Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 gaming headset performance benchmarks

In terms of sound quality, the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 has excellent noise cancelling capability. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 performs reasonably well against the competition. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. For gaming, the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is not up to par with other similar headsets. The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments.

 Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 gaming headset performance benchmarks
Model Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.2 / 5.0
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.7 / 5.0
Gaming Quality 3.3 / 5.0
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.3 / 5.0
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.1 / 5.0
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.0 / 5.0
Price $ 78.0
Year 2016
Microphone Yes
Wireless No
Battery Life 6.9 Hours
Ear Breathability 3.3 / 5.0
Comfort 3.8 / 5.0
Controls 2.7 / 5.0
Noise Handling 3.2 / 5.0
Microphone Quality 3.4 / 5.0


ATH-ANC9 Base/Dock

Dock ChargingN/A
Line InN/A
Line OutN/A
Optical InputN/A
PC CompatibleN/A
PS4 CompatibleN/A
Power SupplyN/A
RCA InputN/A
USB InputN/A
Xbox One CompatibleN/A


High-Bass2.03 dB
Low-Bass2.65 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz
Mid-Bass1.24 dB
Std. Err.1.95 dB

ATH-ANC9 Battery

Audio while chargingN/A
Battery Life14.95 hrs
Battery TypeAAA
Charge TimeN/A
Passive PlaybackYes
Power Saving FeatureNo

ATH-ANC9 Bluetooth

Bluetooth VersionN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/A
NFC PairingN/A

ATH-ANC9 Breathability

Avg.Temp.Difference5 C

ATH-ANC9 Cable

Connection1/8" TRRS
Length4.23 ft


H2.56 "
L8.86 "
TypeSoft case
Volume187.4 Cu. Inches
W8.27 "

ATH-ANC9 Comfort

Clamping Force0.86 lbs
Weight0.53 lbs

ATH-ANC9 Controls

Additional ButtonsNo
Call/Music ControlYes
Channel MixingN/A
Ease of useDecent
Microphone ControlNo
Noise Canceling ControlAdjustable
Volume ControlNo

ATH-ANC9 Frequency Response Consistency

Avg. Std. Deviation0.39 dB

ATH-ANC9 Latency

Default Latency0 ms
aptX LatencyN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/A

ATH-ANC9 Leakage

Overall Leakage @ 1ft45.0 dB


High-Mid-0.41 dB
Low-Mid-1.58 dB
Mid-Mid-4.8 dB
Std. Err.3.34 dB

ATH-ANC9 Noise Handling

SpNR15.26 dB

ATH-ANC9 Noise Isolation

Bass-14.42 dB
Mid-17.06 dB
Overall Attenuation-19.15 dB
Self-Noise18.69 dB
Treble-26.14 dB

ATH-ANC9 Portability

H5.5 "
L7.68 "
Transmitter requiredN/A
Volume117.8 Cu. Inches
W7.09 "

ATH-ANC9 Recording Quality

FR Std. Dev.3.04 dB
Gain16.94 dB
HFE12354.61 Hz
LFE515.36 Hz
Weighted THD0.302

ATH-ANC9 Soundstage

Correlated Crosstalk-0.09 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)4.56 dB
PRTF Distance8.84 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)1.7 dB

ATH-ANC9 Total Harmonic Distortion

Weighted THD @ 10030.809
Weighted THD @ 905.85

ATH-ANC9 Treble

High-Treble-0.83 dB
Low-Treble0.38 dB
Mid-Treble-0.5 dB
Std. Err.2.28 dB

ATH-ANC9 Wired

Analog AudioYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio + Microphone
PS4 CompatibleAudio + Microphone
USB AudioNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + Microphone

ATH-ANC9 Wireless Range

Line of Sight RangeN/A
Obstructed RangeN/A

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