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Closed Cans similar in portability, durability and comfort to SONY MDR-V6

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Long time reader, first time poster:

 

I've had my MDR-V6's for over 10 years, and the drivers finally seem to be fading. I'm in the market for a new pair of Cans similar to the Sony's, however ideally I would like them to have similar portability, durability and comfort.

 

More specifically:

  • The MDR-V6's fold "up and inwards" beneath the band, which is a space saving feature I appreciate.
  • They don't crush my head too much when wearing for extended periods and with the Beyer ear pad mod it is as comfortable as can be.
  • They have lasted forever which is always a plus.

 

I have tried and loved the Beyerdynamic range as well as the ATH-M50 for sound quality, however non of them have the same portability.

 

The V6-Moda's are close to what I'm going for in the overall package, but they don't fold up and they are slightly higher priced than I'd want. 

 

My ideal price range is $60-150, but I'd be willing to spend more for a pair of Cans that are exactly what I'm looking for.

 

Otherwise I might just buy a new pair of MDR-V6s

 

P.S.

I'd prefer closed, over ear cans without sound leakage.

 

Also, I already searched other posts related to the MDR-V6s, however non of the suggestions I found there seemed to fit the bill, so I'd appreciate any new insight.


Edited by zzzzurzolo - 9/28/12 at 11:57am
post #2 of 7

Heya,

 

I would say just get another V6. You were obviously happy with it and you can readily mod it with your pads. All criteria met.

 

Not a lot of "good" headphones fold up the way you want them to. Some Ultrasones might be an alternative, like the HFI 780, or DJ1. Almost all DJ marketed headphones are going to be relatively fold-up, so may be an option.

 

Very best,

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank for the suggestion. While sticking with the MDR-V6's are the safe bet, and one I might end up taking, it would be nice to find a suitable alternative to change things up.

 

I don't have any experience with the Ultrasones, how would you compare with the Sony's? Any notable differences?

 

Any other headphones to suggest?

post #4 of 7

I was thinking on the KRK Kns-6400. They have similar characteristics to the V6, but they are batter in certain aspects. 

 

They only have swivel cups though. 

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

I was looking at those. In what way are "they better than the V6 in certain aspects"?

 

Also, is it worth going up to the 8400?

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by zzzzurzolo View Post

I was looking at those. In what way are "they better than the V6 in certain aspects"?

 

Also, is it worth going up to the 8400?

KNS6400 vs. KNS8400, I think the only difference is the ear pads.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Ok got it.

 

I've also recently seen the new V-Moda m-100, that I believe have foldable cups for portability (not to mention a nice hard case). This would seem to be a "premium" alternative.

 

Any other "premium" alternatives to the Sony?

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