Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 Headphones Review
Tour & Design
The ATH-ANC7s are a smallish set of over-ears. They're predominantly black plastic with a soft, leather-printed material covering the padding.
lef/right channel markings, and the active noise cancellation microphones.***
the ATH-ANC7s a bit hard to position correctly. ***
The band is extendible and has a metallic interior. The top of the band has some padding.
as well as the band's metal core.***
The left ear cup is the busiest side, with the on/off switch, battery cavity, and cable jack.
***The left ear cup has the active cancellation's on/off switch.
Many active-cancellers lack this simple feature.***
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.
in the wrong way because we were tricked by the battery case's markings.
Do not make the same horrible mistake we did.***
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.
***The last feature on the left ear cup is the headphone jack, which will
accept a standard 1/8-inch plug, provided it's very thin. ***
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 ATH-ANC7s' box you'll find the headphones, a case, a removeable 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 preferrable for many users, but boring for the rest.
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