Back in October of last year, LG officially announced it was getting in on the truly wireless headphone game with the TONE Free earbuds, which launched in South Korea at the same time.
And now the truly wireless in-ear headphones are on sale in the United States, only available from LG’s website (via Engadget) right now. Additional retailers will start selling the newest truly wireless headphones on Saturday, January 11. The TONE Free feature touch controls for media playback, and also feature direct integration with Google’s Assistant. They are also IPX4-rated for water resistance.
One of the more interesting aspects of the TONE Free truly wireless earbuds is the charging case, which is billed as a “UVnano Charging Case” because it can use UV light to reduce bacteria on each earbud while they are charging.
LG is also leaning for a premium sound experience with Meridian Audio, which the company says will net the wearer “clear treble” and “rich bass”. The headphones come with three different earbuds size (small, medium, and large) for a comfortable fit. They also boast a semi-open design, which the Life’s Good crew says should make them comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
You can get up to a total of 21 hours of listening time with the TONE Free truly wireless headphones when used with the charging case. The headphones themselves will go for up to six hours on a single charge. And with the fast charging capability you can get up to an hour of listening time with just five minutes of charging.
LG’s TONE Free truly wireless headphones come only in black, and they’re available in the U.S. from LG’s website right now. You’ll need to fork over $200 to make them yours.
LG’s truly wireless headphones appear to sit firmly in between Apple’s second-generation AirPods and the AirPods Pro. LG’s option doesn’t have active noise cancellation, but it also appears to boast an improved listening experience.