ATH-ANC33iS QuietPointÂ® Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones
Good purchase, very comfortable earbuds
I bought these to replace Brand K 4si which were okay but not anywhere near as good as the Brand B noise cancelling headphones. (They are great but too cumbersome for travel anymore). So I checked several audio mag reviews and thought these Audio Technica might fit the bill without the cost of the crazy expensive competitor earbuds.
I am very impressed and with the compressable foam covers find them both comfortable and decent at mitigating a lot of the noise on the plane.
Sadly, the battery pack is rather heavy, with on AAA battery and keeping it clipped on to a sweater or jacket is difficult. So difficult in fact that the clip broke off exposing a sharp medal spring.
I hope that can be fixed as I do like these and save this problem would recommend them - especially at this price point.
November 8, 2014
Malfunction after 2 weeks of use
I use this product to listen to music while I exercise on the threadmill. After using it for 2 weeks I noticed that the music started to sound muted. After changing the batteries, the problem persisted. I then compared the sound level with that provided by a regular headphone and, indeed, the sound became very muted. The noise cancelling feature still seems to work, although also at lower efficiency.
October 28, 2014
These ones are replacing my pricey noice-cancelling headphones
Got these at the airport as an alternative to a set of pricey noise-cancelling headphones from another brand I bought just 3 months ago. Headphones can be a bit bulky and get in the way if you want to sleep on a plane, so in-ear headphones are a good alternative (to sleep, just turn on noise cancellation without listening to any audio source). Noise-cancellation works like a charm and just as good or better than any other brand or model I've used before.
I'm keeping these In-Ear headphones and selling my other ones now. Great portability and good sound at a third of the price for what I paid for the others.
Last, but not least, one of Audio-Technica's strongest points: you can leave noise-cancellation off and still use your headphones like normal passive headphones (though I'm not sure if this applies to their whole range) - a feature that I really appreciate.
September 4, 2013
Bought this at airport for my blackberry for use on plane and while driving in car. They work really well and are comfortable.
Only issue i have with any of these types of devices is the wear and tear on the phono jack inserting and removing from device. seems like mre strain relief would be used to prevent wire damage. For the price they work really nice and less bulky than set of head phones.
May 24, 2013