A pair of true wireless earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) from a manufacturer well known for quality audio products, the Audio-Technica CKS50TW offers up to 20 hours of playback. While the battery life is impressive, there is more to the design than meets the eye.
How do the Audio-Technica ATH-CKS50TW earbuds shape up?
Weighing just 8g apiece, these earbuds are equipped with 9mm HD TWS drivers, which combined with their shape promise extended low-end. In addition, the CKS50TW supports Sony’s 360 Reality Audio format giving you access to tracks designed for immersive listening. The feed-forward active noise cancellation means the built-in mic system isolates the audio playback from any environmental noise. There’s also a “hear-through” function that reduces the volume and makes it possible to pay more attention to your surroundings. If you’re using these earbuds for video, streaming, or gaming, the low-latency function comes in handy too, as this will make audio sync issues less likely during playback.
Additional features include an IPX4 splash rating, however, this will not save them should they unintentionally fall in the lake while you are rowing. Multi-point technology allows you to pair the CKS50TW with multiple devices simultaneously via Bluetooth 5.2. The Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio codec provides stable, high-quality audio streaming which is especially useful for uncompressed audio playback. In addition to this, there is a sidetone function that allows you to monitor your own voice during a call.
The Audio-Technica CKS50TW is currently available through their website for £149.99 / €169, and should be in stock at most stores soon. In a market that has become flooded with wireless earbud options this past year, this looks like a product that should live up to the Audio-Technica name. A good all-round combination of design, features, and price makes the CKS50TW worth checking out.
More about the ATH-CKS50TW and Audio-Technica:
- Audio-Technica official page
- Everything Audio-Technica
- Audio-Technica on Thomann
- Audio-Technica AT-2040