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Rating and Reviews: Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9

Audio-Technica's QuietPoint headphones reduce environmental noise by up to 95%, with noise-cancelling modes for airplanes, noisy offices, and studying.

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"Underdog NC Headphones" submitted September 15, 2014

By M Wilkinson in Brooklyn, NY
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Overall: Please note that I am not even anywhere close to being an expert in this field but I really enjoy listening to music of all kinds. here are some of my opinions: Noise Cancellation is on point. when listening to music or watching a movie, it does cancel out my sound souroundings. the 3 settings, are nice . I like the red LED setting which is the midfield fhz. the case is duarable and isnt snugged like other cases such as beats by Dre. Accessories, could of been better, the cables seem a bit flimsy. Audio Technica, could of given another cable. but hey. I use this especially on the train to work and it does keep outside noise out of my ear. However, people could sometimes hear what Im playing depending on how high i have my music. sound quality was slightly more important to me than NC. After all, if they sound bad, there's no amount of NC that can make them sound good!! However, I read an interview with someone high-up at Head-fi (perhaps the founder?), as well as with other reputable reviewers, and they ALL chosen the Bose QC15 over everything else. The argument? NC headphones are generally used when you're away from home, in environments that are NOT conducive to analytical music appreciation.
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