.


    Clear calls and immersive sound

    Easily connect with the people you know and the content you love. Make ultra clear calls without noise, and listen to great sounding music without distraction.

    Woman wearing LinkBuds S while walking in a town and talking on her smartphone

    Sony's best ever call quality in truly wireless headphones

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

     

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

     

    Close-up diagram of new super compact driver unit with internal layout exposed


    Logo of High-Resolution Audio Wireless

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

     

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

    Logo of DSEE Extreme™

    Connect and control effortlessly

    Our smart features make it easier than ever to access and enjoy your entertainment throughout the day.


    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.

    Explosion view of the internal components of the WH-1000Xm4 headphones.


    Image of the Spotify Tap logo

    Image of the Amazon Music Play Now logo

    Image of the Endel logo


    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high.

    LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

    Logo of Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Man and woman talking with the man on right wearing LinkBuds S

    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.


    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.


    Logos for Ok Google and Alexa built-in

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help – Just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant.Listen to music, connect with  friends, get notifications, set  reminders, and more. You can even  control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.



    Illustration of a hand and finger touching a button

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.



    Logo for Google Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.



    Logo for Swift Pair

    Easy pairing with your computer

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



    Icons of a laptop and smartphone

    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.


    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    These earbuds are ready for LE Audio (Beta version), a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

    Woman sitting in a living room wearing LinkBuds S, watching video on her smartphone

    Illustration of two people listening to music with LinkBuds S showing the difference between conventional Bluetooth transmission and Simultaneous BT transmission on LinkBuds S

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

     

    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.


    Made with the environment in mind

    Your LinkBuds S are designed for both style and environmental consciousness.


    White LinkBuds S and case above a background of white plastic pieces

    Recycled plastic materials

    LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

     

    No plastic in individual packaging

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

    White LinkBuds S packaging with hanging tab

    Image of a water bottle breaking down into tiny fragments of plastic, next to an image of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue, surrounded by plastic fragments

    Since the marble pattern is unique to each individual product, variations may occur between the photograph and the actual device.

    Earth Blue – Made from recycled materials

    Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, in addition to recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are quite the same.


    Every pair helps the ‘Protect our Oceans’ project

    Sony contributed a total of USD 1 million, including USD 500,000 from the sales of LinkBuds S to Conservation International over 2022-2023, to help protect an area of ocean equivalent to 29,400 square kilometers (11,350 square miles). This investment is helping to reinvigorate degraded marine areas and restore the ocean's ability to provide for all of us.

    Logo for Conservation International

    Be ready for the day ahead

    Listen anytime, anywhere with IPX4 water resistance and enough battery power to last a whole day.


    Close-up of head and shoulders of a woman wearing white LinkBuds S while running

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.


    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

    Icons for battery life, quick charge and play time with 5 minute charge for 60 minute play highlighted

    Grey LinkBuds S in matching case with lid up

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go.


    What's in the box

    Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

    Image of the LinkBuds S case in grey with LinkBuds S, 3 extra pairs of earbud tips 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.


    A personal cinematic experience 

    With BRAVIA XR™ and Wireless Transmitter WLA-NS7.

    Enjoy a thrilling Dolby Atmos® experience and 360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your ears with BRAVIA XR and these earbuds using the WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter.  

    Image of a person listening with closed eyes, another person stretching and a third in a wheelchair painting

    Accessibility

    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.

  • Features
    What's your colour?

    What's your colour?

    Make it personal with a choice of three beautiful premium matt colours, all with matching case.

    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones.

    Comfortable and secure

    Comfortable and secure

    LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.

    Natural ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    Natural ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - natural ambient sound when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.

    Ultra clear, noise-free calls

    Ultra clear, noise-free calls

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

    Minimising wind noise

    Even on windy days, you’ll stay comfortable with wind noise minimised by a mesh structure around the microphone. 

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

    Integrated Processor V1

    Integrated Processor V1

    Improves noise cancelling for distraction-free listening with less power, enhances sound quality and reduces distortion.

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

    Better mobility through technology

    Better mobility through technology

    Sony and Microsoft have come together to develop technology that helps people better navigate through the world. LinkBuds S support the Microsoft Soundscape app. The unique integration enables innovative experiences for richer 3D audio-based navigation, while sensors embedded in LinkBuds S allow for a true heads-up and hands-free experience.

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high. LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

    Talk and hear only ambient sound

    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.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.

    Control with your voice

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help – Just say "Hey Google" or "Alexa" to activate your preferred voice assistant. Listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    With Quick Access, you can configure these wireless earbuds to resume Spotify music playback or Endel personalised soundscapes with two or three taps – no need to touch your smartphone. 

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.

    Easy pairing with your computer

    Easy pairing with your computer

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

    Multipoint connection for Android devices

    Multipoint connection for Android devices

    Automatically connect and switch to new devices with just a tap of the play button. Available for Android devices.

    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    These earbuds are ready for LE Audio, a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

    A clearer, more stable Bluetooth signal

    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.

    Recycled plastic materials

    Recycled plastic materials

    LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

    No plastic in individual packaging

    No plastic in individual packaging

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

    Water resistant for everyday use

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go and opens with a simple button press.

    What's in the box

    What's in the box

    Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

    So immersive. So real.

    So immersive. So real.

    Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. These headphones let you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs.

    Dolby Atmos Experience

    Dolby Atmos Experience

    With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action. 

  • Specifications

    Size & Weight

    Weight

    Approx. 4.8 g x 2

    General Features

    Headphone Type

    Closed, dynamic

    Driver Unit

    5 mm

    Magnet

    High power neodymium magnets

    Frequency Response(Bluetooth® Communication)

    20Hz-20,000Hz (44.1kHz sampling) / 20Hz-40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz sampling 990kbps)

    Waterproof

    Yes (IPX4)

    DSEE Extreme

    Yes

    Battery

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 2.0 hrs

    Battery Charge Method

    USB Charging (with case)

    Battery Life(continuous music playback time)

    Max. 6 hrs (NC On) / Max. 9 hrs (NC Off)

    BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

    Max. 3.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 3.5 hrs (NC Off)

    Battery Life(Waiting Time)

    Max. 8.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 16 hrs (NC Off)

    Bluetooth® Specification

    Bluetooth® version

    Bluetooth Specification Version5.2

    Effective Range

    10m

    Frequency Range

    2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)

    Profile

    A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

    Supported Audio Format(s)

    SBC, AAC, LDAC

    Supported Content Protection

    SCMS-T

    Noise Cancelling

    Ambient Sound Mode

    Yes

    Quick Attention

    Yes

    Charging Case

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 3 hrs (USB charging)

    Weight

    Approx. 35 g

    Dimension

    Approx. 42.8 x 60 x 27.6 mm

  • Support
  • Overview
     

    Listen like Olivia with her custom EQ

    The new LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo were designed in collaboration with Olivia Rodrigo with her fans in mind. These earbuds, in her signature colour, include 2 custom EQs tuned by Olivia and her producer for optimal listening to her albums GUTS and SOUR on the music streaming service of your choice. You can enjoy these settings using the Headphones Connect app and see the EQ UI design selected by Olivia.

     

    Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom GUTS settings.
    Equaliser-GUTS
    Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom SOUR settings.
    Equaliser-SOUR

    Violet LinkBuds S headphones next to their charging case sitting on a purple surface surrounded by shards of clear plastic.

    Made from recycled materials

    This product was created using recycled plastic. Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, as well as recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are the same.

    Image of the For The Music logo

    Sony has always been For The Music. We pride ourselves on connecting creators and music lovers and we aim to create authentic experiences and emotion for fans by supporting the artist's vision over everything else.

     

     

    LinkBuds S

    Never off

    With LinkBuds S, you're always connected to your everyday worlds. Ultra small and light, they can be worn comfortably around the clock, keeping you in touch with people and places. LinkBuds S switches automatically to optimised ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling for listening without distractions.



    Logo of LinkBuds S

    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.


    What's your colour?

    Make it personal with a choice of four premium matt colours – including blue-marble colour Earth Blue – all with matching case.

     

    All your worlds, connected and optimised

    See how LinkBuds S bridges your everyday life with all-day comfort, natural ambient sound or noise cancelling. Plus Adaptive Sound Control and immersive sound quality for music and calls.

     

    Small and light for all-day comfort


    Hear more of what's around you

    Adaptive Sound Control
    A new sound experience

    Clear calls and immersive sound

    Connect and control effortlessly

    Made with the environment in mind



    Keep every world on

    Small, light and smart with a secure and stable fit to keep you connected and in control of your day.


    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones. We've kept the size down by both developing a compact driver and integrating the Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip) and high quality noise cancelling processor in one single chip. It’s 40% smaller than the WF-1000XM4. 

     

    LinkBuds S case in white with one LinkBud taken out

    Illustration of a grey LinkBuds S in an ear

    Comfortable and secure

    LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.


    Transparent ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - Sony's best transparent ambient sound in truly wireless headphones when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.


    AMBIENT SOUND


    NOISE CANCELLING

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.


    A new sound experience for AR gaming

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


    When playing ‘Ingress’ using LinkBuds S, 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.

    A man with a backpack stands on a city street while smiling at his phone. Three bubbles with  video game scenes inside are floating around him.


     

    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 Music apps 1 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.


    Clear calls and immersive sound

    Easily connect with the people you know and the content you love. Make ultra clear calls without noise, and listen to great sounding music without distraction.

    Woman wearing LinkBuds S while walking in a town and talking on her smartphone

    Sony's best ever call quality in truly wireless headphones

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

     

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

     

    Close-up diagram of new super compact driver unit with internal layout exposed


    Logo of High-Resolution Audio Wireless

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

     

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

    Logo of DSEE Extreme™

    Connect and control effortlessly

    Our smart features make it easier than ever to access and enjoy your entertainment throughout the day.


    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.

    Explosion view of the internal components of the WH-1000Xm4 headphones.


    Image of the Spotify Tap logo

    Image of the Amazon Music Play Now logo

    Image of the Endel logo


    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high.

    LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

    Logo of Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Man and woman talking with the man on right wearing LinkBuds S

    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.


    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.


    Logos for Ok Google and Alexa built-in

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help – Just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant.Listen to music, connect with  friends, get notifications, set  reminders, and more. You can even  control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.



    Illustration of a hand and finger touching a button

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.



    Logo for Google Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.



    Logo for Swift Pair

    Easy pairing with your computer

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



    Icons of a laptop and smartphone

    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.


    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    These earbuds are ready for LE Audio (Beta version), a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

    Woman sitting in a living room wearing LinkBuds S, watching video on her smartphone

    Illustration of two people listening to music with LinkBuds S showing the difference between conventional Bluetooth transmission and Simultaneous BT transmission on LinkBuds S

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

     

    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.


    Made with the environment in mind

    Your LinkBuds S are designed for both style and environmental consciousness.


    White LinkBuds S and case above a background of white plastic pieces

    Recycled plastic materials

    LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

     

    No plastic in individual packaging

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

    White LinkBuds S packaging with hanging tab

    Image of a water bottle breaking down into tiny fragments of plastic, next to an image of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue, surrounded by plastic fragments

    Since the marble pattern is unique to each individual product, variations may occur between the photograph and the actual device.

    Earth Blue – Made from recycled materials

    Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, in addition to recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are quite the same.


    Every pair helps the ‘Protect our Oceans’ project

    Sony contributed a total of USD 1 million, including USD 500,000 from the sales of LinkBuds S to Conservation International over 2022-2023, to help protect an area of ocean equivalent to 29,400 square kilometers (11,350 square miles). This investment is helping to reinvigorate degraded marine areas and restore the ocean's ability to provide for all of us.

    Logo for Conservation International

    Be ready for the day ahead

    Listen anytime, anywhere with IPX4 water resistance and enough battery power to last a whole day.


    Close-up of head and shoulders of a woman wearing white LinkBuds S while running

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.


    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

    Icons for battery life, quick charge and play time with 5 minute charge for 60 minute play highlighted

    Grey LinkBuds S in matching case with lid up

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go.


    What's in the box

    Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

    Image of the LinkBuds S case in grey with LinkBuds S, 3 extra pairs of earbud tips 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.


    A personal cinematic experience 

    With BRAVIA XR™ and Wireless Transmitter WLA-NS7.

    Enjoy a thrilling Dolby Atmos® experience and 360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your ears with BRAVIA XR and these earbuds using the WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter.  

    Image of a person listening with closed eyes, another person stretching and a third in a wheelchair painting

    Accessibility

    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.

  • Features
    What's your colour?

    What's your colour?

    Make it personal with a choice of four premium matt colours – including blue-marble colour Earth Blue – all with matching case.

    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones. We've kept the size down by both developing a compact driver and integrating the Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip) and high quality noise cancelling processor in one single chip. It’s 40% smaller than the WF-1000XM4. 

    Comfortable and secure

    Comfortable and secure

    LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.

    Transparent ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    Transparent ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - Sony's best transparent ambient sound in truly wireless headphones when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.

    Sony's best ever call quality in truly wireless headphones

    Sony's best ever call quality in truly wireless headphones

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

    Minimising wind noise

    Even on windy days, you’ll stay comfortable with wind noise minimised by a mesh structure around the microphone. 

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

    Integrated Processor V1

    Integrated Processor V1

    Improves noise cancelling for distraction-free listening with less power, enhances sound quality and reduces distortion.

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

    Better mobility through technology

    Better mobility through technology

    Sony and Microsoft have come together to develop technology that helps people better navigate through the world. LinkBuds S support the Microsoft Soundscape app. The unique integration enables innovative experiences for richer 3D audio-based navigation, while sensors embedded in LinkBuds S allow for a true heads-up and hands-free experience.

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high. LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

    Talk and hear only ambient sound

    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.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.

    Control with your voice

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help – Just say "Hey Google" or "Alexa" to activate your preferred voice assistant. Listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    With Quick Access, you can configure these wireless earbuds to resume Spotify music playback or Endel personalised soundscapes with two or three taps – no need to touch your smartphone. 

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.

    Easy pairing with your computer

    Easy pairing with your computer

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

    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    These earbuds are ready for LE Audio, a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

    A clearer, more stable Bluetooth signal

    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.

    Recycled plastic materials

    Recycled plastic materials

    LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

    No plastic in individual packaging

    No plastic in individual packaging

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

    Water resistant for everyday use

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go and opens with a simple button press.

    What's in the box

    What's in the box

    Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

    So immersive. So real.

    So immersive. So real.

    Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. These headphones let you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs.

    Dolby Atmos Experience

    Dolby Atmos Experience

    With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action. 

    Now available in Earth Blue

    Now available in Earth Blue

    Made from recycled materials, LinkBuds S are now available in a distinctive blue marble-patterned colour – Earth Blue.

    Earth Blue – Made from recycled materials

    Earth Blue – Made from recycled materials

    Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, in addition to recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are quite the same.

    Multipoint connection

    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.

  • Specifications

    Size & Weight

    Weight

    Approx. 4.8 g x 2

    General Features

    Headphone Type

    Closed, dynamic

    Driver Unit

    5 mm

    Magnet

    High power neodymium magnets

    Frequency Response(Bluetooth® Communication)

    20Hz-20,000Hz (44.1kHz sampling) / 20Hz-40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz sampling 990kbps)

    Waterproof

    Yes (IPX4)

    DSEE Extreme

    Yes

    Battery

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 2.0 hrs

    Battery Charge Method

    USB Charging (with case)

    Battery Life(continuous music playback time)

    Max. 6 hrs (NC On) / Max. 9 hrs (NC Off)

    BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

    Max. 3.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 3.5 hrs (NC Off)

    Battery Life(Waiting Time)

    Max. 8.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 16 hrs (NC Off)

    Bluetooth® Specification

    Bluetooth® version

    Bluetooth Specification Version5.2

    Effective Range

    10m

    Frequency Range

    2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)

    Profile

    A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

    Supported Audio Format(s)

    SBC, AAC, LDAC

    Supported Content Protection

    SCMS-T

    Noise Cancelling

    Ambient Sound Mode

    Yes

    Quick Attention

    Yes

    Charging Case

    Battery Charge Time

    Approx. 3 hrs (USB charging)

    Weight

    Approx. 35 g

    Dimension

    Approx. 42.8 x 60 x 27.6 mm

  • Support
  • Overview
     

    Listen like Olivia with her custom EQ

    The new LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo were designed in collaboration with Olivia Rodrigo with her fans in mind. These earbuds, in her signature colour, include 2 custom EQs tuned by Olivia and her producer for optimal listening to her albums GUTS and SOUR on the music streaming service of your choice. You can enjoy these settings using the Headphones Connect app and see the EQ UI design selected by Olivia.

     

    Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom GUTS settings.
    Equaliser-GUTS
    Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom SOUR settings.
    Equaliser-SOUR

    Violet LinkBuds S headphones next to their charging case sitting on a purple surface surrounded by shards of clear plastic.

    Made from recycled materials

    This product was created using recycled plastic. Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, as well as recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are the same.

    Image of the For The Music logo

    Sony has always been For The Music. We pride ourselves on connecting creators and music lovers and we aim to create authentic experiences and emotion for fans by supporting the artist's vision over everything else.

     

     

    LinkBuds S

    Never off

    With LinkBuds S, you're always connected to your everyday worlds. Ultra small and light, they can be worn comfortably around the clock, keeping you in touch with people and places. LinkBuds S switches automatically to optimised ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling for listening without distractions.



    Logo of LinkBuds S

    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.


    What's your colour?

    Make it personal with a choice of four premium matt colours – including blue-marble colour Earth Blue – all with matching case.

     

    All your worlds, connected and optimised

    See how LinkBuds S bridges your everyday life with all-day comfort, natural ambient sound or noise cancelling. Plus Adaptive Sound Control and immersive sound quality for music and calls.

     

    Small and light for all-day comfort


    Hear more of what's around you

    Adaptive Sound Control
    A new sound experience

    Clear calls and immersive sound

    Connect and control effortlessly

    Made with the environment in mind



    Keep every world on

    Small, light and smart with a secure and stable fit to keep you connected and in control of your day.


    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones. We've kept the size down by both developing a compact driver and integrating the Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip) and high quality noise cancelling processor in one single chip. It’s 40% smaller than the WF-1000XM4. 

     

    LinkBuds S case in white with one LinkBud taken out

    Illustration of a grey LinkBuds S in an ear

    Comfortable and secure

    LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.


    Transparent ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - Sony's best transparent ambient sound in truly wireless headphones when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.


    AMBIENT SOUND


    NOISE CANCELLING

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.


    A new sound experience for AR gaming

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


    When playing ‘Ingress’ using LinkBuds S, 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.

    A man with a backpack stands on a city street while smiling at his phone. Three bubbles with  video game scenes inside are floating around him.


     

    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 Music apps 1 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.


    Clear calls and immersive sound

    Easily connect with the people you know and the content you love. Make ultra clear calls without noise, and listen to great sounding music without distraction.

    Woman wearing LinkBuds S while walking in a town and talking on her smartphone

    Sony's best ever call quality in truly wireless headphones

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

     

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

     

    Close-up diagram of new super compact driver unit with internal layout exposed


    Logo of High-Resolution Audio Wireless

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

     

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

    Logo of DSEE Extreme™

    Connect and control effortlessly

    Our smart features make it easier than ever to access and enjoy your entertainment throughout the day.


    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.

    Explosion view of the internal components of the WH-1000Xm4 headphones.


    Image of the Spotify Tap logo

    Image of the Amazon Music Play Now logo

    Image of the Endel logo


    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high.

    LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

    Logo of Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Man and woman talking with the man on right wearing LinkBuds S

    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.


    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.


    Logos for Ok Google and Alexa built-in

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help – Just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant.Listen to music, connect with  friends, get notifications, set  reminders, and more. You can even  control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.



    Illustration of a hand and finger touching a button

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.



    Logo for Google Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.



    Logo for Swift Pair

    Easy pairing with your computer

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



    Icons of a laptop and smartphone

    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.


    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    These earbuds are ready for LE Audio (Beta version), a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

    Woman sitting in a living room wearing LinkBuds S, watching video on her smartphone

    Illustration of two people listening to music with LinkBuds S showing the difference between conventional Bluetooth transmission and Simultaneous BT transmission on LinkBuds S

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

     

    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.


    Made with the environment in mind

    Your LinkBuds S are designed for both style and environmental consciousness.


    White LinkBuds S and case above a background of white plastic pieces

    Recycled plastic materials

    LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

     

    No plastic in individual packaging

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

    White LinkBuds S packaging with hanging tab

    Image of a water bottle breaking down into tiny fragments of plastic, next to an image of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue, surrounded by plastic fragments

    Since the marble pattern is unique to each individual product, variations may occur between the photograph and the actual device.

    Earth Blue – Made from recycled materials

    Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, in addition to recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are quite the same.


    Every pair helps the ‘Protect our Oceans’ project

    Sony contributed a total of USD 1 million, including USD 500,000 from the sales of LinkBuds S to Conservation International over 2022-2023, to help protect an area of ocean equivalent to 29,400 square kilometers (11,350 square miles). This investment is helping to reinvigorate degraded marine areas and restore the ocean's ability to provide for all of us.

    Logo for Conservation International

    Be ready for the day ahead

    Listen anytime, anywhere with IPX4 water resistance and enough battery power to last a whole day.


    Close-up of head and shoulders of a woman wearing white LinkBuds S while running

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.


    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

    Icons for battery life, quick charge and play time with 5 minute charge for 60 minute play highlighted

    Grey LinkBuds S in matching case with lid up

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go.


    What's in the box

    Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

    Image of the LinkBuds S case in grey with LinkBuds S, 3 extra pairs of earbud tips 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.


    A personal cinematic experience 

    With BRAVIA XR™ and Wireless Transmitter WLA-NS7.

    Enjoy a thrilling Dolby Atmos® experience and 360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your ears with BRAVIA XR and these earbuds using the WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter.  

    Image of a person listening with closed eyes, another person stretching and a third in a wheelchair painting

    Accessibility

    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.

  • Features
    What's your colour?

    What's your colour?

    Make it personal with a choice of four premium matt colours – including blue-marble colour Earth Blue – all with matching case.

    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Small and light for all-day comfort

    Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones. We've kept the size down by both developing a compact driver and integrating the Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip) and high quality noise cancelling processor in one single chip. It’s 40% smaller than the WF-1000XM4. 

    Comfortable and secure

    Comfortable and secure

    LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.

    Transparent ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    Transparent ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

    These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - Sony's best transparent ambient sound in truly wireless headphones when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

    Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.

    Sony's best ever call quality in truly wireless headphones

    Sony's best ever call quality in truly wireless headphones

    With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

    Minimising wind noise

    Even on windy days, you’ll stay comfortable with wind noise minimised by a mesh structure around the microphone. 

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    Immersive sound, authentic music

    A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

    Integrated Processor V1

    Integrated Processor V1

    Improves noise cancelling for distraction-free listening with less power, enhances sound quality and reduces distortion.

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

    LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

    Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

    Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

    Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high. LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

    Talk and hear only ambient sound

    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.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Instant pause. Instant play.

    Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.

    Control with your voice

    Control with your voice

    Get hands-free help – Just say "Hey Google" or "Alexa" to activate your preferred voice assistant. Listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    Everything’s at your fingertips

    LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

    With Quick Access, you can configure these wireless earbuds to resume Spotify music playback or Endel personalised soundscapes with two or three taps – no need to touch your smartphone. 

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    Find your headphones with Fast Pair

    LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.

    Easy pairing with your computer

    Easy pairing with your computer

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

    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    Next generation Bluetooth audio

    These earbuds are ready for LE Audio, a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

    A clearer, more stable Bluetooth signal

    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.

    Recycled plastic materials

    Recycled plastic materials

    LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

    No plastic in individual packaging

    No plastic in individual packaging

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

    Water resistant for everyday use

    Water resistant for everyday use

    With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    Listen all day, charge in minutes

    You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    Ultra small case, a perfect match

    With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go and opens with a simple button press.

    What's in the box

    What's in the box

    Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

    So immersive. So real.

    So immersive. So real.

    Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. These headphones let you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

    With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs.

    Dolby Atmos Experience

    Dolby Atmos Experience

    With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action. 

    Now available in Earth Blue

    Now available in Earth Blue

    Made from recycled materials, LinkBuds S are now available in a distinctive blue marble-patterned colour – Earth Blue.

    Earth Blue – Made from recycled materials

    Earth Blue – Made from recycled materials

    Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, in addition to recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are quite the same.

    Multipoint connection

    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.

  • Specifications

    General Features

    HEADPHONE TYPE

    Closed, dynamic

    DRIVER UNIT

    5 mm

    MAGNET

    High power neodymium magnets

    FREQUENCY RESPONSE(BLUETOOTH® COMMUNICATION)

    20Hz-20,000Hz (44.1kHz sampling) / 20Hz-40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz sampling 990kbps)

    DSEE Extreme

    Yes

    Battery

    BATTERY CHARGE TIME

    Approx. 2.0 hrs

    BATTERY CHARGE METHOD

    USB Charging (with case)

    BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS MUSIC PLAYBACK TIME)

    Max. 6 hrs (NC On) / Max. 9 hrs (NC Off)

    BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

    Max. 3.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 3.5 hrs (NC Off)

    BATTERY LIFE(WAITING TIME)

    Max. 8.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 16 hrs (NC Off)

    Bluetooth® Specification

    BLUETOOTH® VERSION

    Bluetooth Specification Version5.2

    EFFECTIVE RANGE

    10m

    FREQUENCY RANGE

    2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)

    SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMAT(S)

    SBC, AAC, LDAC, LC3

    SUPPORTED CONTENT PROTECTION

    SCMS-T

    Noise Cancelling

    AMBIENT SOUND MODE

    Yes

    QUICK ATTENTION

    Yes

    Charging Case

    DIMENSION

    Approx. 42.8 x 60 x 27.6 mm

    BATTERY CHARGE TIME

    Approx. 3 hrs (USB charging)

  • Support
  • Overview
    • Overview
       

      Listen like Olivia with her custom EQ

      The new LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo were designed in collaboration with Olivia Rodrigo with her fans in mind. These earbuds, in her signature colour, include 2 custom EQs tuned by Olivia and her producer for optimal listening to her albums GUTS and SOUR on the music streaming service of your choice. You can enjoy these settings using the Headphones Connect app and see the EQ UI design selected by Olivia.

       

      Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom GUTS settings.
      Equaliser-GUTS
      Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom SOUR settings.
      Equaliser-SOUR

      Violet LinkBuds S headphones next to their charging case sitting on a purple surface surrounded by shards of clear plastic.

      Made from recycled materials

      This product was created using recycled plastic. Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, as well as recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are the same.

      Image of the For The Music logo

      Sony has always been For The Music. We pride ourselves on connecting creators and music lovers and we aim to create authentic experiences and emotion for fans by supporting the artist's vision over everything else.

       

       

      LinkBuds S

      Never off

      With LinkBuds S, you're always connected to your everyday worlds. Ultra small and light, they can be worn comfortably around the clock, keeping you in touch with people and places. LinkBuds S switches automatically to optimised ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling for listening without distractions.



      Logo of LinkBuds S

      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.


      What's your colour?

      Make it personal with a choice of four premium matt colours – including blue-marble colour Earth Blue – all with matching case.

       

      All your worlds, connected and optimised

      See how LinkBuds S bridges your everyday life with all-day comfort, natural ambient sound or noise cancelling. Plus Adaptive Sound Control and immersive sound quality for music and calls.

       

      Small and light for all-day comfort


      Hear more of what's around you

      Adaptive Sound Control
      A new sound experience

      Clear calls and immersive sound

      Connect and control effortlessly

      Made with the environment in mind



      Keep every world on

      Small, light and smart with a secure and stable fit to keep you connected and in control of your day.


      Small and light for all-day comfort

      Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones. We've kept the size down by both developing a compact driver and integrating the Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip) and high quality noise cancelling processor in one single chip. It’s 40% smaller than the WF-1000XM4. 

       

      LinkBuds S case in white with one LinkBud taken out

      Illustration of a grey LinkBuds S in an ear

      Comfortable and secure

      LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.


      Transparent ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

      These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - Sony's best transparent ambient sound in truly wireless headphones when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.


      AMBIENT SOUND


      NOISE CANCELLING

      Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

      Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.


      A new sound experience for AR gaming

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


      When playing ‘Ingress’ using LinkBuds S, 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.

      A man with a backpack stands on a city street while smiling at his phone. Three bubbles with  video game scenes inside are floating around him.


       

      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 Music apps 1 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.


      Clear calls and immersive sound

      Easily connect with the people you know and the content you love. Make ultra clear calls without noise, and listen to great sounding music without distraction.

      Woman wearing LinkBuds S while walking in a town and talking on her smartphone

      Sony's best ever call quality in truly wireless headphones

      With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

       

      Immersive sound, authentic music

      A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

       

      Close-up diagram of new super compact driver unit with internal layout exposed


      Logo of High-Resolution Audio Wireless

      Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

      LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

       

      Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

      Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

      Logo of DSEE Extreme™

      Connect and control effortlessly

      Our smart features make it easier than ever to access and enjoy your entertainment throughout the day.


      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.

      Explosion view of the internal components of the WH-1000Xm4 headphones.


      Image of the Spotify Tap logo

      Image of the Amazon Music Play Now logo

      Image of the Endel logo


      Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

      Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high.

      LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

      Logo of Sony | Headphones Connect app

      Man and woman talking with the man on right wearing LinkBuds S

      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.


      Instant pause. Instant play.

      Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.


      Logos for Ok Google and Alexa built-in

      Control with your voice

      Get hands-free help – Just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant.Listen to music, connect with  friends, get notifications, set  reminders, and more. You can even  control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.



      Illustration of a hand and finger touching a button

      Everything’s at your fingertips

      LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.



      Logo for Google Fast Pair

      Find your headphones with Fast Pair

      LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.



      Logo for Swift Pair

      Easy pairing with your computer

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



      Icons of a laptop and smartphone

      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.


      Next generation Bluetooth audio

      These earbuds are ready for LE Audio (Beta version), a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

      Woman sitting in a living room wearing LinkBuds S, watching video on her smartphone

      Illustration of two people listening to music with LinkBuds S showing the difference between conventional Bluetooth transmission and Simultaneous BT transmission on LinkBuds S

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

       

      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.


      Made with the environment in mind

      Your LinkBuds S are designed for both style and environmental consciousness.


      White LinkBuds S and case above a background of white plastic pieces

      Recycled plastic materials

      LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

       

      No plastic in individual packaging

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

      White LinkBuds S packaging with hanging tab

      Image of a water bottle breaking down into tiny fragments of plastic, next to an image of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue, surrounded by plastic fragments

      Since the marble pattern is unique to each individual product, variations may occur between the photograph and the actual device.

      Earth Blue – Made from recycled materials

      Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, in addition to recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are quite the same.


      Every pair helps the ‘Protect our Oceans’ project

      Sony contributed a total of USD 1 million, including USD 500,000 from the sales of LinkBuds S to Conservation International over 2022-2023, to help protect an area of ocean equivalent to 29,400 square kilometers (11,350 square miles). This investment is helping to reinvigorate degraded marine areas and restore the ocean's ability to provide for all of us.

      Logo for Conservation International

      Be ready for the day ahead

      Listen anytime, anywhere with IPX4 water resistance and enough battery power to last a whole day.


      Close-up of head and shoulders of a woman wearing white LinkBuds S while running

      Water resistant for everyday use

      With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.


      Listen all day, charge in minutes

      You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

      Icons for battery life, quick charge and play time with 5 minute charge for 60 minute play highlighted

      Grey LinkBuds S in matching case with lid up

      Ultra small case, a perfect match

      With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go.


      What's in the box

      Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

      Image of the LinkBuds S case in grey with LinkBuds S, 3 extra pairs of earbud tips 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.


      A personal cinematic experience 

      With BRAVIA XR™ and Wireless Transmitter WLA-NS7.

      Enjoy a thrilling Dolby Atmos® experience and 360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your ears with BRAVIA XR and these earbuds using the WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter.  

      Image of a person listening with closed eyes, another person stretching and a third in a wheelchair painting

      Accessibility

      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.

  • features
    • Features
      What's your colour?

      What's your colour?

      Make it personal with a choice of three beautiful premium matt colours, all with matching case.

      Small and light for all-day comfort

      Small and light for all-day comfort

      Approximately 4.8 grams in weight, Linkbuds S is the world‘s smallest and lightest, noise canceling, Hi-Res truly wireless headphones.

      Comfortable and secure

      Comfortable and secure

      LinkBuds S combines a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. We’ve designed LinkBuds S utilising extensive ear shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, as well as evaluation of the sensitivity of various types of ears to ensure an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.

      Natural ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

      Natural ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling

      These earbuds give you the best of both worlds - natural ambient sound when you want to interact with your world, high quality noise cancelling when you need to focus. LinkBuds S automatically switches between Ambient Sound Mode and noise cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.

      Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

      Adjusts ambient sound to whatever you do for all-day wearing

      Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.

      Ultra clear, noise-free calls

      Ultra clear, noise-free calls

      With Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls microphones on the outside and inside of the earbud, and advanced audio signal processing, conversations are ultra clear, even in noisy environments. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using over 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly.

      Minimising wind noise

      Even on windy days, you’ll stay comfortable with wind noise minimised by a mesh structure around the microphone. 

      Immersive sound, authentic music

      Immersive sound, authentic music

      A new 5mm driver unit, featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep LinkBuds S small. Despite its size, it reproduces powerful bass and crystal clear vocals, bringing out the best in all genres of music. Rich mid range sound enables clear reproduction of voices in music, movies and podcasts. And with enhanced noise cancelling, LinkBuds S provides less distractions too.

      Integrated Processor V1

      Integrated Processor V1

      Improves noise cancelling for distraction-free listening with less power, enhances sound quality and reduces distortion.

      Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

      Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires 

      LinkBuds S supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

      Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

      Real-time restoration of all your compressed files 

      Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.

      Better mobility through technology

      Better mobility through technology

      Sony and Microsoft have come together to develop technology that helps people better navigate through the world. LinkBuds S support the Microsoft Soundscape app. The unique integration enables innovative experiences for richer 3D audio-based navigation, while sensors embedded in LinkBuds S allow for a true heads-up and hands-free experience.

      Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

      Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

      Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high. LinkBuds S also feature intuitive touch control settings. You can assign your own functions to each earbud using the Headphones Connect app.

      Talk and hear only ambient sound

      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.

      Instant pause. Instant play.

      Instant pause. Instant play.

      Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.

      Control with your voice

      Control with your voice

      Get hands-free help – Just say "Hey Google" or "Alexa" to activate your preferred voice assistant. Listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control your headphones features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook, and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.

      Everything’s at your fingertips

      Everything’s at your fingertips

      LinkBuds S features intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.

      Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

      Quick access to your favourite music and soundscapes

      With Quick Access, you can configure these wireless earbuds to resume Spotify music playback or Endel personalised soundscapes with two or three taps – no need to touch your smartphone. 

      Find your headphones with Fast Pair

      Find your headphones with Fast Pair

      LinkBuds S supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.

      Easy pairing with your computer

      Easy pairing with your computer

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

      Multipoint connection for Android devices

      Multipoint connection for Android devices

      Automatically connect and switch to new devices with just a tap of the play button. Available for Android devices.

      Next generation Bluetooth audio

      Next generation Bluetooth audio

      These earbuds are ready for LE Audio, a next generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra low latency - ideal for gaming.

      A clearer, more stable Bluetooth signal

      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.

      Recycled plastic materials

      Recycled plastic materials

      LinkBuds S use recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

      No plastic in individual packaging

      No plastic in individual packaging

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

      Water resistant for everyday use

      Water resistant for everyday use

      With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these Sony earbuds – so you can keep on moving to the music.

      Listen all day, charge in minutes

      Listen all day, charge in minutes

      You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 6 hours – from your headphones and store another 14 hours in the case. That means a full 20 hours of listening every time you leave the house. In a hurry? Just 5 minute quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of play time, and the Sony | Headphones Connect app will even notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

      Ultra small case, a perfect match

      Ultra small case, a perfect match

      With its stylish rounded design and matching colours, the charging case perfectly complements LinkBuds S. It fits comfortably in your hand or pockets for life on the go and opens with a simple button press.

      What's in the box

      What's in the box

      Open up the packaging of your LinkBuds S and you'll find 4 sizes of earbud tips to suit different ear shapes and a USB-C charging cable.

      So immersive. So real.

      So immersive. So real.

      Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. These headphones let you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.

      360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

      360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

      With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs.

      Dolby Atmos Experience

      Dolby Atmos Experience

      With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action. 

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      Size & Weight

      Weight

      Approx. 4.8 g x 2

      General Features

      Headphone Type

      Closed, dynamic

      Driver Unit

      5 mm

      Magnet

      High power neodymium magnets

      Frequency Response(Bluetooth® Communication)

      20Hz-20,000Hz (44.1kHz sampling) / 20Hz-40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz sampling 990kbps)

      Waterproof

      Yes (IPX4)

      DSEE Extreme

      Yes

      Battery

      Battery Charge Time

      Approx. 2.0 hrs

      Battery Charge Method

      USB Charging (with case)

      Battery Life(continuous music playback time)

      Max. 6 hrs (NC On) / Max. 9 hrs (NC Off)

      BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

      Max. 3.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 3.5 hrs (NC Off)

      Battery Life(Waiting Time)

      Max. 8.5 hrs (NC On) / Max. 16 hrs (NC Off)

      Bluetooth® Specification

      Bluetooth® version

      Bluetooth Specification Version5.2

      Effective Range

      10m

      Frequency Range

      2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)

      Profile

      A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

      Supported Audio Format(s)

      SBC, AAC, LDAC

      Supported Content Protection

      SCMS-T

      Noise Cancelling

      Ambient Sound Mode

      Yes

      Quick Attention

      Yes

      Charging Case

      Battery Charge Time

      Approx. 3 hrs (USB charging)

      Weight

      Approx. 35 g

      Dimension

      Approx. 42.8 x 60 x 27.6 mm

  • Reviews
    • Reviews
  • Support
  • Overview
    • Overview
       

      Listen like Olivia with her custom EQ

      The new LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo were designed in collaboration with Olivia Rodrigo with her fans in mind. These earbuds, in her signature colour, include 2 custom EQs tuned by Olivia and her producer for optimal listening to her albums GUTS and SOUR on the music streaming service of your choice. You can enjoy these settings using the Headphones Connect app and see the EQ UI design selected by Olivia.

       

      Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom GUTS settings.
      Equaliser-GUTS
      Image of the LinkBuds S equaliser app interface displaying the custom SOUR settings.
      Equaliser-SOUR

      Violet LinkBuds S headphones next to their charging case sitting on a purple surface surrounded by shards of clear plastic.

      Made from recycled materials

      This product was created using recycled plastic. Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are made from factory-recovered plastic and reclaimed water bottles, as well as recycled plastic materials from automobile parts. This gives them their characteristic marble pattern. Inevitable variations in the marble pattern mean that no two pairs of LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo are the same.

      Image of the For The Music logo

      Sony has always been For The Music. We pride ourselves on connecting creators and music lovers and we aim to create authentic experiences and emotion for fans by supporting the artist's vision over everything else.

       

       

      LinkBuds S

      Never off

      With LinkBuds S, you're always connected to your everyday worlds. Ultra small and light, they can be worn comfortably around the clock, keeping you in touch with people and places. LinkBuds S switches automatically to optimised ambient sound or high quality noise cancelling for listening without distractions.



      Logo of LinkBuds S

      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.


      What's your colour?

      Make it personal with a choice of four premium matt colours – including blue-marble colour Earth Blue – all with matching case.

       

      All your worlds, connected and optimised

      See how LinkBuds S bridges your everyday life with all-day comfort, natural ambient sound or noise cancelling. Plus Adaptive Sound Control and immersive sound quality for music and calls.

       

      Small and light for all-day comfort


      Hear more of what's around you

      Adaptive Sound Control
      A new sound experience

      Clear calls and immersive sound

      Connect and control effortlessly