LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 Review

We seem to have really wireless earbuds flying at us appropriate and remaining as cell brand names contend for your small business in a time when wireless earbuds are a new common. I have tested some superb options in the past pair of months and LG’s newest is another that amazed me in every single location.

In January, I tested the LG TONE Totally free HBS-FL7 and it was a good headset for the place of work and educate commute. This newest variant increases with an in-ear design and style, lighter earbud excess weight, shift of the locale in which UV LED rays kill microbes, enhanced Meridian sound technology, and a launch price tag $fifty significantly less.

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The LG TONE Totally free HBS-FN6 wireless stereo earbuds are available now for an MSRP of $149.ninety nine in black. Press photographs indicate a white model will be coming in the long term much too.

Technical specs

  • Microphones: Two dual MEMS mics with sounds reduction/echo cancellation in every single earbud
  • Water resistance: IPx4 score
  • Battery life: Up to six hrs of perform with charging scenario delivering another 12 hrs of new music playback through two 30-moment recharges. Five minutes of charging presents up to sixty minutes of battery life. Charging scenario also supports Qi wireless charging technology.
  • Wi-fi connectivity: Bluetooth five.
  • Earbud excess weight: five.4 grams every single

Hardware

The retail package incorporates the two wireless earbuds, a charging scenario with built-in battery, a brief USB-A to USB-C cable, and little/medium/big silicone gel earbud ideas. The carrying scenario is a little bit lesser than the one particular located on the FL7 model and also supports wireless charging. You can simply spot the charging scenario on a Qi wireless charger or smartphone that supports reverse wireless charging.

The charging scenario is included with black tender contact material that would make it effortless to keep and retains the scenario from sliding off a desk. It is a little round puck a 2.fifteen inches in diameter and just about an inch thick.

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There is a pairing button on the remaining aspect of the scenario, in scenario your cell phone will not mechanically decide on up the earbuds when you open up the scenario. The USB-C port is on the back again of the carrying scenario. Carry the lid to see the two earbuds resting on three gold charging pins and magnetically held pretty securely in spot. The magnetic design and style is pretty powerful, which assists to get ideal alignment for every single earbud.

Like the FL7 model, the HBS-FN6 incorporates an embedded UVnano method. UV LEDs are installed in the base of the scenario. The FL7 scenario was designed to kill ninety nine.9% of the microbes on the lower edge of the earbud whilst the FN6 is designed to kill microbes on the speaker mesh that is inserted into your ear. ten minutes in the charging scenario, whilst plugged into a USB-C cable only, will minimize the microbes on the speaker mesh.

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The earbuds are equivalent in design and style with an outdoors contact pad, two MEMS microphones (one particular at the top rated of the earbud and another at the base of the stem), same charging terminals, and battery capacity. The earbuds have a stem design and style, identical to the AirPods, new RHA TrueConnect 2, TicPods ANC, and other wireless earbuds. The mild excess weight and ideal in shape in my ears make this one particular of my beloved wireless headsets.

The upper microphone is used to aid with sounds reduction and echo cancellation whilst the lower microphone is positioned to assist decide on up your voice for the duration of calls and when controlling your voice assistant.

The LG TONE Totally free have computerized ear detection so your new music pauses when you just take them out. Your cell phone also connects mechanically when you insert them in your ears.

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Smartphone software package

I very propose you download and set up the LG TONE Totally free application to your cell phone. With this app you can check out the battery position of every single earbud, handle equalizer settings, toggle ambient sound and regulate the amount of money of allowable sound, lock the touchpad, customise the touchpad settings, toggle notification settings, uncover your earbuds, and accomplish software package updates. It is a pretty properly designed application that drastically improves the LG TONE Totally free HBS-FN6 experience.

The outdoors touchpad on every single earbud is used to regulate your media, cell phone, and Google Assistant experience. Single, double, and triple faucets on every single earbud can be tailored to your preferences. Possibilities involve perform/pause, voice command, quantity up or down, past or following observe, and off. Obtaining a simply call with a solitary faucet, ending a simply call with two faucets and a lengthy press and keep for ambient sound toggle are not editable.

You can use every single earbud independently much too if you want to have one particular ear open up as you do the job, work out, or commute. Clearly, controls are extra constrained with a solitary earbud inserted.

There are 4 default equalizer settings immersive, bass increase, organic, and treble increase. There are also two places for custom made equalizer settings so you can customise the listening experience to your preferences.

For safety, and other causes, you could want to listen to sounds around you and with the software package you can set up and regulate ambient sound. Notification options also let you to have the TONE Totally free app read through notifications through the earbuds, which can be pretty handy for palms-absolutely free ordeals.

If you eliminate one particular or both earbuds, you can have a pretty loud chirping sound perform if your cell phone is in just assortment of the lost earbud. You can specify to have the warn sound perform on the remaining or appropriate earbud.

Everyday utilization ordeals and summary

With all of these wireless earbuds showing up for review, I retain acquiring myself jumping to the newest model as the effectiveness continues to impress in every single one particular. My personalized checks to see if a wireless earbud will stick around for more time than the review time period is to place them in and accomplish lawn do the job. My mower is loud with my gasoline blower being even louder and if a wireless headset can keep in spot and block out most of the sounds then it checks that box.

The following check is to go jogging with the earbuds in. If they can keep place in my ears for a 30 to sixty moment operate then they pass that check much too. Fortunately, the LG TONE Totally free HBS-FN6 passed both with flying colors.

LG has partnered with Meridian in delivering a customized equalizer and headphone spatial processing. Songs sounds superb with this headset, which includes bass degrees. Mobile phone calls also did properly with this headset.

When there is no active sounds-cancellation, the sound isolation, loud quantity, and rocking effectiveness make offer a good audio experience. The $one hundred fifty price tag is realistic provided the lengthy six hour battery life, IPX4 water resistance, wireless charging scenario, superb in shape, and awesome sound.