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Sony MDRV6 Monitor Series Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil

by Sony
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  • Samarium-cobalt magnets and 40mm drivers for powerful, detailed sound
  • Over-ear design provides comfort and outstanding reduction of external noises
  • 10-foot oxygen free copper cord ends in 3.5mm plug; 1/4-inch adapter included
  • Copper-clad aluminum voice coil wire for improved power handling
  • Wide frequency response of 5 Hz - 30 kHz
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Sony MDRV6 Monitor Series Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil + Beyerdynamic EDT 250 Velour Padded Earcushions for DT250, DT280, Sony MDR7506 and V6 Headphones (Pair) + Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSony
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height3.60 inches

Technical Details

  • Noise-Isolating-Feature

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 4.2 x 8.6 inches ; 10.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00001WRSJ
  • Item model number: MDRV6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,512 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Studio Monitor Type Headphones

Studio Monitor Type Headphones

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

Product Specifications

  • Driver Unit:40mm
  • Frequency Response:5Hz - 30,000Hz
  • Sensitivity (db):106dB/mW
  • 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
  • Cord:Oxygen-Free Copper; Single-sided
  • Headphone Type:Closed Circumaural, Dynamic
  • Power Handling Capacity:1.0W
  • Impedance:63 ohms
  • Cord Length (Approx.):10 ft (3.0m)

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Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Crystal clear sound quality from bass to mids to highs.
The BASS was Clean, Accurate and Not Overpowering, The MIDS were Clear and the HIGHS were Crisp without being overly bright.
M. Alexander
They are very comfortable on your head and you can wear them for hours without any problem.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

555 of 581 people found the following review helpful By J. Vinopal on December 14, 2005
I bought these headphones in 1992, and unlike most of the rest of the stuff I squandered my money on back then, these were and continue to be the real deal.

My earpads have flaked off their coating like everyone else. But no need to buy new phones, you can order the earpads from sony.com or some specialty audio stores:

MDR-V6/MDR-7506 Ear Pad

PART: X-2113-124-1

PRICE: $6.00 (US)
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125 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Michael on November 14, 2011
This is a review for non/ semi-audiophiles and casual music listeners looking for the best deal headphones in this price range.

These are classic headphones. Studios have been using them for years and EVERYONE in the music/ producing industry immediately recognizes these babies. And if you look for it, you can find them everywhere too.

BUT, what if you're just in the market for some good music headphones? You're not an audiophile per se, but you do enjoy good sound.

Well first of all, you have to understand these are "studio" headphones and the sound is "uncolored" and "flat". Yes the eq is flat. A lot of manufacturers "color" their headphones with extra warmth or bass. If you've owned Skullcandies, their sound is heavily bass emphasized. Same thing Beats by Dr. Dre, a very warm sound. The MDR-V6's don't have any of this extra coloration. Their purpose is to playback the natural, original sound of the recording. And in that regard, for the price, these CANNOT be beat. They have pristine clarity. And you will definitely find things in your music you have never heard before. The whole sound spectrum (bass, mids, treble) is perfectly represented. In other words, the quality of the sound is phenomenal, for any genre of music.

So if you want to hear your songs naturally as they were recorded, stop no further and click "Buy Now".

But what if you're more into bass-rich headphones, like Skullcandy. Or what if you were impressed with Beats by Dr. Dre or the Bose at the Best Buy sample booth. Those are warm headphones, and if you were expecting to find something similar to those at a fraction of the cost, these may not be for you. Sure the quality of sound of these Sony's is infinitely better than the Beats or Bose sets.
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119 of 122 people found the following review helpful By D. Wendel on November 2, 2006
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NOTE: These headphones are in every way the same as the MDR-7506's, well-loved headphones for studio work. Even the replacement part #'s are exactly the same. So this review is for either one (I bought both).

Anyone who has been listening to music on normal street headphones will be blown away by these. The first thing you notice is how soft and comfortable they are to wear - the earcups surround your ears, leaving no pressure on the ears themselves. Then, when the music starts, you notice:

1) background noise is blocked out

2) bass is full and punchy, not muddy, boomy, or distorted

3) every detail shines through

4) the music is LOUD for the given volume setting

Here are my comments on these four aspects:

1) background noise is blocked out

Because these headphones surround your ears and are "closed back," they really do diminish outside noise. It's nothing like the Bose active noise-cancelling headphones, though - these ones just turn down the volume on outside noise rather than pulling the plug on it. This is on purpose - many headphone designers feel that active noise cancellation discolors the sound too much.

2) bass is full and punchy, not muddy, boomy, or distorted

The drivers are big on these, and the CCAW coils let them draw power when they need it without getting muddy. If you do hear distortion, it's probably that your player can't dish up enough power, so try switching to a good amp. My portable CD players works fine though, and I hear ipods do too.

3) every detail shines through

These headphones are really detailed, meaning they reproduce high mids and trebles well.
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233 of 250 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Caines on March 14, 2000
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I can't recall how long I've owned my MDR-V6 phones, but it's easily been ten years. The sound is excellent, virtually uncolored, and unlike other top of the line headphones like Sennheiser's (which are VERY nice and well over $150.00) these sound as good used with a portable CD player as with a well powered home system.
It was time to replace them since the cord is finally shorting too much to ignore any longer and my ears are always covered with black stuff and foam from the disintegrating earcups. I asked around and a colleague who is the audio technician on a popular TV show told me without hesitation, these are the ones to buy. It's what he uses on the set and at home. I'm glad Sony still makes 'em. Maybe I should buy another pair for ten years down the road...

***(Additional comment added March 2014)***

A friend recently asked about the headphones I had plugged into my iPod. I let him listen to them and he was blown away. I told him to look for them on Amazon as it was one of the few places I've still seen them available at a reasonable price. Thirteen years after I wrote the original review above, and about twenty five since I purchased them, they are still going strong. Not many things last that long--outside of body parts. :)
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