Once again, the prestigious South Korean brand Astell&Kern demonstrates his exceptional dynamism, his passion for innovation at the highest level and his commitment to sonic excellence. The protagonist in this case is a product that masterfully fuses audiophile spirit in music reproduction with extreme versatility: the True Wireless in-ear headphones (TW) AK UW100. The first product of its kind created by Astell&Kern (combination of the words “star” in Greek and “center” in German), the AK UW100 are based on the brand’s exclusive audio technologies to provide High Fidelity sound Truly no compromise wirelessly. Particularly notable for its sophistication is the use of a D/A converter (component that in the vast majority of TW headphones is integrated into the “chip” responsible for carrying out Bluetooth transmission) with 32-bit technology and a transducer Balanced Frame (BA) type manufactured by the innovative Knowles firm in each shell, a scheme that allows sound to be reproduced with extreme precision, thus preserving the most subtle details of each recording.
For its part, support for Bluetooth 5.2 and the compatibility with “Hi-Res” wireless audio transmission formats aptX Adaptive (24-bit compatible and allows the bit rate to be modified depending on listening conditions) and Qualcomm True Wireless Stereo Plus (which minimizes transmission delays by sending independent signals to each headset) ensures exceptionally robust signal transmission from the source used. Another key technological refinement of the AK UW100 that once again corroborates Astell&Kern’s passion for audio excellence is the isolation system it uses so that the user can completely immerse themselves in listening to their favorite music. Contrary to what is usual in TW designs, where Active Noise Cancellation systems are used that focus on canceling low-frequency noise, the AK UW100 incorporates a Passive Noise Isolation system (PNI) developed through countless simulations. This system stands out for being based more on the geometry of the helmets than on software, which allows it efficiently cancel noise unwanted not only in the mid and high frequency ranges, but also in the low ones without affecting the content of the music.
If the user wants to hear ambient noises, simply tap the left earcup once to activate the sound. ambient mode, which in turn will allow you to select between four options. Likewise, the AK UW100 supports the functions Multi-Pairing (Multi-pairing) and Multi-Point (Multipoint) so they can sync with multiple mobile devices at the same time. The new Astell&Kern TW in-ear headphones are completed with A battery which provides them with autonomy between 6 and 24 hours, an imaginative touch control system with functions distributed in both helmets, possibility of voice control, two microphones complemented by technologies developed by the South Korean firm to maximize the clarity of telephone calls and the compatibility with a dedicated configuration app that allows you to customize, among others, touch controls, different ambient modes and various equalization settings.