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LG FORCE Bluetooth® Wireless Headset

  • HBS-S80 Black & Gray

Key Features

  • IPx5 Rated Water and Sweat Resistant*
  • Full Around-The-Ear Contoured Design
  • Customizable Fit
  • Qualcomm® aptX™**

Design that Motivates

Engineered for endurance, the LG FORCE is an unstoppable companion for your active lifestyle. The LG FORCE has a stay-put design and is IPx5 rated water and sweat resistant, allowing it to deliver superior sound to power your toughest workouts. Connect via Bluetooth® to your phone to manage calls without interrupting your training. 

Fit for Fitness

The LG FORCE features an ergonomic design that conforms specifically to your unique ear shape, providing individualized comfort so you can focus on staying active. Ear gels can be swapped out for a customizable fit. Plus, the wraparound silicone earpiece and strap can be adjusted for improved stability. 

Technical Specifications
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 6.5 hours
Music Play Time Up to 6 hours
Standby Time Up to 16.6 days
Operating Range 33 ft.
Dimensions 1.50" (W) x 2.90" (H) x 1.20" (D) per ear
Weight 0.97 oz.
Sound Profile** Qualcomm® aptX™
Available Colors*** Black/Gray & Dark Gray/Blue
In the Box
Bluetooth Headset LG FORCE (HBS-S80)
Bonus Carry Pouch Yes
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.
** Qualcomm aptX compatibility required on source device
*** Some colors may not be available at all carriers and providers.

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice earphones for the gym Light and clear. Fits snugly. I like the headphones a lot
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Buy I like it. Great sound quality. Picks up background noise more easily than I prefer, but I'm overall happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and design I love the lg force headphones they work great and have good battery life.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stay Away Bought this today and will return tomorrow. Connection will not stay past 3ft. I tried putting my phone in my pocket and the Bluetooth connection started to get choppy. Do not recommended. I have the LG G Flex, I don't know if that has anything to do with the bad connection.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent I brought this and I love they wrap around my ears
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Range is 3, not 33 feet I purchased this headset 3 days ago and am disappointed with the recurrent disconnection at 2-6 foot range. I intend to use the device while working out with my new iPhone 7 and it keeps disconnecting.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesomme headset I just bought this headset and i finally found a fully adjustable comfortable earpiece that actually stay in your ear allowing me to hear all highs and lows of music. i've owned other high end headsets but nothing compares to the lg force. the buds remove easily for cleaning. the only thing i'm not liking is the auto answer feature. i prefer manually connecting my calls. maybe i need to adapt. i still give the lg force 5 stars.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stays on and sounds good This works very well as it stays in place. It sounds good although I mostly listen to podcasts when I run. It doesn't hurt my ears like a yurbud did after an hour or so.. it does go deep into the ear canal but it fits nicely and you don't have to screw in. You place it in your ear. And lastly the price is good.. if it doesn't last I won't feel like I paid a kings ransom for a pair of Bluetooth speakers. Haven't figured out how to get a call to go to your ear without stoping and hitting my phone. This may have something to do with this is android with LG and not so iOS friendly.
Date published: 2016-11-02
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Hi I recently bought a pair of LG force headphones. I have used them 3 times and they have a permanent red light on even when not charging? They will not turn on anymore? Is this normal? 

Asked by: AlexB87
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Bluetooth Headset. The description provided does not seem to be normal operation; especially since the device will no longer activate. Please contact our Wireless Customer Interactive Center at 800-793-8896 for assistance with this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-17

Can i use them in the shower? I bought a pair and it says water and sweat resistant. ?

Asked by: YdkFrankie7
We appreciate your interest in this Bluetooth Headset. According to the information on page one of the owner’s manual, the product is sweat and water resistant (IPx5). It is not waterproof and should not be submerged in water. As such, it is not recommended to attempt using this product in the shower.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-12

When charging LG - FORCE HBS-S80 Bluetooth Headset there a blue light does that light turn off when headset charge full?

Asked by: Jweld
We appreciate your interest in this Bluetooth Headset. While charging, the BLUE indicator light should denote a full charge on the device. It will remain active until the charging cable has been unplugged.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-19

Does it pair with the V20?

Asked by: Adamant
I just paired mine with my V20 and it worked quickly and easily. But, it appears you can't have your bluetooth headset connected at the same time as the Force.
Answered by: jccook1219
Date published: 2017-04-06

How do you set up the voice commands on the LG Force?  I need to be able to answer the phone hands free.

Asked by: Maggie1
We appreciate your interest in this Bluetooth Headset. While certain voice commands are available, such as Voice Dialing, RECEIVING A CALL is only available by pressing the Multi-Function Button (MFB). This information is listed on page 6 of the User’s Guide.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-21

I have LG 55LH575A TV will headset work with this TV.  Is it totally wireless and does not have to be plugged into the tv.   

Asked by: JanV
The LG 55LH575A does not support Bluetooth so it will not work with the LG FORCE Bluetooth® Wireless Headset, Model # HBS-S80-Dark Gray & Blue...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-03-08

Hello, I have the lg tone, I love the voice commands like make calls, send text, etc. The lg force have this? Thanks

Asked by: Diegobrazx
The LG FORCE Bluetooth® Wireless Headset, Model # HBS-S80 Black & Gray are not part of the Tone series Wireless Bluetooth Headsets, but they do support Multiple Connections, they will allow you to receive and make calls, voice dial, and switch calls, but they do not have the capability to send texts...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-03-04

Does anyone else have the problem where it's indicating that you have full charge and after a few minutes it starts skipping and beeping and turning down??? I love these headphones and paid some money for them and now I'm having problems with them.

Asked by: CeliTX
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Bluetooth Headset. If this device is not holding a proper charge, then it may require service. Please contact our Wireless Customer Interactive Center at 800-793-8896 to make proper service arrangements.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-02-21
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