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Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones - MDR-V6

Abt Model: MDRV6 | UPC Code: 027242402980
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Professional-Style Monitor Headphones/ Wide Padded Headband/ 40mm Drivers/ Accurate Bass And Crisp Highs And Midrange Tones/ 10 Feet Cord/ UniMatch Plug/ 5Hz - 30,000Hz Frequency Response/ Folding Design/ Soft Case Included/ Black Finish
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Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones - MDRV6

Feel the power of your music and enjoy the comfort and portability of the MDR-V6 studio 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.

Key Features:

  • Professional-style monitor headphones
  • Circumaural design reduces outside noise
  • 40mm diameter driver for deep, accurate bass
  • Wide, padded headband for long-lasting comfort
  • Oxygen-free copper litz cord for low noise
  • Folding design for easy portability
  • Stereo UniMatch® plug for indoor and outdoor use

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

Specifications:

Audio

  • Driver Unit : 40mm
  • Frequency Response : 5Hz - 30,000Hz
  • Impedance : 63 ohms
  • Sensitivity (db) : 106dB/mW

General

  • 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

Hardware

  • Cord : Oxygen-Free Copper; Single-sided
  • Headphone Type : Closed Circumaural, Dynamic

Power

  • Power Handling Capacity : 1.0W

Supplied Accessories

  • Soft Case

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Cord Length (Approx.): 120 in. (10 ft) (3.0m)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.65 lbs
  • Shipping: 1.15 lbs

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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  • The Sony MDR-V6 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
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TypeOver-Ear
Wired Or WirelessWired
iPod ControlsNo
Noise SuppressionNoise Isolation
Noise CancelingNo
Mobile Phone ControlsNo
MicrophoneNo
Power SwitchNo
Volume ControlNo
Water ResistantNo
  

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Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Good bass (3)
  • Good value (3)
  • Great sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home audio (3)
    • Music (3)
    • Portable devices (3)
    • Relaxing (3)
    • With my computer (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Classic Sony: Great Sound + Comfort

    I've owned two pairs of V6 headphones over the last 10 years and they've been some of the best investments I've ever made. I use my nice pair for desktop listening, while my aged...Read complete review

    I've owned two pairs of V6 headphones over the last 10 years and they've been some of the best investments I've ever made. I use my nice pair for desktop listening, while my aged beater pair with crumbling foam earpads (hey, they're nearly 10-years old and have seen thousands of hours of use) are used exclusively for the garage. Sound quality is solid, great bass and clear mids and highs...comfort is wonderful, but any headphone can become irritating when worn for eight hours straight. The coiled cord is also a bonus for desktop use, it lets you swivel around in your chair without excess cord getting caught up in your chair's wheels.

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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...Read complete 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.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great headphones

    By Jeth

    from Melbourne

    Comments about Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones:

    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.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Headphones

    By annadav72

    from Monterey, CA

    Comments about Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones:

    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.

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Headphones for the money

    By GusTheDude

    from New York, NY

    Comments about Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones:

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

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    5.0

    Fantastic for the Music Studio

    By docjsb

    from San Jose

    Pros

    • Sound, Fit, Comfort, Hold up Over Time

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones:

      I've had two pair of these. Very true sound reproduction when compared to playing the music through top end audio monitors. Perhaps a bit more bass through the headphones, and I have 18" drivers in the monitors, but it is a very close match. Nice long coil cord with 1/4" jack.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A true headphone " industry-standard".. a MUST!

      By tomato

      from Rome

      Comments about Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones:

      Up today I own about 25 headphones, and 3 of them are MDR-V6... why ? I always said and still say to my self... buy another one...before they will be superseded by a new model.... That's what happened with the 7506 and later models which, in my opinion sound not "warm" as the V6. Probably because of the new neodimium magnet (instead of the old Samarium-cobalt). True "flat" and neutral sounding, very deep Bass reproduction, focalized medium, and true WARM high frequencies... Even more they are really confortable, durable ( my older one -1989- is still PERFECT) moderate weight, fold-up design with a nice leather bag, classic nice shape and a long-strong twisted "oxygen-free" copper chord... If you need something more...you may probably need to spend more than 200$. An "historycal" but still present "Industry -Masterpiece".....

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      15+ years and still going strong

      By discotea

      from Detroit, MI

      Comments about Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones:

      I've had these headphones for ages now and finally changed the ear pads out. Not sure why i waited so long to change them out but it had made them comfortable to wear for hours at a time. Before with the Old Stock pads i would start to have ear pain after just 20 minutes of use. Dang i love these headphones even after 15+ years of use.

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      (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Listen to music the way its meant to be heard.

      By Tanish

      from India

      Comments about Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones:

      I've owned a pair for a year & a half. These headphones can make you hear sounds in your music which you never thought existed. The resolution of different instruments is nothing short of amazing. There's no extra punch in the bass and you'll get to hear the clear tight bass only where the musician intended you to (i.e. high quality precise bass). Be it techno, metal, classic or jazz, you hear the sound the way it was made. But be clear with the concept that these are not magic headphones !!!! You only get to hear what you input. So, if you play low bitrate music files, you get to hear low quality sound. But play FLAC or 320 kbps mp3 files and you get to hear sounds from heaven (BE CAREFUL!! You could die from sheer pleasure :D) The only bad thing, as I mentioned in the beginning, is the original earpads. Mine got worn out within the first year. Then I bought the Beyer Dynamic Velour Earpads, which actually doubled the hearing pleasure. My advice would be to buy the Beyer Dynamic earpads as soon as you buy the headphones and replace the original ones.

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      5.0

      Go for them!

      By Eddie

      from Florida

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones:

          Great Cans. Great insulation from environmental noise, impecable highs and clear mid range... extremely clear indeed. Swivel arms provide for space saving

          Service and delivery comments:

          Quickly shipped and arrived in inpecable condition. sure will buy from ABT again!

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          5.0

          25+ YO and still working GREAT

          By gaw1

          from The Great Pacific Northwest

          Pros

          • Excellent Phones

          Cons

          • Looking for new ear cups
          • mbr v6

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones:

            After out living several sterio componet systems, walkman's, diskman's and mp3 players, these are still my prefered headset. Looking for ear cup replacements. (Old ones still serviceable, just look ratty.) gaw

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            5.0

            incredible sound

            By slacdude

            from san francisco bay area

            Pros

            • Very High fidelity

            Cons

            • zero

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony Studio Monitor Series Black Headphones:

              Purchased in 1985 and still to this day are the best headphones I've personally experienced, and that list is long. You need not look any further for wonderful sound.

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