Excerpt: Audio-Technica is one of the most respected names in the audiophile world as it applies to the computer user. Head into any forum anywhere where people are talking about headphones or headsets and you are going to find this company's name. Today we look at its closed back noise-cancelling headphones.
audio-technica QuietPoint Active Noise Cancelling Headphones ATH-ANC7b Review
17 December 2009
Excerpt: My first experience with noise cancelling technology was many years ago when I got bumped up to first class on a Singapore Airlines flight. They offered us the headsets for a 15 hour flight to the West coast US and it made me want to buy a set when I got back home. Unfortunately at that time the options were very expensive, but today there are several products and they range in price from $20 to almost $300.
Summary: The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones offer excellent noise cancellation and relatively solid sound quality for the price.
Pros: The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones are comfortable and come with useful accessories such as a hard shell travel case and airline adapter. Overall sound quality is good (with noise-cancellation turned on), bass is tight and present, and noise-cancellation feature works well.
Cons: The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 suffers from slightly brittle treble, which makes some tracks sound harsh. The audio has a muffled quality if the noise cancellation is turned off. There's also noticeable sound leakage.
Excerpt: published a series of reviews of active noise-cancelling headphones, collectively called the “Sounds of Silence”, and one of our favorite models at the time was Audio-Technica’s “Quiet Point” ATH-ANC7. Though it was neither the most expensive nor the most elaborate of the designs we sampled, the ANC7 represented one of those “less is more” scenarios where everything about the headphone just plain worked as intended, giving excellent levels of noise reduction and very...
Conclusion: True audiophile quality sound and effective noise cancelling don’t usually come in the same box, but Audio-Technica managed to do it here, and kick in some extremely thoughtful features and functionality as well. With a $200 street price, you’re still going to have to shell out a few bucks, but the return on investment is very high. Those considering noise cancelling headphones need to give the ATH-ANC7b a serious test drive. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Pros: Comfortable, well-designed ear pads; excellent noise cancellation; will play music passively; easy storage; powerful, well-balanced sound
Cons: Slightly large ear-cup size; slight emphasis on mid-bass
Excerpt: I had a problem. I ride the bus to work, and sometimes you just get tired of all the noise, sometimes from the other bus riders, sometimes from the engine, or maybe I just want to focus on something else for the commute, like a good song or two.
Excerpt: L'Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b est un casque peu onéreux au regard de ce qu’il offre. Sur beaucoup de points, il ressemble même aux modèles les plus performants, luxueux et coûteux que sont le Denon AH-NC800 et le Bose QC15. De plus, il offre une réduction de bruit efficace qui n’entame pas la musicalité.
Pros: Efficacité du système de réduction du bruit, Confort, Excellentes performances en mode actif et passif