The ATH-ANC3 uses patented technology to detects external environmental noise, using miniature microphones in each ear bud to match up and cancel 85% of outside noise. They also come with three sizes of ear tips (small, medium and large) for a custom fit and a further block to external sound. Although if you do want some connection to the outside world, there’s a control unit that reduces the noise-cancelling function.
Supplied with a hard case, extension cable, battery and airline adapter, the headphones should be available in April 2008, priced at £69.95.
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