Cancel the noise, enjoy the soundDale Davies ▼ | October 13, 2008
At the same time the headphones (with easy to remember name) ATH-ANC3 offer very, very good sound that makes Audio-Technica a world-leading pro audio company. Engineered to create a comfortable listening environment in areas with high ambient noise, these in-ear headphones feature a miniature microphone in each earpiece that picks up ambient noise such as traffic, air-handling systems or loud co-worker in you office.
Electronics in the control box create a noise-cancelling wave that is 180 degrees out of phase with the ambient noise. In English: this wave acts like a noise eraser and it cancels out the annoying sounds that surround you without diminishing the audio you want to hear. The result is your own peaceful corner of the workd to enjoy the music or movies of your choice.
Audio-Technica’s ATH-ANC3 are u Ultra-compact in-ear design and that makes those headphones the ideal companion for travel or, in fact, anywhere. Their advanced electronics cancel up to 85 percent (for you technically inclined: 20 dB) of background noise, and the new ANC circuitry delivers an exceptionally pure audio signal in noise-cancelling mode.
ATH-ANC3 are good friend to all audio sources, including MP3 & other portable players, without a single AAA battery they function in passive mode, and soft interchangeable ear pieces (small, medium and large) provide a custom fit. Monitor switch deactivates noise cancellation/audio so you can listen outside when you need to. For frequent travellers there's two-pin airline adapter connects to in-flight entertainment. To make the picture complete, let's say that mini-plug is gold-plated which another plus for Audio-Technica. ■