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LG HBS-FN6 Review Rundown

LG Electronics | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of LG HBS-FN6
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Good call quality
  • Compact case
  • Good battery life
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 do a few things that most other true wireless earbuds don't, but failed to make an impact in the places that mattered most - sound quality. The Tone Free are self-cleaning buds, thanks to a UVnano charging case that LG says kills 99.9% of bacteria while the case is connected to a charging cable.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The $150 Tone Free HBS-FN6 do a few things that most other true wireless earbuds don't, but failed to make an impact in the places that mattered most. The Tone Free are self-cleaning buds, thanks to a UVnano charging case that LG says kills 99.9% of bacteria. Battery life in the Tone Free is up to six hours, with two extra charging cycles included in the case for a grand total of 18.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Self-cleaning case protects against sweat and water splashes
  • Solid battery life
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 47%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The LG Tone Free headphones are available in black and white. The in-ear headphones are inserted into the ear canal and come with three different attachments. LG claims six hours of runtime with only one charge, which is almost reached in our test. The gesture control works very well and reliably in the test.
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Pros[**]
  • Very compact
  • Very long battery life
  • UVnano technology
  • Fast charging case
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre call quality
  • Poor call quality

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 are simple, stylish true wireless earphones. The drivers can reproduce some serious bass depth, but they're at the mercy of a sound signature that doesn't highlight their strengths by default. A companion app has customizable EQ so you can tailor the audio to your liking.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful audio performance with rich bass depth and crisp highs
  • User-customizable EQ presets
Cons[**]
  • Bass Boost mode doesn't highlight its strengths

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 50%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 are true wireless earbuds made for an age in which people are looking for increased protection against pathogens. They come with a UV light-touting charging case that LG says can kill "up to 99.9%" of bacteria on the speaker mesh of the buds. They're lightweight and comfortable to wear, and a choice of silicone eartips plus IPX4 water resistance rating makes them suitable for use while working out. But trebles sound harsh and distorted, while the bass manages to be both underwhelming and muddy at the same time.
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Pros[**]
  • Light-touting charging case kills up to 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh
  • Good connectivity
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre audio quality
  • Touch-sensitive controls are finicky

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The LG Tone Free FN6 are self-cleaning wireless earbuds that also feature the audio expertise of British brand Meridian. They come with a charging case that kills 99.9% of bacteria with the use of a UV light. There are no physical buttons as such, with touch controls the order of the day as inputs are registered on the outside of each stem.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb sound quality
  • Self-cleaning charging case
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 review: Self-cleaning buds don’t make the cut. Digitaltrends. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ LG Tone Free (HBS-FN6) Review - headphones with bacteria protection. Notebookcheck. 17 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 Review. Pcmag. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 review. Techradar. 09 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 Review. Trustedreviews. 07 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  7. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  8. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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