Sony's New LinkBuds S Wireless Earbuds Hit a New All-Time Low at $148 (Save $52)
This beats the deal we saw for Prime Day, so if you missed out once don't let it happen again.
David CarnoyExecutive Editor / Reviews
Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable reviewer of mobile accessories and portable audio products, including headphones and speakers. He's also an e-reader and e-publishing expert as well as the author of the novels Knife Music, The Big Exit and Lucidity. All the titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, Nook e-books and audiobooks.
ExpertiseMobile accessories and portable audio, including headphones, earbuds and speakersCredentials
Maggie Award for Best Regularly Featured Web Column/Consumer
As I said in my review of the LinkBuds S, they are really appealing in a lot of ways. They're lightweight and compact yet don't skimp on the features and performance. They're kind of a cross between Sony's entry-level C500 earbuds ($100) and flagship WF-1000XM4 earbuds -- and basically the Sony equivalent of Apple's AirPods Pro.
I was impressed with the sound quality for their size and my one gripe with them was that the voice-calling performance could have been a bit better. However, in last couple of weeks Sony upgraded the firmware for the LinkBuds S and it does seem to have improved the voice-calling performance, with better voice pickup -- callers said my voice sounded clearer after the firmware upgrade while the background noise was muffled pretty well.