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
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