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Sony MDR-V6

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I have a couple general questions about them so I figured this was the right category. I am wanting to get some V6's pretty soon but I would like to hear a couple people's opinions about them. I am sort of a bass head and I like nice deep bass but I want clarity in all tones as well. I am a big fan of sony and I am currently using the G57 street style headphones and they are pretty good but I want an upgrade.

Also I have a iPod 4G Photo with Rockbox installed on it. I have read that the quality of sound that comes out of iPods isn't great. How can I improve it with equalizer settings? Does anyone happen to have equalizer settings for V6's? I am really a noob when it comes to equalizer settings, I just mess around until they sound decent without a real clue what I am doing.

*EDIT*
Also any input on what other headphones I should look at for the price range would be awesome. I really like sony but I am open to ideas since these will be a pretty decent purchase in my audio.

I just need some general help with getting the most out of my iPod and V6's sound-wise and I figured this is the place to come. Thanks in advance for your help.
post #2 of 109
I don't think you can go wrong with the V6's, they are among the best headphones you can buy for less than 100 bucks.

The quality of the sound coming out of your ipod is only as good as the files you put in it. Encode your MP3's well and it should sound fine. The Ipod's headphone amp isn't the greatest, so you might want to consider a different source for non-portable situations or consider a line-out adapter with portable amp setup. That will cost you about another hundred though.
post #3 of 109
I've owner a pair of V6's since the earth cooled. Given what you're looking for I don't think you'll be disappointed.
post #4 of 109
From what I understood the Sony MDR 7506 "evolved" from the V6.

and BTW,

Welcome to Head-Fi,sorry for your wallet!
post #5 of 109
With my ipod video rockboxed I do have a specific settings as regard EQ. I mostly add or remove the Bass over the 0db setting. I also enabled Crossfeed and use the default.cfg in "Browse EQ Presets".

Or I use a Line-Out Dock (lod) and plug into an headphone amp. This bypass the volume of the ipod and for many this is the way to listen with an ipod.

In the For Sale ,FS section you can find one starting at $50 and the same for an headphone amp.

enjoy...


regards,
post #6 of 109
A current FOTM closed phone in that price range would be the Equation audio RP-21. From Skylab's review here
they seem to be a fairly bass-oriented headphone. And, at least on amazon, they are around the same price as the V6's are retail (I'm not sure what the V6's are online).

Hope that helps.

Nylan
post #7 of 109
i'm looking for a circum-aural version of AKG's k518dj, i'm hoping the Sony V6 / 7506 would have a sound that is near that?
post #8 of 109
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I want to get the MDR-V6 with the BeyerDynamic 250 Pads. I try to get mp3's that are 320kbps and even sometimes I convert flac into 320kbps mp3's using the lame encoder. I assume I am doing good? Maybe down the road I will put a bit of money into the ipod itself and do the line-out thing. I just don't see the need to have an external amp now. Thanks for everyones help.
post #9 of 109
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Does anyone know of another place other than B&H Photo Video to buy the Beyerdynamic Velour Padded Earcushions? I haven't found a place other than them yet. And of course, right when I go to buy they are out of stock.

OK. I have a couple options and I haven't decided on what to get exactly.

Headphones:
Sony MDRV6
or
Sony MDR-7506

Pads:
Garfield
or
Beyerdynamic
(out of stock, unless I can find them somewhere else)

Which combo would be good? I kind of like the styling on the 7506 and the fact that it has a gold plated plug. But I'm not sure if they are worth the $30 more. Anyone used these before? I think I'm more concerned about the pads since whatever headphone I choose I will get a good pair.

*EDIT*
I just saw that the V6's have a wider frequency range. Is this true? Does that make the V6 better?
post #10 of 109
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Originally Posted by Caribou679 View Post
From what I understood the Sony MDR 7506 "evolved" from the V6.

Sony swears that the 7506 is an MDR-V6 with a threaded 1/4" adapter on the end of the cable and different printing on the backs of the earcups.
post #11 of 109
The V6 has a threaded 1/4" adapter as well. The only difference is the gold plating on the connectors.
post #12 of 109
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I might be getting an extra $100. Would the Sony MDR-7509HD be something to spring for? Or maybe the V900HD?
post #13 of 109
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Originally Posted by -Spanky- View Post
I might be getting an extra $100. Would the Sony MDR-7509HD be something to spring for?
It depends what you are looking for.

The 7509 I bought were in the purpose of listening to some lectures. Right now I throw any kind of music at them and I love it. They respond very well, are VERY detailled, they reproduce the music as it is given to them. Any type.

I would say that they are very adapted to analytical listening, discerning the subtilities and small tweaking the music contains. Also , for me, they have this huge soundstage on each side of my head: it's like this space is created where the music flows.

they are very clear, the sound is not muffled or congested.

they are also confortable, they do not squeeze my ears and are not warm.

Their built is very sturdy too.

The only con I have is with the cable. It's a coil and it is heavy.It sometimes tangles itself. I try to be carefull not to dammage my player's headphone jack.
Also the plug is straight, and I suppose best suited for the coiled cable.

regards,
post #14 of 109
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I want excellent reproduction. I will be using these with my RockBox'd iPod and with my Home Computer for playing games and listening to music while working. I want clear and comfortable sound.
post #15 of 109
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Originally Posted by -Spanky- View Post
I want excellent reproduction. I will be using these with my RockBox'd iPod and with my Home Computer for playing games and listening to music while working. I want clear and comfortable sound.
you know what you want! This is good! What have you decided?

regards,
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