LG Tone Platinum HBS-1100
Design and Built quality
- Great design and built quality
- Good Battery Life
- Excellent Noise Isolation
- Many complaints on less durability
The LG Tone Platinum HBS 1100 is another Bluetooth headphone that you can use for your gym sessions. Although this is not a complete sports Bluetooth headphones, if you are into simple gym sessions and go for nothing intense then you might want to consider this Bluetooth headphone. Read the complete review to know more about the features and other aspects of this Bluetooth headphone.
Design and Build Quality
The design quality of this particular headset is pretty unique as it is much slimmer as compared to its predecessors. This makes it very easy to wear. The sleek design also ensures that it is more minimalistic in nature.
As for the better quality, even though in the 1st look, it might look quite rigid but the truth is that, in spite of the build quality being sturdy, it is flexible to move around. This ensures that you are able to wear it as per your preferences. It has an aluminum alloy trim which ensures that the curves are entirely ergonomic and completely sleek.
Not only, is the build quality of the headset good enough with the retractable mechanism which is included in the headset but the earbuds are also pretty comfortable. Also, even though a bit of plastic is used but it is highly flexible. The aluminum alloy trim just adds to the look. In terms of the look, you can be sure that it appears as an elegant headset.
This headset incorporates Harman Kardon Platinum Sound which allows proper reproduction of sound. The speakers in the headset consist of Balanced Armature Speaker technology. If you have used its predecessors, you would notice that the maximum sound has been lowered by a couple of notches. With that being said, there is a built-in equalizer which provides you with 3 different modes which are:
• Bass boost
• Tone Platinum
• Treble Boost
In order to better control the sound quality, there is also a mobile application in Google play store which can be used to adjust the settings of the equalizer. This ensures that you are able to easily customize the sound as per your preference. Even though 3 different modes are provided but if you compare the bass as well as treble settings, the bass is a bit on the lower side whereas treble can be increased significantly in the respective modes.
All in all, if you’re looking for a headset which can provide you with good sound reproduction across the spectrum, with different modes as per your preference, this one is the best option for you.
One thing which you would instantly notice when you use this headset is that due to the sleek design, it is pretty lightweight. This makes it pretty comfortable to wear. Over a period of time, you would become so accustomed to it, that it would almost go unnoticed that you are wearing this headset.
The earbuds are perfectly comfortable to wear. This ensures that even when you are wearing the headsets for a long period of time, you do not face any problems. Also, the volume controls, as well as the other controls which are present on the headset, are pretty easy to use. Even when you’re wearing the headset, you would be able to easily use these controls.
This headset incorporates noise isolation as well as noise canceling. When you’re having the earbuds in your ears, you can be sure that the outside noise would be completely isolated as well as eliminated. It is incorporated into the noise cancellation solution which ensures that even in the noisiest environments; you are able to listen to the audio from the headset quite clearly.
Even in the noisy environments like airports, you would be able to isolate the outside noise quite easily. This especially helps when you’re trying to take phone calls with the help of this headset. The noise isolation feature coupled with near perfect reproduction of the entire sound spectrum ensures that you would have no problems at all while listening music or taking calls on this headset.
Due to the use of plastic, you can be sure that the headset is actually flexible which ensures that whether you want to make it rest on the nape of your neck or against your head, you would be able to do so quite easily. This ensures that it is much more versatile and can be used by any individual easily. The perfect mix of aluminum alloy as well as plastic makes the headset not only lightweight but also highly durable.
However, it is worth mentioning that many people who have used it, in the long run, have complained that the headset gets spoiled within 6-8 months of usage. Now, since I have not personally used it for so long but I can say that there are a considerable amount of users that have had this issue so you might want to consider it before getting one for yourself.
The headset uses the lithium polymer battery. The battery in the headset has a standby time of 17.3 days with a talk time of 11 hours. The battery can be easily charged in 2 hours. If you are solely using the handset for listening to music, it can easily last for 10 hours.
The higher power battery allows the headset to have a coverage distance of 33 feet which is synchronized with the help of Bluetooth version 4.1. The only downside is that when the battery is on the lower side, the headset does not provide any specific indication.
So, if you’re tired of wearing headsets which are bulky and which are not comfortable to wear for a longer period of time, the LG Tone Platinum HBS 1100 is the perfect option for you. As stated in the LG Tone Platinum HBS 1100 Review above, you get adequate sound reproduction across the entire spectrum and proper noise isolation features, you can be sure that you would be able to use it quite easily in different environments.
The LG Tone Platinum HBS 1100 is also a good option for you if you’re a music junkie and it has a good coverage range of 33 feet and also it has a good music playing time as well. Since it can easily rest on the back of the neck and is pretty lightweight as well, you can be sure that you would be able to wear it all day long without having to worry about comfort or charging of the headset.
The only problem is the durability and that for this headset can be a major issue. So, do consider this before going ahead and getting one for yourself. If you want something in the same price range then you can check out the Plantronics Backbeat
or the Jaybird X3
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