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Sony MDRV600 Headphones

Sony MDRV600 Headphones
alaScore 77

587 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 587 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and usability are overall positive. The comfort and value for money are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, value for money, comfort, usability, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDRV600 Headphones is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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MDR-V600 Review


The studio monitor series headphones with OFC connecting cord

MDR-V600 is specifically designed and engineered for super-end auditory functions. A great aura-nomic design is comfortable for the listening ears. An OFC (oxygen free copper) connecting cord enables optimum signal transmission with minimum clarity...

Portability factor is a constraint for MDR-V600. It may not be fitting to every head perfectly. The sound quality is little bit muddy. The ear cups contain poor quality leather skins that peel off within a couple of years

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stay away from these



sounds worse than my $20 koss headphones

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Amazon review summary for Sony MDRV600 Headphones


alaTest has collected and analyzed 496 user reviews of Sony MDRV600 Headphones from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, value for money, comfort, portability, bass quality

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Studio Monitor MDR-V600 Stereo Headphone (Old Version)Sony MDR-V600 Studio Monitor Series HeadphonesSony MDR-V600 Studio Monitor Series Headphones with Circum-Aural Earcup Design


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Very disappointing sound and physical quality for a pair of Sony Studio Monitors. Poorly Made. Cheap Plastic. I have owned various types of Sony Studio Monitors, as well as other brands of studio monitor, for over 20 years and this is the worse model...

Sony Warranty

Breaks Easily","NO STARS","Poor Sound Quality","Sounds Like a Tin Can","Very Disappointing

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Old Reliable


I purchased these about 12 years ago for our weekly live broadcast of our church service at a Sony Outlet store. They were refurbished and at a great price. They still are in use and sound as good as new.I have replaced the ear cushions twice but that...

Comfort, Sound

Thin ear cushion covering

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Excellent quality for the money


My 17-year-old daughter requested this headphone because I didn\'t want to spend extra money on a competitive brand. My daughter was and continues to be pleased with this purchase. The sound quality is excellent!

Clear Sound","Compact","Easy To Use","Versatile

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Portability and Capability,


These are great headphones for watching TV and movies in my bedroom and not disturbing the rest of the household.

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Sony MDR-V600 Studio Monitor Series Headphone


These Headphones Have Great Dynamic Range, which is what I was looking for!

Clear Sound","Easy To Use","Versatile

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Decent Monitors


"These are comfortable monitors that portray the bass, mids, and highs well enough for standard CD-quality music, but they seem to get dodgy in the extremes. I used these cans primarily for recording purposes, and in my opinion, the highs are screechy...

Comfortable, Adjustable, Long-lasting, Clear mids and good overall sound quality

Poor high and low range sound, Not for professional studio recording

Product Specifications

Covering a wide response range from low bass to very high frequencies, Sony's Studio Monitor MDR-V600 headphones are well suited for virtually any audio application including use with today's digital sources. Dynamic, closed-type construction keeps out ambient noise while creating a comfortable, sealed resonance chamber to maximize sonic purity. Studio Monitor series headphones incorporates state-of-the art engineering design to produce excellent sound quality and wearing comfort to accommodate high end consumer or professional applications. Circum-aural earcup design in the natural shape of the human ear positions the driver unit at a correct distance from the ear canal and creates a sealed resonance chamber over the earlobe itself, reducing pressure on the ear for a more comfortable fit, especially during extended listening sessions. 40mm driver unit is positioned within the earcup at an angle, which directly corresponds to the angle of the opening of the ear canal for the most natural listening experience possible. Neodymium magnet is small, yet five times more powerful than a ferrite magnet of comparable size, to provide a better headphone without increasing the overall size and weight of the driver unit. Copper-clad aluminum wire (CCAW) voice coil combines the strength and conductivity of a copper core with a lightweight outer coating of aluminum to expand and contract as electrical impulses pass through it, creating the physical movement of the diaphragm. MDR-V600 features reversible earcups for single-side monitoring to let vocalists and musicians hear external surrounding sounds naturally while simultaneously listening through one side of the headphones. Cushioned headband adds to wearing comfort and a better overall fit. Oxygen-free copper (OFC) connecting cord is highly conductive for maximum signal transmission with very low distortion. Gold-plated stereo Unimatch plug adaptor with built-in self-cleaning feature permits use with standard 1/4" jacks on hi-fi components or stereo mini jacks on personal audio products; screw-type design for a more secure connection. Gold plating maximizes contact efficiency to help prevent sound deterioration after many years of use.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:5 - 30000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty