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.



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  • Overview

    CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Recipient

    Audio-Technica’s ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint® 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 3.5 5 12 12
    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
    Don't waste your time The sound quality of these headphones are great, but after the first month or so, the noise-cancelling function just stopped working, which defeats the purpose of why I bought these headphones in the first place. They are great if you want to spend an outrageous amount of money for a very limited amount of a very enjoyable listening experience. July 23, 2013
    Great sound quality overshadowed by appalling technical problems I bought the ANC9s at an airport as when I tried them on their sound quality was so brilliant. However, after enjoying them for one flight, I was plagued with incessant problems with the headphones. First, the noise canceling ability basically stopped working. I explained my problem to customer service and they told me to send them to their HQ in OH, which I did. They then, without informing me, sent the headphones back to me informing me there was no problem. I spoke to the head of customer service explaining that the same problem remained, and he told me to send them in again, at my expense both times. This process took a couple of months. This time after some pushing, they sent me a new pair. The new pair worked fine for about half a month before the left ear phone (the housing for the battery) began crackling all the time making it near impossible to enjoy listening to any kind of music. I haven't even bothered contacting customer service. I would not recommend purchasing ANC9s unless you are looking for a way to make your life significantly worse. July 10, 2013
    ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones I started using ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint to eliminate airplane noise on transatlantic flights. These headphones provide excellent sound quality sound eliminating 95% of jet noise. Most of the time battery lasts over 15 hours which takes care of most of the flights. Headphone ear paddings are very comfortable, soft and snug. I recommend these to anyone who travels a lot. They are well worth it. June 27, 2013
    Broken within one day Atleast for the one day I used them they sounded great... May 24, 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

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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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    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. That would be a marketing decision. Not sure at this time what their plans are.
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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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