The Sony LinkBuds WF-L900 headphones are the most recent true wireless product from the firm, and the open form of the headphones enables you to listen to music and hear what is going on around you at the same time without obstructing your ear canals. Doesn’t that sound forward-thinking to you? Yes, with the exception of the fact that these earbuds aren’t the first of their kind.
Others believe that the more current Bose Sport Open earphones are a more accurate reflection of the ‘open earphones’ subcategory, whilst some people believe that the original AirPods were the first to market open earbuds. Simply put, Sony took the concept and devised a more original approach to presenting it to the public.
Sony LinkBuds WF-L900 Specifications
|Dimensions||1.77″ x 1.77″ x 0.98″|
|Weight||0.23 oz (each bud)|
|Battery life||Up to 8 hours (24 hours with charging case)|
|Noise cancellation||Dual noise sensor technology|
Sony LinkBuds WF-L900: Design
This is one of the most ambitiously made audio items that Sony has ever made. Each bud has two circles: one is big enough to hold the internals, and the other is a thin speaker unit that rests on the concha.
Plastic and metal are used for the outside. The buds are made to be strong enough to handle a lot of damage, and they are IPX4 splash and sweat proof. Accents in silver, for example, are a unique touch that adds a bit of style. We also like the gray version with white spots. The buds look like they were dipped in cookies and cream ice cream. You can buy this earbuds from its official website
Sony LinkBuds WF-L900: Comfort
The Linkbuds are nice for a few hours, but because they don’t have eartips, they tend to hurt my ears more than my favorites over time. That’s partly because almost all of the fit is based on the plastic shells, with the exception of the small loop at the top, which is hard to put in and, at least for me, tends to slip out sometimes. You also have to be careful about how the driver is positioned. Even a small movement in your ear can have a big effect on how well the headphones work.
Sony LinkBuds WF-L900: Connectivity
Sony’s LinkBuds, a pair of Bluetooth 5.2 headphones, support not just the standard SBC codec but also the alternative AAC codec. The SBC connection is reliable but Android lacks a reliable high-quality Bluetooth codec. Even though multipoint Bluetooth isn’t supported, you can still listen to music with just one set of headphones.
Sony LinkBuds WF-L900: Sound quality
The acoustic signature of the Sony LinkBuds (cyan) is significantly different from our internal aim (pink). Sound below about 150 Hz is essentially absent from the chart above, but you may find that the listening experience isn’t as horrible as it seems. To be clear, the bass range is noticeably under-emphasized, yet it can still sound fine inside. Everything goes out of the window.
Battery Life and Charging Case
Popular Sony types with longer playtimes include the WF-1000XM4 (8 to 12 hours) and WF-SP800N (9 hours). The LinkBuds only say that a full charge will last 5.5 hours, but in my tests, it only lasted 5 hours when noise and extra features were taken into account. It doesn’t last as long as the AirPods 3 (6 hours) or the AirPods Pro (5 hours with ANC turned off). Even more frustrating is that the charging case only says it can charge for 17.5 hours. This is several hours less than any AirPods charging case, which says it can charge for between 24 and 30 hours.
Price and availability
The LinkBuds WF-L900 come in black or white and have an MSRP of $180. You can buy them at Sony and Best Buy or on Amazon for a little less (at the time of this writing). There are five sets of different-sized Arc supports and a charging case inside the box.
So, this is the whole story. Sony has made a pair of wireless earbuds called LinkBuds that are made for people who don’t like wireless earbuds. Their unique design solves a number of problems that other in-ear headphones have. Even though the sound quality isn’t perfect, there’s a lot to like about these headphones.
Sony LinkBuds WF-L900 review: The good and The bad
- Funky design
- Good call quality
- Zero isolation
The first LinkBuds were open-ear, so you could easily hear what was going on around you without taking the buds out. But that means they won’t stop sound, and sound will get through.
If the ear-fitting supports aren’t put in the right holes, it’s easy for the LinkBuds to fall out. To put the ear fitting supports on, do the following: Push the ear fitting backer into the ear groove to line it up with the ear groove (A).