Audio-Technica makes some pretty awesome audio equipment, like our favorite noise-cancelling earbuds the ATH-ANC23, which we’ve reviewed here. Well the company is now updating its full-sized cans and has just announced the ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling over-the-ear headphones.
The ATH-ANC9 headphones improve noise cancelling performance, with Audio-Technica claiming that they can block up to 95% of outside noise. Active noise cancelling headphones include a powered circuit that creates an out-of-phase wave to outside noise that effectively cancels it, you can read more about the technology in our primer here. The ANC9s provide three different selectable noise-cancelling settings, targeted for use in airplanes, trains and buses, crowded places and finally already quiet locations like libraries for even more peace of mind.