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Sony MDR V6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2342 reviews of Sony MDR V6. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the bass quality and durability. The price and comfort also get good views, whereas there are mixed comments on the reliability and portability.

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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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR V6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 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 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and durability. The comfort and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the portability.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR V6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1996 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. Reviews about the bass quality and durability are generally positive. The price and comfort are also appreciated, whereas comments about the reliability and portability are different.

sound, comfort, price, durability, bass quality

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony MDR V6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Sony MDR V6 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Comments about the usability and durability are overall positive. The price and comfort also get good opinions.

sound, comfort, price, durability, usability

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sony MDR-V6 headphones review

 

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

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

Sony MDR-V6 headphones: Nearly 30 years later, they still sound great

 

First introduced in 1985, the comfortable fitting Sony MDR-V6s are arguably the best-sounding headphones for under $100.

The ; 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

Consumer review (cnet.com)

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

 

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Jan, 2014

Consumer review (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 (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 -balanced -comfy -good carrying case -durable -folds -compact -eargasmic sound quality -did I mention that It has good sound quality

-cord is too long

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (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 (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. The earpads do deteriorate after a few years of use.

Nov, 2012

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