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Sony MDR-V6

Sony MDR-V6
alaScore 85

2551 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2551 reviews of Sony MDR-V6. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The price and comfort are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

sound, comfort, price, portability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-V6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-V6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Sony MDR-V6 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and durability. The comfort and price also get good feedback, but many are critical about the portability.

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98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR V6 - Headphones ( ear-cup )Sony MDR-V6 Headphones,Wired DigitalEarpads Replacement for headset, Compatable with Sony MDR-7506, MDR-V6, MDR-CD900ST, etc. (Packaged 1 pair (2 pieces)) Type 18

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-V6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2224 user reviews of Sony MDR-V6 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The price and comfort are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

sound, comfort, price, portability, durability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDRV6 Monitor Series Headphones with CCAW Voice CoilSony MDR-V6 Monitor Series Headphones with CCAW Voice CoilSoftRound Earpads, ear pads, ear cushion Replacement for Sony 211566803, Compatible with Sony MDR-7506, MDR-V6, MDR-CD900ST, Sony, etc. (Packaged 1 pa

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Sony MDRV6

 

Why are we reviewing it now? Well, we were finally getting around to reviewing its popular sibling, the MDR-7506, so I figured I'd have a listen to the "original" and compare the two of them, as well as some of today's top midrange headphones .

The Sony MDR-V6 closed-back, full-size headphones sound great and are comfortable to wear for hours at a time. Their sound is also very well-balanced and crisp -- they sound great for the money.

With its coiled, pro-style cable and lack of an inline remote/microphone, some will find the V6s less mobile-friendly than more modern headphones.

They may be close to 30 years old, but the comfortable fitting Sony MDR-V6s are arguably the best-sounding headphones for under $100.

Jul, 2013
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Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sony MDR-V6 headphones review: A classic headphone endures for a reason

 

The Sony MDR-V6 definitely qualifies as a classic headphone. It was introduced way back in 1985, and while Sony has since released a string of "improved" and more expensive V6 inspired models -- the MDR-V600, MDR-7506 , and MDR-7509HD -- the...

The Sony MDR-V6 closed-back, full-size headphones sound great and are comfortable to wear for hours at a time. Their sound is also very well-balanced and crisp -- they sound great for the money.

With its coiled, pro-style cable and lack of an inline remote/microphone, some will find the V6s less mobile-friendly than more modern headphones.

They may be close to 30 years old, but the comfortable fitting Sony MDR-V6s are arguably the best-sounding headphones for under $100.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

Sony MDR-V6

 

With fantastic audio quality for a low price point, the Sony MDR-V6s are great studio monitors for the music hobbyist or student who isn't ready to shell out several grand for a setup at home. These headphones have been around for a long time, and it's...

Sony may not call the MDR-V6s "Old reliable," but they'd earn the moniker.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Ken Rockwell (kenrockwell.com)

Sony MDR-V6 Review

 

These Sony MDR-V6 headphones have impressed me for decades. They sound and feel great, have magnificent deep bass, have plenty of sensitivity so they never need external amplification, and fold-up for travel. For about $100, they are a steal.

May, 2012

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Expert review by: jerdei (onheadphones.com)

Sony MDR V6

 

Great rich sound, crisp bass response without distortion or washiness. Super comfortable, padded headband and big enough to cover your whole ear to keep outside sound out

Somewhat larger than most headphones, they're moderately bulky for portable audio. Ear padding is comfortable, but can tear or fray with extended use. External wires sometimes get twisted and tangled in the foldable design

These headphones provide clarity and durability while remaining comfortable and versatile. They're really good for listening to music, mixing and tracking.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: hrlaser (cnet.com)

"THE best you can buy for a Franklin or less.."

 

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Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: avivbenmenachem (cnet.com)

"Aviv ben menachem These headphones are comfortable for"

 

I would recommend buying Beyerdynamic Earpad Cushions (compatible with the V6).

Aviv ben menachem I did notice that after prolonged use, the earpad cushions detiorated.

I've been told that they are more comfortable than the stock cushions. These headphones are a Aviv ben menachem

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: felderga (cnet.com)

"Still the best sounding headphones"

 

I bought my MDR-V6 over 12+ years ago and they continue to shine. I own a pair of Bose OE2 and they are still a cut below. These are studio quality with a no-nonsense built. They last forever and if the pads start to wear just look on Ebay.

Durable, timeless, can find replacement pads cheap on Ebay and Amazon

They don't break...last forever...bad for BOSE, BEATS, etc..

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: berock2122 (cnet.com)

"These are just the best $100 headphones around"

 

These headphones are such a good buy. There really isn't anything wrong with them. And the sound quality is really good, they simply beat all other headphones that are in the $200 range, even though these cost only $100. Just buy these. And whatever...

-Mind blowing sound quality

-cord is too long

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: nateth (cnet.com)

"Why hasn't an editor reviewed these classics?"

 

The best $80 I've ever spent on audio equipment. These headphones are the absolute best in the price class and rival headphones that cost hundreds more.

Fabulous, rich and invigorating sound.

Some may not like the size.

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Step up to a higher level of quality sound. The MDRV6 headphones boost a 40 MM Diameter Driver for Deep, Accurate Bass, a flexible folding design for easy portability and a very comfortable fit. PRODUCT FEATURES: 40 MM Diameter Driver for Deep, Accurate Bass; Circum-Aural Design Reduces Outside Noise; Folding Design for Easy Portability; Oxygen-Free Copper Litz Cord for Low Noise; Stereo UniMatch Plug for Indoor and Outdoor Use; Wide, Padded Headband for Long-Lasting Comfort.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Type:Headphones

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Manufacturer:Sony
Model:V6
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

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