The CMCO restriction is here to stay again in Klang Valley and I’m forced to limit my movements for God knows how long until the government says it’s okay to go around again. Being an exemplary citizen that I am, I’ve been staying home since 10/10/2020, albeit grudgingly. Grudgingly, because it’s quite stressful for someone who is constantly active and thrive on outdoor activities is forced to stay in the confines of my home. Staying home is indeed suffocating for me, especially when I had to endure endless sound pollutions from my neighbours all day long. One on side, there’s a newborn who cries and scream alot with high pitch tone of voice while on another side there’s a neighbour who is doing some major renovation where all the drilling and demolishing is so loud that it’s migraine inducing.
There is not much I can do to avoid all the noise pollutions around me. It’s not news that I cannot control people and their inconsiderate action. All I can do is find a way to reduce the impact of these noises on me, and I thought, getting myself a decent earphone with good noise cancelling function will do the trick, and so, when LG came up with this LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Earbuds with UVnano Charging Case and Meridian Audio, I thought I’d give it a go and see if it’ll somewhat make my life better.
LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Earbuds with UVnano Charging Case and Meridian Audio.
The LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Earbuds with UVnano Charging Case and Meridian Audio comes with a simple and sleek design with a mini size charging case that fits nicely in the palm of my hand. Once the case is opened, tiny blue LED lights will blink and glow at the silicon ear tips. In all honesty, I was quite surprised when I first opened the case and was effectively impressed with this decorative feature.
The LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 is really comfortable to wear. The earbuds features soft silicone ear tips that barely gives me any pressure on the ear and wearing it does not restrict my movements in any way. A perfect companion whenever I’m moving around, especially when I’m working out. It also does not fall off easily during fast movements. I’ll have you know that my sword practice and cardio dance movements is no joke but the the LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 did not fall off during my routines, so it’s really a plus point for me here.
Long hour wearing is also not an issue as it gives the ‘barely there’ feeling. I’ve worn it up to 8 hours and until the battery died out and it did not numb or gives discomfort to my ears in any way. The battery time is long lasting as well and it surprisingly went up to 9 hours give and take after a full charge before I needed to give it another charge. The device offers wireless charging so it’s also convenient to bring around if you’re traveling.
So does the The LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 delivers when it comes to sound quality? The earbuds is using the Meridian technology and the sound quality is pleasantly good. Noise cancelling is top notch and once I wore the LG TONE Free HBS-FN6, it’s like I’m in my own world. The music surrounds me well with fantastic clarity of sound. The LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 handles a variety of sounds very well, from fast, high bass music to slow bass-less instrumental, they all sound really good. Movie/ drama watching experience through my phone is also elevated with clear vocal transmission.
The LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 is a two way earphone and it is equipped with dual microphone, so it’s definitely not audio only. It can also be used to answer phonecalls and video calls with great vocal clarity. Another plus point for multitasker.
One of the feature that I like about this LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 is that it also place an importance not only the sound system but also on the cleanliness and hygiene. The earphone comes with a UVNano charging case that helps to kill off bacteria from the earbuds. However, I’m a clean freak so despite of the device is bundled with this function, I still prefer to wipe the earphone before and after usage to prevent unwanted infections in my ears.
The LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 connection gives smooth connection to your devices. I’ve used it with my Android smartphone and my laptop respectively and had no issues with disconnection whatsoever. However, I haven’t gone outdoor since I’m somewhat still on lockdown, so I have yet to try using the earphone outdoors yet so I cannot comment the earphone’s Bluetooth connection when outdoor. I’ll update the review on the earphone once I have to chance to jog or workout outside.
Customisation and device firmware updates:
LG offers an apps to manage this device. It’s called LG Tone free and is available to download for free at the Google Playstore for Android. The LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 latest firmware can be updated through and sound tweak customization can be done through the apps as well. The apps is pretty much idiot proof and is easy to use as well, so if you’re to own a pair of this device, if recommend you to have it installed in your phone. The apps does not take much space in your phone and firmware updates are important, anyway. Plus, the apps will enable you to connect your earphone to Google Assistant on your phone, and that is really cool! I absolutely adore this function. It makes the earbuds wearing more wholesome and convenient because I use Google Assistant function on my phone quite alot.
Would I recommend the LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Earbuds? Yes, definitely would recommend it, especially for music enthusiasts and multitasker. The device does justice to it’s pricetag and it’s definitely great in creating high quality sound barrier between you and the ‘outside world’. My only complain about the device is that it only comes in black and white colour. I wish there’s more vibrant colour with playful designs imprinted on it for me to choose from. But hey, overall, the device gives an excellent user experience that surpassed my expectations. So it’s a thumbs up and definitely a good device that deserve my praise.
The LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Earbuds is available for purchase on Shopee HERE