ATH-MSR7GM

Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones

MSRP* US$249.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

  • Over-ear Headphones
  • Hi-res Over-ear Headphones
  • Hi-resolution audio headphones
  • Over-ear headphones
  • High-resolution audio headphones pouch and cables


  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview



    2015 Best Headphones of the Year Award Winner from Reviewed.com and USA Today
    "Audio-Technica’s new flagship consumer headphones, the ATH-MSR7, have hit this balance of form and function right on the head." - Reviewed.com*

    Springing from Audio-Technica’s rich heritage in professional audio, the ATH-MSR7 Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones are designed to reproduce Hi-Res Audio, allowing users to hear music the way it was intended. The over-ear headphones are outfitted with exclusive 45 mm True Motion Drivers, which utilize lightweight voice coils, a custom-mounted printed circuit board and specially designed diaphragm to improve transient response and minimize sound distortion for rich, detailed audio reproduction.



    The ATH-MSR7 headphones also feature multi-layered air damping technology for extended mid-to-low frequency response. The housings, designed to “mirror” the full shape of the ear, are constructed of an aluminum/magnesium mix, layered to provide a lightweight, rigid structure that reduces unwanted resonance. Three precisely placed vents within these layers work to control air flow and improve dynamics.

    The over-ear headphones’ highly flexible swivel design, with soft, memory foam earpads and headband ensure lasting comfort even during the longest listening sessions. And with three detachable cables (standard 1.2 m (3.9') and 3.0 m (9.8') cables, plus a 1.2 m (3.9') cable with in-line controls and microphone for compatible smartphones and other devices) the ATH-MSR7 can provide Hi-Res Audio anywhere you go.

    The ATH-MSR7 is available in black (ATH-MSR7BK) and gun-metal grey (ATH-MSR7GM).

    Find out what the reviews are saying about the ATH-MSR7
    Reviewed.com Winner of the 2015 Best Headphones of the Year from Reviewed.com and USA Today*
    Sound and Vision Magazine Audio Technica ATH MSR7 Headphones Review: "Hi-Res" Moderate Price
    InnerFidelity The Incisive Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
    Head-fi.org user twister6 High Resolution audio in Style!!!
    Trusted Reviews Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 review

    *Reprinted with permission. Copyright 2015, Reviewed.com a division of USA Today. All Rights Reserved.

    About High-Resolution Audio
    In Brief: The Move to Hi-Res Audio
    While many listeners may believe that high-resolution audio came along with the introduction of the Compact Disc in 1982, constraints on the disc’s storage space always prevented CD audio (standardized at 44.1 kHz/16-bit) from fully and completely reproducing the original recorded sound. The advent and subsequent popularity of MP3s only made this problem more pronounced – the necessary compression of these files causes audio information to be lost, thus greatly reducing the audio quality. But with lossless audio file formats, faster Internet speeds, and storage space increasingly easy to come by (and in ever-smaller packages), the push is on to create audio equipment capable of capturing and reproducing true Hi-Res Audio, generally considered to be 96 kHz/24-bit or better. The Hi-Res Audio logo certifies that a product meets the Hi-Res Audio standards. Per these standards, headphones must have transducer frequency performance to at least 40 kHz. As a producer of these types of audiophile headphones since 1972, Audio-Technica is well-positioned to provide audio solutions that meet the demands of Hi-Res Audio media formats, allowing for the full reproduction of their extended sonic characteristics.
  • Features

    • Newly designed 45 mm True Motion Drivers deliver Hi-Res Audio reproduction

    • Multi-layer Air Damping Technology comprised of a layered aluminum/magnesium housing and triple-vent system reduces unwanted vibration and controls air stream for high audio clarity

    • Ultra-comfortable, soft, memory foam earpads and headband

    • Three detachable cables: standard 1.2 m (3.9') and 3.0 m (9.8') cables, plus 1.2 m (3.9') smartphone-compatible cable with in-line controls & mic

    • Stainless steel acoustic mesh resistor provides improved high-frequency response, while bass acoustic resistor delivers accurate low-frequency response

    • Includes carrying case

    • Available in black (ATH-MSR7BK) and gun-metal grey (ATH-MSR7GM)
  • Specifications

    TypeDynamic
    Driver Diameter45 mm
    Frequency Response5-40,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power2,000 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance35 ohms
    Weight290 g
    CableDetachable 1.2 m (3.9') standard cable, detachable 3.0 m (9.8') standard cable, detachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable with in-line controls and microphone for smartphones
    Connector3.5 mm gold-plated stereo mini plug, L-shaped
    Accessories IncludedProtective pouch
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Frequency Response (Microphone)50 - 4,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional



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    Audio-TechnicaATH-MSR7GM SonicPro® Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones
     
    5.0

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good bass (3)
    • Great sound (3)

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    5.0

    Outstanding Headphone!

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    from Victoria, BC, Canada

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Stylish
    • Very balanced sounding

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        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7GM SonicPro® Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones:

        I trust Audio-Technica to design, and manufacture a high quality product, and boy, did they deliver with these! Truly superb sound reproduction, with no frequency range being accentuated over others. Very balanced sound with classical, jazz, rock, metal, country music. Very comfortable once you break them in. I have a 7 3/4 hat size, so when I first wore the headphones, they squeezed the side of my skull with a firm pressure. After approximately 30 hours of use, they feel great! If you have a smaller head than mine, you shouldn't have the same problem. A very classy looking headphone, they look expensive! (okay, they aren't cheap!) You get three detachable cords with it, the smartphone one works fine with my HTC One M9 phone. I listen to a lot of Hi-Res music, and they sound great! If you are looking for a headphone with balanced sound, great looks, and don't want to spend $500, I highly recommend these! Rock On! Audio-Technica, you make great products, I still have my ATH-909's from the 80's, and they still sound great!

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        • Home
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        5.0

        Amazing sound and quality

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        from Shropshire UK

        Pros

        • Good Bass
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

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            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7GM SonicPro® Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones:

            The headphones are amazing!! The sound quality and comfort is way beyond what I hope for in earphones. Look really smart too.

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            5.0

            Excellent Sound - a bargain

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            from Denmark

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            • Comfortable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

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                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7GM SonicPro® Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones:

                I had the M50 for years - have 2 of the msr7 - it is absolutely excellent in sound and comfort

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                • Q:

                  I would be using these headphones with a laptop computer that has a good speaker/volume control. Would the headphone volume then be adjusted using my laptop volume control?
                  Asked on 10/30/2016 by Flint from Apple Valley, Mn

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, the volume control on your source (laptop) would be the control.

                    Answered on 10/31/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Wich DAC can I use with tis headphones? I want something under 300. Thanks.
                  Asked on 10/13/2016 by lilGenius

                  1 answer

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                    The "ideal" impedance matching is to have the headphones have 8x the impedance of the source. This means with an impedance of 35 ohms, the ideal source should be around 4.5 ohms. A DAC is not needed.

                    Answered on 10/14/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  i received my headphones but now i broke my headphone cable with mic and i would really want to replace it with a original one but where can i buy one? i can't find the same one on the website. thank you
                  Asked on 9/1/2016 by gp from new york,ny

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

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                    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at Parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                    Answered on 9/15/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Does the in-line cord buttons/mic work with android smartphones?
                  Asked on 8/10/2016 by Jaron from United States

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. They should work with your stock programs.

                    Answered on 8/18/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  Will the ATH-MSR7GM headphone work with my TV. I need the amplification to hear my TV. Thanks.
                  Asked on 7/17/2016 by Brownshoe from Gardnerville, NV

                  1 answer

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                    You can use a Red and White RCA OUTPUT jack and get a Left and Right male RCA to 3.5mm stereo female adapter cable and connect the headphones cable to the adapter.

                    Answered on 7/19/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
                • Q:

                  Is this a good headphone for working out ? Would the material sustain sweet? If not which headphones is recommendable?
                  Asked on 7/10/2016 by Jean paul from Boca raton, Fl

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                    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes they could be used for working out. You would need to make sure that you wipe them down with a soft, slightly damp cloth and then dry them off after each work out.

                    Answered on 8/1/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  I saw that amazon is an authorized dealer. If I purchased this product (fulfilled by Amazon.com) through Amazon in the USA, is the warranty valid? Also, is there any way I can make sure that I don't get a fake from a seller off of Amazon or in general? Is there anything that Audio Technica offers to make sure it is authentic?
                  Asked on 5/2/2016 by Beastiebae from FL, USA

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                    I purchased this headphones via Amazon and looks like got a fake(

                    Answered on 10/7/2016 by Ti1 from Boston
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, you always want to purchase from an Authorized Audio-Technica Dealer.

                    Answered on 5/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Hello,I am curious about the quality of this model's bass compared to the ATH-WS110is. I'm looking for headphones that can handle hip-hop,dubstep and music with heavy bass while also being good for music genres like classical and music that doesn't necessarily have strong bass like dubstep. So headphones that are good with all genres. And which ones have richer sound quality. Also, I've heard that the ATH-WS110is have a better microphone, is that true?
                  Asked on 3/26/2016 by HeadphoneExplorer from Youngstown,OH

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                    Sound is subjective and I recommend you try them out for yourself and see which headphones will best suit your needs.

                    Answered on 3/28/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Hello, I am on the verge on buying these or the ATH-WS1100is. Which of these models have more maximum input power and bass. By bass I mean the most powerful and strong. Something for hip-hop , dubstep and metal but good with all music types because I also listen to classical. So basically something with a bass for all music but still powerful enough to experience music with deep bass. Thank you for hopefully answering my question.
                  Asked on 3/24/2016 by HeadphoneExplorer from Youngstown,OH

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                    This is a great question! Both of the headphones would be awesome to own! The ATH-WS1100is (as I'm sure you've read) are the Solid Bass, which means these headphones would have a "meatier" low-end. However, if you're looking for a better all-around headphone, go with the MSR7's as they too have excellent bass coverage ,but would likely sound better on different types of music that don't have as much bass. It's all a matter of perception!

                    Answered on 4/7/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
                • Q:

                  Currently I use on ear headphones. Will over ear headphones drain quicker the battery of my phone due to the larger speaker size?
                  Asked on 2/24/2016 by Dimitris from United States

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                    No, the speaker size will not determine battery drain.

                    Answered on 3/1/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
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