audio technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise
Cancelling Headphones Instruction Manual

audio technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise Cancelling Headphones Instruction Manual

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Warnings

Warnings
Please read these warnings before using your headphones. To ensure safety, observe all warnings while using this equipment.

  • Do not disassemble or attempt to repair headphones.
  • Never use the headphones in places where the inability to hear ambient sounds presents a serious risk (such as while operating a motor vehicle or bicycle, or at railroad crossings, train stations, construction sites or on roads or where vehicles and bicycles are traveling).
  • Noise-cancelling headphones make it hard to hear outside low-pitched sounds. Take care to recognize warning beeps and other auditory reminders; be aware that the familiar sound of these alerts may be changed by the headphones.
  • To prevent damage to your eardrums, never use the headphones at excessive volume levels. Listening to loud sounds for an extended period may cause temporary or permanent hearing loss.
  • Do not store the headphones in direct sunlight, near heating devices or in hot, humid or dusty places.
  • Do not subject the headphones to strong impact.
  • Do not allow the headphones to become wet.
  • The included carabiner clip is intended for use with the ATH-ANC9 case only; do not use for purposes other than its intended use.
  • Secure the carabiner clip by engaging the safety lock nut.
  • Do not use this carabiner clip for climbing or other purposes unrelated to attaching the case.
  • For continuous operation, keep the carabiner clip free of oxidation and other contaminates.
  • Check carabiner clip for loose parts or misalignment prior to attaching it to other objects.
  • The carabiner clip weight limit is 7 kg or less; do not exceed this limit.

Battery precautions

  • Keep batteries out of the reach of children.
  • Observe correct polarity as marked.
  • Remove depleted battery immediately.
  • Please dispose of used batteries properly.
  • Do not use a leaking battery. If battery leakage occurs, avoid contact with skin. If contact occurs, immediately wash thoroughly with soap and water. If battery leakage comes into contact with your eyes, immediately flush with water and seek medical attention.
  • Do not expose the battery to excessive heat.

Compliance with FCC rules (USA only)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC WARNING
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

NOTICE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Canada only
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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This product conforms to the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC. The complete declaration of conformity can be obtained from Audio-Technica Limited, Unit 5, Millennium Way, Leeds, United Kingdom LS11 5AL.

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint ® Noise-Cancelling Headphones.
Read these instructions before using the headphones, and keep the manual for future reference.

About ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint ® Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Audio-Technica’s ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint ® headphones use proprietary active noise-cancelling technology to provide a comfortable listening environment in areas with high ambient noise. The headphones feature two miniature microphones in each earpiece that pick up ambient noise (such as traffic, air-handling systems, etc.) and create a sound-cancelling signal to effectively block the noise.

Tri-Level™ Cancellation
ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint headphones feature Audio-Technica’s Tri-Level™ Cancellation, three unique mode settings that offer adjusted active noise-cancellation based on the noise in your environment. Mode 1, ideal for use on airplanes, trains and buses, applies maximum noise cancellation to low frequencies. Mode 2, designed especially for use in noisy offices or crowded places, targets the mid-range frequencies. Mode 3, best suited for use in already-quiet environments like libraries, creates a pristine, peaceful environment ideal for study.

Inline Controller
The ATH-ANC9 headphones are the first over-ear QuietPoint models to offer a cable with an inline microphone and controller for answering calls and controlling music. The mic and controller support select smartphone models and touchpad devices. The microphone has an omnidirectional pickup pattern and it is designed for crisp intelligibility, so your voice will be clearly transmitted without having to speak directly into the mic.

Premier Sound
Audio-Technica equipment is used by major artists for studio recording and capturing live performances on stage…allowing audiences to experience their work as clearly and fully as it was intended. These headphones are designed to offer you the crystal-clear sound that makes Audio-Technica the choice of leading artists worldwide. Wherever you happen to find yourself—in the comfort of your living room, in a noisy office, or settling in for a long flight—there is no better way to experience audio or immerse yourself in a peaceful environment.

  • QuietPoint ® active noise-cancelling technology reduces environmental noise by up to 95%
  • Tri-Level™ Cancellation – 3 noise-cancelling modes customize performance for airplane, office, & study
  • 40 mm drivers for crystal-clear high-fidelity audio reproduction
  • Luxurious memory foam padding on headband and earcups
  • Audio functions (in passive mode) even without the battery
  • Use for MP3, iPhone/smartphone, CD, DVD & in-flight entertainment
  • Includes hard case, battery, adapters & 2 cables (1 with inline control/mic)

ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint ® Noise-Cancelling Headphones

audio technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise Cancelling Headphones - Overview

Included Accessories

audio technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise Cancelling Headphones - Included Accessories

Installing the battery and case construction

audio technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise Cancelling Headphones - Installing the battery and case construction

The ATH-ANC9 requires one AAA battery for operation (included). Use disposable AAA alkaline batteries or rechargeable AAA batteries.

  1. Move headphone power switch to the OFF position.
  2. Squeeze the small and large tabs at the bottom of the right earcup while pulling out the battery compartment.
  3. Insert one AAA alkaline battery or AAA rechargeable battery, observing correct polarity as marked.
  4. Push the battery compartment back into the earcup. To shut the battery compartment, push the short portion of the door in until you hear a click.

Note: To remove the battery, use the point of a 3.5 mm plug on the headphones’ cable to push the battery through the hole in the back of the battery compartment.

audio technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise Cancelling Headphones - To remove the battery

Using your headphones

To activate noise-cancellation without audio

  • To activate noise-cancelling function, move the Power Switch on your headphones to the ON position. The power indicator will light, indicating the mode the headphones were last used in: Blue for Mode 1 (AIRPLANE); Red for Mode 2 (OFFICE); Green for Mode 3 (STUDY).
  • Select a noise-cancellation mode by pressing the Mode Select Button. You will hear a beep as you change modes: One beep = Mode 1 (AIRPLANE); Two beeps = Mode 2 (OFFICE); three beeps = Mode 3 (STUDY). Headphones turn on in mode last used.

Note: For noise-cancelling without audio, there is no need to connect the headphone cable. Simply turn on the headphones, select a mode, and wear them.

To listen to music/audio

Note: There are two 1.2 meter cables included with your headphones. One cable has an inline controller/microphone; the other does not.

  1. Minimize the volume of your sound device, then connect the included headphone cable to the port on the left earcup, making certain the plug is firmly seated.
  2. Connect the other end of the headphone cable to the headphone jack of your audio device.
    • Use 3.5 mm ( 1 / 8 “) stereo mini-plug to connect to your smartphone, MP3, CD player, DVD player, computer, or other audio devices equipped with a 3.5 mm output jack.
    • Use included 6.3 mm ( 1 / 4 “) stereo adapter to connect to home stereo equipped with 6.3 mm ( 1 / 4 “) output jack.
    • Use included airline adapter to connect to typical airline audio systems.
      Note: The headphones cannot be used with devices equipped with 2.5 mm earphone jacks. Please purchase an optional mono/stereo adapter for use with a mono device. (Without use of an adapter, the right channel is muted when headphones are connected to a mono device.)
  3. Please make sure to position the earpads correctly. (Left / Right position and with the earpad covering the whole ear)
  4. To activate noise-cancelling function, move the Power Switch on your headphones to the ON position. The power indicator will light, indicating the mode the headphones were last used in: Blue for Mode 1 (AIRPLANE); Red for Mode 2 (OFFICE); Green for Mode 3 (STUDY).
  5. Select a noise-cancellation mode by pressing the Mode Select Button. You will hear a beep as you change modes: One beep = Mode 1 (AIRPLANE); Two beeps = Mode 2 (OFFICE); three beeps = Mode 3 (STUDY). Headphones turn on in mode last used.
  6. Turn on your audio device, and adjust volume as necessary. Please also read instruction manual of audio device.

How to use inline control

audio technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise Cancelling Headphones - How to use inline control

Using your headphones

After using

  • After you have finished using your headphones, be certain to move the Power Switch to the OFF position.
  • Remove battery when you will not be using the headphones for an extended period.
  • Store the headphones in included protective carrying case; store accessories in attached pouch.
  • To clean the headphones, wipe with a clean, soft cloth. Do not use solvents such as benzene or paint thinner on the headphones.
  • Earpads will wear over time. Replacement pads are available from Audio-Technica dealers.

Troubleshooting guide

audio technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise Cancelling Headphones - Troubleshooting guide

ATH-ANC9 Specifications*

tableaudio technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise Cancelling Headphones - Specifications

* Specifications measured with headphones in active mode. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
** Battery life for a rechargeable battery is based on the condition of the charged battery and will be less than a non-rechargeable battery in most cases.


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