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 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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      (7)

    17%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Casual listening (18)
    • Travel (17)
    • Block noise (16)
    • Office (10)
    • Comfortable (7)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (10)

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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

     

    Sounds good, Fabrication quality poor

    The noise canceling feature works great. ALL outside sounds are reduced to a barely noticeable level, including voice. It is great trying to listen to my music in the factory environment.
    The...Read complete review

    The noise canceling feature works great. ALL outside sounds are reduced to a barely noticeable level, including voice. It is great trying to listen to my music in the factory environment.
    The product fabrication leaves much to be desired for the price. After less than a weeks use one earpiece fell off due to cracking of the headband material. A little supper glue and I continued to use.
    After 6 months and several tubes of supper glue I have given up on trying to keep the unit functioning and holding together.
    Perhaps a stronger material for the head band assembly would make the unit a 5* for the price range.
    (up to a year use is selected due to no choices for over 1 month but less than 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.

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Working
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      • Over a year
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      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.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • 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

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          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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          5.0

          Excellent noise cancelling headphones

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          from Winnipeg MB Canada

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Bought these based on a recommendation from a friend. I am not sure why all the others have had complaints. I've had my pair for 2 years now and they look and act like brand new. They are excellent quality - whoever says they aren't is obviously very hard on them. I take care of mine and they are working perfectly. Sound is very good...noise cancelling feature is excellent. For the price, I say these can't be beat. Even the battery on the noise cancelling feature lasts an insane amount of time.
              I highly recommend these headphones. Pay twice as much or more for Bose if you want but I'm definitely pleased I bought these instead.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • Home
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              • Over a year
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              3.0

              disappointed

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              from Naperville, IL

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Too Much Ambient Noise

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

                better sound than conventional headphones with noise suppression on.

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

                Noise Cancellation Button Broke within 6 months.

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                from hartford, ct

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Good Bass
                • Great Sound
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • noise cancelling button broke after 6 mths

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

                  everything is good except the button broke, had the similar model for years and then button broke on that too, but thought I'd try another pair, mistake!!!

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Working
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                  • Up to a year
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                  2.0

                  Overrated noise cancelling ability and poor quality ear pad

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                  from South Australia

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Construction
                  • Too Much Ambient Noise

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

                    I bought the Quietpoint ATH-ANC7b headphones to cancel piercing whining noises in a bus i regularly used and also for airplane noise. The sound was good for the price and they were quite good at removing deep noises but not high-pitched whining sounds. Also the soft plastic material encasing the sponge ear pads split and allowed it to expand. They are disappointing in most

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

                    Poor quality

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                    from Denmark

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

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

                      Ear pads fell apart after just over a year. Spares not available so off to the trash can. Should have bought Bose

                      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                      • Traveling
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                      • Over a year
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                      3.0

                      yes- but beef it up guys!

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                      from Seattle

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction

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

                        I have had this about a year. The chord is a bit thin, but that is replaceable. My issue is that the covering of the foam over the earpieces has split on BOTH headsets. It did not tear, but that the seam came apart- causing the foam to stick out and improperly form around the ear. So the seam failed and I am having to throw this out or stitch it with needle and thread.....which I am doing. Overall I have been happy about this except for the seam (significant issue) and sometimes the plug is a bit sketchy and shorts a bit. So I would give this an overall C-

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

                        Stopped work on the L side after 2 months & even worse at 4

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                        from Washington DC

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Falls Off/Out Of Ear
                        • Flimsy Construction

                        Best Uses

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

                          The over the ear cushion is quite comfortable and you can get away with leaving them on for long stretches. The few times I used it in-flight the noise reduction was sufficient. However after 2 months of use the left side volume was lower than the right side, eventually the left side stopped working, and at 4 months of use the right side is starting to get shoddy too. Didnt expect to spend so much money only to have this work a couple of months. Im hoping this is just a one off. I borrowed my friends older model for a couple weeks and it worked fine, she had had it for years.

                          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                          • Traveling
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                          • Up to a year
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                          • Q:

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

                            1 answer

                            • 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.
                          • Q:

                            I have had these for several years (ATH-ANC7b) and have loved them. The left ear cup speaker now produces feedback most of the time. I verified that both ends of the 3.5mm plugged cable were completely seated and installed a fresh battery. Is it possible to have them repaired or would I be better to buy another pair of headphones? Thanks!
                            Asked on 7/30/2016 by Chris from United States

                            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 8/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                          • Q:

                            I bought my Audio Technica An7b around two-three months ago.
                            Right after month one the right headphone started stopping from time to time, tapping slightly on it I managed to make it work most of the time. But it has been getting worst and I cannot hear most of the type on my right ear.
                            Having 1 year warranty, I should be able to replace them right?

                            How should I proceed to send them to you?

                            Thanks!
                            Jordi
                            Asked on 7/10/2016 by Jordi from Altadena, CA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Send the product into the Service Department for evaluation. You will find our ATUS Service Policy, complete repair return instructions and a downloadable form to be enclosed with the repair return at: www.audio-technica.com/service . Please provide detailed information on the problem. We do not require a return authorization number for repair returns. We require dated proof of purchase with the repair return for all warranty claims. Please also provide a United States, United Parcel Service (UPS) deliverable address to return the product to once repaired.

                              Answered on 7/12/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
                          • Q:

                            Have had a pair of the ATH-ANC7b for a few years and they worked great. Unfortunately, I left the battery in and the corrosion deteriorated one end of the battery compartment. Is there anything that can be done to fix them?
                            Asked on 7/5/2016 by User Poser

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              You're best bet would be to send them in for Service (see instructions below):

                              Send the product into the Service Department for evaluation. You will find our ATUS Service Policy, complete repair return instructions and a downloadable form to be enclosed with the repair return at: www.audio-technica.com/service . Please provide detailed information on the problem. We do not require a return authorization number for repair returns. We require dated proof of purchase with the repair return for all warranty claims. Please also provide a United States, United Parcel Service (UPS) deliverable address to return the product to once repaired.

                              Answered on 7/6/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
                          • Q:

                            One of the ear cups has started to separate on the inside. Where do I get a replacement pair and how do I replace them?

                            I watched an A-T video on youtube about replacement but my headphone cups seem to be different from the video.
                            Asked on 4/15/2016 by Peter from San Diego, CA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They can help with this.

                              Answered on 4/19/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                          • Q:

                            Feeling stupid-where do I change the batteries?? Didn't save instructions...thank you!
                            Asked on 3/29/2016 by Jules from Roseville, CA

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                          • Q:

                            I purchased a pair of these headphones a few years ago and they have always worked fine until this past week when the active cancellation stopped functioning. I assumed the battery was dead and it was just a matter of replacing the AAA battery. However, even with new batteries the active noise cancellation feature is still not working. Please advise.
                            Asked on 2/16/2016 by Dani from Ann Arbor, MI

                            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 2/17/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                          • Q:

                            This model anc7b Bluetooth?
                            Asked on 2/2/2016 by rod from eau claire wi

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              No, these headphones do not have Bluetooth capabilities.

                              Answered on 2/12/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                          • Q:

                            My blue on/off button light stays on continuously. How do I fix that?
                            Asked on 1/31/2016 by GYAM

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

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

                              Answered on 2/2/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
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