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SonyMDR-7506 Headphone
 
4.7

(based on 743 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (563)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (163)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (417)
  • Compact (370)
  • Lightweight (370)
  • Durable (359)
  • Comfortable (285)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (243)
  • Home studio (224)
  • Music (178)
  • Amateur recording (176)
  • Home audio (169)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (185), Personal (109)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (284), Audiophile (94), Gear head (86), Novice (59), Professional musician (57)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (171), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great field headphones

Great headphones! I've used them professionally for over 8 years now. When I needed to purchase my own, I didn't hesitate to order these.
For the price they are as good...Read complete review

Great headphones! I've used them professionally for over 8 years now. When I needed to purchase my own, I didn't hesitate to order these.
For the price they are as good as you can get but I haven't used a lot of others. Before then we used the Koss Pro4AA as well as some other cheaper ones when the Koss would meet an unfortunate end.
Finally, I switched to the MDR7606. It has a great frequency response range. Primarily, I record voice work in the field and these phones have no problem in that range. It's worked great in the music I've recorded, but I wouldn't be able to elaborate on that as I don't do that alot.
The phones are comfotable and fit beautifully yet are not too large. I never feel like they're heavy or uncomfortable which is a problem I've had in the past. The cushion is great and isolates sound well. Although not a dedicated sound guy. I am very particular to hear any problems I have in the field, and the MDR7606 does just that.
The phones fold up nicely so it packs together in my kit well, which is great as I don't have alot of help to carry my gear. The cord is long but not in the way. And unlike the others I've used, they have not self-destructed. I've dropped them more times then I can count, kicked them, mashed them and I have never had a problem. My other phones would only last 1-2 years, these have lasted 5 and counting! Part of its secret, I think, is it is well built and light so upon impact(if it should happen) the parts don't want to seperate, which is something I've seen alot of in the past.
Get these phones, a great price for such a versitle headphone that will give you years of use. With the pearson cushion replacement you might never need to buy another.

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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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4.0

Sound is Great

By Videomaker

from Fort Worth, TX

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

    Use these headphones on location and during editing sessions. The only draw back is that the cover on the foam padding pulls away from the sides after steady use. Sound is great.

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    5.0

    Better than Beats

    By Peter

    from Florida

    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

    Pretty good headphone especially for the price. They fold, not small enough to fit in a pocket but better than nothing. I would have liked to see a detachable cord, but otherwise perfect.

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    4.0

    Pretty great! Except a few things...

    By Dr Drea

    from New York City

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

      I work as an editor in TV and use these headphones only at work. I think the audio quality is quite clean and crisp.My ears don't get too hot or smooshed when wearing them for long periods of time. The top of my head can get tired, but it isn't bad. The main reason I'm knocking off 1 star is since I wear glasses, these headphones do press the legs into my head. Usually when it gets uncomfortable I'll just take my glasses off.Overall with quality of sound, price, and comfort I'm very happy with my choice.

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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

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      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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            4.0

            Excellent!

            By Girlie Dj

            from Puerto Rico

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

              Great sound better performance than expected!

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              5.0

              Spectacular Headphones

              By CLA

              from Minneapolis, MN

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              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

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                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

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                    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

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                      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

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                        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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