The new product line, innovative design, and more suitable for long -term ideal products. For consumers with strong sense of comfort and security, Sony’s new -generation open -style real wireless headset LinkBuds is undoubtedly a more suitable choice.
The popularity of true wireless headphones has changed the way people listen to music. The most significant point is that the last line is cut off, which is more flexible. However, what is the most important thing about wireless headphones? Sound quality, noise reduction, or delay? You know, when we talk about these core functions, we must not ignore that it should be “comfort”.
01 appearance & wear: super small volume, unsophisticated wear experience
The LinkBUDS released by Sony this time uses a completely different form from previous products, and even in the industry, it is difficult for you to find products similar to its appearance, which can be described as no right. First of all, in terms of volume, LinkBUDS reduced 51%compared to Sony’s own WF-1000XM4, and the charging box was reduced by 26%, which was very small. In addition, the cavity of the headset uses 100%recyclable environmental protection materials to make outstanding contributions to carbon neutrality.
You know, the WF-1000XM4 has a lot smaller than the previous generation XM3, and it has greatly improved the comfort of wearing, while LinkBuds goes further. Because of this, this headset has brought quality improvement in the comfort of wearing, not only the weight is very light, but the unique open cavity structure will not invade the ear canal at all when wearing it; with 5 types of curved curved shapes Silicone supporting racks can bring enough stable wear effects.
Right for AirPods 3
After a few days of use, LinkBuds is indeed excellent in wearing comfort, and it is mainly manifested in the feeling of foreign body and oppression. Be careful not to underestimate these two aspects. This is the decisive factor that determines whether the headset can maintain comfortable wearing for a long time; of course, the author does not recommend wearing headphones (especially in -ear headphones) for a long time. You need to take it off for a while, the author just wants to emphasize that in the case of heavy use, this headset can still provide you with a comfortable and breathable wearing experience.
Choose the appropriate size curved support frame
Note that the arc -shaped holder needs to be stuck in the ears, don’t expose it outside
In fact, when I first got LinkBuds, the most curious point was the unit part of this headset.索尼为这款耳机专门开发了新的12mm环形驱动单元,正如我们看到的,耳机的振膜中心是镂空的,目的是为了让用户在使用耳机时也能够清晰地听到周围的声音,而Such a design should be considered in the industry. Now that the driver is mentioned, let’s talk about the sound quality of this headset.
02 sound quality: innovative 12mm ring drive unit brings fuller sound quality
In listening, LinkBuds’s sound is very scratching, especially listening to pop music. The low frequency sense is sufficient and elastic, and at the same time, it will not cover the details that should be high -frequency. Rich sound expression. In addition, the newly designed 12mm large -sized ring drive unit, whether at the sense of sound, details, and the transparency of mid -high frequency, is also impressive. In my opinion, the sound quality of this headset can be said to be an excellent performance in open headphones. However, the open design is also a little bit of insufficient, which will bring a problem of leakage. Of course, for such a small headset, the leakage does not have too much impact on the surrounding people. Unless it is a quiet library and the volume of the headset is very large, it may affect others. Except In addition, this headset will only bring a comfortable listening experience to users.
In addition, the quality of this headset is good. For the first time, Sony introduced DNN deep neural network systems in a call, which can separate human voices and noise in real time, while effectively isolated from the sounds of the people around them. In terms of daily practical experience, using this headset call, even in the noisy streets or subway compartments, can get a clear call experience. It is obvious for external noise. Insufficient quality of wireless headphones.
Regarding the sound quality, the author also wants to add 2 points. In Sony’s own app, users can turn on the “DSEE” digital sound enhancement engine. Users who have used Sony Bluetooth headsets before must be familiar with “DSEE”. In short, it is to use Sony’s advanced algorithm to make up the sampling rate of sound sources to restore the high -frequency sound of this part of the loss, thereby enhancing the sound quality, making the hearing more more listening more To be rich and full. I have always opened the state of this button, and students who start with LinkBuds can listen to it.
In the Headphones Connect App, 8 preset tuning and 2 custom tuning are also built -in. Users can set their favorite sound style through a balancer. For example, I like to raise “Clear Bass” for 4 to 5 gears, and the low frequency sense and elasticity are significantly enhanced, which instantly brings a fuller and powerful sound performance to the headset.
This time, Sony also co -operates with Tencent. Users can wake up the voice assistant by touching the three headphones and play the preset song list on QQ music by touching the three headphones. This feature will undoubtedly be very friendly for QQ music users. Playing music and song lists is more convenient. Interested friends can wait for Tencent to update to the latest version before it can be experienced.
In general, the setting of LinkBUDS’s popular style is still easy to please the public’s ears. In the author’s opinion, it is definitely a nice headset.
In terms of control, today’s real wireless headsets have basically standard touch operations, and linkbuds is no exception -such as music playback, song cutting, answering calls, etc., all of which are completed by touch. It is very convenient. Essence Next, I want to say a few very useful functions of Linkbuds: “Smart Exempt Dialogue”, “Adaptive Volume Control” and “Wide -area Clicks”.
03 “Intelligent Exempt Dialogue” & “Adaptive Volume Control” new application: easy to use, intelligent, intelligent
The intelligent free dialogue was first applied to the Sony W000XM4 headset, and was then transplanted to the WF-1000XM4. This time LinkBuds also used this feature. The reason why this function is very easy to use is because when you speak, the concert will automatically suspend and introduce the environment. You do n’t need to remove the headphones to start talking quickly. After stopping the conversation, the music is automatically restored to play.
I don’t know if others, but this function is really easy to use for me. When I was sitting in front of the computer while sitting with a headset, I had to suspend music or pick up the headphones directly every time I spoke to my colleagues. ; But now I just talk about speaking, and the music is immediately paused to talk clearly. Believe me, LinkBuds’s function will definitely increase your happiness. I also look forward to more headphones to join this feature in the future. It is really practical.
In short, the adaptive volume control is that the headphones can automatically adjust the volume of the headset in accordance with the user’s environmental noise level, such as in a quieter office or cafe, and the ear opportunities maintain a smaller volume. In the environment, ears are automatically adjusted to medium and high volume. Of course, this volume will not be too large to damage the user’s hearing, and when call calls, intelligent free dialogue or practical voice assistants, this function will not be enabled, avoiding sudden increase in volume to user discomfort.
Wide -area click should be a new technology that appears on the Sony headset for the first time. Opening this function in Sony’s APP can extend the touch range of the headset from the touchpad to the area between the cheeks and the headset. In other words, in addition to touching the headset body, users can also control it by touching the cheeks (near the headset), which is quite interesting. In my opinion, the biggest advantage of this function is to avoid the “sound” emitted when knocking on the headset with fingers, commonly known as the effects of the stethoscope, which is more convenient and quiet; and I guess that this function should also be applied in the future. On more real wireless headset products.
04 battery life: about 18 hours of comprehensive battery life, easily meet the need for a week of commutes
LinkBuds uses the same V1 integrated processor as WF-1000XM4 this time, and supports the Bluetooth 5.2 protocol, which has lower power consumption, so the battery life is longer. The headset can be used for about 5.5 hours, and it can be used for about 17.5 hours with the charging box. In our opinion, as long as the endurance of the headset reaches 4 hours, there will be no major problems in daily use; the total battery life reaches 18 hours, and there will be no too much power anxiety.
In my own experience: daily commuting to get off work, playing games occasionally, watching a movie, and the full power of the headset and charging box, it is not a problem to use about three or four days. This battery life is actually enough for me. Even if the power is insufficient, it can also give me calmness before I get up in the morning.
At the end, I still want to quote the personal point of view at the beginning of this article: as a fully open real wireless headset, Sony LinkBuds is more suitable for consumers who have strong needs for “comfort” and “security”; and open design of design; and open design It can also bring you a new listening experience, the sound is more transparent, and it will not affect the user’s connection with the outside world. In different scenarios such as daily commuting, office, telephone, and games, this headset allows you to master the connection between BGM and the outside world in the ears at the same time, bringing you a listening experience that is different from ear -in -ear and semi -in -ear headphones. Of course, we are also looking forward to what market performance will this brand -new headset be next.