A little over three years ago, I owned and enjoyed the MSR7NC.
Audio-Technica MSR7NC Review: The first Worthy Alternative to the Bose QC25
Bose is arguably the current king of active noise cancelling headphones. Their patents and proprietary technologies…
The MSR7/Audio-Technica sound is harsher in the treble than the AKG’s, and everything I’ve read about the balanced model suggests it retains that character, though I do appreciate that Audio-Technica made some improvements to the design.
I’ve been keeping an eye on MSR7b discounts, as it’s currently on my “maybe” list.