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Sony MDR-V6 (MDRV6) Studio Monitor Series Headphones

Enclosed Ear Headphones with 40mm Drivers with 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Jack and 1/4" (6.3mm) Adapter


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Sony MDR-7506

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A Living Legend

A monument to Sony's legendary status, the MDR-V6 are an icon of studio monitoring. Initially introduced in the 1980s and retaining their distinctive appeal, the MDR-V6 achieved their symbolic status by offering a balanced and neutral reproduction. Often described as venerable and lauded with acclaim, the MDR-V6 are equipped with large 40mm drivers that reproduce a broad frequency range with reliable precision and fidelity. Sure to remain an industry standard, the MDR-V6 promises durability and extraordinary sound whether as a DJ or a casual listener.

Product Features:
  • Legendary Enclosed Ear Headphones
  • Large drivers efficiently deliver throughout a broad frequency range for powerful bass and crisp treble
  • Comfortable headband and earpads allow for extended listening periods and reliable sound isolation
  • Oxygen-free copper litz cord ensures maximized conductivity for a dependably clear signal
  • Collapsible design allows for easy storage and portability
  • Remarkably durable construction promises years of enjoyment
Technical Specifications
  • 40mm dynamic drivers
  • Frequency response: 5-30,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 63 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 106 dB
  • Power handling capacity: 1.0 W
  • Samarium cobalt magnet
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) straight stereo mini jack with 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter
  • Cord: single-sided, oxygen-free copper 10ft (3m)
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Sony MDR-V6 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Sony MDR-7506)
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(previous model, replaced by Sony MDR-V6 (MDRV6) Studio Monitor Series Headphones)

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Music Lover
Acoustic Principle
The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types: Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source. Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room. Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.

General Features

Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
5 - 30000 Hz
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
106 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
40 mm
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
63 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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New Zealand

Cant get any better for the money

May 31, 2013

If you have only owned cheap headphones in the past, then do yourself a favor and get these cans.

The amount of detail is incredible.
They may come out as harsh in the top end, but given time for your ears to adjust and the speakers to burn in, you will understand that these are made for detail.
As the name suggests, these are monitors made for the recording studios. But at the end of the day, they tell it how it is, and if the music mastering did their job then the music will sound great through these cans. I guess if there was any weakness there is a drop off in the ultra low sub end of the spectrum.

Good for the price. nice quality metals and plastic are used. The pads are synthetic and probably wont last years, but the cans are weighty and look more expensive than they are.
The fold up design is great, though it can be a pain at the same time, as even picking them up the will cause them to twist and fold up on their own.
The cord is excellent. and no complaints with durability.

Everyone is different, but i find these fit over my ears and i can wear them for hours. I do get excess pressure against my ears at times and they can become hot. In saying that, i can at times forget they are even on my head.

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Buffalo, NY

Still Sony, Still Superp

July 25, 2012

These are a perfect example of Sony Greatness. Not everything from Sony is overpriced, and for the dollar, they will rival anything. A classic example of years in the industry, and proven engineers. If anyone has not heard these headphones, I would strongly encourage you to read up on them. They are the best, most neutral headphones you can find for under $100. These are not over bass saturated like 95% of the market. They are not flashy, and they are not a fashion statement. They are great headphones. This is why I love them. I am a classic sound kinda guy, and these deliver 100%

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Buck Hound

Santa Fe, NM

Classic Sony

July 10, 2012

I love these headphones. I had the previous generation for almost 12 years. They were lightweight, comfy, and the sound quality was great. They didnt over exaggerate certain parts of the music like many do today. They sounded natural, and neutral. They didn't need to change a thing.

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