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Audio-Technica headphones are disinfected after each use | Digital Trends Spanish


Audio-Technica has been in the personal audio game for 60 years, but that doesn’t mean it can’t learn a thing or two from newer competitors. The wireless headphones the company’s newest ATH-TWX9 At $299, they borrow a feature LG first debuted on its own line of headphones: UV light sterilization of bacteria and viruses. Is it so available on amazon and other retailers.

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When you put the ATH-TWX9 back in its charging case, a UV light system kicks in, and with a little help from something called “mirror processing,” the company says bacteria and viruses will be washed out of the battery. headphone surface. It’s not entirely clear if that means just the ear tips or the entire earpiece, but the fine print is careful to point out that while the system is over 99% effective against E. coli and bacteriophage viruses, and more 90% effective against Staphylococcus aureus, will not kill all bacteria and viruses, and Audio-Technica does not know how well it protects against the virus that causes COVID-19.

Man wearing Audio-Technica ATH-TWX9 headphones.
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The UV system might be the ceiling for these headphones, but the ATH-TWX9s seem to be pretty impressive when it comes to their other features as well. You can choose from five preset noise cancellation modes, or use an optimized mode that automatically adapts to your current environment. Transparency mode is available, as is a sidetone setting so you can hear your own voice clearly when on calls.

Audio-Technica ATH-TWX9 headphones in a charging case.
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The case offers wireless charging compatibility and the earphones are rated IPX4 for water resistance. As Snapdragon Sound certified earphones, they can connect with aptX Adaptive to any Snapdragon Sound phone, which means they support enhanced call quality, high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/96kHz, and low latency for gaming, plus they must have a very good wireless connection. They are also AAC compatible for use with Apple devices.

As is the case with a growing number of new wireless earphones, the TWX9 supports multipoint Bluetooth so you can connect two devices simultaneously and switch between them seamlessly.

The one area that looks like it might disappoint is battery life. Audio-Technica offers a six-hour rating for continuous use between charges, but the charging case can only replenish them twice, for a total time of just 18 hours. That’s considerably less than you can expect from the company’s other wireless earphones like the ATH-CKS50TW, which can last a staggering 50 hours if you turn off ANC.

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