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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and noise isolation. The value for money and comfort are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the size. There are some negative views about the mids quality and portability.

sound, comfort, value for money, noise isolation, build quality

portability, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, design, value for money, size, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 Noise Cancelling HeadphonesAudio Technica ATH-ANC9 Active Noise Canceling Headphones (Japan Import)

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Amazon.com review summary for Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, usability

portability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise-Cancelling HeadphonesAudio Technica ATH-ANC9 Active Noise Canceling Headphones (Japan Import)Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint

 

The Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint headphones deliver quality audio in passive and active modes, but noise-cancellation performance is not in line with the price.

Deep bass response, with no distortion at top volumes. Lightweight, comfortable construction. Outputs audio in passive mode. Removable cables—one with inline microphone and remote

Slightly overpriced. Noise cancellation mics sometimes allow low transient sounds into in-ear mix. Doesn't ship with a rechargeable battery

There's no shortage of similar-looking noise-canceling headphones on the market, and the Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint does little to separate itself from the group visually. Sonically, the $349.95 (list) headphones pack powerful bass response,...

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Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint® Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones

 

Audio Technica's ATH-ANC9 Over-the-Ear Headphones don't have an overly heavy duty look to them, which makes them unassuming and clean looking. But, of course, headphones are about functionality. Read our review to see how they functioned.

Being the Rock guy I am, I always put my stuff through the Rush "Moving pictures" test first. The organic feel of this recording and the minimal amount of instrumentation stepping all over itself usually gives me the most reliable first impression....

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9

 

I've spent more time flying in the last year than I did over the previous five years combined. During all that time in the air, I've come to notice that a new sort of passenger profile has emerged: The noise-cancelling headphone wearer. These are...

Excellent sound, with or without noise cancelling ; Very comfortable ; Stylish storage case packed with all the right accessories ; Highly effective noise cancellation available in three levels

AAA battery life is short-lived ; Slightly forward upper midrange when noise-cancelling not needed ; Headphone cable smaller than we’d like ; Single-button control

Audio-Technica proves, once again, that its expertise in professional audio lends itself well to excellent headphone design.

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint® Headphones Review

 

Noise-cancelling headphones are very popular with frequent travelers and those who live or work in noisy environments. Audio-Technica's new ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint headphones supply you with three modes of operation that have impressed us to say the least....

We very much enjoyed the fit and performance of the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 noise cancelling headphones. The tri-level noise cancellation made these adaptable to nearly any environment or situation in which we would want to use these in....

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9

 

These may not be a fit for audiophiles, but they would work famously on an airplane or subway.

Considering the pitfalls that commonly plague active noise cancellation headphones, these are a solid set of cans.

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Reviews: Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones

 

Placed next to ATH-ANC7b, ATH-ANC9 looks nearly identical, unless you consider the proportions of metallic and matte black plastic on their earcups to be an important differentiator. This time, Audio-Technica has gone with mostly black earcups to match...

Overall, ATH-ANC9 is another excellent headphone option from Audio-Technica: judged strictly on its own merits, it delivers very good sound and top-shelf noise-canceling for the $300 MSRP—both superior to Bose’s same-priced QuietComfort 15—but with...

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 noise cancelling headphones

 

These $349 headphones can cancel airplane, office or outside noise

Excellent noise cancelling ; Clear treble and solid bass ; Good construction

Bass and treble suffer when powered off ; Strong clamping force may cause fatigue ; Thin cable

Audio-Technica’s top noise cancelling headphones do an excellent job of blocking outside noise. They also sound musical and detailed, but this is only true when noise cancelling is activated -- with no battery boost they’re flat and lifeless.

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ATH-ANC9

 

Audio-Technica's top noise cancelling headphones do an excellent job of blocking outside noise. They also sound musical and detailed, but this is only true when noise cancelling is activated -- with no battery boost they're flat and lifeless.

Excellent noise cancelling Clear treble and solid bass Good construction

Bass and treble suffer when powered off Strong clamping force may cause fatigue Thin cable

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Audio Technica ATH-ANC9

 

A decent noise-cancelling effort from Audio Technica, but there are more effective options

Dynamic performance ; Good energy

Noise-cancelling could be better ; Can get tiring after a while

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Audio Technica ATH-ANC9

 

The ANC9s sound great, and even better when noise cancelling is active. Memory foam creates a comfortable fit, but it's just a shame that you need to keep AAA batteries handy to get the most of out them.

Excellent, even-handed sound ; Great noise cancelling ; Generous sale pack

Non-rechargeable battery

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9s are a great-sounding pair of noise-cancelling headphones, but you'll have to keep a packet of AAA batteries handy if you want to get the most out of them. This will gall some music lovers, especially when Audio-Technica is...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
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