Not only are they able to disinfect themselves: the LG Tone Free FP8 are also distinguished by good sound quality and an effective noise cancellation system.
Perhaps LG has exited the smartphone market, but that doesn’t mean the South Korean company has completely bypassed the industry electronics pocket-sized.
In recent years, the company has increasingly gone into the field of wireless headphones with its LG Tone Free series, and FP8 They are one of the most recent installments in this series.
The LG Tone Free are found in the top of the range headphones true wireless by LG, having progress like active noise cancellation, a high quality «Meridian» sound system and the now famous UVNano technology, making these headphones one of the few headphones in their class capable of «Clean» by yourself thanks to ultraviolet rays able to disinfect them when placed in their case.
LG Tone Free FP8, Andro4all opinion and score
|Conclusions||The LG Tone Free FP8 are comfortable and lightweight headphones, with good sound and a precise cancellation system. To this must be added some other useful and convenient functions, such as the «whisper mode» or automatic disinfection. Their price, yes, doesn’t make them the most competitive in their segment.|
LG Tone Free FP8
Good, beautiful … and clean
Price of the LF Tone Free FP8 and where to buy them
The LG Tone Free FP 8 can be purchased from authorized dealers such as El Corte Inglés, a price of 179 euros. Unfortunately, they are not easy to find in other common stores.
They’re available in three different colors: white, black and gold.
Where are the LG Tone FREE FP8 located?
LG’s FP series consists of several models. FP8s are i second most expensive fully wireless headphone model of the family, even if differences compared to FP9, the price of which is higher, are few.
For this reason, we believe that Free tone FP8 may be the more interesting option within the LG catalog, for those looking for something fully wireless noise canceling headphones, a simple design and good quality audio.
Among its alternatives, we can find models such as OnePlus Buds Pro, slightly cheaper than these headphones; or the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. They both provide a slightly superior audio experience to that of the LG, even if they do not enjoy many features extra like korean headphones.
The appearance of the LG Tone Free FP8 is not too far from industry standards. Its format is reminiscent of other famous headphones, such as Apple AirPods Pro or the OnePlus Buds Pro.
What is clear is that it’s a design that works. Not only are they sleek and well built, but the ergonomics stands out as one of its strengths, being one of the pairs of totally wireless headphones more comfortable than what passed through my ears.
In that sense, it must be said that his in-ear format implies the existence of silicone tips, in this case made with a medical grade hypoallergenic material, and available in three different sizes to be able to choose the one that best suits our ear canal.
Headphones are protected against splashes thanks to a level of certification IPX4so they shouldn’t suffer excessively when wearing them in the rain or during an intense sports session. In this sense, I must say that the headphones they remained motionless in their ears during training sessions, which speaks volumes about its ergonomics and clarifies that, as LG claims, the Tone Free FP8s have been designed based on the analysis of multiple types of different ear canals.
The the body of the headset is made of plastic, How is the charging case. This, however, has a very pleasant «rubbery» finish to the touch, even if it makes the dirt and scratches they are marked more easily than they should. In any case, I appreciate that LG has opted for a matte finish, and not as shiny as other competing models.
Said case has a round shape, not too common but quite comfortable, both for size – 54.5 mm in diameter– as for weight and thickness.
The great peculiarity of these headphones is precisely inside its case. In each of the holes used to place the headphones for charging, you can find the UVNano ultraviolet light cleaning system, located right next to some blue LED lights, which act as «courtesy lights» when they turn on after opening the case.
In LG’s words, the UVNano system is capable of kills 99.9% of the bacteria in the headphones only with 5 minutes of UV exposure. Cleaning is performed when the case is charging – Both wired and wireless – and the headphones are inside, and one of the LEDs located on the outside of the case They tell us when the disinfection process is in progress.
Meridian was LG’s specialized audio company of choice for perfect the sound system of your FP8 and FP9 headphones. And the truth is, the decision couldn’t have been more successful.
Headphones provide a balanced sound experience, which stands out for its powerful bass, thanks to the system Bass Flex Action.
To this we must add a effective noise cancellation system, both active and passive thanks to the good insulation provided by the silicone tips. Without reaching the noise suppression level of models like the Galaxy Buds Pro, the result is more than convincing and I fear it will not leave users of the new LG headphones unsatisfied.
A «transparency mode» is also included, which gives you the ability to listen to what’s going on around amplifying the sound from the outside using the microphones built into the headphones. Operation is good, and is undoubtedly one of the essential functions in this type of headphones.
Like other recently released headphones, the LG Tone Free FP8 also includes a low latency mode which LG has dubbed «Game Mode». When activated, the the delay between audio and video is slightly reduced, although sometimes we find some short audio cuts.
Although undoubtedly the more interesting «experimental» function introduced by LG in these headphones is the whisper mode. With this mode it is possible talk on the phone in a low voice –For those situations where there is an audience around us–, simply holding the right ear close to the mouth. This is a nice feature that has come in handy several times over these weeks of testing.
Autonomy and load
FP8s are at the top of the table headphone evaluation true wireless in what? autonomy refers, being able to reach about ten hours of use uninterrupted when the active noise canceling mode is not used. With this mode activated, the runtime has been reduced to a six and a half hours.
Furthermore, the the charging case offers an additional fourteen hours in total, thanks to its battery of 390 mAh integrated. and in only five minutes of charging, it can provide up to one hour of battery life to headphones.
The basis can be Charging via USB Type-C or via a Qi-compliant wireless charger.
User experience: software and controls
Each headset has a touch panel on the back, intended to control audio playback and some of the headset functions. Depending on the gesture performed, an action or the other will be performed:
- Press once: resume or pause music / answer calls
- Press twice: control the volume / end an ongoing call
- Press three times: go to the next song
- Long press: Switch between ambient sound and noise canceling mode
The controls are accurate and fast, and it seemed smart to me that the touch panel of the headphones is identified by a small «bulge», which makes it easier to find the control area with your finger when wearing it.
Also, unlike other headphone models, The Tone Free FP8 allows you to configure each of the gestures and controls individually, being able to choose what will happen when each of the headphones is touched one, two or three times.
To change these settings, you need to use the application TONE clear by LG, available on Google Play and App Store. The app has a simple and clean designand, among other things, allows access the equalizer, update the firmware of the headphones, change the noise canceling mode and surround soundor activate experimental features such as game mode or whisper mode.
Related Topics: Headphones, LG
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