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Sony MDR-7520
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Sony MDR-7520

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Value for money 8
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Sony MDR 7520 Headphone

Sound & Vision Magazine
16 December 2014
  • Summary: Sony’s MDR 7520 is something of an “anti-Beats” headphone that fashionistas will shun, but its real strength is its neutrality.
  • Pros: Professional monitor sound, par excellence!, Extended high-frequency response, User-replaceable cable
  • Cons: No-frills design, Not as open sounding as open-back headphones
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
3 May 2013
  • Summary: My initial impressions of this headphone were good, but it has taken a week for me of careful listening to really appreciate their qualities and purpose. Ultimately, I love these headphones and their sound signature. The 7520 doesn’t sound like ‘consumer’ cans.
  • Pros: Detailed, dense sound field yet with excellent clarity and separation. Accented articulate bass and sub-bass range that doesn’t bleed into mids
  • Cons: Sounds a bit closed in and rolled off on the high-end. Creaky. Shallow pads may cause discomfort especially for big eared head-fiers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
3 May 2013
  • Summary: Comparing these to my Philips L1 and my Beyer T1 they have a lot more mid-bass through midrange and are slightly tilted toward the high. They sound great but quite a bit different sound signature which I need to get used to.
  • Pros: build, sound, cost
  • Cons: coiled cable, FR i'm not entirely used to yet
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
3 May 2013
  • Summary: These just rocked up. Amazing clarity and accuracy to their sound, everything sounds ridiculously balanced and the instrument separation is awesome. Haven't spent enough time with them yet to write a detailed review but so far all I can say is WOW.
  • Pros: Clarity, Accuracy, Sexy Drivers!, Bass
  • Cons: low impedance might be a problem with some amps
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
3 May 2013
  • Summary: So, I've finally found MY headphones :) I tried the Sennheiser Momentum, the KEF M500, B&W P7, Sony MDR 1R, Philips Fidelio L2 (yes, the L2), the B&O H6, the Focal Spirit Classic (you read that right too) and the Sony MDR Z1000.
  • Pros: Clarity, clarity, clarity! Detail, neutrality, revealing, maybe even transparent? Very comfortable.
  • Cons: You will definitely hear the flaws in bad recordings
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
3 May 2013
  • Summary: A bit about me. I am an average guy that loves music. I listen to a wide variety of music but of late listen to alternative, rock, hip hop, rap, dance and jazz. I generally am not a fan of country music but some songs reach out to me.
  • Pros: Bass, Detail, Smooth, revealing
  • Cons: Detail, can sound a bit conjested at times, finicky fit.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
3 May 2013
  • Summary: Well after lots and lots of reading I finally decided to buy these as my primary headphones. I was so excited I didn't even wait until I got home to un-box them. First thing you will notice is the magnesium alloy body which is a joy to touch and feel.
  • Pros: Solid build, Clarity, Punchy bass, Smooth, Comfy
  • Cons: Only coiled cable is supplied, Sensitivity can be low for some phones
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MDR-7520 Review

Music Tech Magazine
19 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Sitting pretty at the top of Sony’s critical listening range of studio headphones, the MDR-7520 offers an appealing combination of comfort, wideband reproduction and excellent acoustic isolation, as well as being lightweight enough for extended wearing.
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