Sony might be better known for its TVs and consumer goods, but the company has a long history of professional studio products, such as the MDR-7510 and MDR-7520 headphones.
A simple, ergonomic design, the MDR-7510s sit snugly on the head, their elongated oval ear pads angled ever so slightly for a perfect fit. The Sonys have a clear sound, with less emphasis on the midrange and a brighter tonality that rivals more expensive sets.
We like: Loud; uncluttered design; easy to wear
We dislike: Nothing
While the design, including the cradles for the earpieces, appears to use a lot of plastic, it seems robust enough, and we’d take these any time as a good reasonably priced workaday tracking tool.4 Stars
Sony MDR-7510 specs
- Type: Closed-back headphones
- Freq response: 5-40,000Hz
- Sensitivity: 106dB
- Impedance: 24 ohms
- Quoted input power: 2000mW
- Connections: Stereo mini jack with screw-on 6.4mm stereo jack
- Cabling: 1-3m coiled (captive)