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Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
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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 and it is not deatachable; 1/4-inch adapter included
- Folds up for storage or travel in provided soft case
- Frequency Response: 10Hz - 20 kHz
- These large diaphragm, foldable headphones feature a rugged construction, a secure, highly effective closed-ear design
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Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
This extremely high quality, unobtrusive, lightweight reference headphone has been engineered to be comfortable to wear for extended periods, making it ideal for use in broadcast and studio environments. A 40mm PET diaphragm and neodymium magnet provide performance exceeding the requirements of digital audio sources.
- Carrying Bag.
- Unimatch Plug.
- 40mm Driver Unit
- Closed-Ear Design
- Folding Construction
- Stereo Unimatch Plug
- Gold Connectors and OFC Cord
|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" and 1/8" applications|
|Gold Connectors and OFC Cord||Reliable and stable signal connection and transmission|
|Supplied Soft Case||Protective storage|
|Headphone Type||Dynamic, closed|
|Driver Size||40.0 mm|
|Plug Type||Gold, Stereo Unimatch plug 1/4" and 1/8"|
|Cord Length||Cord Length 9.8 ft|
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|
What's in the Box
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones, 1/4-Inch Adapter, Soft Case
Top customer reviews
Headphones I've tried include the following with my totally subjective sound rating on 10 point scale. YMMV.
Audio Technica ATH-M50X - highs a little subdued for my liking - 7
Beats Studio 2 Wireless - Subdued highs, some mid bass emphasis but not overpowering. 6
Bose QC25 - A little weak on bass and weak on highs, best ANC. 7
Bose QC35 - Can be a little bassy, especially at low volume. Bright highs. Best ANC. 9
JBL - EVEREST 700 - Way too bassy. 5.
JBL - Everest Elite 700 - Much better than non-Elite, 7
OPPO PM-3 - Excellent, expensive. 10
Sennheiser 202 - yuck. Too bassy, no highs, but cheap. 4
Sennheiser 280 - well balanced. 8
Sennheiser Momentum M2 - Close to perfection. 9.5
Sennheiser PXC-550 - wireless noise cancelling. These are excellent. 9
Sony - MDRXB950BT/B - Extra bass says it all. 4
Sony 7506 - Perfection 10
Out of all that I've tried the Sony 7506 are closest to perfection, to live performance. They are not bass heavy at all but can produce comfortable solid bass down to quite low frequencies. Tonal balance leans towards the upper mids and highs. Bright but not harsh. You end up hearing subtle sounds in the music that is missing with other headphones. Those who want more bass or don't want bright highs won't like these. But for my listening taste this matches perfectly.
They are also very comfortable. Many of the headphones listed above are not as comfortable. Either tight band or thin band or ear cups that aren't big or deep enough. These headphones are great. Biggest disadvantage vs. many that I've tried recently is that these are wired... with a long heavy cord easy to get caught on things. I was looking for a wireless headphone. But ultimately I couldn't find one at a reasonable price that sounded anywhere near as good as these. Next closest was the Sennheiser PXC-550, but at $400, wireless wasn't worth an extra $320. I also found that there were times I didn't want noise cancellation. Too bad Sony doesn't make a wireless headphone with anywhere near this sound.
Best of all, these are by far the cheapest of the decent sounding headphones I've listened to. The headphones in this list range in prices from $20 to $450.
Highly recommend the Sony 7506... if you like this sort of sound signature.
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.