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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B Quietpoint Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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About Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B

Arrive refreshed after a long flight, avoid distractions in a noisy office, or find peace & quiet in your living room with ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones.

These lightweight, compact headphones effectively reduce distracting background noise by up to 85% while offering the superior audio quality that has made Audio-Technica a worldwide leader in electro-acoustic technology.

Ideal for use with MP3, CD, DVD & in-flight entertainment systems, ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® closedback headphones deliver clear, high-resolution sound, with impactful bass, a detailedmidrange, extended treble and accurate imaging in an immersive soundfield. Their earcups have been redesigned for greater comfort, with generously cushioned padding and a shape that fits easily over any ear.

The ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® headphones feature large-aperture 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems and extremely high 109dB sensitivity to provide generous volume levels from any music source.

The headphones also work when the noise-cancelling function is turned off, and operate in passive mode without batteries. Noise-cancelling electronics are fully integrated in each earpiece, with no need for external modules.

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B: Block noise, Casual listening, Office and Travel

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B Features

  • ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® noise-cancelling headphones feature ANC circuitry that effectively reduces environmental noise by up to 85%
  • Lightweight, compact, fold-flat design is ideal for travel
  • Ideal for use with Apple® iPod®, iPhone and iPod touch® portable music and DVD players, laptop computers, in-flight entertainment systems and other devices
  • Closed-back headphones feature large-aperture 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems for impactful bass, extended treble and higher fidelity
  • Comfortable earcups with generously cushioned padding and a shape that fits easily over any ear
  • Audio functions (in passive mode) even without the battery
  • Fully integrated electronics no external modules needed
  • Fold-flat design with included 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

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B Specifications

Type
Active noise-cancelling
Magnet
Neodymium
Frequency Response
10 - 25,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power
500 mW
Sensitivity
109 dB
Impedence
300 ohms
Cable
Detachable 1.6 m (5.2') with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug;
Detachable 1.0 m (3.3') with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug
Connector
3.5 mm (1/8")
Weight
210 g (7.4 oz), without cable and battery
Diameter
Driver: 40 mm
Other
QuietPoint® Active Noise Reduction: Up to 20 dB
Mfr #
ATHANC7B
SKU
AUATHANC7B

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3.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Audio-Technica Active Noise Cancelling headphones ATH-ANC7B

The Audio-Technica Active Noise Cancelling headphones ATH-ANC7B with specifications consisting of a Frequency Response of 10 - 25,000 Hz meaning treble and bass deliverers, as promised, along with the consummate professional customer service we all want and need in this cost effective economy of 2012.To quickly review-Great noise elimination-great audio quality-can be used as regular headphones without a battery, and still sounding great, with a very Chic design that for the current price, ca...

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The Audio-Technica Active Noise Cancelling headphones ATH-ANC7B with specifications consisting of a Frequency Response of 10 - 25,000 Hz meaning treble and bass deliverers, as promised, along with the consummate professional customer service we all want and need in this cost effective economy of 2012.To quickly review-Great noise elimination-great audio quality-can be used as regular headphones without a battery, and still sounding great, with a very Chic design that for the current price, cannot be touched by any other corporation, bar none, while designed to last! I am currently on my 10th pair in the last three years, as I like to have a pair for my home Theater system, as well as my PC. and a pair for my i-pod when I go out, in other words the more you purchase, the better off you are as, these last forever. The current model is called the Audio-Technica ANC7bs, and they are even more powerful then the original model that was out in 2008, and amazingly cheaper! The Audio-Technica Corporation are the consummate professionals, who really listen to your problems, and immediately comply with the best of their ability. They have created an unbelievable electronic product that exceeds excellence, for the price!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, versatile, poor quality

These headphones sound fine. I like it that you can still hear music without batteries (or with the power switched off) which is useful if your batteries run out on a long flight. They pack neatly into a flat case. The impedance of 300 ohms means I don't get the best quality out of mobile devices which normally have drivers optimised for 32 ohms. The biggest problem with these phones is the thin, cheap plastic containing the ear pad foam. They split open after just a few months of use and dar

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These headphones sound fine. I like it that you can still hear music without batteries (or with the power switched off) which is useful if your batteries run out on a long flight. They pack neatly into a flat case. The impedance of 300 ohms means I don't get the best quality out of mobile devices which normally have drivers optimised for 32 ohms. The biggest problem with these phones is the thin, cheap plastic containing the ear pad foam. They split open after just a few months of use and darned if I can get it repaired/spare part etc.

Reviewed by 26 customers

 
1.0

Switch is defective, on TWO examples of this model

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I really love everything about these headphones except for one thing; the switch becomes dysfunctional over time. When the headphones are turned on it seems to not make full contact inside and it's nearly impossible to get both L & R headphones on at the same time. I'm not sure if it's poor design or poor quality control. After the first set experienced this issue I contacted customer service, sent the pair in, and received a new pair which was much better...at first. Now the second pair is even worse than the first one was and I am beyond the warranty period. Again everything else about this product I find more than satisfactory, but the switch is a deal breaker as the headphones have become almost too much of a hassle to even bother using. I now wish I had purchased a different brand.

 
5.0

love it

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Now that airline travel (at least in coach) is an exercise in abuse and discomfort, these headphones are essential. I'm amazed that a tiny iPod Shuffle can sound so good on them. They're comfortable and the noise-cancellation, if it isn't 100%, is close enough. Way recommended.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good audio, confortable but poor quality of material

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I have the headphone for about 9 or 10 months. I use the headphone almost every day, for about 3 hours while I work, so no hardcore use. Overall I'm loving the product, but a few weeks ago the biggest problem happened: the ear cup foam broke through and is now exposed. To be fair, I got in touch with Audio-Technica and they offered to replace it, since it's within the warranty valid dates.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Good Sound, Horrible Construction

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Like many on here, I have had my headphones fall apart from minimal use. They are made of some of the cheapest plastic they could get their hands on, which lasts just about as long as their warranty. I would not recommend them because of this fact alone. Plastic was chipping off constantly, until one day the headphone just broke off the headband, in normal office use. I carried these things in the case and everything and they still fell apart. The sound was good while they lasted though.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

DOESN'T MATCH THE PRICE PAID

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These are some cheap headphones. Very deceptive looking. They look like really nice headphones but are made from some cheap materials and/ or are poorly constructed. Plastic has cracked and broken off. The switch is very sensitive, I have to wiggle it to get it into just the right position for the sound to come out in stereo. The only bright spot is the sound is good. Other than that wouldn't buy or recommend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good sounds, poor materials

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I only use these headphones about 4 hrs per week on average. After just over a year I noticed bad cracks in the plastic parts connecting the ear pieces to the headband. Both sides have the same cracks. The sound is good, but they need to last a lot longer at this price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Lasted long enough for the warranty to exspire.

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Went to put the headset on and the earpiece broke off. Out of warranty so I super glued the plastic back together. Worked for 4 more months, now the power led won't light and I get no sound at all. Definitely paid way too much for this product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Excellent Choice

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Like a lot of you, I was doing comparison shopping on some noise-cancelling headphones. I read a LOT of reviews and tried them in different stores. I couldn't tell the difference between these and ones costing hundreds more, so I bought them. I use them primarily on flights and they help me fall into my own little world for the duration. Don't even wake up when those annoying Captains come on to tell me we've reached 36,000 ft (like I care). I haven't used them on an int'l flight yet but I suspect they'll help me stay asleep so I can arrive as refreshed as possible.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Sounds good, Fabrication quality poor

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The noise canceling feature works great. ALL outside sounds are reduced to a barely noticeable level, including voice. It is great trying to listen to my music in the factory environment. The product fabrication leaves much to be desired for the price. After less than a weeks use one earpiece fell off due to cracking of the headband material. A little supper glue and I continued to use. After 6 months and several tubes of supper glue I have given up on trying to keep the unit functioning and holding together. Perhaps a stronger material for the head band assembly would make the unit a 5* for the price range. (up to a year use is selected due to no choices for over 1 month but less than a year)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Headphones for the Money

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I purchased these headphones after reading a review on top 10 reviews. The headphones work well at reducing background noise. I couldn't hear the flight attendant when she tried to talk with me on my last flight. They also can drown out my two year-old's cries in another room, but I won't be using them for that purpose, but it was a good testament to their noise cancelling ability. I would say that the audio quality is pretty good when the cancellation is on, but you really need a headphone amp when the cancellation is off. It isn't completely crisp, but I think that is also a function of the audio quality I am putting into it as well. Airplanes are not known for having quality audio tracks. The headphones seem pretty durable but time will tell.

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