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Sony MDR-V6 Monitor Series Headphones Reviews


rugged bass heavy non-fi headphones


Pros: loud, convenient, light, collapsible, rugged/durable, sounds better without pads

Cons: too much bass, weak pads, poor stereo imaging

These make everything sound huge, loud, big & boomy. But its an artificial bass sweetening that is not right for mixing, monitoring, vocals or classical music. You can decrease the bass by removing the cheap weak foam, but it still won't be flat enough for mixing. I suppose its nice for bass players, drummers or djs that want the rhythm section of a song maximized in noisy environments for beat matching and such. All the harmonics and overtones of middle and high frequencies are lost though, making vocals and strings sound like they are compressed or cut short with a pass filter or parametric eq. You'll never hear anything with reverb or spacial stereo properly...
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Smiling Jack

Great cans for $65


Pros: Netural sound, Folds for portability, coiled cord, comfortable for lengthy listening sessions, cord out one side

Cons: Coil heavy for on-the-go usage, exposed wiring subjected to accidental fray/tear, earpads flake easily

One of the best investments I've ever made.   I picked these up in B&H New York to replace my previous set, Sony MDR V150.   It's been six months since then, I can safely say that these headphones won't be leaving me anytime soon. The sound quality is neutral, as expected from Studio Monitors. The build quality is sturdy, with a thick coil for durability. Although purely subjective, I found that burning these headphones in changed the sound signature dramatically in comparison to their coming out of the box sound.   Pick these up, whether you're for a new set of cans, or if you just want a backup pair.

Great starters

One of the better ways to get addicted to the audiophile community cheaply. Neutral and beautiful. A bit hard to power with an mp3 player, but if you are using an Ipod to start with, you probably don't care about clarity. Build quality to last, I mean they have been around forever.



Pros: Clean neutral sound, sturdy construction.

Cons: Coiled cord gets a messy, pleather ear pads prone to wear and tear.

Great for studio work or anything requiring accurate sound and isolation. Not the most musical of headphones, these are pretty much flat through the frequency charts. Cheap, sturdy and reliable.

23 and still going strong


Pros: sound awsome

Cons: want to wear them all the time.

Thats right they are 23 years old, and still sound great .I have taken good care of them over the years. They are everything the sony discription says they are.
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