Excerpt: Man these headphones are incredible. I will forward my review with the fact that I am a professional audio engineer and music producer who spends a considerable amount of time recording live concerts and producing in tight spaces. Like many of you probably reading this review I did a lot of research a head of time to make sure I was making a sound investment into a pair of headphones that were going to work well for me.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: First my set up. I have a Mac Mini (2012) with the MDR-7520's connected to a Roland Quad Capture. I use a Shure SM7B and record vocals at 24 bit 192 khz using Sony Sound Forge Pro for Mac (Version 2.0). I bought these headphones because they have a frequency range that goes up to 80 kHz which is just about half of 192 kHz.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: Due to their high efficiency, power handling and attainable SPL, they don't pass the European safety regulations, and are thus not available for sale over here. Slightly miffed by such well-meaning, yet rather nanny-ish, policies I decided to import a pair myself. With just barely enough padding and rather creaky joints, those searching a luxurious experience might be better served elsewhere.
Excerpt: All I can say is wow. I've been using the Sony 7509 for a few years for recording/monitoring/mixdowns and this is such an upgrade, it's amazing to hear stuff I haven't been hearing! Beautiful sound throughout the spectrum, highs, lows, mids, and great clarity. It's a little tighter fit than the 7509's but so then the isolation is greater. Highly recommended.
Excerpt: I currently use these headphones to produce dance music. Over my musical career I have played multiple instruments and worked in various recording studios. I have a very competent studio monitor set up in my home, but until now I have felt like I was unable to design clear crisp sounds unless I was at home. Within the same night of receiving these headphones I was able to make some of my tracks sound infinitely better through more precise mixing and mastering.
Excerpt: Got these headphones as another try in my odyssey of trying to find headphones that can help with mixing & mastering decisions. While I still wouldn't completely trust using only these for either of those purposes, they are definitely the best of all the Sonys I've tried, and will now become my go-to for critical tracking & live-mix monitoring purposes. They are non-fatiguing and give me a pretty darn honest representation of what's going on.
Excerpt: I'm not exactly an audiophile, but I appreciate good sound. I've been using a pair of Sony MDR-V6s for the past few years, and they've been great. However, I recently started recording and mixing music for fun, and I decided I wanted something a little more professional. I was looking for an all-around, closed back pair of headphones that I could use for recording, mixing, and listening to music. I also didn't want to use a headphone amplifier.
Excerpt: For closed back headphones, these are surprisingly open. Sure, they can't give the open sound stage of quality open backed phones, but there is considerable space, clarity, detail and separation. If you need quality closed back phones for recording vocals, then I would certainly recommend the MDR-7520.