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Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ 8323 / 839 (2011)
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012)
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Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ 8323 / 839 (2011) vs Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012)

Analysis:

We couldn't find enough data on either product to be able to come to any reliable conclusions. We highly recommend that you take a look at some other options in the $20 and $280 budget ranges instead.

The Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ 8323 / 839 (2011) was loved by reviewers at SoundGuys, a highly trusted source that performs reliable in-depth testing. It did great in its "Best headphones under $50" roundup where it was named its "Ranked 1 out of 5", which, in itself, makes it a product worth considering.

Moving on to the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like CNET, Tom's Guide, PCmag, Rtings, What Hi-Fi?, and Reviewed, enough for them to include them on those lists.

We couldn't find any sources that tested both of these Over-Ear Headphones, so we only analyzed how they performed in reviews from different sites.

We first examined which sources rated each of these best and found that the Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ 8323 / 839 (2011) got its highest, 8.6, rating from Head-fi, while the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012) earned its best, 9, score from CNET.

Lastly, we averaged out all of their review ratings and observed that the Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ 8323 / 839 (2011), with its 8.2 average, performed considerably better than most Over-Ear Headphones - the mean score for the product category being 7.5 out of 10 - while the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012) managed an average of 7.4.

There's one caveat here - it might not be entirely justifiable to do a direct Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ 8323 / 839 (2011) vs. Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012) review average comparison since they aren't priced the same and more expensive products tend to get higher review scores from some sources.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
SoundGuys
CNET
Tom's Guide
PCmag
Rtings
Android Authority
Head-fi
What Hi-Fi?
Reviewed
Digitaltrends
Tech. Specs Comparison
Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ 8323 / 839 (2011)
$24
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012)
$279
Noise-cancelling
No
Yes
Wireless
No
No
Higher than average expert review score
7.6
Overall Avg. for Over-Ear Headphones
8.2
Avg. Review Score
Score
Has average expert review score
7.6
Overall Avg. for Over-Ear Headphones
7.4
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best headphones under $50” 
Last updated: 16 days ago
Android Authority
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best tech gifts under $25” 
Last updated: 5 Dec 2019
Android Authority
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best Headphones under $50” 
Last updated: 9 Nov 2017
Android Authority
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best Headphones of 2014” 
Last updated: 21 Mar 2015
Recommended by trusted experts
Reviewed
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Over-Ear Headphones Under $250 of 2021” 
Last updated: 2 Apr 2021

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