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post #16 of 72

I've never heard about that wiring difference before, good find!

 

Does that pretty much mean that the V6 = 7506 + crossfeed?

post #17 of 72

I bought the mdr-7506 just for the gold jacksbiggrin.gif. I really thought they were the same, maybe not....but I enjoy these cans very much, especially with the beyer pads.

post #18 of 72
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Originally Posted by burnliff View Post

I've never heard about that wiring difference before, good find!

 

Does that pretty much mean that the V6 = 7506 + crossfeed?



 Good way of putting it.  smile_phones.gif  Although I think that for a real crossfeed (like the Total Bithead) you get more purposeful "leakage".

post #19 of 72
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I think this is one of the oldest debates on Head-Fi.  I'm amazed it's still going.



never gets old huh? im new here and well its worth a popcorn.gif

post #20 of 72

nice comparison, i have a V6 in the way, will be for a present but i also plan to give it a try a couple of weeks.... idk which headphone of mine to compare it tho. 

post #21 of 72

I bought a pair of these a few days ago for testing with gaming. Yes, really. I always liked the MDR-V6, but it seemed to have something missing in the mids and I couldn't really explain what it was. Someone once thought this too and described what it was, but I now forget! My MDR-V6 had way too much bass and that's the 2nd thing that killed it for me. They're weren't that bright to me, but maybe I got lucky.

 

My MDR-7506 has a massive mid-bass hump. Some of my Pearl Jam songs were ruined. Vocals are OK, but I feel as if the sound signature isn't all that smooth. The sound also isn't as clear as it could be. The level of detail isn't anything special. I compared the level of detail on them to my KRK KNS-8400, Sextette and DJ100 and they lost out..badly. The KRK is just on a whole other level, but they should be for $70 more. The treble on the MDR-7506 is just under being annoying. Very close, but not quite. The KRK is much brighter.

 

At least these made me appreciate my K240 Sextett a bit more despite me not being very impressed with those.

 

I think these may do the trick for using as a closed gaming headphone, but maybe not. I thought these would be total detail monsters, but definitely not. Still not bad though.

I think for a studio monitor the K240 Studio is far better and about the same price.

post #22 of 72

That's wierd, the V6 and too much bass?  I definitely did not hear that.  Maybe it goes away with burn in?

 

I really like the K240 Mk II's (Studios).  I agree: maybe not quite as good as the Sextett, but if you don't want the crap shoot that buying a used pair of Sextetts can be, this is a very nice currently available headphone.

 

I have gone on record many times as preferring the K240 Mk II to the K501, K601, and K701.  And I've owned and lived with all of them.

post #23 of 72
Thread Starter 
I'm gonna do a V6 vs. Sennheiser HD280 soon. That should be fun because they are very well regarded headphones for the money. Stay tuned!
post #24 of 72

I have to wonder if Sony has changed parts on these headphones, throughout the years.  I've had the 7506's for about 10 years and last year I bought a pair of V6's, because I read they were better.  Well, when I got them, I was stunned on how bad they sounded.  It was like listening to speakers in a room with wood floors, bare walls, and no furniture.  A very hollow, clinical sound.  I knew no amount of break in would make them sound as good as my 7506's.  So I ended up selling them that same week.  

 

EDIT...You know, I'm beginning to wonder if I had a fake pair of V6's.  The only known photo I have of the pair I owned is below.  Can anyone else tell, from this photo, if they were real or fake?

 

EDIT again...NO...I think mine were real.  The red material looks like the authentic photos and the printing looks like it's on the box.

 

v61.jpg


Edited by Majestyk - 4/10/11 at 12:44pm
post #25 of 72

On the black bag: was the "Sony" white or black?  White is real, black is fake.

 

post #26 of 72

Hey Kevin, it was white.  I remember the bag being the same as the one that came with my 7506.

 

BTW, this is Fizbin from the Hoffman site.  smile.gif

 

 

post #27 of 72
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Originally Posted by Majestyk View Post

I have to wonder if Sony has changed parts on these headphones, throughout the years.  I've had the 7506's for about 10 years and last year I bought a pair of V6's, because I read they were better.  Well, when I got them, I was stunned on how bad they sounded.  It was like listening to speakers in a room with wood floors, bare walls, and no furniture.  A very hollow, clinical sound.  I knew no amount of break in would make them sound as good as my 7506's.  So I ended up selling them that same week.  

 

EDIT...You know, I'm beginning to wonder if I had a fake pair of V6's.  The only known photo I have of the pair I owned is below.  Can anyone else tell, from this photo, if they were real or fake?

 

EDIT again...NO...I think mine were real.  The red material looks like the authentic photos and the printing looks like it's on the box.

 

v61.jpg


Your 7506 may have just been really well burned in, who knows.

My V6 bag doesn't look like yours, though. Stitching seems different.
post #28 of 72
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Originally Posted by Majestyk View Post

Hey Kevin, it was white.  I remember the bag being the same as the one that came with my 7506.

 

BTW, this is Fizbin from the Hoffman site.  smile.gif

 

 



 

 Jeff !!  smile_phones.gif  One caveat ...  When I posted pictures and descriptions of how my fake 7506's were different from the real ones I got last fall, I mentioned the white "Sony" on the bag, I mentioned how the numbers were lined up with the detents on the band that connects the cups to the headband for the real ones, and I mentioned that the real ones had a bar code on the box, but the fakes didn't.  After that post, a little while later, someone else posted that his fakes now also had the numbers lined up with the detents (my fakes didn't), and that his fakes now also had the bar code on the box.  So ... just a word of caution that the "fakers" could be getting better, and maybe they're now also putting the Sony in white on the bag.  (Note burnliff's comment above.)

 

Also, the fake bag was a little smaller than the real one (but I didn't take any measurements), and the fake headphones were a fair amount harder to drive than the real ones.  (The fakes needed a higher volume on my amp to sound the same as the real ones.)   The fakes also didn't clamp myhead as well as the real ones. 

 

 

Do you remember how much you paid for yours and where they came from?  (eBay?  Amazon?  Elsewhere?)

 


Edited by Kevin Brown - 4/11/11 at 10:06am
post #29 of 72
Thread Starter 

Check out my unboxing video of the MDR-7506.  These are real.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVABiXyOzCU

post #30 of 72

Kevin, I got mine from Ebay.  In fact, I just found the seller, after looking up the transaction on my Paypal account.  He is still selling them today:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-SONY-MDR-V6-PRO-STUDIO-MONITOR-OVER-EAR-HEADPHONES-/400206541228?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2e2b31ac#ht_3276wt_1144

 

I might try them again, but buy a used pair that have been broken in.  Is there a way to tell which ones are fake, from photos of the headphones only?

 

 


Edited by Majestyk - 4/12/11 at 9:11am
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