Sony MDR-7502 Professional Studio Headphones - Closed-back (Discontinued)


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Sony MDR-7502 Professional Studio Headphones

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The MDR-7502 first appeared on our recommended list for Studio Headphones Under $50 from May 2017 until July 2018.

Its ratings were high enough to go back on the list in January 2020 but was removed in February 2020 due to being unavailable.


Originally released in 1991 along with its big brother the MDR-7506, the MDR-7502 is a common studio staple for those on a budget.

The closed back design prevents sound leakage during tracking and the light weight prevents fatigue over long recording sessions.

The sound quality is exceptional for the price, with the midrange being upfront but clear.

The MDR-7502 is a great affordable alternative to the MDR-7506. Get it if you want something easily replaceable but capable enough for tracking and mixing.


  • Type: Closed-Back
  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 30mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response:60Hz-16kHz
  • Maximum Input Power: 500 mW at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 102 dB
  • Impedance: 24 ohms
  • Weight: 147g (5.2 oz), without cable and connector
  • Cable: 2.0 m (6.5'), Coiled, 1/8", 1/4" adapter
Unfortunately this isn't available new in stores anymore but you can see excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best Cheap Studio Headphones Under $100.