Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise-Cancelling Headphones
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SOUND: The ANC9 are significantly, I repeat, significantly, superior. The ANC9 have vivid and super clear treble and very powerful, refined, and low bass. They also do not distort when the volume gets high. The QC-15 are very muffled in comparison, with a muted upper treble and a boomy bass that does not go as low (seems to emphasize 50hz and above.) The bass also lacks articulation, and over powers the rest of the audio spectrum. The QC-15 also distort when playing loud. The ANC9 are EASILY the winner hands down in this aspect.
NOISE CANCELLATION: The ANC9 (set on program 1) and the QC-15 are pretty much on par with each other in this respect... Of course these are comparisons made on 767 and 777 jets. I cannot predict how these headphones would compare on other types aircraft, such as prop planes, or commuter trains, as AA will not allow a passenger to take the QC-15 home...
BUILT QUALITY: ANC9 again are the winner hands down and seem to be sturdier and better built than the QC-15. The headband and hinges of QC-15 seem flimsy in comparison.
COMFORT: The ANC9 win again. The ear pads are made of memory foam. They are also very light and accommodate my big head very well... At least to my head, for a 6 to 7 hour flight, the ANC9 are more comfortable than the QC-15.
The comparisons were made back to back, so I did not have to rely on my long term memory and perception to determine which one were superior. I am glad I got these, at lower cost than the BOSE QC-15. I got the ANC9 originally for the flights that I have to fly coach, but now I would not use the QC-15 handed out by AA even when I have been upgraded to Business or First class on their trans-con and trans-Atlantic flights. The QC-15 just sound awful once you have heard the ANC9...
There are several issues here:
1. Poor design. The plastic squeaks all the time, and you can hear it.
2. Poor design. After six months, the plastic started to crack on the hinges. And I did not abuse it. I'm usually a user who has things for decades, but this thing started to crack after six months.
3. Poor design. There are contacts between each ear piece, and some wiring in between. These contacts lose connectivity and your audio starts to suffer.
4. Poor choice of parts. The battery switch for on/off is cheap quality. After a while it's contact will wear out and you will have them turn on/off randomly.
The only positive thing is that the folks who design the amplification and cancellation circuit have done a great job. Also the drivers are good quality and the headphones hug your ear very well and they are comfortable. If only they designed them out of good quality plastic and the flexing was accommodated by other means than rotation the horrible squeaking and cracking noises would have been eliminated, thus eliminating the poor connectivity, and cracking of the hinges.
Company is unresponsive. DON'T BUY! THEY DON'T CARE.
First and most importantly, I have paid for both headphones with my own money at the retail price and I have no relationships or affiliations with Audio Technica or Bose.
These two headphones are both very comfortable during the use and I have used them for many hours without any discomfort.
In terms of sound quality ANC9 is superior to Bose and I must say ANC9 has a brighter sound signature. Bose headphones have a warmer sound signature and lack hight tremble and strong base which makes Bose somewhat dull compared to ANC9.
In terms of build quality, Bose is made of thin plastic to make it light, but it also breaks very easily as I have seen then broken in half as a friend just tried to use them. ANC9 is plastic as well but the middle part has metal reinforcement and the plastic is much more sturdy. This is at the cost of having a heavier product, but I personally prefer slightly heavier headphones than a broken one.
As for noise cancelling capability, I can sense that Bose QC 25 is better than ATH ANC9. Bose is capable of cancelling a higher volume of the noise at about %15-%20 difference between the two products.
In my personal opinion the %15-%20 better noise cancelling does not justify the price of QC 25 while I consider the dull sound signature and lack of sturdiness of Bose. In addition I must say that ANC9 does a great job in cutting the noise levels significantly and I would place it second to best compared to Bose for noise cancelling capability.
Lastly, I am happy with ATH ANC9 after many months of use for hours at the time. The quality of the product and the better price makes up for the less nose cancelling capability compared to Bose. ATH-ANC9 makes a fun experience listening to music. I add that these are at audiophile quality level