LG has upgraded its LG Tone Free FP series with the launch of the LG Tone Free FP5, FP8, and FP9. The earbuds come with active noise cancellation, IPX4 certification, and Meridian–tuned sound with spatial processing.
The new earbuds in the LG Tone Free FP series feature an Arc design that allows the earbuds to fit in the user's ear comfortably regardless of their size and shape.
Each earbud packs three microphones that cancel noise during phone calls and ensures better sound quality. With the new Whispering Mode, users are afforded more privacy and clarity as the right earbud can serve as a little microphone for making calls in quiet areas like a library and crowded areas like a market or subway.
Though the new earbuds pack similar features and designs, the Tone Free FP5, FP8, and FP9 have their differences. For instance, unlike the Tone Free FP8 and FP9, the Tone Free FP5 earbuds do not come with a UVnano self-cleaning case that emits small bursts of UV light to help eliminate possible bacteria on the earbuds by 99.9% for every 5 minutes charge.
As the high-end version in the series, the Tone Free FP9 comes with a Plug & Wireless mode that allows it to connect another device to its charging case via a USB–C to AUX cable. This then allows the earbuds to then connect via Bluetooth to the connected device regardless of if the device supports the wireless connection procedure.
The Tone Free FP5 offers 8 hours of playback time with the case extending it to up to 22 hours while the Tone Free FP8 and FP9 offer 10 hours of playback time with their cases extending it to up to 24 hours.
LG Tone Free FP5, FP8 & FP9 Specifications
LG Tone Free FP5
LG Tone Free FP8
LG Tone Free FP9
|Active Noise Cancellation||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Medical-grade Ear Gels||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|3D Sound Stage||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Plugged & Wireless||No||No||Yes|
|Microphones||3 mics||3 mics||3 mics|
|Ambient Mode/ Chat Mode||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Battery Life (ANC off)||Up to 22 hours (8 hours earbuds alone)||Up to 24 hours (10 hours earbuds alone)||Up to 24 hours (10 hours earbuds alone)|
|Colors||Charcoal Black & Pearl White||Charcoal Black, Haze Gold & Pearl White||Charcoal Black, Haze Gold & Pearl White|
The LG Tone Free FP5 is available in Charcoal Black and Pearl White at a retail price of 169,000 won (US$ 146 / Rs. 10,899 approx.).
The LG Tone Free FP8 and Tone Free FP9 are available in Charcoal Black, Pearl White, and Haze Gold at the retail prices of 219,000 won (US$ 189 / Rs. 14,122 approx.), and 249,000 won (US$ 215 / Rs. 16,060 approx.) respectively.
Starting today, 26th of July, the earbuds are available in Korea and will be made available in select global markets this month.