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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>
 
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4 / 5
Great phones but...And some history
PostedDecember 29, 2011
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snowy93535
from Palmdale, CA, USA
Environment:Casual listening
Expertise:Audiophile
How Long:Up to a year
Reliability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Audio Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
1 / 5
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Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Before I even start my review, I what to say I been buying Audio-Technica products for years. One of my first purchases was in the early seventies. I was heavy into Quadraphonic Music. One of my favorite formats was CD-4 the others were OS, and SQ. To play CD-4 albums you needed a special phono cartridge, and guess who was the first to make them? You guess it A/T. The Audio-Techinca At145a Quadraphonic Phone Cartridge which I still have today and is STILL working great! I paid $39 dollars back then. Beleive it or not you can still get this cartridge today at a whopping $368 dollars...Now on to the headphones they lastest five months untill the left ear pad fell out then the right a few weeks later. I tried to repair them myself but it was frugle. I put the phones away and got some Bose. As for the audio quality I give the A/T's a four star rating. Comfort(before the pads fell out) a five star rating. With the case and all the connecting ablities another five. Noise reduction a three star rating compare to the Bose. I used the A/T's on a couple flight's and they are from poor to good for noise reduction on a airplane. After calling A/T, I found out today about the free ear pad replacements and have order them. I will make another review when I receive them and fix the headphone problem. For the price that theses phones are availble on amazon.com and compare to the price I paid for my Bose, I give them a thumb's up for the A/T's At $100 on amazon.com. I love how Audio-Technica has always stand by it's products!!! PS: they did replaced my Shibata Stylus for free in 1979 for the quad cart...
Pros Casual Listening, Film/Video Production, Travel, Studio
Cons poor quality ear phone pads that break
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The ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint® headphones deliver natural sound and luxurious silence in a highly compact on-ear design. The fold-flat headphones incorporate Audio-Technica’s acclaimed active noise-cancelling technology to block out up to 85% of outside noise, while delivering clear, detailed and natural sound. The active noise-cancelling circuitry is located in a handy external module attached to its connecting cord, for extremely lightweight on-ear wear. Although compact, the headphones deliver powerful, immersive sound, thanks to their precision high-efficiency full-range drivers and premium internal components. They’re ideal for use with the Apple® iPod®, iPhone™ and iPod touch®, portable music players, computers, in-flight entertainment systems and many other devices. The headphones also work when the noise-cancelling function is turned off, and operate in passive mode without batteries. <br/>
 

How to cushion the headband?

We have owned these for nearly 1 year and we are going to buy 1 more pair of noise cancelling headphones but what keeps us from buying these again is the headband on these headphones. the plastic is hard and not comfortable at all. I was wondering if anyone has done anything to make the headband more comfortable that doesnt make the headphones look silly?
The ear pad and vinvl is a big problem with current Audio-Technica phones. I have A/T phones that retail at $299 and the pads and vinvl came off. A/T has replacement vinvl and form pad for many of their phones. They will send you the replacements for free.

Good Luck
2 years, 6 months ago
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snowy93535
Palmdale, CA, USA
 
The ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint® headphones deliver natural sound and luxurious silence in a highly compact on-ear design. The fold-flat headphones incorporate Audio-Technica’s acclaimed active noise-cancelling technology to block out up to 85% of outside noise, while delivering clear, detailed and natural sound. The active noise-cancelling circuitry is located in a handy external module attached to its connecting cord, for extremely lightweight on-ear wear. Although compact, the headphones deliver powerful, immersive sound, thanks to their precision high-efficiency full-range drivers and premium internal components. They’re ideal for use with the Apple® iPod®, iPhone™ and iPod touch®, portable music players, computers, in-flight entertainment systems and many other devices. The headphones also work when the noise-cancelling function is turned off, and operate in passive mode without batteries. <br/>
 

Why are rechargeable batteries not recommended for use in the ATH-ANC1 Quietpoint headphones?

Will damage occur if NIMH batteries are used?
The ATH-ANC1 will continue to work well after the battery is almost completely drain. Do this do NIMH and they may leak.
2 years, 6 months ago
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snowy93535
Palmdale, CA, USA
 
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>
 

How to eliminate high-pitched humming noise?

Hi, I just purchased a pair of QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling headphones (ATH-ANC7b). I am using them to reduce exposure to ambient noise in our very busy office, so I just have them turned on with no music playing. They cancel the noise very well, however, I am hearing a constant high-pitched humming noise from the left earpiece. There is occasional noise from the right earpiece, but not as constant (perhaps every 10 or 15 seconds). I am disappointed that noise-cancelling headphones introduce an annoying noise of their own - is this normal? Is there a way to eliminate this?
I know of no other problem like yours. But anything is possible. Any sound coming from the earpiece has to be created BEFORE reaching the driver. You may have a defective pair of phones in my opinion. Sounds like the Noise-Cancelling Circuitry. A/T is very fair when it comes to repairs. If these phones are less then a year they will give you a new pair.

Good Luck!
2 years, 6 months ago
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snowy93535
Palmdale, CA, USA
 
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>
 

Detachable stereo cable

Where can I find a replacement cable for my headphones? The diameter of the plug is smaller that most I've found in stores and it needs to slide into the headphone body.
(ATH-ANC7)
Radio Shack I heard, But I'm really not sure. Doesn't hurt to check it out, like me know what you find...
2 years, 6 months ago
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snowy93535
Palmdale, CA, USA
 
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>
 

Are there replacement ear pads sold for this item?

The ear pads recently tore open because they are just glued together at the seam, they aren't stitched. I was just wondering if I can purchase replacement pads rather than fixing them myself?
Call A/T and talk to the customer service department and they will connect you with the person incharge with the Ear Pad Replacement. Besure to tell them you had the phones for lesst than a year. They will ship you a pair to replace the damage ones at NO cost.
2 years, 6 months ago
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snowy93535
Palmdale, CA, USA
 
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>
 

Are ATH-ANC7 compatible with iPod?

I have used them without ANY problem with my Classic iPod so I'm pretty sure you can use them with every iPod..
2 years, 6 months ago
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snowy93535
Palmdale, CA, USA