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Sony MDR-V6 vs Shure SRH440 vs Shure SRH550DJ vs Pioneer HDJ-500

post #1 of 22
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I'm a music producer and DJ on a $100 budget. I've done some SERIOUSLY intense research on some good headphones for this purpose, and I found these 4. I need to know which one has the better sound, better build, and better aesthetics.
post #2 of 22
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I'm a music producer and DJ on a $100 budget. I've done some SERIOUSLY intense research on some good headphones for this purpose, and I found these 4. I need to know which one has the better sound, better build, and better aesthetics.

I own the Sony MDR-V6, bought is used ($48) and added Beyerdynamic EDT 200/250 Velour ear pads ($23).

So they are fairly comfortable, decent amount of bass, I used them as portables.

I ended up switching to the JVC HA-S500-Z, the JVC's were lighter and had a straight cable.

post #3 of 22
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Do you think the Sony's are durable? I have done research and a lot of people had different opinions of the build quality.
post #4 of 22
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Do you think the Sony's are durable? I have done research and a lot of people had different opinions of the build quality.

I think the V6 is a decent build, I think there is only so much they can do to build a folding & sturdy headphone, in this price range (and keep the weight down).

post #5 of 22
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Ok that's good to know. Have you ever tried out any of the other headphones I suggested?
post #6 of 22

If you are thinking about using them during active DJing I would suggest you to extend your budget a little and buy a SRH750DJ. SRH550DJ is also pretty good and easy to use during performance. The biggest advntage of SRH750DJ would be the detachable cable. If you are having live performances a detachable cable prooves useful in time.

post #7 of 22
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Going through reviews lots of people were saying that the SRH550DJ distorts. Is this true in your experience?
post #8 of 22

Unfortunately it does if you are using it without proper amplification. People who complain about distortion probably used it with a simple source like an iPod. In my experience I didn't feel any distortion when I used them though FiiO E07K but there was some distortion when directly connected to iPhone. Still I would suggest you 750DJ if you want to use it during performance.

post #9 of 22
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I'll look into it.
Have you ever tried any of the other headphones that I suggested?
post #10 of 22
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And also do the 550DJ's get loud? Nobody gave me a straight answer.
post #11 of 22
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Do you think the Sony's are durable? I have done research and a lot of people had different opinions of the build quality.

My Sony V6 was 25 years old and still working fine when I gave it away(I have a second newer one which I kept. I don't need two of them). The earpads did need to be replaced though. I bought the second one over 10 years ago as a spare for when the first one broke. There are many others who are still using a Sony V6 that is at least 20 years old.

post #12 of 22
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Impressive, But a great majority of people said that there was a spike in the 2K range which some people said affected the sound.
Are these harsh sounding at all?
post #13 of 22

Imo the Sony V6 is not harsh at all.

post #14 of 22
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Do these have good soundstage?
post #15 of 22
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I'll look into it.
Have you ever tried any of the other headphones that I suggested?

 

I tried SRH440 and SRH550DJ. SRH440 is somewhat analytical, SRH550DJ or SRH750DJ would be a better choice for you.

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