About ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise-Cancelling HeadphonesAudio-Technica's ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint headphones use proprietary active noise-cancelling technology to provide a comfortable listening experience in areas with high ambient noise. The headphones feature two miniature microphones in each earpiece that pick up ambient noise (such as traffic, air-handling systems, etc.) and create a sound cancelling signal to effectively block the noise.
Tri-Level CancellationATH-ANC9 QuietPoint headphones feature Audio-Technica's Tri-Level Cancellation - three unique mode settings that offer adjusted active noise cancellation based on the noise in your environment. Mode 1: ideal for use on airplanes, trains, and buses, applies maximum noise cancellation to low frequencies. Mode 2: designed especially for use in noisy offices or crowded places, targets the mid-range frequencies. Mode 3: best suited for use in already-quiet environments like libraries, creates a pristine, peaceful environment ideal for study.
Inline ControllerThe ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint headphones are the first over-ear QuietPoint model to offer a cable with an inline microphone and controller for answering calls and controlling music. The mic and controller support select smartphone models and touchpad devices. The microphone has an omnidirectional pickup patter and is designed for crisp intelligibility, so you voice will be clearly transmitted without having to speak directly into the mic.
Premier SoundAudio-Technica equipment is used by major artists for studio recording and capturing live performances on stage...allowing audiences to experience their work as clearly and fully as it was intended. These headphones are designed to offer you the crystal-clear sound that makes Audio-Technica the choice of leading artists worldwide. Wherever you happen to find yourself - in the comfort of your living room, in a noisy office, or settling in for a long flight, there is no better way to experience audio or immerse yourself in a peaceful environment.
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Great product, great service, great deal
from oderzo - Italy
Great product. It works very well. Really high Quality.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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High Quality Headphones
from Newport Beach, CA
I use these headphones at every opportunity I can, which usually means in the office or at home. I listen to indie/alternative rock and EDM, and I think these headphones are versatile enough to provide me with the sound I'm looking for in both genres.The case allows for easy transportation without fear of accidentally scuffing/breaking the headphones.Also don't hold these badboys back--pair them with a headphone amp!
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Noise Cancelling Headphones
Obviously great for flying but also works well for listening to tunes while mowing the lawn.
Great Noise Canceling Headphones
from Huntington Beach, CA
I have a Bose Quiet Comfort 3, this is much more comfortable and the sound is much better. It also is much better at noise cancellation.
Excellent purchase. BEST IN IT' S CLASS
from Spring Hill, TN
I never want to travel without them again.
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Pretty Good Headphones and Great Bass
By Thomas T
from North Dakota
I haven't had the chance to use it on a flight yet but I have tried it on at home in front of the tv. My first impression on these headphones I would say they are pretty good. It blocked out most of the noise from the tv. The sounds that comes out of these headphones are pretty amazing! I would recommend these over the bose qc-15 just because it has better sounds. As far as noise cancellation, I would probably recommend the bose over these. They are superior in that department. The bass was good. Not too overpowering like the Dre Beats headphones are. So overrall I am very satisfied with these headphones! Would highly recommend these to anyone!
Good Product, Good Price
By Micah J
from Yuma, AZ
I've used this only on the airplane so far, but it has worked well. It lifts from my ears sometimes, if I tip my head and I hear outside sounds when this happens. There is some noise bleed at louder volume levels, but nothing bad for a plane ride that already has plenty of noise from the engines. The sound is good and clean. I much prefer these that I picked up for far less than the Bose that everyone told me get. I've heard the Bose and they're comparable, but they out priced themselves to me.
Best For the Money
By Travel Guy
Good enough for my ears especially given that Bose qc15 is twice the price. Adjustable cancelling is useful. Sometimes you want to hear things (e.g. Someone's voice).
Great balance of performance and price!
from Raleigh, NC
I started looking at these after years of looking at Bose, which seemed to have the best performance for value. However, the sound from the Bose units was, in a word, horrible. In addition, I was looking for something that went around my ears, instead of on top of them. That narrowed the field significantly, but cost remained a factor, and most of the offerings of note are somewhat expensive.My primary use for the unit was to be in my office, which is across the street from a fire station. While the sirens are infrequent and therefore not a problem, the seemingly constant drone of equipment as it is being readiness tested began to wear on me. After reading a number of reviews over the years and seeing the ATs for a great price recently (with a rebate to boot), I took the plunge. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the ATs. While certainly not audiophile quality, the sound is better than the Bose offerings, and the three-stage noise cancellation is an added bonus, especially in the office environment. A note on the sound quality: when the noise reduction circuit is engaged, it sounds as though someone depressed the 'loudness' button. Contrary to what most reviewers have stated, I find the sound is closer to flat without the circuit engaged. However, most people will certainly prefer the bass and treble bump afforded by the noise reduction circuitry, and the sound in the 'off' position will likely be considered a bit bland. As with all noise cancellation headphones I have used, there is a hiss when the circuit is turned on, but I have come to expect it. In a noisy environment, the hiss is not noticeable, but in an office it is noticeable, but not objectionable after 10 minutes or so.I use the headphones about 4 hours during the workday, and at home from time to time. So far, I have not experienced any 'headphone fatigue,' but I have also fiddled with the fit considerably to find the sweet spot for the headband and the ear cups.Some reviewers have reported a rumbling sound with the noise reduction on, but it is a byproduct of a poor earcup seal.As far as the build is concerned, the ATs do feel a bit 'plasticky' and lightweight for the MSRP, but I feel the same about the Bose offerings as well. in addition, it would have been nice if they had an extra hinge so they can fold a bit more, because they are huge when in the included case. because of the large size, I am unsure as to whether I will be using them when I fly. For my purposes, however, the rather largish size is not a huge problem.Overall, I recommend these headphones heartily, particularly for those who are not enamored of the Bose sound. While there are a number of other offerings out there, the retail price (plus the rebate) makes these an unbeatable combination. Given that my other choice, the PSB M4U 2, is more than double what I paid (after the rebate), I believe this one is a no-brainer.
Good performers, but clumsy
By Nikki P.
from San Francisco, CA
They're better for music than the Sony MDR-NC60, but the Sony fits closer to the head, is more comfortable, stows away in a much smaller case, and appears to be a much better build quality. I lost my MDR-NC60's and couldn't find a replacement, so I took a chance on the more expensive Audio-Technia. I'd trade them in a second for a new pair of MDR-NC60's.I ride BART (train) four days a week, and good noise canceling headphones are a must. The music reproduction quality is secondary to my needs.