Astell & Kern UW100 True Wireless Earbuds
Astell & Kern UW100
Faithful to the company’s philosophy of delivering sound reproduction that is close to the original as possible, these earphones build on Astell&Kern’s audio technology expertise to deliver a class-leading, truly wireless hi-fi-grade sound. The AK UW100’s superior sonic credentials are endorsed by a dedicated high performance 32-bit DAC, support for the latest high quality wireless connectivity options aptX™ Adaptive and Bluetooth 5.2, alongside ultra-detailed Knowles Balanced Armature drivers.
With its separate and dedicated AK4332, 32-bit high-performance DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter), working in tandem with Astell&Kern’s proprietary AMP technology employed in its award-winning DAPs (Digital Audio Players), the AK UW100 is geared for a clearer, more accurate and dynamic audio performance.
Latest wireless technology
To realise the AK UW100 leading wireless performance, the next gen, high-quality aptX™ Adaptive codec is supported, expertly adjusting the bite rate according to the wireless environment it is operating to reduce latency issues (it supports up to 24-bit audio at a bit rate of 420kps). Support for the latest Bluetooth 5.2 provides greater range and a more stable wireless connection.
Best in-class passive noise isolation
With an ergonomic and lightweight earbud design developed through countless simulations, the AK UW100 offers best-in-class passive noise isolation (PNI) to enable a truly immersive experience when listening to music in clamorous environments. Unlike generic Active Noise Cancellation that concentrates on blocking out low-frequency noise, PNI efficiently minimises unwanted ambient noise in the mid and high range.
For easy control on-the-move, the AK UW100 sports responsive 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. A proprietary iOS and Android app also allows users to customise touch controls, ambient levels and various EQ settings, while support for Apple Siri and Google Assistant allows voice control.
Music for 24 hours
With the earbuds boasting six hours of battery life and a further 18 hours via the case (24 hours in total) users can enjoy music all day. With the convenience of wireless charging supported, the AK UW100 charging case also features fast charging, with a 10-minute charge providing an hour of playback.
A&K UW100 Specifications
|Driver type||Knowles Balanced Armature|
|Bluetooth Codec||SBC, AAC, aptX™ Adaptive|
|Bluetooth Profile||HFP, A2DP, AVRCP|
|Sound Pressure Level (SPL)||94dB ([email protected])|
|Earbud Control||Capacitive Touch|
|Microphone||2-mic /per earbud|
|Playback Time||Approx. 6hrs (Total 24hrs)|
|USB||C Type for charging|
|Wireless Charging||Yes (third party wireless charging accessory required)|
|Control App||Android and iOS version|
|Voice Control||Support for Apple Siri and Google Assistant|
|Firmware Upgrade||OTA (Over-The-Air)|
|Weight (Earbuds)||approx. 7g|
|Weight (Charging Case)||approx. 65g|