LG updates TONE Free TWS earbuds with active noise cancellation
LG released the second-gen TONE Free TWS earbuds earlier this year in July, featuring a completely new design and a self-cleaning charging case. The updated earbuds from the South Korean giant featured a more familiar stem design that closely resembled the design of Apple’s AirPods Pro. The puck-shaped charging case also received a minor update and it featured a built-in ultraviolet light to sanitize the earbuds when not in use. While it’s only been a few months since the TONE Free (model HBS-FN6) went on sale, LG has now released an updated version (model HBS-FN7) featuring active noise cancellation support.
The new LG TONE Free (model HBS-FN7) TWS earbuds are visually identical to the previous model, and they feature the same stem design and round UVnano charging case. But while the design isn’t different, the earbuds now support Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) for an enhanced personal audio experience. LG has included three microphones in each earbud to monitor the soundwaves coming from all directions and neutralize noise when ANC is turned on.
Much like the previous model, the LG TONE Free FN7 features Meridian Audio’s Digital Signal Processing technology to create a realistic soundstage for an immersive listening experience. The LG TONE Free companion app offers four presets, including Natural, Immersive, Bass Boost, and Treble Boost, to let users customize the sound signature as per their preference. Along with ANC, the LG TONE Free FN7 includes another useful feature in the form of a new LED indicator on the UVnano charging case to help users easily monitor charging level and UVnano status.
The LG TONE Free FN7 TWS earbuds will initially be available in the company’s home market of South Korea for KRW 219,000 (~$193), but LG plans to launch the earbuds in select regions across North America, Europe, and Asia in the coming months.
LG Tone Free (HBS-FN7): Specifications
- Earbud size: 16.2 x 32.7 x 26.8mm
- Charging case size: 54.5 x 54.5 x 27.6 mm
- Battery capacity:
- Earbuds: 55mAh (each)
- Case: 390mAh
- Fast charging time: 5 minutes for 1 hour of play
- Rated battery life:
- Earbuds only: 7 hours (ANC off), 5 hours (ANC on)
- Earbuds+case: 21 hours (ANC off), 15 hours (ANC on)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.1 (single device connection)
- Speaker: 2 layered dynamic driver
- Microphones: 2 outer, 1 inner
- Compatibility: Android/iOS
- Bluetooth audio codec: SBC/AAC
- Colors: Stylish black, Modern white