LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 – Intro
Of course, sound perception is going to be different from one person to the other. This review will focus on how I perceived the sounds coming from the LG TONE Free HBS-FN6. I’ve reviewed several other pairs of in-ear headphones, over-the-ear headphones, on-ear headphones.
I have a pretty good hearing, and I do enjoy my music. My music selection is typically limited to EDM. From highs to lows, I’ll be able to pinpoint how well these perform.
Going in, I had no idea what would be required. I usually would go to my Bluetooth settings to pair a new device. Something was different with the LG TONE Free. I opened the case, saw a popup on my smartphone about the LG TONE Free HBS-FN6. I clicked it, followed the prompt to add to my account, and a second prompt asked me to get the app. The app prompted for a firmware update. Behold, the setup process took less than 2mins.
I was streaming music from YouTube Music, and I got really impressed with how they sounded.
Quality of the Sound
I truly enjoy the sound coming from the LG TONE Free. I’ve used them extensively to listen to music over the last several days, voice calls, online meetings, and walking outside in a busy downtown.
- Voice calls are crystal clear.
- You get plenty of lows for that rich bass.
- You get crisp punches for highs.
- The mid-tones are managed well with both highs and lows for a nice harmony.
With a fully charged pair of buds and a fully charged case, LG says you can get about 6-hours of playback time and up to 21-hours with the charging case. I can say that without a doubt, they are pretty spot-on.
What about the APP?
The app gives you the ability to configure the equalizer with some basic presets. If you’re inclined, you can customize the settings. The app also gives you the ability to define how the controls work. It’s also a great way to know the percentage left for the batteries.
The UVnano Charging Case Reduces Bacteria on the Earbud. I wasn’t expecting such a feature, but I guess it is a benefit. With a rating of IPX4, they are splash, water-resistant.
You can get on Amazon Canada the LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 for $167.99 plus get a $30 discount, which brings your cost down to $137.99. On sale at Costco for $177.99. On sale at The Source for $179.99. On sale at Bestbuy Canada for $179.99. So far, the best deal is on Amazon Canada.
So, what’s the verdict?
I know this isn’t cheap, it’s a great pair to consider among the slew of choices. It gets a solid yes from me. The goal was to play music the way I like it. It does that.