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EXPERIENCE MUSIC LIKE NEVER BEFORE WITH UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE SONY LINKBUDS
The beginning of the TWS Earbuds category ushered in 2014 when individual audio brands were aiming to launch the first truly wireless earbuds. It is no surprise that the world is going wireless to get rid of annoying wires and experience their music wirelessly. Sony is a legacy audio brand that usually takes its time releasing new headphones/earphones and has released the all-new LinkBuds (WF-L900). The LinkBuds (WF-L900) are unique and innovative in all aspects. They have a first-of-its-kind open ring design. Just a quick look at the design is enough to raise eyebrows. Instead of a tip protruding from the earbuds, there is a circular section with a hole in the middle. It is not only the design but the sound of the LinkBuds (WF-L900) that is here to engulf you in pure sonic bliss. You may stay linked to your daily life using LinkBuds (WF-L900). You can wear them comfortably around the clock, hear sounds around you without distortion and feel nothing on your ear, staying in touch with people and places without pausing your music.
FEATURES AN OPEN DESIGN WITH A 12MM RING DRIVER INTEGRATED WITH A V1 PROCESSOR FOR EXCEPTIONAL AUDIO REPRODUCTION
The Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) hosts a 12mm ring-type dynamic driver with a high-power Neodymium magnet structure with an open ring type design. This design is unique and is the USP of LinkBuds (WF-L900). They slide into the bottom part of your ear from where it fires music into your ear’s opening. Technically, Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) display the excellent attributes that dynamic driver earphones usually have when reproducing audio. Due to its open ring type design Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) convey a better sense of distance and precise instrument separation. Enjoy crystal-clear mid-highs and well-balanced, high-quality sound. For a genuine listening experience, the Integrated Processor V1 faithfully reproduces every nuance in your music with less distortion. A specially designed 12mm ring driver with high compliance (low recoil) diaphragm produces a rich, well-balanced sound. The Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) allow you to interpret music differently and elevate your music listening to a delightful experience.
DELIVERS A NATURAL REPRODUCTION OF AUDIO WITH DSEE AND 360 REALITY AUDIO
When a source of original music is compressed, the high-frequency components that give a track detail and richness are lost. Sony's Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) authentically restores them to deliver high-quality sound reminiscent of the original recording. Music has never been so immersive and authentic as it is with 360 Reality Audio. With the Sony Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900), you may listen to 360-degree audio as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. Experience Sony's renowned sound without the clutter with Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900). When you put a pair of Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) earbuds in your ears, they sound incredibly natural and life-like.
EXPERIENCE UNINTERRUPTED MUSIC FOR UP TO 17.5 HOURS WITH QUICK CHARGING CAPABILITY
You don’t want to be stranded without music when you need it the most, so Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) packs 17.5 hours of total playtime to keep you moving. It has a built-in rechargeable battery which gives 2.5 hours of communication time. The Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) provide 5.5 hours of continuous playback time and store another 12 hours in the case with a waiting time of 11 hours. The usage hours may be shorter depending on the Codec and the conditions of use. A quick charge of 10 minutes gives 90 minutes of playtime. The Sony | Headphones Connect app will notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.
EXTRAORDINARY DESIGN WITH AN IPX4 WATER-RESISTANT RATING, BLUETOOTH 5.2 CONNECTIVITY AND DEDICATED HEADPHONES CONNECT APP
With the functionality of portable use, there is a need for IPX ratings to preserve your earbuds from dust and water splashes. The Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) have an IPX4 water-resistant rating giving you the confidence of using them while running or workouts. The Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) come with Bluetooth® Version 5.2 with the support of AAC and SBC audio codecs. The Bluetooth® signal is relayed simultaneously to both ears for minimum latency and excellent sound quality, even in presence of external interference. Thanks to the powerful Integrated Processor V1, you'll enjoy the stable, skip-free, wireless sound. Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) ensure that the earbuds have a strong connection with the paired device, enhancing the call quality. All you have to do to use these earphones is pair them with your device and engulf yourself in music. The Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) earbuds are also easy to operate, with touch controls. With Wide Area Tap, you can use double or triple taps in front of either of your ears to control your music playback. To adjust the operation of your LinkBuds (WF-L900) tap between the earlobe and the fovea from above the earlobe to below the earlobe.
NOTE: The headset may not operate correctly due to coughing or when attaching/detaching accessories around the ears. When the headset reacts incorrectly, turn the wide-area tap off using the "Sony | Headphones Connect" app.
PRECISE VOICE PICKUP TECHNOLOGY WITH ADVANCED AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR ULTRA-CLEAR, NOISE-FREE CALLS AND OPTIMUM COMFORT
Advanced audio signal processing and precise voice pickup are features of the Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900). With voice pickup technology and advanced audio signal processing, the person on the other end of the call will hear your voice clearly, even when you are in noisy environments. The noise reduction algorithm was developed using AI machine learning of more than 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice. LinkBuds (WF-L900) combine a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. LinkBuds (WF-L900) utilise extensive ear shape data collated since the world's first in-ear headphones in 1982. Approximately four grams in weight and extremely small, LinkBuds (WF-L900) are a marvel of miniaturisation. Unlike conventional earbuds, the protective surface covering the speaker diaphragm is integrated within the housing, saving space. LinkBuds (WF-L900) connect all your worlds perfectly with an open ring design that allows you to hear calls, music and other online content anytime, as well as the ambient sounds around you transparently, feeling nothing on your ear. The Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) are small and light with an excellent fit for hours of pleasant wearing.
SMART FUNCTIONALITY AND BETTER MOBILITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY WITH ADAPTIVE VOLUME CONTROL AND SPEAK-TO-CHAT FEATURE
Sony and Microsoft have come together to develop technology that helps people better navigate through the world. The LinkBuds (WF-L900) support the Microsoft Soundscape app. The unique integration enables innovative experiences for 3D audio-based navigation, thanks to the uniquely transparent, open-ear audio design. The sensors embedded in LinkBuds allow for a heads-up and hands-free experience (requires having the app installed on your iOS device. The Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) automatically adjust sound volume to your environment. Intelligent technology called adaptive volume control automatically adjusts volume based on your location. With Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900), talk and hear only ambient sound. You can set Speak-to-Chat to automatically pause the music as soon as you speak to someone, so you can discover just the ambient sound and conduct a conversation. And once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically. You can hear the sounds around you thanks to a newly created ring-type driver unit with the centre of the diaphragm open for audio transparency. During a call, you'll be able to converse with pals while listening to music.
NOTE: Set the function to "ON" from the Sony | Headphones Connect app. To deactivate Speak-to-Chat and return to your music immediately, tap either the left or right touch panel. Otherwise, music will resume playing by default 15 seconds after your conversation ends in Speak-to-Chat mode. This timeframe can be customised using the Sony | Headphones Connect app.
Please see details related to Microsoft and Soundscape by clicking on the link
ENABLE VOICE ASSISTANT, FAST PAIR, AND EASY PAIR WITH QUICK ACCESS TO YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC
To enable voice assistant, say (OK Google) (only available for Android devices) or (Alexa) to activate your preferred voice assistant so you can find directions, play music, communicate with contacts, set reminders, and more. You can even control your earbuds features like checking out the remaining battery level with your voice which is only available for Google Assistant. You can also listen to and interact with your emails in Microsoft Outlook and join Microsoft Teams using Google Assistant or Siri (which requires having the app installed on your Android™ device or iOS device). Fast Pair makes it easy to pair your headphones with your Android™ devices. With one tap of pop-up guidance, the Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) headphones enable quick, effortless Bluetooth® pairing with your Android™ devices. Also, you can locate where you left your headphones by checking their last known location on your smartphone. You will even receive a notification when your earbuds' battery is running low, so you know when to charge them. Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) headphones with your Windows 11 and Windows 10 PC, desktop PC or tablet via Bluetooth®. When pairing mode is selected adjacent Windows devices display pop-up pairing instructions. With Quick access, you can configure LinkBuds (WF-L900) to resume Spotify playback with just a couple of taps – no need to touch your smartphone (install the Spotify app and set it up with Sony | Headphones Connect app).
DESIGNED USING RECYCLED PLASTIC MATERIALS FROM AUTOMOBILE PARTS AND BUNDLED WITH ACCESSORIES
The Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) are engineered for high-quality sound and are environment-friendly. Under Sony's Green Management 2025 environmental targets, Sony continues to pursue environmentally conscious development of both products and packaging. Sony is committed to offering products, services and content that deliver exciting experiences. Sony is also working towards its goal of a zero environmental footprint throughout its business activities. No plastic is included in the packaging material for LinkBuds, reflecting Sony's commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their products. A USB-C charging cable and five sizes of fitting supporter are included to accommodate various ear shapes. The charging case is incredibly compact, has a fashionable rounded form, and fits easily in your hand or pocket for life on the go.
|DRIVER UNIT||5.8 mm|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE(BLUETOOTH® COMMUNICATION)||20Hz -20,000Hz (44.1kHz sampling)|
|MAGNET TYPE||High power neodymium magnets|
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||Bluetooth Version5.2|
|BLUETOOTH PROFILE||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP|
|BLUETOOTH SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMAT||SBC, AAC|
|SUPPORTED CONTENT PROTECTION||SCMS-T|
|FREQUENCY RANGE||2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz -2.4835GHz)|
|BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS MUSIC PLAYBACK TIME)||Max. 5.5 hrs|
|BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)||Max. 2.5 hrs|
|BATTERY LIFE(WAITING TIME)||Max. 11 hrs|
|BATTERY CHARGE METHOD||USB Charging (with Case)|
|HEADPHONE TYPE||Open, Dynamic|
|WEIGHT||Approx. 4.1 g x 2|
|WEIGHT (CHARGING CASE)||Approx. 34 g|
|DIMENSIONS (CHARGING CASE)||Approx 41.4 x 48.5 x 30.9mm|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Sony LinkBuds WF-L900|
|2. USB Cable: USB Type-C® cable|
|3. Fitting supporters|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||Vietnam|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Sony India Pvt.Ltd.
Address: A-18, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road, New Delhi-1100444, India
Contact No: 1800-103-7799
Sony is on the mission to establish itself as a company that encourages and helps its customers to satisfy their curiosity. Sony's unwavering passion for technology, content and services helps it to offer innovative products and entertainment which only Sony can offer. Sony is determined to provide the world with emotion, creativity and technology.
The History Of Sony
Sony has a rich history of innovation like no other consumer electronic company in the world. Sony made its humble beginning in the year 1946 in Japan with two brilliant and ambitious young men Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. These bright minds achieved their dream of establishing a successful global company through their perseverance and hard work.
Sony's presence in India
Sony India is one of the most popular and trusted consumer electronic brands in India, known for its modern age innovative technology, digital concepts and best-in-class after-sales service. In India, Sony has a distribution channel of more than 20,000 dealers and distributors, more than 300 exclusive Sony outlets and 25 branch locations. Additionally, Sony India has around 365 service outlets throughout the country.
Sony's Corporate Social Responsibility
Sony realises and acts actively makes a direct and indirect influence on the communities for positive change. It recognizes and plays an important role in being a positive global citizen. For Sony, Corporate Social Responsibility is a fundamental part of its philosophy which goes beyond a one-time donation.
1. Angle the earbud and slide it over your ear canal, so the donut hole is over the entrance of your ear canal.
2. Make sure the wing tip is facing the top of your ear.
3. Push the silicone wing under your concha.
4. The silicone wing should stay in place and should not pop out, nor should the earbud slide around. 5. Perform a headshake test. If the earbud stays in place, you’ve found the proper silicone wing. 6. Repeat for the other earbud.
Please watch Sony’s instructional video for more information. .
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"The Sony LinkBuds is definitely the most unique audio product to release so far in 2022, and it largely executes well on it's unoccluded design. Unexpectedly comfortable, Novel (if absurd) tap control method"Read More
"Sony’s LinkBuds deserve a round of applause for their clever design and for offering a different flavour of sound that many will find appealing. Balanced, natural sound, Open and spacious presentation, Lightweight and comfy."Read More
"A fascinating pair of true wireless earphones that look like no earbud you’ve seen before. If convenience and awareness is what you want, the LinkBuds offer it in spades. Wide Area Tap function is very cool."Read More
"They’re a comfortable, non-distracting pair of earbuds that don’t isolate you from the environment, which is definitely something people want without wearing a larger earpiece and turning on ambient mode."Read More
"The Sony LinkBuds WF-L900 are open-style wireless earbuds that earn more cool points for their fashion than function. Funky design, Sony Headphones Connect app compatible, Good call quality."Read More
"However, Sony has also designed the LinkBuds as a solution for permanent wearing that makes direct exchange with the environment possible. Music, phone calls and conversations are supposed to go hand in hand."Read More
"Keep a foot in both online and offline worlds, Unique style that's very comfortable, Fantastic voice call performance, Reliable controls, Automatically pauses audio when you speak, Lightweight and comfy, Good battery life."Read More
"If you like small, light, comfortable and fine-sounding in-ear headphones, but you also like to know what’s going on in the outside world, Sony has answered your prayers. Open, well-organised and energetic sound."Read More
"Sony’s diminutive LinkBuds are intended for all-day wear. They feature an all-new driver design, sound crispy clean, and introduce a brilliant new UX control system. Detailed, nuanced performance, Face prodding tap control."Read More
I am not an audiophile, but I own HiFiMan Sundara+iFi ZenDacV2 (daily driver), Shure Aonic TWS(partial daily driver), RHA T20 buds, Jabra Elite Active 65t(2019) (partial daily driver).
Reveiw of LinkBuds:
1. Great device for communication. This feels as natural as speaking to a handsfree or couple of tiny speakers placed in the ear. Probably, one of the best.
2. Due to the open design, It has great ventilation in the Ear. Using earbuds/closed back headphones for a long results in discomfort, inside of the ear heats up a lot. So I switched to open back units.
3. During travels/transit, this feels much better than the ANC earbuds with hear through switched on.
4. ANC buds have a particular problem regarding sound. When hear through/ environment mode is turned on, if there is any loud noise in the vicinity, we hear a very distorted version of that sound which is even more uncomfortable that hearing the original sound.
Well you won't face that annoying issue with this one.
5. Really great battery life considering the tiny size.
Note: Please do not consider the absence of noise isolation as a con because it is by design.
1. The thing called Bass does not exist in this one. Great sound stage, awesome sound clarity but no bass. Even cheap closed buds have better bass, but that's something I anticipated and prepared to accept. (So, not a con for me personally)
2. I have small ears and it hurts. I am still trying to find the proper wings which will feel comfortable. For small ears, its big and if the fit is not perfect, then you will be in lot of discomfort.
3. Small bluetooth receivers means the connection is very fragile. If there is a thin barrier(not necessarily distance) between the buds and the phone/laptop, connection drops immediately. Connectivity over distance is pretty good though, comparable to my Shure and Jabra.
4. Very expensive for what it offers.
Why I bought it?
1. During travels/transits, I don't like to hold the phone I my hand and I absolutely hate the hear through/ environment modes of all ANCs. (HATE IT but still have to use it).
This solves that problem for me. I can attend calls, listen to some music without having my ears closed off.
2. As I said, wearing closed headphones/earphones for a long time is very uncomfortable for me. So much so that I will bear the pain in my ear caused by linkbuds to avoid that.
3. There is no other similar solution that I am aware of at this moment.
Is it value for money? - Absolutely not. Grossly overpriced.
Would I pay 15k/20k for it?- No, if there is another inexpensive alternative even with worse sound.
Should you buy it?
Yes - If you have the issues that I have and you are ok with the compromises.
No - If you want overall excellent sound for music, value for money devices.
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