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Monoprice Monolith M565C (2018)
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012)
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Monoprice Monolith M565C (2018) vs Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012)

Analysis:

The Monoprice Monolith M565C (2018) got praised by SoundGuys and Wirecutter - two highly trusted sources that perform in-depth hands-on testing. It was awarded the "Ranked 1 out of 5" title from SoundGuys and "Ranked 1 out of 4" from Wirecutter in their respective Over-Ear Headphone roundups.

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, and What Hi-Fi?, enough for them to include them on those lists.

We tried doing a direct Monoprice Monolith M565C (2018) vs. Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012) review score comparison but couldn't find any sources that tested both.

Next, we took a look at which sources liked them best and found that the Monoprice Monolith M565C (2018) most impressed the reviewers at Head-fi, who gave it a score of 9, whereas the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012) did best in its CNET review - it scored 9 points.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the Monoprice Monolith M565C (2018) earned an average review score of 9.0 out of 10 points and the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012) received an average of 7.6, compared to the 7.5 average of Over-Ear Headphones in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
Wirecutter
SoundGuys
CNET
Tom's Guide
PCmag
Rtings
iMore
Head-fi
What Hi-Fi?
stylecraze.com
Tech. Specs Comparison
Monoprice Monolith M565C (2018)
$159
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 (2012)
Noise-cancelling
No
Yes
Wireless
No
No
Higher than average expert review score
7.6
Overall Avg. for Over-Ear Headphones
9.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Has average expert review score
7.6
Overall Avg. for Over-Ear Headphones
7.6
Avg. Review Score
Score
Highly recommended by trusted experts
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best headphones under $200” 
Last updated: 28 Dec 2022
Wirecutter
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Audiophile Headphones for Everyday Use” 
Last updated: 17 Nov 2022
Wirecutter
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Headphones” 
Last updated: 16 Nov 2022
Wirecutter
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Over-Ear Headphones” 
Last updated: 15 Nov 2022

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