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