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LG TONE Active® Bluetooth® Wireless Headset

  • HBS-A80 Black

Key Features

  • IPx5 Rated Water & Sweat Resistant*
  • Dual MEMS Microphones
  • Retractable Earbuds & Contoured Design
  • Advanced Quad-Layer Speaker Technology

LG TONE Active® 

The sweat-defying, ergonomic LG TONE Active® is specially engineered to handle your fiercest workouts. Let your music energize you with Advanced Quad-Layer Speaker Technology™ and enjoy ultra-clear voice calls with dual MEMS microphones.

Engineered For Stability, Built For Endurance

The TONE Active® carries on the TONE legacy with exceptional audio quality and design. Extend the retractable earbuds for a personalized fit then retract them for easy, tangle-free storage.

Water & Sweat Resistant* Yes (IPx5 Rated)
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Supported Bluetooth Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP), Hands-Free (HFP), Headset (HSP)
Talk Time** Up to 12 hours
Music Play Time** Up to 9.5 hours
Standby Time Up to 17.9 days
Charging Time Less than 2 hours
Operating Range 33 ft.
Dimensions 5.60" (W) x 5.80" (H) x 0.60" (D)
Weight 1.8 oz.
Call & Play/Pause Buttons Inline on sides of headset
Sound Profile**** Qualcomm® aptX™ Support
Available Colors*** Black & Blue
In the Box
Bluetooth Headset LG TONE Active Bluetooth Stereo Headset (HBS-A80-Black)
USB Charging Micro USB Charging Cable (AC Adapter Head Not Included)
Ear Gels Extra Ear Gels (Small and Large)
Product Documents Includes: User Manual, Quick Start Guide, & Warranty Card
* Water projected by a nozzle (0.25") against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects. Test duration: at least 3 minutes. Water volume: 3.3 gallons per minute. Pressure: 30 kPa at a distance of 9.84 feet.
** Certain features may use more power and cause actual time to vary.
*** Some colors may not be available at all carriers and providers.
**** Qualcomm aptX compatibility required on source device.
UPC 815425021901

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from They are a great design with one flaw Have had my pair for a year. Fantastic design, great feel, pretty good sound for how durable these are. But fix the microphone issue that seems to be the issue throughout every model. Less than a month in and no one can hear me on the phone.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth it! when appropriately working I bought this headset and it worked perfectly. A couple of weeks later it has given me a bit of a problem; where the bluetooth doesn't connect with my phone or computer at all, even if it's right in front of me. I've turned off and on both the set and the item I'm using. Sometimes it takes it a day or two before I can reconnect it. Sometimes I get the the message where the headset is not discoverable and since there's no button to make is discoverable or reset it (at least not one I could find) I'm left with an fashion accessory instead of a useable device. Other times if I answer a call through the button on my phone it automatically disconnects the bluetooth and I have to talk through my phone instead of the headset. When it does connect appropriately, it works great! the sound and quality is good. I don't have to put the volume up all the way. halfway is just fine. I forget that I'm even wearing it at times. Its manageable and flexible. I am glad I made this purchase even if there are a few inconveniences here and there.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from issues out of the box Right out of the box, the play/pause button did not work on any of my devices nor did it trigger the EQ function, indicating that it was defective. The second one I got as a replacement began to cut out on the right earbud a mere week after purchase. Additionally, the built in mic is in a terrible position and nobody can hear me speaking. I am constantly surprised at how fragile and unreliable Bluetooth earbuds are -- no matter the manufacturer. I am beyond tired of having a pair last no more than 3 months or being defective immediately from purchase. It makes me wonder if a bunch of children are collectively in charge of R&D and quality control.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG Headset I am very impressed with this headset. Never miss an incoming call. Very light, where sometimes I don't even realize it's on me.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound!! I love the LG Tone Active II - I needed something to use when I work out. I wanted good sound and I wanted to have something that would not fall out of my ear while working out. The sound is GREAT and the ear buds stay put. Also, it goes for many days without a charge. In fairness, I only use it for 1-2.5 hours per day. But I have been charging it about once a week.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from LG Blue tooth stereo headset I purchased this bluetooth May 2016. I'm on my third one. Each time they were replaced free. BUT, The speakers don't last. They fade out a little at a time until they eventually die out. When they work, they are great. But they don't last. TERRIBLE!!!!!
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bluetooth headset It is wonderful. Love the freedom of moving around and not being tied to the phone. Best investment I've made.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from SO disappointed! Every time I get another set of LG earbuds the quality is lessened every time. I started with a 700 series 4 years ago and loved them. I have had 3 other sets since and nothing compares. The ACTIVE has been the worst. It constantly disconnects with my phone sitting in front of me. And the newest thing (I have only had them for a month) is while on a phone call conversation it goes silent on both ends, they can't hear me and I can't hear them. The design is a lot different than what I am used to. Neckband is much smaller, which isn't a huge deal, but I could not see my husbands neck fitting in this style. Also the microphone is on the side of the band past the ear. It muffles the should and sometimes is not clear enough from being too far away.
Date published: 2017-04-03
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Can I connected two phones to the active via Bluetooth?

Asked by: Plumbrob
The LG TONE Active® Bluetooth® Wireless Headset, Model # HBS-A80 can be connected to two devices simultaneously. One of the phones will be established as the "Main Connected Device" and the other as the "Sub Connected Device". If simultaneously connected to two devices, the most recently connected device will be the "Main Connected Device" and the main functions will work based on that device...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-12

how do i enable this bluetooth to speak when someone is calling, and for me to speak when i need to make a call?

Asked by: sreid100
We appreciate your interest in this Bluetooth Headset. The TONE & TALK app does not appear to have the capability of reading back the Caller ID information. As such, unless the requested use is a feature of the phone itself, then this will not be an available option.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-09-11

My headset got a little wet and last night it kept vibrating today its not working at all  

Asked by: Jackieh
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Bluetooth Headset. The vibration operations should only occur if the device receives a call or gets out of range from the phone itself. If this is not the case, then the headset may require service. Please contact our Wireless Customer Interactive Center at 800-793-8896.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-23

I have the HBS-A80 and one of the trim parts fell off the front near where the ear bud sits. How do I get a replacement?

Asked by: Brent34
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Bluetooth Headset. Please contact our Wireless Customer Interactive Center at 800-793-8896 to make proper service arrangements.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-10

What can I do if the power button doesn't seem to be turning on and off?

Asked by: Jason420
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Bluetooth Headset. It is recommended to charge the headset fully. If the problem continues, even with a full charge, then the unit will likely require service. Please contact our Wireless Customer Interactive Center at 800-793-8896.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-26

Are these headphones OSHA or ANSI approved and what is the exact Soud decibels these are rated for?

Asked by: Bcrawford7
Yes they do comply with OSHA and ANSI.
Answered by: LG12212
Date published: 2017-07-13

I charged my headset over night a blue light stayed on ... does this light change when it's fully charged?

Asked by: Demian
We appreciate your interest in this Bluetooth Headset. The SOLID BLUE light indicates that the charging process is complete. This device is designed to have a full charge in less than 2 hours.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-22

Do they vibrate when receiving calls? 

Asked by: sebby1111
The LG TONE Active™ Wireless Headset, Model # HBS-A80 will vibrate to alert you on incoming calls and when it is out of communication range if the vibration alert is turned on...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-06-21
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