I immediately noticed the small size of the buds ATH-CK3TW. These things are pretty tiny, which means that the included charging case is also pretty compact. Even with its smaller size, Audio-Technica did not leave the onboard controls. There are touch options on each side that allow you to control the volume, skip songs, and answer calls. This model also gives you free access to Google Assistant and Siri if you need to call them. The ATH-CK3TW uses Qualcomm's True Low Stereo True Wireless Stereo Plus to improve the stability of this important Bluetooth connection.
I was also able to briefly test another new Audio-Technica model, The ATH-CKS5TW. At $ 149, this is another solid option Oops with a budget with a sound quality that is better than much more expensive true wireless headsets, the company has the ability to fine-tune a headset that gives low, medium and high values their attention, and Audio-Technica headsets always they had great clarity on me. All this is true of the ATH-CKS5TW.
I noticed halfway through my demonstration that the device to which I was connected was playing FLAC files, so I was not yet ready to give a specific impression. This lossless file format is not what many people will listen to on a daily basis, so I will wait for the review department before any lasting judgment. However, I will say that the ATH-CKS5TW made a good first impression. Audio-Technica says they will support aptX, SBC and AAC "for the best possible quality of wireless audio." So if higher resolution and lossless is your thing, the ATH-CKS5TW should be able to handle them.
Battery life is also very good for 15 hours. And with the charging case you will get 30 more hours before you have to look for a plug. The ATH-CKS5TW has physical buttons for controlling music, adjusting volume, and receiving calls. The company also built the Audio-Technica Connect mobile app, which will help you adjust the settings and, perhaps more importantly, discover a lost handset. The ATH-CKS5TW will go on sale this month, so if you can't wait for the $ 99 model, at least you'll have an option from the same company.