1. AQPerry's Avatar
    Just got around to actually trying out my Tone Platinum's with the V20 and all I can say is wowwwwww! I know it doesn't have the Dec support being wireless but it's a huge, and I mean really huge improvement over using them with my former Galaxy S6E+ or my recalled Galaxy Note 7's,if you like to rock wireless wireless ear buds and have the V20 this is a must have combination, I finally feel that they were well worth the upgrade over my old LG TONE Infinum HBS-900 and old faithful LG Tone HBS-730's!
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    10-31-2016 06:31 PM
  2. athenatp's Avatar
    Just got around to actually trying out my Tone Platinum's with the V20 and all I can say is wowwwwww! I know it doesn't have the Dec support being wireless but it's a huge, and I mean really huge improvement over using them with my former Galaxy S6E+ or my recalled Galaxy Note 7's,if you like to rock wireless wireless ear buds and have the V20 this is a must have combination, I finally feel that they were well worth the upgrade over my old LG TONE Infinum HBS-900 and old faithful LG Tone HBS-730's!
    What??? Something is wrong with my ears then.....lmao. They sound like crapola to me with the LG V20 a little bit clearer than the N7 but still like crapola.... I will say this LG's headphones are die hard long lasting. I mean I have had every single wireless ear buds, Beats, Bose, Apple, Samsung earbuds but LG's don't die on u and battery is amazing. I use them as my headphones for work. So they go through the wringer with me. But for music they sound bad....
    10-31-2016 06:40 PM
  3. Kansatsusha's Avatar
    My LG HBS750 might be interested in that =D
    10-31-2016 06:52 PM
  4. Brent Michael's Avatar
    What??? Something is wrong with my ears then.....lmao. They sound like crapola to me with the LG V20 a little bit clearer than the N7 but still like crapola.... I will say this LG's headphones are die hard long lasting. I mean I have had every single wireless ear buds, Beats, Bose, Apple, Samsung earbuds but LG's don't die on u and battery is amazing. I use them as my headphones for work. So they go through the wringer with me. But for music they sound bad....
    Are you sure you're using the tone platinums? The tone standards use what I'm guessing are lg speakers in the earpiece but the platinums have a Harmon kardon setup. Could be why. But again, I'm not sure what exact model you have
    11-01-2016 03:12 AM
  5. talon1189's Avatar
    Are you sure you're using the tone platinums? The tone standards use what I'm guessing are lg speakers in the earpiece but the platinums have a Harmon kardon setup. Could be why. But again, I'm not sure what exact model you have
    Harmon Kardons are over rated. Just because these earphones are a name brand does not make these ear phones any better than the rest
    11-01-2016 03:46 AM
  6. AQPerry's Avatar
    From the LG Tone Platinum's webpage:

    "Paired with the LG G5, and enabled with the revolutionary Qualcomm® apt-X™ HD codec, you can bask in the sheer superiority of a 24 bit audiophile experience in total wireless comfort."

    That's what makes this combo sound so good together, although it's not been mentioned much but the V20 supports the aptx HD codec just like the G5 and I think it's pretty exclusive to them for their phones and the infinum/platinum Bluetooth headphones so that it only kicks in with the LG to LG combination.
    11-01-2016 06:50 AM
  7. AQPerry's Avatar
    https://www.qualcomm.com/news/onq/20...tooth-adoption

    Yep, it's that aptx HD sauce between the two that makes the Platinum's and V20 sound pretty damn phenomenal together, it's just not really mentioned nor being as bumped up over the quad DAC but this outstanding if you don't like wires but want great sound 🔊
    11-01-2016 07:03 AM
  8. naturecannon's Avatar
    My Samsung level u pros have aptX and that is were the WOW comes in play with the V20 over the standard BT.

    I wore a pair of tones at work and the range was horrible (model down from the platinum). I couldn't set my phone down in a safe spot and get 5 feet away before BT crackled and broke up. I returned them and purchased the Level U's. Range is excellent. Level U were fair sounding with the note 7, then I tried with the V20 and they sound GREAT.
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    11-01-2016 07:16 AM
  9. athenatp's Avatar
    Are you sure you're using the tone platinums? The tone standards use what I'm guessing are lg speakers in the earpiece but the platinums have a Harmon kardon setup. Could be why. But again, I'm not sure what exact model you have
    I have the Tone Platinum HBS-1100, I hope those are the ones we are both talking about. I don't know maybe mine are defect....I have to push them all the way in to somewhat hear a little bit of bass. The Beats I have are way more superior in sound but I am already on a replaced pair under a year, they don't hold up well. Same with the Bose I had as well.
    11-01-2016 07:29 AM
  10. AQPerry's Avatar
    I have the Tone Platinum HBS-1100, I hope those are the ones we are both talking about. I don't know maybe mine are defect....I have to push them all the way in to somewhat hear a little bit of bass. The Beats I have are way more superior in sound but I am already on a replaced pair under a year, they don't hold up well. Same with the Bose I had as well.
    Right the HBS-1100 are the Platinum's, Aptx HD is an newer advanced codec over the standard aptx, they are two totally different codecs, I have both the Infinums and the Platinum's and when I turn on my Platinum headphones I get the aptx HD popup on my V20 the Infinums don't. You should get the aptx HD popup on your screen when you pair like in thepicture below, try using Google Play Music at high quality streaming or any high quality bit rate MP3's and see if you notice a difference in sound quality that's where I've noticed the difference.

    Here's another quick article about the Aptx HD Codec and it's features:

    http://www.whathifi.com/advice/aptx-...can-you-get-it


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    11-01-2016 08:27 AM
  11. vi001101106's Avatar
    Make sure your fitting is correct. Otherwise, no matter what you do, they won't sound properly.

    You should try foam tips instead of the gel ones that come with them. I have the "Comply T-400 Series Foam Tips" that I found on Amazon (cannot link yet) and they make even the cheapest earbuds sound better by providing a better fit.
    11-01-2016 12:37 PM
  12. athenatp's Avatar
    Right the HBS-1100 are the Platinum's, Aptx HD is an newer advanced codec over the standard aptx, they are two totally different codecs, I have both the Infinums and the Platinum's and when I turn on my Platinum headphones I get the aptx HD popup on my V20 the Infinums don't. You should get the aptx HD popup on your screen when you pair like in thepicture below, try using Google Play Music at high quality streaming or any high quality bit rate MP3's and see if you notice a difference in sound quality that's where I've noticed the difference.

    Here's another quick article about the Aptx HD Codec and it's features:

    http://www.whathifi.com/advice/aptx-...can-you-get-it


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    Yes the Aptx does pop up on my phone when I use them...I'm gonna try new fits with them....I tried them on with Spotify (free version).
    11-01-2016 01:35 PM
  13. AQPerry's Avatar
    Yes the Aptx does pop up on my phone when I use them...I'm gonna try new fits with them....I tried them on with Spotify (free version).
    Hopefully that works for you, it's such an underrated feature, guess that's cause there's only one headset that works with it right now whereas the quad DAC will work with any HD wired headphones.
    11-02-2016 02:01 AM
  14. athenatp's Avatar
    I am still on the fence with the LGV20, I like it but the LCD screen and the camera are still killing me. But the sound on the V20 is to die for. I mean it beats hands down the sound on any phone I ever had (entire Note line)....I tried it with the puny little Samsung in ear phones plugged in and it was like wow. Tried it with the N7...nope, beat was washed up. So I am gonna forget about wireless when listening to music with the LG for now....or maybe getter better headphones like the Bose QC35.
    11-03-2016 08:43 AM
  15. GrooveRite's Avatar
    This is my baby and I LOVE their sound!! Sony MDR-1ABT. Best $300 bucks I ever spent, lol....trust me when I tell you guys I never would of thought about spending this much money on headphones but auditioning them was key! Momentum 2's (wired version) were a very close second!

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    11-03-2016 08:58 AM
  16. albie1937's Avatar
    I tried the newer LG Tone infinims with other Android phones including the iPhone 7 plus and the sound was terrible. Sounds great with the V20. Even better with the Audio Technicas M50s. Bangin!
    11-29-2016 11:15 PM
  17. chazglenn3's Avatar
    This is my baby and I LOVE their sound!! Sony MDR-1ABT. Best $300 bucks I ever spent, lol....trust me when I tell you guys I never would of thought about spending this much money on headphones but auditioning them was key! Momentum 2's (wired version) were a very close second!

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    I have the Sony MDRZX770DC Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones and they are also awesome! And they are high impedance when used unpowered.
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    11-30-2016 11:58 AM
  18. TNCattleDog's Avatar
    Would much rather have seen LG offer these as an option to the B&O H3's. Given the choice, I would have likely chosen the Tone Platinum's.

    David
    12-01-2016 07:22 AM

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