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Back to School Listening With Audio-Technica Headphones

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Students will be going back to school soon, and many of them will be traveling to colleges and schools away from home. They’ll have to study hard, but when they need a break to enjoy their favorite music, Audio-Technica offers a variety of high-quality headphones for relaxing in the dorm, jogging, exercising or traveling to and from campus.

The ATH-ANC7b on-ear and ATH-ANC3 in-ear headphones even have a noise-cancelling feature that blocks out distracting outside noise, to help students concentrate on studying.


Following are descriptions of headphones that are ideal for students (and even their parents). All are available online or in stores including the Apple Store® (models and colors may vary by retailer).

I can provide product review samples, high-resolution images and additional information. Please contact me at or 631-645-5668.

Note: links to product profiles and high-resolution images on the Audio-Technica website are in the descriptions and at the end of this e-mail.


Frank Doris

ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones (SRP: $219.95, available August 2009)

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling over-ear headphones offer an outstanding combination of exceptional sound quality and 85% noise cancellation—making them ideal for when you want to listen to favorite music—or when you want to study and concentrate, undisturbed by the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

The ATH-ANC7b offers superior audio performance, comfort and convenience. Its 40 mm drivers and powerful neodymium magnets deliver clear, accurate sound with impactful bass, superb midrange and treble detail and precise imaging.

The ATH-ANC7b employs QuietPoint active noise-cancellation technology that detects environmental noise and applies a corresponding sound-cancelling signal to block up to 85% of outside noise. The headphones are ideal for use with the Apple® iPod®, iPhoneand iPod touch® portable music and DVD players, laptop computers, in-flight entertainment systems and other devices.

The ATH-ANC7b also works when the noise-cancelling function is turned off, and operates in passive mode without batteries. The headphones fold for storage and come with two 1.6 m (5.2′) and 1.0 m (3.3′) detachable cables, AAA battery, a 1/4-inch adapter, an airline adapter and a hard carrying case.

ATH-ANC3 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones (SRP: $169.95)

For those who prefer an in-ear noise-cancelling design, the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC3 QuietPoint® headphones combine outstanding sound quality with superior 85% noise reduction performance.

The ATH-ANC3 is ideal for use when students want to listen to the music without distractions—and it’s also perfect for blocking out environmental noise when studying or listening to books on tape or educational podcasts.

The ATH-ANC3 is supplied with small, medium and large eartips for a customized fit. The ATH-ANC3’s audio functions when its noise-cancelling function is turned off, and audio can be heard without batteries in this passive mode. It can also be used in noise-cancelling-only mode without audio.

The ATH-ANC3 is supplied with a hard carrying case, an adjustable cable and additional extension cable, an airline adapter, a clothing clip and an AAA battery.

ATH-FC700A On-Ear Headphones (SRP: $119.95)

The lightweight, ultraportable ATH-FC700A headphones deliver the full spectrum of high-fidelity sound – and they’re available in a variety of eye-catching colors including red, purple, white and black.

The ATH-FC700A’s articulated earpieces and headband enable the headphones to fold into an extremely compact configuration for easy storage and portability. Soft, cushioned ear pads offer a comfortable fit, and seal against ambient noise.

The ATH-FC700A is designed to provide superior audio quality, incorporating powerful drivers and magnets for pure, natural, full-range sound. The headphones come with a travel pouch, a 1.6-foot (0.5 mm) cord and a 3.3-foot (1.0 mm) extension cord.

ATH-CK1W In-Ear Headphones for Women (SRP: $59.95)

Audio-Technica’s ATH-CK1W in-ear headphones are designed for women and girls who want to listen in their own fashion. They’re available in dazzling green, orange, pink, purple, white and yellow, to match any style from glamorous to funky. All colors come with matching, decorative and durable metal carrying cases and cord wraps.


The ATH-CK1W comes with three interchangeable XS, S and M size earpieces to provide superior comfort. Despite their miniature size, these high-value in-ear headphones deliver remarkably expansive, natural sound quality. The drivers combine high efficiency with full frequency response that lets you hear all the bass, midrange and treble of all your favorite music.

ATH-ES3W Portable On-Ear Headphones for Women (SRP: $99.95)

Most headphones don’t make a fashion statement – but the Audio-Technica ATH-ES3W is no ordinary headphone. It’s available in eye-catching, vibrant metallic finishes including blue, green, pink, and silver.  The headphones’ sleek design sets it apart – as well as anyone who’s wearing it.

The ATH-ES3W’s cushioned ear pads offer total comfort, and the ear cups fold flat for easy portability in the supplied durable travel bag. The headphones’ large-diameter 28 mm drivers provide exceptional clarity with articulate bass, a richly detailed midrange and extended high frequencies. The ATH-ES3W comes with a cord wrap to keep the headphone cord organized and tangle-free. 

ATH-ON3W Portable Headphones for Women (SRP: $69.95)

The stylish, distinctive-looking ATH-ON3W portable on-ear women’s headphones are perfect for the savvy listener, offering an exceptional combination of appealing looks, great sound and total convenience.

The ATH-ON3W is available in dark gray, teal blue, pink, white and black (black model ATH-ON3ABK). The headphones are slim and ultralight, with comfortable cushioned ear pads. The minimized headband is adjustable, and the earpieces swivel for fold-flat portability and storage. The ATH-ON3W also comes with a cord wrap. The headphones utilize a 30 mm rare-earth-magnet driver that delivers amazingly clear and dynamic sound from any  music source.

Apple, iPod, iPod touch and Apple Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.

Links to product profiles and high-resolution photos on the Audio-Technica website:

ATH-ANC7b QuietPoint® Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones

ATH-ANC3 QuietPoint® Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones

ATH-FC700A On-Ear Headphones

ATH-CK1W In-Ear Headphones for Women

ATH-ES3W Portable On-Ear Headphones for Women

ATH-ON3W Portable On-Ear Headphones for Women

ATH-ON3ABK Portable On-Ear Black Headphones

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