Excerpt: I use these while playing/recording drums. It is heresy to some to use noise-cancelling headphones while tracking. I don't care. I love these. They isolate me very well from bleed-through from the drums as I'm playing. Through the headphones I hear what's getting to the microphones much better because they isolate so well. And I don't have to turn up the volume on the headphones near as much because they cancel out the external drum noise so well.
Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound
Summary: The flimsy cord is the only conceivable setback of these headphones, in all other respects they are top notch.
Pros: -Great noise cancelling, audio quality, and bass -Very nice build quality considering the all-plastic construction -Comfortable! I have worn these non-stop on over a dozen 8-10 hour flights and never had any aches or strains. I also have a big head (7-1/2) -Nice carrying case and all the accessories you'd ever need are included -Good battery life, maybe 20-24 hours on regular alkalines
Cons: -The included cords are kind of squirrely and have too much memory. -The mic cord was $20 to replace from the factory after my cat ate it, but as a major plus the accessories include the non-mic cord as a spare so if you're on a trip there's a backup -The power switch is loose so I have had to send them in for a warranty repair. Funcionality wasn't impacted but for a $200+ set of headphones it should be right.
Excerpt: These Audio-Technica work better than the Bose. We have 3 loud rotory drive chillers in our power plant. We bought the Bose noise cancelling head phones 8 years ago. Now we have the Audio-Technica noise cancelling head phones, and there is a difference. Also the price is a whole lot less than the Bose.
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Value, Lightweight, Makes Me Look Good Too
Excerpt: I bought it right before a 5-hour flight. I wore it all along and they fit comfortably. I did feel the urge to lift them from time to time to refresh my ears, but I guess that is normal when you enclose them with something for that long. The sound was really good, though I am not an expert in the field. The one thing I can definitively say is that the investment was well worth it.
Conclusion: The sound is very good and I like the multiple NC options. There does seem to be a difference in the three settings unlike others I have tried. They are also comfortable, although on long flights or extended use it does put pressure on my big ears. The cons - while the ear cups are comfortable they are also prone to coming off way too easily. I can manage to get them back on but for three bills I expect something more durable.
Conclusion: Love these headphones! I can wear them for 9 hours straight at work and they are still super comfortable. Noise cancelling works well and makes music sound even better when it is on. I definitely recommend these to anyone and everyone! Definitely a necessity if you work in an office.
Summary: I really wanted to like these headphones! I had some of the anc7's ~4 years ago, and loved them! They were half the price of the b0se noise-cancelling headphones, and I figured the anc9's must be amazing; so much so that I returned the B0se phones that I had bought 3 weeks earlier. Turns out that was a poor decision. These phones have very poor bass response compared to the b0se ones, and are quite bulky.
Pros: 3 modes of noise cancellation, for whatever that's worth.
Excerpt: Very comfortable. They goes over entire ear, so they block large chunk of noise just by that. NC is not intrusive. Compare to headphones from company which "makes better sound through marketing" ATH sounds superbly. If you do not want to sacrifice sound quality for NC, this is perfect choice. Down side - they are quite big. But they come with very nice semi hard case, they work on AAA (which last quite long) and comfy on train or plain.
Summary: The headphones are a little bulkier than I thought that they would be which can be a bit of a problempacking them for airline travel. The noise cancellation and overall sound however are first class, with my only other reservation being that they are not quite as loud as they could be.