Excerpt: The Good Multiple sized ear tips. Comfortable to use when traveling. Includes all needed accessories. Compatible with all Apple products, including the original iPhone. Can be used without battery.
Pros: Multiple sized ear tips. Comfortable to use when traveling. Includes all needed accessories. Compatible with all Apple products, including the original iPhone. Can be used without battery.
Cons: Insufficient electromagnetic shielding. Transmits noise when exercising, so unsuitable for impact activities. One-year Limited Warranty.
Conclusion: At $169.95 USD, the ATH-ANC3 are pricier than Sony’s $99 MDR-NC22 earbuds, though we’ve seen deep discounts as low as $120 USD online. Both are very compact, cancel noise well, and have long battery life, but Sony offers longer cabling, while Audio-Technica has the livelier sound. If full-size active noise-cancelling headphones like the Bose QuietComfort series or earplug-style passive noise blockers like Shure’s SE series don’t cut it for you, these hybrids are worth a...
Pros: Good sounding and quiet; compact; long battery life
Cons: Cabling is a tad short; no in-line volume control; monitor button still lets audio bleed through
Excerpt: I use this headset for about 3 weeks, daily. Despite the lightweight GNR blows at the start of Systm active, the overall efficiency for rduction background noise is terrible. When APRS good hour away, the j'teins Systm active, I am always surprised at the magnitude of the ambient background noise! Although effective...
Conclusion: Combined with decent general performance, excellent noise cancelling and passable comfort, the ANC3s are a pleasant pair of earphones that the casual listener will be perfectly happy with. Should your battery die, you can still use them in passive mode.
Pros: Gave us mild 'ear fatigue' after hours of listening
Excerpt: J'utilise ce casque depuis environ 3 semaines, quotidiennement. Malgré le léger souffle généré lors de la mise en route du système actif, l'efficacité globale pour la réduction du bruit de fond est redoutable. Quand après une bonne heure de trajet, j'éteins le système actif, je suis toujours surpris de l'ampleur du bruit de fond amb...