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Sony MDR-7506 Circumaural Closed-Back Professional Monitor Headphone

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The MDR-7506 is a staple within the recording, film and live arenas. Due to its low impedance and closed ear design, the headphone does an outstanding job of cutting down background noise while providing plenty of volume in the studio or in the field. Additionally, the closed design helps eliminate "headphone bleed" when overdubbing in the studio.

The MDR-7506 is an around-the-ear design and is ideal for use with MIDI workstations, camcorders or other equipment with less than powerful headphone amplification. The headphone has a foldable design, making it convenient to store or transport, and its coiled cable allows it to stretch and spring back into place whenever you need a bit more reach.

Circumaural closed-back stereo headphone ideal for use in professional applications
40mm diameter drive units deliver deeper bass, lower distortion and wider dynamic range
Neodymium magnets for maximum energy and minimum size
Compact, foldable design
Coiled cable allows for better mobility, and reach, while also preventing snags from tugging the headphones right off your ears
OFC cable and gold plated Unimatch plug provides both 1/8" mini-jack and 1/4"TRS phono connectivity
Type Circumaural, closed-back
Frequency Range 10 Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance 63 Ohms
Sensitivity 104dB SPL/mW
Maximum Input Power 1000 mW
Connectors 1/8" stereo mini-jack, with 1/8" to 1/4" TRS phono adapter
Cable Length 10' (3 m)
Weight 7.8 oz (221 g)
Sony MDR-7506 Circumaural Closed-Back Professional Monitor Headphone
  • Soft Case
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    SonyMDR-7506 Headphone
     
    4.7

    (based on 739 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (562)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (160)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (414)
    • Lightweight (369)
    • Compact (367)
    • Durable (357)
    • Comfortable (285)

    Cons

    • Bulky/heavy (13)
    • Not durable (11)
    • Too much ambient noise (9)
    • Unattractive design (9)
    • Flimsy construction (8)

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (241)
    • Home studio (223)
    • Music (178)
    • Amateur recording (175)
    • Home audio (169)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (185), Personal (109)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (281), Audiophile (94), Gear head (86), Novice (59), Professional musician (57)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (171), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Work Headphones

    I use these every day in my job. I work in the games industry, and I needed a pair of headphones with great audio quality for game dialogue. I also wanted headphones that...Read complete review

    I use these every day in my job. I work in the games industry, and I needed a pair of headphones with great audio quality for game dialogue. I also wanted headphones that could block out noise without noise-canceling technology. These headphones really help block out the noise around me - even better than my Bose noise-canceling headphones. When the Bose would cut out ambient noise, they voices around me were much more prominent. These effectively work as mufflers, helping to block out the ambient noise and the voices. The sound quality is also fantastic - I've heard things in dialogue (such as a tiny chair squeak) that others could not detect. These have been a great choice for work. They are also durable - I've dropped them a few times and dragged them along with my rolling chair and they still look new. They fold up, which is also handy and came with a carrying case. I only gave them four stars because I have a small head and the headband portion makes my head sore if they aren't in exactly the right position.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good product, poor quality control

    Great sound, not too tinny or to bassy, more neutral than my Bose set.

    1/4" jack was faulty right out of the box. Easy to replace but annoying...Read complete review

    Great sound, not too tinny or to bassy, more neutral than my Bose set.

    1/4" jack was faulty right out of the box. Easy to replace but annoying for a supposed high quality set of headphones.

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    5.0

    Great set of over the ear headphones

    By Antinoitikos

    from NYC

    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

    I remember using a set more than 8 years ago and couldn't stand the uncomfortable feeling it left, as well as leaving my ears sore. These fit over my entire ear, are breathable to a certain extent and I can hear things I never caught before in songs. Would definitely recommend this pair to anyone!

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    5.0

    College Tested

    By deecee12

    from New Mexico

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

        I use the Headphones while at college. Noise abounds in the classes, these headphones are amazing. My Professor chose these headphones and I used them in my video class. Had to have them after that. They are great blocking out noise, and it really has great sound as well.

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        4.0

        Impressed

        By Frijoleros

        from Washington

        Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

        I have been very happy with the Sony headphones. The quality, sound isolation, and comfort are better than I expected for the price.

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        5.0

        Highly recommended

        By Ol

        from Quebec, Canada

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

          Best headphone i've ever used. I don't think anything under $ can match these. They are inexpensive, have a clear sound and the quality of the build is impressive. I can wear them for hours without any inconfort/pain. I would buy again.

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          5.0

          Spectacular Headphones

          By CLA

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

            I use this product at my video editing station at work since I am in a cubicle. I also use them for checking audio while out on video shoots.

            I find these headphones to provide unbelievable sound in both situations. Specifically when out shooting I will hear noises that I wouldn't imagine would be there. These headphones let me identify any unwanted noise issues so I can tackle them and bring back a nice solid recording where audio is never an issue.

            I love the over the ear design along with the long cord so I can step away from the camera and still have the headphones on without jerking my head back or falling off. I also love the way they fold up to fit back into the case and into my equipment bags.

            Great product by Sony for multiple uses!

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            4.0

            I would buy this again

            By Eagle fan

            from Daytona Beach, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                Product is being used in a lab for students

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                5.0

                Looking for that Flat Response?

                By Bewildered Films

                from Greenville, Sc

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Flat response
                • Industry Standard

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Film editing
                  • Professional Recording
                  • Recording On Location
                  • Studio monitoring

                  Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                  In the cinema world these headphones have become the standard for both field work and studio. The major selling point of these headphones is that they deliver a very flat response. Un-like other headphone that boost the base or even out the mids, these allow the listener to hear the exact response to their editing or mixing.

                  In my own experience as a film maker, we use these cans both in the field, dubbing theater, and in the editing room. They deliver a great quality at a great price point.

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                  4.0

                  Solid at a good price point

                  By Jake

                  from Bloomington, IN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                    For less than a hundred clams you can't go wrong with these. Good mids (which are hard to come by these days. Great bang for your buck. THe coiled cable can be frustrating over time as it becomes un coiled in spots due to tangling but if you don't stretch and twirl you should be fine. It's nice that you can purchase replacment earpads if you need them.

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                    5.0

                    Great Headset

                    By Jing

                    from California

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                      I just got this headset based on the online review. I will say the headset is light and comfortable. The buld quality is very decent. The sound quality is very good. I can wear it for long hours without any fatigue. I might get another one in the near future.

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                      5.0

                      Great headphones!

                      By SilverSurfer69

                      from Auckland, NZ

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ

                        Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                        Can't be beaten in this price range. Simply awesome.

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                        4.0

                        Great value

                        By nick

                        from california

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Bulky/Heavy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                          These sound great. Feel really well-built. Perhaps a little heavier than other similar options, but great phones for the price.

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                          5.0

                          Comfortable and good quality

                          By Jared

                          from York, Pa

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                            Very comfortable to wear and great, clear and crisp sound!

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                            5.0

                            Great deal

                            By Tony

                            from Washington, DC

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                              Use them for both in-studio and in-field audio monitoring and mixing. They are lightweight yet durable, with great sound. Fully recommend these.

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                              5.0

                              Just what I wanted

                              By aubrey

                              from Westlake Village, CA

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                  Replaced Bose headphones which were not very well made. Sound is more accurate but not everyone wants more accurate sound. Ear muffs slightly harder than Bose so ear seal not quite as good. Very happy with price, shipping, and performance.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great headhones! Love the sound quality!

                                  By abba_123

                                  from NY

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Studio

                                    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                    Had these for the last 12 years, at least, with no issues. Just bought a new pair as finally the right earphone died. The quality that Sony offers for these hp is sold for much more by other brands. The only difference between the pair I bought 12 years ago, is the old sony hp were made in Japan, the new ones are made in Taiwan. Hoping this one will not last less. Thank you, Sony!

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                                    5.0

                                    Wonderful Headphones

                                    By pgarza

                                    from Pasadena, TX

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Professional
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Mobile DJ
                                      • Performances
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                      I use this product for my DJ service. I always use these Sony Headphones. They sound awesome. I appreciate the sound quality.

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                                      4.0

                                      Really great sounding headphones

                                      By leefie

                                      from ny, ny

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                      • Bulky/Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Mobile DJ
                                      • Performances
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                      Great sound and build.Lead a bit long.Uncofortable when around neck.For a few dollars more get the unbeatable MDR-V6

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                                      5.0

                                      Great headphones

                                      By Hunter

                                      from West Virgina

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Performances

                                        Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                        they have clear sound we are very happy with them

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                                        5.0

                                        Sony's Best Studio Monitor Headphone!

                                        By Taylor

                                        from Boston, MA

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Sound
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Amateur Recording
                                          • Home Studio
                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                          I've own a lot of headphones from different brands, noise canceling, extra bass, studio, 40mm, 50mm. The Sony's MDR-7506 with a entry level price tag surprised me with it's build quality, comfortable, and sound quality. The headphone is so comfortable and covering the whole ears well without sweating them over hours of studio recording and music playback. Highly recommended for studio recording.

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent!!

                                          By Mac

                                          from Bellefontaine, Ohio

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Sound
                                          • Compact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Amateur Recording
                                            • Home Studio
                                            • Professional Recording

                                            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                            A friend of mine has 20 of these in his recording studio. Has tried other brands and higher price. But he says they are still the best. I agree. They have worked great out in the field while videoing wildlife.

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