Sony unveils new LinkBuds earphones with a unique ring design
Sony has unveiled its new wireless LinkBuds which are a radical departure from traditional earphone design and include an open ring for audio transparency and crystal-clear audio quality.
Instead of a traditional ear tip, the Sony LinkBuds open ring fit securely on your ear.
The ring driver unit houses the ear bud’s diaphragm to save space.
Sony came up with the design after extensive studies of ear shape data which the company has been compiling since the world’s first in-ear headphones were introduced in 1982.
And they are designed for you to barely notice you’re wearing them.
You can make calls without background noise and be heard precisely thanks to the onboard voice pickup technology which performs advanced voice signal processing.
Sony’s noise reduction algorithm also comes into play and uses AI machine learning to suppress ambient sound and focuses on your voice.
The Sony LinkBuds also allow you to hear people even in noisy situations.
Sony’s LinkBuds also provide high quality audio thanks to the DSEE (digital sound enhancement engine) to upscale your music to higher quality.
The integrated processor V1 also reproduces all the detail in your music with virtually no distortion for an accurate listening experience.
A specially designed 12mm ring driver also weighs in to provide rich and well-balanced sound.
Sony’s LinkBuds also put control at your fingertips.
And there’s no need to touch the earphones themselves. Instead users can double or triple tap in front of either of their ears to adjust playback and navigate your music.
Also onboard is Speak to Chat which can automatically pause your music as soon as you start speaking to someone.
And once that conversation is over your music will automatically resume.
The Sony LinkBuds also support Google’s new Fast Pair feature which makes it even faster to pair with your Android devices.
Swift Pair also makes it quick and easy to link your link buds to your Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet.
The link buds have also integrated Microsoft Soundscape.
A built-in compass gyro/sensor inside the earphones can detect the direction of your head and allow you that to hear the sound from a destination without holding your smartphone.
The Sony LinkBuds have an IPX4 water resistance for splashes and sweat and will run all day thanks to a 5.5-hour battery life from the earbuds and an additional 12 hours in the case.
The LinkBuds are also compatible with Sony’s 360 reality audio so you can feel the music like you’re at the front row of a concert or in a recording studio with your favourite artist.
The Sony LinkBuds will be available from April 2022 and will be priced at $299.95.