ATH-ANC27x

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.

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  • Overview

    ATH-ANC27x QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling over-ear headphones offer an outstanding combination of performance, value, comfort and portability. The headphones provide up to 85% noise reduction, and deliver exceptional sound quality with powerful bass, a natural midrange, detailed treble and precise imaging in an immersive soundfield. A detachable cord enables their use as cord-free noise-cancelling headphones. The headphones feature cushioned ear pads and a padded adjustable headband for total comfort even during extended wearing. The ATH-ANC27x is ideal for use with portable music and DVD players, in-flight entertainment systems, laptop and desktop computers and many other devices, and is compatible with the Apple® iPod®, iPhone™ and iPod touch®. The audio functions even if the battery runs down.

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  • Features

    • Reduces environmental noise up to 85%

    • Clear & impactful high-resolution audio

    • On/Off Switch in ear cup – no external modules

    • Audio continues to work even after battery depletes

    • Detachable cable for cord-free noise cancellation

    • Also includes Ľ-inch plug adapter, airline adapter and AAA battery


  • Specifications

    TypeActive noise-cancelling
    Driver Diameter40 mm
    Frequency Response20 – 20,000 Hz
    Quietpoint® Active Noise ReductionUp to 18 dB
    Maximum Input Power500 mW
    Sensitivity106 dB
    Impedance33 ohms
    BatteryAAA (alkaline)
    Battery LifeUp to 40 hours, typical (alkaline)
    Weight192 g (6.8 oz), without cable and battery
    CableDetachable 1.2 m (3.9') with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug output connector
    Connector2.5 mm
    Accessories Included6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter; airline adapter; AAA battery; protective pouch



    Specifications measured with headphones in active mode.


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  • Downloads

    ATH-ANC27x Manual (pdf 336.00 KB)
  • Reviews

    ATH-ANC27x QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones 4.5 5 2 2
    Exceptional Sound AND Noise Cancellation I purchased a pair of ATNC27s approximately 20 months ago and they are still going strong! I have not had any issues with the cord( as you may read in other reviews ) but as it is very thin I take extreme care not yank or snag when in use. I keep it wound around the phones when not in use. Music/Sound: These headphones sound very good with any genre of music. I have listened to Choral-Polyphonic Classical to Hardcore Electronic Dance music, Acoustic( Flamenco Guitar for example), Pop-Rock, Metal, Big Band, Swing, Cinema Soundtrack, Piano( Baroque to American AM Radio Standards) and etc. The point being these headphones are suitable for all Music Tastes. In my opinion there is a SLIGHT Bass Boost but I must stress it does not adversely affect the Middle Range and Treble(High) parts of the Music. Note: If Active Noise Cancellation is engaged when listening to music--it serves to slightly amplify the sound. This said, I usually listen with it off unless blocking unwanted noise. Either way the headphones sound very good. Noise Cancellation: Excellent to Superior. My litmus test is not air plane engines but listening in a laundromat with 10 or MORE SpeedQueen Washers and Dryers running simultaneously in Spin Cycle. When this occurs the floor literally shakes. I am serious! The Noise Cancellation reduces that level of noise to a barely audible and very remote sounding whisper esp when used with music yet I can feel the floor vibrating. Sometimes, I take them off to sample the ambient noise level and after nearly 2 years I an still astounded at the amount of noise/sound reduction. Wear and Tear: I take care of my headphones. I do not throw them around , sit on them or handle them roughly. This said they have fallen on a hard wood floor on a couple of occasions and suffered no damage. I sometimes carry them in my backpack and are jostled and bumped. No harm has been done. The ear pads look as they did when the set was brand new. Point being, take of the headphones and they will last and perform well. Summary: Simply Very Good Headphones. Good Sound. Good Noise reduction. I am satisfied. November 21, 2014
    Great set, better Noise Cancelation than SOUL! I love these! My big issue is the cord, it's rather stiff & not a universal size. The ends are different sizes. The cord broke after 6 months of constant use the cord broke inside somewhere. I started using my husband's SOUL noise Cancelation Headphones & they don't work at all compared to this set! I need to purchase the cord again, I just hope it's a better quality one. Great on blocking noise once turned on! The ear piece could be bigger but over all worth the $$ July 16, 2014
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    There is NO difference. They are absolutely identical in specs but the "X" model does not come with a "deluxe" carrying case. It comes with a cloth pouch. See this quote from Amazon

    "The ATH-ANC27 comes with a hard sided carrying case.
    The ATH-ANC27x comes with a pouch. This is the exact same model as the ANC27 according to the manufacturer...."
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    The ANC27 comes with a hard-shell case, whereas the ANC27x comes with a pouch.
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    How do you change the battery for the ATH-ANC27x. I can't figure out how to open the earphone piece.
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    On the Right Ear Cup > Look at Outside Panel where the "Audio-Technica" Name is displayed > at the bottom of the Ear Cup is a thin SILVER COLORED Strip of Plastic. It protrudes from the cup a tiny bit > Hold the Headphones firmly with one hand and use the THUMB of your free hand to PUSH UP against this thin strip > The entire outside panel of the Ear Cup will Open thus revealing the battery compartment.

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    INSTALLING THE BATTERY ON THE ATH-ANC27X

    The ATH-ANC27x requires one AAA battery for operation (included). Use only disposable AAA alkaline batteries. Do not use rechargeable batteries.

    1. Move headphone power switch to the “OFF” position.

    2. While the headphones are lying in a flat position, use the lift tab at the bottom of the right earcup to open the battery compartment.

    3. Insert one AAA battery, observing correct polarity as marked.

    4. Close the battery compartment cover.

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    Simple contact Audio-Technica's Service Department.

    Service department at 330-686-2600 option 4
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    Please contact our Parts Department for assistance obtaining a replacement cable for your headphones. Parts may be reached at (330) 686-2600 extension 5002 or parts@atus.com
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They can help with this.
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