Audio Technica ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling On-Ear Headphones

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The ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint headphones from Audio Technica deliver natural sound and luxurious silence in a highly compact on-ear design. These fold-flat headphones incorporate Audio Technica’s acclaimed active noise-cancelling technology to block out up to 85% of outside noise, while delivering clear, detailed and natural sound. The active noise-cancelling circuitry is located in a handy external module attached to its connecting cord, for extremely light weight on-ear wear. The headphones also work when the noise-cancelling function is turned off, and operate in passive mode without batteries. Although compact, the headphones deliver powerful, immersive sound, thanks to their precision high-efficiency full-range drivers and premium internal components. They’re ideal for use with the Apple iPod, iPhone, iPod touch, portable music players, computers and in-flight entertainment systems.

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Pros: balanced sound, good active noise-cancelling
Cons: comfort, non removable cables
It is a basic model with lot of plastic parts but well built feeling. Thanks to the nice ear-pads and the light weight, it is comfortable up to an hour. For a longer period without a break, the clamping force is too high, the headband is not padded and your ears will be warm as many other closed back on-ear headphones.
The sound is well balanced with stiff bass, pleasant mid tones and enjoyable high frequencies.This is true with active noise-cancelling. Without NC the sound is mushier and less fun. Othervise the active noise-cancelling is very effective in it. Against the monotonous lower frequencie noises, you do not need turn up the volume too high in a noisy enviroment.
The ANC1 is directly driven with mobile phones or DAPs, not necessary the external amplifier. Of course if you use one, the drivers give you slightly punchier lows and crispier highs.
If you want a bigger soundstage, more details or you miss the sub bass frequencies, you will spend much more money for an active noise-canceling headphone, not like this.
The filigree (fragile) design and the non replacable cable are clear disadvantages, but i think this is a near perfect headphone for commuting.


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