Reviews and Problems with Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b
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20 May 2015
Summary: Noise reduction headphones should be well rounded and full of easy-to-use features. The top ten noise-cancelling headphones, including the ATH-ANC7bs, all have these characteristics. Not only do the ATH-ANC7bs protect your ears from annoying sounds, they also sound and feel great while doing so.
Pros: The lightweight design is easy to wear for extended periods of time and won’t give you headaches.
Cons: There is no remote included for answering phone calls or adjusting the volume.
Conclusion: The light and compact design of these headphones allows them to be carried easily while traveling. The noise canceling feature is very effective, blocking all other noises surrounding the listener. However, when the noise canceling function is off the sound is somewhat distorted.
Pros: The model’s big plus is the noise canceling feature that leads to a clear sound. They have a small weight and can be used passively without batteries as well.
Cons: The size of the ear cups is larger than it should and this can become uncomfortable. Sound leakage levels are quite hard so it can be difficult to listen while in spaces with other people without them hearing all.
Summary: 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.
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.
Summary: We hoped that the Audio-Technica's QuietPoint ATH-ANC7b noise-canceling headphones would deliver more bang for the buck than Bose's noise-canceling models--but they don't.
Pros: Less expensive than competing models from Bose; effective noise-canceling circuitry; device folds for compact storage in included carrying case; they work (in passive mode) when the noise-canceling function is turned off or the batteries have died.
Cons: Still fairly pricey; they leak more sound than they should (for a closed-cup design); they sound only OK for the money.
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.
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.
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.