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This review is from: Sony MDRV6 Monitor Series Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil (Electronics)
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
PRICE: $6.00 (US)
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Initial post: Jun 1, 2007 8:28:47 PM PDT
If only I would have read this about two weeks ago. I had an old pair of these whose ear pads pretty much disintegrated. I thought it was a shame to throw them out, but, the pads were just too thrashed.
Posted on Mar 5, 2008 8:27:34 AM PST
Eleanor Rigby says:
FYI, it's now March 2008 and I just ordered replacement pads from Sony, they still carry them for $6 for each ear, plus $2 s/h. For $14 I can have these headphones for another 15 years!
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2008 9:45:54 PM PDT
Eleanor can you please provide me with a link or some sort of instructions on how to get the replacement pads? My pads are shot but I've been trying for about an hour to track down the replacement pads on sony.com with no success. Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2008 7:26:50 PM PDT
T. Drake says:
In case you haven't found how to get them yet (or if anyone else wants to know), Sony lists them on their parts website (http://servicesales.sel.sony.com/ecom/ac
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2008 1:00:25 PM PDT
S. Box says:
Where did you get $2 shipping. Website currently says $6.95.
Bought mine in 1995, so $20 for another 10 years is no big deal.... but.
Posted on Dec 5, 2008 8:57:00 PM PST
Beyerdynamic sells replacement pads for its DT250 and DT280 headphones that also perfectly fit the Sony MDR-V6 or MDR-V7506. Beyer's pads are velour and are much more comfortable and durable than Sony's pleather pads; you can find them online for about $20, and they're well worth the price, in my opinion.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009 6:43:03 PM PDT
Thanks "cranky consumer". I did not know replacement pads were avaiable. I think the pads are the only significant weakness of the 7506 cans. Your information certainly adds life to an already superior product.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2009 3:06:50 PM PDT
Christopher Wolff says:
Warning: the Beyer 250 felt/velvet pads are much deeper than the Sony pads. This increased distance causes the mid-bass band lower mid-range band to decrease in SPL substantially, while allowing the upper mid and treble to remain about the same level. This causes the sound to become very thin/cold. To use the Beyer pads properly, you need to find a way to compress them to the same thickness. You may abe able to put them into boiling water and apply a weight over them for 15-30 seconds; this should change the state of the internal foam cushion; when you pull them out of the water, keep a weight on them to compress them to the desired thickness, and as the foam cools in this position, it should retain the new shape/compression. Warning: I have used this process on other cloth covered headphone pads, but never on the Beyerdynamic pads specifically. Try the mod at your own risk.
Posted on Aug 7, 2009 11:40:20 AM PDT
Dark Tech says:
do these headphones have a built in volume control?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2009 5:24:13 PM PDT
Definitely not. As they shouldn't.