LG G5 Hi-Fi Plus audio module skips over the U.S. market

FCC certification or some other technicality could be the culprit, as LG wouldn't rule out bringing it to our shores in the future.

Bad news if you were looking forward to some killer audio with your new LG G5. It looks like the B&O Hi-Fi Plus module won’t be on sale in the U.S. anytime soon.

As first spotted by Android Authority, the item has been removed from the U.S. page for LG Friends, which lists all the modules that can pair up with the new G5. Yet on the UK site, the module is there and ready for purchase.

hi fi plus audio LG UK

LG’s Hi-Fi Plus G5 module isn’t for sale right now in the U.S.

LG offered a brief statement, declaring that, “At this time, we don’t have an availability date set for the Hi-Fi DAC, and so don’t have timing to share. As soon as we have an update, we will follow up.”

This indicates there could be an issue with FCC certification or something else that is preventing a U.S. sale, and that it could return in the future. If that happens, we’ll update you here.

The impact on you: This is definitely a bummer if you were looking to trick out your G5 with some some high-quality audio. While you could order an international module, it would require the right software for the module and phone to talk to one another. And if FCC certification or another issue is the holdup, you still might be out of luck.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags lg

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Derek Walter

Unknown Publication
Show Comments





Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?