Audio-Technica announces its first truly wireless earphones, the ATH-ANC300TW.
The ATH-ANC300TW feature Active Noise Cancellation.
They go up against Apple AirPods Pro, Sony WF-1000MX3, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earphones and others
Truly wireless earphones offer another level of freedom from wires and have been around for quite some time now. Apple basically pushed the category further with the AirPods but there are many other companies like Sennheiser, Bose, Samsung, among others, who offer competing truly wireless earphones. Audio-Technica is known for manufacturing great audio products but it didn’t have a truly wireless earphone in its arsenal, till now. The company announced its ATH-ANC300TW truly wireless earbuds at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020), which will go up against the likes of Apple AirPods Pro, Sony WF-1000MX3, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earphones, and others.
ATH-ANC300TW True specifications
Audio Technica has used Dynamic 5.8mm drivers on the ATH-ANC300TW truly wireless earphones. The device has a touted frequency response between 20 and 25,000 Hz, which is quite standard, and a sensitivity of 106 dB/mW. Impedance of the earphones is 14ohms and it is advertised to deliver about 4.5 hours of battery life on a single charge. The charging case is said to provide about 13.5 hours of total playback. Charging time of the headphones is about 1 hour while the case takes 2.5 hours to charge completely. The charging case supports charging over Type-C.
The earbuds feature an MEMS type microphone that sport -32 dB sensitivity and a frequency response between 50 – 10,000 Hz. The mics feature an omnidirectional polar pattern setting and should be able to pick up sound in a 360-degree radius.
ATH-ANC300TW True Wireless features
The new ATH-ANC300TW True Wireless earphones by Audio-Technica are claimed to deliver the same sound signature we have come to expect from the company’s audio devices. The earphones also support Active Noise Cancellation, thanks to the digital hybrid noise-cancelling technology that it comes equipped with. The company is advertising QuietPoint ambient noise reduction technology on the earbuds, which basically function by enabling two mics in each earbud to pick up and cancel environmental noise by feeding it to the digital noise-cancelling processor.
The ATH-ANC300TW truly wireless earphones feature multifunction buttons for controlling music playback and handling calls. There’s also a quick hear-through feature to pause the music and amplify external noise so that you can hear what is happening around you without taking the earphones out. The earphones also connect with the Audio-Technica Connect app and enable control of various settings, including access to three noise-cancelling modes. There’s an Airplane mode that targets constant low-frequency noise, then there’s On-the-Go mode which suppresses street noise. The Office/Study mode cancels out the noise in quiet environments.
ATH-ANC300TW True Wireless price
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW true wireless earphones are priced at $229 (Rs 16,299 approx).