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QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones

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  • over the ear headphones

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    Arrive refreshed after a long flight, avoid distractions in a noisy office, or find peace & quiet in your living room…with ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones. These lightweight, compact headphones effectively reduce distracting background noise by 90% while offering the superior audio quality that has made Audio-Technica a worldwide leader in electro-acoustic technology.

    Ideal for use with MP3, CD, DVD & in-flight entertainment systems, ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® closed-back headphones deliver clear, high-resolution sound, with impactful bass, a detailed midrange, extended treble and accurate imaging in an immersive soundfield. Their earcups have been redesigned for greater comfort, with generously cushioned padding and a shape that fits easily over any ear.

    The ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® headphones feature large-aperture 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems and extremely high 109dB 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.

    Read how Active Noise-cancelling Headphones work.
  • Features

    • ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® noise-cancelling headphones feature ANC circuitry that effectively reduces environmental noise by 90%

    • Lightweight, compact, fold-flat design is ideal for travel

    • Ideal for use with Apple® iPod®, iPhone™ and iPod touch® portable music and DVD players, laptop computers, in-flight entertainment systems and other devices

    • Closed-back headphones feature large-aperture 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems for impactful bass, extended treble and higher fidelity

    • Comfortable earcups with generously cushioned padding and a shape that fits easily over any ear

    • Audio functions (in passive mode) even without the battery

    • Fully integrated electronics—no external modules needed

    • Fold-flat design with included 3.5 mm mini-plugs, a full-size ¼” adapter, a specialized airline adapter for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems, and a handy carrying case

  • Specifications

    TypeActive noise-cancelling
    Driver Diameter40 mm
    Frequency Response10 - 25,000 Hz
    Quietpoint® Active Noise ReductionUp to 20 dB
    Maximum Input Power500 mW
    Sensitivity109 dB
    Impedance300 ohms
    BatteryAAA (alkaline)
    Battery LifeUp to 40 hours, typical (alkaline)
    Weight210 g (7.4 oz), without cable and battery
    CableDetachable 1.6 m (5.2') with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug;
    Detachable 1.0 m (3.3') with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8")
    Accessories Included6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter; airline adapter; AAA battery; carrying case with attached accessory pouch

    Specifications measured with headphones in active mode.

  • Downloads

    ATH-ANC7b Manual (pdf 2.20 M)
  • Reviews

    If I could do it again I would look for a better fit!


    I use these in an office with a lot of background noises, a real loud talker coworker, and a mumbler that whispers to himself all day long. It cuts down the sounds a lot but not gone. Drowns noises better if I play tunes over them. Tunes are hard on my concentration but preferred to the noise. My main issue is the head strap is too short to reach my ears so they don't fit well. I pull it down as far as I can and muffs do not cover ear bottoms. The tight fit messes up my hairdo. My head is a bit large but normal. I have nothing to compare these with but, overall I say they are a decent bang for the buck and music sounds good to me.



    don't bother


    used mine 3 times flying and now will not switch on ! tried several batteries but they are dead ! very diassapointing

    South Australia


    Ok sound, poor quality


    Bought these a few years ago for myself. The sound was decent, not bad but nothing special. Within a few months, the ear cups essentially exploded, and they aren't replaceable - you need to send in the headphones to AT for a hefty fee to get them repaired. At that point, I started looking at alternate headphones entirely as a replacement. After a few more months, the connection between the headphones and the cord started having issues, and sound would only come out of one ear. I no longer use them, about a year later. If you need headphones for a month or two, these may suffice. But the build quality is so poor and repair so difficult that is probably not a good purchase for everyday use.

    Torrance, CS


    Good sound, good performance, VERY poor quality ear pads


    I have two of these. One set is at my office for when I want to listen privately or not be disturbed by ambient noise. The ear pads tore within just a few months, have been torn for a few more months, with no help from the company, and are now unusable (pictured). This is one of two sets I have which have done this same thing. The set I use at home has recently started to show the same tearing despite being used far less. Both sets were purchased around a year ago. I want this fixed or at least to be given a way to purchase a replacement set of ear pads. There are aftermarket options, but based on reviews, they do not appear to be worth ordering.

    Michigan, USA


    Breaks after short time and good care


    Used the headphones for about 6 months until they broke. The right side has no sound and left side cuts in and out so they are completely useless. I only used these while working on my computer and kept them in good shape in their case.

    Washington DC


    My first premium headphones, great


    Excellent for the bus and similar commutes. Good for noisy homes. My first exposure to decent audio so keep that in mind, but these brought me into the world of quality audio and I can't go back. I literally won't watch a new movie or listen to music without using these. I have bought and will buy more AT headphones. I heard background sounds I never did before. Phenomenal sound quality to me. However after much time, I understand, these aren't perfect. The 40mms drivers deliver good bass but not perfect and when cranked the bass eventually distorts a little, especially when the noise cancelling is on. I can't use these to absolutely crank audio, however, for out-of-the-home use they really shine with good noise cancelling. Does not cancel high frequencies, which might help in the case of a fire but in McDonalds, you can hear the beeping of the frier which is a nuisance. Also, the switch is finally, after 4years of constant use, starting to give out and cause flickering. I will be buying another pair of ATs for a deeper experience.

    CO, USA

    Good sound, poor another pair?


    Had these for just over a year. After about 9 months, ear pads started splitting and exposing padding within. Recently, the twisting portion of arm cracked. Overall, like these and like sound quality. Unfortunately, poor construction detracts from a good product. Had used them daily when working on research papers. Undecided if I'll buy another Audio-Technica product.

    Vienna, Virginia


    Right headphone quit working after 14 months


    Enjoyed the headphones while they worked, but after little over a year of very light use (mainly travel), the right side quit working. No volume at all from that headphone. Worthless now.

    St. Joseph, MO




    used for three and a half years good build except the hinge it gets stuck on the right ear 25% of the time (only cause I dropped it) still work great

    princeton new jersey


    Not recommended


    Audio quality is good with noise cancellation on. Noise cancellation poor compared to Bose. Leather came apart to expose padding.



    ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones

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  • Q & A

    Are they wireless?


    No they are not.


    does this come in a wireless verson


    Thank you for your inquiry. No unfortunately it does not.


    lost my connector cord so I can use to listen to my I phone. Where can I find another one


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.


    Is there a wireless option for this brand? If so what should I purchase?


    Thank you for your inquiry. At this time we do not have a wireless noise-cancelling headphone available, but around the end of March 2018, we will be offering a new model that is bluetooth and noise cancelling called the ATH-ANC700BT:


    Hello! In one of the earcups, the seam of the black skin covering the padding has split. Can I fix this DIY-style with superglue or would this negatively affect the sound? If the latter, can you give me an estimate for how much repair/replacement would cost? Thank you!


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    The 1.6 meter cable that came with my pair was destroyed in an accident, and I am having trouble obtaining a new cable or even figuring out which Audio-Technica product will function as a replacement cable. Which of AT's products is compatible with this model of headphones?


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    Is it possible to buy another carrying case? I already lost the one included with my purchase.


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    Do they have Bluetooth compatibility?


    The ATH-ANC7b headphones are not Bluetooth.


    Hello, Would you please tell me how I can send my headphones in for service? Thank you for your time, ~Ms. Isaacs


    If you are located in Canada, purchased from retailer located in Canada, then you may visit for warranty or non-warranty Service.


    Where does the battery go? I am unable to twist off the right ear cover.


    Place both earcups flat on a surface allowing the right earcup to swivel counterclockwise without catching the headphone yoke. This will reveal the battery compartment. See page 5 of the manual.