CES 2018: Audio-Technica’s ATH-ANC700BT QuietPoint noise-cancelling headphones cut the wires, supports hi-res audio

January 9th, Consumer Electronics Show 2018, Las Vegas Audio-Technica introduces ATH-ANC700BT, the next-generation over-ear model in the company’s successful QuietPoint active noise-cancelling headphone series. Blocking out 90% of unwanted ambient noise for an immersive listening experience, these headphones now offer the convenience of wireless audio, intuitive touch and swipe controls, plus support for high resolution audio playback when wired.

Whether commuting to work, travelling internationally or working in a noisy environment, the ATH-ANC700BT feature proprietary feedback-based noise-cancelling technology to effectively minimise background clamour without compromising on audio performance.  Freed from outside distractions, ATH-ANC700BT enable users to fully engage when listening to music or focusing on their work.

Boasting custom-designed 40mm drivers, the ATH-ANC700BT delivers Audio-Technica’s signature dynamic, clear and detailed sonic performance. Users can enjoy CD-quality audio (up to 48kHz/16-bit) over the wireless connection, as the headphones are equipped with the Bluetooth® aptX codec. Opt for a wired connection and music fans can experience stunning, faithful high-resolution audio reproduction via today’s compatible smartphones and portable music players.

Those on a long journey can enjoy continuous use in both wireless and noise-cancelling mode for up to 25 hours, while battery life listening in Bluetooth® mode only is 30 hours. For easy operation on-the-go, the ATH-ANC700BT boasts intuitive touch and swipe controls for managing music and answering phone calls (via an integrated mic in the headphone housing), while the noise-cancellation mode can be activated directly via a touch of the left earcup.

Total comfort is a priority when travelling and the ultra-soft ear pads and memory foam padded headband on the ATH-ANC700BT provide a snug and accommodating fit to minimise fatigue during long-listening sessions. The headphones fold flat for easy portability and are supplied with a carry pouch for added protection during transit. Sporting a stylish minimalist design, the ATH-ANC700BT arrive in two classic finishes – matte black and matte grey.


The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC700BT will be available in Spring 2018, priced at £199 (inc. VAT)/€219

Reviews samples are available from Spring 2018.

To see and hear these new products please visit Audio-Technica at CES: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1-2 Ground Level, Booth #20854 and at The Venetian, Floor 29, Suite 29-336

Technical specification


40mm Closed-back dynamic


98 dB/mW (When noise-cancellation used)*1

95 dB/mW (When noise-cancellation not used)*1

Frequency Response

5 – 40,000 Hz


150 ohms (When noise-cancellation used)*1

35 ohms (When noise-cancellation not used)*1

Charging time

Approx. 5 hours*

Operating time

Continuous transmission time (music playback):
Max. approx. 25 hours (when Bluetooth and noise-cancellation used)*2
Max. approx. 30 hours (when only Bluetooth used)*2
Max. approx. 45 hours (when only noise-cancellation used) *2

Compatible Bluetooth profiles


Support codec

Qualcomm® aptX™ audio, AAC, SBC


250 g (8.8 oz)


USB charging cable (30 cm (1’) USB Type A / Micro USB Type B)

Cable (1.2 m (3.9’) / 3.5 mm (1/8”) / 2.5mm (3/32”) gold-plated stereo mini-plug)



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