When it comes to hi-fi, few audio manufacturers level up to Astell&Kern from both a design and sonic standpoint. In efforts to prove this is the case once again, the South Korean tech company has unveiled its first set of true wireless earbuds in the AK UW100.
Courtesy of an impressive 32bit DAC, a powerful Knowles BA Driver, and aptX’s Adaptive audio codec to round it all out, it’s unlikely that you’ll stumble upon a better sounding pair than what Astell&Kern is bringing to the table. The brand claims its newest release offers best-in-class noise isolation, which is sure to come in handy when in need of R&R between you and your music. Plus, with up to a full day’s worth of playback, you can make the most out of this uncompromised sound quality for quite some time.
The buds’ sleek design — which won a coveted Red Dot Design Award — is another standout element of this new release, going to show that not all earphones have to emulate one another cosmetically as A&K deviates from the norm in this category with its contrasting surfaces. Although there may be a new pair of wireless earbuds hitting your local retailer on a bi-weekly basis, Astell&Kern manages to set itself apart here, leaving no doubt that the AK UW100s might be one of the best options the market has to offer as of now.
Whether you’re a true audiophile or just a casual listener looking for a change of pace, this announcement is quite an exciting one. Astell&Kern’s AK UW100 wireless earbuds are set to release on April 11th but are available to pre-order now for $299 on the brand’s website.