LG Announces Meridian Audio-tuned Tone Wireless Earbuds ((HOT))
LG unveils new Tone wireless earbuds with Meridian audio and noise-cancelling
LG has unveiled its latest Tone wireless earbuds, which feature Meridian audio tuning, active noise-cancelling and a self-cleaning UVnano case. The new earbuds, dubbed HBS-FN7, are an upgrade from the previous HBS-FN6 model that launched in June.
The HBS-FN7 earbuds use three microphones in each earbud to monitor and cancel out environmental noises, while also enhancing voice clarity during calls. The earbuds also boast a comfortable fit with adjustable ear gels and vortex ribs that create a tight seal in the ear canal.
But the highlight of the HBS-FN7 earbuds is the sound quality, which is enhanced by LG's partnership with British hi-fi brand Meridian Audio. The earbuds support four custom presets that can be accessed through the LG Tone Free app: Natural, Immersive, Bass Boost and Treble Boost. These presets are designed to deliver a balanced, spacious, powerful and clear sound respectively.
The HBS-FN7 earbuds also come with LG's innovative UVnano charging case, which uses ultraviolet light to eliminate 99.9 percent of bacteria on the earbuds' inner mesh while charging. The case also features LED lighting that indicates the charging level and UVnano status.
The battery life of the HBS-FN7 earbuds is rated at 7 hours with noise-cancelling off and 5 hours with noise-cancelling on. The case can provide two additional charges, bringing the total battery life to 21 hours or 15 hours respectively. A quick 5-minute charge can also provide an hour of playback.
The HBS-FN7 earbuds are available in South Korea for KRW 219,000 (approximately Â£148, $194 and AU$272) and will be launched in North America, Europe and Asia in the fourth quarter of 2020. LG has not announced the official pricing for other markets yet.
The HBS-FN7 earbuds are the latest addition to LG's Tone Free lineup, which also includes the HBS-FN6, HBS-FN5W and HBS-FN4 models. All of these earbuds feature Meridian audio tuning and UVnano charging cases, but differ in terms of battery life, noise-cancelling and wireless charging capabilities.
LG's Tone Free earbuds are part of the company's strategy to expand its presence in the wireless audio market, which has seen a surge in demand due to the popularity of true wireless earbuds. According to a report by Counterpoint Research, the global true wireless earbuds market grew by 90 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, reaching 43.8 million units.
LG is not the only company that is partnering with a hi-fi brand to enhance its wireless earbuds. Samsung has collaborated with AKG for its Galaxy Buds series, while Huawei has teamed up with Devialet for its FreeBuds Studio headphones. These partnerships aim to deliver a premium sound experience that can compete with established audio brands such as Sony, Bose and Sennheiser.
One of the main challenges that wireless earbuds face is the trade-off between sound quality and battery life. As wireless earbuds become smaller and more compact, they also have less space for batteries and drivers. This means that wireless earbuds often have to compromise on either sound quality or battery life, or both.
LG's Tone Free earbuds aim to overcome this challenge by using advanced technologies such as Meridian audio tuning, noise-cancelling and UVnano charging. These technologies help to enhance the sound quality, reduce the background noise and extend the battery life of the earbuds, while also providing a hygienic and convenient charging solution.
LG's Tone Free earbuds also offer a range of features that cater to different user preferences and needs. For example, the earbuds support touch controls that allow users to play, pause, skip tracks, adjust the volume and answer calls with a simple tap. The earbuds also have an ambient sound mode that lets users hear their surroundings without taking off the earbuds. Furthermore, the earbuds have an IPX4 rating that makes them resistant to water splashes and sweat. aa16f39245