Travelers: create your own chic sonic world with Audio-Technica [classic article]

Tamar Alexia Fleishman, Esq.

When traveling, it’s a luxury to be able to tune out the crowds on transportation conveyances or to keep yourself company while prowling foreign streets on your own. We now live in an era where people like to stand out from the masses in the most minute details. Individuals have rebelled against being what my dad used to call “generic” or “basic”. Even in the process of individually listening to personal playlists, people want to be in control of their look, their style. Is it the natural outgrowth of selfies and self-awareness? Who knows!

Now you can get fantastic quality sound in headphones and earphones, while listening to MP3’s on your smartphone, in different colors with Audio-Technica! I was happy to be hosted to experience them.

SonicFuel Headphone + Smartphone Controls AX1iSRD — comes in red, lime green/grey, bright blue, white, classic black. As a former professional musician, I’ve have been using headphones to listen to music all of my life. For decades, over the ear headphones pinched your head, were uncomfortable on your ears. That is definitely not the case with Audio-Technica! It’s lightweight and feels puffy — not pushy — on your ears. And yet, you still have the fantastic sound quality of classic stereo headphones . . . with your smartphone! This is what they say about it:


SonicFuel 360° Rotating Tip + Mic/Volume CKX5iS is more a sporty style for active listening when traveling: good for stashing in your purse, going on a morning jaunt, etc. It has two different ways of customizing the fit, through the c-tips and in-ear buds. It also now comes in black, blue, green, red and white. This is a whole different world of sound from the earbuds that one picks up at the truck stop. This is concert quality right from your smartphone! This is what they say about it:

The ATH-CKX5iS SonicFuel in-ear headphones feature stay-in-place fit, providing unique comfort in addition to optimal sound. The C-tip configuration nestles within the ear where it locks in place for extra stability. A 360˚ rotating eartip adjusts to the unique angle of your ear canal for personalized fit and improved sound isolation.

In-line volume and microphone controls (on compatible smartphones) allow you to control music & phone calls without missing a beat
360° rotating eartip adjusts to the unique angle of your ear canal for personalized fit and better sound isolation
C-tip design fits the shape of your ear for reliable, stay-in-place comfort
In-line control with mic for answering/ending calls, controlling music & video playback, and controlling volume (on compatible smartphones & other portable devices)
Crisp, accurate audio reproduction

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