LG isn’t exactly new on the scene to designing Bluetooth headphones, but the LG Tone HBS-700 Bluetooth Headset are definitely set apart from the rest of the field. The question becomes how useful are they as sports headphones?
Unique Style. We haven’t seen another set of headphones to utilize this design, so if you’re looking to stand out in the crowd this pair of headphones is perfect.
Crystal Clear Sound. While the music quality is great the sound we’re talking about is the in call sound. You’re not likely to have any complaints about not being heard or not being able to hear someone clearly during a call.
Lightweight. This design utilizes a neckband that rests around your collar which takes all the weight off the earbuds. While other designs have been feather light you can hardly tell you’re wearing headphones except for the neckband.
Not for Every Sport. Unfortunately the LG design does not make the HBS-700 compatible for most sports or training activities. There really isn’t anyway to “tie down” the neckband, which means if you’re going to try and run with these on they’re likely to bounce all around your shoulders.
However, we’ve found that these may be a great headphones for cyclists. The earbuds allow for a good fit while wearing glasses or a helmet, while the band rests gently on your neck. In addition if you were an avid walker these may be perfect as well.
When we first saw the LG Tone HBS-700 we thought they were definitely unique. But almost immediately we realized they weren’t going to be as functional as other Bluetooth sports headphones.
The main problem with using these to workout is there really isn’t a way to secure the neckband portion of the headphones. With that said they’re not going to be ideal for any activity that has a lot of motion. Though we still think that cyclists and walkers may find these to be a pretty great set of headphones. On top of that they can be used for more than working out, which is always a bonus.
Another thought we initially had was how to control the earbuds when they weren’t in use. Fortunately LG cleverly took advantage of magnetic pockets at the end of the neckband that allows the earbuds to fit snugly and securely into, which makes carrying these headphones around much easier.
Overall if you’re looking for the best pair of workout headphones these aren’t the ones, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that they are still a quality set of Bluetooth headphones that would be ideal for certain situations.
- Bluetooth range: 33 feet
- Music Time: up to 10 hours
- Talk Time: up to 10 hours
- Standby Time: 15 days
- Charging Time: approximately 2.5 hours
- Weight: 1.1 ounces
- In call features:
- Call waiting, call reject, voice activated dialing, auto reconnect
What’s in the Box
- LG Tone HBS-700 Wireless Bluetooth Headset
- AC adapter
- Multi-size ear gels
Where to Buy
This item has been out of stock lately, but we always find the best prices at Amazon. If you can find it in stock make sure you grab it!