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Sony releases new LinkBuds S with ANC (and no holes)

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Sony’s LinkBuds S are $200 noise-canceling earbuds with Auto Play

It hasn't been a great spring for Sony in terms of new product leaks. The company's new flagship headphones, the WH-1000XM5, broke cover early, as did its latest earbuds. Today, the company officially announced the LinkBuds S: a set of $200 true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC) and a host of handy features. Sony says they're designed for a "never off wearing experience," with transparency mode allowing you to tune into your surroundings as needed.
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Sony LinkBuds S review: Smaller, smarter noise-canceling buds

“Excellent ANC and unique features make these earbuds an intriguing new option.”. Sony’s $180 LinkBuds amazed and perplexed me. Their original premise — that it should be possible to enjoy high-quality sound while also maintaining a barrier-free connection to the outside world — was intriguing. Same for their donut-shaped speakers. And despite a few drawbacks, they largely worked.
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Sony announces $200 LinkBuds S with ANC and lightweight design

Sony is indeed adding a new product to its lineup of earbuds. Today, the company announced the $199.99 LinkBuds S. While they share branding with the open-design LinkBuds released earlier this year, the “S” model have a more conventional form factor and in-ear fit. Available in black, white, or beige (exclusively at Best Buy), the LinkBuds S have a compact design and weigh just 4.8 grams each.
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The $199 Sony LinkBuds S are some of the smartest ANC earbuds we’ve tested

Earlier this year, Sony launched the $179 LinkBuds: a unique pair of hole-punched wireless earbuds designed to help keep you fully aware of the outside world while you wear them. They have their charms, but let’s be real — most of us need to drown out our surroundings at least some of the time. That’s why the company quickly followed up with the more traditional $199 LinkBuds S.
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Vivo X80 Pro and Vivo X80 launched alongside TWS 2 ANC earbuds in India

Vivo today launched the much-awaited Vivo X80 series in India. The premium smartphone sports a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a max refresh rate of 120Hz. The smartphone comes with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensty 9000 chipsets clubbed with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. It is priced at a starting price of Rs 54,999 and will be available on the company’s online store and Flipkart.
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Sony LinkBuds S rumored to be the ‘smallest and lightest’ ANC earbuds

Sony’s follow-up to the unconventional LinkBuds could be the lightest active noise cancellation (ANC) earbuds yet. According to WinFuture, the new earbuds — supposedly called the LinkBuds S — weigh just 4.8 grams each. And while the LinkBuds released earlier this year are slightly lighter, weighing in...
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Sony's upcoming LinkBuds S look set to be some of the smallest ANC earbuds on the market

Sony launched the uniquely designed LinkBuds earlier this year. They eschewed the traditional closed-ear design for a radical ring-shaped driver with a hole in the center that helped keep you in touch with the outside world while listening to music. In our LinkBuds review, though, we found them an expensive experiment that fell short of the best wireless earbuds on the market. Leaked images have already given us a look at Sony's next LinkBuds that will have a more traditional design and ditch the hole. Now, more details about these wireless earbuds have surfaced online ahead of their potential launch in the coming weeks.
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Sony’s Linkbuds S Could be the Lightest & Smallest ANC Earbuds Today

Sony is set to unveil new wireless ANC earbuds that could be the smallest and lightest today. The company's follow-up to the LinkBuds, the LinkBuds S. Sony LinkBuds S is set to weigh just 4.8 grams each-and it comes with ANC, unlike the previous LinkBuds released this year. Aside from the ANC of the latest wireless earbuds, it is expected that it will feature high-res audio and 5mm drivers with slightly longer battery life.
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The EarFun Air Pro 2 are at their lowest price ever right now

EarFun has quietly become a major player in the wireless earbuds space, delivering premium audio quality for decidedly non-premium prices. The company has long reigned in our best budget earbuds roundup, and we’re huge fans of the brand’s higher-end EarFun Air Pro 2 as well. Normally $89.99, EarFun Air Pro 2 offer useful features such as active noise cancellation and a transparency mode — and right now they’re at the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
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