Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b Cans Kill The Noise - HotHardware
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b Cans Kill The Noise

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b Cans Kill The Noise

Done with Bose? Looking for something new to strap on your cranium? Audio-Technica has just the thing. The company--which is known for designing cutting-edge, high-end cans--has just issued its ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint active noise-canceling over-ear headphones. Sure, they're just improvements upon an earlier model, but aside from providing 85% noise-cancelation, listeners will find better sound quality, comfort and convenience.

According to A-T, these new headphones provide a smoother, more natural tonal balance, and the earcups have been redesigned for greater comfort. In addition, the ATH-ANC7b is supplied with 1.6 m (5.2') and 1.0 m (3.3') detachable cables, and offers easier battery access. Speaking of noise, these employ QuietPoint active noise-cancelation technology that eliminates up to 85% of outside noise, as a miniature microphone in each earcup detects environmental noise, and a corresponding sound-canceling signal is applied. You'll also find large-aperture 40 mm drivers for a wide 10 to 25,000Hz frequency response along with a high 109 dB sensitivity.The headphones fold for storage and come with two detachable cables, a 1/4-inch adapter, an airline adapter and a hard, durable carrying case.



They'll be available in August for $219.95--start saving!
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I have used my QuietPoints for almost the last two years non-stop. Well I lost a pair or they were stolen about a year ago but I replaced them quickly. I recommend these over the Bose equivalents. I could go on all day about how useful they are. If I do have one problem with them though its that the wire that is supposedly easily replaceable. Isn't. The reason being that plastic base of the audio jack connector needs to be very thin in order for it to fit into the headphones. Such a wire from my experience must be bought from audio-technica which will set you back $10. 

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The price seems quite reasonable for what is being offered.  I've never heard of microphones detecting the amount of noise cancelation that should be used and it seems tempting to see someone test them in the NYC subways, where there is heavy fluctuation in decibel levels.

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mentaldisorder:

The price seems quite reasonable for what is being offered.  I've never heard of microphones detecting the amount of noise cancelation that should be used and it seems tempting to see someone test them in the NYC subways, where there is heavy fluctuation in decibel levels.

The noise cancellation is actually very effective while listening to music and it is very flexible for noise fluctuations in a subway or similar scenario. In fact I only recommend these headphones if you are a commuter or find yourself using headphones in environments where there is substantial ambient noise. They don't work with unpredictable sounds like a person talking but rather for engines and the noise from crowds of people. For listening at home they are okay but if you use your headphones mostly at home you're probably better off with a pair of Grados or similar quality audiophile headset. 

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I really like the Audio-Techina ATH-ANC7b noise cancelling headphones. They do a great job cancelling out noise and are comfortable to wear. Plus they are at a great price point for what you get compared to the Bose QC15.

For reviews of noise cancelling headphones checkout http://bestnoisecancellingheadphonesreviewed.com/audio-technica-ath-anc7b-active-noise-cancelling-closed-back-headphones

- Rick

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