Sony MDR-V6 and Sony MDR-7506 Headphones

The MDR-V6 headphones were introduced roughly in the early 1980s and continue to roll off the production line today. The Sony MDR-V6 headphones were replaced in the early 1990s by the Sony MDR-7506 headphones. The MDR-7506 headphones are for the most part identical to the MDR-V6 headphones with the exception of the gold-plated 3.5mm headphone jack, and the headphones have different colored stickers. The MDR-7506 headphones are marketed slightly differently than the MDR-V6 headphones, as the 7506 headphones black pod pro are distributed through Sony’s professional division and the V6s through their consumer division. What does this all mean? The MDR-7506 headphones are priced slightly higher, however they are said to have a better warranty, including better support, parts, and service. The production life of these two headphones is a testament to their popularity, which can ultimately come down to the fact that they provide great quality audio at a very good price.
These headphones are members of the Sonys Studio Monitoring series of headphones. Both headphones are very popular with professional audio engineers. These headphones have a fully closed ear design, also known as circumaural headphones. As well as providing excellent audio quality at an affordable price, they are also very popular due to the following: they fold up to be very compact for travel and are very durable.
I’m a fan of these two headphone models because they provide great sound at a reasonable price, travel very well, and are very durable. I never had to ship any of these headphones for warranty, and I actually prefer the MDR-V6 due to its full metal 3.5mm audio jack casing, while the 7506 has a plastic casing (personal preference only) . The V6 is also more easily found in stores if it needs to be replaced in a pinch, and it’s priced slightly lower too. Perhaps if I had needed to redeem the guarantee I would be telling a different story, fortunately for me that has not happened yet. I think the audio quality of these headphones is very good. The bass is very tight and punchy, which I appreciate listening to a lot of bass heavy music, but the bass is not too over the top. However, it should be noted that these headphones sound great with most types of music (R&B, rap, electronic, house music). Headphones struggle a bit with rock (especially live abums), symphonic and orchestral tracks. One of the only downsides that comes to mind is the small sound stage of these headphones, which affects the music genres mentioned above. Mid-range instruments tend to sound a bit cluttered, but not overwhelming. Overall very good sound quality with a variety of music.
These headphones are ideal for traveling for a number of reasons. They fold up first to be very compact, which saves space, and they come with a travel bag for storage, which prevents scratches. They are very durable and traveling can sometimes be very difficult for the headphones. These headphones are easily handled without an amplifier, which means they sound great connected directly to your iPod, iPhone, iPad, MP3 player, or other lower-powered devices (one less thing to pack). Another area where these headphones excel is in blocking ambient noise, which is important for travel headphones. The nearly 10-foot cord rolls like a telephone cord, making it perfect for managing cord length on the go. Finally, being a closed headphone with a good seal around the ear, these headphones emit very little noise; which means that you will not disturb those around you, while you can turn up the volume if you wish.