Earlier this year, Sony released their LinkBuds wireless headphones, the thing with them was that despite the in-ear design, they were in a way open, so the user could still hear the surroundings. Now Sony is expanding its LinkBuds series with LinkBuds S, which, however, does not retain the crisp design from the regular LinkBuds.

These headphones are located somewhere between the LinkBuds and the WF-1000XM4 in Sony’s lineup (in terms of price). Although the headphones weigh only 4.8 grams each and are 41 percent smaller and 33 percent lighter than the WF-1000XM4, they have features such as noise cancellation, support for hi-res with LDAC and up to six hours of battery life with noise cancellation activated. Five minutes of charging should result in one hour of listening. One thing to keep in mind is that Sony says that noise cancellation is not quite as sharp as in the more expensive WF-1000XM4. Just like the WH-1000XM5 that came last week, LinkBuds S also has support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

LinkBuds S will cost around SEK 2,000 ($ 200 USD) when they are released later in May.