ATH-ANC70

QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones

MSRP* US$149.00
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

  • Noise-cancelling headphone
  • Active Noise-cancelling Headphones
  • Active Noise-cancelling Headphones
  • Accessories for Noise-Cancelling Headphones


  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview

    Whether you fly a lot, work in a noisy office, or simply love the stillness of a silent reprieve, QuietPoint® headphones give you a listening experience free from distractions.

    The ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling headphones are lightweight and compact to effectively reduce distracting background noise by up to 90%, while offering the superior audio quality that has made Audio-Technica a worldwide leader in electro-acoustic technology.

    Ideal for use with smartphones, tablets, laptops, music or DVD players & in-flight entertainment systems, ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint® closed-back headphones deliver clear, high-resolution sound, with intense bass, a detailed midrange, extended treble and accurate imaging in an immersive soundfield. When used with a smartphone, you can simply press the illuminated logo-button on the earcup to take a phone call or to return to your music or silence. A high-sensitivity mic has been built into the earcup, rather than the cable, for improved speech clarity and volume. Fixed-position mic maintains consistent distance from mouth for uniform volume level and eliminates noise from cable motion or rubbing on a collar. The earcups have been designed for greater comfort, with memory-foam padding and a shape that fits easily over any ear. The headband has been engineered to distribute mass evenly across the head, making it feel lightweight for longer wearing comfort.

    The ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint® headphones feature large-aperture 40 mm drivers with a rare earth magnet system and high 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.

    So now you can hear everything as it was intended. And absolutely nothing else. Find your QuietPoint®

    Read how Active Noise-cancelling Headphones work.
  • Features

    • QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling technology reduces environmental noise by up to 90%

    • Powerful large-aperture 40 mm drivers with rare earth magnet systems for impactful bass, accurate midrange and extended treble

    • Integrated mic/volume & controls for compatible smartphones

    • Easy-to-press illuminated logo button on earcup to manage music and phone calls

    • Luxurious memory foam on headband and earcups for long-wearing comfort. Generously cushioned padding and shape to fit easily over any ear.

    • Innovative mic designed into earcup provides consistent distance from mouth for uniform volume level and elimination of noise from collar rubbing and cable motion

    • Audio functions (in passive mode) even when battery power is lost

    • Lightweight, compact, foldable design is ideal for travel

    • Convenient for use with tablets, smartphones, music and DVD players, laptop computers, in-flight entertainment systems and other devices

    • Power/low battery indicator

    • Adjustable headband, swiveling earcups

    • Detachable cable with 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) mini-plugs

    • A ¼-inch (6.3 mm) adapter, airline adapter and durable carrying case are included

  • Specifications

    TypeActive noise-cancelling
    Frequency Response10 - 25,000 Hz
    Quietpoint® Active Noise ReductionUp to 20 dB
    Sensitivity104 dB
    Impedance570 ohms
    BatteryAAA (alkaline or rechargeable)
    Battery LifeUP to 40 hours, typical (alkaline)**
    Weight218 g (7.7 oz), without cable and battery
    CableDetachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plugs
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8")
    Accessories Included6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter; airline adapter; AAA battery; carrying case



    * Specifications measured with headphones in active mode. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
    ** Battery life for a rechargeable battery is based on the condition of the charged battery and will be less than a non-rechargeable battery in most cases.



    Conditions
  • Downloads

    ATH-ANC70 Manual (pdf 1.09 M)
  • Reviews

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-ANC70 QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones
     
    3.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Comfortable (3)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (3)

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    2.0

    Love the features, hate that the hinge broke so easily!

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    from Redmond, WA

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

      I loved my ANC-70s. Truly. I would turn them on, place them on my ears and then finally have some peace. (Until the battery starts to wear out and you get ear-splitting screeches and popping, but even that I could live with.)

      Then the hinge broke after less than five months. The headphones are designed to twist and fold flat into their case and one day the twisting hinge simply cracked inside and now they're useless. With the cracked hinge, the headphones no longer fit properly or close over your ears (one pushes back and out) and the noise cancelling is destroyed. :( Searching for a replacement. Will never buy a set again with so many points of failure.

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

      Not tough enough for a New Yorker

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      from New York, NY

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction
      • Too Much Ambient Noise
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

        I originally bought these headphones at an airport. I had a sound induced headache and was going on a transcontinental flight. It was christmas time so I said to myself "Hey, maybe I should treat myself to a great pair of headphones."

        I personally love the design and appearance of the headphones, BUT the plastic that was used at the pivot points is very flimsy. After about one month of use, it broke the left ear cup now dangles and refuses to sit right around my ears. The noise cancelling feature is therefore useless. I honestly expected them to last at least 5-6 months before this happened. This is the same problem I had with Turtle Beach Headphones as well. Being the young foolish kid that I am, I threw out the receipt so I can't even get them fixed under the warranty.

        Perhaps using a ball joint to control pivots would make it easier to adjust when placing them over the ears and prevent breaks like that.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Other
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Less than a month
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        3.0

        To many problems with the build quality.

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        from Vancouver, BC

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Cord Too Short
        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

          Noise cancelling, leather stitching and the casing for the width adjuster broke.

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

          Audio quality declines after 5 months of normal use.

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          from Melbourne, Australia

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Poor Sound

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

            When I initially bought these headphones I was impressed.
            Good sturdy design, good audio quality for the price and I like the carry case it came with.

            After 5 months of normal use my opinion of these headphones has changed significantly. The audio quality has depreciated, the bass still ok but there's a lot of higher frequency cut off (hi-hats don't sound very clean or real any more) and overall the separation of sounds has decreased. I still use them for their noise cancellation but even then I sometimes get weird noises coming through, created by external sounds.

            Maybe I should have forked out a bit more and got some nice Bose headphones.

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

            Another great product

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            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

            I actually won these from an airline. Great audio quality, looks very good, noise-canceling feature is excellent. The only thing that would have made it better for me is if it were wireless.

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          • Q & A

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            • Q:

              Dear Audio-Technica,

              I got your headphones about 6 months ago. I got these headphones to supplement my other ones i was carrying all day, so no I will have one at work with noise cancelling and other at home. After 4 months of light usage - putting on head and back to the case, the hinge mechanism broke. I was trying to use the warranty, but sadly in my country, any mechanical problem is automatically cancelling the warranty no matter what reason.

              I would like ask for the next step. According to how many people complains about the built quality and hinge problem, there is obviously a problem with this. Is there any way to get a replacement for this faulty one or at least to buy a replacement part?

              Thank you.

              Best

              Matej
              Asked on 7/6/2016 by Matti from Prague, Czech Republic

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Do I have to connect the iphone to the headphones with a cable?
              Asked on 6/20/2016 by Gene from Sparks

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The ATH-ANC70 must be connected with the cable. If you are looking for a wireless pair of headphones, check out our full line of Bluetooth headphones on our website!

                Answered on 6/21/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
            • Q:

              The 1.2m cable of my this headphone does not function anymore.
              How can I buy another one?
              Asked on 12/4/2015 by Banaantje from Utrecht

              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 12/4/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              When I play music and turn on the noise canceling feature, no music plays, yet I changed my battery. Could this be explained please?
              Asked on 10/21/2015 by Oogie from Wayland, MA

              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 10/23/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Brand new ANC70 headphones have very low volume and badly distorted sound. Volume problem and distortion disappears when the button on the left side (silver logo) is held down. Can the headphone be reset or is the wiring backwards on the phone button? What are the options besides returning to the store and buying a different brand?
              Asked on 9/6/2015 by Walter from Houston, TX

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              • A:

                You probably have the combined headphone and microphone jack plugged into the headphone only jack. Use the splitter and plug the headphone jack (farthest from the female jack) into the headphone only jack. On my laptop I have to turn it sideways so only the headphone jack is plugged in because the spacing between the headphone and microphone jack on my laptop is wider than the two jacks on the splitter.

                Answered on 12/8/2015 by Ken from Akron, OH
              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

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

                Answered on 9/9/2015 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
            • Q:

              How do I change the batteries?
              Asked on 8/30/2015 by Beth from Nyack, NY

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Boom Microphone Option

              I am putting to rest my 5 year old Able Planet boom mic. It was great but the cable is frayed and it no longer works. Are there recommended boom mic options for this headset? I can buy another Able Planet one, but I also saw the V-Moda BoomPro and one by Beyerdynamic. Recommendations appreciated!
              Asked on 3/24/2015 by akm1

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              • A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. There is no boom mic for this headphone. You may want to consider one of our gaming headsets. Please see this link.

                http://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bin/product_search/headphones/headphones_cat.pl?select_multiple_3=Gaming Headsets&lang=eng

                Answered on 3/31/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
            • Q:

              The pause button on Windows

              Is there any way to get the pause/next button to work on a windows computer? I really like this feature on my smartphone and it would be nice to have this on my laptop too. Thanks!
              Asked on 1/27/2015 by BeTristan from Netherlands

              1 answer

              • A:

                There is not.

                Answered on 1/28/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
            • Q:

              Are the volume controls compatible with android smartphones?

              Android and iOS use different standards for their headphone controls.
              So the volume controls on a headphone are either android compatible or iOS compatible.
              For what operating system are the volume controls of the AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ANC70 designed?
              Asked on 12/24/2014 by Paco

              1 answer

              • A:

                Yes, the volume controls are mechanical integrated into the headphones.

                Answered on 12/31/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
            • Q:

              Will it work with Moto X

              Will this work with Moto X 2nd generation Android phone? call functionality and others. I am very much interested to buy this headphone
              Asked on 12/9/2014 by Raj35 from Chicago, IL, USA

              1 answer

              • A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. The headphones should work with this phone.

                Answered on 12/16/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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