Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 is my first pair of earphones with Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) feature. It is a feature that I had been looking for to snuff out background noises while doing my work. My sister helped to get it at ¥6300 (~S$79).

I pretty glad that the Audio-Technica’s QuietPoint technology works although I don’t know how does it compares to others (i.e. Bose QC20). My preference is in-ear earphones over headphones. Hence the choice of Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23. I guess I will need to try it for a couple of days more to know how good or bad is it.


Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 Specifications
Type Active noise-cancelling
Driver Diameter 13 mm
Frequency Response 20 – 20,000 Hz
Quietpoint® Active Noise Reduction Up to 20 dB
Sensitivity 105 dB
Impedance 32 ohms
Battery AAA (alkaline)
Battery Life Up to 60 hours, typical (alkaline)
Weight 26 g (0.9 oz) without battery
Cable 1.3 m (4.3') Y-cable with 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug
Accessories Included Airline adapter; AAA battery; protective pouch; Comply™ Foam Tips (1 pair); ear pieces (rubber tips) (S/M/L size)
Product Link ATH-ANC23
Price ¥6300 (~S$79)


My first pair of Active Noise Cancelling earphones! The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23

This pair of Active Noise Cancelling earphones is bought from Japan

Audio-Technica calls their Active Noise Cancelling feature ‘QuietPoint’

Active Noise Cancelling/ QuietPoint active. It really cuts out the humming noise of cars! Amazing!

The ATH-ANC23 also comes with volume control on the unit

The ATH-ANC23’s active noise cancelling/ QuietPoint is powered by a single AAA battery

The clip on the unit does come in handy. Simply clip it to your pockets to restrict it from swinging around

The ATH-ANC23 earphones. I guess the holes are where the microphones for external sounds are located

There are also microphones on the external facing side of the ATH-ANC23’s earphones