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The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling headphones can be used to eliminate the sound of aircraft engines while travelling, leaving you free to enjoy your music without distractions. These headphones can also be used to reduce traffic sounds or the background noise from busy offices and dorms.

Overall Rating:

The ear cups on the headphones are large, well padded, fully surround the ear (circumaural) and are comfortable to wear for extended periods. When not in use the headphones fold flat inside the carry case provided. There is also space inside the carrying case for extra equipment such as an iPod and/or extra batteries.

These headphones are capable of delivering clear high resolution sound with the NC function switched on, although the sound quality is not quite so good when the headphones are used with the noise canceling turned off. It should also be noted that at higher volumes there is a fair amount of sound leakage from the ear cups, which could cause annoyance to fellow passengers while travelling. When the batteries run out the headphones still continue to work with the noise canceling turned off.

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Uses Audio-Technica QuietPoint® noise canceling technology
Still work with Noise Canceling function turned off
Full sized ear cups offer great sound isolation
20dB of noise cancelation
Spacious carry case

Technical Specifications

  • Headphone type: Closed
  • Design: Ear cup over the ear
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Plug: 6.3mm stereo
  • Cord 1 length: 5.2ft with 3.5mm stereo mini plug
  • Cord 1 length: 3.3ft with 3.5mm stereo mini plug
  • Weight (approx): 7.4oz (without cable and battery)
  • Battery type: DC 1.5V R03/AAA
  • Battery life: 40 Hours+
  • Driver unit: 40mm diameter
  • Frequency response: 10 – 25000Hz
  • Impedance: 300 Ohms
  • Noise Canceling on/off switch on housing
  • Sensitivity (db): 109dB/mW


  • Large ear cups with soft padding suitable for prolonged use
  • Good sound
  • Good noise canceling
  • Sturdy construction
  • Large case that will also store an iPod
  • Battery Life is excellent >40 hours reported by several users


  • Very large size when worn
  • Quite large for transporting even when folded flat
  • Some sound leakage at medium volumes
  • Sound can sound tinny/muffled when Noise Cancelling is turned to off.

Whats in the Box?

  • Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B headphones
  • Cord 5.2ft with 3.5mm stereo mini plug
  • Cord 3.3ft with 3.5mm stereo mini plug
  • 6.3mm stereo adapter
  • Airline adapter
  • Carrying case with attached pouch
  • AAA battery

Here’s a Review From a Satisfied Owner

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B is a great headset offering robust build quality coupled with very good performance at this price point.