Audio-Technica showed up at CES 2019 with major additions to its QuietPoint wireless headphones lineup. Noise cancellation was certainly a big deal for AT this year and its new flagship over-ears are leading the way with the company’s most advanced system yet. Head below for all the details on AT’s new Bose QuietComfort competitors and the rest of the new lineup.
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The ATH-ANC900BT is the new top of the line product in AT’s QuietPoint wireless headphones family. Audio-Technica is clearly leveraging the new high-end cans as its Bose Quiet Comfort competitors with a slightly lower price point. They feature the company’s new digital hybrid active noise cancellation (ANC) technology and deliver the “highest degree of ambient noise reduction” of any product in the lineup.
The $299.99 ATH-ANC900BT have aptX support, Bluetooth 5.0, and 35 hours of battery life per charge. But they also feature mounted touch controls for basic setting changes as well access to more nuanced noise cancellation options. With a simple swipe users can toggle between complete noise reduction and a lighter treatment that will allow environmental sound through when you’re not trying to drown out the crying baby on the plane.
ATH-ANC500BT & ATH-ANC100BT Over/In-Ears:
AT is also adding the $100 over-ear ATH-ANC500BT and in-ear ATH-ANC100BT to its QuietPoint wireless headphones lineup.
The over-ear model drops the 35 hour battery life and complete noise cancellation for basic ambient sound blocking and 20 hours of juice on a single charge. But you will get the ear cup mounted controls and microphone along with a foldable design.
The ATH-ANC100BT in-ears bring 10 hours of battery life, basic noise-cancellation and the usual eartip options. But, as expected, you’re flipping the 40mm drivers of the ATH-ANC500BT out for smaller in-ear-friendly 12 mm drivers. So you won’t get the same level of audio power out of these things but if AT’s previous generation in-ears are any indication, you likely won’t be disappointed.
All three of the new Audio-Technica QuietPoint wireless headphones are shipping in Spring 2019.
We also got a closer look at the M50xBT headphones we saw back in October. The new headphones are also appearing at CES and bring Bluetooth technology to the company’s popular ATH-series headphones lineup. You can find all the details on those right here.