LG unveils Tone Free FP9 and FP8 wireless earbuds with spatial audio tech from Meridian Audio

LG has expanded its Tone Free range of self-cleaning earbuds with two new models designed to support spatial audio playback, tuned by Meridian Audio.

The addition of Meridian’s Headphone Spatial Processing means that the new Free FP9 and FP8 wireless earbuds are capable of delivering sound that seems to come from all directions.

The Headphone Spatial Processing works alongside 3D Sound Stage which is designed to expand the sound stage through spatial up-mixing. 

Along with Meridian-tuned audio, the noise-cancelling earbuds feature larger, upgraded drivers and diaphragms for more detailed and powerful bass.


Three microphones in each earbud offer better call quality by making the user’s voice clear with less ambient noise. A Whispering Mode means each earbud can be used as a dedicated microphone when held close to the mouth, for greater privacy.

Offering up to 10 hours of playback time, the buds also feature a quick charge feature that gives one full hour of listening time from just five minutes charging in the case. 

The charging case sports LG’s unique auto-cleaning UVnano tech which aims to keep the eartips clean to reduce the chance of inner ear infections. The new models also feature medical-grade, hypoallergenic ear gels to reduce the risk of skin irritations in the ear canal.

Sporting an IPX4 rating, the earbuds are water resistant so can be worn in the rain or during exercise. 

By pairing with the Tone Free app, users can tweak an equaliser along with the ambient sound mode or use the Find My Earbud feature to locate misplaced earbuds. 

The new LG Tone Free FP earbuds will be available this month, though there’s no word on pricing just yet.

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