ATH-MSR7BK

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-res 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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  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-MSR7BK SonicPro® Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones
     
    4.0

    (based on 1 review)

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    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    No Buyer's Remorse

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    from Orange County, CA

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • No case

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7BK SonicPro® Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones:

      I'm listening to them as I write this and they are amazing. They've handled every music genre I have thrown at them with grace. Like others have said, they are not for bass lovers. That being said though, the bass comes through naturally and it sounds so good.

      Once they are on, noise isolation is OK. With music off, they are so-so. Funny, I laughed at the other reviewer that said he felt that the noise was amplified with these headphones. But, he's not far off. Not saying they amplify the noise. But the muffled sounds feel more present. To me anyway. And apparently to the other reviewer.

      I have a big head and I don't feel the clamping pressure others have mentioned. I've worn them right out of the box for an hr+ and they fit good. Ear cups could be a little deeper, but nothing some aftermarket parts can't fix.

      I have the black set and they look as good as they sound. Solid construction. Great trim coloring. Just overall A+ attention to designing these headphones.

      It comes with 3 cables and a lame bag. And that's where the 4 star review comes in. At this price point and considering they are labeled as portable, Audio-Technica needs to mean it and include a case. No excuse around it. It's just annoying to have that bag. It serves its purpose at home. But that's about it. Out and about, the superb headphones will definitely get beaten up. And why Audio-Technica, why?! Why design such nice headsets with awesome color schemes and not protect them?!

      Other than my annoyance Haha, great purchase. Wait for a sale as they sometimes drop 20$-30$. You'll need that to buy a case for these darn things (OK I'm done talking about the case. *think happy thoughts*). The sound is amazing. They look amazing. You won't regret the purchase.

      ... Except no case. :P

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      • Q:

        Do you make a standard jack cable for a sansui reciever.
        Asked on 12/3/2016 by Ginny from United States

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

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

          Answered on 12/5/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
      • Q:

        Do you make a standard jack cable for a sansui reciever.
        Asked on 12/3/2016 by Ginny from United States

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          A:

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

          Answered on 12/5/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
      • Q:

        Dear Sirs, can the cable with the microphone attached work as a headset in Windows 10?
        Asked on 10/8/2016 by Neverlast

        1 answer

      • Q:

        Hi my mane is Paul what country make Ath -msr7bk headphones please contac me
        Asked on 10/4/2016 by Thach from Memphis tn

        1 answer

      • Q:

        Hi, will AT produce a new cable that is compatible with the iPhone 7's lighting cable?
        Asked on 9/19/2016 by Gøran Berdal from Norway, Oslo

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          A:

          Thank your for your inquiry. We are looking into solutions and considering our options at this time for future cable configurations. We have several wireless headphones with Bluetooth technology that will work with the iPhone 7/7 Plus, and we will continue to develop more of these. Also, Apple confirmed that the iPhone 7/7 Plus will come with a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter, which allows you to use it with most wired headphones.

          Answered on 9/19/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
      • Q:

        are these closed?
        Asked on 9/1/2016 by goose from plano, Tx

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          A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. Yes these are closed.

          Answered on 9/2/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
      • Q:

        I have the ATH-M50x, is it possible to purchase the inline mic cable sold with the MSR7 separately and use it with the M50x's?
        Asked on 8/27/2016 by Aaron would like a mic

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          A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. No, this will not work.

          Answered on 9/1/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
      • Q:

        NSR7 and NSR7BK. What is the difference?
        Asked on 8/19/2016 by Alex_Miku from Ingolstadt, DE

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          A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. At this time there is no ATH-MSR7. There is the Black version (BK) and the Gun Metal (GM).

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

        Would this type of headphone be recommended for studio use? I am trying to decide between these and the popular m50x's, and I cant seem to find sound frequency charts for the likes. If possible, could you perhaps clarify which has a better frequency/EQ for studios? Thanks, Joshua
        Asked on 8/12/2016 by Joshua

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          A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. That is an interesting question. They certainly could be used in the studio, although the frequency curve is more designed for casual listening. I personally use the ATH-M50x in the studio.

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

        What are the controls on the third cable (Volume +/-, Play/Pause)? And are they compatible with iPhone?
        Asked on 8/11/2016 by Rev from United States

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          Thank you for your inquiry. These are compatible with and iPhone. the controls are:

          Volume +/-, Play/Pause, answer/ end call

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