ATH-ANC7b

QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones

MSRP* US$179.95
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

    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.

    This product is available at Staples, shopaudiotechnica.com, and other online retailers.

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  • 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 Ľ” 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

    ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones 3.6 5 25 25
    love it Now that airline travel (at least in coach) is an exercise in abuse and discomfort, these headphones are essential. I'm amazed that a tiny iPod Shuffle can sound so good on them. They're comfortable and the noise-cancellation, if it isn't 100%, is close enough. Way recommended. May 9, 2014
    Good audio, confortable but poor quality of material I have the headphone for about 9 or 10 months. I use the headphone almost every day, for about 3 hours while I work, so no hardcore use. Overall I'm loving the product, but a few weeks ago the biggest problem happened: the ear cup foam broke through and is now exposed. To be fair, I got in touch with Audio-Technica and they offered to replace it, since it's within the warranty valid dates. April 2, 2014
    Good Sound, Horrible Construction Like many on here, I have had my headphones fall apart from minimal use. They are made of some of the cheapest plastic they could get their hands on, which lasts just about as long as their warranty. I would not recommend them because of this fact alone. Plastic was chipping off constantly, until one day the headphone just broke off the headband, in normal office use. I carried these things in the case and everything and they still fell apart. The sound was good while they lasted though. November 22, 2013
    DOESN'T MATCH THE PRICE PAID These are some cheap headphones. Very deceptive looking. They look like really nice headphones but are made from some cheap materials and/ or are poorly constructed. Plastic has cracked and broken off. The switch is very sensitive, I have to wiggle it to get it into just the right position for the sound to come out in stereo. The only bright spot is the sound is good. Other than that wouldn't buy or recommend. July 10, 2013
    Good sounds, poor materials I only use these headphones about 4 hrs per week on average. After just over a year I noticed bad cracks in the plastic parts connecting the ear pieces to the headband. Both sides have the same cracks. The sound is good, but they need to last a lot longer at this price. April 30, 2013
    Lasted long enough for the warranty to exspire. Went to put the headset on and the earpiece broke off. Out of warranty so I super glued the plastic back together. Worked for 4 more months, now the power led won't light and I get no sound at all. Definitely paid way too much for this product. April 14, 2013
    Great Product I purchased this product with a $70 discount totaling $130. These headphones match my listening needs. The audio quality is very detailed because I do notice a difference in audio quality as I use it in different devices; from my phone versus my DVD player to watching movies/listening to music. This means the audio quality on my phone is less than 20 KHz but the DVD quality is more or less around the maximum frequency response of the headphones being 25 KHZ. The noise-cancelation is a great feature when audio is turned on because you can block out most surrounding sound you don’t want to hear. However when audio is turned off, the noise-cancelation feature is not as strong, which means you can hear more outside surround sound. The battery life last great with hours of noise-calculation feature. The bulky weight and large size of the headphones I am not too positive about. The headband seems to be a little heavy on top of my head. However the ear memory foam snug my hears into the earpiece comfortably. The memory foam will save your head size, which will be customized to your head. I also like the carrying case because they keep the headphones safe and in place until your next usage. On occasion, I clean my headphones by compressed air for electronics and my wiping them here and there to remove body oil around the earpiece. January 10, 2013
    Fell apart due to cheap materials Very disappointing that a product this expensive would fall apart shortly after the warranty expired. The plastic bracket that holds the ear piece snapped close to the swivel due to cheap materials and poor engineering. Actually there were several plastic parts that cracked or fell off simply because the plastics is brittle. They only lasted a little longer than a year and they were never abused. By comparison my $20 Sony studio headphones have lasted over a decade. Overall the headphones worked ok. They are really only effective in canceling white noise and do not help to block nearby conversations. In fact since they block the background noise conversations almost become more prominent. I would recommend them only for light use primarily while flying since they do block aircraft noise somewhat well. In terms of sound quality there is a significant change in frequency response when the noise canceling is turned on. The bass seems greatly attenuated while the higher frequencies become very crisp and bright. January 3, 2013
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    How to eliminate high-pitched humming noise?

    Hi, I just purchased a pair of QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling headphones (ATH-ANC7b). I am using them to reduce exposure to ambient noise in our very busy office, so I just have them turned on with no music playing. They cancel the noise very well, however, I am hearing a constant high-pitched humming noise from the left earpiece. There is occasional noise from the right earpiece, but not as constant (perhaps every 10 or 15 seconds). I am disappointed that noise-cancelling headphones introduce an annoying noise of their own - is this normal? Is there a way to eliminate this?
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    I know of no other problem like yours. But anything is possible. Any sound coming from the earpiece has to be created BEFORE reaching the driver. You may have a defective pair of phones in my opinion. Sounds like the Noise-Cancelling Circuitry. A/T is very fair when it comes to repairs. If these phones are less then a year they will give you a new pair.

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    Return the headphones,the high pitched sound is indicative of oscillation caused by undamped feedback,something is probably wrong in the noise cancelling network.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. What you describe is not normal. One thing to check for is some type of digital interference from a digital device. Try using the headphones in another environment away from your office setting. If the noise is not present you will need to identify what is causing this interference at the office and move away from it. If the noise is still present away from the office then you may have a service issue and will need to contact our service department at (330) 686-2600 option 4.
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    i am very interested in buying the ATH-ANC7b, i just want to know how the bass is, because that is why i returned the bose, just not enough. I want to be convinced these will be more than the bose.
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    I just purchased the ATH-ANC7b and find a big difference in the music balance, level and sound leakage between noise canceling being on or off. When it's off there is much more bass, almost no sound leakage but level is much lower. When on, the music level and leakage go way up, and most of the bass goes away. This is probably a necessary effect of the way noise canceling has to work in a headphone. I can live with this as long as I only use noise canceling when there's enough noise to justify it and leakage won't matter. In a quiet office environment, better to leave it off.
    BTW, the ear cushions were supposed to have more room inside than the previous model, but these came with the old style cushion. Also the headband doesn't extend far enough to fit me, and when extended the phones don't fit the carrying case.
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    My wife had the Bose noise canceling headphone lost them and borrowed my ATH-ANC7b. I've listend to both and yes the ATH-ANC7b does have better base reproduction than the Boise. To put it another way my wife has no taken my ATH-ANC7b headphones and given me her (now found) Bose headphones. I'll be buying another pair of ATH-ANC7b when I can.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. I cannot find a frequency responce curve for the QC15, so I have no way to make a comparison with our product.
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    Difference between this product and ATH-ESW9?

    Is ATH-ESW9 also noise-cancelling?
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    No they are not noise canceling headphones. If you are looking for noise cancelation you may be interested in looking at these: ATH-ANC7b.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The ATH-ESW9 is not an active noise canceling headphone.
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    Are ATH-ANC7 compatible with iPod?

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    I have used them without ANY problem with my Classic iPod so I'm pretty sure you can use them with every iPod..
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    Thank you for the inquiry. Yes, I personally use the ATH-ANC7b with my iPod Nano
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    On the side of the headphone without the switch there is a depression and an arrow. Use your thumb and push the plstic cover in the direction of the arrow and it will expose the 1 AAA battery.
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    Thang you for your inquiry. The outside of the right ear cup turns counter clockwise to expose the battery.
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