Audio-Technica Rolls Out A Line Of Noise Canceling Headphones

Need some noise canceling headphones? Sure, we all do. That’s why Audio-Technica is selling these QuietPoint active noise-canceling headphones that range from $220 to $79 for the lowest-end model. The best thing? They keep working even if the battery is dead, so you can still listen to music albeit in non-noise-canceled mode.

All models run on one AAA battery.


STOW, OH, June 22, 2011 – At CEA Line Shows 2011, Audio-Technica is showcasing its lineup of QuietPoint active noise-cancelling headphones for every listener, style and budget. The ATH-ANC7b over-ear headphones, ATH-ANC27 over-ear model, ATH-ANC25 on-ear and ATH-ANC23 in-ear headphones combine easy portability with outstanding noise-cancelling performance, comfort and sound quality.

All four headphones use Audio-Technica’s exclusive QuietPoint active noise-cancelling technology to effectively block outside noise. The ATH-ANC7b, ATH-ANC27, ATH-ANC25 and ATH-ANC23 (SRP: $219.95, $119.95, $79.95 and $99.95) offer up to 90% noise-cancelling performance. All the headphones can be used with the Apple® iPod®, iPhone TM and iPad and with portable music players, laptops, in-flight entertainment systems and other devices. Unlike many other noise-cancelling headphones, their audio functions even if their battery runs down, ensuring listeners will never be without their music.

The ATH-ANC23 in-ear model features Comply TM Foam Tips, which use a patented design that comfortably seal the ear canal. The Comply ear tips are made out of breathable memory foam that gently expands to confirm to the shape of the ear canal. Because Comply Foam Tips are 30 times softer than standard ear buds, they’re remarkably comfortable. The ATH-ANC23 has a handy in-line volume control that lets users conveniently adjust their listening volume without having to reach for their portable music player or the airline audio controls.

The ATH-ANC7b, ATH-ANC27 and ATH-ANC25 feature cushioned ear pads and an adjustable headband, and have a detachable cord, enabling their use as cordless noise-cancelling headphones. The ATH-ANC7b and ATH-ANC27 headphones both fold flat for easy storage in their hard shell carrying cases, and the ATH-ANC25 has a compact folding design that takes up minimal luggage space when stored in its handy travel pouch.

The headphones are all designed to deliver the clear, natural sound that has made Audio-Technica a favorite with recording engineers, artists and listeners worldwide, with impactful bass, a natural midrange, extended treble and precise imaging. All models come with an airline adapter and an AAA battery, and the ATH-ANC7b and ATH-ANC27 models come with a 1/4-inch stereo adapter. The ATH-ANC23 also includes Comply Foam Tips, S, M and L sized rubber ear tips and a soft carrying pouch.