Fifty One East and Sony have announced the latter’s newest addition to the LinkBuds series: LinkBuds S.
The latest model empowers a new sound experience through Sony’s sensing technology and partner collaboration, all while maintaining a 'Never Off' wearing experience.
The new Sony Linkbuds S will be available in Qatar in white, black and ecru in June, at FNAC in Lagoona Mall, Doha Festival City and Place Vendôme, and at Modern Home in Al Maha Center on Salwa Road, Virgin Megastore in Villaggio, Doha Festival City and Landmark, and other major retail outlets.
"By leveraging sensor and spatial sound technology, these headphones deliver fun and immersive sound entertainment in AR games such as Ingress. This new model is also designed to make your listening to your favourite artistes easier than ever with quick access to music," a press statement notes. "LinkBuds S are perfect for streaming content all day long. You can enjoy your music, video or social media content just as the creator intended with Sony’s highly acclaimed noise-cancelling technology and high-resolution capability."
Sony have engineered these remarkably small and light truly wireless headphones, approximately 4.8gm in weight, with comfort in mind. LinkBuds S combine a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit, "so you can steer clear of annoying ear pain that gets in the way of you and your entertainment".
"LinkBuds S provide you with the best of both worlds. These headphones combine LinkBuds innovative ambient sound concept that lets you interact with the world around you, with high-quality noise cancelling allowing you to focus on the content you love and nothing else," the statement explains.
The headphones integrate Adaptive Sound Control, a smart feature that adjusts ambient sound settings depending on where one is, creating the ideal listening experience.
Sony is collaborating with its partner company Niantic in the area of audio AR by developing an AR game that can be enjoyed not only visually but also audibly. "When you play their game Ingress using LinkBuds S, the sensor and spatial sound technology will enable players to enjoy a new experience in which sound is delivered according to the direction they are facing."
Making a call on a noisy street or on a windy day has never been easier with LinkBuds S, thanks to Sony’s Precise Voice Pickup Technology that optimally controls the microphones on both earbuds and with the use of a mesh structure around the microphones.
Also, LinkBuds S create an immersive sound and authentic reproduction, "so you can enjoy your music, video or social media content just as the creator intended".
With the help of a new 5mm driver unit, "these small earbuds pack a punch, producing powerful bass and stunningly clear vocals despite their size, bringing out the best in whatever genre or entertainment you choose".
These new headphones also allow you to experience High-Resolution Audio Wireless 3, thanks to Sony’s industry-adopted audio coding technology, LDAC.
With the help of Speak-to-Chat 5, based on precise Voice Pickup technology, "your music will automatically pause when you speak to someone, making it easier than ever to have a conversation when your hands are full".
These new headphones are also Google Assistant and Alexa compatible, helping one with everyday tasks for hands-free help on the go.
Thanks to the intuitive touch sensor control panel, one can change sound settings, activate Quick Attention and even resume Spotify 7 music playback or Endel 8, with just a few taps on the earbuds.
LinkBuds S support Google’s new Fast Pair feature, "which means you can pair the headphones with your Android device quickly and easily".
Besides, these earbuds are ready for LE Audio, a next-generation Bluetooth audio that enables ultra-low latency that is ideal for gaming.
Like the rest of the LinkBuds series, all packaging on the headphones is plastic-free and the headphones use recycled materials from automobile parts.
Sony has packed LinkBuds S with a full working day of charge – six hours with noise cancelling on – from the headphones and storing another 14 hours in the stylish, compact charging case.