AUDIO-TECHNICA INTRODUCES ATH-ANC7 QUIETPOINT™ ACTIVE NOISE-CANCELLING HEADPHONES

— Company offers lightweight, compact headphones that effectively reduce distracting background noise by up to 85% while offering superior audio quality —


Las Vegas, NV 01-09-2007 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW — Audio-Technica, a leader in the design and manufacture of consumer and professional microphones, headphones, phono cartridges and accessories for over 40 years, has announced the availability of its ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint™ active noise-cancelling headphones. Engineered to deliver superior quality audio in a compact, lightweight design, the ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones employ a miniature microphone in each earpiece that monitors ambient noise (such as airplane cabin or traffic noise) and creates a sound-cancelling signal that successfully reduces distracting background noise by up to 85%.

Ideal for use with MP3, CD, DVD and in-flight entertainment systems, the ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones provide maximum comfort in a closed-back, streamlined design; they feature proprietary large-aperture 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems for deeper bass and extended treble, and have a wide frequency response of 10-25,000 Hz.

The noise-cancelling electronics for the ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones are fully integrated in each earpiece, with no need for bulky external modules. The headphones fold flat for easy portability, are powered by a single AAA alkaline battery and can operate in passive mode without the battery. The ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones come complete with a 5.2' (1.6 m) detachable cable (remove for noise-cancelling mode without audio) terminated with 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini plugs; a 1/4" (6.3 mm) stereo adapter; a specialized airline adapter for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems; and a carrying case with attached accessory pouch.

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling headphones will be available Spring 2007 with a U.S. MSRP of $219.95.

Celebrating over four decades of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of professional and consumer audio products, including high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters and house-of-worship venues. Learn more at www.audio-technica.com.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com

—For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, please contact Denise Burnage, marketing, Audio-Technica Ltd., Old Lane, Leeds LS11 8AG England. Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441, Fax: +44 (0) 113 270 4836

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Booth #71137 during the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.