ATH-ANC7b

QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones

MSRP* US$99.95
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

  • over the ear headphones


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  • Overview

    Arrive refreshed after a long flight, avoid distractions in a noisy office, or find peace & quiet in your living room…with ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones. These lightweight, compact headphones effectively reduce distracting background noise by 90% while offering the superior audio quality that has made Audio-Technica a worldwide leader in electro-acoustic technology.

    Ideal for use with MP3, CD, DVD & in-flight entertainment systems, ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® closed-back headphones deliver clear, high-resolution sound, with impactful bass, a detailed midrange, extended treble and accurate imaging in an immersive soundfield. Their earcups have been redesigned for greater comfort, with generously cushioned padding and a shape that fits easily over any ear.

    The ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® headphones feature large-aperture 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems and extremely high 109dB sensitivity to provide generous volume levels from any music source. The headphones also work when the noise-cancelling function is turned off, and operate in passive mode without batteries. Noise-cancelling electronics are fully integrated in each earpiece, with no need for external modules.

    Read how Active Noise-cancelling Headphones work.
  • Features

    • ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® noise-cancelling headphones feature ANC circuitry that effectively reduces environmental noise by 90%

    • Lightweight, compact, fold-flat design is ideal for travel

    • Ideal for use with Apple® iPod®, iPhone™ and iPod touch® portable music and DVD players, laptop computers, in-flight entertainment systems and other devices

    • Closed-back headphones feature large-aperture 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems for impactful bass, extended treble and higher fidelity

    • Comfortable earcups with generously cushioned padding and a shape that fits easily over any ear

    • Audio functions (in passive mode) even without the battery

    • Fully integrated electronics—no external modules needed

    • Fold-flat design with included 3.5 mm mini-plugs, a full-size ¼” adapter, a specialized airline adapter for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems, and a handy carrying case


  • Specifications

    TypeActive noise-cancelling
    Driver Diameter40 mm
    MagnetNeodymium
    Frequency Response10 - 25,000 Hz
    Quietpoint® Active Noise ReductionUp to 20 dB
    Maximum Input Power500 mW
    Sensitivity109 dB
    Impedance300 ohms
    BatteryAAA (alkaline)
    Battery LifeUp to 40 hours, typical (alkaline)
    Weight210 g (7.4 oz), without cable and battery
    CableDetachable 1.6 m (5.2') with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug;
    Detachable 1.0 m (3.3') with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8")
    Accessories Included6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter; airline adapter; AAA battery; carrying case with attached accessory pouch



    Specifications measured with headphones in active mode.


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  • Downloads

    ATH-ANC7b Manual (pdf 2.20 M)
  • Reviews

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones
     
    3.1

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    • 1 Stars

       

      (10)

    24%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Casual listening (18)
    • Travel (17)
    • Block noise (16)
    • Comfortable (14)
    • Lightweight (11)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (16)
    • Poor value (4)
    • Too much ambient noise (3)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Audio-Technica Active Noise Cancelling headphones ATH-AN

    The Audio-Technica Active Noise Cancelling headphones ATH-ANC7B
    with specifications consisting of a Frequency Response of 10 - 25,000 Hz meaning treble and bass deliverers, as promised, along with the consummate professional customer...Read complete review

    The Audio-Technica Active Noise Cancelling headphones ATH-ANC7B
    with specifications consisting of a Frequency Response of 10 - 25,000 Hz meaning treble and bass deliverers, as promised, along with the consummate professional customer service we all want and need in this cost effective economy of 2012.To quickly review-Great noise elimination-great audio quality-can be used as regular headphones without a battery, and still sounding great, with a very Chic design that for the current price, cannot be touched by any other corporation, bar none, while designed to last! I am currently on my 10th pair in the last three years, as I like to have a pair for my home Theater system, as well as my PC. and a pair for my i-pod when I go out, in other words the more you purchase, the better off you are as, these last forever. The current model is called the Audio-Technica ANC7bs, and they are even more powerful then the original model that was out in 2008, and amazingly cheaper! The Audio-Technica Corporation are the consummate professionals, who really listen to your problems, and immediately comply with the best of their ability. They have created an unbelievable electronic product that exceeds excellence, for the price!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor quality, short lifespan

    • After a little over a year, left side goes in and out and getting noise with the switch.
    • Headphone pads came apart to expose the padding underneath. The...Read complete review

    • After a little over a year, left side goes in and out and getting noise with the switch.
    • Headphone pads came apart to expose the padding underneath. The leather kept the form of the headphones so it became an uncomfortable fit.
    • Sound is muffled and bass heavy without the noise cancellation on. Sound is good with the switch on, but the noise cancellation is poor.

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    2.0

    Good sound, good performance, VERY poor quality ear pads

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    from Michigan, USA

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

      I have two of these. One set is at my office for when I want to listen privately or not be disturbed by ambient noise. The ear pads tore within just a few months, have been torn for a few more months, with no help from the company, and are now unusable (pictured). This is one of two sets I have which have done this same thing. The set I use at home has recently started to show the same tearing despite being used far less. Both sets were purchased around a year ago. I want this fixed or at least to be given a way to purchase a replacement set of ear pads. There are aftermarket options, but based on reviews, they do not appear to be worth ordering.

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • On Computer
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      • Up to a year
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      1.0

      Breaks after short time and good care

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      from Washington DC

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        • Flimsy Construction
        • Poor Value

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          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

          Used the headphones for about 6 months until they broke. The right side has no sound and left side cuts in and out so they are completely useless. I only used these while working on my computer and kept them in good shape in their case.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • On Computer
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Less than a month
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          5.0

          My first premium headphones, great

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          from CO, USA

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Unattractive.

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

            Excellent for the bus and similar commutes. Good for noisy homes. My first exposure to decent audio so keep that in mind, but these brought me into the world of quality audio and I can't go back. I literally won't watch a new movie or listen to music without using these. I have bought and will buy more AT headphones.
            I heard background sounds I never did before. Phenomenal sound quality to me. However after much time, I understand, these aren't perfect. The 40mms drivers deliver good bass but not perfect and when cranked the bass eventually distorts a little, especially when the noise cancelling is on.

            I can't use these to absolutely crank audio, however, for out-of-the-home use they really shine with good noise cancelling. Does not cancel high frequencies, which might help in the case of a fire but in McDonalds, you can hear the beeping of the frier which is a nuisance. Also, the switch is finally, after 4years of constant use, starting to give out and cause flickering. I will be buying another pair of ATs for a deeper experience.

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Traveling
            • How long have you used this product?:
            • Over a year
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            3.0

            Good sound, poor construction...buy another pair?

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            from Vienna, Virginia

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight
            • Noise cancelling capability

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

              Had these for just over a year. After about 9 months, ear pads started splitting and exposing padding within. Recently, the twisting portion of arm cracked. Overall, like these and like sound quality. Unfortunately, poor construction detracts from a good product. Had used them daily when working on research papers. Undecided if I'll buy another Audio-Technica product.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • On Computer
              • How long have you used this product?:
              • Over a year
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              1.0

              Right headphone quit working after 14 months

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              from St. Joseph, MO

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Good Bass

              Cons

              • Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

                Enjoyed the headphones while they worked, but after little over a year of very light use (mainly travel), the right side quit working. No volume at all from that headphone. Worthless now.

                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                • Traveling
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                • Over a year
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                5.0

                GREAT

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                from princeton new jersey

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction
                • Too Much Ambient Noise
                • Unattractive Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

                  used for three and a half years good build except the hinge it gets stuck on the right ear 25% of the time (only cause I dropped it) still work great

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Traveling
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                  • Over a year
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                  2.0

                  Not recommended

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                  from Norway

                  Pros

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                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

                      Audio quality is good with noise cancellation on. Noise cancellation poor compared to Bose. Leather came apart to expose padding.

                      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                      • Home
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                      • Over a year
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                      5.0

                      7 years old and still good

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                      from New Mexico

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Good Value
                      • Lightweight

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                          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

                          Surprised at the bad reviews since I've been using mine for 7 years and they are working fine and still in good shape.

                          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                          • Studio
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                          • Over a year
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                          1.0

                          Don't buy these very very poor quality.

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                          from The Villages Florida

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Construction
                          • Poor Sound

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                            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

                            After a year both ear cups split exposing the foam. The foam spilled over the speakers pretty much rendering the headsets useless. Also both channels (left and right) go out and I have to tap the earpiece to get any sound. Highly annoying! These are cheap cheap headsets. They don't hold up at all. And I'm 60! I've treated these with kid gloves! As I'm writing this I'm realizing how terrible these are...

                            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                            • Traveling
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                            • Over a year
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                            4.0

                            Good value

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                            from Midwest

                            Pros

                            • Good Value
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy Construction

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                              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

                              After three years of overseas travel the 3.5mm chord is giving up and the earpiece isn't beginning to come apart but overall good do value and purchase.

                              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                              • Traveling
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                              • Over a year
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                            • Q & A

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                              • Q:

                                Hello! In one of the earcups, the seam of the black skin covering the padding has split. Can I fix this DIY-style with superglue or would this negatively affect the sound? If the latter, can you give me an estimate for how much repair/replacement would cost? Thank you!
                                Asked on 10/20/2017 by Markus from NYC

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                  Answered on 10/23/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                              • Q:

                                The 1.6 meter cable that came with my pair was destroyed in an accident, and I am having trouble obtaining a new cable or even figuring out which Audio-Technica product will function as a replacement cable. Which of AT's products is compatible with this model of headphones?
                                Asked on 9/4/2017 by Robert from undisclosed

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                  Answered on 9/6/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                              • Q:

                                Is it possible to buy another carrying case? I already lost the one included with my purchase.
                                Asked on 7/27/2017 by ToHo from Anaheim

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                  Answered on 7/31/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                              • Q:

                                Do they have Bluetooth compatibility?
                                Asked on 7/24/2017 by Colo from undisclosed

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                                  A:

                                  The ATH-ANC7b headphones are not Bluetooth.

                                  Answered on 7/26/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                              • Q:

                                Hello,
                                Would you please tell me how I can send my headphones in for service?

                                Thank you for your time,
                                ~Ms. Isaacs
                                Asked on 5/29/2017 by Ali from Montreal, QC Canada

                                1 answer

                              • Q:

                                Where does the battery go? I am unable to twist off the right ear cover.
                                Asked on 5/21/2017 by Jerry from Reno Nv

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                              • Q:

                                When I don't have the sound cancelling on it's fine, but when I switch it on I get fuzz. And sometimes it's in a rhythm. What should I do?
                                Asked on 3/3/2017 by rl022600 from johnson creek, WI

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Service Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5003. They would be happy to help you.

                                  Answered on 3/22/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                              • Q:

                                I have ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones and I need new ear pads for them. Are they available anywhere?
                                Asked on 12/12/2016 by yellodog117 from U S of A

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                  Answered on 12/14/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                              • Q:

                                Just received a new set of factory refurbished headphones and no instructions - can't figure out where to put the batteries.
                                Asked on 12/5/2016 by Tom from Pittsburgh, PA

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                              • Q:

                                What replacement cords work for the model ath-anc7b headphones?
                                Asked on 11/22/2016 by Dick

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                  Answered on 11/22/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
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