Headphones to block up to 95% of outside noise

ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones

These over-ear headphones can block up to 95% of outside noise. Audio-Technica’s ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling headphones are the brand’s new top-of-the-line active noise-cancelling (ANC) model. It offers new features including exclusive Tri-Level Cancellation selectable noise-cancellation settings, an inline microphone and controller for answering calls and controlling music and more.

Audio-Technica’s new Tri-Level Cancellation provides three preset filters for noise reduction of up to 30 dB over a wide range of environmental noise conditions. Mode 1 is ideal for use on airplanes, trains and buses and applies maximum noise-cancellation to low frequencies. Mode 2 is designed for use in noisy offices and crowded places, and targets midrange frequencies. Mode 3 is best for already-quiet locations like libraries.

The ATH-ANC9 features a cable with an inline microphone and controller for answering calls and controlling music. The microphone is designed for high-quality, intelligible response, enabling the wearer’s voice to be clearly transmitted without having to speak directly into the mic. The controller enables the user to play or pause music, answer and end calls, and go to the next or previous track.

The headphones offer an input sensitivity of 100 dB that will provide an ample listening level from portable music sources. The ATH-ANC9 also works when the noise-cancelling function is turned off, and operates in passive mode without batteries.