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Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW Wireless In-Ear Headphones review

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Quick verdict: Audio-Technica's ATH-CK3TW wireless headphones deliver better sound than you'd expect at this price point.

The good

  • Balanced audio
  • Quick pairing with Bluetooth 5.0
  • Good battery life
  • Range of colour choices

The bad

  • Not the best
  • Touch controls are annoying
  • Battery case is weighty

Audio-Technica's latest set of wireless buds don't, on the surface, look all that much different from the wide range of more affordable Bluetooth wireless headphones saturating the market right now. We've seen plenty of affordable pairs with ordinary audio quality, and that's where the Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW headphones stand out.

You can certainly get better audio quality from a set of higher-priced buds, but for the asking price, the Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW headphones are a compelling prospect.


Design

Design

  • Range of colour choices
  • Simple bud design
  • Charging case is pocket sized but somewhat heavy
Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Performance

Performance

  • Easy pairing
  • Balanced sound profile
  • Touch buttons are a little fiddly
  • Surprisingly good audio call quality
Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Battery

Battery

  • Six hours of standalone charge
  • Up to 24 hours of listening time
Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Verdict

Verdict

  • Good value for money
Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW Wireless In-Ear Headphones
Should you buy it?

You don't have to look too far in the lower-cost Bluetooth bud market to be awash in choices, both from the big brands and brands you've never even heard of.

In this space, there's a whole lot of deeply average audio and battery life, and on those scores, the Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW headphones rather easily punch above their price bracket. There are undeniably better-sounding headphones at even higher price points that you may want to consider, but at their asking price, the Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW headphones represent great value overall.


Pricing and availability


Specs

Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW Wireless In-Ear Headphones
Finder score: 4

Build

Category
True Wireless
Colours
Black, white, blue, red
Driver Diameter
5.8mm
Frequency Response
20 – 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity
98dB
Impedance
16 ohms

Connectivity

Wired/Wireless
Wireless
Bluetooth
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5
Bluetooth Profiles
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

Features

Foldable
No
Water Resistant
No
Battery Life
Up to 24 hours
Battery Charging Time
2 hours
Battery Type
DC 3.7V lithium-ion battery

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