LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 and HBS-FN7 true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones with UV sanitization cases have been rolled out in India, with a price tag of Rs. 24,990 and Rs. 29,990, respectively. The headsets were rolled out internationally at a time close to the end of 2020, and came to India a few months later, with a notable mark-up in the pricing. Both earphones feature UV sanitization of the earpieces on the charging case, while LG Tone Free HBS-FN7 also has active noise cancellation. LG Tone Free TWS headsets also feature sound tuning, in alliance with British loudspeaker maker Meridian Audio.
LG Tone Free HBS-FN6, HBS-FN7 specifications, features
The LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 comes with a UV sanitization arrangement for the earbuds in the case. The brand claims that when earbuds are kept in the case, it sanitizes the earpieces using UV light. LG also claims that the system can kill common germs and bacteria on the ear tips and inner mesh of the earphones. There is no promise made about the sanitization system being able to offer protection against virus strains like COVID-19.
The earphones come with support for Bluetooth codecs like SBC and AAC; but, there is no LDAC. As shared above, the LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 earphones feature Meridian Audio sound tuning and are said to deliver battery life of up to six hours. This new product comes with an IPX4 rating, which means it is water-resistant. The audio product comes with a case that offers support for wireless and fast wireless charging too.
On the other hand, LG Tone Free HBS-FN7 has similar specifications as the LG HBS-FN6 wireless earphones. However, the costlier one also offers active noise cancellation (ANC). The HBS-FN7 is asserted to offer a battery life of up to five hours with active noise cancellation. The brand has added three microphones on each earpiece, while the affordable one has only two microphones. Both headsets come with support for Bluetooth 5 connectivity and 6mm dynamic drivers.
LG Tone Free HBS-FN6, HBS-FN7 price, availability
Pricing of Rs. 24,990 for LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 and Rs. 29,990 for LG Tone Free HBS-FN7, these are included in the list of the most expensive mainstream true wireless earphones one can purchase in India and are priced higher than our current top pick in the segment, Apple AirPods Pro. The Indian cost is considerably higher than the international pricing for the Tone Free TWS headsets. In the US, the HBS-FN6 carries a price tag of $150 (approx. Rs. 11,000), while the HBS-FN7 carry a price tag of $180 (approx. Rs. 13,200).