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4.0 out of 5 stars Audio Technica ATH-ANC7B (notice the B!) vs JVC HANC-250 and Logitech, March 10, 2010
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We've owned the Logitech noise-cancelling headphones for a few years. My wife uses them when vacuuming, flying, etc. My job has moved to a noisy cubical, so I need my own pair. I tried to find another Logitech, but they are out of production. Needing to stay in the same price range, and get good sound, active noise-cancelling to block continuous noise, and over-the-ear cups to passively block conversation and clatter, I bought the JVC HANC-250.

The JVC HANC-250 have comparable noise-cancelling ability in the office environment, comparable physical construction, and comparable sound quality. The Logitech, when turned on, have a barely noticeable low background hiss, but the JVC HANC-250 hiss was somewhat louder. After a several minutes of listening to music in the office, I noticed that the hiss was louder in the left ear. After a couple of days, this left-ear thing became annoying. Finally, I returned them as defective.

I then bought the Audio-technica ATH-ANC7B. They cost maybe $20 more, have comparable physical construction (although a little tighter on the ears), superior music fidelity (less boomy, more balanced, better definition in the highs), and hey! great noise-cancelling. Much better. All the steady office hum and rumble is gone, and more noticeably, there is no hiss at all. I don't have to cover the hiss with music. It's just quiet in here.

About the leakage issue others have mentioned, if I play the music loud, and someone comes into my cube, they can hear faintly that I have something on. This is not a problem. For the price, I highly recommend the Audio-technica ATH-ANC7B.
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Initial post: Aug 8, 2012 12:17:53 PM PDT
Does the ATH-ANC7B cover the whole ear vs. the JVC HANC-250 is an on ear? I just picked up the JVC HANC 250 and havent yet noticed the hiss but don't the noise cancelling is all that great...but biggest issue is the JVC sits on my ear..would much rather prefer something that covers the whole ear. Also JVC seems a little fragile construction...is the ANC7B better built in your opinion?
Many thanks..

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 1:00:15 PM PDT
K. Wray says:
My Audio-technica broke after six months. Do not purchase this product. Go with the Logitech instead.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2013 11:56:39 PM PDT
Carl Alsing says:
Yes the ATH-ANC7B covers the whole ear, so it blocks out the world. I still use them at my desk after 3 years.
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