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Sony MDR-7509

MDR-7509, Studio headphone from Sony in the MDR series.

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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 18 reviews )
 8 reviews44 %
 5 reviews28 %
 1 user review6 %
 2 reviews11 %
Value For Money : Excellent
moosers10/26/2011

moosers's review

Sony MDR-7509
The Sony MDR-7509 are a set of top tier headphones for use in the studio. They can be used for a variety of purposes, including for monitoring during recording and for broadcast. These headphones really sound terrific. They look much like the other headphones in the MDR series, and I'm pretty sure that these are at the top or to close to the top of the food chain in this collection of mostly great headphones. They are also a fairly new addition to the series and offer a serious increase in low end clarity. The frequency response ranges from 5 Hz to 80,000 kHZ and they feature a closed back so they're okay to use for recording vocals. It has a 1/8" cable on the end but also comes with the 1/8" to 1/4" adapter which you're probably going to need most of the time. These have the same great feel and comfort of the MDR-7506 and others, but it's really the sound quality here that sets this pair apart. While I'm not an advocate or fan of mixing seriously on headphones, if there was a pair that you could do it with, these would be a good choice. Still, I wouldn't recommend doing that, but it's good to know that when you're listening during recording or playback that you're hearing a very accurate depiction of the sound and there isn't going to be much of a gap between what you hear in the cans and what you hear in the monitors. The price is of course a good bit more than the next MDR model down, but if you're looking for the combination of ultimate clarity and comfort in a pair of headphones under $200 US dollars, the Sony MDR-7509 is going to be the way to make it happen!
peepsaudio09/02/2008

peepsaudio's review

Sony MDR-7509
I've had this pair of headphones for years, which is a great testimony to their longevity. Most pairs of headphones last me a year or two, but I've had these at least 5 and they're in great shape. I originally got this on recommendation by a friend of mine, saying that I should go for these over the more popular 7506 headphones that Sony offers. I compared them both at the store, and definitely agreed. You get a better depth of sound and realism in these phones than you do with the 7506's. The frequency response is similar if not exactly the same, but I think the difference is in the response to dynamics and transients. The quick hits seem more crisp in these.

The noise rejection is fair in these headphones. They do cover your ear completely, but they are not very tight on your head. That means they're more comfortable to wear which is also important, but that more of the outside noise is going to get in, and vice versa. So you might want to keep another pair around for when you're recording close up to a vocal mic, because you will probably get a little spill into the mic from these headphones.

Barring that complaint, they are otherwise a great pair and the price for them is fair. You definitely pay for Sony quality, but if you care about sound fidelity, it's worth the price you pay for their brand name. I'd get them again, listening to music sounds great in them and I like to use them while monitoring when I'm recording someone else. They also give you a snazzy velvet bag for safe keeping if you take them traveling, as well as a converter to go from 1/8" to 1/4". Nice bonuses!
soundcurve02/18/2013

soundcurve's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Closed headphones transparent and neutral. Not aggressive. Beautiful dynamic."

Sony MDR-7509
4-5 years ago, I (do) had available (that) a Beyer DT911 (excellent in many respects, for any other use. I care!) I considered buying a headphone more closed (if possible too), less velvety, lovely, or more "uncompromising" bearable during long periods of work for the ear. I had the chance to compare to my home store a dozen headphones in a price range of between 100 and 300 € in listening conditions fairly neutral or even optimal. (Different brands: Sennheiser Audiotechnica, AKG, Beyer, whose younger brother of the Sony range, the MDR7506). Initially, I was focused on a budget of € 200 max. Unfortunately, that does not allow me to buy a Stax example.
I was not quite convinced by any headphone up to € 200 at the time, there was always one reason or another that kept me (lack of definition, its overinflated and frequencies "embellished" or filtered hardness Stamp, inconfortabilité, etc.). Ultimately, I decided to crack a little piggy, my choice fell on the Sony MDR 7509HD, a step well above the 7506 model.
I use it for 4-5 years, including the mix.
There are probably better, but I like this headphone for its transparency "flat" (neutral) across all frequencies, without making a sound bite hard or too tiring to the ear for long. While remaining neutral and embellished in serious or light. Its high quality in my opinion is that he can reproduce sound with subtlety, clarity and definition, it can collect a huge range of components sound with finesse.
Worn for a long time, weight (although reasonable) arises. As with any closed headphones, it is better to give quiet time regularly. The Sennheiser HD25 for example, is unbearable after 5 min.

Wearing this headphone and finish have their advantages and drawbacks:
+: The "shell" fit nicely around the ears, the cable (accordion) is quite long and firmly inserted (at one point, side L), gold-plated jack (which reduces oxidation).
-: Not so adjustable that for "small size noggin" foam interiors are very light (must wear quickly, even if this is not the case with me), "cushion" or "applied "are quite brittle plastic (ideally I would have preferred a fabric like my Beyer).

If I remember, I bought about 250 €. Difficult to say whether today can still be a good value, considering the number of headphones that have been around even Sony. At the outset, I would correct. This is a headphone that I use almost daily. Accustomed to the type of sound reproduction, I would look in the future a headphone even better in this regard, if possible, a little more comfortable to wear. It is and remains an honorable quality for a budget not too tight nor too high.
Spawn-X03/16/2012

Spawn-X's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great headphones but aged poorly ..."

Sony MDR-7509
>>> How long you use it?
Since 2000 ... Unfortunately he is preparing a mandatory retirement due to wear. See below ...

>>> What is special that you love the most, least?
The +:
-The space when folded
-Ease of use (it seems to put on his slippers in the ears ... ;) )
-Sound. I know, there is no consensus, but it is a reference for me, especially given the fact that I'm used to. I listen to everything with him. TV, music, mixes, mastering.Je know exactly how it sounds, and I think that's the key with any monitor system. The more you practice, the more you know, the more we know what to expect and how to interpret it.
-The electrical sensitivity

THE -:
-The weight that can tire a little after a few hours of use m ^ m if you get used to (like everything) and that, paradoxically, gives an impression of quality / robustness
-The quality over time. Foams are especially prone to breaking up a little too early for my taste considering the selling price at the time. For about 300 € paid at the time, I would have thought having a healthy use for over 10 years. Or, wear foam was felt after 3 or 4 years of use ...
-The price of replacement parts. € 80 for a foam right to multiply by 2 for both ears, it's worse than racketeering. And it does THAT circular foam that surrounds the ear. If one must also replace the thin foam that covers the HP must still shell out. Ditto for the cable guide to rubber at the base of the wire on the left ear. It is not given and in the end, we quickly for the price of a new headphone very good. That's why I'm going to have to solve his retirement ...
-To nitpick, the storage bag / transport which is a little cheap and could have been a little more protective given the price of the product.
-The sound reproduction in the bass sometimes a little soft. On the rock, it poses too many problems, but electro ...

Did you >>> tried many other models before buying it?
Some, yes. I have been practicing since 1988.

How do you >>> the price / quality ratio?
Rather just saw the new price and the rapid physical deterioration. But ultimately, it remains despite valiant more than 10 years of use altogether rather intensive. After that I kind of maniac with my gear, so I dare not imagine the careless hands. It remains a delicate headphones. I've always handled his kneecaps and joints with extreme caution despite a solid feel yet very present.

>>> With experience, you do again this choice? ...
In theory, yes. But as always, you can never be sure because time can see appear a new model that we would lie. So ...
tiffa5912/07/2011

tiffa59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Stars in the ears!"

Sony MDR-7509
Since when do you use? 10 minutes

Have you tried many models before buying it? It's not for me, but if it was not at that price, it would already ordered and on its way to my house.

What is so special that you love the most, least? Low! I love the sound is beautiful, my ears are hooked.

How do you value for money? I really believe that it is the price for watching. Given what I mean, it's absolutely beautiful, it is well worth that price, even if it's out of my budget.

Summary ...? If a user wants to Audiofanzine incredibly generous to offer me ... Do not worry, I'm bucket! ^ ^
Antas09/28/2011

Antas's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" little better"

Sony MDR-7509
Hello everyone

I decided to write my experience with the Sony MDR-7509 because I have just one change for BeyerDynamic DT990 PRO.
I bought several years ago on the advice of a seller and also because it was, some say the best moment of the headphone in this price range. Note that the use I make is the mix / mastering only.
During these years I found this headphone very well, which no comparison with others.
For a week I work on new music, asking me a lot of effort, time and a broad spectrum (trailer music for choir, orchestra instruments and electronica & world).
After 2 hours of mix my ears began to saturate and I felt that my head would explode. I do not remember these inconveniences in the past but I would certainly be ignored. So I learned about different forum and sites and I fell on the DT990 PRO I bought last night to finish my mix / mastering in the best conditions possible.
What to say: this is the day and night. DT990 PRO is already an open headphone unlike Sony. It's a big difference and I found that it is essential when making the mix. Then I found the sound much better (stereo, medium, balanced spectrum). I gave the Sony to compare and I found her a mega medium, too closed.

In conclusion I would say that, for the mix / mastering, prefer open headphones and I can only recommend a DT990 PRO (less than 150 euros today) rather than 7506 or 7509 SONY.
garfunk03/10/2008

garfunk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sony MDR-7509
At the opening:
I just received this gem of audio this morning .... few hours of listening and the verdict will fall even if trs trs trs seems to trs trs, positive ...

Evening:
Here will avoid repetition .... : Perfect ...
I also possde 7506, which has a nice bump in the bass and does more harm to the ears ....
This is PERFECT

APRS two weeks (following a request from a audiofanzinien ...)
The running I'm still performed much satisfied with this headband was $ 190, but one thing, maybe it comes from my lack of experience in the music, I think the bass is a bit shy, and we would like to see them out ...

Rectification:

Finally after a utilasition me, the BTE is really starting to feel the possibilities ...
This headphone is a marvel of the spectrum, especially do not judge on first hearing must (in the words of the Sony ings) at least 100 hours to make it dcoute rod ...

final score: 1000-1020
CATEGORY: Legend of the sound!
Correction: after a user has. this headphone is fragile and trs trs expensive .. you can do better for cheaper .. the only thing is that I do not know where and what brand. can anyone enlighten us?
I calm my enthusiasm a little at the sound qulit. With only bose 901 (crap I know) and to compare mdr 7509, I finally know what to say. This headphone is definitely not perfect, as fragile and fairly isolated and have a sound with an accuracy aperemment dubious. Listen to your mixes with this headphone and another before you buy. Listen to the above before buying. I do not know if I'll stay home next time sony
Pete_shifter09/14/2007

Pete_shifter's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sony MDR-7509
- How long have you use it?

Are there beautiful long time since I used more and thank you God!

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

The best: the size of the atria larger than the 7506.
The least: while everyone talks about transparency of the MODEL for any of the range 75 at Sony, it is urgent to listen to something else or get rpar ears! Those who save with a mix should have a NS10 monitors as ... These headphones are made to be analytical. So they exagrent certain frequencies. Nothing is transparent in all a. The TRS 7506 is a good for bass and treble. 7509 by the cons are so grotesque that it is unusable. Low and ultra low-mdium are pervasive, it pnible!

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

Yes, a good package, except the one I bought with my eyes closed based on the reputable of 06.

- How do you report qualitprix?

I bought it shortly APRS his release, he cot me a small fortune. To sound as dgueulasse, both say that the report qualitprix is ​​close to that of NS10 is to say at the grass roots.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

Ah bah non! I sold it quickly to buy a 7506 I have been 5 or 6 years and that gives me satisfaction Entire (for which he is Czech ddi: CONTRL sound at the time recording).

For those who want to mix a headphone, Premire take you through the window and then (for those who live on the ground floor), lean on a plutt MODEL open.
Ori09/14/2007

Ori's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sony MDR-7509
How long have you use it?

More than a year for another use or mix studio.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?

This headphone rvle everything the mix, the very first time that I test my silent so surprised to rediscover the CD that I knew by heart absolulement I told myself two things: Either vritable is a shit, it is an exceptional headphone.

And in hindsight, it is the deuxime option.

Jamiroquai amricain to mix, one can find the ear all that has been silent ingnieur the sound is pretty amazing. I even Discoveries of hidden tricks that I had never heard: p

And it is a value for me when I mix a song, I know perfectly or I will.

It will never replace the speakers but you get to work on the finesse.

Admittedly, it took me some time to adapt to the headphone, but it is fast enough!

It is enjoyable to wear trs and its color does not tire the ear after several hours of use.

And it is not fully closed by repisse for registration is very practical

Like any range MDR he keeps a certain power when pushed a bit.

What I like least is one's personal and dtail but the twisted wire.
I find it boring and ca s'acroche everywhere!

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

A few prs all headset renowned whether the Beyerdynamic, AKG, Sennheiser, the small ERRF 7506 etc ...

And yes there is a price diffrence between the 7506 and justifications that have the same test me.

How do you report qualitprix?

A little chr, but unfortunately the sound, always pay the price for the quality ...

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...

Without hsitez but yet I would like to add two three lments before finishing pav.

Compared to what I read later in the opinion:

Do not forget that the MDR7509 is in the range HD (High Definition) which does not appear on Audiofanzine.

This headphone is designed to work and refinement of a music mix or other ESSENCE. Sony Defines a professional monitoring headphones ...

So if you like that your DJ can happen to me my spare time and want big sound with, buy a headphone matching.

No one will have the ide to a Neumann U87 into a bass drum, and much the same thing.

APRs must be added to the purchase the headphone is too "tight" at the membrane, it requires a slight dbridage to really have any scale and release these frquences that appear in the lower just missing the beginners.

I suggest you let it run several hours in a vacuum rgulieremnt on calm music with beautiful tablecloths, Avoid styles too nags at beginners unless costs you ca: p

This is an advice but for me it is an important step that will allow to assert a more enjoyable or aggressive color headphone.

Finally it is not just be the best headphones for listening to music, since that is quite rvlateur imperfections, it will not give a feeling as smooth and enjoyable as a good headphone Hifi. I cost with that said, it's not unbearable

For technical specifications:

Strong magnet (Systm nodyme)
Type: Dynamic / Fermbr /> Bandwidth: 5Hz - 80kHz (I'm not really see the advantage meant nothing because I own APRS 20Khz)
Impdance: 24Ohms (1kHz)
Sensitivity: 107dB/mW
Power handling: 3000mW
Weight: 300g
Gold-plated connector

For résumé, think the use you want to do before putting your headphones in a headphone 290.

And always tesez headphones, ca buy blindly is madness!
yverof07/07/2007

yverof's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sony MDR-7509
Before giving my opinion I have a question:
Can anyone tell me where I can find replacement earpieces that have eroded over time? Thank you

Headphones perfect reproach except wear esttique bp common throughout the SERIES and impossibility to order replacement spices

A gem