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SonyMDR-7506 Headphone
 
4.7

(based on 720 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (548)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (155)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (397)
  • Compact (357)
  • Lightweight (357)
  • Durable (345)
  • Comfortable (284)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (233)
  • Home studio (212)
  • Music (178)
  • Home audio (169)
  • Amateur recording (167)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (185), Personal (109)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (268), Audiophile (94), Gear head (86), Novice (57), Professional musician (56)
    • 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

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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    5.0

    Amazing headphones

    By RAPL88

    from Chicago, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Film editing

      Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

      I was nervous at first about buying these but I LOVE THEM. I used them for an editing project and they were ideal. I also enjoy to use them for music when I am writing. I love that B&H charges you the current value and doesn't rip you off. Great product, should've bought them sooner.

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      5.0

      Years of Quality Mixes

      By Sycoman

      from Huntington Beach, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

        I've been mixing with these headphones for years. All my mixes comes out spectacular, even the tough ones mixing Metal bands. Everything comes through clear, and the balance I hear in these phones is reflected in my mixes.

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        5.0

        Solid audio, but needed adjustment

        By Nathan H.

        from Albuquerque, NM

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Tight fit

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

          Very even and enjoyable audio from these. The only complaint I had was a bit of tightness that left my ears uncomfortable. Easily fixed with a firm stretch, however.

          Highly recommend these.

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          5.0

          Incredible Headphones for Video Editing

          By Videographer Billy

          from New York, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

            These are incredible headphones that are incredibly clear without breaking the bank. They're also comfortable for use over long editing sessions. I am a professional videographer and I use these headphones for recording sound at events and shoots as well as for editing.

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            5.0

            THE Standard

            By Audio Paradox

            from New York, New York

            About Me Professional Musician

            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:

              There are a lot of great headphones out there but how do we all know that we are talking about the same sounds... Well... we all wear the same headphones. Love them or hate them every engineer should own a pair of these. FACT.

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              5.0

              The best headphones for audio engineerin

              By PRoMete

              from Azerbaijan, Baku

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                this headphones plays the most important role in my professional career. i use this headphones from the first times of my audio engineering career. i used, i am using and i will use this. because sound in this headphones sounds the really good. and it is not unreal enhancing or bass boost.

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                4.0

                Great sound and comfort

                By Jeff

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                  I have purchased a few sets of these Sony headphones for this cost they sound great are comfort and have good noise cancelation. I also like to long cable an storage bag.

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                  5.0

                  Amazing quality for an amazing price

                  By Leo

                  from NYC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                      I did a lot of research before buying these amazing headphones. I love the way the sound, just love it! Perfect for monitoring audio, and work perfectly in the subway, shut the world out man!

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                      5.0

                      Great Sound

                      By Goodebar

                      from Tampa, Florida

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                        These headphones were recommended for my video recording, but I have also used them when playing music on my iMac at night. I have heard separation that I never even noticed before with music i have often played. Great sound for the money.

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                        5.0

                        The Standard

                        By Andrew

                        from Palo Alto, CA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                            The MDR-7506 hits the sweet spot in terms of price to performance. They sound better than most $300 headphones and have existed in this same form since 1991.

                            The coiled cord means these really aren't suitable for use on the go. Keep them at your desk.

                            You'll eventually need inexpensive replacement ear cups. Mine started flaking away (kind of gross, actually) after a few years.

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                            5.0

                            Great for use with video cameras

                            By Jacquie

                            from Baltimore, MD

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                              This is the second of these headphones I've owned. The last set wore out after ~12 years. I like them because they fold up to a nice compact size in my camera case, are comfortable for long shoots, and are good quality. They don't eliminate outside sound, so I often initially listen with my hands held over the sides pressing them into my ears. I don't mind that they don't eliminate background noise because fairly often on a shoot it is good to be able to hear nearby sounds, especially of the sound source in the camera is from wireless lavs a distance away.

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                              5.0

                              Excelllent

                              By Ted

                              from Akron, ohio

                              Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                              I've started using the MDR 7506s for mixing at our Church and I love em, they sound perfect for my job, the only con I see is the coily cord and if youre not hanging them they tend to try to fold up on ya when you go to grab them. But Im still glad I got them.

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                              5.0

                              Solid

                              By Damfino

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                Very happy with these headphones

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                                3.0

                                Good Cans, They Do What They Do

                                By JackC

                                from Jackson, MS

                                About Me Experienced

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                  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

                                  Very Nice Sound Quality

                                  By Paul

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                    These headphones were really great. The sound quality was amazing from what I have heard so far. Affordable price for such great quality in sound.

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                                    5.0

                                    Amazing!

                                    By Leo

                                    from New York

                                    Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                    These headphones are perfect for enjoying music, monitoring audio, and anything else that you can possibly think of. Highly recomend them to any videograpger.

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                                    5.0

                                    The best headphones Ive ever heard

                                    By Snowman The Recorder

                                    from Cancun Mexico

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    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:

                                      I use it in studio, for mixing, djing, I use it on street when I want to listen to my music, it is easy to use this product, only plug it in and thats it, so, this product has the best quality Ive ever heard, including better than beats, MDR7506 its a classic.

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                                      4.0

                                      Great Sounding

                                      By Nick

                                      from Atlanta, GA

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Bulky/Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gaming
                                      • Home Studio

                                      Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                      You hear exactly what the sound is supposed to sound like, no bass accentuated or AGC.

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                                      5.0

                                      ++ Excelente ++

                                      By Felipe

                                      from Denver, Colorado.

                                      About Me Novice

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Studio

                                        Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphone:

                                        Excellent quality and value.

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