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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize music quality, the 7hz Timeless with its planar drivers offers superior sound and better bass definition but lacks a microphone and isn't suitable for wireless use or exercise. On the other hand, the Sony Linkbuds are more affordable, support wireless connectivity, feature a built-in microphone for calls, and are sweatproof, making them ideal for active users and use during calls or exercise, though they have a lower overall sound quality and less effective noise isolation. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Sony Linkbuds
  • Good for exercise
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Linkbuds
6.6
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Sony Linkbuds is only fair.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Linkbuds
5.5
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the Sony Linkbuds is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Linkbuds
6.8
The Sony Linkbuds is only fair for phone calls, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Linkbuds
7.8
The Sony Linkbuds is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Linkbuds
5.4
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the Sony Linkbuds is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Linkbuds
2.5
The 7hz Timeless and Sony Linkbuds are both poor for noise reduction, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
Linkbuds
5.5 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Sony Linkbuds has 5.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$200
Timeless
Linkbuds
$128
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $200 and the Sony Linkbuds costs $128.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Linkbuds
9.3
The Sony Linkbuds has excellent build quality, while the 7hz Timeless has very good build quality.
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How the 7hz Timeless and the Sony Linkbuds compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessSony Linkbuds
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GENERAL

Price
$200
$128
Brand
7hzSony
Release Date
August 1, 2021February 1, 2022
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/106.7/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/106.9/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105.6/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105.4/10
Exercise Score
4.3/107/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A5.5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A17.5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
N/AYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109.3/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Size
LargeSmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams4.5 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

Shopping

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7hz Timeless

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Sony Linkbuds

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Sound Guys

Sam Moore | February 2022
"The Sony LinkBuds is definitely the most unique audio product to release so far in 2022, and it largely executes well on it's unoccluded design. However, it's hamstrung by all the same things as other unsealed earbuds."

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About Sony

Sony is a multinational corporation, based out of Japan, with over 75 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. In the audio market, Sony has been a trendsetter several times throughout its history. In 1979 they released the first-ever portable music player, the Sony Walkman, followed by the Discman 20 years later. Today, Sony is one of the leaders in the wireless headphone and earbud market, especially in terms of Active Noise Cancellation technology.

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