• Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9
  • Audio-Technica gives commuters an acceptable noise canceling option in the ATH-NC9.

Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 Over-ear Active Noise Canceling Headphone Review

Audio-Technica gives commuters an acceptable noise canceling option in the ATH-NC9.

Introduction

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**2012 Best Active Noise Cancellation Headphones**

Meet the ATH-NC9s: active noise canceling, over-ear headphones from Audio-Technica. While they don't offer stellar audio performance, they do pass with middling scores and a good level of active noise canceling. Considering that active noise cancellation is technically destructive noise, it's actually very impressive that Audio-Technica was able to manage the performance given by the ATH-ANC9s. They may not be a fit for audiophiles, but they would work famously on an airplane or subway. At an MSRP of $299, you have to be willing to pay if this type of noise canceling is what you want.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Sound Quality
  4. Isolation
  5. Comfort
  6. Usability
  7. Bose QuietComfort 15 Comparison
  8. Able Planet Clear Harmony NC1050 Comparison
  9. Sony XBA-3 Comparison
  10. Conclusion
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