ATH-CKS99i

Solid Bass® In-Ear Headphones for iPod/iPhone/iPad

MSRP* US$169.95
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The ATH-CKS99i features an in-line three-button remote that provides the ability to control volume, play, pause, fast forward and rewind music playback functions on compatible Apple devices. The remote also lets iPhone users answer calls over the headphones, or while talking via Skype or VoIP on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch®. The microphone has an omnidirectional pickup pattern (it picks up sound from all directions) and is designed for high-quality, intelligible response, enabling the wearer's voice to be clearly transmitted without having to speak directly into the mic.

    The ATH-CKS99i's Solid Bass technology utilizes an exclusive Double Air Chamber System. In addition to the main air chamber that houses the driver, the earpieces have an additional chamber that operates in conjunction with a specially shaped housing to control and focus the air flow produced by the driver movement and expand its bass output. The result is expansive, rich bass without sacrificing mids and highs.

    In addition, the ear tips of the ATH-CKS99i are designed for maximum bass response, with a movable two-position post that lets wearers adjust the ear tips for the best fit, sound isolation and low-frequency performance.
  • Features


    • Newly developed Double Air Chamber System expands bass output for powerful bass without sacrificing audio clarity

    • Exclusively designed 13 mm drivers create an entirely new rich audio experience

    • 2 position post maximizes sound isolation while providing a better fit

    • Answer/end calls, control music & video playback & control volume on iPod, iPhone & iPad

    • Carrying pouch & XS/S/M/L ear tips included

  • Specifications

    TypeDynamic
    Driver Diameter13 mm
    Frequency Response5 - 25,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power100 mW
    Sensitivity106 dB/mW
    Impedance16 ohms
    Weight6 g
    Cable1.2 m (3.9'), Y-type
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") L-type, mini-stereo, gold-plated
    Accessories IncludedPouch, ear tips (XS/S/M/L)
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-44dB (0dB = 1V/Pa, 1kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)100 - 10,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional



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  • Q & A

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    • Q:

      Does the mircrophone's omnidirectional pickup pattern (which picks up sound from all directions) pick up a lot of background noise as well?
      Asked on 4/13/2015 by Whits from los angeles

      1 answer

      • A:

        It does not.

        Answered on 4/15/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      Will the headphone still work on other devices such as Android phones and PCs

      I see that some or all of the functions of the controller will not work on non-Apple products.

      My question this time is, will the earphone still work on other devices such as Android phones and PCs? For me, it's okay if the controller won't work on those devices, as long as I can still use the earphone itself.
      Asked on 4/23/2014 by shakingnine

      1 answer

      • A:

        The ATH-CKS99i were made for compatible Apple devices.

        "i" versions will work with Android devices, BUT WILL HAVE LIMITED FUNCTIONALITY. The Microphone will NOT work with a PC or Mac. Please see the below for additional details.

        The nomenclature for A-T headphones with microphones is as follows:

        • “i” = for iPhone (e.g. ATH-CK99i)
        o Has push-button Volume Control, and center-button for play/pause – answer/hang-up

        • “iS = for all other compatible Smartphones (e.g. ATH-CKX9iS)
        o Has center-button only, for play/pause – answer/hang-up
        o Also features a volume-slider for volume-control.

        The Audio-Technica Headphones with Microphones that are listed as "i"-versions (NOT the iS-versions) will accomplish the following with compatible Apple devices, namely the iPhone and iPad:
        • Feature an In-Line three-button remote that provides the ability to
        o Control Volume (music playback function)
        o Play (music playback function)
        o Pause (music playback function)
        o Fast-Forward (music playback function)
        o Rewind (music playback function)
        o Answer/Hang-Up Phone Calls

        If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at audio-solutions@atus.com

        Thanks!

        Answered on 4/25/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      CKS99i - OMTP or CTIA

      I came to know that my Sony Xperia M (2013) supports CTIA. Please inform whether ATH CKS99i supports CTIA or OMTP. If OMTP, then is it possible to convert it to CTIA so that I can use it with my xperia handset.

      Thanks & Rgds,

      Divakar
      Asked on 9/23/2013 by Divakar from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. the ATH-CKS99i is CTIA (LRGM) and can be converted to OMTP via an external adapter.

        Answered on 10/4/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Will these work with a windows 8 pc ?

      Will ATH-CKS99i Solid Bass™ In-Ear Headphones for iPod/iPhone/iPad work with a windows 8 pc at all?
      Asked on 8/28/2013 by UserX from Asia

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. These are designed for Apple products. Some or all functionality may or may not work with other device.

        Answered on 9/16/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Does the controller of this Earphone works with android phones? like Samsung and HTC?

      Does the controller of this Earphone works with android phones? like Samsung and HTC?
      Asked on 3/20/2013 by YZ86 from Canada

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. This device was designed for use with an iPhone. Some or all functions may or may not work with other smart phones.

        Answered on 4/1/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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