LG Partners with Harman Kardon for Premium Bluetooth Headsets, TONE


LG has for a while now focused a lot on audio on its premium mobile devices. From releasing devices capable of streaming high-resolution audio to even specialized audio equipment like Bluetooth headsets. Those headsets, released under the TONE lineup, are bound to get an update at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, next week.

LG has announced that it will be releasing a new set of its TONE headsets, the TONE Platinum.

The Korean electronics company has partnered with renowned premium audio equipment maker Harman Kardon for the release.

Harman Kardon is no stranger to the mobile world having previously partnered with the likes of HTC to release a specialized version of its flagship One M8 smartphone.

Targeted at both the hardcore audiophile and the casual music listener, the aluminium-finished TONE Platinum headsets will stream “CD-like quality” over Bluetooth while still allowing users to receive calls thanks to its dual microphones with noise cancelation.

LG’s newest premium Bluetooth headsets will become available in March in the US while other markets like Asia, Europe and Latin America will get them subsequently.

Unlike the Gear Circle Bluetooth headsets from rival Samsung Electronics that are only compatible with high-end Samsung smartphones, LG’s TONE Platinum headsets will work with just about any Android smartphone running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or more recent versions.