Both truly wireless models will also turn off automatically when placed back in their case, are charged via an included USB-C connection, and the cases feature LED battery status indicators.
Based on the latest Qualcomm platform for true wireless earbuds, the two new Audio-Technica designs deliver enhanced audio quality during phone calls thanks to Qualcomm cVc Clear Voice Capture that improves clarity during phone conversations. Both incorporate Bluetooth 5 wireless technology for reliable long-range connectivity and multi-pairing capability. The ATH-CKS5TW (SRP: US$169.00) and ATH-CK3TW (SRP: US$119.00) are also perfect for fitness-oriented wearers thanks to their drip-proof IPX2 water resistance rating.
The ATH-CKS5TW incorporates next-generation true wireless technologies and features a new eartip design incorporating a 10mm driver with a dual-layer diaphragm. The 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 eartip style offers an improved, stable and comfortable fit and provides superior noise isolation from ambient sounds. This design also facilitates superior high-frequency performance. Both models are compatible with aptX, SBC and AAC codecs. The ATH-CKS5TW delivers 15 hours of continuous playback when fully charged, and the included charging case provides an additional 30 hours – 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 they’re 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 ATH-CK3TW 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.
Touch sensors for controlling audio, calls and volume are located on each earbud. The headphones are compatible with Siri and Google Assistant for convenient and quick hands-free voice command activation. 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 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 ATH-CKS5TW and ATH-CK3TW are available now and will be on exhibit at CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1, Booth 20648 (January 7 – 10, 2020).