On innerfidelity.com, the Sony MDR-V6 has a measured frequency response that is flat to lower frequencies and attenuated high frequencies less than measurements on the higher priced Sony MDR-1A and MDR-Z7.
Can anyone comment on comparing these via actual listening? Thanks!
The V6 came out when the diffuse field equalization curve was hip and new, and tries to follow it as reasonably well as a fairly cheap, closed headphone can. It actually tracks closer to the "ideal" than a lot of stuff from Beyerdynamic which is also diffuse field target.
Most headphones measure warmer than the V6, and most headphones are quite a bit warmer than the V6, because since the 80's, research has shown that more people think warmer equalization is more natural. I can't comment on the MDR-1A or Z7, but it's hard to imagine a modern consumer oriented headphone NOT being warmer than the V6 simply because the current trend is warmer.
Concert halls and acoustic mechanical stress test chambers aren't the same for a reason.
Edited by sassywhat - 3/22/17 at 9:30pm