LG Tone Free Earbuds vs. Pixel Buds

Today we are looking at two innovative devices from LG and Google. Maybe one is completely out of the box than the other, does that leave me surprised? NO! But the idea behind the LG Tone Free earbuds startled me a little. Let’s take a look at these distinctive devices.

LG Tone Free earbuds

Can we say the Pandemic gave a major push to the idea of this device? Well! This has not been verified as a fact. But the fact is, the device being scientifically conscious in solving a scientific problem is definitely released at the right time.

What did LG create? In case you are wondering. They made a very comfortable earbuds capable of doing its primary audio function and still boast of an extra feature of UV- rays that springs out of its case and kills the bacteria in your earbuds. Yes! This is not a joke, the earbuds case possess the ability to cleanse the earbuds free from Bacteria on its own. One less thing you have to do.

LG Tone Free earbuds

The design of the LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 is a spectacular one, having a circular case that is distinctive and different from its competitors. It is made of a soft plastic finishing that makes fingerprint a bit noticeable when touched. That’s how neat the earbuds look. Though that’s a con in a way, as many touches could mean a ton of fingerprinting all over, looking like a stain.

It also comes with a USB-C charging port at its back, with a LED light on the frontals showing the charging status. It is very compact with its case ranked among the smallest of earbuds cases.

Just underneath the earbuds compact housing or case shines UV light that shines all the way to the earbuds tip. This is called UV-nano technology by LG, and its duty is to kill 99.9% of bacteria found on the speaker. This gives the earbuds a cleansing effect after use, you simply put your earbuds in its case and the UV lights generated from the case kills the Bacteria at the tip of the earbuds.

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While the LG Tone free HBS-FN6 may not look so special in images, it is quite very comfortable wearing the device. They come with customizable touch controls.

Everything in life can’t possible come without a con; while the LG Tone free HBS-FN6 seems lovable especially with its bacteria killing capability, what cons can we derive from the cool device?

  1. Not so good audio quality, with weak bass output.
  2. Price is a little high without top features like sensors and a better audio quality.
  3. No Active noise cancellation (ANC)

With the innovation surprising but cool, the fascinating idea of killing Bacteria from your earbuds may not be enough to purchase an earbuds. Especially one with an audio quality that is not so great. Do not also forget that a lot of people may still find this audio palatable to them and definitely would admire this piece.

So Yah! Grab one if you longs for it. It’ll also be useful if there’s an ear infection that you are treating and certain your earbuds would partake from the UV lights cleansing by not introducing bacteria back into your ear. Get one if you love the noise cancelation, the comfortability and the ease of use touch controls.


  • Weight: 5.4 grams each
  • Connectivity: Wireless (Bluetooth 5.0)
  • Microphones: No Boom mics
  • water resistance: IPX4 rating
  • Other Features: Ambient sound mode, UVnano for 99.9% killing of bacteria.
  • Battery life:  6 hours of Playback, with charging case giving another 12 hours.  Charging case supports QI wireless charging.
  • Price: $149.99

Google Pixel Buds

Google can be regarded as the Apple of Android. Maybe because their creation of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP); an open source software for devices. Or we can say since Google bought Android in 2005, the growth of Android operating system has been remarkable, giving quite a competition to the Apple iOS. But how does this relate with the Pixel Buds?

The Google Pixel Buds gives you a similar experience of an Apple Airpod. Just as how competitive Android is to iPhones. Its appearance may not be as loving but its quality and features are here to tackle or rival the Airpods.

Google Pixel Buds
Google Pixel Buds

Each earbud has to itself a touch-capacitive panel with superb feature supports like the volume and call controls, playback, and Google assistant.

A cool feature it possess is the automatic ear detection which allows playback to pause when the earbuds are removed from your ear.

The Pixel Buds case is also a well packaged pocketable housing. It possesses a USB-C input, and two LEDs on the case: one to notify the user of the battery life of the case, and the other to tell earbuds battery levels.

The battery life is also sustainable, with a surplus 6 hours range of nonstop usage or playtime. It also supports quick charging, with its case also supplying an additional 24 hours of listening, which you can top up when needed.


  • Weight: 5.3 grams each
  • Connectivity: Wireless (Bluetooth 5.0)
  • Case dimensions: 63 X 47 X 25mm and 56.1 grams
  • Microphones: Dual mics in each earbuds
  • Speakers: 12mm dynamic driver.
  • Sweat and water resistance: IPX4 rating
  • Sensors: Gyro, accelerometer, capacitive touch on each earbud, , dual IR proximity in-ear detection
  • Battery life:  6 hours of Playback, with charging case giving another 24 hours.
  • Price: $179


  • No Active noise cancellation (ANC)
  • No Equalizer and advanced audio settings
  • Painful to the ear after one hour use or longer

Google Pixel Buds (2020) takes an edge over LG Tone Free HBS-FN6, even with its new great idea. The more features and a better audio quality the Google Pixel possess is intriguing.

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