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LG TONE Active™ Bluetooth® Wireless Headset

  • HBS-A80 Blue

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 Headset (HSP), Hands-Free (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP)
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-Blue)
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 815425021918

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Purchased 5 for Christmas I purchased 5 for Christmas, all are going back tomorrow. No noise cancelling, the called party can hear all kinds of background noises, static, the call keeps dropping off. Worst headset we have owned.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Won't stay on I've had this headset for about 4 months and about a week ago they just started randomly turning off and on. They will say power off, then power on and connected and will do that over Andy over until I shut them off. I turn them on again and it will happen maybe 10 mm in later or 5 min later but it happens again. Also, the phone features have never worked, I can't answer a call and and when I make a call no one can hear me. They are useless, going back to my wired apple headphones.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible for the person you're talking to I bought this to use while driving a company vehicle and working outside which sometimes is during poor weather conditions. I had a LG set prior to this one that was absolutely awesome but died due to rain and sweat which is why I chose LG and one designed for wet conditions. To my dismay the people I am talking to tell me over and over that they can't understand me, my phone sounds terrible, and call me back when you're not on that thing. I went back to the Verizon store to trade it in but was told my 14 days is up so there was nothing they can do. It really sux to spend this amount of money on something you can't use. I suggest looking for a different model or brand than this one.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad sound at the other end my friends complained they cannot hear me clearly. eventually, the on/off button will not work after charging the blue tooth....
Date published: 2017-11-10
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
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Can you extend the headset to make it longer...adjust

Asked by: Richardbrown
The headset can not be made and longer that it is. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-10

Can HBS-A80 be used with commands like "OK Google"?

Asked by: Kain7001
I am sorry, however, the headset is not voice activated so it will not work. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-14

Was doing some audio tests on these and couldn't hear it reproducing sound past 8kHz.  What are the speakers specs?

Asked by: AboutBlank
Unit Frequency Range : 20 ~ 20,000Hz; Output:10mW & Max Output: 20mW. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-14

Why can't I play music through my headset?

Asked by: _tx_peach_1981_
Please ensure you have Media/Audio option turned on under the Bluetooth settings of the phone. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-11-16

 Why are the headphones not coming on after I charge them

Asked by: Liz waters
Hello Liz, we will need some more information to help out. Drop us a line on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook @LGUSAMobile so we can get that info and see what is going on. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-11-07

I have an LG currently that when I attempt to voice dial it calls the last number dialed. Does this one upgrade that feature to true voice dial of my contacts etc?

Asked by: Shar9876
Briefly pressing the CALL button on the LG TONE Active® Bluetooth® Wireless Headset, Model # HBS-A80 activates "Voice Command", however, if the phone that you have does not support the Voice Dial function, this action activates the Last Number Redial...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-12-26

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
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