Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 noise cancelling

Audio Technica ATH-ANC9

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  • Reasonable price
  • Great sound with noise-cancellation active
  • Very comfortable
  • Great noise-cancellation
  • Audio functions even without the battery


  • Sound quality takes a hit with noise-cancellation off

Bottom Line

The Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 noise-cancelling headphones are solid noise cancelling headphones that deliver awesome sound quality with noise-cancellation on, but the audio quality takes a slight hit when noise-cancellation is off.

The Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 noise-cancelling headphones have received positive reviews for their excellent sound when noise-cancellation is on, their superior comfort, their 3 different environment dependent noise-cancellation options and their great microphone for voice calls. Users also found the fact that it played music after the battery died greatly convenient. They are also well-priced for their overall performance. Some reviewers did find that the sound quality greatly improved with noise-cancellation on, which they thought was a bit annoying, suggesting that whether noise-cancellation is on or off, the sound quality should remain the same. But this was in no way a major issue for most users, however, with the Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 being one of the most preferred headphones by travelers.

Score Summary


Critic Reviews

  • 70
    PCMag February 20, 2013

    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.

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  • 90 June 7, 2012

    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.

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