Audio-Technica announced a new pair of active noise canceling headphones today; the ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint. Designed to absorb 85% of ambient noise, the new headphones are intended for use in airplanes or while traveling.
Audio-Technica doesn’t scrimp on the features, the ATH-ANC1 include a 1.6 foot extension cord, airline adapter, and a carrying pouch. From a technical standpoint, the headphones use a 1.4 inch driver, and put out about 105dB maximum. They are also capable of automatically reducing ambient noise even when the wearer is not listening to music.
Audio-Technica equipment doesn’t come cheap; the ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint headphones are going to set you back about $130.