Audio-Technica recently debuted its ATH-ANC9 headphones, the first of the company’s over-ear QuietPoint active noise-cancelling headphones to offer Tri-Level Cancellation and compatibility with iPhones and smartphones.
The headphones offer three unique mode settings for active noise cancellation to suit various noise environments. Mode 1 is ideal for use on airplanes, 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 omni-directional pickup pattern and is designed for crisp intelligibility without the need to speak directly into the mic.
Packaging is supplied with hard case, battery, adaptors and two cables (1 with inline control/microphone) and carries a recommended retail price of: $350 US price