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The new LG TONE Free earphones arrive in SA

The new LG TONE Free earphones arrive in SA

LG Electronics’ new TONE Free FP series earphones are now available locally. In addition to the comfortable in-ear fit, sophisticated Meridian-tuned sound, Active Noise Cancellation, and an auto-cleaning UVnano charging pouch, these award-winning wireless earphones have various enhancements, including LG’s new Whispering Mode.

The beauty of these earphones is that their rich sound experience comes without the hassle of cords or cumbersome headsets.

Whisper-quiet calls

LG’s new Whispering Mode allows users to whisper into the right earphone’s microphone while in public places like a library or a crowded restaurant.

Another must-have feature is Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which reduces low-frequency sounds that aren’t totally suppressed by standard earbuds. Three microphones in each of LG’s TONE Free models listen for ambient noises and neutralise them by producing identical, but inaudible, soundwaves. The ANC of the TONE Free headphones makes calls and music significantly clearer by suppressing annoying background noise from three different angles.

More immersive audio

Immersion is key when it comes to the best listening experiences. But it’s not just about sound quality. Merdian Audio, a ground-breaking sound technology that uses digital signal processing to make sounds appear to come from all directions, is featured in LG’s TONE Free headphones.

The TONE Free FP series adds a 3D Sound Stage function to this, allowing you to hear your favourite music in a simulated 3D space by enlarging the sound point via spatial up-mixing.

The new TONE Free versions now produce more powerful bass without sacrificing clarity or detail, thanks to larger, updated drivers and silicone edging that allows for even more flexibility and movement.

Ideal for an active lifestyle

When you’re out for a run or at the gym, the last thing you want to do is to drop or lose an expensive earpod. LG worked with an ergonomic design technology lab to analyse hundreds of subjects’ ears to ensure that their TONE Free FP earbuds are always a great fit. The streamlined Arc Design is the consequence of this, with a headset stem that is 4.4 millimetres shorter than previous generations. The FP series earbuds are also IPX4 rated, which means they are water resistant and may be used during intense workouts or even in the rain.

Keeping it clean

Excessive use of a headset, particularly during sweaty activities, can cause irritated skin and unpleasant ear infections. Two of LG’s three FP series earphones come with the industry’s first and only auto-cleaning UVnano charging case, which uses ultra-violet light to kill 99.9% of bacteria on the earphone speaker mesh after only five minutes of charging. The earphones also include medical-grade, hypoallergenic ear gels to limit the risk of skin irritation. Of course, using headphones for shorter periods of time is another approach to avoid allergic reactions or infections, but with LG’s solution, you may listen for longer periods of time with less fear.

Cutting-edge meets convenience

The FP series earbuds are both practical and innovative. They connect wirelessly or via a USB-C to AUX connection to your PC, gaming console, or other devices for low-latency sound. While you don’t have access to Bluetooth, you can use an AUX cord to listen to music, which is very useful when travelling by plane.

Furthermore, the FP9 variant allows the charging case to function as a wireless dongle as well. When used with the charging case, the FP series earbuds have a battery life of up to 10 hours of playback time between charges for a total of 24 hours of use. And, thanks to the quick charge feature, five minutes in the case equates to an hour of listening time.

LG’s newest earbuds allow you to alter the Meridian equalisers to meet your musical preferences when paired with the LG TONE Free App. The software also has an Ambient Sound Mode, which lets you adjust the level of your surroundings or have your messages played to you without having to use your phone. If you misplace your headsets, you can use the app’s Find My Earbuds feature to locate them.

Listen up

The new LG TONE Free FP series will be available in South Africa this month in Charcoal Black and Pearl White. The FP5, FP8, and FP9 models will retail for R1999, R2699, and R3699 respectively. LG’s TONE Free ranges have undoubtedly set the benchmark for wire-free listening, so if you want to treat your ears to an upgrade make sure to look out for LG’s latest FP series. For more information, visit


Clare Petra Matthes

Hi, I'm Clare and I am a freelance writer and Tech journalist as well as the owner and founder of where I review tech devices and also cover emerging technology news. Outside of I write for a number of publications and have regular tech slots on chaiFM radio station and eNCA's Tech Matters national breakfast TV news show.

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