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Noise-Canceling In-Ear Earbuds

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Noise-Canceling In-Ear Earbuds

  • Noise-canceling in-ear earbuds
  • Exceptionally pure audio signal with volume control
  • Comfortable, ideal-fit earpieces prevent sound leakage
  • Includes airline adapter, case, Comply foam tips, battery & clothing clip
ATH-ANC23 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones reduce distracting background noise by up to 90% while offering the superior sound that makes Audio-Technica a world-leading pro audio company. Engineered to create a comfortable listening environment in areas with high ambient noise, these in-ear headphones feature a miniature microphone in each earpiece that picks up ambient noise (such as traffic, air-handling systems, etc.). Electronics in the control box create a noise-cancelling wave that is 180 degree out of phase with the ambient noise. This wave acts like a noise eraser: it cancels out the annoying sounds that surround you without diminishing the audio you want to hear. The result.a peaceful enclave to enjoy the music or movies of your choice.

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Less than a month • Over a year • Up to a year

Pros
block noise • Casual Listening • Comes with Carrying Case • Comfortable • Compact • Durable • Excellent battery life • Film/Video Production • gaming • Good Bass • Good Value • Great Sound • Lightweight • Noise reduction • OFFICE • Replaceable AAA Battery • Sound • Sound quality • sound quality! • Sports/Exercise • Travel

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What best describes the environment the product was used in?
Casual Listening • Home • Office • Other • Travel • Traveling

What best describes your level of audio knowledge?
Audiophile • Casual Listener • Intermediate

Manufacturer SKU
ATHHANC23

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Audio TechnicaNoise-Canceling In-Ear Earbuds
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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    (1)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Casual listening (7)
  • Travel (7)
  • Block noise (6)
  • Office (4)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

No Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent with a single exception

I've had the extremely expensive active cancelling ear phones that were great for flying and had decent enough sound, unfortunately I left my set on a cruise never to see them again. Later that...Read complete review

I've had the extremely expensive active cancelling ear phones that were great for flying and had decent enough sound, unfortunately I left my set on a cruise never to see them again. Later that year I had a 20 hour flight to the Middle East and really missed the active cancelling. So I searched the ginormous universe we call the Internet and after countless hours of reviews I settled on this set. At the price point the risk of a less-than-optimal set of headphones was an acceptable risk.

In summary, I am very happy with these ear phones. The active noise cancelling rivals the Bose QC-15 without the ridiculous price and the sound quality is really good.

Comfort:
Very comfortable, I can have these in my ears all day without my ear canals hurting, sleeping with these in is so-so but that's to be expected.

Sound Quality:
Reproduces a nice wide range of sounds with excellent clarity, though some might complain they are a little "bass-y", I'm okay with that because too much treble tend to hurt my ears. That said, great for Techno and other music tracks that emphasis bass.

Durability:
Going on 8 months with regular use, but the thing I love about these is they just don't tangle like other ear buds I've used. I've used these running on treadmills, while flying, in the car, at work --just roll up and throw 'em in my bag. Ear tips are wonderful! I love the tips so much I swap 'em on to my phone ear headphone when I need to talk on the cell phone. Also keeps the ear phones in place when running, something silicon just can't do because they are slick.

These headphones deserve a 5-star rating with a single exception..the active cancelling "control box" was put just short of the center of the cord, ~21" to the jack and ~30" to the headphones..what a pain-in-the-butt. There is simply no good way of wearing these headphones without the awkwardness.

Plugged into my laptop the control box tends to slip off the desk or just gets in the way. I like ~8" of space between the edge of the desk to the laptop(keyboard); puts the keys at a comfortable distance. this give about ~13" of slack and you know where the end of that slack is? The control box ... so it falls off the desk, the headphones pop out the ear or are always tugging at it. A great example is trying to watch a movie on the laptop, you can't really lean back and stretch out to watch --always have to be within arms reach of the laptop otherwise the control box falls off the table/desk/airplane table. I can push the laptop further back on the desk but now I'm sitting really sitting up to my chest under the desk. I'm 5'9" and often there's not enough room behind the desk to stretch out, right because desks are against a wall. Can't clip it to yourself because the wire from box to computer is too short, no place on a desk to clip it.

The same thing applies to walking running standing but opposite in annoyances. The control box is situated about belt level. There just isn't a great place to clip it. Can't really clip to the bottom of a shirt, because clip opening is toward device --so now headphone is leading to the "bottom" and the device attaches to the "top" of the control box. Too short from the headphones to put in pants pocket and too short from device to put in shirt pocket.

TL:DR -bad control box placement, need to figure something out that works. Either put the box closer to the headphones or closer to the plug. I think 8"-10" from the plug would be better and would free up the headphones a little more.

Really considering a modification to move the control box...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The product did not work at all

Product did not work. It is not worth the money and time to send this unit back for repairs.

Product did not work. It is not worth the money and time to send this unit back for repairs.

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5.0

Yes I would buy them again and again

By 

from India

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      Great value for money product could compete with any high end earphones with noise cancellation

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Traveling
      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Over a year
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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent for Road Warriors

      By 

      from Chicago

      Pros

      • Comes with Carrying Case
      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Excellent battery life
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Replaceable AAA Battery

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          I travel 44 weeks a year and have owned these for 4 years. These travel with me every week. They are nice and small, unlike the large over the ear you see people wearing. Having a replaceable AAA battery means it never dies as I carry an extra battery in the provided travel case. Before I put my music on my smart phone, I had plenty of room in the carrying case for my iPod. The only visible wear is the model number printing is wearing off.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Traveling
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Over a year
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          5.0

          Great sound; great noise suppression

          By 

          from New York, NY, USA

          Pros

          • Block Noise
          • Casual Listening
          • Travel

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments:

              Compared to a different manufacturer's active noise-cancelling in-ear monitors that I have used for about 2 years, the Audio Technica ATH-ANC23 in-ear monitors are so much better. (I use the earphones with music and internet radio apps on my Android phone.) The sound is crystal clear, with excellent undistorted bass. (Of course, using a good software app with tone and equalization controls helps improve the listening experience with any headphones.) The noise suppression is excellent, eliminating most background noise on my daily commute on the NYC subway system. The small battery compartment with spring-loaded clip is perfectly placed to clip to my belt or shirt. The variously sized rubber cushions allow perfect fitting to the ear. I like the fact that you can still use the earphones -- albeit without noise cancellation -- even if the switch is off or if the battery dies, unlike other similar products. Great product at a good price.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • Travel
              • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
              • Intermediate
              • How long have you used this product?:
              • Up to a year
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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great sound with noise cancelling on overseas flight.

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Block Noise
              • Casual Listening
              • Office
              • Travel

              Cons

              • plastic battery cover seems to be the weak point

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                Bought these ear buds for an overseas trip theydid a great job at blocking the constant hum of the engines on the 777. This product came with the adapter needed to plug and play on the flight. Just drop in the AAA battery turn on the noise cancelling and you will hear the difference immediately. You don't have to use the noise cancelling to listen, just plug and play it still has good sound quality.

                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                • Travel
                • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                • Casual Listener
                • How long have you used this product?:
                • Less than a month
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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing Sound Quality!

                By 

                from Dallas, TX, USA

                Pros

                • Block Noise
                • Casual Listening
                • Film/Video Production
                • Office
                • Travel

                Cons

                • clip in the wrong place for ease of use
                • cord easily tangled.
                • cord seems very flimsy

                Best Uses

                  Comments:

                  i got these on amazon for really cheap ($43) first plus when i got them they seemed kinda flimsy and the cord was not what i was expecting but i went ahead and started using them. i was Blown Away!!!!! i had never heard such quality sound in an ear bud! they had a much better range and not as much bass emphasis as my old beats! the only reason durability and ease of use are not 5 star is because of the cord and the fact the clip on the noise reduction box is facing down the cord,the cord is easily tangled, and i want to clip to the bottom of a shirt or jacket.

                  • How long have you used this product?:
                  • Less than a month
                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Casual listening
                  • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                  • Audiophile
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                  5.0

                  Exceptional ear buds

                  By 

                  from Boston, MA, USA

                  Pros

                  • Block Noise
                  • Casual Listening
                  • Office
                  • Sports/Exercise
                  • Travel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments:

                      I am very impressed by the quality given in this product. It is very lightweight, exceptional bass and sound and quietpoint tech really does cancel background noise out. They give many different sizes of ear plugs and even a foam pair that conforms to the shape of your ear (these are the ones that I use the most). I like the small pouch and airplane plugs (BIG PLUS FOR ME!!!!!!!!). I am more than happy with these ear buds I will definately look to Audio Technica in the future for all my listening needs.

                      • How long have you used this product?:
                      • Up to a year
                      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                      • Travel
                      • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                      • Intermediate
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                      5.0

                      Great sound!

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments:

                      These earbud headphones have amazing sound and the noise canceling is very impressive!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Highly recommended

                      By 

                      from San Juan, Puerto Rico

                      Pros

                      • Sound quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments:

                          Had previously used the noise-excluding ear buds (they fit into your ear really tight). Got these between flights at JFK and have been extremely pleased with sound quality (and when you don't have background noise, no need to turn on the noise-cancelling feature, which has no impact on sound quality). Noise cancelling battery pack (1-AAA) can be clipped to shirt or belt, and kit comes with 2-prong adapter for airline use (GREAT), and fits comfortably in-ear with several buds for different ear sizes. Caution - my wife is upset because I didn't get her a set.

                          • How long have you used this product?:
                          • Less than a month

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome headset!

                          By 

                          from Los Angeles, CA, USA

                          Pros

                          • NOISE REDUCTION
                          • Sound

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                            Comments:

                            I am so happy with this headset. Great sound quality and good noise reduction on the airplane.

                            • How long have you used this product?:
                            • Over a year
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                            4.0

                            Good Headphones. Break Easily

                            By 

                            from Kennesaw, Ga.

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                            • Falls Off/Out Of Ear
                            • Flimsy Construction
                            • Stops Working

                            Best Uses

                              Comments:

                              Had these for a few years (3 years) and the quietpoint has quit working. They are now out of warranty. I love Audio Technica products, but I would not get these headphones again as I did not even use the headphones that much

                              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                              • Traveling
                              • How long have you used this product?:
                              • Over a year
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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Excellent with a single exception

                              By 

                              from SLC, UT

                              Pros

                              • Block Noise
                              • Casual Listening
                              • Gaming
                              • Office
                              • sound quality!
                              • Sports/Exercise
                              • Travel

                              Cons

                              • control box location

                              Best Uses

                                Comments:

                                I've had the extremely expensive active cancelling ear phones that were great for flying and had decent enough sound, unfortunately I left my set on a cruise never to see them again. Later that year I had a 20 hour flight to the Middle East and really missed the active cancelling. So I searched the ginormous universe we call the Internet and after countless hours of reviews I settled on this set. At the price point the risk of a less-than-optimal set of headphones was an acceptable risk.

                                In summary, I am very happy with these ear phones. The active noise cancelling rivals the Bose QC-15 without the ridiculous price and the sound quality is really good.

                                Comfort:
                                Very comfortable, I can have these in my ears all day without my ear canals hurting, sleeping with these in is so-so but that's to be expected.

                                Sound Quality:
                                Reproduces a nice wide range of sounds with excellent clarity, though some might complain they are a little "bass-y", I'm okay with that because too much treble tend to hurt my ears. That said, great for Techno and other music tracks that emphasis bass.

                                Durability:
                                Going on 8 months with regular use, but the thing I love about these is they just don't tangle like other ear buds I've used. I've used these running on treadmills, while flying, in the car, at work --just roll up and throw 'em in my bag. Ear tips are wonderful! I love the tips so much I swap 'em on to my phone ear headphone when I need to talk on the cell phone. Also keeps the ear phones in place when running, something silicon just can't do because they are slick.

                                These headphones deserve a 5-star rating with a single exception..the active cancelling "control box" was put just short of the center of the cord, ~21" to the jack and ~30" to the headphones..what a pain-in-the-butt. There is simply no good way of wearing these headphones without the awkwardness.

                                Plugged into my laptop the control box tends to slip off the desk or just gets in the way. I like ~8" of space between the edge of the desk to the laptop(keyboard); puts the keys at a comfortable distance. this give about ~13" of slack and you know where the end of that slack is? The control box ... so it falls off the desk, the headphones pop out the ear or are always tugging at it. A great example is trying to watch a movie on the laptop, you can't really lean back and stretch out to watch --always have to be within arms reach of the laptop otherwise the control box falls off the table/desk/airplane table. I can push the laptop further back on the desk but now I'm sitting really sitting up to my chest under the desk. I'm 5'9" and often there's not enough room behind the desk to stretch out, right because desks are against a wall. Can't clip it to yourself because the wire from box to computer is too short, no place on a desk to clip it.

                                The same thing applies to walking running standing but opposite in annoyances. The control box is situated about belt level. There just isn't a great place to clip it. Can't really clip to the bottom of a shirt, because clip opening is toward device --so now headphone is leading to the "bottom" and the device attaches to the "top" of the control box. Too short from the headphones to put in pants pocket and too short from device to put in shirt pocket.

                                TL:DR -bad control box placement, need to figure something out that works. Either put the box closer to the headphones or closer to the plug. I think 8"-10" from the plug would be better and would free up the headphones a little more.

                                Really considering a modification to move the control box...

                                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                                • Other
                                • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                                • Intermediate
                                • How long have you used this product?:
                                • Up to a year
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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Effective product for surrounding noise reduction

                                By 

                                from Miami, FL, USA

                                Pros

                                • Casual Listening
                                • Travel

                                Cons

                                • in-ear plugs comfort

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments:

                                  The in ear canal pieces could be softer and more comfortable with more sizes of foam adapters.

                                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                                  • Travel
                                  • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                                  • Intermediate
                                  • How long have you used this product?:
                                  • Up to a year
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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Outstanding value, Great performance, Excellent purchase

                                  By 

                                  from Central IL

                                  Pros

                                  • Block Noise
                                  • Casual Listening
                                  • Travel

                                  Cons

                                  • wires tangle easily

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments:

                                    I purchased these headphones to reduce the audible clutter in my office. The active noise cancelling (not isolating), which is fairly uncommon in ear buds, functions very well. The headphones really do out perform their price tag.

                                    My only complaint with this product is the wire sheathing. The cords frequently become tangled. This is a small complaint, but as it is something I deal with every time I use the product, it's worth mentioning.

                                    • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                                    • Office
                                    • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                                    • Audiophile
                                    • How long have you used this product?:
                                    • Up to a year
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                                    1.0

                                    The product did not work at all

                                    By 

                                    from Ionia, MI

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Sound

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments:

                                        Product did not work. It is not worth the money and time to send this unit back for repairs.

                                        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                                        • Home
                                        • How long have you used this product?:
                                        • Less than a month
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