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 90% while offering the superior audio quality that has made Audio-Technica a worldwide leader in electro-acoustic technology. <br/>Ideal for use with MP3, CD, DVD & in-flight entertainment systems, ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® closed-back headphones deliver clear, high-resolution sound, with impactful bass, a detailed midrange, 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. <br/>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.<br/>This product is available at <a href="http://storelocator.staples.com/"><b>Staples</b></a>, <a href="http://www.shopaudiotechnica.com" target="_blank"><b>shopaudiotechnica.com</b></a>, and other online retailers.<br/><a href="http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/features/b3ef06fca462fcad/index.html" target="_blank"><b>Read how Active Noise-cancelling Headphones work.</b></a>
I'm no audiophile, and I don't do a whole lot of musicianship in a studio or on a mixer, but you don't have to be a genius to know that these headphone are quality. The listening experience is wonderful!! The padding on the two earcups and the headband works effeciently for long wearing sessions, the comfort level of the headphones, and the durability. I especially like the fact that you can still listen through these headphones even if the noise cancelling is turned off. These headphones really do block out most if not all exterior noises, not only through the technology of noise cancelling, but also passive noise cancelling. Overall, these headphone provide a large stage for your music, and truly emerse you in any genre of music you listen to. They have acceptional fidelity in both the mid and high ranges, and do everything you would expect from a noise cancelling pair of headphones. I would definetly recommend these to anyone who needs a new pair of headphones and is willing to pay for them.
Pros Sports/Exercise, Casual Listening, Travel, Gaming, Block Noise, Office, comfortable, pure sound quality, durable, priced well
Cons wish it didn't leak as much but not a major prob., better packaging not a huge problem though.