Astell&Kern UW100MKII: TWS earbuds with improved call quality and touch controls

Astell&Kern has unveiled the AK UW100MKII true wireless earbuds. Boasting a refreshed ergonomic design and an improved wireless playback, the next-level earbuds deliver uncompromising, exquisite Hi-Fi sound thanks to endless research to build upon the renowned qualities of the AK UW100.

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Building upon Astell&Kern’s philosophy to deliver natural sound that is as close as possible to the original, the AK UW100MKII offers the most advanced true-wireless sound to date with an embedded 32-bit DAC and a full range Balanced Armature driver, delivering class-leading precision and detail. Together with the addition of aptX-Adaptive codec support for exceptional audio quality and the highest quality of Passive Noise Isolation for intimate listening, the UW100MKII elevates the listening experience to reach another dimension.

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The AK UW100MKII also features a more advanced circuit design to ensure a more stable connection and vastly reduce distortion or excess noise. The optimised internal arrangement, including an adjustment of the BA driver and a redesigned acoustic chamber, not only elevate the overall sound quality of the earbuds but also improve the wireless playtime.

The power system in the AK UW100MKII has been redesigned to increase wireless playback time to 9.5 hours of continuous playback with a total of 29 hours total playback with the accompanying charging case. While also dramatically reducing the size of the charging cradle, the AK UW100MKII achieves an impressive one hour of continuous playtime from only a 10-
minute charge.

Improved call quality & touch controls

The AK UW100MKII is built with Qualcomm’s cVc Generation 8.0 (Clear Voice Capture) to deliver an exceptionally clear and more stable call quality. Clear Voice Capture technology keeps background noise to a minimum in noisy environments, and focuses on the voice to produce consistent, crystal-clear audio.

Easy-to-use touch controls ensure a seamless, hassle-free listening experience when using the AK UW100MKII. Simply tap to switch between functions to play music, answer calls, ambient mode, adjust the volume and more.

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AK UW100MKII supports Multi-Pairing and Multi-Point functions to let you pair the earbuds with multiple mobile devices at the same time while also easily switching connections to another mobile device. This also allows the user to listen to songs played on your tablet or PC while actively allowing phone notifications and calls from your smartphone.

For hassle-free connectivity, the AKUW100MKII also features Google’s Fast Pair Service to automatically connect the earbuds to Android devices using Bluetooth Low Energy. By simply opening the cradle near an Android device, the earbuds enter pairing mode and allow the user to connect instantly.

Easy Configuration with the A&K App

The UW100MKII is accompanied by an exclusive App to offer state-of-the-art customisability for the listener. The App offers an adjustable 10-band EQ to alter the sound of the UW100MKII to suit your preferences while also enabling listeners to reconfigure the touch controls of the earbuds and change the ‘Ambient Mode’ levels.

A pure expression of Astell&Kern design, the AK UW100MKII is an expression of its name ‘Astell’ which, in Greek, means ‘star’ and ‘Kern’, meaning ‘centre’. This unique shape symbolises the
brand’s core identity of representing the centre of music while its contrasting surfaces reflected
the light to embody the twinkling and scattering of starlight.