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Audio-Technica Introduces First QuietPoint™ Noise Cancelling Compact Headphones

Sophisticated noise cancelling technology at a new price point

Leeds 09-09-2007

  • Sophisticated noise cancelling technology at a new price point.

  • Up to 85% noise cancellation for exceptional listening on the move, traveling, and at your workstation.

Audio-Technica, a world leader in the design and manufacture of consumer and professional monitor headphones, has announced the first of its new QuietPoint™ range of active noise cancelling headphones, the ATH-ANC7.

Whether it’s listening to your iPod™ on the train, or watching movies on a long haul flight, these lightweight, compact headphones make use of some very smart technology to reduce the levels of background noise by up to 85%, allowing you to listen to music or movie soundtracks with exceptional clarity at comfortable volume levels. In addition, the ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint™ headphone introduces this sophisticated noise cancelling technology at almost half the price of any comparable model.

The headphone employs 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 the 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.

Ideal for use with portable MP3, CD, and DVD players, PCs and in-flight entertainment systems, the ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint™ headphone features a closed-back, streamlined design that is extremely comfortable to wear over extended periods of use. Advanced engineering includes proprietary large-aperture drivers and neodymium magnet systems, to provide high resolution signal reproduction and a wide extended frequency response; from 10-25,000 Hz. The sound of the ATH-ANC7 is characterised by exceptional clarity and deep bass frequencies, providing for an extremely ‘musical’ headphone.

The noise cancelling electronics are fully integrated within each earpiece, so there is no need for any external processing module. The headphone folds flat for portability. Power is supplied from a single AAA alkaline battery; ‘passive mode’ operation is possible without the battery. The ATH-ANC7 comes with a 1.6 m detachable cable, terminated with 3.5 mm mini jacks (the cable can be removed when the headphone is worn for noise cancelling only – without audio). A 6.3 mm stereo adapter, a specialized airline adapter for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems, and a carrying case with attached accessory pouch are all included.

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint™ has a recommended retail price of £129.95 inc VAT.

PLASA, Stand No. H47
Earls Court Exhibition Centre
9 – 12 September 2007