Audio-Technica Expands Its QuietPoint Noise-Cancelling Headphones Lineup
At CES 2013 Audio-Technica is expanding its QuietPoint active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones lineup with the introduction of its ATH-ANC29 over-ear and ATH-ANC33iS in-ear headphones with communications capabilities. Both models join the company’s current ANC offerings including the top-of-the-line ATH-ANC9, which has won a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award.
The ATH-ANC29 (SRP: US$99.95) is a stylish new addition to the QuietPoint family. It features redesigned earcups and a bold Audio-Technica logo for a sleek, contemporary look, and a restyled headband with extra padding for a snug yet totally comfortable fit.
The ATH-ANC29 provides up to 87% noise-cancellation and offers an outstanding combination of performance, value, comfort and portability. It delivers exceptional sound with powerful bass, a natural midrange, detailed treble and precise imaging in an immersive soundfield. The ATH-ANC29 has a detachable cord, enabling its use as cordless noise-cancelling headphones, and like all QuietPoint models, its audio functions even if the batteries run down.
In addition to its detachable 3.9' (1.2 m) cord, the ATH-ANC29 comes with a soft case, 1/4-inch plug adapter, airline adapter and AAA battery.
The ATH-ANC29 has a detachable cord, enabling its use as cordless noise-cancelling headphones, and like all QuietPoint models, its audio functions even if the batteries run down.
The in-ear ATH-ANC33iS (SRP: US$79.95) offers up to 90% noise-cancellation and features volume control with an inline mic/control for answering calls and controlling music. The ATH-ANC33iS supports smartphones and iPhone, iPad and many iPod models. The controller enables the user to play or pause music, answer and end calls, and go to the next or previous track.
The ATH-ANC33iS comes with Comply Foam Tips for unmatched comfort. The Comply ear tips are made out of special memory foam that expands to fit comfortably in the ear canal, for a more sound isolating fit and superior sound quality with better bass response, a detailed midrange and extended treble. The headphones also come with standard silicone eartips in S, M and L, a soft carrying case, an airline adapter and an AAA battery.
The ATH-ANC29 and ATH-ANC33iS will be available in April 2013. Both models join Audio-Technica’s acclaimed QuietPoint active noise-cancelling headphones lineup, led by the over-ear ATH-ANC9 (SRP: US$349.95), winner of an Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award. The ATH-ANC9 features three Tri Level Cancellation ANC modes, an inline mic and controller and 95% noise-cancellation.
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