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Sony LinkBuds S rumored to be 'smallest and lightest' ANC earbuds

Sony LinkBuds S rumored to be 'smallest and lightest' ANC earbuds

Sony's follow-up to the unconventional Linkbuds may be the lightest active noise cancellation (ANC) earbuds ever made. According to WinFuture, the new earbuds -- called the LinkBuds S -- only weigh 4.8 grams.

And while the LinkBuds released earlier this year are a bit lighter, weighing only 4 grams per bud, the new LinkBuds S come with ANC while the LinkBuds do not. Other ANC earbuds, like the AirPods Pro (5.4 grams each), Beats Studio Buds (5.1 grams each), and Galaxy Buds Live (5.6 grams), are still heavier than the rumored LinkBuds S.

In addition to ANC, WinFuture expects the LinkBuds S to have higher-resolution audio and 5mm drivers (much smaller than the 12mm drivers you'll find in the standard LinkBuds), as well as slightly longer battery life. The LinkBuds S can deliver up to 20 hours of listening with or without the charging case, compared to 17.5 hours of battery life with the case and up to 5.5 hours without.

Like its predecessor, WinFuture predicts that the rumored earbuds will support Sony's speak-to-chat mode, a handy feature that automatically pauses audio when you start talking. Additionally, the LinkBuds S may also come with adaptive voice control. This feature automatically switches between ambient sound modes, allowing you to hear the world around you, and noise cancellation depending on your environment and possibly major vents on both the interior and exterior of each bud. is the reason.

WinFuture says the LinkBuds S will go on sale for €199 (about $209.85) "soon" and will come in black, white or beige. The Verge reached out to Sony with a request for comment, but did not immediately hear back.

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