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.
Excerpt: Audio-Technica’s full-size QuietPoint ATH-ANC7 are excellent noise-canceling headphones for the money, so we had high expectations for the company’s first earbud-style noise cancellers. The QuietPoint ATH-ANC3 ($169.95 list) mostly delivers, and although we’re slightly disappointed with the cabling design, the sound quality is very good, and the combination of noise cancellation and isolating eartips is effective.
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: Everyone owns a pair of headphones these days. Whether you use them at home to listen to music without annoying the family; on your daily commute to work to create your own sonic comfort zone; or even if you dig them out only occasionally to stave off the tedium on a plane - we all rely on 'phones to make certain experiences more bearable.
Pros: A very open and balanced sound for £70 in-ear headphones, added bonus of noise cancellation
Cons: Noise cancelling isn', t quite as effective as the best, a touch of brittleness to the very top end
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
Summary: As noise-cancelling earphones the ANC3s are superb, with decent overall sound quality. They're not without their sonic slip-ups here and there, but casual listeners will find them very pleasant indeed.
Pros: Sound quality, Excellent noise cancellation
Cons: Gave us mild 'ear fatigue' after hours of listening