Sony MDRV6 Stereo Studio Series Headphones with Closed Back & Attached 10' Coiled Cable.

Sony

About Sony

Feel the power of your music and enjoy the comfort and portability of the MDR-V6studio monitor headphones. With 40mm driver units, these headphones produce deep, accurate bass and crisp highs and midrange tones.

You will also enjoy the comfort of the wide, padded headband and the handy folding design that makes it easy to pack them in your bag. The stereo UniMatch® plug is perfect for mini or full-size headphone jacks.

Sony Features

  • Professional-Style Headphones for monitoring your recordings, high-fidelity listening
  • Circum-Aural Design reduces noise from the outside world
  • Oval Earpads for extra isolation
  • 40 MM Diameter Drivers to provide wide surface area for superb dynamics, deep bass down to 5 Hz
  • Oxygen-Free Copper Litz Cord for maximum conductivity, minimum noise
  • Copper-Clad Aluminum voice coil wire for low mass, high heat conduction; provides superb power handling
  • Wide, Padded Headband distributes the headphone's weight over a wide area; reduced pressure means comfortable listening for hours on end
  • Folding Design for compact storage, easy portability
  • Rugged Design for heavy-duty use
  • Sony UniMatch® Plug with fixed mini plug for portable use and detachable phone plug for home hi-fi use

Sony Specifications

Cord Length (Approx.)
10 ft (3.0m)
Cord
Oxygen-Free Copper; Single-sided
Headphone Type
Closed Circumaural, Dynamic
Power Handling Capacity
1.0W
Case Type
Pouch
Design
Over-the-head, studio monitor
Headband
Wide, Adjustable, Single, folding ear cups
Magnet
Neodymium
Plug
Stereo UniMatch® Plug
Type of Use
Portable, Home
Driver Unit
40mm
Frequency Response
5Hz - 30,000Hz
Impedance
63 ohms
Sensitivity
106dB/mW
Mfr #
MDRV6
SKU
SOMDRV6

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent reference quality hp's

I originally bought these, since I'm a Sony fan, and I was disappointed. The SQ was flat, and they seriously lacked bass of any kind. I didn't realize that these were reference headphones, and that they don't exaggerate any of the sound frequencies as other headphones do. I decided to burn them in a bit, listening to them while doing so, and what a surprise it was. Now, the sound staging is amazing, I can hear little hidden areas of the tracks that were never noticed before, and I've discover...

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I originally bought these, since I'm a Sony fan, and I was disappointed. The SQ was flat, and they seriously lacked bass of any kind. I didn't realize that these were reference headphones, and that they don't exaggerate any of the sound frequencies as other headphones do. I decided to burn them in a bit, listening to them while doing so, and what a surprise it was. Now, the sound staging is amazing, I can hear little hidden areas of the tracks that were never noticed before, and I've discovered that music doesn't always need to be booming to sound great. All in all, a wonderful set of HP's. I will recommend getting another set of ear pads though, as the current ones tend to make my ears sweat profusely. If you can manage to locate a set of Beyerdynamic Velour Padded Earcushions for DT250 hp's, grab them. They really add to the excellence of the MDR-V6 HP's.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good sound, but...

After reading so many glowing reviews, I jumped on the bandwagon. The sound quality is definitely the product's strong point, though if you primarily listen to MP3s, and they were not encoded in the best manner possible, this headset will punish you for it with mediocre sound. One gripe I had with this set is that it fits a bit too tight, so it is not really ideal for extended use, because it causes discomfort to your years. Benefit is a nice sound isolation and insulation. But for me, it was...

View full Review

After reading so many glowing reviews, I jumped on the bandwagon. The sound quality is definitely the product's strong point, though if you primarily listen to MP3s, and they were not encoded in the best manner possible, this headset will punish you for it with mediocre sound. One gripe I had with this set is that it fits a bit too tight, so it is not really ideal for extended use, because it causes discomfort to your years. Benefit is a nice sound isolation and insulation. But for me, it wasn't worth it. So if you have larger than average head, or tend to have your headset on for hours on, think hard before you but this product. The set also has pretty high quality looking construction going for it. The coiled cable is extra thick for durability, portions of ear cups are made of metal, it feels pretty solid, and the mini jack is of high quality. BUT, mine broke after a year, with very few gentle uses. Left speaker went dead, and it doesn't appear to be any of the connections. Maybe I got a bad batch. But Sony's 90 day warranty is laughable. Based on reading through hundreds of review, the failure rate has been going up on this product, so don't put too much stock into reviewers who bought the product 10 years ago. I'm rather disappointed needless to say.

Reviewed by 6 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great headphones

By

from Melbourne

very good I would recommend this headphone to anyone who is looking for a pair. I am really looking hard to find any faults with it.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Headphones

By

from Monterey, CA

I had the same Sony Headphones, only they were a MDR-V4, which I got in the 1980's for use with my keyboard. When looking for a newer pair, I found the MDR-V6, which look like the newest of this model, and the sound quality is even better! I will use these often.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Headphones for the money

By

from New York, NY

These are the best headphones you can get for the money. I lost my first pair in a move and got another pair.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a amazing headphone!

By

from South Cali

These are quite frankly the best headphones I've ever heard!. 1:) First glance- the packaging is so nicely done, the headphones are cradled in this red cloth, that really compliments the headphones sitting in their box. I've NEVER seen something like this in headphones, even in my AKG K701, which cost a heckuva lot more. 2:)the headphones- these seem very well made, solid construction, the coiled cord is a nice touch, and is also solid, and very heady duty. the earpads are comfortable, and they isolate outside noise very well. The raised silver Sony logo, and the headphone model text is a nice touch, all of these qualities make the V6 seem, and feel like it's 10 times more expensive than it really is. 3:) acoustic performance- these simply sound great, pitch perfect across the frequency spectrum, treble is produced with exceptional clarity, and it's silky, not screechy like sennheisers, or muddy, muffled, or non existant like dre beats. Mid range is powerful, clear, and accurate, with vocals I have never heard vocal reproduction as well as these produce. Bass is tight, very controlled, and well mannered, it doesnt bark at you, nor is it weak, they hit hard when the song needs it, go super low when needed. Unlike the beats which is muddy, hollow, and too reverberating. in closing- these are simply the best i've heard so far out of about 30 headphones I've owned. I saw these at a music store when I was about 6, or 7. I begged my mom for these, of course the answer was a big NO!. Im glad they sound as good now, as they did then.

(22 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Good sound, but...

By

from Cliffside Park, NJ

After reading so many glowing reviews, I jumped on the bandwagon. The sound quality is definitely the product's strong point, though if you primarily listen to MP3s, and they were not encoded in the best manner possible, this headset will punish you for it with mediocre sound. One gripe I had with this set is that it fits a bit too tight, so it is not really ideal for extended use, because it causes discomfort to your years. Benefit is a nice sound isolation and insulation. But for me, it wasn't worth it. So if you have larger than average head, or tend to have your headset on for hours on, think hard before you but this product. The set also has pretty high quality looking construction going for it. The coiled cable is extra thick for durability, portions of ear cups are made of metal, it feels pretty solid, and the mini jack is of high quality. BUT, mine broke after a year, with very few gentle uses. Left speaker went dead, and it doesn't appear to be any of the connections. Maybe I got a bad batch. But Sony's 90 day warranty is laughable. Based on reading through hundreds of review, the failure rate has been going up on this product, so don't put too much stock into reviewers who bought the product 10 years ago. I'm rather disappointed needless to say.

(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent reference quality hp's

By

from Qns Vlg, NYC

I originally bought these, since I'm a Sony fan, and I was disappointed. The SQ was flat, and they seriously lacked bass of any kind. I didn't realize that these were reference headphones, and that they don't exaggerate any of the sound frequencies as other headphones do. I decided to burn them in a bit, listening to them while doing so, and what a surprise it was. Now, the sound staging is amazing, I can hear little hidden areas of the tracks that were never noticed before, and I've discovered that music doesn't always need to be booming to sound great. All in all, a wonderful set of HP's. I will recommend getting another set of ear pads though, as the current ones tend to make my ears sweat profusely. If you can manage to locate a set of Beyerdynamic Velour Padded Earcushions for DT250 hp's, grab them. They really add to the excellence of the MDR-V6 HP's.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
MATTHEW O  These had good reviews, and they sound fine. I wear a hearing aid in one ear and I was getting frequent feedback in that ear. This was annoying and I returned these head phones. But they did have good sound except for the feedback. The feed back is a common problem for people who wear a hearing aid and it limits your choices in suitable headphones.
?? ?  Where is this headphone made in?
MARIO DANIEL C  These are made in Thailand
Shopper  What are differences between the MDR-V6 and the MDR-7506?
FUN F  Basically, the V6 is for listening, the 7506 is more for monitoring in a studio. The 7506 picks up background noise like hiss, etc, what engineers are listening for in checking the quality of their recording vs the V6. For a more detailed discussion, check out Ken Rockwell's website. Ken reviews both of these headphones separately. I have the V6 and think it is a good, economical pair of headphones.
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