Audio-Technica Announces Ultraportable On-Ear Headphones With Active Noise-Cancelling Technology

Audio-Technica added to its lineup of QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones with the new ATH-ANC1. These compact, on-ear headphones use Audio-Technica’s active noise-cancelling (ANC) technology to block up to 85% of outside noise. In addition, the headphones are compact and fold for easy storage and travel in the included carrying pouch. These headphones are expected to be available next month for a suggested retail price of $129.95.


Audio-Technica Expands Its QuietPoint® Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones Lineup with Introduction of Ultraportable ATH-ANC1 on-Ear Model

STOW, Ohio--Audio-Technica today announced the introduction of its ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling on-ear headphones, a compact on-ear model that provides outstanding performance, comfort and value. The ATH-ANC1 incorporates Audio-Technica’s acclaimed active noise-cancelling (ANC) technology to block out up to 85% of outside noise, while delivering clear and natural sound.

The new ATH-ANC1 is designed for unmatched convenience. It folds for easy storage and travel in its included carrying pouch. Its active noise-cancelling circuitry is located in an external module attached to its connecting cord, for extremely lightweight on-ear wear. The ATH-ANC1 features soft, long wearing ear pads for complete comfort, even on long trips or extended listening sessions.



Like all Audio-Technica QuietPoint headphones, including the recently introduced ATH-ANC7b, winner of a CEA Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award, the ATH-ANC1 detects environmental noise using miniature built-in microphones, and applies a corresponding sound-cancelling signal. Although compact, the headphones deliver powerful, immersive sound, thanks to their precision high-efficiency full-range drivers and premium internal components. They’re ideal for traveling, jogging or any other private listening, and for use with the Apple® iPod®, iPhone™ and iPod touch®, portable music players, computers, in-flight entertainment systems and other devices.

Unlike some other noise-cancelling headphones, the ATH-ANC1 (and all Audio-Technica noise-cancelling headphones) work even without batteries or when the noise-cancelling feature is turned off. In addition to its travel pouch, the ATH-ANC1 comes with a 1.6-foot extension cord, an airline adapter and an AAA battery.

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 active noise-cancelling on-ear headphones will be available January 2009 online or at Audio-Technica authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $129.95.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type

Active noise-cancelling

Driver Diameter

36 mm

Frequency Response

10 - 20,000 Hz

Quietpoint® Active Noise Reduction

Up to 18 dB

Maximum Input Power

500 mW

Sensitivity

105 dB

Impedance

130 ohms

Battery

AAA (alkaline)

Battery Life

Up to 40 hours, typical (alkaline)

Weight

100 g (3.5 oz), without battery

Cable

1.2 m (3.9') with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug

Connector

3.5 mm (1/8")

Accessories Included

Detachable 0.5 m (1.6') extension cable with gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug and jack; airline adapter; AAA battery; protective pouch

Via:  Business Wire
Comments
3vi1 4 years ago

I dunno... Why buy these when for 3x the price I can get a pair endorsed by Dr. Dre and Lady Gaga?

realneil 4 years ago

What He ^ Said.

My cheap-ass Sony's sound fine at $29.00

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