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NEWS: Audio-Technica's £250 in-ear buds

Hot-on-the-heels of our review of the fine ATH-W1000 Sovereign high-end headphones in the June issue of our magazine – available now in all good newsagents – Audio-Technica has announced the ATH-CK10.

Despite the name, there's no relation to the aftershave as far as we're aware, but the diminutive in-ear 'phones will hope to come up at least smelling of roses, claiming sound quality previously unheard from such small headphones...

The 'two-way' headphones house two separate drivers, in a similar way to how speakers have a tweeter and a bass driver. Naturally this sounds good to us, though we might baulk at the idea that it's the equivalent of having a "high-fidelity loudspeaker inside each ear" – that would be rather heavy, no?

The 'phones come in a black finish, weigh just 4g and come with a 1.2m cable and a protective carry pouch. Though for £250, perhaps that's the least you'd expect. We look forward to hearing them in action very soon – and of course telling you all about them.

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Joe Cox
Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).