- Apr 12, 2004
Any other headphones that I should check out that can compare with the MSR7? I've heard that the AKG K550 is comparable to it but when I went to the headphone shop yesterday they pulled it off the shelves a few hours before I arrived as they got discontinued and I didn't get to try it. Also curious about the ATH-AD900x. What are your thoughts about the comparisons?
Also, a bit of a far stretch, but would the R70x be more worth it?
I've previously heard the AD900X and it just wasn't that good, it was quite thin-sounding and didn't have much bass. I also previously owned the R70x and didn't think highly of it either. If your application is studio recording, mixing, or mastering, then the R70x isn't something you'd want anyway. It lacked way too much clarity throughout the spectrum, IMO. The only strength it had was a natural-sounding mid-range—there was really nothing else that was good about it.
The MSR7, which I own now, is by far one of the best all-around headphones I've ever heard from Audio-Technica, and I've heard a lot of their headphones. The level of clarity you get for just $250 is mindblowing. If you do mixing, you'll definitely hear everything that you need to with the MSR7. It's not a very bassy headphone, and is relatively light in the mid-range as well, but if you won't mind that, there's no other headphone I can recommend. Aside from the Yamaha MT220, that is, if you want a deep bass and filling mid-range.
Something else you might want to consider are the new professional headphones that just came out from Fostex: http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/products/New_RP-Series.shtml