Over-ear wireless active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones with 25 hour battery life
Audio-Technica announced a competitor to the Bose QuietComfort 35 over-ear wireless active noise-cancelling headphones that not only cost $150 less, but have a 25% longer lasting battery. The full model name is quite a mouthful called the ATH-ANC700BT QuietPoint over-ear wireless active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones. Newly developed ANC technology operates in a wider frequency range in the low through midrange frequencies than typical ANC designs, for a significant advancement in noise-cancelling performance and audio quality. The ATH-ANC700BT’s ANC microphones are mounted in a location where, unlike typical ANC headphones, they don’t unintentionally pick up some of the generated noise-cancelling signal, which yields improved noise reduction performance.
The ATH-ANC700BT features a new, intuitive touch and swipe control system for answering calls and controlling volume and playback. The ATH-ANC700BT employs large 40 mm drivers for impactful Hi-Res Audio frequency response from 5 Hz – 40,000 Hz when connected with the included 3.5 mm cable. The ATH-ANC700BT provides up to 25 hours of battery life in ANC and Bluetooth mode and can also be used in wired mode.
- QuietPoint active noise-cancelling technology powered by a proprietary four-microphone multi-feedback system greatly reduces environmental noise
- Bluetooth wireless technology with touch and swipe controls built into the earcup for answering/ending calls, controlling music & video playback and adjusting volume on connected devices
- 40 mm drivers deliver high-fidelity audio reproduction
- Included 1.2 m (3.9′) cable with 3.5 mm (1/8″) stereo mini-plug provides a wired connection for when wireless operation is prohibited (e.g., in airplanes or hospitals), when battery power is low, or when Hi-Res Audio is desired
- Foldable design makes headphones ideal for travel
- On a full charge, internal battery provides up to 25 hours of continuous use of Bluetooth wireless and noise-cancelling technology, and up to 1,000 hours on standby
- Includes 30 cm (1′) USB charging cable and a soft carrying case
Price and Availability
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC700BT will be available March 2018 for $199 in black (ATH-ANC700BTBK) or gray (ATH-ANC700BTGY).