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SonyMDR-7506 Headphone
 
4.7

(based on 897 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (683)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (194)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (536)
  • Lightweight (446)
  • Compact (443)
  • Durable (428)
  • Easy to use (357)

Cons

  • Bulky/heavy (18)
  • Not durable (15)
  • Too much ambient noise (9)
  • Unattractive design (9)
  • Flimsy construction (8)

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (314)
  • Home studio (291)
  • Amateur recording (218)
  • Music (179)
  • Home audio (169)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (185), Personal (109)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (369), Audiophile (94), Gear head (86), Novice (78), Professional musician (63)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (171), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cheap,comfortable,superb sound.

My father bought this 10 years ago and its incredible how they can resist everything (in comparions with all of the others for the same price). They're durable, comfortable but the best thing...Read complete review

My father bought this 10 years ago and its incredible how they can resist everything (in comparions with all of the others for the same price). They're durable, comfortable but the best thing is... this headphones SOUNDs SUPERB for the price A+

Recently i bought two pieces from this for two friends, they can't be believe the quality-price relationship (they are using for voice over recording).

I tested, im a radio producer with knowledge on music production and im sure that every singer, voiceover or producer needs this mandatorily on his/her studio, no matter if is home or pro.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Cans, They Do What They Do

I bought these to replace a set of Sony MDR-V600 that wore out. I am very familiar with this line of Sony cans. These, compared to the ones I've used over the past...Read complete review

I bought these to replace a set of Sony MDR-V600 that wore out. I am very familiar with this line of Sony cans. These, compared to the ones I've used over the past ten years seem a tad lighter, smaller... not cheaply built, but just not as much mass as they used to be.I am used to the flat frequ range and absolutely HATE headphones that bump up all that bass mess. I need a flat range to mix. So, no prob here.I use them for recording broadcast interviews and mix video. Not sure if they would be my first choice for music.I will say that if you are looking for a set that will block out external sounds..... these will not isolate. I'm fine with that as I don't have to constantly pull them off a ear to hear what people are saying.I don't have a problem with them... but I do agree that Sony could have knocked off $ by not using that ridiculous (wasteful) packaging it came in.

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5.0

amazing Sound

By Daniel acosta

from San José, Costa Rica

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

This is an excellent product, more than what i expected. Sound is excellent, i love the bass sound quality, great built. I bought them for monitoring and the sound is so perfect. Recommended 100%

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5.0

Solid headphones

By Comic Chris Adams

from Los Angeles, CA

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

    These work well and are comfortable used it on set and I have no complaints.

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    5.0

    Sony MDR-7506 Headphone

    By TP

    from Elmhurst, IL.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

      I'm a church worship service sound system operator, I use this for monitor sound system, it work nicely with I need
      .

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      5.0

      Great headphones for the price

      By Greg S

      from Holland, Mi

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

        This is my first step into production-quality headphones and I'm not sure why I waited so long. They sound crisp and clean and collapse to a convenient size. I bought a $10 Sentey case online and can now safely toss them in my backpack when traveling to shoots.

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        4.0

        A classic in the field

        By Drew

        from Brooklyn, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

          Bought these for the occasion production audio gig. They are an industry staple and are great for field work. Only gave them 4 stars because of the small wires exposed by the earcups seem like a potential weak point/snagging hazard.

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          5.0

          Great

          By Keila

          from Houston

          Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

          Wonderful item

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          4.0

          The Classic

          By Smedley Butler

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

            This is my second pair of these headphones. I bought my first in the 1990s, and they finally fell apart. Great sound for a low price, and I need wraparound, because I'm recording in loud environments quite often. And they fold up. That's actually a big plus.

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            5.0

            The only headphone I use.

            By Ted the cameraman

            from NY/NJ

            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

            Sony Studio Monitor MDR-7506's are alone in their class. All the field audio engineers and camera operators I know use this headphone to monitor audio recorded on location.
            They are ruggedly built, comfortable enough to wear for hours, and accurately represent what is being recorded.

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            5.0

            Just what I needed

            By Q

            from Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                I use for Indie Film production sound recording. Clear neutral sound. A bit smaller than my seinheiser hdr280's which I like. They are very comfortable.

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                5.0

                All what you need from a classic

                By Dauler

                from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                  Clear, rounded sound. Excelent for ITB mixing. Good for low end reference!

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                  5.0

                  So Good! High Quality Sound!

                  By Matthew

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                      I use these to record production sound - they are great!

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                      5.0

                      Best Value Headphones

                      By Guzzie

                      from Sydney, Australia

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                        Heard and read it's past great history among sound engineers/audio professionals and gotta say they are absolutely correct in choosing the 7506 as their benchmark.
                        These would also be the best choice to pick for your first headphones as it is modestly priced with fantastic and characterful sound qualities. Very compact, comfortable and durable.
                        The treble is accentuated in a very good way that it complements the rest of the other frequencies and makes the sound lively without being sibilant. Bass is tight and lean.
                        Now I know why it's a favorite. Tops on you Sony!

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                        5.0

                        Great Headphones

                        By Diego Fletcher

                        from Bogota, Colombia

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Headphone Cables Exposed

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                        The headphones sound great and are very comfortable. I´m a sound engineer and sound designer, I use this headphones to monitor my on set recordings and the do a great Job the conbination of great sounding and isolation meke this a great choice.

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                        5.0

                        Always dependable.

                        By Fry

                        from Washington

                        Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                        Just bought a second pair of these headphones. They a comfortable and sound amazing.

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                        5.0

                        The standard in field audio monitoring.

                        By Bubba K

                        from Shreveport

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                          I was hearing things I couldn't hear with ear buds.

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                          5.0

                          good as expected

                          By boober

                          from austin, tx

                          Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                          I bought these knowing they're good, ive used them before... and ive also used sony mdr v600, v6, and 7510s. But it was extra nice to get them for such a reasonable price from a reputable vendor... so i know theyre not fake.

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                          5.0

                          Look no further

                          By Drog29

                          from Los Angeles

                          Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                          You would think that such a popular item for sound mixers would be way more expensive. But these are the real deal. They sound amazing and the price is so reasonable.

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                          5.0

                          Solid and dependable

                          By Shinjo

                          from Philadelphia PA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Wears Down After A Few Ye

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                          Great sounding flat response headphones. I'm on my second pair for location sound recording. For the price they can't be beat. Comfortable design.

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                          4.0

                          The Standard

                          By Paul

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                            I have used the MDR-7506 for the past couple of years. They provide superb sound clarity needed for studio use as well as home listening.

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                            5.0

                            I'm happy

                            By James Baxter

                            from Kansas City, KS

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                              I've been through several sennheisers and I'm good with those but I need more monitoring control. So far so good.

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