Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint

83
Global
Score
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

Audio-Technica's QuietPoint headphones provide noise-canceling capabilities and sound quality that are similar to what you'll find on models like the Bose QuietComfort 15 -- at a price to match. iLounge says the QuietPoint provides "very good sound and top-shelf noise-canceling" and is "superior" to the QuietComfort 15. PCWorld Australia found that the QuietPoint headphones "sound excellent with great detail and musicality once the noise cancelling amplification circuit is on, but with noise cancelling off the ANC9s lose a lot of their character." However, you may want to keep the noise cancelling turned on, given that PCW calls the feature "excellent" and says it's "amongst the best active noise cancelling we’ve listened to."

from $189+

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Breakdown

Comfort
7.7
Design and form factor
7.5
Durability
8.0
Sound quality
7.8
Noise isolation
8.4
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Specs

ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Inline controls
yes
Noise isolation
no
Active noise cancellation
yes
Connections
3.5mm stereo, 6.25mm stereo
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Specs

ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Inline controls
yes
Noise isolation
no
Active noise cancellation
yes
Connections
3.5mm stereo, 6.25mm stereo
View Full Specs
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