Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW earbuds review

Audio-Technica has recently introduced the latest mid-range truly wireless earbuds the Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW. It come with a lightweight design, Bluetooth 5.0, Low latency, Hear through mode, support fast pair, IPX4 water and splash proof, and much more. Additionally, it is include 5.8mm drivers, total 19.5 battery capacity and flexible touch controls.

Pros
  • Impressive total battery life
  • Multipairing remembers your devices
  • Solid sound for general all-round use
Cons
  • No noise cancelling
  • No Supported app
  • lack higher volumes

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Price and availability

The Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW come with a total six colour variants such as Licorice, Blueberry, Caramel, Popsicle, Cupcake, and Popcorn. It is price £79.99. you can purchased this product through company’s official website audio-technica.com.

Who should have to Buy the headphone?

  • These earbuds are perfect for those who want stylish and comfortable earbuds
  • For those who want a better colour variations.

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Box Content

  • ATH-SQ1TW earbud
  • USB Type-C cable
  • 8 different Eartips
  • User Guide

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Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW: Design

The Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW comes with a stylish and lightweight design with a total of six different colour combinations. Basically, earbuds are shaped like a modern square design. These compact and colorful earbuds combine fun styling with hi-fi energy to further your love of audio. Designed for all multimedia needs, the ATH-SQ1TW Colorful Earbud is also easy to use, comfortable and convenient.

In addition, the earbud includes silicone eartips in 4 sizes (XS, S, M, and L). At the time of purchase, M-sized silicone eartips are attached. To ensure the best sound quality, choose the size of the eartip that is most suitable for you. And adjust the eartips inside your ear for snug fit. Bass sounds can be difficult to hear if the eartips do not fit snugly into your ears

For faster utility, the earbud turns on automatically when the contents are removed from the charging case. In one touch, users can quickly pair up with Android devices for a user-friendly connection. Touch sensor controls on both sides respond to user commands. Such as playing or pausing music, skipping between tracks, answering hands-free calls, and adjusting volume without using a smartphone.

In addition, the earbuds have an IPX4 rating splash proof design. Which protects the earbuds from dripping water like rain and sweat. That way, you can carry your earbuds while swimming and running. It comes with a matte finish charging case to protect the earbuds. And it has a magnetic interface, so if you put the earbuds back in the charging case. It will automatically come into it’s place.

How touch control works of Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW?

The Touch controls are very simple and reliable to use. It allow users to play or pause music, skip between tracks, answer calls, and adjust the volume.

FunctionRight EarbudsLeft Earrbuds
One TouchStart/Pause Music/ Receiving a call: Answers the callReceiving a call: Answers the call. During a call: Increases the call volume by 1 level.
Double TouchPlay the Next Track/ Receiving a call: Rejects the call. During a call: Ends the call.Receiving a call: Rejects the call. During a call: Ends the call.
Triple TouchPlays the previous track / returns to the start of the track. 

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Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW: sound

The Audio Technica ATH-GDL3 offer 5.8mm dynamic drivers with 100 db/mW sensitivity give a powerful bass and quality sound. The 100-10000 HZ frequency response of microphone provide a crystal clear voice during the calls. The upper middle can be a little stiff at higher volumes. Compared to the high-end models, they are not as subtle as we would ideally like. But for the price they offer an enjoyable all-around listening experience.

However, when hear-through function is activated. The built-in microphone captures ambient sounds to ensure users remain aware of their surroundings during use. Never miss important sounds around you, even while listening to music or making calls.

Whether you’re watching TikTok videos on your daily commute or enjoying the latest Netflix series. Even the slightest audio lag can impact your experience. With low latency mode, you can enjoy minimal sound delay and crystal-clear audio. Furthermore, it does not support the active noise cancellation. Thus, without the ANC you can here more surrounding noise during the voice calls.

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Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW: connectivity

The earbuds come with a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless option to connect with smartphones and PCs wirelessly. Along with Bluetooth, the earbuds only features a SBC audio codec. Moreover, SBC splits the signal into multiple frequency bands and encodes each one independently. Think of SBC as the lowest common denominator in Bluetooth codecs. However, the earbuds support the multi-paring function to connect two device simultaneously at the same time.

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Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW: Battery

The ATH-SQ1TW offers up to approximately 6.5 hours of continuous use on a full charge, or 19.5 hours with both the earbuds and charging case fully charged. Charging for just approximately 15 minutes provides about 60 minutes of continuous playback.

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Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW: Conclusion

If you’re really looking for an affordable and stylish way to go wireless, the ATH-SQ1TW is an reliable option. Ambient listening and touch control plus admirable battery life and light weight are definitely positive. It’s a shame that unlike other AT models, EQ is not supported by Audio-Technica’s application for tweaking, meaning no customization is possible. However, you are getting the right amount for your money.

What should you get instead of Audio Technica ATH-SQ1TW?

The Audio Technica ATH-SQ1TWis offer a good amount of features with a £79.99 price. The 19.5 hours battery with a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection. However, it lacks the active noise cancellation and not support EQ customization. But, if you wanted all of these feature with same amount of price you should consider buying the JBL Tune 230NC or Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro.

However, if you wanted to buy a active noise cancellation feature earbuds then you should go with a HUAWEI FreeBuds lipstick. It come with a 410 mAh battery, charging case, advanced Bluetooth 5.2 support, microphone, ware detect sensor, 14mm dynamic driver, active voice cancellation and more.

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