A few days ago Sony’s upcoming flagship headphone, the WH-1000XM5 was leaked in a few images. While this definitely got the fans buzzed with hype, as per a new leak, the headphones might not be the only ones hitting the market in future. A couple of new images have surfaced on the web showing the next earbuds by the Japanese firm. It is not for sure if these fall under the premium segment but it does look reminiscent of WF-1000XM4 earbuds. Shown by a tipster account on Twitter named SnoopyTech, the earbuds could be a part of Sony’s ‘LinkBuds’ family and might launch in two colours – black and beige or sand look.
Sony LinkBuds S/WF-LSN900 Leak: Design and Features
From the design point of view, the earbuds seem to adopt the shape of the existing flagship WF-1000XM4 but don’t look as premium. Although these are said to be under Sony’s LinkBuds lineup, the design seems completely different from the current model. The first set of LinkBuds (WF-L900) launched in February this year and had an open-back design. The tipster is naming it as Sony LinkBuds S/WF-LSN900 Truly Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S/WF-LSN900
Truly Wireless Noise Canceling Earbuds
-Seamlessly shift from ambient sound to advanced noise-canceling and enable automatic playback that learns from your behaviour. pic.twitter.com/eZs595rLnE
— SnoopyTech (@_snoopytech_) April 21, 2022
These earbuds appear a bit smaller in size than WF-1000XM4 and have a silicone ear tip for sealing the ear canal for better noise cancellation. There also seems like a vent placed right outside the sound tubes which may possibly be for cutting or allowing the outside noise for different transparency modes. One of the features mentioned is that the earbuds will be able to trigger the Ambient Mode automatically or back to ANC mode without letting users switch manually. We, however, expect the ANC to be nearly the same as that in WH-1000XM4 if not the same.
Sony LinkBuds S/WF-LSN900 Leak: Expected Price
Although there is no word on when the new LinkBuds will be launched or at what price, to put it in perspective, the original Sony LinkBuds cost EUR 180 (Rs 14,500). These are not yet launched in India. The 1000XM4 earbuds in India cost Rs 24,990 (MRP). So, may consider this to be priced around Rs 16,000 if only Sony plans to launch it in India.
While Sony seems to make rivals sweat with the new LinkBuds and WH-1000XM5 headphones, competitor Sennheiser is also battling to capture the audio market. The firm recently gave an answer to Sony’s 1000XM4 wireless earbuds by launching the Momentum True Wireless 3 earbuds. These cost $249.95 (roughly Rs 19,200) and feature larger 7mm drivers along with adaptive ANC, custom profile support and more.