Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

Sony’s LinkBuds S are some of the most comfortable true wireless earbuds out there. Much of this is due to their lightweight construction at just 4.8 grams per button, although that light and airy feel normally comes with a hefty $199.99 price tag. However, the LinkBuds S are currently on sale for $148 at Amazon and B&H Photo, while Best Buy has also discounted them to a whopping $149.99.

Those around $50 discounts are the best we’ve seen yet on these great buds, which offer active noise cancellation and LDAC support. If you’re looking for earbuds that might make you more comfortable for longer listening sessions, you can pick these in black or white from those multiple retailers. (Best Buy also has an exclusive desert sand color.)

Sony LinkBuds S

These Sony waterproof earbuds can automatically switch between ambient noise and noise cancellation based on your environment, and also support the LDAC lossless audio codec.

While the LinkBuds S do a very good job of comfort, sound and call quality, they aren’t perfect. The biggest omission of these earbuds is that their housing cannot be charged wirelessly, and only supports a USB-C wired to charge them. That might not be a deal breaker if you’re used to plugging in devices, but for earbuds that normally cost $199.99, it’s definitely a downside. And while their sound quality may not match the Sony WF-1000XM4, the LinkBuds S are much cheaper with this sale.

What you do get with the LinkBuds S, besides comfort, is LDAC support – something many other new premium earbuds still miss a lot. LDAC may not feel essential to everyone, but it’s the secret sauce for improved audio quality when combined with Android phones, bringing out richer details in music. And while the LinkBuds S may not be the most fitness-oriented earbuds (hello Beats Fit Pro), they are IPX4 rated for sweat and water resistance. All that is certainly more attractive at this new lower price.

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