LG has come up with new TWS under its LG Tone Free series with — HSB FN7 and HSB FN6. Both pairs of earbuds come with a UVnano charging case that claims to kill 99.9% bacteria while charging them simultaneously. The case equips an LED indicator to monitor charging level and UVnano status as well. Both HSB-FN7 and the HSB-FN6 share identical design elements and are Meridian-powered. But, the bigger sibling FN7 packs in additional features like ANC (Active Noise Cancellation), for instance. They also differ in pricing, the FN7 comes at Rs 29,990, and the smaller sibling retails at Rs 24,990. They feature in two colour variants, namely — Stylish Black and Modern White.
LG Tone Free FN7 (HSB-FN7) — ANC with Meridian
The FN7 earbuds comprise two-layered dynamic speakers underneath. They further feature three microphones. The ANC feature takes advantage of these microphones — two placed on the outer surface of the earbuds and one on the inside. The earbuds are featuring spiral ear gel design, which further comes with vortex ribs that promise to provide even distribution of pressure and reduce extra noise.
The Tone Free series collaborated with Meridian (British based high-quality audio and video equipment maker) to deliver clear and spatial sound, according to LG. The earbuds further utilise the firm’s HSP (Headphone Spatial Processing), which tends to simulate a loudspeaker listening experience within the earbuds. Further, there are Meridian EQ settings too, which are further customizable.
The FN7 features two 55mAh battery capacities each and the included charging case has a 390mAh battery. The earbuds promise a seven-hour battery life with ANC turned off, and five-hours with ANC turned on. Including the charging case, the battery life claims to be 21 hours and 15 hours respectively.
The other highlights of the FN7 include — Bluetooth 5.1, both iOS and Android compatibility, IPX4 rating, support for digital assistants (Google Assistant/Siri), they feature touch controls, and fast charging capabilities. Meaning, a quick five-minute charge can give a one-hour playback time.
LG Tone Free FN6 (HSB-FN6) — No ANC
As aforementioned, both Tone Free series share identical features. It includes Meridian powered sound, UV charging case, same design aesthetics, and pretty identical battery life. But, the ANC feature lacks in the FN6, instead it relies on a close fit design that claims to block out surrounding noise.
There are only two microphones on the outside, and the connectivity options comprise Bluetooth 5.0. The earbuds also feature a 55mAh battery in each bud that promises 5 hour talk time and 6 hour playback time. With the case included, the earbuds claim an 18-hour battery life. They further support SBC/AAC Bluetooth audio codecs.