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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
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Throw some MrSpeakers doggie treats on the V6 and it tames it nicely.

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Throw some MrSpeakers doggie treats on the V6 and it tames it nicely.

I actually like the treble on the V6 quite a bit. It's very bright without being excessively bright. 

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I wonder what toilet paper or a paper towel might do to tune them. I am sure I could find some info about that in this thread, but I'm too tired right now. Anyone try something like this, other than buying stuff like doggie treats?
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I wonder what toilet paper or a paper towel might do to tune them. I am sure I could find some info about that in this thread, but I'm too tired right now. Anyone try something like this, other than buying stuff like doggie treats?
I recommend unused TP

Actually, that's a good idea and has worked on many other headphones. Problem is you need both good ears and even better, a measuring rig. I will give it a try this weekend, but give it a try
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I recommend unused TP

Actually, that's a good idea and has worked on many other headphones. Problem is you need both good ears and even better, a measuring rig. I will give it a try this weekend, but give it a try

Unused. Check. But what about when I'm listening to funk? Seriously, can't wait to hear about your findings. I have two pairs. One from the early 90's and one from the late 90's. They sound pretty different. The earlier one sounds warmer and easier on the ears. The newer one is brighter, and a little shrill for my taste. Compared both with the same pads. Now I have brainwavz pleather pads on the newer ones. A little better.
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Originally Posted by Allanmarcus View Post

I recommend unused TP

Actually, that's a good idea and has worked on many other headphones. Problem is you need both good ears and even better, a measuring rig. I will give it a try this weekend, but give it a try

Unused. Check. But what about when I'm listening to funk? Seriously, can't wait to hear about your findings. I have two pairs. One from the early 90's and one from the late 90's. They sound pretty different. The earlier one sounds warmer and easier on the ears. The newer one is brighter, and a little shrill for my taste. Compared both with the same pads. Now I have brainwavz pleather pads on the newer ones. A little better.

My V6 is from 1992. I use velour EDT pads. I took out the doozie treats. I took off the pads and put some two ply under the round foam and reinstalled the pads. Highs seem to be attenuated a little. Very rad to tell without a measuring rig.
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My MDR-V6s are well over 25 years old. I cant even remember when i bought them. I think i got them at Newmark and Lewis or Crazy Eddie on Long Island.

I also have a pair of MDR-V900 from the original line. I love them both! I can wear them for hours - although the V900s get a bit warm on the ears.

Luckily, its cheap and easy to get replacement pads for either headphone.

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I have two pairs. One from the early 90's and one from the late 90's. They sound pretty different. 

There was at least one silent redesign of the V6 and 7506 when they switched from Samarium Cobalt magnets to Neodymium magnets, so that's probably the line between "old V6" and "new V6". 

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