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This is certainly an interesting discovery! Please post more pics of the cd900st internals if you can!

Yeah sure....I'm trying to lay my hands back on the cd900st again cause it's not mine after all. Will upload some soon. In mean time, anyone also own a cd900st here?

 


Edited by MartinHoang - 10/25/13 at 1:52am
post #242 of 353
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This is pretty interesting. The drivers on V6 are capable of sounding better. I don't know if this relates to the two holes, but try drilling tiny(less than 1mm) holes to the cups. You will notice the much fuller and rounder sound with super punchy bass.

Hi Kim, I think your reasoning seems correct. In theory semi-opened dynamic headphones generally have better bass response. So small holes on the back of v6 should make quite a difference since now it turns into a semi-opened can arld. But must consider the diameter of the holes as well, if too big we can loose some bass. I think I will do your mod with my v6 soon starting from very tiny holes. But before that, let me also add in the "bass reflex" feature hahaha

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Do the V6/7506 benefit at all from a discrete amp?  I had been looking at the Aune T1 as something to start with for a DAC/amp combo and am wondering if its worth it, or instead just getting a simple Fiio DAC.  My source is mainly motherboard audio on my work desktop, so I am pretty sure a DAC will help, but wondering how an amp will affect these.  Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Hi Kim, I think your reasoning seems correct. In theory semi-opened dynamic headphones generally have better bass response. So small holes on the back of v6 should make quite a difference since now it turns into a semi-opened can arld. But must consider the diameter of the holes as well, if too big we can loose some bass. I think I will do your mod with my v6 soon starting from very tiny holes. But before that, let me also add in the "bass reflex" feature hahaha

If you look at my V6 mod thread, I used a 1mm drill, and the bass becomes so much more punchy.

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If you look at my V6 mod thread, I used a 1mm drill, and the bass becomes so much more punchy.

Oops....thanks for sharing. I'll reconsider doing your modification since I dont like so much bass....

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Do the V6/7506 benefit at all from a discrete amp?  I had been looking at the Aune T1 as something to start with for a DAC/amp combo and am wondering if its worth it, or instead just getting a simple Fiio DAC.  My source is mainly motherboard audio on my work desktop, so I am pretty sure a DAC will help, but wondering how an amp will affect these.  Any help is greatly appreciated!

They do benefit a bit. V6 likes some good power driving them.

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They do benefit a bit. V6 likes some good power driving them.

Thanks, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the Aune T1, I think it should work well for me.  Also, if(when) I ever upgrade my headphones in the future I will have more options.

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This just may be my favorite thread on here! I swear by my Sony V6 and indeed anything in that family!

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I got a pair of MDR-v6 about two and a half weeks ago. I was looking for something that: (1) Is durable - tired of headphones breaking, and of them typically being very hard to repair. (2) Sounds good enough for my purposes. (3) Doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

 

I'm happy on all counts with these. And should the cable break at some point, then unlike many models of headphones, they would actually be easy enough to fix.

 

I usually listen to them using the headphone jack of my old amplifier, which in turn is connected to my computer. I also moderately boost bass and treble. And I have to say that: (1) In listening to some music - mostly classical - it sounds sublime. Very airy treble going all the way up through the frequency range, and bass going all the way down - and actually more fullness in the mids than I've heard from lower-end headphones. It sounds nicely balanced. (2) In watching movies or listening to online talks and shows, the voices come through very clear - and so, when unfamiliar accents are involved, it is easier to understand.

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I got a pair of MDR-v6 about two and a half weeks ago. I was looking for something that: (1) Is durable - tired of headphones breaking, and of them typically being very hard to repair. (2) Sounds good enough for my purposes. (3) Doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

 

I usually listen to them using the headphone jack of my old amplifier, which in turn is connected to my computer. I also moderately boost bass and treble.


Congrats on the MDR-V6.  I've enjoyed mine for about 5 years now and love them for all the reasons you mentioned.  Don't forget that when (not if) your pads wear out, you can replace them with the Beyerdynamic EDT 250 pads. 

 

My pads were fine for a long time but after ~3 yrs of heavy use they started to disintegrate.

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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post
 

Can we consider this as part of the V6 family biggrin.gif

 

 

 

 

 

1. removable cable

2. it's said to have a touch up in bass, refined mids to reduce ear fatigue, and treble roll off at 14k

3. EQ Curve For Pro Field and Studio Use (as defined by Rec. ITU-R BS.708)

 

video by BHphoto

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/indepth/audio/hands-reviews/hands-review-senal-smh-1000-studio-headphones

 

According to Sony, the MDR V6 is now dead.

 

 

LONG LIVE THE V6!!!

 

 

This is a brand new (legal) V6 clone, but with improvements and extra accessories.

Check out the BHphoto site... it's priced attractively right now.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/755659-REG/Senal_SMH_1000_STUDIO_MONITOR_HEADPHONES.html

 

... or for those who are budget-minded and want the improved sound of V6/7506.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/927992-REG/senal_smh_500_professional_studio_headphones.html


Edited by TheBoss - 12/13/13 at 1:03pm
post #252 of 353
I absolutely love my MDR V6! I recommend it to everyone who is interested in headphones. I prefer it to the Sennheiser HD600 and the HifiMan HE-400. I like the V6 equal to my Sennheiser HD598, as the HD598 has more spaciousness while the V6 has a little more detail and clarity.
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wow! Why over 600 & 400?
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wow! Why over 600 & 400?

The 400 had the weirdest sound signature I've ever heard. It sounded messy and all over the place. Also sounded like an echo. I heard this May be due to the stick pleather pads. When I buy a headphone I want it to be perfect out of the box. I don't want to spend money and time customizing and altering it. The HD600 is awesome, but was very dark and sounded muffled fairly frequently, as if the driver was trying to handle too much stuff at one time. I'll probably buy it later when I have more money and better amp/dac.
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Woa, I think every headphone has some material which will make them seem great or bad...  I've so far seen pretty much positive reviews of the HE-400, but yeah the FR is really... Odd...  So could very well sound bad on some stuff...  The 990s are similar; very colored, but I'd still be reluctant to call the V6 'better' than the 990s, because on some material they sound bad, but yeah indeed other they can sound really great...  So how to judge?  But yeah thanks for your impression definitely enlightening and gives me a different perspective on them!

 

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 Woa, I think every headphone has some material which will make them seem great or bad...

Oh but yeah, I was forgetting, the V6s are definitely an headphone which are difficult to fault; great performance for the price, and even though I said every headphone in the above quote, it's definitely one of those headphones which is quite well balanced and doesn't really make anything sound bad like other more colored headphones can.  Great cans!  Sometimes I wonder how great the upgrade to AKG 550 was...  Definitely noticeable, but definitely not 'huge', not an obvious 200$ decision IMHO!

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