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Workout earbuds:Sony linkbuds s Truly wireless earbuds review

Oct 13,2023 | David

Link Buds is a series of headphones launched by Sony in May 2022. This earbuds adopts the 5mm audio driver unit newly developed by Sony and integrates the V1 processor, which improves the noise reduction effect and optimizes the sound performance. Abandoning the unique design of donuts,use a more traditional in-ear design, which is closer to WF-1000XM4 in appearance.

There are many review articles about Link Buds s on the Internet, but all of them are from the perspective of a third party. If you want to know whether it works well or not, you have to analyze it from the first perspective-the user's perspective. Therefore, this article has collected some real user reviews of LinkBuds, please continue to check.

Basic information of Sony linkbuds s Truly wireless earbuds:
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Product Dimensions:1.69 x 2.36 x 1.09 inches

Item Weight:0.176 ounces


Item model number:WFLS900N/B

Batteries:1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

Battery Life:6 Hrs (20 Hrs with case)

Water Resistant/Splash Proof: IPX4

Date First Available:May 18, 2022


Item Weight:5 Grams

Units:1.00 Count

Number Of Items:1


Sony linkbuds s Truly wireless earbuds review from users:

Product name:sony linkbuds s  Price: $128

Rating: 4.2 Where to buy: Amazon or official website.

User review 1:

User:Time2Fly Nation:United States

“First the bad news... only one thing, these last generation buds do not have a way to control the volume ON the ear bud, rather you are still toggling the volume on the side of your phone. OTHER than that:

NOISE CANCELLATION is incredible (e.g., mowing the lawn reduces the noise of the mower to a faint hum, in the gym you're basically working-out in a vacuum, and the noise cancellation can work on top of your music which wasn't always the case with buds). REFURBISHED doesn't always mean junk, there are reviews where people maybe had defective buds, not me, mine work just fine. SOUND is rich, deep bass, with very clear vocals and mids. They are not quite AS rich as the Bose, however, the sound on these are worth every penny- aweome sound! I had a pair of the new Bose but returned them as they are rather large/bulky for 2022 buds- the Sony's are very small. WATER PROOF, my last JBL's died likely because of my workouts and some moisture over 4 years of continuous use. These Sony's have already been drenched in sweat and they still perform and act like new. CONNECTIVITY - never an issue, always connected on my Google 3 and now my new Google 7 Pixels. FIT- perfect fit, never fall out! ENDURANCE is great, I have yet to wear these to the limit but they are as advertised in the charging and speed.

END OF THE DAY, I'd take these over any of the others buds (and I did). Sony was the Mercedes of audio/visual brands in the 70's & 80's and up to today and they're STILL 'banging-out' hits!”

User review 2:

User:Nicholas Nation:United States

“These work great for workouts, walking around, and even sleeping! They are light and low-profile, meaning that you can pretty much ignore the fact that they are in. Transparency mode is good, as is the sound cancelling. I am removing points however because they have a somewhat underwhelming sound. Many studio headphones are praised for having a flat sound curve. These are flat in a bad way. Highs and lows lack any form of excitement, and rely on you to use an equalizer. Fortunately the associated app is relatively intuitive and allows for such customization, but you still won't get astounding sound regardless, even when compared with Sony's other offerings, like the XM4s. But these are designed to be more portable and lightweight, so I understand, and still absolutely recommend them.”

User review 3:

User:Sage Nation:United States

“This product was great until it wasn’t, only had these about 2 months when they started glitching and it says they’re water resistant but I would like to think otherwise. Maybe not the best workout earbuds, which is unfortunate. They were also very confusing to use and the noise cancellation barley worked and battery life wasn’t good.”

User review 4:

User:Amazon Customer Nation:United States

“I did some research before purchasing these. I have one ear canal that is smaller than the other.

Every set of buds I have purchased in the past, would fall out of my smaller ear. Research says that Sony earbuds are the best for small ears, so I excitedly purchased them. They did not not disappoint. They are not bulky. They fit great. I can workout in them, with no issues. Noise canceling feature is good. They sound quality has a lot of lower bass tones, which I love. Battery life is standard, and they charge quickly.”

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User review 5:

User:Amey Naik Nation:United States

“These just keep falling out of my ears even with the largest ear tips. I would prefer Bose every day for sheer comfort and fit. Sound quality is on par with Bose. The noise cancellation isn't that great tbh. Without the eq these sound flat. Go for Bose sports earbuds. They're cheaper, fit better and sound better out of the box without any eq settings. Plus they're perfect for workouts and come with some level of IP certification.”

User review 6:

User:Elle Nation:Canada

“These are the smallest, lightest and most comfortable Bluetooth earbuds with ANC I’ve ever tried! I can run errands, bike, run trails and workout with these buds in and they have yet to pop out and they don’t need constant adjustment to ‘push’ them back in place. They sit comfortable within my ear and offer both passive and active noise cancellation as it properly isolates outside noise with a good seal. The active noise cancellation is superb compared to some other well known options. I would compare it to Bose ANC but the Bose ANC buds I have are quite bulky so they’re not exactly discreet looking and they do need periodic adjustment since they’re heavier.

The small buds come with a very small, compact charging case that can slip easily into your pants pocket or backpack/purse for travel. It charges via USB-C and the buds have a battery life up to 6 hours, although it will depend on whether you’re using ANC mode or not and the volume level, as those will drain the battery faster. With the charging case, you can get up to 20 hours of use. The best thing, though? You can pop them back into the charging case for just 5 minutes for an additional 60 minutes of listening time! My other everyday earbuds are pretty much useless after a 5-minute charge from dead so I love having this quick boost to fall back on.”

User review 7:

User:P.A. Nation:United States

“I had the WF-1000XM4 and they sounded great, had superb ANC, transparency, and features But what got me was the size. They are big, stick out from the ears, and impossible to lay in bed and listen to tunes or podcasts, because on the pillow side, it would push into the ear. And, due to the size, they would have the tendency to come loose and I would have to always readjust them. I've tried aftermarket ear tips, but generally the same result. Now homes the LinkBuds S. In many ways, they are like the mini XM4. They have none of the negatives that I had with the XM4's, although, you are missing a little bit. The ANC is better on the XM4's, as is the battery life. But like the big brother, they have superb sound. The ANC is really good (just not XM4 level) and the transparency is right up there, almost on par with them too. Being that it has a 6hr battery life (With the AAC codec - I use an iPhone, so no LDAC for me) and with ANC and transparency off, I can still get through a session of listening with no issues, as I never keep them in for more than a few hours at a time. They are by far more comfortable than the XM4's due to their size, which is considerably smaller. They almost sit flush in my ears. And they are lighter too. Performed many head shake tests, and these do not fail. Of course, your mileage may vary since not all ears are shaped the same. The photo shows them in the Spigen Rugged Armor case. Which I also recommend. I'm very impressed by these and I'm glad I bought them.”

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User review 8:

User:Patrick Nation:United States

“Sound quality is flat and clear if you’re into that kinda thing. Not too expensive. ANC is just as good as the more expensive XM5 that costs twice the price. Mics are clear and audible. They don’t stick out from your ears like a lot of BT headphones. I just with the part that rests next to your head wasn’t so flat they started to be uncomfortable after about 90 minutes. I really wanted to keep these. If Sony can fix that one thing I’ll come back to these no problem. The best deal in BT true wireless are these and the Sennheiser momentum TWS 3.”

User review 9:

User:bmedic Nation:United States

“Apparently i have small ears. I have purchased many different buds from $60 to $360 and these are the best fit. I love that. The noise cancellation is great. the only problem is that the battery dies after about 3 hours of use (audio book and tic tok) so i am happy the case allows me to recharge so i can make it a full day at work. Sound quality is good as well”

User review 10:

User:PCTexas Nation:United States

“I bought these to try out as a replacement for the Galaxy Buds Pro.

I tried these on and they fit fine.

They are comfy with no issue of staying in during workouts or walking, running, etc.

The app itself is loaded with features that are mostly useless and do not work.

The Google or Alexa AI would be great, if it worked.

The 360 audio wants you to subscribe to a service for it, which is kinda a bait and switch Also, the sound is sub par and mono.

There is no rich bass or bass sound. The bass is mid range and the not deep.

I lacks the punch in sound that it should have for that price point and the overall sound is mono boxy.

Also, the noise canceling is fair but not as good as other earbuds and not worth it.

Even with it on, I can still have a conversation, even though ambient sounds were off.

I would not purchase any of these ear buds.”


The above is the review of some users of Sony linkbuds s earbuds, which is still very referential. A comprehensive rating of 4.2 out of 5,which means that it is a good product.But there are still shortcomings, such as overpriced,limited use scenarios. More cost-effective substitutes can be found in the market, such as Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction workout headphone.

r/HeyNewGadget - Workout earbuds:Sony linkbuds s Truly wireless earbuds review

First of all, explain to people who don't know much about the working principle of bone conduction headphones.Bone conduction headphones are headphones that vibrate the bone instead of the eardrum and then transmit the sound to the auditory nerve. They generate and transmit sound by vibrating from a bone-conducted vibrating unit fitted near the temple.

Wissonly bone conduction headphones have been the fastest-growing product in the past six months. I saw many channel owners recommending them on YouTube. This is a brand of headphones that is very popular among sports fans.Hi Runner is their flagship product and the most complete in overall features. In terms of sound quality, this bone conduction headphone uses the latest research results of the Wissonly laboratory, which increases the vibration area of the vibrator by 35%. At the same time, they also optimize the direction of sound transmission to make the sound more concentrated, make the music more spacious, and have a good performance in terms of treble and bass.

Wissonly put a lot of effort into reducing their sound leakage. Their all-encompassing design reduces the vibration of the shell, and through structural optimization, the sound waves of the sound leakage are offset, thereby avoiding 90% of the sound leakage phenomenon. The sound leakage reduction performance of Wissonly Hi Runner is much better than the bone conduction headphones of the same gear on the market.

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In terms of wearing comfort and stability, Wissonly Hi Runner also performed very well. First of all, they are very light, they weigh less than 30g, and there is no sense of weight when worn. Their frames are made of adjustable titanium, which allows them to match different sized head circumferences, and they have such a good fit that you don’t need to worry about them falling off while you’re exercising. The surface of this headphone is made of skin-friendly and soft silicone material, which is comfortable to wear and will not cause allergies and other problems.Its open-ear design allows you to wear the ear for a long time without discomfort, and easily hear the surrounding sound. In general, very clean, sanitary and safe

Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphones are also equipped with a new Bluetooth 5.0 chip, which has stronger anti-interference ability, high connection stability and less sound delay. There is no problem in listening to songs, watching videos, and playing games.

The water resistance of the Wissonly Hi Runner deserves a special mention. They are IPX8 rated, which means you can wear them underwater up to 20 meters and still use them. This is crazy! Moreover, they also have a built-in memory of 32G, which can store 5,000 songs, which allows you to enjoy music without a mobile phone when you are outdoors or underwater. Their battery life is strong, with 10 hours of continuous music playback, and they also support fast charging.

In terms of price, other products with the same performance are all over $130, and they only cost $99.99.