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post #31 of 36

I don't mean to be contrary, --but it sounds like you reviewed any one of the large number of Chinese knock-offs of this extremely popular & well received headphone.  

This is probably one of the most counterfeited headphones of all time.  It is rampant!

As you know, -Consumer Reports check rated the MDR-V6 model in the late '90's.  That's when I was 1st exposed and I tested the phones in a very high-end audio store against others costing upwards to $300.  After owning dozens of phones previously, --the V6's got my vote that day in the store even though I could have easily afforded more pricey models.  In the early 21st century, my headphones got soaked with cola (long story) -- so I ordered another pair from E-bay and they sounded horrible.  It turned out that they were very authentic looking  Chinese knock-offs.  

After reordering from a vendor in NYC, --I got the real-deal back and I've got to tell you: The Chinese knockoffs sound like you describe (and I still have them).  The Sony's, on the other hand exhibit none of the harshness you described.  To date, --I have exchanged dialog with a large number of people who have been the victims of this rampant counterfeiting.  This model headphone is knocked off so much that there is even an eBay forum for catching the fakes!  

So ... with all due respect: Please test the genuine mccoy sometime.  

From my experience and the evidence I have on hand: I am absolutely positive that your review was of a knock-off pair of phones.  The real-deals sound waaaay too good to get such a poor rating.

 

Good day.

post #32 of 36

You do realize you are responding to a post that is from 2002... That dude is long gone. tongue.gif

post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by Pepsione1 View Post

After reading your review, I immediately want to try a pair of Grado SR80 and see how it stands against my Sony MDR-7506.

I have great interest in the grados and I have to agree with you that the Sony is in fact not too dynamic.

Anyway, it was a great review, I agree with you to a certain degree because there are still many things that other people can see (including you) in the sony's that I've yet to experience myself.


Let me know how the Grado's do against the 7506s. So far, I have put them (7506s) against some of the more common closed headphones in the $200 range and I prefer the 7506s.

post #34 of 36
I thought he described them pretty well. They are pretty harsh to me.
post #35 of 36
you dont mind if i link this review to a video? if i ever get the chance to upload that video of course!

i will be happy to credit you as well!
post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by DrCurtisScott View Post
 

I don't mean to be contrary, --but it sounds like you reviewed any one of the large number of Chinese knock-offs of this extremely popular & well received headphone.  

This is probably one of the most counterfeited headphones of all time.  It is rampant!

As you know, -Consumer Reports check rated the MDR-V6 model in the late '90's.  That's when I was 1st exposed and I tested the phones in a very high-end audio store against others costing upwards to $300.  After owning dozens of phones previously, --the V6's got my vote that day in the store even though I could have easily afforded more pricey models.  In the early 21st century, my headphones got soaked with cola (long story) -- so I ordered another pair from E-bay and they sounded horrible.  It turned out that they were very authentic looking  Chinese knock-offs.  

After reordering from a vendor in NYC, --I got the real-deal back and I've got to tell you: The Chinese knockoffs sound like you describe (and I still have them).  The Sony's, on the other hand exhibit none of the harshness you described.  To date, --I have exchanged dialog with a large number of people who have been the victims of this rampant counterfeiting.  This model headphone is knocked off so much that there is even an eBay forum for catching the fakes!  

So ... with all due respect: Please test the genuine mccoy sometime.  

From my experience and the evidence I have on hand: I am absolutely positive that your review was of a knock-off pair of phones.  The real-deals sound waaaay too good to get such a poor rating.

 

 

Sorry for the revival, but I found this on google and feel like I need to contribute a reply to this...

 

I call some sort of BS. I have a genuine pair of MDR V6s (verified) and they sound just like in the review, with a few minor opinion differences. The high-mids shrill, to the point of fatigue after just under an hour. The sub bass is barely there in my opinion. The bass is there, and it is generally controlled, but above like 110hz-ish I feel it just is non existent and does not pack any punch.

 

When dealing with one instrument, you get a good amount clarity but once the mix starts getting populated, its crap. There is pretty much no ZERO soundstage. It focuses way too much on the high end (10k ish), so when I mix songs, I will get them to sound good in the V6's, but on other systems the is hardly any high end, go figure.

 

However plenty of reviews find it not durable, bad cable, bad pads, bad drivers. Ive had the opposite experience. Owned them for almost 2.5 years now, I dont take them out much but I do use them when I sweat, and treat them rough and have had no problems with the durability yet. I find them good for monitoring, for recording sessions and such, or for listening to small details in single instruments that dont require much low end or low-mids at all. Beyond that, I honestly dont have too much use for them. For $99, I wouldnt buy them again, but I cant say that I am mad at all. They will serve their purpose until they croak. 

 

It all boils down to opinion. Your opinion on the v6's is different than OPs, or mine. etc.

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