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Sony MDR-7506 Headphones  

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      Top rated for accurate, detailed music reproduction.

      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" and 1/8" jacks. Phones fold for easy storage. We recommend the MDR-7506 for applications where hearing accuracy is crucial. Includes soft case.


       
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      SonyMDR-7506 Headphones
       
      4.6

      (based on 86 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (65)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      92%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (5)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home studio (6)
        • Professional recording (5)
        • Amateur recording (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Solid. Reliable. Pro.

        I've been mixing and mastering with the 7506's since 1994. They are a solid performer with consistent results.

        I've also tried(own) Sennheiser HD280 and Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro. Both...Read complete review

        I've been mixing and mastering with the 7506's since 1994. They are a solid performer with consistent results.

        I've also tried(own) Sennheiser HD280 and Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro. Both are great, but do not work for me as well on the job.

        I should note I still mix on Yamaha NS-10's for some perspective. The 7506's are the most NS-10 friendly IMO. If you do not like mixing on NS-10's than you may prefer DT770's or HD280's for their low end boost.

        For the money they are great and will work in all studio applications.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Best headphones for the money period

        I had been using a mix of different phones in my studio for years. The best were Stantons. I also had some Nadys, Pioneer and Koss phones. I have a 4 channel stereo...Read complete review

        I had been using a mix of different phones in my studio for years. The best were Stantons. I also had some Nadys, Pioneer and Koss phones. I have a 4 channel stereo headphone amp that I run from the mixer for recording. I was getting such different sounds through all these different phones that I decided to look for 4 pair of the same kind that had decent quality but wouldn't break the bank. After reading such good reviews on the Sonys I bought a pair to try them out. After listening I went back and bought 3 more pair the next day. Now I don't have to do nearly as much adjustment on phone monitor mixes and they sound incredible for the price. I sometimes use them for scratch mixes and settings and they have a much flatter response than any other phones I've owned. Of course, I would never do a final mix on any headphones because they can't compare in accuracy to a good pair of pro reference monitors, but the Sonys are close enough for rough mixing in your home studio at 3 in the morning. The only complaint I have is that the jacks are 1/8" with a 1/4" adaptor when they should be the other way around. Almost all studio gear has 1/4" jacks and these phones are supposed to be more for that type of use than with MP3 and portable CD players or they wouldn't have such a long cord. Other than that minor complaint, these headphones are by far the best deal for the money.

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        5.0

        BEST I EVER HD

        By xenomorph

        from lv-426

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

            I have broken every set of headphones I have ever owned, and was looking for a pair that not only had sound quality but also durability . I hope I wear out the ear cups before they break. they sound great!

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            4.0

            Headphones for many uses

            By JOHNNY K

            from Pacific Northwest

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Pads Are First To Go

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Laptop Computer Sound
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

            I've owned three sets; ear pad covers break apart after a few years, but the phones continue to work well after ten years' use. Replacement pads available for purchase would be a great idea. I always heard great sound through these phones. Although the coil cord is heavier and bulkier than phones with straight cords, I think the coil cord has more durable wiring. I like these headphones to listen to clean sound without external noise - good ear cup coverage.

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            5.0

            Excellent Separation of Sound

            By Bluewolf

            from Tracy CA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Separation Of Sound
            • Very comfortable

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

            From the very first use I noticed fantastic separation of each instrument in the mix. These are now my main reference monitors. They seem very comfortable, and while they do not have noise cancelling capabilities, they do block out most of the outside noise.

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            5.0

            Great Headphones

            By Gato pardo

            from Oklahoma City

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

            • Bulky/Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

            While most reviews on headphones relate to the bottom and ceiling of the frequency very few really deal with clarity and this headphones really separate clearly every sound. You can really hear clearly every instrument.
            Low frequencies are clear, the medium frequencies are strong as they should and the highs are crisp.

            To test this, listen to a studio track from led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones, you'll feel their presence in your room!
            Please use a good quality recording for this.

            The ear cups look fragile, All my Sony Headphones needed a replacement at one point in time or another. Fortunately there are replacements. just don't use velour on this cans, it will kill the low frequencies to a degree.
            The coiled cable adds weight to the set, so i'm going to splice it and replace it with a straight cable.

            I'm so happy with this, i'm going to purchase four more.

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            5.0

            Better than more expensive cans

            By Hollywood

            from Austin

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Comfortable
            • Good price

            Cons

            • Coiled Cord
            • Earpads wear out

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

            Compared to the far more expensive RH-300 I just bought, these sony headphones are much better quality. punchy tones, tight bass, clear high end, comfortable. very crisp even at low volumes when mixing and listening for subtle nuances. Ear pads wore out over a year, but can be replaced for under 10. In the vocal booth there is no bleed (when worn properly of course) Not great for a live show setup, because they don't completely isolate outside noise.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Simply one of the Best

            By Greenwood

            from Jackson Hole, Wyoming

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

              These are my go to headsets for the studio. I've tried others, even more expensive ones but I always come back to these. A great product especially for the price!

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solid. Reliable. Pro.

              By JasonSwen

              from Minnepolis, MN

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

                    I've been mixing and mastering with the 7506's since 1994. They are a solid performer with consistent results.

                    I've also tried(own) Sennheiser HD280 and Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro. Both are great, but do not work for me as well on the job.

                    I should note I still mix on Yamaha NS-10's for some perspective. The 7506's are the most NS-10 friendly IMO. If you do not like mixing on NS-10's than you may prefer DT770's or HD280's for their low end boost.

                    For the money they are great and will work in all studio applications.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great for band tracking in studio

                    By Rockin Roller

                    from Roller Music Pro Recording Studio

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Everyone Loves The Sound

                    Cons

                    • A Little Exaggerate Top E
                    • Cumbersome

                    Best Uses

                    • In Studio Track Session

                    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

                    all my studio clients love the way there headphone mixes sound even better than the flat mains. cuts right through the mud of a basic tracking session and people enjoy playing more because they love what they are hearing.

                    the negative is that they are cumbersome and people fumble them around trying to unfold them (of course they are musicians what do you expect)

                    they are also guns. lots of gain for the deaf players without distortion!

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                    5.0

                    Review

                    By Chris

                    from LA and NH

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

                    The sound quality is amazing! I'm able to mix and master so it sounds professional. Other than the design making it feel like it could break, they are exactly what I needed to go to the next level.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    MDR-7506 Product Review...

                    Pros

                    • They sound great

                    Cons

                    • Bad construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Hobbiest Usage

                    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

                    They sound great for the money;but the things keep falling apart after one or so years of just minimal usage;or casual product usage and no product misusage!? This is my second pair in about 3 years;and there's already something wrong with the physical mechanical components;but not the sound parts of it actually. First time the ear pad arm broke off after 1 and half years of usage;then the next pair the ear pad fell completely apart! Bad construction on these units.

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