LG Launches Tone Wireless Earbuds and XBOOM 360 Bluetooth Speaker
LG continues to develop and expand its audio lineup with the release of its LG TONE Free FP series earbuds (models FP9A, FP8A & FP5A) and XBOOM 360 (model RP4B) Bluetooth speaker.
According to LG, its new audio products offer premium audio technologies, connectivity and aesthetic designs appealing to entertainment enthusiasts.
LG TONE FP series wireless earbuds
New to the LG TONE Free FP9A model is the 'Plug & Play' feature, which allows the earbuds to wirelessly connect to other devices with an AUX connection, enabling the charging cradle to double as a Bluetooth dongle. This will be especially handy for those who travel (when allowed!) or use exercise equipment, for example. Users can plug the cradle into a smartphone, gaming console, treadmill or other compatible devices via USB-C to AUX cable to experience their favourite tunes.
LG has continued its long-standing relationship with Meridian for the FP series, bringing audio technologies such as Headphone Spatial Processing (HSP) and 3D Sound Stage to a consumer product. HSP envelopes the listener with multi-dimensional sound while 3D Sound Stage expands spatial up-mixing – great for movies and smartphone gaming. The latest release features upgraded drivers and diaphragms. When paired with the TONE Free app1, users can access an equaliser, Ambient Sound mode, touch control customisation and a Find My Earbuds function.
Active noise cancelling is featured across the new earbuds. The new 'Whispering Mode' offers call privacy, allowing users to hold the right earbud close to their mouths as a dedicated microphone, an ideal solution for making and taking calls in both quiet and loud environments.
Returning to the latest earbud models is the company's UVnano feature. Integrating a UVC-LED light into the charging case, LG says that 99.9 per cent of E. coli and S. aureus bacteria is killed after just five minutes of UVC exposure in the cradle for the FP9A & FP8A models.
Finally, the FP9A delivers up to 10 hours of playback time between charges, for a total of 24 hours of usage when used with the charging cradle. And with quick charge, five minutes in the case enables up to one hour of listening, making the earbuds ideal for those times when users forget to charge the night before.
The LG TONE Free FP9A, FP8A & FP5A wireless earbuds will be available in Charcoal Black from October 2021. Pricing has not yet been announced.
LG XBOOM 360 portable speaker
As the company's premium portable speaker offering, the LG XBOOM 360 portable speaker is designed for audio entertaining at home. The speaker delivers a sensory experience thanks to its unique form factor and audio engineering that fills the space with high-quality, omnidirectional audio.
Featuring a Titanium tweeter, the XBOOM 360 produces “accurate and detailed treble dispersed in 360-degrees”, according to the company, while the glass fibre woofer and structure of the bass duct is said to"ensure rich dynamic bass with detailed sound.”
Delivering up to 10 hours of listening enjoyment, five users can select one of three different mood lighting presets, including 'ambient', 'nature' and 'party'. In addition, using the LG XBOOM companion app, users can access clever features to create a range of customisable sound effects, including 'DJ Effect', which allows for the mixing of multiple samples, scratching and other sound effects.
The LG XBOOM 360 RP4B speaker will be available in Charcoal Black in November 2021. Pricing has not yet been announced.
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