WNAMM07: Audio-Technica Launch Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Effectively reduce distracting background noise by up to 85%      24/01/07
WNAMM07: Audio-Technica Launch Noise-Cancelling Headphones


Audio-Technica has announced the availability of its ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint active noise-canceling headphones. Engineered to deliver superior quality audio in a compact, lightweight design, they tell us that the ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones employ a miniature microphone in each earpiece that monitors ambient noise (such as airplane cabin or traffic noise) and creates a sound-canceling signal that successfully reduces distracting background noise by up to 85%.
I checked them out and was impressed - so much so that I tried to buy the displaye model at the end of the show. I was politely refused - darn it! But for the price, ($199) they give the market leader Bose a run for their money - definitely worth a demo... Ideal for use with MP3, CD, DVD and in-flight entertainment systems, Audio-Technica claim that the ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones provide maximum comfort in a closed-back, streamlined design; they feature propriety large-aperture 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems for deeper bass and extended treble, and have a wide frequency response of 10-25,000 Hz.
The noise-canceling electronics for the ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones are fully integrated in each earpiece, with no need for bulky external modules. The headphones fold flat for easy portability, are powered by a single AAA alkaline battery and can operate in passive mode without the battery.
The headphones come complete with a 5.2' (1.6 m) detachable cable (remove for noise-canceling mode without audio) terminated with 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini plugs; a 1/4" (6.3 mm) stereo adapter; a specialized airline adapter for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems; and a carrying case with attached accessory pouch.
Pricing and Availability:
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint active noise-canceling headphones will be available Spring 2007 with a U.S. MSRP of $219.95. More information:
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