The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 are portable, isolating noise-canceling earphones that sit inside the ear opening. These earphones can be used with the noise-canceling feature turned on or off, and have a 53-inch audio cord with a stereo mini plug. The ATH-ANC23 comes with four pairs of earpieces of various types and sizes, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, and a carrying pouch. It's covered by a 12-month warranty.
About This Brand
Audio-Technica manufactures a variety of styles and types of headphones, typically in the mid-to-higher-price ranges.
Features & Specs - Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23
Weight (oz.) Reflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.
Cable length (in.) Cable length indicates the approximate length of the cable from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
Cable length (in.)
Battery type The number and type of batteries used.
Works with noise reduction off Will operate without the noise-canceling circuitry activated; allows the model to be used as standard headphones if the batteries die.
Works with noise reduction off
Integrated microphone Has an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Call connect/disconnect control This allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Call connect/disconnect control
Integrated volume control This allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated volume control
Integrated player control This allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated player control
Detachable cable A detachable cable allows the headphones to be used for noise canceling without the cord being connected to a music or video player, or dangling from the headset.
Monitor function (mute) Has a control that turns off the audio, and in the case of noise canceling models turns off the noise canceling function, so that ambient sounds can be heard. Useful for hearing ambience like travel announcements without turning off the audio player or removing the headphones.
Monitor function (mute)
Noise canceling unit in earpiece The electronic circuitry for the noise cancelation function is integrated into headphones earpiece rather than incorporated as a separate module that is integrated into the audio cord.
Noise canceling unit in earpiece
Low battery indicator An indicator to show that the headphone battery power is low and will need to be replaced or recharged.
Althought I prefer on or over the ear phones for prolonged listening, this in-ear and noice-canceling design is very good for the money in noisy surroundings and on an airplane, but don't expect Bose-level performance. I would buy these again for sure, but the cord design is annoying. When working out or walking down the street the lengh of the wires between phones and the canceling/battery unit and that of the wires between the unit and where it plugs into the sound source is never quite right and the clip does not reliably hold on to anything.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Lexington, KY
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Sounds great, but uncomfortable
Cord Too Short
With My Computer
These earbuds have an excellent overall sound quality and noise reduction is quite good. However, I found them uncomfortable for extended use. I tried all of the different size inserts and none were comfortable. The cord is a bit short.