IFA 2018: Audio-Technica’s True Wireless headphones deliver total freedom from wires and high-fidelity music-on-the-move

Audio-Technica’s True Wireless headphone models, the ATH-CKR7TW and ATH-SPORT7TW are designed for those seeking complete freedom from wires when listening on-the-go or pursuing an active lifestyle. Combining the company’s renowned audio quality with an ergonomic and ultra-comfortable design, this True Wireless duo allow you to focus on the music and the day ahead without any distractions or constraints.

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Carefully constructed using the highest quality materials, this premium True Wireless model delivers a high-fidelity performance without a wire in sight. Its sleek design allows for a discreet but secure and snug in-ear fit with an interchangeable 3D loop support adding extra support. The headphones arrive in classic black or gray finishes.

Drawing on 56 years’ of audio-engineering expertise, for decades Audio-Technica have been designing headphone drivers from the ground-up. The ATH-CKR7TW’s specially tuned 11mm drivers boast precise construction with a diamond-like carbon coated diaphragm, pure iron yoke and brass stabilizer that contribute to the accurate reproduction, ensuring more precise audio.

To maximise driver performance the acoustic and electronic compartments are isolated to minimise the airflow that can adversely affect the audio. The result is a clear, accurate, high resolution fidelity. Elsewhere, the audio-grade digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) and amplifier components are carefully designed to ensure the signal stream can deliver high-quality audio reproduction.

The ATH-CKR7TW serves up to six hours of music on a single charge, with the compact charging and protective carry case providing nine additional hours of juice if you’re out and about without access to power. You can also check the battery level of the headphones or the charging case via useful battery level indication LEDs. Music and calls can be easily managed on your smartphone via the Audio-Technica Connect app for iOS and Android.

These high-fidelity headphones support the latest low-energy Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology. Other codecs supported for the wireless streaming of audio include aptX, AAC, and SBC.

Audio-Technica ATH-SPORT7TW

 

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This sports True Wireless model allows you to focus on your fitness regime while delivering the soundtrack to fuel your work out. Compact and discreet, its snug in-ear fit is aided by ergonomically-designed Freebit® earfins for maximum stability and comfort during intense sessions. Like its ATH-CKR7TW stable mate, it arrives in a choice of stylish black and gray finishes.

Certified with an IPX5 rating, this sweat and weather resistant in-ear headphone can even be rinsed under a tap after vigorous workouts. When the ATH-SPORT7TW accompanies you on your daily run outdoors or a trip to the gym, a switchable ambient noise hear-through function improves awareness and safety. Tap and hold for seconds on the left housing to enable you to hear the sounds and world around you.

Touch controls enable easy and quick management of calls and music during exercise, while these functions can also be amended from your smartphone using the Audio-Technica Connect app for iOS and Android.

The ATH-SPORT7TW provides 3.5 hours of music on a single charge – more than enough for your fitness session, while the compact charging carry case boasts a further 14 hours of charge if you need to re-juice while on-the-go. If the battery is low just before a workout, a handy quick charge function will give you 45 minutes of music from a 10-minute charge.

The ATH-SPORT7TW provides powerful audio to match the workout intensity, with specially developed and designed 5.8mm dynamic drivers delivering the sonics. Elsewhere the headphones support the latest Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology plus AAC and SBC audio streaming codecs.

Along with a USB charging cable, silicon ear-tips (XS/S/M/L), Freebit® earfins (XS/S/M/L), a medium-sized sweat proof, soft memory foam Comply sport ear tip is also supplied.

The Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW will be available in Autumn, priced at £229 (inc. VAT)/€249

The Audio-Technica ATH-SPORT7TW will be available in Autumn, priced at £179 (inc. VAT)/€199

To see and hear these new products please visit Audio-Technica at IFA 2018: Messe Berlin, Hall 1.2, Booth #215.

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