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Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones  

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The professional-quality Sony Pro MDR-7506 Headphones let you hear it all. Premium 40mm drivers reproduce every musical nuance. Closed-ear design gives a tight bass response, practically eliminates ex... Click To Read More About This Product

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The professional-quality Sony Pro MDR-7506 Headphones let you hear it all. Premium 40mm drivers reproduce every musical nuance. Closed-ear design gives a tight bass response, practically eliminates external noise, and snuggles over the ears for hours of comfort. Frequency response is a flat 10Hz to 20kHz so you accurately hear what's on tape. Gold-plated connectors prevent rust and corrosion, and a UniMatch plug is provided for both 1/4 in. and 1/8 in. jacks. Phones fold for easy storage. We recommend the MDR-7506 for applications where hearing accuracy is crucial. Includes soft case.

Features
  • 40mm driver unit
  • Closed-ear design
  • Folding construction
  • Stereo uni-match plug
Specifications
  • General
    Ear coupling: Over-ear
    Operating principle: Closed
    Frequency response: 10Hz – 20kHz
    SPL: Not specified
    Driver size: 40mm
    Noise cancelling: No
    Other
    Weight: 8.1 oz
    Cable type: Coiled
    Cable Length: 9.8 ft.
    Connector: 1/8 in. with 1/4 in. adapter
    Built-in mic: No
    Bluetooth connectivity: No
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SonyMDR-7506 Professional Headphones
 
4.8

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (27)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Durable (12)
  • Versatile (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (18)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Performances (9)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Home audio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (9), Novice (7), Audiophile (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding Clarity

Mirror-flat response, very accurate source representation, and absolutely no coloration or dampening exhibited. Very sensitive to the entire frequency spectrum. No audible fatigue noticed after several hours of wear. Excellent Choice.

Mirror-flat response, very accurate source representation, and absolutely no coloration or dampening exhibited. Very sensitive to the entire frequency spectrum. No audible fatigue noticed after several hours of wear. Excellent Choice.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice bass and rugged design.

I've used this model on several occasions. I want to rip them off my head every time I use them with audio that contains a lot of midrange frequencies such as piano or voice....Read complete review

I've used this model on several occasions. I want to rip them off my head every time I use them with audio that contains a lot of midrange frequencies such as piano or voice. Vocals and pianos specifically sound extremely unnatural with these headphones as if you're listening to them through an old fashoned keyhole. The only thing these headphones have going for them is their solid deep bass response. This model looks rugged and does fold up into one nice compact piece. They are generally comfortable to wear but I just can't keep em on for very long due to my distaste for their sound signature. Overall I wouldn't recommend this pair of headphones. A pair of Sony MDR-V150's sound better in my opinion.

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(109 of 121 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Clarity

By Tim

from Chicago

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones:

Mirror-flat response, very accurate source representation, and absolutely no coloration or dampening exhibited. Very sensitive to the entire frequency spectrum. No audible fatigue noticed after several hours of wear. Excellent Choice.

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful in every way

By Keith R. Brock

from Milford, Pa

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones:

I consider myself to be a professional audiophile. I pay very close attention to all dynamics of a product and choose not to write reviews unless the product is THAT good. These headphones are THAT good. They touch upon the entire frequency spectrum with clear, concise, undistorted accuracy. A nice flat curve but with great fidelity. Great for studio and general use. The highs never become obnoxious to the point where it becomes piercing, the lows sound wonderful, bassy in the ow range, tighter in the mids - never sounding too bassy or muddy - they retain a nice response at any volume level throughout the frequency spectrum. Excellent quality for the cost. I have tried on a reputable pair of phones that were in the $500 range and these sound much better. Sony provides you with a great cost point and excellent sound and build quality - this product will not disappoint.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Standard

By Zakk

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones:

These reproduce a flat, clear sound, optimal for live monitoring, boom mic operators, even mixing in a pinch where no near-fields are accessible. They work extremely well for enjoying your favorite music from your personal audio device (but expect to hear the digital artifacts common with low quality audio encoding if you choose to use that for your player) I also use these for DJ-ing events as well, not the best for that, but they work just fine. Plenty loud. They are THE industry standard by which all others are judged. You will find them in every recording studio, tour bus, television studio, movie set, etc etc. I have had them for going on 10 years now, I have abused the hell out of them, they are durable. Nearly EVERY part is replaceable or serviceable.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Where Have I been all these years

By Onemusician

from Richmond, VA

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones:

One word. WOW! I am a hobbyist musician, I do a lot of recording with Synths and computers, I owned a pair of Sony's MDR-200 for years, I have always thought those were decent sounding and never opted for anything else. When my headphones finally broke, I splurged on this, and man am I glad. These things are dead on spot accurate, they have a flat frequency response and are good for mixing. You can hear nuances of sounds, and don't have to turn them up very loud. One of the best purchases I made. The only thing disappointing about them is that the sides near the head are overcurved and thus make them look quite large (kinda like Football coaches Headphones), but who cares.

(8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Nice bass and rugged design.

By Brian

from Grand Rapids, Michigan

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones:

I've used this model on several occasions. I want to rip them off my head every time I use them with audio that contains a lot of midrange frequencies such as piano or voice. Vocals and pianos specifically sound extremely unnatural with these headphones as if you're listening to them through an old fashoned keyhole. The only thing these headphones have going for them is their solid deep bass response. This model looks rugged and does fold up into one nice compact piece. They are generally comfortable to wear but I just can't keep em on for very long due to my distaste for their sound signature. Overall I wouldn't recommend this pair of headphones. A pair of Sony MDR-V150's sound better in my opinion.

(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

But can't beat the V6

By Paul

from NYC

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones:

Yes, although the 7506 are the "professional" version of the "consumer" MDR-V6, the V6 actually have a broader frequency response range and the V6's do actually sound richer. I am not an audiophile but I do notice a difference. I use the V6's for audio production and normal everyday listening (iPod, etc.) and I've tried the 7506 and I stand by my word - V6 is the way to go.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great headphones

By Ruvim Trofimovich

from east bethel, mn

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones:

I use these headphones when i play on the drums with my band and I have to say, they are great. We hook them up to the sound board and i can hear every instrument clear as day. The bass and the highs sound beautiful. They are also very noise reducing, so when im playing my drums, i can hear them just right that they dont get to loud. I would reccomend these for dj's, mixers, instrumentalists; anywhere where you need to moniter other instruments. Great headphones at a great price.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic

By Cody

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones:

These phones are great for two reasons. First off, you will notice right away they are sonically flat and uncolored. Very accurate in that regard. Secondly, because they are the most widely used headphone your representation while using them will be just as that of the vast majority of musicians that use them.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Loud and bright

By Tom from Gloucester

from Gloucester, MA USA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Bright
  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Loud
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones:

    I'm a professional musician and recording artist (rock). For thirty years I've used a pair of Sennheiser headphones (now they're vintage, I suppose!), and I wanted to diversify. The Sony Studio Monitor headphones are louder and brighter than my old Sennheisers - but this is not necessarily always a good thing. The Sennheisers produce what I would call "concert hall" sound, while the Sonys produce "night club" sound. I don't know any other way to describe it. The Sony headphones produce ear fatigue much more quickly. It's like eating a steak vs. birthday cake. The birthday cake sure tastes good... but the sugar high isn't very nice in the long run. I'm happy to have both pairs so I can compare when mixing.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Been using these for years and don't trust much else

    By Ryan R

    from Hoboken, NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Everyday Home Use
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Production
      • Sound Imaging
      • Sound Restoration

      Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones:

      I've used these headphones for 10 years at my current job for almost 8 hours a day and I wouldn't even think of switching headphones. I've been an audio producer for 10 years at the same company and use these every day. 10 years and last year I just got a new pair. Where I work I unfortunately can't use my $1000 studio monitors because of lack of soundproofing and adjacent offices that I would disrupt. I was given these headphones when I started and loved them. I use them for audio imaging, production, mixing and mastering. When I finish a project I listen back on the studio monitors and it's a match. These headphones give you a clean, exact representation of the sound being input to them. They don't add bass that wasn't there like other headphones that are more advertised for general public use. These give you the TRUE source sound.

      They are COMFORTABLE! I wear these for 10 hours a day sometimes. Most over-ear headphones squeeze your head and these don't. The padding makes them comfortable. Now, if you wear them as much as I do the foam will start to break up over 3 years or so...they sell padding replacements!! The only thing that killed my last pair after almost 8 years was that the wire rubbed raw against a desk corner it ran across. Nothing actually wrong with the phones. It was 8 years of a wire rubbing on a desk corner.

      Guess I should mention that I even use these at home. Also, because of me, so does my 65 year old mother. She loves listening to Yanni on them. I hear "Reflections of Passion" is "utterly beautiful" through these, haha. I can't speak higher of these. Totally pro all around.

      You don't need to spend more money because in this case money doesn't equal performance. If I want pure audio quality I'll ESPECIALLY pick these over more expensive headphones. I don't want bass, or "noise-cancelling" stuff added by headphones because that's what a consumer wants. If you're looking at these it's because you want true sound.

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