In our ongoing “Know Your Sound Tool” series, The 10,000 taps members of our product development team to learn more about the details and engineering behind our sound tools. In this story, we dive deeper into our newest Active-Noise Cancelling over-ear headphone, the MW75. Read on to learn more about the technology of Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation, the benefits of a beamforming mic array, tips for adjusting EQ settings, and the MW75’s wide soundstage.
What is ANC (active noise cancellation) and how does it reduce background noise?
Active Noise Cancellation is a technical feature built into sound tools used to eliminate external sounds by producing an equal and opposite sound that cancels out the unwanted noise. For more on ANC click here.
The MW75 adapts the level of ANC to the user’s environment, which is a difference in features from MW65. What is adaptive noise cancellation? Why was it important for the MW75 to have adaptive noise cancellation?
Adaptive noise cancellation is an intuitive form of ANC that enables the MW75 to automatically adapt to your environment. Adaptive noise cancellation automatically increases the strength of cancellation in noisy environments and reduces it in quiet environments, resulting in a more comfortable experience for the listener. In addition to adaptive noise-cancelling, the MW75 allows listeners to manually change ANC levels between “Max ANC”, for especially noisy environments, or “All-day ANC”, for quieter spaces.