Sony MDR-7520 Professional Closed-back Studio Headphones (Discontinued)

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The MDR-7520 appeared on our recommended list for Closed Back Headphones Under $500 from February 2020 until October 2020 when they were removed due to a lack of availability.


The Sony MDR range has been a reference for several decades now and we’ve covered the MDR-7506 as well.

With the MDR-7520, Sony presents this model as their flagship of the MDR line.

It features a lightweight magnesium alloy housing to decrease weight and increase comfort.

The design also aims to reduce fatigue, and help prevent unnecessary vibration.

It includes a detachable cable.

The MDR-7520 is a serious piece of kit for more discerning ears that don’t care for exciting bass or flattering midrange.

For critical listening and mixing, the sound signature of the MDR-7520 does well with presenting you an accurate representation of your mix. If you prefer hi-fi sounding references, you may be better off with a different pair.


  • Driver Size: 50 mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 5-80kHz
  • Impedance: 24 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 108 dB/mW
  • Max Input Power: 4,000mW
  • Weight: 9.5 oz
  • Connectivity: 3 meter Cable
Unfortunately these have been discontinued. For alternatives look at our guide to The Best Headphones for Recording / Tracking – Closed Back.

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