Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 Headphones Review
Slightly better than average headphones with the price of actually average headphones.
The ATH-ANC7s are a smallish set of over-ears. They're predominantly black plastic with a soft, leather-printed material covering the padding.
The band is extendible and has a metallic interior. The top of the band has some padding.
The left ear cup is the busiest side, with the on/off switch, battery cavity, and cable jack.
The battery cavity is on the top of the left ear cup, but you'll have to swivel the band out of the way to access it. Also, the markings on the headphones seem to contradict each other on which way you put the battery in. Pictured below is the incorrect way; the positive end should stick up.
The left ear cup is also where you'll connect the headphones' cable. Since the cable is removeable, it gives users the option to connect in-line accessories.
Below are some pictures of the headphones on HATS. Use these pictures to help gauge how they would look on your own head, provided you're a horrible mutant with greenish-gray skin and no eyes. The main thing to note are the two large gaps in the first picture, just above the ear cups. These giant spaces could look a bit silly on some.
In the Box
In the ATH-ANC7s' box you'll find the headphones, a case, a removable cable, airplane and 1/4-inch adapters, and an AA battery.
The ATH-ANC7s seem to have above average durability. They have a good cord guard around their plug, and the plug itself is bent at a 90-degree angle. This design tends to last a bit longer than straight plugs, which can quickly wear down the cables inside the cord.
The ATH-ANC7s are a small set of over-ears, slightly larger than the Bose QuietComfort 3s. They have a very reserved aesthetic, but it's clean, simple, and won't make you feel like you're making a statement. While we definitely think these are good-looking headphones, they're also a bit bland. These are average-looking headphones. This will be preferable for many users, but boring for the rest.
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