Audio-Technica has just this minute announced that its ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling over-ear headphones have received a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering award from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
Products entered into the Innovations 2013 program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media. The entries are judged based on engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, the product’s intended function, use and value, unique features that consumers would find attractive and other attributes.
The ATH-ANC9 (RRP: £279) blocks up to 95% of outside noise, while delivering the renowned AT sound quality.
Audio-Technica’s Tri-Level Cancellation provides three preset filters for noise reduction 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 is equipped with an inline microphone and controller for answering calls and controlling music playback. The mic and controller support select products including the iPhone, iPad and most iPods.
The ATH-ANC9 has replaceable memory foam earpads and your tunes are delivered by precision 40 mm drivers and will still please your ears even when the noise-cancelling function is turned off as they are able to operate in passive mode – ie, without batteries.