LG Tone Free HBS-FN7: Active Noise Cancellation and Much More

We return to the load with the analysis of a sound product, this time from the South Korean firm LG which recently launched its most peculiar “top of the range” headphones on the market, ones that we have been testing for a long time and that we are going to talk to you about at length.

Discover with us the LG Tone Free HBS-FN7, headphones with a disinfectant case, noise cancellation and surprising performance. We are going to tell you what our overall experience has been with these headphones that have given so much to talk about lately and what the result has been after going through our analysis table.

This time we talk about headphones that are at the top of the pyramid of TWS headphones with noise cancellation, both for functionality and price. They are quite similar to a previous device from LG itself that has not yet passed through our analysis table, the finishes in FN6 and that have a considerably more contained price than this edition since they are located at 99 euros, with the evident absence of the active noise cancellation. We are talking at this moment about LG Tone Free HBS-FN7 (hereinafter LG FN7).

Materials and design

The brand has opted for a "premium" design and manufacturing. It is the feeling that we quickly have in our first contacts with packaging and the product in general. We have a totally black plastic construction for the unit that we have tested and an in-ear system in terms of the speaker of the headphones, something essential when we talk about devices that have ANC (Active Noise Cancellation for its acronym in English). The charging case is fully circular in the same color mentioned above. However, we can buy them in white if we wish, these two colors being the available palette.

  • Sizes of box: 54,5 x 54,5 x 27,6 mm
  • Sizes of the headphones: 16,2 x 32,7 x 26,8 mm

The charging case has an identifying LED of the operation of the headphones and no mention of the brand on the outside, something curious. It is made of matte plastic, unlike the headphones themselves, and it resists fingerprints quite well. It is compact and fits perfectly in your pocket, with a USB-C on the back of the lid and a sync button on the left side.

In this way, we have the surprising detail that the headphones emit UV light in the headphones to eliminate bacteria, the system LG's UVnano promises to reduce bacteria by 99,9% with just 10 minutes of exposure to your system. However, we have verified that this UV illumination does not take place for 10 minutes but takes place for a few seconds.

Technical characteristics

We are faced with headphones that have hypoallergenic silicone pads and water resistance with IPX4 certification, so we can use them on a day-to-day basis in terms of training or light rain.

At the connectivity level we have Bluetooth 5.0, as well as the possibility of linking with both Android and iOS thanks to the LG Tone Free application that can be downloaded by scanning the QR code included in the box. In the technical section LG provides rather little technical data, so we have to focus mostly on the sensations that they leave us in their own use through our tests. They have two double microphones as well as several Active Noise Cancellation alternatives (ANC) that we can adjust by interacting with the headphones through its touch panel where we can play music or answer calls.

Autonomy and sound quality

A noteworthy section is the possibility of carrying out in addition to the classic USB-C charging, Qi standard wireless charging only by placing it on a traditional charging base. As for the battery we have 55 mAh for each earphone and a 390 mAh case. The firm promises us 7 hours for headphones and 14 more if we include the charging box. In our tests we have obtained around 5h 30m of autonomy with the noise cancellation activated. Of course, it is noteworthy to mention that USB-C we can get a charge of one hour of use with approximately five minutes of charge.

  • codec: AAC / SBC

As for sound, LG once again opts for Meridian Audio's Digital Signal Processing, however, the four modes of use that your application allows us to adjust make for a fairly high-quality sound. We have well marked bass but that do not cover the voices. We do not have the Qualcomm aptX codec, but we have not noticed too much difference with the headphones that do. Our experience has been satisfactory and in accordance with the price we have paid for the product, although perhaps not up to rivals such as the AirPods Pro (much more expensive).

Active noise cancellation and editor's opinion

The firm promises us that we have three microphones to cancel noise although they refer to two of them for conversations. In this regard, the headphones respond well to the performance required to make phone calls. ANDThe sound supported by its two-layer diaphragm makes the experience quite good considering that we are talking about TWS in-ear headphones. So in general it seems that we find a fairly round product.

You can get the LG Tone Free FN7 from 178 on your own website or even at a much more competitive price from 120 euros on Amazon.

These headphones stand out much more in black, with a somewhat more sober and elegant design, which would be the color that we recommend. We hope you liked our analysis of the LG Tone Free FN7 from the South Korean firm and of course we remind you that you can leave us any questions about it in the comment box. In the same way, we remind you that you can subscribe to our YouTube channel where we are leaving a lot of interesting content that surely you will not want to miss.

Tone Free FN7
  • Editor's rating
  • 4 star rating
179 a 129
  • 80%

  • Tone Free FN7
  • Review of:
  • Posted on:
  • Last modification: April 27 2021
  • Design
    Editor: 90%
  • Audio quality
    Editor: 75%
  • Connectivity
    Editor: 80%
  • Autonomy
    Editor: 75%
  • Portability (size / weight)
    Editor: 80%
  • Price quality
    Editor: 80%

Pros

  • Quite premium materials and design
  • ANC and good autonomy
  • Companion app

Cons

  • Very simplified gestural system
  • Adjustable price
 

The content of the article adheres to our principles of editorial ethics. To report an error click here!.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

*

*

  1. Responsible for the data: Miguel Ángel Gatón
  2. Purpose of the data: Control SPAM, comment management.
  3. Legitimation: Your consent
  4. Communication of the data: The data will not be communicated to third parties except by legal obligation.
  5. Data storage: Database hosted by Occentus Networks (EU)
  6. Rights: At any time you can limit, recover and delete your information.