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SonyMDR-7506 Headphones
 
4.7

(based on 939 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (716)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (202)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (538)
  • Lightweight (446)
  • Compact (443)
  • Durable (429)
  • 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 (370), Audiophile (94), Gear head (86), Novice (78), Professional musician (64)
    • 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

I would buy it again.

By Alex

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

Very good headphone. I am not super picky, this one suits me just as well as the Bose that I have and it costs less.

 
5.0

Thee headphone

By Andre OMR

from Brazil

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

When I think of a professional headphone, that's it. No complaints.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would definitely buy this product again

By Katherine

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

I use it for voiceovers and, definitely improves the sound quality in voice tracks and the overall sound of the mixes.

The only thing I would change is the two little exposed wires, could be stronger or hidden.

 
5.0

The Gold Standard

By Rory

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

These headphones have been amazing so far, other than their smooth and excellent quality their ability to fold up is key when you are traveling or in the field.

 
5.0

Perfect! -with one exception.

By Austin Thomas

from Boise, Idaho

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

These headphones have incredible clarity, presence, and true sound. I use them for professional video editing and field recording. Never heard a headphone with more true sound in all frequencies.

They are open back, so don't expect any noise cancellation.

The only issue is they due tend to heat up over time, which makes wearing them for multiple hours kind of uncomfortable. But it's worth it.

It's worth the price!

 
5.0

Great for Video Shoots

By Brian

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

Perfect to bring along with I'm shooting video interviews. They also fold up nicely for packing away with my other gear.

 
5.0

Love the exceptional quality

By TonyLauNo1

from Auckland, New Zealand

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

initially used this headphone in a Sony Store, was blown away by the quality and have not found anything better so bought myself one.

 
5.0

Excellent sound

By Theresa

from S Hadley, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

I did a lot of research on headphones and the MDR-7405 delivers as promised. I use them while shooting with my Canon XA30 camcorder and the sounds is excellent.

 
5.0

Perfect Headset for Most Situations

By Brad F.

from Richmond, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

I got my first MDR-7506 headphone about fifteen years ago and it still sounds clean and robust like the day I bought it. I know this because I just bought my second 7506 headphone and when I compare them side-by-side, the sound is identical. It perfectly represents the signal being sent to it which makes it a great production and post-production monitor. The size adjustment make for a great, comfortable fit, and the included 1/4" TRS adapter fits tightly on the 3.5mm connector to insure versatility.

 
5.0

The standard.

By studiorat

from nyc

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

Why anyone spends money on Beats headphones is beyond me. These are the reference headphone standard for the price point. Flat response, compact design. Add Scruffies for the winter or when the earphone material gets chapped.

 
5.0

Only headphones we ever buy

By Kaleb

from Northern VT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

Our community studio has been using MDR-7506's for the last fifteen years. Crazy durable and maintain their quality for years.

 
5.0

I Like these phones!

By filmfilm

from Davis, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

Nice isolation when interviewing a laved-up customer on a busy trade-show floor.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

It did not perform as expected

By vlisboa

from Montevideo

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

The return voice is not clear

 
4.0

Works well for bass guitar practice

By Bassman

from Livermore, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

Did some research on what bassist use for silent practice and the MDR-7506s were one of the models that came up more than once. I needed a headphone that would put up with the abuse of loud music and my bass guitar put through a mixer - blew up a pair of mid priced Koss phones. These appear to be holding up very well. Very comfortable to wear and a loud clean signal comes through nicely. Only thing I MIGHT change is the spiral cable.

 
5.0

Pro headphones

By Mike music & video

from Guilford, CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

I've used these for 17 yrs for both my video biz and as a pro musician for tracking in the studio. You see these in use in pictures of pro musicians in the studio. They are a little bright, but will get better if you just hook them to a stereo for about a week straight at moderate volume.
These headphones will work with the low volume 1/8" outputs on computers, laptops, iPads and even some phones, where my other favorite under $100 headphones the AKG 240 will not, as it needs a more powerful headphone amp to drive them.
BTW B&H carries the replacement leather like covered foam ear pads for these, which break down after a few years of use. They fit well and when you replace them it's like a new set!
I recommend these to my music students, fellow videographers & friends & they only need one quick listen to toss their ear buds! They are amazed how much of the music they were missing with those things!

 
5.0

A vintage clean sound

By walkman

from Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

First, thanks for the great service and fast shipment. Got it within a day. It wasn't easy to choose a headphone to buy since there are too many models and too many reviews of "experts" so I decided to choose the brand I know since the 80's and if it is good enough for the music industry then it is great for me. The sound is a very clean stereo kind with no unnecessary "special effects".

 
5.0

Great headphones.

By Andrew N.

from Ontario

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

Very surprised how good these sound. Clear highs and mids. Even decent lows. The cable is a bit long for hand held camera work. I have a Sony FS7, and the muffs bang against the camera body. But when on sticks or in studio, no issue.

 
5.0

Second Pair, Still Great

By dyerhaus

from San Jose, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

I had been looking around for a great set of headphones for quite sometime. I had been considering such brands as Audeze, Telefunkin and Master & Dynamic. The big problem for me is it's almost impossible to "try before you buy" and other headphones I was looking at are $400+ (and that's a lot for something I'm not certain I'm going to like!!!). But then, I came to my senses and realized I should just get another pair of Sony MDR-7506 Headphones. I had a set of these about 15 year ago and loved them. I don't recall what happened to them, but I remembered how great they sounded. They're also so much more budget friendly. Once I received them, I plugged them in and listened to some music and they sounded just as great as I remembered. Crystal clear, accurate sound. That's why I want from a set of headphones, and that's exactly what I got with these.

 
5.0

Third pair of headphones.

By Danny

from Westchester County, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

Everyone in my family uses the MDR-7506 headphones. Excellent headphones for the money.

 
5.0

Mind blowing sound quality for it's price.

By Doodster

from Israel

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony MDR-7506 Headphones:

After trying few headphones, that model was way above all, tried few music categories and the sound of that headphones is superb. The only thing is I wish it had a 3.5 socket so I can easily use it with a smartphone + case but the sound quality worth it.

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