ATH-ANC1

QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling On-Ear Headphones

MSRP* US$129.95
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Overview

    The ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint® headphones deliver natural sound and luxurious silence in a highly compact on-ear design. The fold-flat headphones incorporate Audio-Technica’s acclaimed active noise-cancelling technology to block out up to 85% of outside noise, while delivering clear, detailed and natural sound. The active noise-cancelling circuitry is located in a handy external module attached to its connecting cord, for extremely lightweight on-ear wear. Although compact, the headphones deliver powerful, immersive sound, thanks to their precision high-efficiency full-range drivers and premium internal components. They’re ideal for use with the Apple® iPod®, iPhone™ and iPod touch®, portable music players, computers, in-flight entertainment systems and many other devices. The headphones also work when the noise-cancelling function is turned off, and operate in passive mode without batteries.
  • Features


    • Eliminates up to 85% of ambient noise

    • ANC circuitry in external in-line module

    • Lightweight fold-up design is ideal for travel

    • Remarkably natural acoustic performance

    • Soft ear pads for long-wearing comfort

    • Audio continues to work without battery

    • Includes travel pouch, 1.6-foot extension cord, airline adapter and AAA battery

  • Specifications

    TypeActive noise-cancelling
    Driver Diameter36 mm
    Frequency Response10 - 20,000 Hz
    Quietpoint® Active Noise ReductionUp to 18 dB
    Maximum Input Power500 mW
    Sensitivity105 dB
    Impedance130 ohms
    BatteryAAA (alkaline)
    Battery LifeUp to 40 hours, typical (alkaline)
    Weight100 g (3.5 oz), without battery
    Cable1.2 m (3.9') with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8")
    Accessories IncludedDetachable 0.5 m (1.6') extension cable with gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug and jack; airline adapter; AAA battery; protective pouch



    Specifications measured with headphones in active mode.


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  • Downloads

    ATH-ANC1 Manual (pdf 2.21 M)
  • Reviews

    ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling On-Ear Headphones 2.9 5 9 9
    Cord will not last These are great for the price, however I've gone through two pairs due to the audio cable failing. I treat this very carefully but the cord just doesn't last. So now I get a channel dropping out, or clicks/static. Unfortunately I don't think the cable is user-replaceable, so this is the last pair. November 9, 2013
    Awkward design I was very satisfied both with the noise cancelling ability and the sound quality of these headsets. As comfortable a fit as they may be, they protrude in a ridiculous arc out from the ears arising from where the arms join the ear piece and the angle of which this is set. I looked at other headphones in their range after purchasing and this issue seems to be only in their noise cancelling products. I would strongly suggest trying on a pair and taking a look for yourself before purchasing. I will be replacing with an alternate brand simply because of how foolish they look. December 2, 2012
    Great form factor and sound, substandard build quality These are my favorite headphones I've ever owned. Great noise cancellation for the size (I don't like huge cans). However I had to have them replaced three times within the year that I bought them because of the sound cutting out in one channel after normal wear and tear on the cable. Now the year's up and they've conked out again so I'm going to have to shop for a new model, cause I simply can't do this anymore. If you can get these for a good price, do so, but either be really gentle with them or just know that you're going to only have them for a little more than a year. July 20, 2012
    Don't waste your money! I bought this headphones around 6 months ago through Amazon and while the quality of sound was great, the durability was nowhere close. Now, after 6 months, the cord is broken from the inside and I have to either send it back for repair and pay for the shipment out of my pocket (they don't pay for the shipment back, even when the warranty is still on!!!), or throw the headphone out. Such a disappointment June 18, 2012
    Unbelievably poor design. These headphones sounds great! But how is that a company spends the time and effort to make great sounding headphones, and then makes the cord too short to reach from my hands to my headphones when I'm walking? (I'm 5'9"). Also, the battery pack is pretty much right at the end, making it so that I have to hold 2 things when walking with my iPhone. (Both the iPhone and the battery pack). Couldn't there be some extra slack so I could keep it in my pocket? I bought these online and unfortunately did not think it necessary to ensure that a headphones company would ensure that their cords are not too short to go for a walk while holding the phone and battery pack in your hand. Extremely disappointed. June 15, 2012
    Sounds great if they would stay on... Bought these for X-mas 2011 and they worked great for the first couple of hours. After about an hour and a half of use they shut off. I replaced the battery but they still would not come back on immediately. They would only power back up after being off for about two hours. Unfortunately, I was on a 10 week trip and couldn't return them to Amazon. I'm back home now and am trying to figure out how to send them back to Audio Technica. Very disappointed! March 17, 2012
    Better than Sony for sure! I bought these for my wife as a Christmas gift. Ear buds are uncomfortable for her and she is a petite woman so the over the ear headphones didn't feel comfortable for her. So after a bit of research, I decided to try out the ANC1's. I am happy to say that I am not disappointed. They not only fit her well and are very comfortable, but they sound great to. They out perform my Sony's all day long. The sound quality is clear without distortion. The noise cancelling is very good. They are nicely constructed and seem to be very durable. They dont have a great low end, but the bass is solid and clear. Nice job guys! February 15, 2012
    Amazing quality for a good price They may not have the logo of Bose but audio technica headphones can definitely be compared to Bose headphones. The audio sound fantastic and flawless while the noise canceling works professionally to cancel all unwanted noise. I highly recommend these headphones to all who want a spectacular audio expirece while still being agforadable and comfortable. December 25, 2011
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    How to cushion the headband?

    We have owned these for nearly 1 year and we are going to buy 1 more pair of noise cancelling headphones but what keeps us from buying these again is the headband on these headphones. the plastic is hard and not comfortable at all. I was wondering if anyone has done anything to make the headband more comfortable that doesnt make the headphones look silly?
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    The ear pad and vinvl is a big problem with current Audio-Technica phones. I have A/T phones that retail at $299 and the pads and vinvl came off. A/T has replacement vinvl and form pad for many of their phones. They will send you the replacements for free.

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    Thank you for your inquiry. I am note aware of such a product.
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    Will damage occur if NIMH batteries are used?
     
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    The ATH-ANC1 will continue to work well after the battery is almost completely drain. Do this do NIMH and they may leak.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. We have always recommended alkaline batteries for our products primarily because of battery life and expense. Rechargeable batteries have come a long way and offer much longer life than those of the past, although you may have to spend a good deal of money for a good rechargeable system. We have many customers that use rechargeable batteries with success. Please note that we have a lot of information on our FAQ page on our web site about batteries and I highly recommend reading this information before investing in a rechargeable system. (Link below). Also, please note that rechargeable batteries can very in size and battery post length, so you must be careful to select a battery that is the same size as their alkaline counterpart or else they may not fit or work.

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    broken Audio Technica ATH-ANC1

    My husband's 10-month-old ATH-ANC1 broke at the point of the headpiece on the earpiece - is there any way to repair that one piece without buying a whole 'nother set?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Please browse the below information for instructions to get the product into our service department.

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    Thank you for your inquiry. Each ear cup adjusts up and down and the headband has a good deal of "spring" to hold it firmly to the head. It fits quite comfortably on my petite, 10 year old daughter.
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    Broken mini-plug

    Is there a replacement mini-plug available that I can use to replace the broken one on my headphones?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our service department at (330) 686-2600, option 4 for service and parts.
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