Sony MDR-7520 On-ear Studio Headphones

Closed Circumaural Headphones
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Sony MDR-7520 On-ear Studio Headphones image 1
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Top-of-the-line Sony Headphones

Sony's MDR-7520 professional headphones are top of the line. Given that Sony's pro headphones are ubiquitous in studios worldwide, the MDR-7520s must be pretty impressive (they are). The MDR-7520s employ pliable earpads that are so comfortable you may forget you have 'phones on - except for the ultra-accurate sonics emanating from the high-tech drivers. You'll hear details in your mixes you didn't even know were there. For your professional convenience, the oxygen-free copper cable detaches and reattaches again, quickly and securely. If you're in the market for a serious pair of monitor headphones, the Sony MDR-7520s are about as serious as it gets.

Sony MDR-7520 Closed Circumaural Headphones Features at a Glance:
  • 50mm driver unit with liquid crystal polymer film diaphragm
  • Neodymium magnet is nearly 5 times more powerful than standard ferrite
  • Secure, detachable cable for convenience
  • Closed-ear design for excellent isolation
  • Ultra-wide frequency response
  • Ultra-high power handling capacity (4,000mW)
  • Stereo unimatch plug
  • Gold connectors and oxygen-free copper cord
  • Supplied soft case
Sony MDR-7520 headphones are ultra-accurate and amazingly comfortable!

Additional Media

Headphones Buying Guide
Live Sound Monitor Buying Guide
Studio Monitor Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Open/Closed Closed
Fit Style Circumaural (Around the Ear)
Driver Size 50mm
Frequency Response 5Hz-80kHz
Impedance 24 ohms
Cable Type Coiled
Cable Length 9.8'
Plug Size 1/8" (1/4" Adapter Included)
Weight 0.575 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number MDR-7520

Customer Reviews

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5/5

BEST HEADPHONES I EVER HEARD

OHHH MYY GODDDD these cans are AMAZING!!! I've heard many studio headphones but none have come close to these. I bought a pair of Audio Technica M70x, heard them and took them back, somewhat dissappointed because i wanted to hear more low end frequencies. Not exaggerated, boomy bass for listening pleasure, but flat, natural bass that emulate top studio monitors. The instant I ordered these and put them on they were extremely comfortable and the sound is phenomenal. If I have to pay to get quality like this its well worth it. I'm tempted to buy 3 more pair of these one day because they are that good!
5/5

Sony MDR-7520

I have listened to a lot of headphones, these are the best by far. They are the only headphones that have deep but accurate bass that is comparable to my studio monitors. The mids are very flat and the high end is to die for , transparent and delicate, with no apparent limit. Then compared with my Shure 940's, as a result won't be using the Shure any more, no comparison.
5/5

Sony MDR-7506 to MDR-7520 CONVERT

I have happily owned 8 pair of Sony MDR-7506 Headphones 2 pair that are still functioning great with the normal ear pad replacement every couple of years in my Studio since 1992. By the advice of my Trusted Sales Engineer and Friend AJ Becerra I decided to upgrade for a pair of MDR-7520s (I was just going to go with the 7510s) I do a lot of late night mixing and solo recording on my own music and I could not believe the frequency response, bottom end, and just overall balance sound of these cans. AJ told me that give them a couple of weeks for the drivers to break in and they would get even better and he was right. When I plugged in my PRS in to my H & K TubeMeister and cranked up the distortion and layed down a track a couple of nights ago through the red box DI it blew me away. I will own more of these..... Thanks AJ ! Once again Sweetwater my go to place for all my audio/hardware/studio gear for my Studio.
Music background: Studio Owner, Recording Engineer,Muscian. Songwriter/composer
5/5

Sony MDR-7520 - Best Closed Back Headphones

The Sony MDR-7520's may be pricey but they are the best closed-back headphones I have ever heard. In additional to the sonic quality, the build quality is outstanding and they are very comfortable. I was a little skeptical at first but they went way beyond my expectations. Talking about the technical details wont do justice to these headphones. You will just have to listen to believe the quality. Highly recommended.
Music background: Semi Professional
5/5

Ice cold...

Seriously...What improvement could be made on these? Fantastic headphones. They are on my head right now, and I just might sleep with them on my head as well. The best combination of accuracy, isolation, solid construction, and visual aesthetic I've seen in a pair of headphones. Crazy good. Bonus stars. Five is inadequate. Bullseye.
Music background: Musician, Songwriter, Friend
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