Summary: 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. Now you can get on with grinding in peace.
Conclusion: Audio-Technica proves, once again, that its expertise in professional audio lends itself well to excellent headphone design. The ANC9 are wonderfully comfortable, effective at squashing noise, most importantly, sound like a high-end headphone with or without noise cancelling engaged.
Pros: 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
Cons: 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
Excerpt: has long admired Audio-Technica’s ATH-ANC7 and ATH-ANC7b noise-cancelling ‘phones and now the ATH-ANC9 ($349.95) has raised the bar higher still, both in terms of sound quality and flexibility.
Excerpt: Some headphone manufacturers attract disproportionate attention for their new products with aggressive marketing and distinctive industrial designs, but Audio-Technica is not one of those companies.
Excerpt: Unzipping the hard case to check out Audio Technica’s new ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint headphones, you expect no less bang for buck performance and value from the Japanese audio company’s latest version of its excellent noise cancelling cans.
Summary: Noise-cancelling headphones have become a must for me on long-haul business trips. Oddly, I find them more helpful when I’m not listening to anything; music or film dialogue effectively drowns out engine noise, but while you’re reading, eating or sleeping, then noise cancelling really does its bit.
These $349 headphones can cancel airplane, office or outside noise
Good Gear Guide.au
17 November 2012
Summary: 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.
Pros: Excellent noise cancelling, Clear treble and solid bass, Good construction
Cons: Bass and treble suffer when powered off, Strong clamping force may cause fatigue, Thin cable
Conclusion: Liksom den prisbelönade mindre modellen ANC7B är detta lurar man har för funktionen, inte för utseendet. ANC9 sitter bekvämt på huvudet, är lätta att använda och har en bra batteritid med standardbatteri. Dock tar de lite plats i packningen då de inte är hopfällbara.