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QuietPoint® Wireless Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The ATH-ANC500BT QuietPoint® wireless over-ear headphones use proprietary active noise-cancelling technology to provide a comfortable listening environment in areas with high ambient noise. They also feature Bluetooth® wireless technology and have a mic and button controls built into the left earcup for convenient handling of calls, music playback and volume adjustment.

    The headphones’ 40 mm drivers supply powerful sound reproduction with exceptional clarity, whether operating over a Bluetooth wireless connection or a standard wired connection using the included 1.2 m (3.9') audio cable with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug. Memory-foam earpads provide excellent sound isolation and amazing comfort, and the earcups fold in to make the headphones more compact and easy to transport.

    An internal lithium polymer rechargeable battery powers the headphones, giving you approximately 20 hours of continuous Bluetooth and ANC use on a full charge. A 30 cm (1') USB charging cable is included.

    Available in black (ATH-ANC500BTBK) and navy (ATH-ANC500BTNV).

    *The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Audio-Technica Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

    Read how Active Noise-cancelling Headphones work.
  • Features

    • QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling technology greatly reduces environmental noise

    • Bluetooth wireless technology with mic and controls built into the earcup for convenient handling of calls, music playback and volume adjustment

    • 40 mm drivers deliver high-fidelity audio reproduction

    • 1.2 m (3.9') cable provides a wired connection for times when wireless operation is not available or when battery power is low

    • Foldable design makes headphones ideal for travel

    • Up to 20 hours of continuous Bluetooth and ANC use on a full charge

    • Includes 30 cm (1') USB charging cable

    • Available in black (ATH-ANC500BTBK) and navy (ATH-ANC500BTNV)

  • Specifications

    TypeActive noise-cancelling
    Driver Diameter40 mm
    Frequency Response20 – 20,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power40 mW (for wired connection)
    Sensitivity96 dB/mW (when noise-cancellation used)*
    95 dB/mW (when noise-cancellation not used)*
    Impedance32 ohms (when noise-cancellation not used)*
    BatteryDC3.7 V lithium polymer rechargeable battery
    Battery LifeMax. 20 hours (when Bluetooth and noise-cancellation used)**
    Max. 42 hours (when only noise-cancellation used)**
    Charging Time: Approx. 4 hours (for 0-100% charge)**
    Weight180 g (6.3 oz), without cable
    CableDetachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
    Accessories Included30 cm (1') USB charging cable
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-36 dB (1V/Pa at 1 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)50 – 4,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional

    Communication System: Bluetooth Version 4.1
    RF Output: 4.0 mW EIRP
    Maximum Communication Range: Line of sight - approx. 10 m (33')
    Compatible Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
    Support Codec: SBC

    *Based on wired connection.
    **Above figures depend on operating conditions.
    Specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Reviews

    Good budget wireless headphones


    I purchased these because I had a $100 budget, wanted ANC and wireless, and because I trust audio technica. Overall they are a great value for the money and I'm happy with them. I haven't timed it exactly but they last a LONG time (from what I'm used to) on a full charge. They sound nice. There can be some squeally high pitched sounds if you have them on before playing anything. I'm not an audio nerd or anything just an average user so I think it's just the noise cancelling but it goes away when music is playing. I've never owned high end headphones so these are totally fine for me but maybe not for someone used to high high quality. (They are an upgrade from my $10 earbuds I used to use) BUT the reason I made this review is because in the Q&A audio technica replied that you can turn off the ANC. THIS IS NOT TRUE. It's not a deal breaker for me but I am perturbed because I read through the Q&A before purchasing so I was disappointed. THERE IS NO WAY TO TURN ANC OFF. I tried asking AT directly and haven't gotten a reply. If there is a way to turn it off they haven't let me know. IT IS ALSO NOT TRUE that these headphones are foldable. THEY ARE NOT FOLDABLE. Another thing they got wrong in Q&A. Anyway, I'm happy with these headphones but unhappy with really poor attention to detail of whoever is answering questions about this product.

    Detroit, MI


    ATH-ANC500BT QuietPoint® Wireless Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones

    4.0 1


  • Q & A

    how i can fold it ?


    You may contact your local Audio-Technica offices for further assistance.


    Does it include a carrying pouch or case with it?


    The ATH-ANC500BT does not include any carrying case or pouch.


    Does it fold?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the foldable design makes headphones ideal for travel


    Does this come with a protective case?


    No case is included with the ATH-ANC500BT headphones.


    Hi, I am interested in purchasing two pairs of these bluetooth headphones. I am wondering, if my wife and I want to watch TV at the same time, will we both be able to hear the same signal from the TV? Is there some other product will need to buy to make that work? Please let me know. Thanks, Andrew


    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    Can you turn the ANC off??


    Yes you can.


    These are the headphones I want but I would like a prettier color. Are they ever going to come in like a white or light gray or light tan?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Cannot answer.


    how much it will cost and when will the sale start?


    You may contact Audio-Technica India for further assistance.