Since the abandonment of the classic connection of headphones with smartphones and computers, wireless models are getting more and more new functions. At first, they learned to deal with external noise, and now they are “dealing” with spatial audio. The LG company also joined the trend, releasing two models with support for this technology at once, and Meridian helped with sound settings.
The new flagship model is called TONE Free T90. Like its predecessor, it has a UVnano case, which is supposed to kill bacteria on the headphones, and can also act as a Bluetooth transmitter for devices that do not have the ability to connect wirelessly.
But the “feature” of the new model was support for Dolby Head Tracking technology, which LG characterized as follows:
Dolby Head Tracking recalibrates the sound as users move their heads for a more natural sound experience. Listeners will feel like they are in the center of the scene and experience a whole new level of audio immersion whether they are listening to music, watching movies, enjoying favorite streaming series or playing video games.
Also, Tone Free T90 received new drivers that should provide noticeably deeper bass. With the noise canceling system turned off, the headphones are designed for 9 hours of operation, and the battery in the case will provide a reserve of another 18 hours.
The second presented model is TONE Free Fit (TF8). These headphones are designed for use during sports, so they have additional locks and protection against water and dust according to the IP67 standard.
This model does not have Dolby Head Tracking, but it does have Headphone Spatial Processing, which will also provide spatial sound. The headphones themselves should last up to 10 hours, and the case (also UVnano) adds another 20.
In this way, LG plans to compete with Apple (both AirPods and Beats), Samsung and the upcoming Google Pixel Buds Pro.