These new top-of-the-line ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling over-ear headphones from Audio-Technica are now available for $349.95, and they feature exclusive Tri-Level Cancellation selectable noise-cancellation settings, an inline microphone and controller for answering calls and controlling music on an i-device or smartphone.
The ATH-ANC9 is designed with replaceable memory foam earpads, precision 40 mm drivers, and the headphones offer an input sensitivity of 100 dB. They also work when the noise-cancelling function is turned off, and operate in passive mode without batteries. Two detachable cables, a 1/4-inch adapter, an airline adapter, a hard carrying case and an AAA battery are included with the headphones.
Audio-Technica claims that the ATH-ANC9 is able to block up to 95% of outside noise, while the new Tri-Level Cancellation provides three preset filters for noise reduction of up to 30 dB over a wide range of environmental noise conditions, as described below:
Mode 1 is ideal for use on airplanes, trains and buses and applies maximum noise-cancellation to low frequencies. Mode 2 is designed for use in noisy offices and crowded places, and targets midrange frequencies. Mode 3 is best for already-quiet locations like libraries.
Watch this video for more details on Audio-Technica's New ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling headphones: