IFA 2019: Audio-Technica introduces true wireless headphone duo, the ATH-CKS5TW and ATH-CK3TW

Berlin, Germany – Audio-Technica’s new true wireless headphone duo, the ATH-CKS5TW and ATH-CK3TW are designed for all music fans looking for complete freedom from wires and true comfort when listening on-the-move. These new models combine Audio-Technica’s 57 years of audio engineering heritage with compact, lightweight designs, long-lasting battery life, the latest Bluetooth wireless technology and the company’s renowned audio quality – starting at a sub £100 price tag.

Designed for convenience and ease-of-use on-the-go, both models boast an Auto Power On/Off feature which automatically turns the headphones on and pairs them with your smartphone, or portable digital audio player, when they are removed from their charging case. The compact earbuds will also turn off automatically when placed back inside the case. The case includes LED battery status indicators and charging comes via USB Type-C™ (now the standard for smartphones).

Audio during calls has also been enhanced using Clear Voice Capture technology that delivers gentle ambient noise reduction for improved clarity during conversations. For those with active lifestyles, the ATH-CKS5TW and ATH-CK3TW’s drip-proof IPX2 water resistance rating means it protects the earbuds from contacting with some water splash.

Both models arrive with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology for a long range, reliable connection and multi-pairing capabilities.

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW (£149)

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Audio-Technica’s engineering expertise is highlighted in the mid-range CKS5TW, which boast 10mm drivers with dual-layer diaphragm and an exclusive eartip design. With its combination of hard and soft materials, the diaphragm delivers rich but accurate bass sounds and clear full-range audio, ensuring excellent quality whatever you choose to listen to.

The new exclusive eartip style offers an improved, stable and comfortable fit, alongside strong noise isolation to reduce the intrusion of surrounding ambient sounds. The design also offers superior high-frequency sound delivery to enhance the audio performance.

Additionally, this headphone’s strong battery life is a true triumph. A fully-charged pair delivers 15 hours of continuous playback, while the included charging case supplies a further 30 hours, resulting in a total of 45 hours of on-the-go functionality.

Handy buttons located on each earbud let you control music/calls/volume without touching your smartphone.  The Audio-Technica Connect mobile app allows users to check battery life, adjust settings, control playback, select preferred codecs and assists in the location of the earbuds if they become separated or lost.

The CKS5TW are compatible with Qualcomm® aptX™, SBC and AAC codecs for better quality wireless audio. Available in a classic black finish.

Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW (£99)

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The CK3TW allow a wider audience to connect and explore with a truly wireless audio experience. The 5.8mm drivers provide a powerful and precise audio performance despite the headphones’ compact size, while smooth silicone eartips ensure a natural fit with a strong measure of sound isolation.

For seamless use on-the-go, touch sensors for controlling audio, calls and volume are also located on each earbud. The ATH-CK3TW battery life runs to six hours per charge, with an additional 24 hours of battery power deliverable via the charging case.

A special low-latency function, Qualcomm TrueWireless™* Stereo Plus, ensures you can stream the latest releases with no audio disruption and a stable connection. Its efficient power management also ensure you don’t burn through your battery while enjoying entertainment on-the-go.

The headphones are compatible with Siri and Google Assistant for convenient and quick hands-free voice command activation.

The ATH-CK3TW is compatible with aptX and SBC codecs for better quality wireless audio and comes in four colour options: black, white, blue and red.

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Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW are priced at £149/€159 and are available September 2019

Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW are priced at £99/€99 and are available November 2019

*Qualcomm TrueWireless™ is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

*Requires a smartphone/device that is compatible with Qualcomm TrueWireless function.

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