Audio-Technica's newest noise-cancellers, the ATH-ANC3 QuietPoint

We gotta say we're loving the absolutely over-the-top headphone press releases that have been coming out of CES this year, but Audio-Technica appears to be immune -- and the new ATH-ANC3 QuietPoint noise-cancelling in-ears are similarly all business, employing a pair of external mics to block 85 percent of all external noise. Unlike other active noise-canceling sets, the ANC3s work without batteries, or you can switch it around and use the noise-canceling features without audio playback. A-T says these'll hit in spring for $169 -- guess you'll have to keep your earplugs in until then.