January 14, 2008
| by EH Staff
LAS VEGAS, NV, January 7, 2008—CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES)—Audio-Technica today announced the introduction of its ATH-ANC3 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling in-ear headphones, which combine exceptional 85% noise cancellation with outstanding sound quality, comfort and portability.
The ATH-ANC3 employs patented technology that detects environmental noise via miniature microphones incorporated into each ear bud, and applies a corresponding sound-cancelling signal. To achieve its superior performance in blocking 85% of outside noise, the ATH-ANC3 utilizes active noise cancellation over a wide frequency range, unlike some in-ear headphones that actively cancel low frequencies only.
The ATH-ANC3 is ideal for use on airplanes and trains, while jogging or exercising, or anywhere users want to listen to the music—and just the music. Designed for total comfort and convenience, the ATH-ANC3 is supplied with three sizes of ear tips (small, medium and large) for a customized fit. It features a compact control unit with a monitor switch that mutes all functions, to let users hear important outside announcements and conversations. The ATH-ANC3’s audio functions when its noise-cancelling function is turned off, and it can be used without batteries. Like all Audio-Technica products, the ATH-ANC3 is designed to deliver clear, high-resolution sound, with outstanding bass response, midrange detail, high-frequency extension and imaging. It can also be used in noise-cancelling-only mode without audio.
The ATH-ANC3 is supplied with a hard, durable carrying case, an adjustable cable and additional extension cable, an airline adapter for connection to in-flight entertainment systems, a clothing clip and an AAA battery. Available in a color choice of black or white, the ATH-ANC3 is the latest addition to the Audio-Technica QuietPoint lineup, which includes the award-winning ATH-ANC7 active noise-cancelling headphones.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC3 active noise-cancelling in-ear headphones will be available in spring 2008 at a U.S. MSRP of $169.95.
Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high-performance headphones, microphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters, house-of-worship venues, and consumer applications. Learn more at http://www.audio-technica.com.
—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com
—Product availability may differ outside of the U.S., Canada and Latin America. For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, please contact Denise Burnage, marketing, Audio-Technica Ltd., Old Lane, Leeds LS11 8AG England.
Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441, Fax: +44 (0) 113 270 4836