Receiving their Prolight + Sound debut in 2012, Audio-Technica’s ATH-ANC9 headphones are the first of the company’s over-ear QuietPoint active noise-cancelling headphones to offer Tri-Level Cancellation and compatibility with iPhones and smartphones.
Audio-Technica’s Tri-Level Cancellation function offers three unique mode settings for active noise cancellation to suit various noise environments. Mode 1 is ideal for use on aeroplanes, trains, and buses, applying maximum noise cancellation to low frequencies. Mode 2 is designed especially for use in noisy offices or crowded places and targets mid-range frequencies while Mode 3 is best suited for use in already-quiet environments like libraries, creating a pristine, peaceful environment ideal for study.
Expanding the flexibility of the new headphones, the ATH-ANC9’s cable is equipped with an inline microphone and smartphone controller for answering calls and controlling music. The microphone has an omnidirectional pickup pattern and is designed for crisp intelligibility without the need to speak directly into the mic.
In addition to its noise-cancelling and smartphone features, the ANC9 is simply an outstanding headphone. Its 40mm drivers ensure crystal clear high fidelity audio reproduction, and luxurious memory foam padding in earcups and headband make for welcome comfort during long listening sessions.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is supplied with hard case, battery, adaptors and two cables (1 with inline control/microphone) and carries a recommended retail price of:
£279 (inc VAT)
€279 (ex VAT)
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