Building upon previous success, the Sony MDR 7506 was inspired by the very successful MDR-V6 which was fabricated in 1985. Today, it has become an industry standard and remains considered as a reference for music producers, even though it has been around for nearly three decades. This Sony MDR 7506 Review will try to demonstrate how – by only making slight modifications – this high standard model has been able to retain the quintessence of its aura.
- overall rating 80% 80%
- Design & Comfort 75% 75%
- Sound Properties 85% 85%
- Features & Value 80% 80%
What makes the Sony MDR 7506 stand out?
Sony MDR-7506 Key Features
Sony MDR-7506 Review
Design & Comfort
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Nonetheless, some customers have complained about the fact that the padding might get warm during longer listening periods. Furthermore, you should expect the ear pads to slowly deteriorate after 2 or 3 years. However, these are easily replaceable for approximately 10$.
Some sound leakage should be expected but noise isolation is particularly good, even at a moderate level. Moreover, these headphones are great at blocking surrounding noises. Other than that, the ear cups are highly flexible and make it easier to find the perfect fit. In our opinion, the Sony MDR-7506 is at the same time, comfortable and considerably durable. This is what makes its overall quality highly praised.
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They make excellent reference headphones exactly for this reason. Permitting you to hear a lot of nuances, the pair has a smooth and captivating bass, which is detailed and tight, having a nice punch to it.
At the high end, the Sony MDR-7506 treble is clean and sharp without being harsh. As an example, cymbal crashes sound almost impeccable. In terms of sensitivity, the mids and highs are accurately represented. This will prove extremely beneficial for music producers who want to hear all the details.
Indeed, these headphones have been praised for accurately representing what you are listening to it. One of the few downsides of this pair is the sound-stage which is less qualitative compared to more open headphones.
Features & Value
- 80% 80%
Nonetheless, the synthetic leather bag is nothing special. An nondetachable (irreplaceable) coiled cable (10 feet) won’t satisfy all users. In the end, if these headphones are popular with the average consumer, this can be explained by the fact that the Sony MDR-7506 specs make them perform significantly better than a lot of headphone models costing almost twice as much.
Additionally, vocals may sound even more forthright, making these headphones overall more accurate. However, even though these headphones are almost as qualitative as their main competitors, with the included Sony MDR-7506 warranty, these headphones offer an unmistakable value for money.
How Does The Sony MDR-7506 Compare?
1. Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Review
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Nonetheless, the musical detail level makes these headphones suited for mixing and monitoring purposes. In other words, this a product which could benefit a great number of music producers who are looking for a reliable sound representation.
2. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Review
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Moreover, these headphones remain one of the best you’ll ever find for less than 200$. Comparing them to the Sony MDR-7506, the ATH-M50X are probably more comfortable and better sounding but for almost half the cost.
Still, this pair competes with headphones that are deemed superior (Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro & Audio-Technica ATH-M50x). In the end, their honest sound representation makes them an ideal companion (at an affordable price) for tracking and mixing in any studio.