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Good sound, but leak
, 22 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B Headphones,Wired (Electronics)
The sound quality from these headphones is pretty decent, and they produce decent volume levels even from quiet sources eg ipods. They work without a battery, but sound pretty flat - ok for watching TV, but not for music. The sound cancelling is effective, but I did find that when external noise levels increase and the cancellation is working hard the sound quality seems to decrease.
The biggest problem with these headphones (and the reason why I changed to Sennheisers) is the noise leakage. Even at modest levels your music will be clearly audible to your neighbours. Since these are designed to be used on planes and trains this seems to be major flaw in the design. They would be OK for watching a movie on a plane, but if you want to sit back and enjoy some music I don't think it would be long before people in nearby seats are asking you to turn down the volume.
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