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Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil

by Sony
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,065 customer reviews) 144 answered questions

Price: $109.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • Neodymium 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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  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 4.2 x 8.6 inches ; 10.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00001WRSJ
  • Item model number: MDRV6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,065 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

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A headset system designed for audio professionals. 40 mm drivers deliver accurate sound throughout the frequency range. Circum-aural design keeps ears comfortable. Reduces noise from the outside world. Copper-Clad Aluminum Wire (CCAW) Voice Coil enhances movement of PET diaphragm.

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Product Specs
  • Headband: Wide, adjustable, single, folding ear-cups
  • Cord Length (Approx):10 ft (3.0m)
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz - 30,000Hz
  • Sensitivity (db): 106dB/mW
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Power Handling Capacity: 1.0W
  • Impedance:63 ohms
Sony UniMatch Plug

with fixed mini plug for portable use and detachable phone plug for home hi-fi use

Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones

Professional-Style Headphones

For monitoring your recordings and high-fidelity listening

Circum-Aural design reduces noise from the outside world.

Oval ear-pads for extra isolation.

40 MM diameter drivers to provide wide surface area for superb dynamics and deep bass down to 5 Hz.

Oxygen-free copper litz cord for maximum conductivity and minimum noise.

Comfort and Portability

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 and easy portability.

Rugged design for heavy-duty use.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
510 of 520 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review for Casual Music Listeners November 14, 2011
By Michael
Package Type:Standard Packaging
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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642 of 673 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Owner since 1992 December 14, 2005
Package Type:Standard Packaging
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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179 of 184 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great headphones November 2, 2006
Package Type:Standard Packaging|Verified Purchase
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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319 of 341 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony MDRV6 Headphones - A Classic March 14, 2000
Package Type:Standard Packaging|Verified Purchase
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Sound
Great sound, and doesn't try and "game" the sound. I use for video production and works great.
Published 1 hour ago by KeS
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding monitor headphones
Best headphones I've ever owned; bought this to replace another set that wore out. Accurate, flat frequency response ideal for music or video production.
Published 2 days ago by John G. McDaid
5.0 out of 5 stars clear and comfortable
Best headphones on the planet!!!!!!!
Published 3 days ago by Craigypoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Headphones
Incredible clarity of sound, you'll listen to songs you have loved for years and find entirely new depth to them. The flat EQ lets a songs real sound and mood come out. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Jeffrey Fraser
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome phone
Great sound
Published 5 days ago by Sleepless
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Love 'em.
Published 6 days ago by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy these headphones first
These headphones beat any others I've tried in the sub $400 range.

Since I first acquired these about a decade ago, I've bought 5 or 6 other headphones in an attempt to... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Samual Ledbetter
3.0 out of 5 stars Probably great for their purpose, but not for what I used them for.
The sound was good and the headphones were comfortable, but I really wanted a pair that I could wear while at work and the cord length was just massively too long. Read more
Published 14 days ago by John B
5.0 out of 5 stars ... pair of these in 1985 and they were the best headphones I ever...
I bought a pair of these in 1985 and they were the best headphones I ever heard. This new pair is every bit as good as the $300+ headphones I tried in comparison. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Geoffrey Cromwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing for the price.
The real deal, and great quality! Silibants are slightly hissy, but that's the only con I've found--not enough to remove a full star for. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Ziarre
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