ATH CK3TW Review

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Quick Points

  • Fit: In Ear
  • Enclosure: Closed Back
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Best For: iOS & Android
  • Noise Canceling: No
  • Microphone: Yes

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What Comes Inside The Box

  • Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW
  • Charging Cable
  • 4 X Silicone Ear Tips
  • Charging Case
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Our Score

  • 8.9

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW is a pair of truly wireless headphones that offer a well-rounded sound profile with deep and powerful bass, balanced midrange and crisp trebles, ideal for pop, hip-hop and dance numbers
  • They are equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and, together with cVc (Clear Voice Capture), TrueWireless Stereo Plus, SBC and aptX audio codec support, offer seamless connectivity and better audio quality
  • Audio Technica CK3TW are IPX2 certified, to handle sweat and splashes, better than normal earphones in extreme weather conditions
  • There are four different sizes of ear tips included in the package, which help to find the right and comfortable fit
  • They have longer stems than other truly wireless headphones that go much deeper into the ear canal and provide impressive passive noise isolation that blocks most external sounds
  • The built-in proximity sensor pauses music when you remove the earbuds and returns to playback when you put them back in your ears
  • Onboard microphone and touch sensitive controls to answer calls, play / pause music, skip tracks, adjust volume levels and connect with the phone's voice assistant
  • These headphones offer high-level call quality, the sound heard through the integrated omnidirectional microphone sounds great even in moderately noisy environments
  • They have a decent battery life of up to 6 hours on a single charge and an impressive 24 hours of extra power with the charging case
  • ATH CK3TW automatically enter pairing mode when no device is connected, this is a small but very convenient function as you do not have to manually put them into pairing mode
  • They are available in 3 professional-looking color options that suit individual tastes and styles: Black, Blue, and White

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • Their bass and treble are good, as long as you get a good fit, it is very important otherwise they sound thinner than they should
  • They have a noticeable latency when watching HD movies and playing games while connected to iOS devices (iPhone, iPod and iPad) due to the lack of support for AAC Bluetooth codec
  • Voice prompts when you play/pause or increase/decrease the volume are quite high and can irritate some users
  • There is no way to turn these headphones on manually, turn them on again, first you need to put them back in their case and then pull them out
  • The right earpiece can be used alone for mono audio and calls, but not the left one and even if you use right bud alone, it beeps periodically as if it is trying to pair with other bud or something
  • Long stems may not fit properly in the ears of some users which results in poor sound isolation, it is important for those who have less deep ear canals and are frequent travelers
  • If you move the buds even the slightest, "Auto Pause" triggers a pause and it did happen to us occasionally, which is pretty irritating
  • The official app is fairly basic and lacks most of the key features like EQ adjustments or creating music profiles like other high-end competitor headphones
  • There are no LED battery indicators on the charging case to show how much juice is left (though the case holds an impressive 24 hours of extra battery life)

Highlights

  • Truly wireless listening experience that frees you from the hassle of wires
  • Bluetooth 5.0 technology for reliable connectivity
  • 5.8 mm drivers provide powerful and detailed audio from ultra-compact design
  • IPX2 water-resistant design protects headphones from dripping water, such as rain and sweat
  • The compact housings are designed to fit comfortably into ears of all sizes
  • Touch control in each earbud for easy management of music, calls, and volume
  • Includes silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L) for secure and stable fit
  • 6 hours of continuous use on a full charge and additional 24 hours with portable charging case
  • Qualcomm’s cVc (Clear Voice Capture), TrueWireless Stereo Plus, and aptX audio codec for clear calls and listening

The Specs That Matter

Dimensions

  • Headphone Fit : In Ear
  • Enclosure : Closed Back
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 9.4 g (0.34 oz)
  • Foldable Design : No

Connectivity

  • Connectivity : Bluetooth
  • Connect Multiple Devices : No
  • On Device Controls : Call, Pair, Volume, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, Voice Assistant
  • In Line Mic & Controls : No
  • Voice Assistant : Google Assistant + Siri
  • Companion App : Audio-Technica Connect App

Audio

  • Noise Cancelation Type : No
  • Sound Isolation : Yes
  • Echo Reduction : No
  • Sound Mode : Stereo

Features

  • Water/Sweat Resistant : Yes
  • Waterproof : No
  • Heart Rate Monitor : No
  • Step Tracking : No

Battery

  • Battery Life : Up To 6 Hours (Up To 30 Hours With Charging Case)
  • Auto Pause & Play : Yes
  • Auto Shut-Off : Yes
  • Quick Charge : No

Technical Data

  • Driver Size : 5.8 mm
  • Driver Unit : Dynamic
  • Magnet : Neodymium
  • Impedance (OHM) : 16 Ohm
  • Frequency Response : 20 Hz - 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (dB/mW) : 98 dB/mW
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Supported Codecs : aptXTM Audio, SBC

Wireless

  • Bluetooth Version : 5.0
  • Bluetooth Profiles : A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
  • Radio Frequency : 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Range : Up To 10 m (33 ft)
  • NFC : No

Noise Canceling

  • Noise Canceling Adjustment : No
  • Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch : No
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing : No
  • Ambient Sound Mode : No

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : N/A

Microphone

  • Microphone Feature : On-board MEMS, Omni Directional Microphone
  • Microphone Frequency Response : 100 Hz - 10000 Hz

Power

  • Battery : Rechargeable Lithium Polymer
  • Charge Time : 4.5 Hours
  • Charging Cable : Type-C Cable
  • Battery Indicator : Yes
  • Operating & Storage Temperature : 41°F - 104°F

iOS

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Android

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Windows

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Xbox

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Playstation

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

User Manuals


Service & Support Info

  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Helpline : 1 (330) 686-2600
  • Contact : Click Here


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