ATH-ANC27x

QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones

MSRP* US$89.95
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
  • Features
  • Specifications
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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.

    Read how Active Noise-cancelling Headphones work.
  • 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 ¼-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

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-ANC27x QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    4.0

    I would recommend great entry level headphones

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    from Kingston Ontario Canada

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Unattractive Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC27x QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

      I found my lg g4 and the headphones to not be very well compatible but soon after discovered that an eq solved the issue overall these are great entry level noise cancelling headphones.

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Studio
      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Less than a month
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      5.0

      Exceptional Sound AND Noise Cancellation

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      from Middle Atlantic

      Site Member

      Pros

      • detachable replaceable cable
      • Durable
      • Excellent Noise Reduction
      • superior music reproduction

      Cons

      • Thin Cable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC27x QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

        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.

        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Over a year
         
        4.0

        Great set, better Noise Cancelation than SOUL!

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        from Brentwood, CA, USA

        Site Member

        Pros

        • noise cancelation 5 star
        • one aaa battery

        Cons

        • poor cord quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ANC27x QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones:

          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 $$

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          • Over a year
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        • Q & A

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          • Q:

            I purchased the headphones last month from Amazon, for my long haul flight. As I took it out to use, the ear left ear ear cover snapped inside the swivel connector. I am pretty disappointed that this product is so fragile. Unfortunately I was out of the country for over a month and cannot return this back to Amazon. I want to find out if there is any way the warranty covers this failure.

            Thanks
            Asked on 6/26/2016 by Bharat from Oakland

            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 6/29/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            I recently purchases quiet point ATH-ANC27 noise cancelling headphones and they work great!! However they are too tight even after adjusting them to their largest setting and are giving me a headache due to the pressure they are putting on my head.

            Do you make larger sizes?

            and if so how do I order one?
            Asked on 6/22/2016 by marty from California

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              To receive assistance with your product, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
              audio-solutions@atus.com

              Thanks!

              Answered on 6/24/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
          • Q:

            are those headphones wireless?
            Asked on 5/27/2016 by Yazmin

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Although Audio-Technica United States does offer wireless headphones, the ATH-ANC27x are not wireless headphones.

              If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
              audio-solutions@atus.com

              Thanks!

              Answered on 5/27/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
          • Q:

            What are the operating frequencies at which the noise cancellation works best?
            Asked on 3/29/2016 by Praveen from United States

            1 answer

          • Q:

            Are these On-ear or Over-ear headphones
            Asked on 2/13/2016 by Redcell89 from TX

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The ATH-ANC27x headphones are Over-Ear Headphones.

              Answered on 2/15/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            What is the difference between these and the ATH-ANC29 model?
            Asked on 11/19/2015 by Alex from Frederick, MD

            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 11/20/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            Looking for new headphones to use with my iPhone. Would these not work with it?
            Asked on 11/14/2015 by Joe

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, you may use the ATH-ANC27 headphones with any standard 3.5mm headphone connection, such as those on an iPhone.

              Answered on 11/16/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
          • Q:

            What is difference between anc 27 and 29
            Asked on 9/26/2015 by Nirav

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            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for contacting Audio-Technica United States (ATUS). The ATH-ANC29 has a different design from the ATH-ANC27x and has a 3.5mm input at the headphone end, as opposed to the ATH-27x that have a 2.5mm locking input at the headphone end.

              Answered on 10/2/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
          • Q:

            Is this product wireless Bluetooth.
            Thanks,
            Mo
            Asked on 9/8/2015 by Mo

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              No, it is not.

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

            how do I open the battery compartment on the ANC29? it won't budge.
            Asked on 8/25/2015 by kmt from san rafael CA

            1 answer

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              A:

              While the headphones are lying in a flat position (earpads facing down), use the lift tab at the bottom of the right earcup to open the battery compartment. Pressing down on the center of the earcup while lifting up on the tab will take some of the pressure off of the latch and make the tab easier to lift.

              Answered on 8/26/2015 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
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