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.


    Conditions
  • 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 48 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    • 1 Stars

       

      (9)

    26%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Casual listening (18)
    • Travel (17)
    • Block noise (16)
    • Comfortable (12)
    • Lightweight (10)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (14)
    • Poor value (3)
    • 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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    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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    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
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      • 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

            Cons

            • 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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                  Best Uses

                    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

                    Best Uses

                      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.

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                      • Traveling
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                      • Over a year
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                      1.0

                      Poor quality, short lifespan

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                      from Austin, TX

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • Poor Sound
                      • Poor Value
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

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

                        • 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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                        • Working
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                        • Over a year
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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Great sound quality for a great price. Durability poor.

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                        from Hartford, CT

                        Pros

                        • Great Sound

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction
                        • Unattractive Design

                        Best Uses

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

                          These headphones produce a great sound for a very reasonable price. They have lasted ~20 months so far. I travel with them a lot and use them while mowing the lawn. The case is a good durable construction. The headphone ear covers are shabby. Like many other users, mine are coming apart. I hope the super glue holds.
                          The design is very wide, but not tall enough, if that makes sense. I have to extend the adjustment to the max on both sides and the ear cups barely fit snugly under my ear while the top crushes down on top of my head. It's okay for a couple of hours, but gets rather uncomfortable after a movie or two on a long flight. Also, my friends have commented on how wide they are.
                          I am torn on recommending them or not. For the price:sound quality ratio - yes.

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                          • Traveling
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                          • Over a year
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                          3.0

                          Would not buy again.

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                          from Virginia

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Construction

                          Best Uses

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

                            I didn't have TOO many complaints about this until less than 1 year into them the ear padding ripped and the foam came out and now I can barely hear out them. Let alone they are no longer comfortable because the broken seam and foam push on your ear. The battery life is short, after 2 days of use I have to put a new battery in to get 100% white out noise capability otherwise the noise canceling feature goes in and out.

                            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                            • On Computer
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                            • Less than a month
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                          • Q & A

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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

                              1 answer

                            • 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
                            • Q:

                              Noise cancellation works fine with the "AAA 1.5V PROCELL batteries" but it does not work with "AAA 1.5V DURACELL batteries".

                              When I put "AAA 1.5V DURACELL battery", the blue light does not turn on and noise cancellation does not work. I checked the difference between PROCELL and DURACELL batteries and the only difference that I found is PROCELL has PC2400 written over it while DURACELL has MN2400.

                              I have purchase bunch of DURACELL AAA batteries. Please help me with this issue.
                              Asked on 11/16/2016 by Abhishek from Redmond WA

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                It sounds like you have a bad batch of batteries.

                                Answered on 11/18/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                            • Q:

                              My ATH-ANC7b Earpads have burst. The interior foam is now blocking the speakers inside each ear pad. How do I repair or replace these components?
                              Asked on 10/23/2016 by Mike from San Diego

                              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 10/24/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                            • Q:

                              Noise cancelling simply stopped working yesterday. No blue light, and headphones flat out don't function if I turn the NC switch on. The headphones do work (minus noise cancelling capability) with NC switch off. Changed the battery. No help. What gives? These are only 4 months old with very light usage.
                              Asked on 10/19/2016 by Mike C from Va, beach, VA

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at service@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                Answered on 10/20/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                            • Q:

                              My anc7b earpads were torn out, I want to remove and replace it with new earpads but couldn't as the pads were sticked to the speaker. Pls tell me how to change earpads?
                              Asked on 10/9/2016 by john

                              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 10/10/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                            • Q:

                              how to change the battery?
                              Asked on 9/3/2016 by Phil

                              3 answers

                              • A:

                                Gently press top part of the R pad and slide counter clockwise to expose the battery compartment.

                                Answered on 12/14/2016 by Scorpion from Perth, WA
                              • A:

                                Gently press top part of the R pad and slide counter clockwise to expose the battery compartment.

                                Answered on 12/14/2016 by Scorpion from Perth, WA
                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                Answered on 9/6/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                            • Q:

                              Why do you recommend only using non-rechargeable batteries? Will it harm the headphones to use rechargeable batteries. What is your reasoning?--Thanks
                              Asked on 8/17/2016 by susan from United States

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                Thank you for your inquiry. You can certainly use rechargeable batteries. We do not recommend them because it is impossible for us to provide proper specs for these since not all rechargeable batteries are created equally.

                                Answered on 8/19/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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