Audio Technica is primarily a producer of professional audio products. However, their recent foray into the world of consumer electronics has produced a number of top-notch products. This is a testament to the company’s experience in professional audio equipment. These days, the average consumer can now afford a pair of Audio Technica headphones. The ATH-ANC7 Audio Technica Headphones is one of the company’s latest products, combining the company’s extensive experience in producing top quality audio products with an affordable price tag.
The ATH-ANC7 is the perfect headphone for people who travel frequently. It comes in a very compact package, but still delivers Audio Technica’s brand of excellence. It was also designed to be very comfortable, ideal for hours of use during long bus rides and airplane flights. It also comes with a noise cancellation feature, making it ideal for use in noisy environments like bus stations and airports. The best thing about the ATH-ANC7 Audio Technica Headphones is that they are retailed at $120, making them very affordable. The ATH-ANC7 also comes with a long 63-inch cable for ease of use with different media players and devices.
Although not the smallest pair of headphones in the Audio Technica family, the ATH-ANC7 is still relatively compact with earpieces that are around 3.7 inches in diameter. They also come bundled with a handy hard-shell case to protect them during long trips. The ATH-ANC7 was clearly designed with the frequent flyer in mind, since they come with an airplane adaptor. It is interesting to note, however, that while Audio Technica engineers claim that this is a closed back headphone design, some sound will leak from a small passage through the speaker on the rear of each earpiece. This might allow some of the sound to escape from the headphones and it might annoy people sitting next to you during long flights.
The ATH-ANC7 Audio Technica Headphones can be classified as an around-the-ear headphone set. This has the added advantage of larger ear cups, which adds to the comfort factor when using these headphones. The ear cups are also lined with a soft padding material to make them more comfortable. The headband itself is also padded further, adding to user comfort.
The ATH-ANC7 Audio Technica Headphones come with a very handy active noise cancellation feature that helps block outside noise by using a microphone to pick up external noise and a built-in speaker system that cancels out unwanted sounds. To use this feature, you will need to power the system with one AAA battery that fits into the left earpiece. However, you can still use the ATH-ANC7 without the noise cancellation feature. In fact, you can switch it on and off with a built-in switch.
In terms of audio quality, the ATH-ANC7 Audio Technica Headphones is very capable. The ATH-ANC7 boasts superior mid-range definition as well as above average bass. However, high-end frequencies could sound a lot better. These headphones work really well with rock music as well as acoustic and classical music, but hip-hop and industrial metal tracks could sound better. The bass works great for many electronic tracks and also sounds good with a lot of pop music tracks. All in all, the ATH-ANC7 is a great performer, especially when you consider its price.