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- Neodymium magnets and 40mm drivers for powerful, detailed sound
- Closed-ear design provides comfort and outstanding reduction of external noises
- 9.8-foot cord ends in gold-plated plug; 1/4-inch adapter included
- Folds up for storage or travel in provided soft case
- Frequency Response: 10Hz - 20 kHz
- 9.8-foot coiled cord and it is not deatachable
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|Item Dimensions||1 x 1 x 1 in||10 x 11.4 x 4.1 in||9.2 x 6 x 6 in||4.5 x 10.9 x 7.9 in|
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|Additional Features||foldable||foldable||Dj-Style||Designed for musicians, sound engineers, and producers|
Sony MDR7506 Professional Stereo Headphones are ideal for sound monitoring in recording studios, radio, film production, video, electronic news gathering - and virtually any application where high quality sound is required. The closed-ear design MDR-7506 is outrageously popular in pro and home recording studios. It features a rugged design, convenient folding construction, 40mm driver units, gold connectors and a professional-quality OFC (oxygen free copper) cord. Sony 7500 Series headphones offer a practical range of choices for everyone from the casual user to the studio pro. These include the MDR-7506 which is lauded by many professional studios and broadcasters. Features Rugged Design: Proven to be reliable in the toughest situations Folding Construction: Compactness in storage 40mm Driver Unit: For clear, high quality sound reproduction Closed-Ear Design: Comfort and reduction of external noise interference Stereo Unimatch Plug: 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch applications Gold Connectors and OFC Cord: Reliable and stable signal connection and transmission Supplied Soft Case: Protective storage AmericanMusical is an authorized dealer of Sony products.
The Sony MDR-7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone is a large diaphragm foldable headphone designed for professional studio and live/broadcast applications. These large diaphragm, foldable headphones feature a rugged construction, a secure, highly effective closed-ear design, and a 40 millimeter driver unit for clean, clear sound reproduction.
A neodymium magnet provides excellent power-handling, and 40-millimeter drivers deliver high-quality sound, with a wide frequency response of 10 Hz - 20 kHz.
Enjoy crystal-clear highs, present mids, and an extended low-end, for accurate monitoring.
Comfort and Isolation
The MDR-7506s feature a closed-ear design, which provides both comfort and outstanding reduction of external noises. Comfort is only enhanced by the generous headband padding.
A 9.8-foot coiled cord provides more than enough slack for working in a studio without removing the phones, whether you're the performer, the engineer, or both.
The included Stereo UniMatch plug allows use in both 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch applications, and a soft case for protective storage is included with the headphones--fold them up and stow them a way safely.
|Headphone Type:||Dynamic, closed|
|Driver Size:||40.0 mm|
|Frequency Response:||10Hz - 20 kHz|
|Power Handling Capacity:||1000mW|
|Plug Type:||Gold, Stereo Unimatch plug 1/4" and 1/8"|
|Cord Length:||9.8 feet|
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Sony MDR-7506 Headphones, 1/4-Inch Adapter, Soft Case
Top Customer Reviews
The headphone has an ultra-low impedance, 24 ohms, which means it can be easily powered by portable players, and achieve more than enough volume. Since a 1/4" screw-on adapter is included, so this headphone can be used equally well on your portable or your home stereo. Both the base mini plug and 1/4" adaptor are gold-plated. If use this headphone on a portable player with a large disc, you may be tempted to keep your most listened-to recordings uncompressed (or in the FLAC lossless format, for the few devices that support that).
According to my research, the headphones have an extremely even response over the whole spectrum. That means that what you are hearing is pretty close to the original intent when the music was mixed. Some users have complained that the bass response is low -- but I think that's compared to headphones / earbuds / in-ear monitors whose bass response is too high. If you don't like the bass response, simply change the equalizer settings on your unit.
The headphone has a closed design, blocking out outside sounds. This is the best way to go in my opinion, because with outside noise you need to raise the volume higher to achieve the same clarity, and you risk damaging your hearing. These headphones can be played at low volumes and still sound great. The only other option for "closed-ear" is some of the ear-sealing in-ear-monitors, but the good ones are very, very expensive. The in-ear-monitors also have the disadvantage that the sounds of brushing the cable, and even sometimes your own breathing and heartbeat, is trasmitted to your ear.
The headphone can also be used as a monitor headphone, i.e. to hear what you are recording while you are recording it--that in fact is it's primary intent. There is basically no sound leakage so it works very well--also meaning your won't annoy those around you when you listen to music. I own a Sony Hi-MD (MZ-RH910), which I record voice audio with, and so this monitor ability is very welcome.
I find the headphone very comfortable. Like any closed headphone, it does make your ears warm, but I have not found this to be noticably uncomfortable. I believe this headphone is suppossed to be more over-the ear rather than on the ear (i.e. like Sennheiser HD 25-SP), but be warned that the opening for each ear is small -- my ears barely fit in them, and I do not have large ears. From a comfort point of view, I recommended that you try this set on before purchasing them. I tried mine on before buying and purchased them from a retail outlet. Another plus for this set is that only one cable comes out of the left side of the unit, the connection to the right channel is through the arch over your head. Furthermore, the cable drops out about 1 inch from your neck, so it usually doesn't touch you. I find this greatly preferable to having cables hanging out of both sides of your head that always seem to be brushing you somewhere. All earbuds, in-ear-monitors, and even many hyper-expensive headsets (i.e. Sennheiser HD 650), have cables coming out of both ears.
The Sony 7506 headphone is super-rugged, exceptional quality from start to finish.
The only possible negative I see is the cable -- it's a non-removable, long, thick, heavy-duty coiled cable. For use on your home stereo, it's great. But for use outside the home on a digital music player, it is inconvenient, as the bundled coiled cable probably takes as much space as your player. However, it's not unusable, from the left earpiece there is just enough straight cable to reach down to your waist -- where you can stuff the coiled cable in your pocket or in a case along with your player. But if you plan on using this mostly on a digital player outside your home, this alone could a be deal buster. It is also fairly bulky to carry around. You can probably forget about using this headphone on your bicycle, or while jogging, or anything where you are moving around outside.
Overall, this is a very well made set of headphones that will deliver beautiful and pristine sound at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.
The overall design of the headphones is fairly good. They are structurally well designed for the most part.
- Noise isolation is mediocre. You can hear people saying things through these depending on the volume.
- Sound leakage on the original pads is fairly low. People won't have to hear your music when it is at a fairly loud volume.
- Extremely long, coiled cable with 1/4-inch adapter. Possibly gold connections.
- Sturdy cable design. Each cable bend point is reinforced with additional rubber. Soldering to the driver seems sturdy as well, it should be able to withstand most tugs. This is usually not an issue with the gargantuan coiled cable. The coiled cable also prevents a large number of tangles!
- The headband is fairly comfortable. You could easily find a cover for it if it becomes a problem.
- Cup adjustment pieces have numbers on them to ensure a specific setting.
The problems I've had with these over time:
- Headband will lose its tension between your ears over time. These headphones no longer fit as soundly on my head as they used to.
- Faux leather pads will need to be replaced. I have included a picture of both of my ripped pads which I replaced with "Beyerdynamic EDT250V Headphone Ear Pads Black" these will create some additional noise leakage.
- The wire that connects the drivers to the headband can get stuck in the housing. (see picture) This may wear the wire a bit.
- Cable is extremely long. This can be an issue when you want to use these headphones outside of their intended purpose. The cable is generally a bit heavy, causing strain to the connections. I very often have to move it around to have it stop bothering me. The cable can be replaced with some soldering. There have been projects modifying the headphones to have a detachable cable. Google "Sony MDR-7506 Detachable Cable Mod" that I believe would improve the design of the headphones.
- Like all over the ear headphones, these will be uncomfortable with glasses. They do become very uncomfortable after a few hours.
- While these do come with a transport bag, even the fold up design makes them a bit of a pain to transport. This is to be expected.
- Fold up design doesn't center the cups when the length of each ear cup is at minimum. (See picture) Not sure what this does to the longevity of the headband.
- The blue portion of the "Professional" stickers on the sides are decals. One of mine peeled off. It looks similar, but is starting to disappear, and collects dust. (see picture)
Aside from a few gripes, these are still my favorite set of headphones. They simply sound right. I was appalled to go to the store and listen to some Bose headphones and hear how bad the quality was in comparison: for a set of $300 headphones.
These are undoubtedly worth the price. Don't hesitate to buy them if you can overlook the problems i have had.