Audio-Technica announced the introduction of its ATH-ANC27 QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling over-ear headphones, the first model to feature the company’s acclaimed 85% active noise-cancelling (ANC) technology for under $120 (SRP: $119.95).
In related CES news, Audio-Technica announced that its recently introduced ATH-ANC7b active noise-cancelling headphones received an Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
The ATH-ANC27 offers an outstanding combination of performance, value, comfort and portability. It provides up to 85% noise reduction, utilizing advanced QuietPoint ANC technology that detects environmental noise via miniature built-in microphones, and applies a corresponding sound-cancelling signal. The ATH-ANC27 delivers exceptional sound quality with powerful bass, a natural midrange, detailed treble and precise imaging in an immersive soundfield.
The ATH-ANC27 has a locking detachable cord, enabling its use as cordless noise-cancelling headphones, and its audio functions even if its battery runs down, ensuring listeners will never be without their music. The ATH-ANC27’s noise-cancelling on/off switch is conveniently mounted on one of its ear cups, and the headphones feature cushioned ear pads and a padded adjustable headband for total comfort even after extended wearing. The ATH-ANC27 is ideal for use with portable music and DVD players, in-flight entertainment systems, laptop and desktop computers and many other devices, and is compatible with the Apple® iPod®, iPhone™ and iPod touch®.
In addition to its detachable 3.9-foot cord, the ATH-ANC27 comes with a durable hard-shell travel case, ¼-inch plug adapter, airline adapter and an AAA battery.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC27 active noise-cancelling over-ear headphones will be available March 2010 online or at Audio-Technica authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $119.95.