We have played several tracks from our music player and have found that the headphones were able to deliver exceptional sound. The ANC7 instantly gave life to our favourite pop songs, with mids and highs being clearly head throughout various tracks. And while bass was present as we listened to several R&B and Drum and Bass tracks, we feel that it needed just a little more depth to completely satisfy users who prefer bass more than anything else.
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It took more than 30 hours of usage before the AAA battery ran out, making it the perfect set of headphones during those long trips.
Audio-Technica's ATH-ANC7 Quietpoint is certainly one of those noise-cancelling headphones worth considering should one decide to have peace and quiet at home, in the office, or during those lengthy travels. It sounds great, reduces ambient noise well, has a long battery life, and is very comfortable to use. An RRP of $445 may seem steep, but compared to other noise-cancelling products such as Sennheiser's PXC450 and Bose QuietComfort III, which are priced at $799.95 and $599 respectively, this unit is definitely a steal.
Type: Active noise-cancelling
Driver Diameter: 40mm
Frequency Response: 10-25,000 Hz
Quietpoint Active Noise Reduction: Up to 20 dB
Sensitivity: 109 dB
Impedance: 260 ohms
Battery: AAA (Alkaline)
Battery Life: Up to 40 hours
Cable: 1.6m with 3.5mm stereo mini-plug
Connector Input: 3.5mm
Weight: 200g without case and battery
Included accessories: Detachable 1.6m cable with 3.5mm stereo mini plugs; 6.3mm stereo adapter; airline adapter; AAA battery; carrying case with attached accessory pouch
Audio-Technica Quietpoint ATH-ANC7 | $445 | | www.tag.com.au
For: Noise-cancelling technology; Sound quality; Can work without batteries; Long battery life; Traveling case; Extra accessories; Price point
Against: Some users may not like the fact that the unit uses AAA batteries instead of a rechargeable battery; Bass is accurate but needs just a little more depth
Verdict: Audio-Technica's ATH-ANC7 is also a serious set of headphones worth recommending for what its worth. It costs less than Bose's Quiet Comfort 3 and even Sennheiser's PXC 450, giving it the edge in terms of affordability.