Audio-Technica announced the introduction of its ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint active noise-canceling on-ear headphones, a compact on-ear model that provides outstanding performance, comfort and value. The ATH-ANC1 detects environmental noise using miniature built-in microphones, and applies a corresponding sound-canceling signal.
Unlike some other noise-cancelling headphones, the ATH-ANC1 (and all Audio-Technica noise-cancelling headphones) work even without batteries or when the noise-cancelling feature is turned off. In addition to its travel pouch, the ATH-ANC1 comes with a 1.6-foot extension cord, an airline adapter and an AAA battery. Also the headphones fold for easy storage and travel in the included carrying pouch. The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 active noise-cancelling on-ear headphones will be available January 2009 online at a suggested retail price of $129.95