The Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC70 are decent sounding headphones. They do a good job with audio reproduction but lack a little bass. Unfortunately, noise Isolation is very weak and leaves much to be desired. On the upside, they barely leak, so they won't be distracting in quieter environments.
- Good button placement.
- Good leakage performance.
- Weak build and creaky joints.
- Poor noise isolation.
- Weak Bass and tapered Highs.
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The ATH-ANC70 are a mixed bag of good and poor design choices. The lightweight cushioned ear cups, and the convenient placement of the buttons are definite pluses. Unfortunately, this is offset by the weak, creaky headband and the thin basic cable that doesn't seem durable at all.
Lightweight, comfortable headphones. Certain areas of the headband feel a tiny bit stiff, but not terribly.
The placement and feel of the buttons are clear enough to avoid any confusion. The volume slider, however, doesn't give enough tactile feedback.
The ATH-ANC70 are not stable headphones. The thin headband and large earcups make these headphones sway a lot during moderate physical activity. They will fall off your head while running and are unideal for use while doing sports. On the upside, they have a detachable cable that should disconnect when hooked by something but because of the weak tension of these headphones, they may fall off before the cable can detach.
The ATH-ANC70 are decently portable headphones. They have larger ear cups than typical over ear models but have a much thinner headband. The earcups also lay flat or fold up into a more compact format, which makes the relatively big headphones take up less space in a bag. However, they are still too cumbersome to carry on your person and will not fit into large jacket pockets or smaller handbags.
The Audio Technica ANC70 is an average-sounding pair of closed-back over-ear headphones. They have a good and relatively extended Bass and are able to deliver it consistently across multiple users. However, their Mid Range could sound a bit tinny, and their Treble lacks a bit of presence. Additionally, they have a mediocre Soundstage, which is typical of most closed-back headphones.
The ATH-ANC70 do not deliver good isolation. The active noise cancellation is barely noticeable and does not provide robust enough isolation to be used on daily commutes or traveling. Leakage performance, however, is pretty good and will not disturb others at higher volumes.
The ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) doesn't do very much. It does best at around 200 Hz, offering about 12dB of reduction, which isn't much. At other frequencies, it offers even less noise reduction.
Very good leakage performance. There is minimum leakage up to 500Hz, but noticeable leakage from 1KHz to 4KHz. Practically, this will make vocals and cymbals sound thinned-out.
- 100% SpNR
The ATH-ANC 70 only have noise canceling as an active feature. This makes them less versatile for other use cases than noise canceling headphones, as they lack both wireless or an app, to enhance and customize the sound. On the upside, they have a very long battery life that will easily last a weekend's worth of audio playback.
The ANC-70 use standard AAA batteries that give them up to 47 hours of battery life. They do not have additional features like an auto off timer and cannot be used without the batteries. Luckily the two-day continuous battery life means you do not have to swap out the AAA as often especially if you're on a trip or a particularly long flight.
No compatible app.
In the box
- Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Headphones
- Flight adapter
- Audio cable
- Carrying case
- Carrying pouch
- 1/8" to 1/4" Adapter
- AAA Battery