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Audio-Technica Introduces Its Upgraded ATH-MSR7b Over-Ear High-Resolution Headphones

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Photo 1: ATH-MSR7b Over-Ear High-Resolution Headphones in black and gun-metal.

Stow, OH 08-29-2018 Audio-Technica today announced the debut of its ATH-MSR7b over-ear high-resolution headphones, featuring a host of significant improvements from the acclaimed ATH-MSR7 model including new drivers, balanced audio connectivity, a lighter, more comfortable ergonomic design and other upgrades.

The ATH-MSR7b (SRP: $249.00) features exclusively tuned True Motion Drivers, which employ a 45 mm driver with a diamond-like carbon-coated diaphragm. This material is extremely light and responsive yet rigid, to deliver superlative resolution and transient response along with a wide Hi-Res Audio-capable 5 Hz – 50,000 Hz frequency range and reduced distortion.

The headphones’ performance is further improved through proprietary Dual-Layer Air Control technology, which precisely regulates airflow for heightened audio clarity. In addition, the ATH-MSR7b incorporates a new stainless steel acoustic mesh resistor that provides improved high-frequency response, and a newly designed bass acoustic resistor for extended, accurate bass. The sonic result is a detailed, powerful and spacious sonic presentation with a natural tonal balance that brings out the best in the listener’s favorite music including high-resolution audio source material.

The ATH-MSR7b offers balanced connectivity, to obtain the ultimate sonic performance from headphone amplifiers, high-end portable digital audio players and other components with balanced audio outputs. The ATH-MSR7b is supplied with a balanced audio cable with a 4.4mm connector and a standard 3.5mm cable. An optional 2.5mm balanced cable for use with Astell & Kern digital audio players and other models is also available. All the cables employ Audio-Technica’s exclusive A2DC headphone connector for superior channel separation and reduced crosstalk compared to the previously available cable.

The ATH-MSR7b is designed for total comfort. It’s 53 grams lighter than its predecessor and features memory foam earpads and a memory foam headband. The ATH-MSR7b is available in black and gun metal finishes and comes with a protective pouch.

The Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7b will be available in Fall 2018.

Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality personal and professional audio equipment. Founded in Japan in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, the company made its name by manufacturing state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges and tonearms. Today, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to creating high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers, turntables, phono cartridges and other electronic products.

A reputation for quality, durability, performance and value has made Audio-Technica products the first choice for many of today’s top musical artists and audio engineers, and for discerning listeners everywhere. Drawing from its audiophile heritage, Audio-Technica remains dedicated to providing music enthusiasts with great-sounding, innovative audio gear, including the award-winning QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling headphones, popular ATH-M50x monitor headphones, versatile USB microphones, and new Hi-Res Audio headphones and high-fidelity gaming headsets. Learn more at

— For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Jamie Bobek, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752.

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The ATH-MSR7b is on exhibit at IFA 2018 at Messe Berlin, Hall 1.2, Booth #215 (August 31 – September 5, 2018).