Audio-Technica is now shipping its new ATH-ANC300TW truly wireless in-ear headphones, which combine Audio-Technica’s wireless technology with new digital hybrid active noise-cancelling (ANC) electronics.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW (SRP: US$229.00) utilizes digital hybrid noise cancellation. In this design, the ANC mics are located both in front of and behind the driver, with one of the ANC mics mounted in a horizontal configuration within the sound chamber. According to the company, this allows the location of the driver and geometry of the chamber to be optimized for an ideal balance of ambient noise reduction and audio performance. The ATH-ANC300TW’s 5.8 mm drivers feature a diamond-like carbon coated diaphragm that combines light weight with rigidity for faster response time and reduced distortion, along with powerful sound with generous bass response and improved high-frequency extension and clarity.
The ATH-ANC300TW features a control system that makes it simple for the listener to control volume and music playback with compatible devices. The headphones support Bluetooth 5.0 and are compatible with aptX and AAC (as well as SBC) codecs for the best-possible wireless audio reproduction. A quick hear-through function allows some ambient sound to be heard if the listener wants to be aware of his or her outside environment. The ATH-ANC300TW also features Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus, a special low-latency function that ensures that users can stream audio with no disruption and a stable connection.
The ATH-ANC300TW offers up 4.5 hours of music on a single charge and its compact protective carrying case also serves as a charger to provide an additional 13.5 hours of use. The headphones come with XS, S, M and L-sized eartips and a USB-C charging cable. The ATH-ANC300TW’s operation can be customized using the Audio-Technica Connect smartphone app for iOS and Android.
Audio-Technica’s other QuietPoint wireless noise-cancelling models include the top-of-the-line over-ear ATH-ANC900BT, plus the over-ear ATH-ANC700BT and ATH-ANC500BT and in-ear ATH-ANC100BT (SRP: US$329.00, US$199.00, US$99.00 and US$99.00). The ATH-ANC900BT also features the company’s digital hybrid active noise cancellation (ANC) technology.