Product Comparison: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7


General Specifications
Brand
Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica
Model
ATH-M50x
ATH-MSR7BK
About the Product
As the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, the ATH-M50 is praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year. Now, the ATH-M50x professional monitor headphones feature the same coveted sonic signature, with the added feature of detachable cables. From the large aperture drivers, sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.
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.
Origin
USA
Size & Weight
Height
11.4 in.
10 in.
Width
10 in.
9 in.
Depth
4.1 in.
4 in.
Weight
10 oz.
10.2 oz.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones
  • They are full sized headphones; however, they do fold up for easier transport.
  • Housed within the plastic exterior is a metal frame that gives the headphones just the right amount of weight, assuring its durability.
  • The handset at first sight gives an impression of good construction, has a good weight.
  • The only cons I really have for them is the weight and stiffness. The weight takes some extended time to get used to especially if they are your first pair of studio quality headphones.
  • The only downside I felt, the weight on the ears was a bit heavier than my previous headphones, but I was able to adapt with time.
Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 SonicPro Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones, Black
  • Balanced weight, no manufacturing oddities
  • Good durability and flexibility
  • Aluminum casing around the drivers and metal headband look and feel impressive
  • Large adjustment range to suit different sized heads
  • Lots of creaking plastic when expanding headphones (everything except driver housing and slider is plastic)
Features
Type
Over-ear
Over-ear
Sensitivity
99 dB
100 dB
Min. Frequency Range
15 Hz
5 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
28 kHz
40 kHz
Impedance
38 Ω
Driver Diameter
1.7 in.
1.77 in.
In-Line Remote
No
Yes
Microphone
No
Yes
Extras
Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers, Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response, Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
True Motion Drivers, Muli-layer Air Damping Technology, Ultra-comfortable earpads & headband, Gold-plated connector

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

What customers say about "Features"
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones
  • The frequency response is fairly neutral and they have great dynamic range.
  • Audio comes through clearly and the different frequency ranges are well defined.
  • I am going to an extent of saying that these are the best sounding headphones I've ever used, and thanks to their low impedance, I can use them on my phone without sacrificing on anything.
  • With an impedance of 38 ohms you do not need a headphone amp to drive them.
  • Unfortunately, they do not come with 1.2 m cable like a big brother m50x, so you have to wear 3 meters one with you
  • Not for everyone. The sound is amazing throughout the entire spectrum but it is very flat.
Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 SonicPro Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones, Black
  • Earphones twist (the correct way, unlike QC25 which fold outwards if you are wearing them around your neck -.-)
  • Soundstage is impressively wide for a closed back headphone - all instruments and vocals have their own "space"
  • Reaches high and low: Good bass, mid and treble presence
  • Earpad depth is DECENT, some might look for a little more breathing room - ears are VERY close to drivers
  • Bass is not for bassheads or for anyone who is looking for dynamic bass response
  • Flirts with sibilance in the treble - what's this mean? S's sound a bit raspy and sharp
  • Earpads are not memory foam - they are soft, but why not make them even softer?
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

Other Information
MSRP
149.00 $

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