The ATH-CKS5TW and ATH-CK3TW both feature a new Auto Power On/Off feature that automatically turns the headphones on and connects to a paired smartphone, portable digital audio player or other compatible device when theyre removed from their case. Both models will also turn off automatically when placed back in their case. Both headphones are charged via an included USB-C connection and the cases feature LED battery status indicators.
Both models are also compatible with aptX, SBC and AAC codecs, and deliver enhanced audio quality during phone calls thanks to Qualcomm cVc Clear Voice Capture that improves clarity during phone conversations. Both incorporate Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology for reliable long-range connectivity and multi-pairing capability. Touch sensors for controlling audio, calls and volume are located on each earbud, which are compatible with Siri and Google Assistant for quick hands-free voice command activation. The ATH-CKS5TW and ATH-CK3TW are also perfect for fitness-oriented wearers thanks to their drip-proof IPX2 water resistance rating.
The Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW (SRP: US$149.00) incorporates next-generation true wireless technologies and features a new eartip design incorporating a 10mm driver with a dual-layer diaphragm. The new diaphragm employs a specific combination of hard and soft materials to deliver clear, full-range audio with rich, accurate bass from any music source.
The exclusive new eartip style offers an improved, stable and more comfortable fit and provides superior noise isolation from ambient sounds. The new design also facilitates superior high-frequency performance. The ATH-CKS5TW delivers 15 hours of continuous playback when fully charged, and the included charging case provides an additional 30 hours, for a total of 45 hours of on-the-go playing time.
Handy buttons located on each earbud allow easy control of music, phone calls and volume without having to operate these functions from a smartphone. The ATH-CKS5TW is compatible with the Audio-Technica Connect mobile app, which allows users to check battery life, adjust settings, control playback and locate the earbuds if theyre misplaced. Available in black, blue and khaki, the ATH-CKS5TW comes with XS, S, M and L silicone eartips, a USB-C charging cable and interchangeable 3D ear loop supports that can be used to provide an even more secure fit.
The more affordable Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW model (SRP: US$99.00), allows a wider audience to Explore and Connect with a truly wireless audio experience. Its 5.8 mm drivers provide a powerful listening experience despite the headphones compact size, and smooth silicone eartips ensure a comfortable fit along with outstanding isolation from outside noise. The ATH-CK3TW is compatible with aptX and SBC codecs. The ATH-CK3TW offers up to six hours of battery life per charge, and the charging case provides an additional 24 hours. The ATH-CK3TW comes with XS, S, M and L sized eartips and will be available in black, white and blue.
Both new true wireless models feature Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus, a special low-latency function that ensures that users can stream audio with no disruption and a stable connection.
The Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW will be available in September 2019 and the ATH-CK3TW will be available in November 2019. The ATH-CKS5TW and ATH-CK3TW are on exhibit at IFA 2019 at the Berlin ExpoCenter City, Stand 215, Hall 1.2 (September 6-11).