The AK UW100 works with a separate and dedicated AK4332, 32bit DAC, working in tandem with the company’s proprietary AMP technology
Knowles Balanced Armature drivers are used in the design, to run the aptX Adaptive codec running up to 24bit/420kps. Support for Bluetooth 5.2 provides greater range and a more stable wireless connection.
Furthermore, anyone using a smartphone running Qualcomm True Wireless Stereo Plus will enjoy a more robust connection between both earbuds and the compatible device.
Passive noise isolation (PNI) is utilised as are touch controls for commands such as play, pause, skip track, volume adjustment, activating Ambient mode, answering calls and enabling voice assistant from a compatible device.
An iOS and Android app also allows you to customise touch controls, ambient levels and various EQ settings.
You get six hours of battery life and a further 18 hours via the case plus wireless charging while the charging case supports fast charging, with a 10-minute charge providing an hour of playback.
Alongside the charging case, the AK UW100 comes supplied with a choice of five different sized silicone ear tips (i.e. XS, S, M, L, XL) and a USB-C charging cable.
Price is £249 / $260 / €299.
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