Stow, Ohio - Audio-Technica took the wraps off its new top-of-the-line active noise-canceling headphones, model ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint.
The headphones feature the company's Tri-level Cancellation technology, which provides three preset filters for noise reduction of up to 30 dB. Mode 1, which applies the maximum noise cancellation, is designed for use on airplanes, while Mode 2 targets midrange frequencies and is geared toward noisy offices. Mode 3 is best for already-quiet locations like libraries, the company said.
The headphones will still operate in passive mode when the noise cancellation is turned off.
The ATH-ANC9 also have an Apple-supported in-line omni-directional mic and controller, a first for the company's over-ear QuietPoint models. Two cables are offered: one with the mic and controls and one without.
Other features include 40mm drivers, sensitivity of 100 dB, memory-foam ear pads and a fold-flat design. Frequency range is listed at 10Hz to 25kHz.
Suggested retail is $349.