Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW active noise cancelling headphones review


Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW QuietPoint Wireless Active Noise-Cancelling in-Ear Headphones

$200.28 at Amazon US


Speaking of active noise reduction headphones, who can you think of? Bose? Sony? It is true that as early as 2007, Sony already had products such as MDR-NC60, and the NC50 was pushed forward, but you can hardly find it. At that time, the NC50 required two dry batteries to drive active noise reduction.  It is large and heavy. Although the active noise reduction function is great, it is not comfortable to wear.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW
In 2011, I finally found a relatively portable active noise reduction headphones at that time: Audio-Technica ATH-CKS90NC. I looked at the order record and bought it on a certain website at the time, March 24, 2011, 9030. Yen+432 yen postage, I bought this Audio-Technica active noise reduction headphones.

Although the ATH-CKS90NC is also powered by the battery compartment on the earphone cable to drive active noise reduction, compared to those head-mounted headphones, the CKS90NC clearly has better portability. Today, I have a good evaluation of this Audio-Technica CKS90NC at that time.

Of course, technology is developing, and nine years have passed in a blink of an eye. Active noise reduction headphones have also changed from the previous “big shape” to the super mini TWS true wireless Bluetooth headphones. In the TWS headphones market, there are more and more brands equipped with active noise reduction. Sony, Samsung, and AKG all have corresponding active noise reduction headphones models. As an old brand of active noise reduction, Audio-Technica has stronger technology and experience in this regard.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW

This time I bring you the old brand Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW of active noise reduction headphones. This is a TWS true wireless Bluetooth headphones, and it is also an active noise-cancelling headphones with three modes. Let us see what is more professional about this new noise-cancelling headphones.

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The appearance and workmanship are consistent with the Audio-Technica style. Many netizens like the triangle ring logo, and there are even special wallpapers. The wallpaper of my laptop is the Audio-Technica logo. Although it is a Japanese brand, the style and workmanship are a bit similar. German product, charging case Type-C interface, praise.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW

However, I don’t understand the metal contacts on the charging case and the earphone. Many of them are positive and negative metal contacts. Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW has 5 contacts. I don’t know how there are so many. Maybe It’s for faster charging.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW
In terms of wearing, although the ATH-ANC300TW has a built-in active noise reduction module, the volume is not large. Compared with the traditional TWS in-ear headphones, it is not significantly larger, and the wearing comfort is OK, and girls are not problematic.

In terms of sound quality, I’ll be honest. I said before with Audio-Technica’s products, don’t expect too much sound quality for headphones of 100 RMB-200 RMB, because low-end headphones are actually the same, even for Audio-Technica, Sennheiser , Sony is the same, but earphones above RMB 1,000 are the real strength of the Iron Triangle. When connecting Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW headphones, for mobile phones that support Qualcomm aptX HD lossless audio, you can also find that there is an additional “HD Audio: Qualcomm apt X” function in the Bluetooth connection settings page, which combines Audio-Technica’s own sound quality advantages . The sound quality of this TWS headphones is actually good, the low frequency is very textured, the extension is sufficient, and the mid-to-high frequency sound is sweet.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW

What is a professional noise reduction headphones? This is called a professional noise reduction headphones. Looking at all the active noise reduction headphones currently on the market, AKG pays more attention to ambient sound, and has a special ambient sound mode to avoid missing the prompt sound when waiting for the airport or subway. This Audio-Technica ANC300TW is even more exaggerated. It has stronger and more professional noise reduction and environmental sound pickup effects.

On the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW earphones, there are two pickup holes on the left and right earphones. We can switch by clicking the noise reduction switch on the left earphone. Reflected in a more professional place, Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW also has a dedicated App. With this App, we can select more detailed noise reduction effects and external sound environmental sound selection.

For example, if you are a business person who travels frequently and take flights more frequently, you can change the active noise reduction mode to “Airplane” mode in the noise reduction mode; if you usually travel by bus, subway, or private car , You can change to “On The Go” mode; if you usually work and study in public offices (non-private personal offices), school classrooms, etc., you can change to “Office/Study” mode. Each mode will have targeted noise reduction. For example, the airplane mode mainly removes the engine roar of the aircraft, the car removes the road noise, and the office removes the operating sound of the office computer, which is very professional. And it is indeed targeted noise reduction, the noise reduction effect is more obvious and suitable for your noise reduction needs! In addition, you can also set the audio encoder during connection, choose a more appropriate option, and change the button assignment for the left and right earphones according to your left and right hand habits.

With Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW active noise reduction headphones, whether you are a business person, white-collar worker, office worker, teacher, or student, depending on the occasion you use, we can perform noise reduction in airplanes, cars, offices, coffee shops, and classrooms. Noise mode switching, truly achieve targeted noise reduction for environmental sound screening.

After turning off the active noise reduction, Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW can also set the level of ambient sound pickup, which is divided into 3 levels. When the highest pickup is selected, I feel that ATH-ANC300TW has even become a “downwind ear” to increase the ambient sound. With the pickup volume, the distant sound can be heard clearly. With three active noise reduction effects and three levels of external environmental sound pickup, Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW has really made me see what a professional is. Up to now, I am afraid that only Audio-Technica has such a powerful noise reduction “black technology”.


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