Outside of the Asian markets, Audio Technica’s affordable ATH-SQ1TW is now available

Outside of the Asian markets, Audio Technica's affordable ATH-SQ1TW is now available

Currently listed to retail at £58, the ATH-SQ1TW features built-in touch sensor controls that allow users to play or pause music, skip between tracks, answer calls, and adjust the volume.

Audio Technica’s ATH-SQ1TW has been available in Japan and other Asian regions since late 2020, but the very affordable true wireless earbuds are now being made in more territories around the world.


  • The earbuds also sport a Sidetone function, which allows users to hear their own voice as well as environmental sounds, while boasting a low latency for those who want to use them for watching videos or playing games.

  • The earbuds also boast an exclusive Audio Technica 5.8mm driver, though they understandably do not offer active noise cancellation. Users can opt to use single-ear mode or let in ambient sound with the hear-through function, however.

A 15-minute quick charge will yield about an hour of continuous playback, and for those who intend to use them for an active lifestyle will be glad to know the earbuds are water and splash-proof with a IPX4 rating.

The ATH-SQ1TW supports 6.5 hours of continuous playback, with another 13 hours of battery life on standby in the charging case.

Interested buyers can opt for one of 6 different colourways, which are licorice/black, popcorn white, blueberry, caramel, popsicle and cupcake pink/brown. Orders can be placed on Audio Technica’s website and other retailers.

Speaking of pairing, the model also supports Google Fast Pair for easy connection to Android phones via Bluetooth. The ATH-SQ1TW has 5.8 mm drivers and is capable of up to six-and-a-half hours of continuous use on a full charge.

It doesn’t have noise cancelation, but if you want to let more ambient noise in for safety purposes, say while outside walking or jogging, it offers a couple of options. You can activate single-ear mode to only use one earbud or take advantage of the earphone’s hear-through function.