ATH-MSR7GM High-Res Over-ear Headphones
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
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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.
A strong alliance of professional quality sound and modern design
Combining high-definition sound quality with modern design, the simple yet stylish ATH-MSR7 is the result of years of research and historical expertise at the service of producers and professional musicians since 1962.
- Large 45mm True Motion drivers offer exceptional high resolution sound reproduction
- Dual-layer Air-control Technology comprised of a layered aluminium / magnesium housing.
- Triple vent system reduces unwanted resonance and controls air stream for outstanding audio clarity
- Custom mounted PCB cards and diaphragm specifically designed to improve response time and to reduce the risk of distortion
- Stainless steel acoustic mesh resistor provides improved high-frequency response, while bass acoustic resistor delivers accurate low-frequency response
- Ultra-comfortable memory foam headband and earpads
- Comes with three assorted detachable cables
- Available in Black (ATH-MSR7BK) or Gunmetal Grey and Brown (ATH-MSR7GM) as colour options
“a high-resolution sound”
With Audio-Technica’s headphone technology over 40 years in the making, the ATH-MSR7 monitoring headphones not only offer a professional design, but also allow you to enjoy high-resolution audio and are compatible with the latest music players and smartphones.
“Dual-layer air-control technology”
Dual-layer Air-control Technology composed of a layered aluminium / magnesium housing and triple vent system reduces unwanted resonance and controls air stream for outstanding audio clarity.
“Maximum comfort and versatility”
The ATH-MSR7 comes with ultra comfortable momory-foam earpads and headband as well as 3 assorted detachable cables (two standard cables; one at 1.2m and one at 3m, and another 1.2m cable with inbuilt mic remote for compatibility with smartphones) and a carrying pouch.
The headphones come with one standard 1.2m cable, another cable of the same length including mic and remote for use with smartphones, and a classic 3m cable.
Triple-vent system designed to reduce unwanted resonance and to control air stream, resulting in excellent dynamics for outstanding audio clarity.
Built into the drivers are voice coils with rare earth neodymium magnets, and a lightweight multilayer membrane in aluminum and magnesium, which is rigid yet highly reactive.