CES NEWS: Audio-Technica cancels more noise

Launched at CES 2008 and available in the UK from April, these are the new AT-NC3 QuietPoint headphones from Audio-Technica.

And they claim to better rival designs in two significant ways, cancelling 85% of all outside noise, and also excluding extraneous sound across a wide frequency band. The company says that similar products usually only tackle the lower frequencies.

The earphones use a combination of snug-fitting earpieces and active cancellation, using microphones built into each bud, and can also be used in passive mode when the noise-proofing isn't needed, or to save the batteries.

New Audio-Technica AT-NC3 headphones come in black or white

They also claim 'a clear, high-resolution sound, with an exceptional bass response; clear and open midrange detail; clean high-frequency extension and outstanding stereo imaging', and are supplied complete with a travel case, an adjustable cable and extension, a clip to attach the battery/processing unit to your clothing and an airline adaptor.

Distributed in the UK by Henley Designs, they'll cost £70 when they launch in April.

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Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.