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post #121 of 458
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Originally Posted by txoutback View Post

 

I'm really interested in doing this on my 7506s. I really dont need the coiled cord.
Could you share any of your references that you went by to do this? Also, what plug and cable are you using now, and do yo have any noise artifacts if you twist the cable etc?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/606937/sony-mdr-v6-detachable-cable-mod smily_headphones1.gif

post #122 of 458

Guys got these this monday from a seller called Appods from Amazon uk (49 pounds)...

 

Please help me check if they are legit...

 

 

 

Pouch... (and my aurvana live!'s.. XD )

 

 

 

Made in Thailand...

 

 

Plastic that was around the cable and the tape wich is not visible beacause it is also transparent...

 

 

 

Flyers in the plastic (made in thailand) and dotted v6 on the card that comes on the box,...

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Pedro Oliveira
Today at 4:32 pm

 

Card and red cloth...

 

 

 

The plastic insert is not stuck on the sides but it is glued to the box (up and down) so i guess i can say it is part of the box...

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Pedro Oliveira
Today at 4:35 pm

 

 

Small wrinkles on the headband... But most part is well padded and with no wrinkles. Algo the pads stay together because of the good clamping force...

 

 

 

And to finish the well allined dots on the word digital and even letters....

post #123 of 458

Only minor cosmetic flaws i found so far...

 

 

  

The small scratch mark i told you about on the folding mechanism

 

 

 On both sides...  I guess it is normal... DO you have them?

 

 

 

The slightly part of the pleather pad that remains out... tried to put it in but it stands out again... XD

 

As you can see really minor cosmetic flaws.....

 

 

Sq wise they sound good, nothing exceptional but on the level of my aurvanas in terms of detail but with a different sound signature of course....

 

 

What do you guys think?

 

 

Cheers....

 

 

Ps: By the way... How do the fakes sound?

post #124 of 458

Looks legit. The headband is a bit wrinklier than mine was, but it doesn't look as wrinkly as the fakes. 

 

Fakes are usually a lot bassier. 

post #125 of 458

Last pictures...

 

 

Stickers.... (maybe i am just being picky... XD )

 

Right....

 

 

 

Left...

 

 

 

 Headband....

 

 

 

Full headphones...

 


Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 5/28/13 at 5:25pm
post #126 of 458
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Originally Posted by ThinkAwesome View Post

Looks legit. The headband is a bit wrinklier than mine was, but it doesn't look as wrinkly as the fakes. 

 

Fakes are usually a lot bassier. 

So do you think they are ok thinkawesome?

 

They look legit from all the pictures and videos i've seen,

 

Sound seems to be what is described by other owners... Precise bass, not too much, precise and not overpowering, only very slitghtly recessed mids (but almost even with other frequencies) and also the highs stand out with a bit of sibilance. As i raise the volume mids and highs get more and more accentuated...

 

 

Looks and sounds legit?

 

Anyone else?

post #127 of 458

I'm pretty sure it's legit. I don't have that much experience with fakes, but they seem the same as my V6. 

post #128 of 458
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Originally Posted by ThinkAwesome View Post

I'm pretty sure it's legit. I don't have that much experience with fakes, but they seem the same as my V6. 

thanks thinkawesome... They sounds pretty good. They have a sound that is like "inside my head" i am going to risk it and say that for now i like them more than my aurvanas. Only complaint is the warranty... Everything else is fantastic.

 

 

If anyone else can confirm if they are legit i would apreciate that very much... But i am starting to really believe they are the real deal because of how the whole package looks and mostly because of how they sound.

post #129 of 458
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

thanks thinkawesome... They sounds pretty good. They have a sound that is like "inside my head" i am going to risk it and say that for now i like them more than my aurvanas. Only complaint is the warranty... Everything else is fantastic.

 

 

If anyone else can confirm if they are legit i would apreciate that very much... But i am starting to really believe they are the real deal because of how the whole package looks and mostly because of how they sound.

im very sure that these are real from what im seeing. the headband looks as it should and the package also. the headband on the fake is of lesser quality material and is very beat up and bumpy looking. the leather/pleather bag from the fake also looks of lesser quality then what legit v6 bag looks like. But IMO the real give away is how the driver diaphragm looks like. The real v6 driver looks clean and was obviously quality engineered where as the fake driver looks like a medieval black smith made it using a meat hammer and metal toilet scraps. if you really want to know for sure you could take the pad off look at the driver to see for sure if it legit then put the pad back on.

 

heres an example pic. the real mdr v6 is on the left where the fake is on the right also notice the crappy headband on the fake.

 

post #130 of 458

I can do that but i did not want to do that very much... XD It will not loosen up the pleather pad? is it easy to put it back again?

post #131 of 458

its not realy that hard to put back on once you get the hand of it. but it cant be frustrating to put back on the first time you take the pads off and if you havent really gotten the hang of putting them back on. watch a few of the instruction vids on youtube they will point you in the right dirrection.

post #132 of 458

ok. I just did not want to open them up you know... Brand new stuff... XD

But i am almost sure they are original. The sound matches the descriptions and the haedphones and packaging are exactly the same as on the video hifiguy has on youtube.

post #133 of 458

There was just one thing that i did not get.... until now... (at least this is what i want to believe in... )... XD.

 

Mine is exactly like this one... it came with transparent tape on the plastic bag that covered the cable...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAZgmjJO_3c

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHEnD3dCZBE

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK5nupEMJzw

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz6dzgmuePU

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du-zQ28US94

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr1Q-H4st4U

 

 

But some have unboxing videos of genuine pairs with yellow tape on the cord bag like these....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSXB1A6x_AM

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CbGftSmCzY

 

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

 

If you guys check the time the videos were uploaded you will notice that the ones with transparent tape are all from 2012 and beyond while the ones with yellow tape are usually from 2010 (maybe 2011 as well but i am not sure...) or even older.

 

Another user who i have been talking to  also got his v6's on amazon uk about 2 months ago and the ones they have are exactly like mine.

 

So my theory is that the newer batches of Sony mdr v6s all have transparent tape on the cord's plastic bag instead of yellow...


Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 6/1/13 at 3:22am
post #134 of 458

7506 Professional owner here.

 

I went to my visit my aunt's house (I think it was a year ago or two).  She had one of those 1980s or 1990s-looking Sony racks... I think it was a separated pre amplifier and a power amplifier (not sure if they're high-end sony's though).  I wanted to fiddle with her rack because I wanted to hear how they sounded like connected there with the 1/4 inch connectors.  I connected my 7506 to the phone out located in front of the power amplifier, then made sure all the artificial effects  are off and treble/based set at zero (she had them all dialed to the max). 

 

I'm not sure if I'm the only one with this conclusion... but this thing sounds like another headphone with (almost) no vices when paired/connected to Sony racks.  I also use 7506s on portables (but not much after the following revelation(s))... and  I think the vices on these headphones only show up on portable sources and laptop/desktop PCs.

 

 

Here's the impressions that I consider "improvements" I noticed after testing with her Sony racks... (in no following order)

 

- The "low end" got "tighter", "thicker" (more like "full-bodied" but not that thick) and even extended "deeper" to boot! 

 

- The "highs" felt that they were tamed.

 

- The body of the music (I played all genres... high quality stuff, ranging from Bread Greatest Hits, DCC-issued Metallicas, Andy Gibb Greatest Hits, and some R&B, old school hip hop and some selected Southern hip-hop/rap/crunk)...  felt "smooth" overall !  I think this 7506 still got some minuscule "rough edges" somrwhere... but Like I said it was "smooth" overall.  Most of what's considered vices with 7506 sound has been greatly minimized, or even diminished.

 

- For once I was able to "distinct" the notes and pinpoint where they came from.

 

- So in short... Low = "tighter"/"thicker"/"deeper".  Mid = "there's actually mids!", not that prominent... but more like present.  High = "tamed", "smoothed" but there's still some small "sharp edges" present.

 

 

Because of this I retired my 7506 for portable duties and is hidden in my closet for now.  For recreational purposes I think the 7506s strong points doesn't do it justice when not plugged in to racks like I described above.

 

I tried to buy my aunt's 20+ yr old Sony rack system to compliment my 7506... but still no luck.  She just wouldn't give them up.

I tried to to look for a rack like my aunt's for sale online (and for cheap) and still no luck here either.


Edited by TheBoss - 6/9/13 at 5:01pm
post #135 of 458

And here's the picture of the Sony rack I described above... not my aunt's but it looks exactly like hers.

 

My aunt has the component like this, except the radio, tape and CD.

 


Edited by TheBoss - 6/9/13 at 4:59pm
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