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Audio-Technica ATHANC7 Noise-cancelling Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling headphones effectively reduces environmental noise by up to 85% with or without audio
  • Ideal for travel and use with MP3, CD, DVD and in-flight entertainment systems
  • Provides superior audio quality with 40mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems in each earpiece for deeper bass, extended treble and higher fidelity
  • Fully integrated active noise-cancelling technology - no external modules needed
  • Includes a detachable cable (remove for noise-cancelling function without audio) with 3.5 mm mini-plugs
  • ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint noise-cancelling headphones feature ANC circuitry that effectively reduces environmental noise by up to 85%
  • Audio functions (in passive mode) even without the battery
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Technical Details

  • Noise-Cancelling-Feature

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.5 x 4.8 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000OMKR8E
  • Item model number: ATH-ANC7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,206 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Audio-Technica's lightweight and compact ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones are ideal for use with MP3, CD, DVD and in-flight entertainment systems; with fully integrated ANC circuitry that effectively reduces distracting background noise by up to 85% (active noise reduction up to 20dB). 40mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems in each earpiece provide superior audio quality for deeper bass, extended treble and higher fidelity; while a single AAA battery powers the active noise-cancelling technology with or without audio. ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones fold flat for easy portability and include a detachable cable (remove for noise-cancelling function without audio) with 3.5mm mini-plugs, a full-size ¼" adapter, a specialized airline adapter for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems, and a handy carrying case. The detachable cable is 5.2 inches long.

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Customer Reviews

Good noise cancellation.
rb2006
All in all money's worth, would definitely recommend.
Amit Shaligram
The sound quality is very good.
Abhishek Saha

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,680 of 1,701 people found the following review helpful By Canis Majoris TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 3, 2007
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As everybody I'm sure, I debated between these and the Bose Quiet comforts. I have listened to all 3 and I myself like the over the ear better first of all, so the QC 3 were out ( and they pretty much compare evenly with the QC2 ). Now for the review of this product versus the QC2, my two remaining choices.

QC 2 - Excellent noise canceling, overall excellent balance in music tone. Good Highs, Good Mid-range but EXCELLENT bass. Downside is 300 dollars and very flimsy (cheaply made)

ATH-ANC7 -
1.SUPERB Noise canceling: Plane: W/O music - everything is muffled as if you were in a room by yourself but you could hear people outside the door. With Music: I had trouble hearing ANY Noise outside the music, It was almost completely silent...I could turn my Ipod down to around 25% of max volume and could hear every instrument and then some. These are BETTER than Bose as far as Noise canceling.
2. The High and Mid-range on these things are some of the best I've heard, and I am now comparing with the Bose as well as some Grado's. These demolish Bose in that area, you almost can FEEL the snare drums and the breath of the singer...honestly.
3. Bass - This is kind of the downside. The bass is there, but definitely is not as apparent as with the Bose. It has a nice muffled thumping sound, but is kind of back shadowed by the highs, but after adjusting the EQ you could hear it more, and it was fairly decent with no distortion. There was,however, some distortion with the very deep punchy bass on some songs, which is kind of annoying. You can't hear it that much enough to mess with the song, but it is there sometimes, I'm trying to guess whether it is my headphones or it just does this, but all in all the bass is a 5.5/10.
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374 of 381 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 17, 2007
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I owned a set of Bose Quietcomfort2 headphones for about 2 years. I really loved them, and they lasted about... 2 years. Within months of purchasing them, the plastic arms slowly crumbled, until each sidearm of the set was thickly wrapped in electrician's tape to keep the thing together.

Last week, one headphone cup broke off, and no amount of tape would any longer keep them together. I've never traveled with these, I used them only at my desk, I've never dropped them.

Even with such care, the plastic slowly crumbled away.

Is this planned obsolescence? For something that cost me $350 dollars, I'm very upset.

So, I ordered a set of these Audio Technica headphones. So far, they cancel noise slightly better than the Bose, and in fact allow me to go to a lower volume on music while I'm working at my desk.

I guess to really compare to the Bose, I'll have to give them a little time and see if they begin crumbling away after just 6 months as the Quietcomfort2 did. So, if that happens, I'll give another review. But for now, I'm happy.

UPDATE 09/05/08: I've fixed a few editorial errors on my review pointed out in comments. Also, I wanted to follow through on my promise to give another review: After more than a year of use, these headphones are still going strong without any of the degradation problems I encountered with the Bose set. I still highly recommend these.
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318 of 325 people found the following review helpful By W. Stohler VINE VOICE on May 21, 2007
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Maybe I should have left off...'for the $'. I've tried the QC2 and QC3, and in my opinion, the ATH-ANC7s beat them both!

If you're looking for near-audiophile balanced sound (bass, mid and high-frequencies), I think you won't be disappointed. Great design, great noise cancelling, great battery life, detachable cord, very comfortable, and less than half the price of th QC2. They look better in real life than in the picures.

High quality product, reasonable price. Highly recommended.
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306 of 317 people found the following review helpful By Mark R. Wietstock on January 14, 2008
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HOW/WHY I FOUND THE AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ANC7:

Once upon a time, my wife bought me a set of Bose Quiet Comfort 2 headphones as a Christmas gift. They were, without a doubt, the finest headphones I've ever owned. They weren't made of the strongest stuff (after about 2 years of very light use, mine broke at the extender bracket, but Bose replaced the entire headset, no questions asked, so, no harm no foul), but in terms of combined sound performance, comfort and noise cancelling, I had never experienced their equal ... and I still have not.

My Bose headphones got stolen from among my luggage at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport rental car pavillion (all you frequent travelers out there know the exact place I'm talking about), while I was standing only a few feet away, looking up at the departing/arriving flights monitors. In a word, I was devastated.

As I could not bring myself to fork out another $300 for a replacement set, I began to search for a less-expensive alternative to the Bose. As it so happened, there was available to me on one of those popular credit card "rewards" programs a set of noise cancelling cans from Sony ... the MDR-NC50 (the current version of this headset is the MDR-NC60). Since I could get the Sonys right away, without having to shell out any more money, I decided to use my rewards points and take a chance on the Sonys. The Sonys had a very spotty reputation among reviewers, but I actually liked them. They weren't as good as the Bose in the sound department, but the sound was OK; they were very well-constructed, and the noise cancelling function was actually a bit better than the Bose. Unfortunately, about a year after I first acquired them, the noise cancelling function inexplicably stopped working. No bumps, no fizz ...
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