The Sony MDR-7506 were first introduced in 1991 and too this day have been a mainstay in most professional studios. With the professional market in mind the headphones offer a well balanced sound with good bass tones solid mids and crystal clear highs if i had to pick a week note in terms frequency it would be the bass as i feel it doesn’t offer that “punch” below 55 hertz that other headphones offer but it more than makes up for it. Overall, an excellent pair of headphones and one that i use personally, everyday!!!
|Incredible value for money|
|well balanced sound will solid bass tones, very clear mids and crystal clear highs|
|Solid Build construction, very comfortable for long sessions|
|Two 40mm drivers @ 24ohms,which can be easily powered and even allows mobile devices to reach very high levels!!|
|Includes a clip adjustment for precise adjustments on head|
|Includes pleather bag for protection & transportation|
|The ear pads don't offer the best comfort, they can also get hot after several hours of use.|
|Has a non- detectable coiled cable that some people might not like|
|The ear pads degrade after a year's worth of use.|
The headphones consist of a strong durable plastic. The headband is made up of exterior pleather, with two metal brackets contained within it. The inner headband has a adequate amount of padding and doesn’t get uncomfortable after long uses. The left ear cup has a coiled cable that can stretch to about 10 feet.It is important to note that this cable cannot be removed so if you are not a fan, it’s something to take into consideration before buying.
The connection consists of a 3.5mm connector but it does include a 6.5mm connection that screws on for the best connection. The headphones can be adjusted on each side of the ear cups and have a click adjustment for precise headphone placement and can extent quite a bit to accommodate heads of all shapes and sizes. On each ear cup there is a small cable that runs from the end of the headband too the ear cups, from my own personal experience with these headphones i never had any problems with this cable but it is something you need to be aware of and careful of.
The ear pads themselves are of an oval circuit shape and will fit, for the most part over the ears. The padding itself is quite comfortable but after several hours of use, they can get hot. You can get Beyerdynamic Ear Pads that will fit this, this will offer much more comfort but will cost you extra but if you are wearing these headphones for hours at a time, the comfort will out weight the cost.
The Sony MDR-7506 are packing a 40mm driver and are only 24ohms which makes them very easy to power and as a result you get plenty of volume perfect if you want to listen to your mixes on your phone when your on the go!.
Comfort & fit – 5/5
These headphones do a great job at accommodating people with heads of different shapes and sizes. If you have larger than average ears you might find the edge of your ears pressing against the ear pads.From a personal standpoint they fit over my ears quite comfortably.
Overall these headphones are very comfortable and can be worn for hours at a time, even longer if you go with the Beyerdynamic ear pads mentioned above .
Sound Quality – 5/5
The sound quality of these headphones are ASTOUNDING considering the price point of these headphones.They sound better than other headphones that almost cost twice as much.The tonal balance is almost perfect, with little to no flaws.
These are excellent reference headphones. They do a very good job of allowing you to hear a lot of the nuances in your music.They are really pleasing to listen too as they are not covered up with muddy bass. The mid range is clean and the vocals are detailed and just sound amazing. If you want better sounding vocals than these you really need to spend $100 to $200 more!! Yes their that good!!!
Design & Build Quality – 4.5/5
The sony mdr 7506’s are very solid headphones with a few imperfection here and there. The ear pads don’t offer the best comfort level and i find that they degrade after about a years use. The headphones have an non detachable coiled cable which might discourage some people but for the sound quality that they posses,it is a gripe that i can live with.
Noise Isolation – 5/5
These headphones do a great job at blocking out external sounds, even at moderate levels it can be hard to hear any external sounds. They are used a lot by vocalists because they can hear the themselves and the mix through the headphones without any bleed occurring. Overall a excellent pair of headphones for noise isolation
Price – 5/5
The Sony MDR 7506 are an excellent pair of headphones. Weather you are using them for personal use or for professional use.They retail for around $85, however the price does go up and down depending on amazon stock. I use these headphones personally and for that price, its a steal.
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