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Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
alaScore 89

340 reviews

Feb, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 reviews of Audio Technica ATH-MSR7. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the durability and price. The design and comfort also get good reviews, whereas comments are divided on the portability.

sound, comfort, design, price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Audio Technica ATH-MSR7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People really like the bass quality and price. The comfort and durability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

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98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2021

Consumer review ( review summary for Audio Technica ATH-MSR7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the durability and price. The design and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the portability. Many are critical about the mids quality.

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mids quality

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : David Carnoy Steve Guttenberg (

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 review: The lowest-priced (true) high-resolution headphone


A lot of $250-$300 headphones claim to be high-resolution, but the Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 is the only one we've tested that truly is.

The Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 offers impressive audio quality, is sturdily built, should fit most people comfortably, and comes with three cables, including one that has an inline remote/microphone for cell-phone use.

A little heavy; not quite as comfortable as some competing models'; abundance of clarity reveals harshness or distortion in recordings.

The Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 is a great-sounding headphone with the one caveat that its sonic detail is so impressive that it brings out both the best and worst in any given source material.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Stanley Goodner (

Review: Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 headphones


Audio-Technica has been producingaudio equipment, from microphones to magnetic cartridges for turntables, sincethe 1960s. These days it is probably best known for its headphones, suchas the ATH-M50 professional studio monitor headphones and the...

When it comes to overall construction,the MSR7's are pretty solid. The slide and swivel of moving parts are smoothwith minimal wiggle, the headband holds firm, and ear cups adjust verticallywith deep clicks. There is indeed some plastic in the MSR7...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed


Adrienne Maxwell auditions the ATH-MSR7 over-the-ear headphones, the latest addition to Audio-Technica's SonicPro line. As Adrienne discovered, these $250 headphones look and perform above their pay grade.

The ATH-MSR7 has excellent build quality and comes with several cable options ; The overall fit is comfortable, although these headphones do require a little break-in to loosen the headband ; The ATH-MSR7 offers a neutral, well-balanced, spacious sound...

Over-the-ear designs are not the most compact headphones, and these models do not fold in to make them more portable for travel ; Although I personally liked the amount of bass served up by these headphones, those who want a headphone that really...

Overall, I am very impressed with what the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 offers for its price. While $250 is not cheap, you could pay more and not get the build quality and performance of the ATH-MSR7. For me, I'd rather listen to a speaker that's overly...

Apr, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7


The perfect marriage of sound and style

Excellent balanced sound ; Very comfy for long sessions ; Handy removable cable

A tiny bit creak-prone

However, there’s still plenty of life in the M50X if you like your headphones with plenty of bite. Their chunky design also feels like it can take a bit more abuse than the MSR7, although this may be a red herring.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (

Hands on: Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7b review


Wired, yes; tired, definitely no

Incredibly comfortable ; Light ; Great sounding

Wires will put some off ; No wireless option ; Pricier than the cans they replace

The Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7bs come from great stock. They succeed a pair of headphones that have been a high watermark for affordable wired listening for a number of years now and early indicators are that they improve on them in a variety of ways. The...

Sep, 2018

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (

Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X Open Air Gaming Headset review


Comfort and sound quality

Very comfortable ; Nice design ; Fantastic sound quality ; Very good microphone ; Extension cable included

Expensive ; Not as many features as competitors ; Open design leads to sound leak

The Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X is an excellent premium gaming headset for people who think that sound quality is an essential part of enjoying games. The Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X gaming headset is a very expensive set of cans, and for many people that...

Jul, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2015

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 review


These over-ear headphones bring both performance and value

Elegant design ; Includes lots of goodies ; Incredible sound performance

Tight fit ; No inline volume control

If you're looking for a set of over-ear headphones with chops in performance and design, it could cost you a lot. But the MSR7 brings the Hi-Res ruckus for a much more affordable price.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 review


These attractive cans are a comfortable fit, but is sound quality up to scratch?

Clear, open sound ; Decent detail ; Comfortable fit

Thin, lean balance ; Bass lacks weight and music lacks drive ; Slight coarseness further up the frequency range

The lack of quality combined with a relatively high price leaves them struggling - better options exist that don’t cost as much...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 headphones review: Neutral over-ears are positively priced


We've been seeing over-ear headphones rain from the skies over the last couple of years, as one of the fastest expanding areas in tech. With new names entering the fold, the long-time established brands, such as Audio-Technica, are fighting back with...

Excellent neutral audio, comfortable to wear for hours at a time, solid build quality, excellent price point

Would prefer less prominent branding (including the “left/right” markings), mid-high push less natural

There may be no Bluetooth wireless and no active noise-cancellation, but the overall quality of the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 means that, ultimately, we don’t really care. These are classic yet contemporary cans - and for the £200 asking price you'd be...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 review


Find out why the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 are one of the best headphones for their price.

They might not be the complete package, but Audio-Technica has created some seriously good sounding headphones here. The ATH-MSR7 offer good build and stylish design, although they aren't the most comfortable or portable around. What we're most taken...

Mar, 2016

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