Allowing ambient sound to pass through is one of the new features of Sony LinkBud TWS earphones

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Image: Sony – True wireless earbuds have been released by Sony in the shape of LinkBuds, and they are unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Because they are meant to let external noise to pass through, you may term them “anti-ANC” earbuds.

The Sony LinkBuds don’t have an earpiece, instead using an open-ring driver. A wing tip keeps it in place on your ear, letting you to hear what’s happening on around you while listening to music or conversation at the same time.

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For video calls at home, where you also want to hear the doorbell or family members, or for jogging, where you’d want to be aware of traffic or other pedestrians, these devices are very beneficial.

For those who want to wear headphones even when they aren’t listening to music, Sony asserts that its headphones are a good fit. To be sure, they are tiny and light enough to carry anywhere. They are also pleasant for extended periods of time since no eartips are placed into either ear.

If you’re looking for high-end audio, Sony’s DSEE upscaling technology is included in the LinkBuds along with the flagship WF-1000XM4 TWS bud processor.

The automatic volume control may be engaged to boost the level in noisy situations and reduce it when it is calmer around you, despite the fact that there is no noise cancellation. There is also a “speak-to-chat” option that automatically pauses music as soon as you speak.

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In addition to Google’s FastPair and Microsoft’s SwiftPair, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are also supported.

Battery life on the LinkBuds is 5.5 hours, and the charging case provides an additional 17.5 hours of use. As a result, a 10 minute quick charge may also give an hour of playing time.

They are currently on sale in the UK for £150, €180 in Central Europe, and $180 in the United States.