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Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

Over-ear high-resolution headphones (Black)

8 Reviews

Item # 901AMSR7BK

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Our take on the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

I like it when I don't have to add the qualifying phrase, "at this price." These Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 are some of the most highly respected headphones on the market, period. The fact that they come in at a relatively affordable price is just gravy.

I like it when I don't have to add the qualifying phrase, "at this price." These Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 are some of the most highly respected headphones on the market, period. The fact that they come in at a relatively affordable price is just gravy.

They offer incredibly detailed, well-balanced sound that works for almost any genre of music. There's not a ton of bass, but it is very tightly controlled. In fact, there's not one sound characteristic that jumps out at me — it's just an overall pleasant listening experience.  

Product Highlights:

  • over-the-ear, closed-back design for noise isolation
  • 45mm dynamic drivers offer exceptional clarity across a wide frequency range
    • lightweight voice coils and specially designed diaphragm for more natural sound
  • vented earcups control air flow to help lower distortion
  • includes three detachable cables:
    • 52" remote/mic cable with right-angled miniplug connector
    • 52" cable with right-angled miniplug connector
    • 124" cable with straight miniplug connnector
  • in-line remote controls music and calls for most smartphones
  • stitched-covered headband and memory foam-filled earpads for style and comfort
  • earcups swivel and can fold flat for storage
  • vinyl carry pouch included
  • frequency response: 5-40,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 99 dB
  • impedance: 35 ohms
  • weight: 10.9 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Over-ear headphones (black)
  • 52" Cable with right-angled 3.5mm plug
  • 124" Cable with straight 3.5mm plug
  • 52" Cable with in-line remote/mic (right-angled 3.5mm plug)
  • Vinyl storage pouch
  • Instructions
  • Environmental declaration

Great sound! Very comfortable to wear and very stylish. Very good this product, I recommend

Gutenberg da Si, Winter Garden, FL


Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(8 Reviews)

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

Crutchfield customer from S Richmond Hl, NY on 6/17/2018

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Great product!!



Audio Technica awesomeness!

Bill from Chandler, AZ on 4/11/2018

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After much deliberation, I finally decided to pull the trigger on a new set of cans for use primarily at work. Seeing that I listen to an array of music and for long periods, I wanted something with a solid blend of comfort and superb acoustics but was also wired. I looked at several different options by audiophile grade, reputable manufacturers and had an opportunity to listen to all those in consideration with the exception of one set (a pair of Focal monitors). Once I'd done so, I decided on these outstanding Audio Technicas and have grown to enjoy them since first placing them on my head and firing up my fave Pink Floyd song. Excellent build quality, a clean and high end look, and clean audio are all hallmarks of the MSR7. I've yet to be disappointed and don't suspect I will be. Give them a listen and you'll understand.

Pros: Overall tonal clarity Clean, clear bass Expanded frequency range vs non "Hi-Res" headphones Subdued, sharp look and overall design Comfortable earcups Tight seal prevents noise intrusion without ANC Three included cables (one with mic for calls) High quality storage bag

Cons: Doesn't fold down as small as some competitors Hard travel case would be preferred for this price point

Outstanding Value

Michael from Pasadena, MD on 2/6/2018

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I suppose I would qualify as an audiophile, which is to say besides having the hardware I have a trained ear for high fidelity sound. These headphones are incredible. Some headphones are "tuned" to produce more bass (Beats) but these cans thankfully do not color any of the sound. While the lows are certainly there, they are not over boosted. In a word, these headphones are remarkable. I've owned headphones that cost four times as much that did not sound much better. And the fit and finish of the Audio-Technica is far superior. At their price point, they simply cannot be matched. Speaking of value, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x can be had for less than on sale and sound just as good. In my view, they don't look quite as nice as the MSR7 which is an extremely good looking set of headphones. As for comfort, I have had no issues. I've read other reviewers complain of a soft vinyl bag instead of a hard case for transport but I have no issue with that either. I cannot recommend these headphones strongly enough.

Pros: Accurate sound, high quality fit and finish, superior in every way at their price point

Cons: None

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

Gutenberg da Si from Winter Garden, FL on 12/5/2017

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Great sound! Very comfortable to wear and very stylish. Very good this product, I recommend



Great headphone

Shen-Shane from Irving, TX on 11/30/2017

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Really enjoy this headphone. Great sound clarity and build quality for the price.

Pros: Great sound clarity and build quality for the price.

Cons: Cables could be better.

Money well spent

Mark from Hercules, Ca on 8/13/2017

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I always wanted to have an over the ear headset that i can use rof music and phone calls, after doing a lot of research i decided to get the MSR7, it gas a great sound very clear, bass is just right not too much, phone calls are clear too, very nice headset, best decision i ever made.



Good for all around usage

Billy from Juneau, Ak. on 4/20/2017

Hook these to the soundblaster pocket soundcard, and you have the next thing to cd quality, on bluetooth. A bit of breaking in, but their highly mobile, their downsized a bit. Great at 96k bluetooth. Coming close to replacing my wires with these, not quite but almost, best to date for me.

Pros: Nice aesthetic for the price/performance value, and highly usable.

Cons: Takes a bit of breaking in to achieve comfort level, but a good mobile phone.

Great Hi-Res sound!

Tom from Katy, TX on 1/26/2017

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Excellent sound. It is the best way to get into Hi-Res headphones without having to pay a lot of money! I definitely would recommend them to anybody who is looking for superior quality headphones at a decent price. Crutchfield took care of all the shipping and it arrived right on time. It just needs to include a cord with the normal sized plug instead of the miniplugs.

Pros: Great sound! Very comfortable to wear and very stylish.

Cons: I would like to see a cord with the normal size plug instead of the miniplugs that come with all three cords. I have to use an adapter to plug into my McIntosh preamp.


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 3.2" x 3.952"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 5-40k Hz
Sensitivity 100 dB
Impedance 35 Ohms
Weight 10.9 ounces
Cord Length 2x52"+124"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Overview: The ATH-MSR7 is part of the Sound Reality-series of Audio-Technica's consumer headphones. These over-ear headphones have large drivers that can deliver the wide frequency range of High Resolution Audio. The headphones come three cables, all with a high quality 3.5mm gold-plated plug: a 52" and 10' straight audio cable, and a 52" cable with an in-line remote/mic for controlling music and phone calls on your mobile device. The ear cups swivel 90° so you can fold them flat and store them in the included vinyl storage pouch.

Drivers: The newly-designed 45mm True Motion drivers feature lightweight voice coils, a custom-mounted PCB, and specially designed diaphragm for superior performance and wide frequency response. The Multi-layer Air Damping system features layered aluminum/magnesium housing and a triple-vent system for controlling the air flow and reducing vibration.

Comfort Features: The headphones feature ultra-soft memory foam earpads and headband with stitched covers.

Cables: The ATH-MSR7 comes with three interchangeable cables. One cable can be used with your portable devices, and has an in-line, one-button remote and microphone for controlling your music and phone calls. The remote lets you play/pause your music, and skip to the next track, plus accept or reject incoming phone calls and activating Apple's Siri or Android's voice assistance. The remote has additional functionality with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, including fast forward/reverse, and skipping to the previous track. The other two cables do not include the remote/mic, and are 10' and 52" in length. All three cables terminate into a high-quality, gold-plated 3.5mm plug.


  • Frequency Response: 5Hz - 40kHz
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB/mW
  • Maximum Input Power: 2000mW
  • Impedance: 35 ohms
  • Dimensions: Width: 3.2", Height: 3.952" Depth: 1.875"
  • Cable Lengths: 10' (straight 3.5mm plug), 52" (right angled 3.5mm plug), 52" (in-line remote/mic and right-angled 3.5mm plug)
  • Weight: 10.9 ounces (with 10' cable)

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Why did you buy this?

Reviews are outstanding and a great price. [ Kevin  Oct 26, 2018 ]
I was needing a hi-def set of headphone non Bluetooth . I did a lot of research of many headphones by reviews and also Crutchfield takes and I came to the conclusion that these was the best value for the money . I plan to get a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones later on but got what I need most at the moment . I feel the sound quality of these will exceed any Bluetooth headphones on the market . [ William Blaine  May 30, 2018 ]
It received excellent reviews in sound quality and comfort. The prices is reasonable and the 2 year warrantee is important to me, I like a company that stands behind their product. Unlike Bose and Sony that have higher price tags with only a 1 yr warrantee. [ ThomasZ  Jan 28, 2018 ]
online reviews. [ Mark  Oct 03, 2017 ]
I have read great reviews about the product. [ Juan  Mar 31, 2017 ]
Best ones [ A  Jun 04, 2018 ]
Prior positive experience with AT. [ Michael  Jan 24, 2018 ]
Needed a pair of over the ear headphones for home use listening to hi res audio and this pair got very good reviews and the price was great [ Barry  Jun 05, 2017 ]
Sound quality [ ROGER  Jan 05, 2017 ]