Noise-cancelling headphones from Audio-Technica - truly exceptional noise-cancellation performance together with outstanding sound quality, comfort and portability


Leeds 08-29-2008 Audio-Technica, the leading Japanese manufacturer of high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for the home and professionals, is making its second appearance at IFA, the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show.

Demonstrating its expertise in all areas of headphone technology, Audio-Technica now has two noise-cancelling headphone models in its range. Already highly acclaimed in this competitive and technologically challenging area, Audio-Technica unveiled an impressive and innovative new in-ear model, the ATH-ANC3 QuietPoint™, to complement its established more conventional noise-cancelling headphone design - the ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint™.

Whether it’s listening to your iPod™ on the train, or watching movies on a long haul flight, the lightweight, compact headphones from Audio-Technica make use of very smart technologies to reduce the levels of background noise by up to 85%, allowing you to listen to music or movie soundtracks with exceptional clarity, and at comfortable volume levels

The new ATH-ANC3 QuietPoint™ headphones use patented technology that detects external environmental noise through miniature microphones incorporated into each ear bud, then creating an equal but opposite noise signal which is added to the music signal so cancelling out the unwanted noise. To perform the outstanding achievement of blocking out 85% of the outside noise, the ATH-ANC3 extends the active noise cancellation over a wide frequency range, unlike most similar in-ear headphones that actively cancel only the lower frequencies.

These ATH-ANC3 in-ear headphones are simply perfect for use anywhere that users want to listen to music — just the music alone. With the snug fit sealing out much of the external noise the addition of the QuietPoint™ active noise-cancelling technology brings an almost silent background enhancing the listening pleasure as never before.

Ideal for use with portable MP3, CD, and DVD players, PCs and in-flight entertainment systems, the highly regarded ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint™ headphones feature a closed-back, streamlined design that is extremely comfortable to wear over extended periods of use. These headphones introduce this sophisticated noise-cancelling technology at almost half the price of any comparable headphones.

Engineering is highly advanced with large-aperture drivers, and neodymium magnet assemblies, to provide high resolution signal reproduction, and a wide extended frequency response; from 10-25,000 Hz. The sound of the ANC7 is characterised by exceptional clarity, and deep bass frequencies, providing for an extremely ‘musical’ headphone.

These super headphones offer cutting edge noise-cancelling technology employing a miniature microphone in each earpiece to actively monitor what you are hearing, including the unwanted environmental noise; such as street sounds, the noise in an airplane cabin or train carriage, or noise associated with a busy IT workplace. The onboard electronics identify the difference between this and the ‘undisturbed’ signal from your listening source. This is used to create an anti-noise signal. By mixing this with the intended signal source the unwanted noise is cancelled out, allowing you to listen to audio in conditions of near silence.

So, whether it’s listening to your iPod™ on the train, or watching movies on a long haul flight, these lightweight, compact headphones from Audio-Technica make use of some very smart technology to dramatically reduce the levels of background noise, allowing you to listen to music or movie soundtracks with exceptional clarity, and at comfortable volume levels.

The ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint™ headphones provide sophisticated noise cancelling technology at almost half the price of any comparable headphones; and its little brother, the new ATH-ANC3 QuietPoint™ active noise-cancelling headphones are even less expensive, bringing a unique technology to miniature in-ear phones also achieving a truly exceptional 85% noise cancellation performance together with outstanding sound quality, comfort and portability.

To try out the impressive noise-cancelling headphone options available from Audio-Technica, visit the Audio-Technica Stand, which can be found in Hall 1.2 Stand No: 111 at IFA, at Messe Berlin, 29th August to 3rd September 2008.