At first glance, the LG Tone wireless earbuds don’t exactly look like the most comfortable things on the market – but you know what they say about judging a book by its cover.
A definitely a little bit unusual as far as wireless your blood design goes, the LG Tone wireless headphones are some of the most innovative audio solutions available on the market today, capable of producing reasonably clean audio over Bluetooth technology to free you from ever having to worry about tangled wires again. Yes, there is a little bit of a comfort curve in getting used to exactly how to wear these wireless earbuds, but once you clear that hurdle you’re going to be able to use some of the best headphones on the market today.
Will be blunt – the LG Tone wireless earbuds take a little bit of getting used to for a number of reasons.
On the one hand, they have the most controls of any wireless your buds on the market today – making them a bit of a pain to get used to operating but nothing that is too terribly difficult to handle all after a few days of dedicated use. Next, the fact that they use a dog collar like set up for all of the controls and to house the technologies and then to earbuds that branch off of the base can make for a bit of awkward handling at first, though when implemented it’s not as uncomfortable as it sounds on the surface.
But if you can get over these two minor hurdles you’re going to be able to leverage one of the best sets of wireless earbuds on the market today, thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity, endless amount of special features, long-lasting battery, and clear audio that rivals almost any other solution on the market. There’s a reason that people have been flocking inroads to the LG Tone set up, once there able to get past the initial shock value of the technology.
Breakdown of the sound quality
Not nearly studio quality headphones or ones you would use while DJing (though what professional would choose wireless earbuds for their job anyways?), The LG Tone wireless earbuds are capable of producing slightly above average sound quality that is a little bit heavy on the bass. This is not exactly a terrible thing, as most people use these kinds of headphones for their active workouts or lifestyle, looking to pump up the bass a little bit more than they traditionally would to get the motivation that they’re looking for.
Now, if the extra phone is not exactly your bag, you’ll be happy to hear that you can turn the Bass Mode off entirely, relying on the noise reduction technology built into these wireless earbuds to really bring out the mid and high tones. Sound is pretty crisp overall, and capable of realistically reproducing almost all of your songs to a degree of clarity that you probably haven’t heard with other headphones or speakers.
Of course, Bluetooth is not exactly the perfect connectivity solution when transferring large amounts of data the way that these wireless headphones will (though they do make for a the easiest and most straightforward solution to connect your new headphones to almost anything) – a problem that all Bluetooth enabled wireless earbuds have to contend with. Within active range of somewhere between 33 feet and 35 feet, you’ll want to make sure that you never stray beyond 15 feet or so from your media source or you’re going to notice it in the sound quality.
Thanks to that Bluetooth connectivity we were just talking about you’ll be able to connect your new LG Tone headphones to almost any Bluetooth enabled device. This means that not only will you be able to hear all of the music streaming from your smart phone, but also a Bluetooth enabled television when you don’t want to disturb anyone else who may be sleeping, a tablet for your commutes, or even another Bluetooth wireless earbuds solution so that you can jump onto another person’s media player without having to tote your own along.
Because of the widespread use of smart phones all over the planet, the LG Tone wireless earbuds understand that most people will be using them with those types of devices. And while there are a number of different ways that you can interrupt the music to allow you to know that you have a phone call, text message, notification, or email being pushed to your device the LG Tone decides to give you a simple vibration that lets you know when there is activity on your phone. While light enough to not startle you the first couple of times it happens, it’s definitely noticeable and you’ll be appreciating it more and more when compared to those loud alert systems that many other solutions bring to the table.
Design, durability, and battery performance
The design is both the egg a strong suit of the LG Tone as well as its Achilles’ heel. Looking so much different than almost any other product on the marketplace today, some people just won’t be able to get past the doll collar like set up of the control unit even though it is rather comfortable to use in operation. You’ll have to first slide the control unit around your neck and rested on your shoulders, then plug the included earbuds into your ears to use this product, something that might not appeal to all when there are so many other one step solutions already out there.
Of course, once you get used to this kind of setup it becomes rather comfortable, and it’s difficult to go back to other wireless earbuds after you’ve tried out the LG Tone. Always thinking one step ahead, the LG Tone also includes two magnetic pockets at the end of the neck collar, letting you keep control of your earbuds without having them flop and fly around at all times.
Considerably durable when stacked up against some of the more delicate wireless your buds out there, you still won’t want to abuse this set up any more than you have to – the hard plastic shell can and will break if you put it through the ringer. Battery life is incredible thanks to the larger base unit that wraps around your neck, producing 10 hours of usable time on a single charge – unrivaled anywhere else in the wireless earbuds world.
All in all, if you’re ready to buck the trend of the traditional looking wireless earbuds while still getting reasonable sound quality and an infinitely larger battery life than the LG Tone is perfect for you.