LG Tone Free Fit TF7 review: Feature-packed TWS under Rs. 10,000

LG may be synonymous with displays and other home appliances, but it also makes good audio products that don’t get enough attention in the mainstream media. One feature that makes the LG TWS earphones stand out is their UVNano technology, which claims to kill bacteria by using UV light inside the charging case. LG is targeting fitness enthusiasts with its Tone Free Fit TF7 earbuds with features that will appeal more to those who are on the go most of the time and still appreciate good sound quality. The earbuds offer ANC, are tuned by Meridian, are IP67-rated, and come with a premium price tag of around Rs. ₹9,490, but should you get it? Let’s find out in this review.

LG Tone Free Fit TF7 review: Design and features

Most earbuds these days have a pretty basic look and feel, but not these. The earbuds come in a polycarbonate case with a matte-finish coating with ‘Tone’ branding on top that isn’t too distracting to look at. The inside of the case has a dual-tone color scheme which is refreshing to look at. The case has a USB Type-C charging port and two LED indicators, one for battery/charging status and the other for UV light.

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The charging case has a matte-finish coating

The charging case is quite large and will remind you of always having it in your pocket. It is also a bit difficult to open and close the case with one hand, due to which the earbuds will be in the dilemma of falling whenever you try to open the case with one hand. Despite the matte-finish coating on the case, I didn’t notice any scratches or scuffs on it after using it for a few weeks.

The earbuds also sport the same design language as the case, with a gray matte-finish housing and green accents to match the charging case. The in-hand feel and charging case of these earbuds are quite premium.

The wing-shaped silicone ear hooks fit well and cause no discomfort even after using for a long time. They can be controlled using the touch controls on the earbuds, which respond well and don’t accidentally activate, which is the case for most earbuds in this price range. At 5.9 grams each earbud, they don’t feel too heavy in the ear, and because of the no-stem design, they don’t stick out of the ear either. The earbuds weigh 43 grams with the charging case, which is not too heavy.

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The LG Tone Free Fit TF7 uses medical-grade silicone ear gels

The TWS earbuds come with a USB Type-A to USB Type-C charging cable, two pairs of ear plugs, and two pairs of ear hooks.

The LG Tone Free Fit TF7 is positioned as a premium pair of TWS earbuds at Rs. It is priced at Rs 8,990 in India and its features justify its price. It also supports hybrid ANC, Headphone Spatial Processing (HSP), a built-in UV LED light to reduce bacteria on the earbuds, and the LG Tone app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store so the earbuds can be tuned as per the user’s preferences. . , The earbuds have three pairs of mics combined for calling and ANC.

It is very easy to control the earbuds with touch controls. The default controls may be a bit cumbersome initially but can be modified with the LG Tone free app. I quite liked the response time for the controls; It’s precise, and I didn’t find myself accidentally triggering them, as they require you to touch the exact middle of the earbud.

Charging it is quite simple; All you have to do is plug it in when you see the red light on your charging case. Knowing the battery percentage of these earbuds is somewhat difficult, at least when paired with an iOS device. I used these with my iPhone 14, and whenever I connected them, I could only see a random number on the battery status widget, which was frustrating. Every so often, I had to open the LG Tone Free app to see what percentage of battery was still left on the earbuds or case. For Android, this was not a problem and I could see the battery level accurately.

Connecting them to my MacBook was not very pleasant. I used them with my MacBook Air M1, and every time I had to connect them, I had to put them into pairing mode and reconnect. Even for the iPhone, the earbuds took over a second until I could use them. These were easy to connect to Android devices, especially with the inclusion of Google Fast Pair. It has support for Bluetooth multi-point which is a plus if you carry multiple devices at the same time.

LG Tone Free Fit TF7 review: App and specifications

The LG Tone Free app is a fairly lightweight application at 80MB on the Google Play Store and 95.5MB on the Apple App Store. You can customize the earbuds sound output and make them sound a certain way using custom EQ settings or choose from one of the presets. The touch controls can also be configured to some extent using the app if you don’t like the default touch controls. These features will be accessible only when the earbuds are connected via Bluetooth.

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The LG Tone Free Fit TF7 offers good response time for touch controls

The charging case is especially large for daily commuters; There’s no way you’ll forget it’s inside your pocket. The LG Tone Free Fit TF7 has 6mm drivers and is equipped with Bluetooth 5.3 and IP67 rating, which means it can get drenched in sweat and still function normally according to LG.

These earbuds use LG UVnano technology to keep them bacteria-free. It uses UV light inside the case to do this; This can be somewhat distracting at night, but this feature can be turned off via the companion app if you don’t want the blue light shining at you every time you open the charging case.

Each earbud has a 68mAh battery, and the charging case is equipped with a 390mAh battery.

LG Tone Free Fit TF7 review: Performance and battery life

These earbuds have impressive features on paper and offer a pretty good user experience in real life. For listening to music, I prefer Apple Music, whether it’s on iOS or Android. I turned on both the high-resolution lossless settings, and these earbuds were able to play songs at 16-bit/44.1 kHz ALAC lossless smoothly and without any hiccups.

These have been co-tuned with British audio product maker Meridian, and you can make them sound similar to more expensive earbuds after some tuning in the LG Tone free app.

To give you a context, I listened to Chlorine by Twenty-One Pilots, which starts with some vocals and bass and builds up to fast-paced drums. At 30 percent volume, I could hear each instrument perfectly, the lyrics were not distorted.

For louder volume, I chose City Slums by Divine and Raja Kumari, and at 100 percent volume, and with ANC off, I found myself immersed in the music without being interrupted by the earbud noise that usually occurs at higher volumes. . The earbuds offered the right amount of thump for bass, and I wasn’t able to hear the lyrics despite the high volume. I felt the volume wasn’t loud enough, as I expected it to be at 100 percent, but the audio quality was generally very good.

With ANC on, I tested Goodbye by Post Malone, playing at 100 percent. This is where I felt the lyrics were a little too harsh; This was with the ‘Natural’ setting turned on in the LG Tone Free under EQ. I played with these EQ presets, which, in my opinion, were too many, but the problem persisted, and in the end, I had to turn off the treble to be able to listen to the music properly. I did not face this problem while listening to other songs extensively. You can create up to two custom EQ presets in the app. Coming back to ANC, I used these in a crowded office with very loud centralized air conditioning. It managed to drown out the sounds but the sound of the air conditioner was still heard. In outdoor settings, the earbuds managed to drown out crowd noise but failed whenever a loud car approached. I also used these for many of my meetings and calls.

In an outdoor setting, you have to speak loudly to be heard. Speaking at a low volume indoors with these earbuds will distort your voice, which is not ideal considering the premium price.

LG claims that these TWS earbuds provide up to 10 hours of battery life without ANC and up to 6 hours with ANC on, which is what I got in my testing. I was able to get 5 hours of playback with ANC on and about 10 hours of playback without ANC. I got a good 15 hours of battery life from the charging case. Charging these TWS earbuds was quite fast; It took less than an hour to charge them completely.

LG Tone Free Fit TF7 review: Verdict

The LG Tone Free Fit TF7 are a great pair of TWS earbuds, packing some of the most premium features into a package for the price. They provide good ANC with many customization options through companion apps available for iOS and Android users. The sound is great for the most part and the build quality is good for the earbuds as well as the case, if you don’t mind carrying a big case in your pocket. The earbuds will appeal to people who are on the go and exercise often as they don’t fall off easily and sound great.

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