Audio-Technica has announced the introduction of its new ATH-ANC25 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling on-ear headphones, which brings the company’s acclaimed active noise-cancelling technology to a more affordable price point than ever before: $99.95. The ATH-ANC25, Audio-Technica’s first-ever on-ear ANC headphones, claims to block up to 80% of environmental noise.

Like all Audio-Technica QuietPoint headphones, the ATH-ANC25 employs technology that detects environmental noise via miniature microphones incorporated into each earpiece, and applies a corresponding sound-cancelling signal. It features soft ear pads for long-wearing comfort; also it has a detachable cord with a convenient in-line volume control, and unlike many other noise-cancelling headphones, its audio functions even without batteries or when its noise-cancelling function is turned off.

The headphones are compatible with the Apple iPod, iPhone and iPod touch, and perfect for use with portable music and DVD players, laptop computers, in-flight entertainment systems and other devices. The ATH-ANC25 folds for easy portability and storage. The ATH-ANC25 is supplied with a handy travel pouch, a detachable cable with integrated volume control, an airline adapter and an AAA battery.

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC25 active noise-cancelling on-ear headphones will be available February 2010 online or at Audio-Technica authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $99.95.

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