Sony MDR-7502 Professional Studio Headphones - Closed-back


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Sony MDR-7502 Professional Studio Headphones

The MDR-7502 dynamic closed-back headphones from Sony are the lighter weight version of the MDR-7506.

They feature gold connectors, an oxygen-free cord, and great quality sound production at a reasonable low price.

They're designed for different applications, from being an alternative to consumer headphones, to sound monitoring in the field or in the studio.

These on-ear headphones offer a closed-back design for sound isolation, making them suitable for recording and tracking.


  • Type: Closed-Back
  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 30 mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 60-16kHz
  • Maximum Input Power: 500mW
  • Sensitivity: 102 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 24 Ohms
  • Weight: 5.1 oz
  • Cable: Gold, Stereo Unimatch plug 1/4" and 1/8"


In their user reviews, many people found these to be lightweight and comfortable to wear, also their size makes them quite portable. A lot of these users mentioned the sound quality is quite exceptional. They worked well when used for referencing a mix, post-production, and editing. Some users mentioned the sounds produced were accurate and caused very little hearing fatigue after using them for long periods of time. Others gave positive feedback on how they provide decent isolation.


Some users thought the build of these headphones felt cheap and easily breakable due to the thin construction of the headband, however there were only a small number of reported breakages. These are the types of issues that are expected from time to time in the sub $50 price range.


Although we were recommending the Sony MDR-7502 headphones, they came off our recommended list of cheap studio headphones on July 10 2018 because higher rated options were available.

You can see our current recommendations in our guide to The Best Cheap Studio Headphones Under $100.