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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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Headphone Design

Headphone 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
Earpiece Design

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.

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.

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Music Lover

General Features

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.
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.

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

1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

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.
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.
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
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
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
33 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Oakland, N. J.

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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