ATH-MSR7NC

High-Resolution Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation

MSRP* US$299.00
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-Res Headphones
  • headphone accessories


  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The ATH-MSR7NC headphones combine the Hi-Res Audio technology and design features from the original ATH-MSR7 with newly developed active-noise cancelling technology to bring you the ultimate listening experience.

    These headphones are outfitted with exclusive 45 mm True Motion Drivers to deliver distortion-free audio reproduction with extended frequency response. A miniature microphone is incorporated into the top of each earcup to pick up ambient noise that can then be blocked by an appropriate sound-cancelling signal when the active noise-cancelling function is activated. Having the microphone on the top, instead of on the side, of the housing ensures consistent noise cancellation unaffected by the user’s head movement or by wind noise. Each earcup also has an acoustic vent, ideally positioned on the side of the housing, 90 degrees from mic, to enhance tuning without negatively affecting sound quality. The result is consistent Hi-Res Audio reproduction whether in active or passive noise-cancelling modes.

    The ATH-MSR7NC’s highly flexible swivel design, along with its soft, memory foam earpads and headband, ensure lasting comfort even during the longest listening sessions. The headphones also come with two detachable cables: 1.2 m (3.9') standard cable and a 1.2 m (3.9') cable with in-line controls and microphone for use with smartphones. An internal 3.7V lithium polymer battery powers the active noise-cancelling function and can easily be recharged using the included USB charging cable.

    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

    • Exclusive 45 mm True Motion Drivers, featuring a highly responsive diaphragm and lightweight voice coil, deliver Hi-Res Audio with controlled transients

    • Noise-cancelling and venting technologies work together to maintain the Hi-Res Audio reproduction in both active and passive noise-cancelling modes

    • 360° omnidirectional noise-cancelling technology with high signal-to-noise ratio ensures consistent noise cancellation that is not affected by user’s head movement

    • Precision-tooled flange and crescent-shaped PCB balance and tune the mid/low frequencies for reduced distortion

    • Ultra-comfortable memory foam earpads and headband

    • Internal rechargeable battery provides 30 hours of continuous headphone use when fully charged

    • Two detachable cables: standard 1.2 m (3.9') cable and 1.2 m (3.9') smartphone-compatible cable with in-line mic and controls for answering calls and controlling music

    • Includes airline adapter, USB charging cable and pouch

  • Specifications

    TypeDynamic
    Driver Diameter45 mm
    Frequency Response5-40,000 Hz
    Sensitivity104 dB/mW (active mode)
    Impedance150 ohms (active)
    BatteryInternal Battery: 3.7V rechargeable lithium polymer battery
    Battery Life30 hours (continuous transmission time including music playback time), Depending on environmental conditions
    Battery Charging Time: 4 hours, Depending on environmental conditions
    Weight305 g (10.8 oz.), without cable
    CableDetachable 1.2 m (3.9') standard cable, detachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable with in-line mic and controls
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini plug, L-shaped
    Accessories IncludedUSB charging cable, airline adapter, pouch
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Frequency Response (Microphone)50 - 4,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional



    ***Unless otherwise noted, specifications measured with headphones in active mode.


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    • Q:

      Is there an optional hardshell case similar to the ANC9 case and all previous Audio-Technica noise-cancellation headphones? I'm a road warrior and love A-T headphones but I need to be able to toss them in my backpack with my DSLR and know they're protected. Or, will they at least fit in my current ANC9 case?
      Asked on 8/17/2016 by Peakjunkie from Manhattan Beach, CA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. We do not manufacture a hardshell case for this headphone.

        Answered on 8/19/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      How does this model's active noise cancelling compare to your other ANC models?
      Asked on 7/28/2016 by SilenceisGolden from Florida

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

        Answered on 8/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Hi,
      Is there a protective, hard carrying case available for traveling with the headphones?
      Asked on 7/27/2016 by bretten from United States

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        We do not manufacture a hard case for the ATH-MSR7NC headphones but you may use a third party case with the same size specifications.

        Answered on 8/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Do the headphones operate at all if and when the internal battery goes dead? In other words, is the battery just for the noise cancelling feature and will they still function without it?
      Asked on 6/18/2016 by Garry from United States

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The battery is for the noise cancelling function, but the headphones will still work with out the noise-cancelling on. In other words, if the batteries die, the headphones will still work!

        Answered on 6/21/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
    • Q:

      Will the ATH-MSR7NCs come in a Gun Metal Color option like the ATH-MSR7s do? That color is absolutely stunning and really hoping to see these headphones in that color option as well.
      Asked on 6/14/2016 by Yo

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. I'm not sure about future plans for color options, but I will pass this message to the product manager.

        Answered on 6/30/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      Is this compatible with the macbook pro and iphone 6s, because this model has 150 ohms impedance, and can those device handle this ?
      Asked on 6/4/2016 by maana

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        The ATH-MSR7NC are indeed compatible with the iPhone 6s.

        If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
        audio-solutions@atus.com

        Thanks!

        Answered on 6/9/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      When will this product be available in the market for purchase? Is there a definitive date?
      Asked on 5/30/2016 by Leachos

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        These headphones are currently shipping! Check your Authorized Audio-Technica dealer for shipping details (Amazon has them as well).

        Answered on 6/2/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
    • Q:

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      What type of in-line controls (phone, music) does this model have for use with Android phones?
      Asked on 5/28/2016 by Joe from NY, NY

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. The controls allow you to answer calls, pause, play fast forward ad rewind the music.

        Answered on 5/31/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      Is the rechargeable battery replaceable and if so can it be done by any user or does it have to be serviced by an Audio Technica repair centre?
      Asked on 5/27/2016 by Matteo

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        The Internal Battery: 3.7V rechargeable lithium polymer battery for the ATH-MSR7NC is not user replaceable.

        If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
        audio-solutions@atus.com

        Thanks!

        Answered on 5/27/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      will they work with a LG V10 phone
      Asked on 5/21/2016 by mr.ipsen

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        The ATH-MSR7NC feature an analog 1/8th inch (a/k/a 3.5mm) stereo connection. Provided that the LG V10 has 3.5mm Stereo Headphone output, then they will be compatible.

        If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
        audio-solutions@atus.com

        Thanks!

        Answered on 5/27/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
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