It’s a segment that is increasingly populated but that hasn’t stopped LG from taking a stab at the earbud market with a couple of pairs of TONE Free true wireless earbuds, the HBS-FN6 and the HBS-FN4. While both sets of earbuds share similar characteristics, the HBS-FN6’s case not only stores extra charge it also has a built-in UV light to eliminate the bugs and germs that collect on the earbuds. How cool is that?
Both models feature realistic sound courtesy of Meridian Audio technology and feature a new canal-type design that delivers a more comfortable fit. Meridian’s HSP (Headphone Spatial Processing) technology brings a superior sound that LG says delivers vocals with pristine clarity and the experience of listening to real loudspeakers. Both models are rated for IPX4 and offer Voice Command that is compatible with both the Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri.
Both sets of earbuds are capable of up to 6-hours of playback and their accompanying charging cases have 390mAh batteries with enough capacity for three full charges (18-hours of usage). Five minutes of charging is enough to power the earbuds for one hour of playback. Bluetooth 5.0 is present, and the earbuds are compatible with both Android and iOS.
Noise isolation is provided by the snug-fitting eartips while Ambient Sound Mode lets wearers hear what is going on around them with the press of a button. Customized EQ sound settings are present on both models with each mode offering 4 unique presets consisting of the following:
- Natural for authentic and balanced sound
- Immersive for an expanded sense of space
- Bass Boost for extra punch
- Treble Boost for greater clarity to vocals
The HBS-FN6 charging case also features the built-in UV light, or UVnano as LG calls it, which eliminates 99.99% of E. coli and S. aureus from the non-toxic, hypoallergenic silicone gel on the earbuds.
The LG Tone Free true tireless earbuds will become available in key European and American markets during July. For the moment LG hasn’t released details on pricing.