Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 Review
The Audio Technica ATH-ANC23 offers you a great sound with noise-canceling at an affordable price. But how well do these in-ear headphones work compared to other models in the range? Read the full Audio Technica ATH-ANC23 review here and find out. you may also check Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Review
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 Design
With the ATH-ANC23, you get an asymmetrical design with gel ear tips to achieve the best seal. You get extra-sized gel tips included if you cannot find a comfortable fit with the default pair on. On the cable, you have the QuietPoint switch box to control the noise canceling and the box has a AAA battery inside. What is more, you have a playback wheel with on/off button. The headset is lightweight, but the box can tug on the buds when hanging freely. Underneath the casing is a clip to attach the earbuds to a bag or strap to your clothing. You get the earphones with the AAA battery, two-prong flight adapter, and a carry pouch. Moreover, the construction is plastic, and it is only available in black.
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 Performance
Finding noise-canceling earphones at this price is not easy, and with the function active in the ATH-ANC23 you get a good head start. So if you want quiet, the headset does an excellent job at it. You can use the earphones in the office, busy study halls, and public transport. You get a great bass resonance with superior clarity at any frequency. On the other hand, you will enjoy listening to dance and rock music using the Audio Technica ATH-ANC23 earphones. As a result, if you are an audiophile with a budget, you will enjoy using these earphones. When used with the ANC on, it does pump up the sound that is lacking when the ANC is turned off. Therefore, it can become your favorite pair of earbuds for the price. The only downside is you will be replacing the batteries often.
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 Specs
- Battery: AAA
- Color: Black
- Cord Type: Wired
- Driver: 13mm
- Extras: Control Box with Onboard Controls
- Form Factor: In-ear
- Included: Interchangeable Ear Pieces, Protective Case, Two-pin Flight Adapter
- Noise Isolation: Yes
- Warranty: 1-year
- Weight: 0.9 ounces
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 Pros and Cons
What we like:
- Top-notch noise reduction
- Reasonable sound
What we do not like:
- The wire is a bit short and can pull the buds down when not in your ears
Should You Buy It?
Yes, if you want a pair of active noise-canceling headphones that work well. With the in-ear design it reduces most of the background sound. The lightweight design makes it able for you to use it at home, the office, public places, and on the go. Furthermore, you can use it with a wide selection of portable devices and the earpieces interchangeable. You get the comply fit tips to ensure a tight seal, and it functions without the battery as well. As a result, if you want a pair of budget-friendly in-hear earphones the ATH-ANC23 come highly recommended by all.
During our test of the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23, the noise reduction was top-notch. When used in noisy environments the noise-canceling works well. You can even use them on a flight without anyone disturbing you. While the battery compartment is small, it can still tug on the buds when hanging loose. Furthermore, you can get up to 60-hours playback with the AAA battery, but it will need replacing often. However, you can use it without the battery, as well.
On the side of the box is the volume control to boost the volume and within reach. The biggest downside is the cable that is a bit short while the audio is not bad at all. If you like bass, you will love the ATH-ANC23, and with the included ear tips you should get a tight fit. Not only is the price right, but compared to other noise-canceling headphones, these hit the mark to keep out ambient noise. Another great thing is that the headset is comfortable to wear for hours as well and great for any traveler on the go.