The shinier, newer versions of the ATH-MSR7s incorporate superior tech from the pricier ATH-SR9 headphones

Audio Technica's ATH-MSR7 headphones are back, and now they're even more special. The ATH-MSR7SE is the 'special edition' version - Audio Technica says audio performance has been enhanced, along with a new finish and improved sound isolation.

Let's start by looking at the looks. The aluminium housings now have a deep metallic navy finish with gold accents, while the earpads have faux-leather wrapping for greater comfort.

But what about sound quality? Well, Audio Technica says it has improved performance by incorporating tech from its wired ATH-SR9 headphones. The 45mm drivers have a new carbon-coated diaphram for increased rigidity, faster repsonse times and reduced distortion, which will (in theory) result in more precise audio reproduction.

There's also a new 6N-OFC cable, featuring in-line controls and a microphone.

If this has tickled your fancy, the ATH-MSR7SE will be available in October, priced at £300.

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