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ATH-MSR7BK

Over-Ear High-Resolution Headphones


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  • 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
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

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    4.0

    Great set of cans but the headband needs to be wider

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    from VA

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Sound

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

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

      I primarily use these for gaming and wanted something that would let me hear the sounds and music in game as the developer intended them to be heard. Highs are crisp, vocals are clear while the lows are punchy but not boosted or distorted in any way so they are a very well balanced. Since I have a lot of background noise where I live, I went with the closed back design. My only regret is that they released the noise cancelling version a couple months after I purchased these. Big pro is that the cord is not fixed so you can remove it and use something else in case it gets damaged but be warned that not all plugs will fit due to the recessed plug design. The only design flaw that I can point out is after 3-4 hours of gaming the narrow headband design starts to apply a lot of pressure at the very top of my head which becomes very uncomfortable. You will see reviews online about how comfortable they are but you never see them wearing them for the review for more than 30 minutes. Invest in buying a third party headband cushion to widen to top and to give it even more cushioning so it can disperse the pressure evenly. Other than that, it's almost a perfect set of cans for me.

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      • Home
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      • Over a year
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      5.0

      Really good

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      from Indonesia

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Bass, treble and detail of every instrument are really good for hard rock and heavy metal.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Working
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          • Over a year
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          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 & A

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            • Q:

              Is any of the materials used in the headphone, the case or anything that comes with this product made from real leather or comes from animals/animal by products?
              Asked on 2/20/2018 by Nonas from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. There are none.

                Answered on 2/22/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
            • Q:

              I own a pair of ath-msr7bk headphones. The joint where the left ear cup connects to the headband has broken. Is that covered by the warranty and could I send them in to be repaired? If they are not covered by warranty, what is the cost to repair?
              Asked on 2/16/2018 by Michelle from NY

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Service Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5003. They would be happy to help you.

                Answered on 2/19/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
            • Q:

              Hi how do I get a different color for these headphones I like it I just want a brown color
              Asked on 2/1/2018 by Nathaniel from Tx

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. They are not available in brown.

                Answered on 2/20/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
            • Q:

              i was wondering, is these have the same driver of M50x ?
              is it a Neodymium or not ?
              Asked on 11/22/2017 by Riyadhovic from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                No, the drivers in the ATH-MSR7 are different than those used in the the ATH-M50x headphones.

                Answered on 12/5/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Hi, where can I buy earpads replacement for MSR7-BK?
              Asked on 11/9/2017 by Ethan from CA

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

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

                Answered on 11/14/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Where can I buy the exact cables separately? One of mine were cut through accidentally today.
              Asked on 10/15/2017 by Andrew from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                You may contact our Parts Department at Parts@atus.com or call (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 to inquire about a replacement if you are located in the US.

                If located elsewhere:
                -If located in Canada, contact parts@jamindustries.com or (877) 526-5463
                -If located elsewhere, contact you local Audio-Technca Global office.

                http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

                Answered on 10/16/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Are the cables that are included with these headphones able to be order separately?
              Asked on 5/24/2017 by Alex from Ohio

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, you may contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                Answered on 5/25/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              What is the best way to clean the ear cups?
              Asked on 4/8/2017 by WKH216 from Brooklyn, NY

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                You may use a damp cloth to wipe down the ear pads.

                Answered on 4/11/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Hi,

              Please, would you teld me if the cable is mini jack 2.5mm to 3.5mm, or mini jack 3.5mm to 3.5?, balanced or unbalanced?, what is the maximum cable length allowed? I would like to connect them to my home cinema amplifier, and I would need at least 10 meters of cable, would it lose a lot of quality?

              Thanks a lot of and regards
              Asked on 3/9/2017 by Miguel from New York

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. The cable is 9.8' and has a 3.5mm stereo on both ends.

                Answered on 3/28/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
            • Q:

              Hello, I owned these headphones, before they were stolen, and they were great. Before I investigate the cost to replace them, do you have a model # that is slightly larger? - I have a big head. :)
              Asked on 2/23/2017 by John from Westlake, oh

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

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                Thank you for your inquiry. Maybe something like the ATH-W1000Z, The ATH-A1000Z or the ATH-A990Z. With their wing type headband they are larger and very comfortable. I own the ATH-W1000Z and find them very comfortable.

                Answered on 3/6/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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