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post #16 of 36
Great review... that's pretty much what I've discovered while listening to the V6's as well
post #17 of 36
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Originally posted by redshifter
with the d-777 as a source highs are smooth and liquid, and the bass is accurate and tight. the mids are slightly recessed and there is a mid bass hump which adds a little kick to the drums,
Smooth an liquid highs huh?
Your source must have seriously rolled off high end.
I like the V6 alot for certain music, my biggest problem is the highs, shrill and piercing in many cases, causing quick listening fatigue with certain music.
post #18 of 36
Great review -- absolutely dead on target, IMHO. My MDR-V6 is 15 years old, and you describe it perfectly. With analog sources (vinyl) it's a bit more listenable than with digital, but that shrill quality is there regardless. Sometimes I think it spits at me. When it came out, the bass was almost unrivaled. But the recessed midrange and sibilant sharpness are deadly.

And it ain't no better with the D-25s or the WM-D6c. I can't listen to these phones any more.

I am beginning to wonder, quite seriously, if some (not all) who rave about these phones have damaged hearing. High-frequency hearing loss would make these much more palatable.
post #19 of 36
maybe...
post #20 of 36
I personally find the 7506's bright and "shrilling" with the 25S...thats why i don't raise the volume up too much. On my recceiver, its a different story though. I really do prefer what the 501's have to offer over the 7506's. Man, i really need an amp for the 501's and my upcoming 580's!

George
post #21 of 36
Very nice review! Really puts my HD600/V6 comparison to shame.

I agreed especially with the following:
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It is somewhat capable of dealing with up to a few instruments at a time, but large groups (as in full orchestras) escape its clutches. It has difficulties making sense of the midrange, especially, blending the individual characters of all instruments. When combined with the bent and compressed soundstage characteristic of most closed ‘phones, this lack of resolution makes the V6 unsuitable for most classical music.
Exactly. I often find the V6s are good for classical as long as the texture is transparent (as in a violin/piano sonata), but as soon as you start listening to large ensembles, the V6s turn it into a mucky soup, especially when compared to the HD600.
post #22 of 36
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Smooth an liquid highs huh?
Your source must have seriously rolled off high end.
Or maybe your source is just seriously bright and requires a pair of sunglasses before listening...

My V6s sound smooth to me, especially after the Beyer pad mod. I really doubt my source is truncating any highs.
post #23 of 36
For me, the Beyer pads only made the bass a bit less deep, probably because they seal less effectively than the sweat-inducing Sony pads. More comfy, though. Nicer looking, too.
post #24 of 36
Great review...I have only skimmed through and although I didn't agree with everything you said, I do agree that the 7506s excell at electronic music, which is what 90% of my headphone listening is about at present.

For guitar-based music, I really enjoyed the Grado 60/80s that I auditioned.

Thanks Gloom...I'll re-read your review when I get a chance and see if I can re-assess these cans a little more critically.
post #25 of 36
Gloom. Sweet review. Nice job.

I find the v6's very similar to your description. However, I do agree with others that this is somewhat source dependent. They definitely sound better with higher-end upstream stuff, but since I didn't buy them to replace my high end stuff, and I have other stuff that sounds better off my low end stuff, I find that I don't listen to them very much at all...very interested in your follow up, and again, great review. Thorough, well articulated, and thoughtful.
post #26 of 36
Thread Starter 
First, many thanks to everyone for the kind words.

Second, I got my Sony D-25S, and it's as good as everyone around here says it is it definitely reveals that my Technics cdp is trash. I probably won't start serious listening yet, though, because even with the volume at 0 it's uncomfortably loud, both with my V6 and my HD580. I'll pick up an inline volume control and have at things this weekend, I think.

Teaser: that Technics cdp is really bad. The D-25S makes a big difference.
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by gloom View Post

First, many thanks to everyone for the kind words.

Second, I got my Sony D-25S, and it's as good as everyone around here says it is it definitely reveals that my Technics cdp is trash. I probably won't start serious listening yet, though, because even with the volume at 0 it's uncomfortably loud, both with my V6 and my HD580. I'll pick up an inline volume control and have at things this weekend, I think.

Teaser: that Technics cdp is really bad. The D-25S makes a big difference.


No offense, please but how's about some Rega or Rotel CDP with the MDR V6 ? I wonder the result would be different as I believe not all CDPs are created equally. 
 

 

post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by ACDOAN View Post




No offense, please but how's about some Rega or Rotel CDP with the MDR V6 ? I wonder the result would be different as I believe not all CDPs are created equally. 
 

 

I am sure you will get a quick reply from Gloom. It has only been 9 years and he might have moved from Taipei to Audio Heaven.
 

 

post #29 of 36

solid review. Really in depth and complete.

post #30 of 36

Well said.

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