We’ve been testing out the brand new in-ear headphones from Audio Technica. We passed them around the TTK team, here are our thoughts:
What B-me said…
What you get
Comfort and build
It is a nice added bonus to have a hands free kit built into your headphones, and the ATH-CKX7iS’s features work a treat. However, the volume control is an analogue slider, so you need to set your phone at the desired max level for the slider to operate within the volume range you want. This does of course mean the volume control will work with any equipment you plug it into, so there is an upside to this.
Audio-Technica have not converted me to inner ear sets, while I was impressed with the sound, it didn’t get close to that of other, over ear sets of the same price. However, they are more comfortable than I expected, rugged, and full of useful features. If you prefer inner ear then check these out!
What the rest of us said…
“A pair of comfortable in-ear headphones with balanced sound but just slightly lacking on bass. The 360 pivot is a cool idea but I don’t think it adds any benefit.” - Leigh
“Once I’d wiggled these to sit perfectly in my ears they delivered a lovely clear shot of sound. I really liked the way they stayed put and kept outside noise out. Perfect for using at work or on the tube.” - Nicola
You can grab the Audio Technica ATH-CKX’s from their online store here RRP £60.00