Having to put a triple-A battery into your headphones is a weird experience, but it pays off with the ATH-ANC7Bs. These noise-cancelling headphones offer real isolation once clasped onto your ears. They’re very comfortable too, and although the output is very hi-fi and clearly hyped all over the scale, it’s never harsh or detrimental to the overall sound.
The ANC7Bs are definitely more suitable for general listening than mixing or any kind of serious audio work, but they excel at mids and highs and have a very tight and rounded bass response.
We would recommend these if you’re serious about your sound - and you’d have to be at this rather high price point - but don’t need a particularly flat response. Turning the noise cancelling switch off makes them fall a bit flat, however, so make sure you carry a spare triple-A with you.