LG Tone HBS-SL5 Review

LG Tone HBS-SL5 Review: A Compact Wireless Headset That Sounds Better Than It Looks!

Bottom line

Here’s a true wireless headset that has retractable earbuds. You never have to worry about misplacing one or the other because they keep track of themselves, and battery life exceeds LG’s specs! If you’re always on the go, take these with you.


Pros
  • Comfortable design
  • Retractable earbuds
  • Good Sound quality
  • Long battery life
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Cons
  • Quite thin wire
  • Mic can’t block outside noise very well
  • Poor water-resistant

The LG Tone HBS-SL5 is a compact wireless stereo neckband earbuds that sounds better than it looks. The sleek design and impressive sound quality provide an experience that is both reliable and convenient. The Bluetooth 5.0 technology ensures that the LG Tone HBS-SL5 provides a fast connection to your device, with up to six hours of talk time and nine days on standby when fully charged. It also features a built-in microphone for hands-free calling on your smart phone or computer. Best of all, the LG Tone HBS-SL5 is available at an affordable price point, making it perfect for those who want something that works well without breaking the bank.

This easy purchase will provide you with high quality audio whenever you need without sacrificing comfort or functionality!

Product Overview

The LG Tone HBS-SL5 is a compact wireless headset that provides impressive sound quality.

This wireless headset has Bluetooth 5.0 technology and a built-in microphone for hands-free calling on your smart phone or computer.

It features a sleek design and an affordable price point, making it perfect for those who want something that sounds good without sacrificing convenience or comfort.

The LG Tone HBS-SL5 is available at an affordable price point, making it perfect for those who want something that works well without breaking the bank!

Key Specifications

  • Type: In-Ear
  • Connector: Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • Wireless Range: 30 Feet
  • Control: Volume, Play, Pause, Answer-End Call
  • Microphone: Dual Microphone
  • Charging Cable: USB-C
  • Charging Time: 2 Hours
  • Play Time: 8 Hours
  • Weight: 1.5 Ounces

Design and Compatibility

The LG Tone HBS-SL5 is a top of the line wireless headset that offers excellent performance and design. The sleek, yet stylish designs provide a modern look without requiring much space in your bag or on your desk. Furthermore, the lightweight design ensures that you can wear this wireless headset for hours without experiencing any discomfort.

The design of the HBS-SL5 is pretty much what you’d expect from a pair of wireless earbuds that stick together. The main housing has a glossy finish and the inner housing has a matte finish. The glossy part is where the battery compartment, micro USB port and power button are located.

Moreover, the Bluetooth 5.0 technology ensures that pairing is easy and fast. Pairing can be done with just one button push on the device, with up to six hours of talk time and nine days on standby when fully charged. Additionally, it provides an adjustable fit that is both comfortable and secure.

Performance

The HBS-SL5 has the same features as the LG Tone Infinim HBS-900 that we reviewed earlier, but the sound quality is better on these since it’s made for Apple devices. There’s also an inline mic and playback controls which are absent on the LG Tone Infinim . A single tap of the multifunction button pauses/resumes music, while double tapping skips to the next track (forward). Holding down pauses/plays music and holding down twice skips to the previous track (backward). You can also redial your last called number by holding down and pressing the multifunction button once. The earpieces automatically power off after about five minutes of inactivity, which is a nice touch so you don’t waste battery life by leaving them on when not in use.

This headset’s impressive range of up to 30 meters allows you to roam around your home or office without worrying about losing connection. Also, it’s comfortable design ensures that you can wear it all day long without experiencing any discomfort.

The LG Tone HBS-SL5 also comes with a noise canceling microphone, which means that you will be able to clearly hear the other person even in windy or noisy conditions.

Sound Quality

Sound quality is very good on the HBS-SL5, especially for Bluetooth earbuds. I’m no audiophile, but I can say that the sound is clear and balanced with a slight emphasis on bass. I didn’t notice any distortion at higher volumes and sound leakage is minimal. The earpieces are light and comfortable to wear for long listening sessions. Apple users will appreciate that these work well with Siri, allowing you to control your music by voice commands.

Furthermore, this wireless headset offers high quality audio with its HD Voice technology and wideband audio support. This means that you will be able to listen to music or podcasts in crystal clear sound quality!

Waterproof and Sweatproof

It’s not a waterproof headset that you can use while swimming, but it is water-resistant! The purpose of the LG SL5 earbuds was to provide convenience and more comfort for users when walking or working out. This could be anything from jogging to play running as well.

Also, it’s not sweatproof, but it can withstand some sweat. Just don’t go running in the rain with it. The LG Tone HBS-SL5 is a great choice for workouts. You won’t have to worry about the earbuds popping out or falling off because of sweat. However, you may want to take these off during your workout so that you can hear what’s going on around you, as they are not noise canceling headphones.

Connectivity and Battery Life

The LG Tone HBS-SL5’s Bluetooth 5.0 technology is the most advanced Bluetooth technology to date. It allows for a seamless connection with your smart phone or computer, up to 8 hours of talk time and 18 days on standby when fully charged. With Fast Charging, you’ll get 3 hours of use in just 10 minutes. The LG Tone HBS-SL5 also features a built-in microphone for hands-free calling on your smart phone or computer.

Easy Setup Process

Setting up the LG Tone HBS-SL5 is a breeze. Simply plug the headset into your device and it will automatically pair to your device. You can also use voice prompts for help, as well as skip through different pairing options with voice commands in case you don’t have time to read the instructions.

This easy purchase will provide you with high quality audio whenever you need without sacrificing comfort or functionality!

Value for Money

The LG Tone HBS-SL5 is available at an affordable price point, making it perfect for those who want something that works well without breaking the bank. The sleek design is also great for those who don’t want to sacrifice style while they are on the go.

The LG Tone HBS-SL5 features a sleek design with impressive sound quality. It’s available at an affordable price point and provides great value for money.

Conclusion

The LG Tone HBS-SL5 is a compact wireless headset that has received a lot of attention for its innovative design and sound quality. The LG Tone HBS-SL5 is the first wireless headset to feature Bluetooth 5.0 technology and it has been designed to be compatible with all Bluetooth devices. Although it’s not the most attractive headset in terms of design, the sound quality is superb and it’s easy to use. It’s also a great value for money which makes it a great choice for anyone looking for a wireless headset.