Audio-Technica ATH-ANC40BT QuietPoint Review


Editor rating

4/5 on April 20, 2019 Reviewed by: Patrick D Hendrix

User’s rating

57 reviews


  • QuietPoint active noise cancellation
  • Reliable wireless technology
  • Can be used as wired headphones
  • Can connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time
  • Crispy and clear audio sound
  • Quality microphone for hands-free calls
  • Offers a lot of value for the price


  • Doesn’t feature back or forward button for switching a song


If you’re looking for affordable in-ear headphones that come from a world-known brand and even feature a noise canceling feature – Audio-Technica ATH-ANC40BT is a great choice.

They offer a lot of value for the price they cost, including their patented QuietNoise technology, a lot of useful features, a great build quality – and of course, an amazing audio experience.

Audio-Technica is one of the revolutionary headphones manufacturers, and now they have introduced their QuietPoint technology that is even available for in-ear headphones.

In this review post, you’ll find everything about one of the most affordable in-ear headphones that come with fantastic noise cancellation, making them really valuable for their price point.

Design and Build Quality

Audio-Technica has kept ATH-ANC40BT in-ear headphones very simple in terms of design, and yet they still look very powerful, featuring a lot of minimalistic details that surely attract attention.

They’re ergonomically designed with angled ear tips to fit comfortably and securely in the ear, offering incredible comfort. Ear tips are made of soft silicone that fits really well in the ear, keeps the headphones secured, while providing a great comfort without any pressure on the ears.

The materials used to create these beautiful headphones are really surprising. Audio-Technica has combined a very robust yet sleek plastic, soft rubber, and even a bit of aluminum. Therefore, these in-ear headphones feel really durable yet premium in hands, and really comfortable in ears.

ATH-ANC40BT come in only one color, but that’s surely not a disadvantage. Matte black color really goes well with the sleek design that, in combination, give a premium look.

These headphones are ideal for office, car use, audiophiles who are just looking for quality sound on a go and can be even used for the gym.

They come with a short wire that connects with QuietPoint controllers on each side, and although they’re not heavy, they’re not really suitable for running. They only weigh 1 lb which will make you forget you’re even wearing them at moments.

Sound Quality and Features

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC40BT in-ear headphones feature 13.5 mm driver that provides a very quality and premium sound. In general, it’s suitable for any music genre, providing a crisp and clear sound, with a decent amount of bass.

Listening pleasure is definitely improved with the active noise cancellation feature that will eliminate 90% of the ambient noise, giving you the freedom and silence you require to enjoy your tunes, even when you’re in public.

These in-ear headphones are wireless, but they also come with a 3.5 mm jack to use them as wired headphones when your battery runs out.

The battery lasts about 8 hours, which isn’t the greatest but it’s definitely not the worst lifespan. Once you need to charge the headphones, simply plug them using a micro USB port and it’ll take about 2.5 hours.

What is in The Box?

When you order and purchase these headphones, in the packaging, you’ll find ATH-ANC40BT earbuds, 3.5 mm cable, micro USB charging cable, and a protective carrying case.