NAMM: Audio-Technica Headphones Actively Cancel Environmental Noise

Audio Technica noise-cancelling headphones2007 Winter NAMM Show: Audio-Technica announced the availability of its ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint active noise-canceling headphones.

The ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones employ a miniature microphone in each earpiece that monitors ambient noise (such as airplane cabin or traffic noise) and creates a sound-canceling signal that reduces distracting background noise by up to 85%.

Ideal for use with MP3, CD, DVD and in-flight entertainment systems, the ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones provide maximum comfort in a closed-back, streamlined design; they feature propriety large-aperture 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems for deeper bass and extended treble, and have a wide frequency response of 10-25,000 Hz.

The noise-canceling electronics for the ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones are fully integrated in each earpiece, with no need for bulky external modules. The headphones fold flat for easy portability, are powered by a single AAA alkaline battery and can operate in passive mode without the battery. The ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones come complete with a 5.2′ (1.6 m) detachable cable (remove for noise-canceling mode without audio) terminated with 1/8″ (3.5 mm) mini plugs; a 1/4″ (6.3 mm) stereo adapter; a specialized airline adapter for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems; and a carrying case with attached accessory pouch.

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint active noise-canceling headphones will be available Spring 2007 with a U.S. MSRP of $219.95.

One thought on “NAMM: Audio-Technica Headphones Actively Cancel Environmental Noise

  1. That was a good read. For years, we have seen a rise in technology. The noise isolation features which once seemed to be impossible is now a common feature in most of the headphones. With a large number of options available on the market such as AKG, Beyerdynamic, http://www.soundmagic.us/ Sennheiser, Logitech, etc., one can find a pair or affordable quality headphones based on the specific needs that fit into one’s budget.

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