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Audio Technica ATH-ANC27X

QuietPoint Premium Noise Cancelling Headphones with Airline Adapter, Travel Pouch & 40 Hour Playback

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QuietPoint Equals Quiet Time!

If you have ever wondered what people are referring to when they say "Its the Full Package", you should take a close look at this ATH-ANC27X. This is it. The Audio Technica ATH-ANC27X QuietPoint headphones provide up to 85% of outside ambient noise reduction, so users can close their eyes and forget about the crying baby, the loud speakers, and their talkative neighbors. Users can enjoy up to 40 hours of constant usage off of a single "AAA" battery, and listen non stop in passive listening mode without the use of a battery. These 33 Ohm Headphones were engineered to run easily with minimal effort from iPods (and iPod touch), MP3 Players, iPhones, and most any other portable media players and smartphones. Standard 40 mm drivers deliver an incredible level of separation and detail in the highs and mids, while thoroughly crediting the low end with life-like bass levels that you will feel instead of merely hearing. Equipped with a detachable cable, portable carrying pouch, and an airline adapter, proud owners will feel right at home sitting in first class flaunting their new QuietPoint headphones. Sleek swivel earcups allow the ATH-ANC27X to lay flat, and be conveniently stored in low profile areas when not in use. To wrap up this "Full Package Deal", the ATH-ANC27X Quiet Point headphones feature ultra-soft earpads, and headband padding so users can comfortable push the battery limit and more! Just make sure not to doze off for too long, the won't wait for your nap to end. Neither will the airplane!

What's In The Box?
  • 1x Audio Technica ATH-ANC27x Quiet Point Active Noise Canceling Headphones
  • 1x Detachable Stereo Audio Cable
  • 1x 1/4 Inch Adapter (6.3 mm)
  • 1x Airline Adapter
  • 1x AAA Battery
  • 1x Protective Portable Carrying Pouch
  • 1x Instructions Manual & Warranty Information
Product Features:
  • Lightweight Over-Ear Active Noise Canceling Stereo Headphones with Detachable Cable
  • Active Noise Canceling Reduces environmental noise up to 85% so users can relax, and enjoy whatever entertainment they are in the mood for
  • Perfect for use at home, in the office, traveling (by Train, Car, Airplane, Bus), and can be used with your favorite DVD's, CD's, or MP3 files from your smartphone, iPhone, iPad, Galaxy, tablet, laptop or any other portable media device with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Two Large 40mm dynamic speaker drivers engineered and specifically tuned to further compliment the noise cancelling process resulting in pleasantly soft frequency delivery at low volume levels, with powerful eye opening clarity and booming bass when desired
  • Large and luxuriously soft padded earcups and headband gently reduce user fatigue, offering pillow-like comfort for endless usage on those long trips
  • 3.5mm Stereo audio headphone cable easily disconnects and packs up for quick convenient storage, or can double as a noise-cancelling headset without audio preventing unwanted disturbances
  • Swiveling Earcups adjust to the ideal angles of users face allowing a smooth, snug fit further increasing additional noise isolation levels
  • Completely Adjustable headband enables various usage for all ages, genders, with all hair styles, with or without hats and beanies
  • Noise Canceling power amplifier requires the use of a single "AAA" battery (Included), and is capable of offering up to 40 hours of noise-cancelling enjoyment
  • Passive stereo audio mode allows listeners to enjoy their headphones without the need of any batteries
  • Gold-plated, corrosion-resistant stereo jack provides maximum signal strength and transfer speed for best performance
  • Discreet battery compartment cover maintains the premium look and feel expected from Audio Technica while safely securing battery in place
  • Includes durable hard-shell travel case, 1/4" plug adapter, airline adapter and AAA battery
  • Also Found As: Audio Technica ATHANC27X, Audio Technica QuietPoint (Quiet Point) ATH-ANC27 X Headphones
  • Primary Color: Black
  • Secondary Color Accent: Silver (Trim)
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Speaker Type: Stereo, Dynamic Drivers
  • Driver Size: 40 mm (1-1/2")
  • Nominal Impedance: 33 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 106 dB
  • Max Input Power: 500 mW
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • QuietPoint Active Noise Reduction: Up To 18 dB
  • Cable Length: 3.9 Feet (1.2 Meters)
  • Plug Size: 1/8" (3.5 mm) to 2.5 mm
  • Headphone Input Size: 2.5 mm
  • Plug Construction: Gold-plated
  • Battery Type: AAA (Alkaline x1)
  • Approx. Battery Playback: Up to 40 Hours (Using Standard Alkaline Battery)
  • Headphone Weight (Mass): 6.8 oz (192 Grams) Without Cable
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Sonic Electronix Insights (Scale from 1-5, 5 Being the Best)

Comfort & Ergonomics
Rates how comfortable the headphones are, taking into account build quality and materials used. Judged on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being uncomfortable and 5 being so comfortable you could sleep while wearing them.
Overall Audio Quality
Overall rating of how well the headphones perform with 1 being an unimpressive audio quality and 5 being the absolute best.
Hip-Hop, Rap, EDM, Dubstep & Pop Optimized
How well the headphones perform for hip-hop, rap, EDM, dubstep and pop music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
Rock & Alternative Optimized
How well the headphones perform for rock and alternative genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
Instrumental & Classical Optimized
How well the headphones perform for instrumental and classical music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
Optimized for All Genres
Rates how well the headphones perform for all music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 being top-of-the-line music reproduction.
Build Quality
Overall Construction quality of the headphones. This rates on a scale of 1 to 5 the overall construction quality of the headphones with 1 being the poorest quality and 5 being as close to indestructible as a pair of headphones can get.
Design
Overall design of the headphones. This rates on a scale of 1 to 5 the overall design of the headphones, including construction, sound quality and accessories with 1 being the lowest and 5 being top-of-the-line.
Isolation
Rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being no isolation and 5 being complete isolation, this gives you an idea of how well the headphones seal your ears from your surrounding environment.
Value
Value refers to the quality of headphones (how they sound, how they're built, etc.) for the price.

Sound Signature

Sound Staging & Imaging
Sound Staging and Imaging refers to the ability of a pair of headphones to create the placement of instruments and vocalists in a recording. A small sound stage is very difficult to determine where the instruments are in relation to the vocalists, everything sounds like it's coming from the same place. An extra large sound stage separates the instruments and vocalists so that you can clearly tell where each is on the sound stage.
Clarity/Detail
Refers to how clear the headphones audio reproduction is.
Tone/Timbre
Refers to the quality of a music note that distinguishes different types of sound production (voices, musical instruments, etc.).
Bass
Refers to the bass performance of the headphones. Rated from Light bass to extreme bass.
Bass Detail
How accurately a headphone can reproduce bass notes; a culmination of attack, speed, decay and clarity. Attack is how precisely it can begin a bass note without delay. Speed is the ability to continue to attack an array of bass notes without lagging. Decay is the length of time after a bass note ends that the sound is still heard. Clarity is how easily all bass frequencies are heard. It gives perception of loose, tight, or muddy bass.

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Enclosed-Ear
Headband Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Home/Portable
Headphone Application

This is the application that the headphones are designed for. Each application has unique features that make it perfect for particular uses.

DJ: These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Gaming Delivers explosive sound and allows you to communicate with others.

Home Hi-Fi: These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio.

Home/Office: These headphones are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that the artists would appreciate.

Sports: Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts.

Kids: Feature noise limiting technology so that your little ones don't damage their ears listening to music too loud.

On-the-Go: On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability.

Student: Compact and rugged enough to survive life in a backpack; inexpensive enough to not hurt the wallet of a student.

Studio: Reproduce music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Traveler/Airplane: These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design.

Home/Office
Traveler/Airplane

General Features

Noise-Canceling
Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
Yes
Device Controls & Compatibility
Refers to the devices the in-line controls are compatible with.
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
No
Smartphone/Tablet App Available
These headphones have a companion app available from the manufacturer. These apps are generally available on both the Google Play Store and iTunes for Android and iPhone use. They usually include an equalizer and other controls to give you complete control over your music.
Equalizer/Tunable
This means the sound of these headphones can be customized to your listening preference through either an app or on-board controls.
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Bluetooth means that the audio signal is transmitted from your device to the headphones via a Bluetooth connection.

Corded or Bluetooth means that the headphones can be used as corded headphones or as Bluetooth headphones. They have an input in one or both earcups for use as a corded headphone while they also have a built-in battery for use as Bluetooth wireless headphones.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

Corded
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
No
Bluetooth Version Compatibility
Which version of Bluetooth the device is compatible with. Is it important that the both devices being paired are the same version of Bluetooth. For example, a Bluetooth version 2.0 cell phone can be paired with a compatible version 2.0 headset.
aptX Codec
Refers to whether these headphones feature aptX Bluetooth audio streaming.
Jack Size
Refers to whether the headphones use a 3.5mm or 1/4" headphone jack connection.
Jack Angle

The Jack Angle refers to the angle of the input jack on the headphone cable.


Straight Jack: Straight plug with no angle.


Angled Jack: Angled plug, usually a 90 degree angle.

Swivel Jack: A swivel jack is able to swivel between a straight plug and an angled plug.

Included Adapters
Refers to the connection adapters included with the headphones like 3.5mm or 1/4" input adapter as well as airplane adapters that let you use your headphones with airplane specific headphone jacks.
Detachable Cable
Refers to whether the cable can detach from the headphones. If a pair of headphones has a detachable cable, the cable can be replaced with a longer cable, one with (or without) a microphone or if you accidentally damage the cable.
Color Shades
Primary color shades of the headphones.
Material
Refers to materials used to build the headphones. Most headphones are built from some combination of plastic and metal to give you a durable pair of headphones.
Ear Cushion/Earbud Material
Refers to the material that the ear cushions/earbuds are made from. Ear cushions and earbuds are available in a variety of materials, ranging from basic rubber eartips to plush leather ear cushions intended for maximum comfort.
Replaceable Ear Cushions
Refers to whether the ear cushions can be removed and replaced. Often times on heavily used headphones, the ear pads can wear out long before the actual headphones. Headphones with replaceable earpads often last much longer than headphones without replaceable earpads.
Protective Case
Refers to whether a pair of headphones come with a protective case.
Weight (oz.)
This is the weight of the unit in ounces.
Water Resistant
This refers to the level of water resistance of the fitness tracker. Some fitness trackers are water resistant and can be used while swimming, while others are only splash proof or should not be used near the water.
Child Safe
Refers to whether a pair of headphones are designed specifically for children. Child safe headphones feature volume limiting technology so that your child canít damage their ears while listening to music.
Foldable
Refers to whether a pair of headphones can be folded up. These headphones feature hinges in the frame above the earcups that allow the headphones to neatly fold into a much more manageable size. Folding headphones are perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time traveling and needs a compact pair of headphones that can fit in their bags.
Ear Hooks
These headphones feature hooks that wrap around your ears for a secure fit.

Gaming Headphones

Compatible Systems
Refers to what system(s) these headphones are compatible with.
Wireless Type
Refers to the wireless connection type used by these headphones.
USB Connection
Refers to whether these headphones can be connected via USB.
Noise Cancelling Microphone
Refers to whether the microphone eliminates ambient noise for crystal clear conversations.
Detachable Microphone
Refers to whether the microphone can be detached from the headphones.
Microphone Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
Microphone Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the microphone will pick up (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better.
Surround Sound
Refers to the surround sound type used by the headphones.
Separate Game & Chat Volume Controls
Refers to whether the headset has separate volume controls for the game and chat channels.

Home Wireless Headphones

Hub Connection Type
Refers to how the hub connects to your home stereo system
Wireless Type
Refers to the wireless connection type used by these headphones.
Wireless Range
The maximum distance the headphones can be from the hub and still work in feet.

Audio Features

Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
33 ohms
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
106 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
40 mm
Power Output
Refers to the power output rating (in watts) of the headphones.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20000 Hz
Audiophile
Audiophile headphones represent some of the finest headphones available. Audiophile headphones produce genuinely outstanding sound quality as well as extraordinary build quality, components and comfort. They are truly the finest headphones available.
Built-in Amplifier
This refers to whether the headphones have an amplifier built-in.
Amplifier Recommended
This refers to whether a separate headphone amplifier is recommended for use with a specific pair of headphones. It is highly recommended that any headphone with an impedance greater than 100 ohms be amplified.
Pass Throughs
Refers to whether a pair of headphones has an output to connect to another pair of headphones.

What is in the Box?

Main Product
The main product in the box.
Accessories
Accessories included with the headphones
Paperwork
Paperwork included with the product.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
5.0
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
5.0
Cactusflower10

Oakland, N. J.

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Durability
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Features
Design
Usability
good quality product

May 16, 2014

Recently used these headphones on flight to Florida - noise cancelling feature very much appreciated - didn't block all sound, of course, but made the noise level much more comfortable. Ear pads very comfortable and head set adjusts easily. So much better than my set of Sony noise cancelling ear buds.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ATH-ANC27X

UPC

4961310120078

Weight

0.85lbs

Internal SKU

athanc27x

Internal Product ID

69178

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Audio Technica ATH-ANC27X