The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint premium-grade, closed-back headphones feature active noise-cancelling and large 40 mm drivers at an attractive price point of $220. These headphones compete with the similar active noise cancelling products from Bose and Sennheiser. They deliver excellent mids, and high frequencies, and adequate bass while removing up to 20 dB of the ambient noise. This is done with an active noise-cancellation circuit powered by a single AAA battery. The headphones operate with either noise-cancelling on or off, but sound significantly worse with the circuit turned off.
The ATH-ANC7 include a detachable 1.6 m (5.2 ft) cable with two 1/8" stereo plugs. One end of the cable is at 90 degrees to accommodate for different headphone jacks. There is also an included velvet-lined, hard case for transport and storage. While these headphones are relatively lightweight for their class (201 g, 7.1 oz), and are collapsible, they still are not by any means compact headphones.