Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b ATHANC7b QuietPoint noise cancelling headphones
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b headphones are the new best-of-class and best-in-value noise cancelling headphones. Summarized below are some product reviews.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b received Editors' Choice Award for their true audiophile sound quality and effective noise cancelling. This is an audiophile grade product for avid listeners who also are frequently on-the-go. Digital Trends August 6, 2009.
This is the best pair of noise-canceling headphones available for the price, and a smarter purchase than Bose’s QuietComfort 2 or 3 models, which have various issues with fit, battery performance, and pricing that take them out of Audio-Technica’s league. iLounge August 10, 2009.
There was little difference in performance between the $300 Bose QuietComfort 2s and the Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC7b. A comparison of the noise-cancellation performance showed a negligible difference between the two. And while the QuietPoints don’t have quite the base heft of the Bose unit, they seem to reproduce sounds in the treble range with more clarity. Cult of Mac September 12, 2009.
Audio-Technica’s acclaimed ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Noise Cancelling Headphones have won a prestigious CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b headphones deliver professional audio quality and unparalleled tonal purity within a background of created silence wherever you may be. Their active noise canceling electronics are first rate and reduce environmental noise up to 85%. This background of silence enables the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 to reveal with vivid clarity the full pallete of sound faithful to the source and unsoiled by noise and distractions. These two levels of excellence differentiate the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b headphones from other noise canceling headphones. They are indeed the best noise canceling headphones in the market and the most affordable!
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b headphones offer six compelling advantages over other products of similar functionality:
- Seamless backgound noise reduction of environmental noise, up to 90%
- Recording professional sound quality and accuracy — the competency that has made Audio-Technica the choice of major recording artists and audio professionals worldwide
- Legendary quality, consistency, durability and value
- Around the ear comfort for long hours of listening or tranquility
- Audiophile sound quality performance with Apple® iPod®, iPhone™ and iPod touch® portable music and DVD players, laptop computers, in-flight entertainment systems and other devices
- The ATH-ANC7b headphones can be used for listening even without a battery
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b headphones embrace with tranquil luxury so you can relax and listen more. That's the QuietPoint™ experience.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint headphones use a miniature microphone in each earpiece to listen to intrusive noise (such as traffic, machinery and airplane cabin noise) and creates a noise blocking signal that reduces background noise by up to 90%.
Ideal for use with Apple® iPod®, iPhone™ and iPod touch® portable music, MP3, CD, DVD & in-flight entertainment systems, Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b around the ear headphones feature large-aperture 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems for deeper bass, extended treble and higher fidelity. Noise-canceling electronics are fully integrated in each earpiece, with no need for dangling external modules. A single AAA battery (included in the package) powers the active noise-canceling technology and will last for about 40 hours of use. You can use the headphones for listening even without a battery.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint™ headphones fold flat for easy portability and storage in the slim and elegant carrying case. They include a detachable cable (remove for noise-canceling function without audio) with 3.5 mm mini-plugs, a full-size ¼” adapter, a specialized airline adapter for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems, and a handy carrying case.
The ATH-ANC7b headphones deliver pristine sound quality that is faithful to its recording professional lineage. They offer accuracy instead of artifical flavoring and intimacy. They are too close like a leading competitor's headphones. With the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 you can comfortably hear and enjoy all, in its totality. With the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b - what is there is what you hear. It's pure. Please note that the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b headphones will sound better as they are used and will reach true performance after 50-100 hours.
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b Specifications*:
Type: Active noise canceling
Driver diameter: 40 mm
Frequency response: 10 -25,000 Hz
QuietPoint Active Noise Reduction: Up to 20 dB
Sensitivity: 109 dB
Impedance: 300 ohms
Maximum input power: 500 mW
Battery: AAA (alkaline)
Battery life: Up to 40 hours, typical (alkaline)
Weight: 210 g (7.4 oz), without cable and battery
Cables: Detachable 1.6 m (5.2') with 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug; Detachable 1.0 m (5.2') with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug Connector input: 3.5 mm (1/8")
Accessories included: 6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter, airline adapter, AAA battery, carrying case with attached accessory pouch
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.