ATH-ANC9

QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones

MSRP* US$349.95
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

  • ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones
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  • Overview

    CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Recipient

    Audio-Technica’s ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint® on-ear headphones use proprietary active noise-cancelling technology to provide a comfortable listening environment in areas with high ambient noise. Delivering noise cancellation up to a remarkable 95%, the ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint® headphones feature Audio-Technica’s new Tri-Level Cancellation™. Mode 1, ideal for use on airplanes, trains and buses, applies maximum noise cancellation to low frequencies. Mode 2, designed especially for use in noisy offices or crowded places, targets the mid-range frequencies, while Mode 3 creates a pristine, peaceful environment ideal for study.

    The headphones feature four miniature microphones, two in each earpiece, that pick up ambient noise and create a sound-cancelling signal to effectively block the noise. The ATH-ANC9 headphones also offer a cable with an inline microphone and controller for answering calls and controlling music. The mic and controller support select products, including iPhones, iPads, and many iPods. The microphone has an omnidirectional pickup pattern and it is designed for crisp intelligibility, so your voice will be clearly transmitted without having to speak directly into the mic.

    These headphones are designed to offer you crystal-clear sound that makes Audio-Technica the choice of leading artists worldwide. Wherever you happen to find yourself—in the comfort of your living room, in a noisy office, or settling in for a long flight—there is no better way to experience audio or immerse yourself in a peaceful environment.

    Read how Active Noise-cancelling Headphones work.
  • Features

    • QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling technology reduces environmental noise by up to 95%

    • Tri-Level Cancellation™ - 3 noise-cancelling modes customize performance for airplane, office, & study

    • 40 mm drivers for crystal-clear high-fidelity audio reproduction

    • Luxurious memory foam padding on headband and earcups

    • Audio functions (in passive mode) even without the battery

    • Use for MP3, iPhone/smartphone, CD, DVD & in-flight entertainment

    • Fold-flat designed with included hard case, battery, adapters & 2 cables (1 with inline control/mic)

  • Specifications

    TypeActive noise-cancelling
    Driver Diameter40 mm
    Frequency Response10 - 25,000 Hz
    Quietpoint® Active Noise ReductionMode 1: Up to 30 dB
    Mode 2: Up to 30 dB
    Mode 3: Up to 20 dB
    Sensitivity100 dB
    Impedance100 ohms
    BatteryAAA
    Battery LifeUp to 35 Hours (Lithium),
    Up to 25 Hours (Alkaline),
    Up to 20 Hours (Rechargeable)**
    Weight220 g (7.8 oz), without cable and battery
    CableDetachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable with 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plugs;
    Detachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable with inline control/ microphone and 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plugs
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8")
    Accessories Included6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter; airline adapter; AAA battery;
    carrying case



    Specifications measured with headphones in active mode. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
    **Battery life for a rechargeable battery is based on the condition of the charged battery and will be less than a non-rechargeable battery in most cases.


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  • Downloads

    ATH-ANC9 Manual (pdf 2.42 M)
  • Reviews

    ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones 3.4 5 16 16
    Works very well in noisy office and on airplanes I have had these headphones for over a year and I like these headphones a lot. They work very well and are comfortable on long distance flights and make a huge difference. You would be amazed how much nicer it is in cattle class with these headphones! The only problem I have had is that somehow the cell-phone type cable broke even though I haven't been using it. April 28, 2015
    Comfortable and great sound quality but... They are comfortable, sound great and look nice. After a couple of months of use the active cancelling started acting up. Now I have a low rumbling/vibrating driver on the left side of the set. This only happens when the NC switch is on but I use the noise cancelling all the time meaning that it happens often. This is very annoying specially when tilting my head to my right side, this makes the rumbling/vibration even more pronounced. I will be contacting the service center to see if this can be fixed but this shouldn't happen at all. Reading the other reviews I noticed that others are experiencing the same issue. April 6, 2015
    Great sound, but battery sits too loosely I have been using these headphones for more than 2 years and have not experienced any of the problems described here by some users. These headphones are comfortable to wear for long periods and they certainly block out a lot of engine noise. The sound is smooth, detailed and focused, with the tightest bass that I have ever heard. However there is one major issue due to poor design of the battery compartment. Most products that use AAA batteries rely on one of the terminals having a small amount of flexibility or springiness so that the battery, once fitted is constantly pressing against both terminals and will not suddenly disconnect if knocked. This is something that has apparently been overlooked by the designers of these headphones, as the battery fits very loosely, with very little pressure against the terminals. I travel on a bus often and whenever the bus hits a bump in the road, the battery disconnects and the sound cuts out. This is extremely annoying. January 16, 2015
    Liked except........ I was excited about this product and got a fantastic deal of the major online retailer but pair I purchased developed a faint high pitched squeal which I tried to ignore but gave up and returned them, I asked for a replacement pair bc I loved them so much, minus the issue, but of course the second pair not only had that high pitched squeal but also had an additional problem, the noise cancelling was not even in both ears, and I could really feel it, I could notice the difference and couldn't handle it. Please AT fix these issues. My previous pair ant-anc7b was fairly good pair, my cord got damaged and my ear cups leatherette covering the foam came apart at the glue, which I stitched together. September 15, 2014
    noise cancelation stops working Bought this headphones for noise cancelation. Noise cancelation stopped working after a month of use. Right side always got a annoying rumbling sound. Sound quality is great. Useless headphones though. I would not recommend buying these. One star because it failed at its main purpose. Lot of people having the same issues April 20, 2014
    Just got my ANC9 and enjoying them! I've had the Bose QC15 and Soul SL300 in the past but I prefer my new ACN9 over them. I like the sound quality over both previous headphones and the noise cancellation is almost as good as the QC15. It does produce stronger bass which I prefer, but overall the sound quality is well defined. The headphones are very comfortable and appear to be well made. I’ve had them for only a couple of days so reliability is undetermined. I did recommend this same pair to my friend who travels often. He went with me when I purchased mine and he borrowed it over lunch. We went right back to the store and he bought the other pair in stock. I did purchase the extended warranty thru my retailer so I don’t have to deal with some of the issues I’ve read about on this website. April 6, 2014
    Quality Problems Seems I have the same problem as many other posting their review here... The noise cancelling device stopped working after a year (first the left ear and now the right one) November 21, 2013
    Best noise-cancelling ever! The quality of sound speak for himself. I have tried Beats By Dre and Bose, but the best combination of precise sound and huge noise canceling is present in ATH-ANC9. They still working after battery runs out (but without noise canceling, of course) and the control cable shipped with product works both with my Nexus 4 android phone and my Ipod / Ipad. Battery life is about 15h with rechargeable NiMh.Awesome. October 7, 2013
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    Do you have anything that will stop the moise of the engine and wheels and hear and feel hour after hour? I wear a WorkTunes headset over the ears, but it barely quiets a few DB. I think my bones conduct the sound. No trucker can get away from it, until we get home.
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    I 'm not sure how safe it is to drive with your hearing turned off. Because that's what these headphones do.
    How will you hear someone who's honking at you? How will you hear other vehicles approaching that are not in your mirrors. I don't know whether you can hear them anyway over the sound of your engine, I just wanted to point out that we should put safety above all.
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    The ATH-ANC9 will provide adequate noise reduction for your application. The ANC9's attenuate sounds that are typically considered "noisy", up to 95%! This is sound mostly in the low-end to low-mids. The reduction levels are as follows:

    Quietpoint® Active Noise Reduction
    Mode 1: Up to 30 dB
    Mode 2: Up to 30 dB
    Mode 3: Up to 20 dB

    Hope this helps!
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    Where are the ATH-ANC9's manufactured?

    More specifically are they Made in Japan or China?
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    I bought mine from Japan, says their made in China
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    Thank you for your inquiry. They are made in China.
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    Can i buy directly from you the supplier or is there a retailer you would recommend to me in Canada, Kelowna bc.
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    Bought mine from Japan... Fail
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our distributor in Canada. (information below). They can advise where to buy.

    Erikson Consumer
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    21000 Transcanada
    Baie D’Urfé, Québec
    Tel: 514-457-2555 Toll Free: 800-567-3275
    Fax: 514-457-0055 Toll Free: 866-450-5507
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The ATH-ANC9, ATH-ANC7B and the ATH-ANC27 are all 3 over the ear models.
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    Over the ear headphones

    I know the difference between "on the ear" and "around the ear", but I am not clear whether "over the ear" is the same as "around the ear".
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Over the ear means the ear is completely enclosed inside the ear cup.
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