IFA 2017: Audio-Technica expands CKR in-ear headphone series with three wireless models

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IFA Show, Berlin, Germany, August 30th 2017, Following on from the recently renewed CKR in-ear wired headphone range, Audio-Technica is introducing three wireless Bluetooth® models to the line-up – the ATH-CKR75BT, ATH-CKR55BT and ATH-CKR35BT. Retaining the CKR series’ signature natural sound, this trio covers all sonic bases and budgets from entry-level, mid-range and premium, so all music-fans can experience high quality audio on the go without the clutter of wires.

Heading the new Bluetooth® in-ear series is the premium ATH-CKR75BT. Boasting 11.8mm drivers for crystal clear and precise audio reproduction, the sound is further enhanced by the headphone’s machined aluminium housing. Robust but lightweight this material helps reduce internal vibrations that can negatively effect the audio performance.  This flagship model comes in an eye-catching gun metal finish.

At the mid-range level, the ATH-CKR55BT’s lightweight in-ear profile enables strong noise isolation – ideal when listening in loud environments. Elsewhere its 10.7mm drivers sport brass stabilisers that minimise unwanted internal resonance that can taint the sound, providing clean and accurate audio.

Arriving in a choice of black or silver finishes, the stylish entry-level ATH-CKR35BT is the range’s lightest wireless design with its 9.8mm drivers delivering clear mid and high frequencies for a dynamic audio performance.

Pictured: ATH-CKR55BT (left) and ATH-CKR35BT (right)

The headphone trio feature Bluetooth® version 4.1 with the ATH-CKR75BT and ATH-CKR55BT supporting aptX and AAC codecs (the ATH-CKR35BT is AAC only) for a stable, clear and top quality wireless transmission. 

All models boast a seven hour battery life, ample for the daily commute, international flights and beyond, with charging via USB. An in-line mic smartphone remote allows easy control of music and calls when on-the-move, while a cable clip can be attached to clothes for a secure, discreet fit. The new line-up also comes with a carry pouch for easy and safe storage, keeping the headphones in top condition when in transit. 

The Audio-Technica ATH-CKR75BT will be available in October 2017, priced £149 (inc. VAT)/€159

The Audio-Technica ATH-CKR55BT will be available in October 2017, priced £89 (inc. VAT)/€99

The Audio-Technica ATH-CKR35BT will be available in October 2017, priced £55 (inc. VAT)/€59

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