SONY has unveiled its new truly wireless earbuds. Unlike traditional true wireless headphones, SONY's LinkBuds have a completely open design. The overall shape of the headphones is somewhat similar to a doughnut, which users can put directly into their ears to listen to music.
Notably, the headset has a small "shark fin" design that ensures it stays firmly in the ear. In addition, the headphones are IPX4 waterproof and have adaptive volume control that optimizes volume based on the surrounding environment.
With an open design, SONY's LinkBuds don't support noise cancellation, and they don't have sponge or silicone earbuds. According to some netizens, the headphones don't block out ambient sound, making them ideal for use in situations where you need to understand your surroundings, such as running, cycling or taking public transport.
In terms of hardware, the LinkBuds are equipped with a 12mm ring audio driver with a battery life of 5.5 hours and a maximum listening time of 17.5 hours with a charging case. The price is $179.99, about rmb887.32.