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Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil
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  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Neodymium magnets and 40mm drivers for powerful, detailed sound
  • Over-ear design provides comfort and outstanding reduction of external noises
  • 10-foot oxygen free copper cord ends in 3.5mm plug; 1/4-inch adapter included
  • Copper-clad aluminum voice coil wire for improved power handling
  • Wide frequency response of 5 Hz - 30 kHz
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Length3.87 Inches
Weight0.66 Pounds
Width4.25 Inches

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u/i91809 · 20 pointsr/bassnectar

this is my shit right here, shoutout /r/headphones

Best bet for your price range is probably ATH M50x, nice punchy bass while retaining a lot of detail in the rest of the frequency range

The Beyerdynamic DT770 are a little more pricey but worth the extra cash imo, again you get nice deep bass without sacrificing sound quality anywhere else and these bad boys are built like tanks

On the more budget-friendly side of things is the Sony MDR-V6, this is a straight up classic headphone that punches above its price point as far as sound quality goes although I personally would have some reservations about the non-detachable cable

There are a ton of other headphones that fit your general requirements and price range but these are the first three that popped into my mind!

u/draggingalake · 15 pointsr/giantbomb

Drew uses a lot of stuff I've used or am currently using!

The headphones are the Sony MDR7506, or the Sony MDRV6 and they are ultimately the same thing. I have both, I haven't been able to tell the difference, and from what I've researched, they use the same parts internally, so the only thing different is the cosmetics. I know the Vergecast also uses these headphones in their studio.

While I don't have the Focusrite 2i2 like Drew was using, I do own the Focusrite 18i8 (Gen 1), and the Focusrite 18i20 (Gen 2) and both are phenomenal. They are more expensive than a standard USB Mixer, but the pre-amps make up for some of that cost, plus the ease of use.

I have never used the Shure SM7B, but it's the same microphone that Kinda Funny Games uses. I use the Electro Voice RE20, which is the same Microphone that Giant Bomb West and East uses, as well as, the Vergecast. I would love to hear Drew's opinions on both mics. Both mics are exceptional review-wise and very popular in audio recordings, but having Drew compare the two would have some value.

And just because I have listed all the equipment Drew has used. Here is the Anker 10-Port Hub he was using. Anker is a great brand for USB/Computer accessories. They have an outstanding warranty and customer service department.

Note none of these links are affiliate links, this post was simply to make it easy to find the gear Drew was using.

u/fragilemachinery · 9 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Worth mentioning, the MDR-V6 is the same headphone without the gold plated plug, and usually a bit cheaper.

Either way though I agree, they're excellent studio cans, people tend to be split 50/50 on whether the sony's or the senn's are better.

Also, Amazon is cheaper than Sweetwater.

u/proxpi · 7 pointsr/audioengineering

I'm going to assume you're talking about electric guitar, and you want to record on to your computer.

We'll go with the simplest/cheapest way (Note, you won't want to run an electric guitar directly into a computer, it'll generally sound like crap)

First off, you'll need a microphone. The Shure SM57 is an industry standard for recording many things, from guitar cabs to snare drums, and more. It's only $100, too! There's a knockoff of that mic, for half the price, that's supposed to be just as good (some people even prefer the sound), the GLS-57. Both of these mics are "dynamic" mics, and either of these mics will work.

You'll need to get a mic stand to place the mic in the proper position on the amp, which is a separate lesson in and of itself.

Next, you need a way to get the mic signal into your computer. The quickest, cheapest, but least featured way to do so would be something like the Blue Icicle. You would plug it into your computer, plug an XLR cable into it, and plug the mic into that cable.

For software, the most basic, and free software is Audacity. It really is pretty basic, but you can plug your stuff in, hit record, and it'll record. If you want something more powerful, check out Reaper. It's really good, and pretty cheap (and has a more or less unlimited trial period if you're that kind of person). It is somewhat complex though, and it'll take a decent amount of time to get comfortable with. If you have a Mac, Garage Band is just peachy.

inally, the last important part is hearing what you're recording. At the low-end, you're probably better off with headphones. I recommend either the Sennheiser HD280s or the less expensive Sony MDR-V6s (mostly identical to their professional MDR-7506s). If you want to get some actual monitors, check out the Behringer MS16s.

Unsurprisingly, you can spend a hell of a lot more money on any of these things. Feel free to ask any questions!

Bonus advice! If you want to record an acoustic guitar, instead of the SM57, you'd want to get a small diaphragm condenser (SDC) mic, like the MXL 603S.

u/hvyboots · 7 pointsr/gadgets

Sony MDR-V6. Bought them in 1989 for $90. I've bought new ear foam twice, lol. Still use them 4-5 hours a week at work to this day.

Durability-wise, I should add that that includes my college years where they used to ride around in my backpack for 12 hours a day and get listened to 4-5 hours per day while studying, riding public transport, etc.

And you'll notice that they get pretty decent reviews on audio quality to this day.

u/LawfulFelafel · 7 pointsr/gamingpc

Satay away from gamer brand headsets. Listen to LynkDead and get yourself some high quality earphones and a cheap mic.

u/pipechap · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

If you want an actual 80s design that will last forever with hard use:

u/faster3200 · 7 pointsr/gaming

First, let me say this: all headphones are surround sound. You only have two places that you can hear from and headphones literally surround them. Surround sound (5.1, 7.1, etc.) in speakers is nice since in order to hear from all directions without getting too technical you need speakers around you. If you see 5.1 or 7.1 headphones, that means they just stuffed a ton of low quality drivers into their phones and is a good sign they are nothing but marketing and that you should avoid them.

Also, if you see a headset that is usb that means it uses it's own sound card essentially, which may be good or bad for you depending on your setup.

For gaming specifically you want headphones with a good sound-stage. There is no gaming headset on the market that compares to getting some good phones plus mic. Sony MDR-V6 and Creative Aurvana Live (rebadged Denon AH-D1001) are a decent choices for your price range. You can always get a desktop mic, a clip-on mic, or better yet find a Labtec LVA-7330 on ebay and do some simple modding and you have yourself a headset with removable mic.

u/ModulationLobbyist · 7 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Sony MDR V6 Monitor Headphones

Well if you are posting in WATMM and do any sort of music making these headphones people are recommending will give you a warped frequency response. You might as well go for the industry standard and get the V6. Every studio has a couple of these.

And since you say you will be mixing, you really should think of getting proper headphones instead of boosted nonsense!

u/Wikkiwikki420 · 7 pointsr/ExpectationVsReality

The ones I listed are grade A.

Edit. Sennheiser may make some subjectively cheap quality shit, but it is going to be better than anything produced as a fashion piece, no debate or argument will change that.

That said, yes sound quality is subjective to the listener. Sennheiser has very many sound signatures depending on what you are looking for. Getting a pair of headphones that are designed for mastering audio will always be your best choice for the most versatile headphones for all types of audio.

How they feel when you wear them will always be the biggest issue with these types of headphones. Do you like leather, velour, leather substitutes or fabrics. Do you like a metal head band or plastic. Are the headphones secure or too tight? Those are the questions you need to go in to a store to find out.

Audio quality though.... If you are moving from a fashion brand or a regular mainstream brand like samsung, phillips, koss, or entry level "street wear" sony headphones then audio quality isn't a concern for you and anything I listed will blow the shit out of what ever it is you had been using previously. If you happen to be an audiophile then you are going to need to sit down and make sure that the sound signature is what you are expecting.

To be clear... Sony studio headphones are all fucking amazing and until the new models that recently came out, their studio headphones had remained largely untouched for something around 25 years. Those can be found on amazon for $99 Check em out if you are new to the audio community. These are honestly top notch and best in class at that price point.

u/BaksideAttak · 6 pointsr/headphones

The Sony MDR-v6 is on sale right now on Amazon. Good headphone with nice balance, but doesn't have loads of bass.

If you really want that deep and bigger bass sound I would recommend saving money and getting the ATH-M50s. But they're double your price range.

u/Funkagenda · 6 pointsr/audio

Not actively noise-cancelling, but the Sony MDR-V6s are incredibly popular and being closed-back they do a great job at simply isolating outside noise. I use mine almost every day on the bus to and from school. As an added bonus, they street for a lot less than the $110 listed on Sony's website.

u/Nsongster · 6 pointsr/AskReddit

The only headphones you will ever need


Literally, I know people who have had the same pair for 15 + years.

u/enbay1 · 6 pointsr/AdviceAnimals



Ill give you the headphones, but when I bought them off amazon they were on sale for 55 bucks. I would rather buy a 50 dollar item once every 5-10 years than 20 dollar items every 6 months. Ive done both.
And check ebay for refurb/open box/scratch and dent. That's where I get all my things.

Ebay mouse $20

Ebay Headphones ($50)

u/DeletedAllMyAccounts · 6 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

He might be interested in Renoise. It is, in many ways, like a full-fledged-digital-audio-workstation (music software) version of LSDJ. It has some features that seem to be unique to itself and LSDJ, such as sequencable sub-patterns.

You might consider grabbing him a copy of the Korg DS-10 if he doesn't already have it. It's a nice piece of software, all things considered. This is distinctly different from the Korg DSN-12 or Korg M01D available for the 3DS. As far as I can tell, it's only available on cartridge. There's the original for the Nintendo DS classic and an upgraded version for the 3DS that I've never seen in the wild.

The QuNexus keyboard is awesome, (I've got a nice 49-key and still want one) and while it's similar to his Axiom, it's a bit more expressive, and it would serve as a nice supplement to his limited 25 keys, as he could set it to a different octave and use both keyboards in tandem as one 4-octave keyboard.

Also, if he doesn't have a pair, I'm sure he'd appreciate some decent headphones for the road. These and these are decent examples.

u/TrueDiligence · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

Tascam TH-02 - $26

Creative Aurvana L!ve - $56

Sony MDR-V6 - $67

These are all solid options to consider. The Creative and Sony options are definitely better than the Tascam, but I included it in case the others are out of reach. The Creative Aurvana L!ve are more bass heavy, while the Sony's are more treble heavy.

u/pr0grammer · 6 pointsr/headphones

The design difference is on-ear (your picture) versus over-ear (what you're looking for).

The Sony MDR-V6 is only a little above your price range (the price fluctuates between $60 and $90 on Amazon, currently $69) and is easily one of the best sub-$100 sets out there. Their sound quality and comfort should be much better than the HD201s, and they're built to last. They have good sound isolation; you could probably get better with earbuds but then you'd be sacrificing a lot of comfort and durability.

I don't know if someone else could provide a better set for metal, but the V6s are great for all-around use.

u/Morinaka · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

Weird thing is the headphones Dre would actually use in a studio can be had for like half the price of Beats, you can get a pair of Sony MDR-V6's for $70 or the later model Sony MDR-7506's for $85, these things are pretty much industry standard for audio quality and can take some punishment.

u/iGuitar93 · 5 pointsr/headphones

How bout these?

These have been used in the audio and video industry for a long time. They are pretty flat and are good for monitoring. They were my first headphone and I think they are great. Just be careful you don't get a fake. There are fakes out there.

u/_fortune · 5 pointsr/hardware

Depending on your intended use, I'd suggest the CAL!, Sony MDR-V6, or Audio Technica ATH AD700 with a Zalman clip-on mic.

With any of these headphones plus the mic, you will get much higher sound quality than any headset in the price range.

u/BlasterSarge · 5 pointsr/classicalmusic

I'll recommend the three pairs of headphones that I use on a regular basis. I know you asked for over-ear, but even as an over-ear guy myself I've still gotten a lot of utility from all three of them, so they're all certainly worth considering.


MEE Audio Sport-fi M6P- These are my daily workhorse earbuds. I wear them a good 6 hours a day, and they stay fairly comfortable throughout; they wrap around the ear and fit quite nicely. Includes an on-cord volume adjustment, microphone, and pause/play button, if that matters to you. They run around $19, and they're far and away the best headphones I've ever used in this price range.


Sony MDR-V6- These were my first step into the world of "real" headphones. They've been industry standard studio monitors since the 80s, and for good reason. Sound is clean and crisp, with a fairly balanced sound signature and particularly good mids (seeing as classical music isn't particularly "bass heavy" having mids as a strong point is ideal; you definitely wouldn't want a bass-head pair of cans). They're foldable, and so I find them rather portable. They're over-ear and closed-back so they're not going to bleed sound all over the place, but they don't have the best isolation so if your daily traffic is particularly noisy (e.g.: downtown of large city or louder) that might be a bit of an issue for you, but if you're in areas a bit more quiet (e.g.: office, cafe, smaller city) they'll do you fine. They're not the most fashionable things and they also have a coiled cable, neither of which bother me but could be an issue for some. They run about $80, and if you're coming from cheap gas station quality headphones these will probably knock your socks off.

Sennheiser HD 598- Of the three, these are the best. Amazingly warm and rounded, with a spacious, open, and detailed sound. They have really good instrument separation as well, which obviously lend themselves quite well to listening to classical music. Extraordinarily comfy for an indefinite period of time. However, these are my "home" headphones, as they are open back and provide absolutely no isolation whatsoever- I can hold a conversation perfectly well with someone with these on and my volume at 70%, so they'd be utterly useless in any public space. The open back provides an excellent soundstage, but that's the price you pay. Speaking of price, they run at around $150, but they go on sale with some frequency for $99.


I personally would recommend getting the earbuds and the 598s, with one being an out and about pair and one for being a home pair. That's what I usually roll about with, and between the two of them I don't really use the V6s anymore as a consequence. That being said, if you're only going to buy one pair as your be all end all, the V6 is a great purchase- I used them exclusively for 4 years and was never disappointed. If these don't float your boat though, I'd recommend hopping over to /r/headphones or www.head-fi.org and see what they have to say- they're both extraordinarily helpful communities with huge and knowledgeable user bases.

u/True_Patrician · 5 pointsr/blackops2

Don't buy a headset, they're shit.

Go with some decent headphones, probably either this or this (or if you want to go cheaper this which will still sound leagues better than any $200 headset) as I know they both have good soundstage.

For mic, get a Modmic which is $30 and will have better voice quality than most $200 headsets.

Now to connect it to your 260 you need an adapter which luckily Steelseries makes a nice one.

If you still really want an all in one headset though, go with an Astro they're still a bit pricy but at least they're not shit like TBs are.

u/joshuajetpants · 5 pointsr/indieheads

Sony MDRV6 - pretty legendary studio monitors for the budget minded (they can be had for ~$60). I've been using these for years. I'd recommend upgrading with velour earpads.

On the go, I use the JVC HA_FXT90 (here and here).

u/brianwc · 4 pointsr/gadgets

There's no reason to spend twice as much money for some branding by Dr. Dre or whoever. The Sony MDR-V6 Monitor Series Headphones for $77 will reproduce every frequency your ears can hear, will last forever, and feel great.

u/StraightToVideo · 4 pointsr/livesound

$50 Sony MDR-v6 headphones. These are what I use for most of my live gigs, they're good enough to do a very good job, and not so expensive that I'm scared to take them out of the studio. Usually they run around 80-90, this is a pretty great deal.


u/veepeedeepee · 3 pointsr/headphones

Sony MDR-V6. $60 on Amazon.

u/rashondala · 3 pointsr/gamingpc

What is your price range? As a general rule, it is better to get a cheap stand alone mic and a good headset. I use sony MDR-V6 headphones, and a cheap clip on mic.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/audiophile

Everyone recommends the M50's. And for good reason. However, I much prefer the sounds from either the Sony MDR-V6 or the Brainwavz HM5's. Not that these are the only options, but two great ones for that price range.
The Sennheiser HD555's are a little out of your price range, but depending on what you want, these are also a very good option.
However, because you will be listening to the hip hop and dubstep, the M50's might be slightly better in the bass.

u/Joel05 · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

Do you know anything about music production/audio? Those speakers are rubbish, and a good amp should be obtained before a soundcard. For almost $90 dollars you could get a pair of K240's or Sony Mdr v6's.

Not to mention this is /r/buildapcforme not /r/suggestaprebuiltforme.

u/bdorocke · 3 pointsr/headphones

My dad traveled a lot with them when touring. The craziest thing about is, these are the best headphones I've had and they belonged to my dad when he was in collage. Another crazy thing is that they still sell at regular price for around $100.

u/RookSeven · 3 pointsr/headphones

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 or Sony MDR-V6 should be good and are way under $180. I actually just got a pair of MDR-V6 to use at work, since all I had before were open headphones.

Otherwise if you can stretch the budget a bit, the Sennheiser HD 25-1 ii would be even better.

u/LiquidDetergent · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Buy this or this for a mic.

Headsets do not deliver good audio quality for their price. At a sub $100 price range you might not be able to tell the difference but a decent pair of headphones with an attachable mic is going to deliver superior quality.

At your price range I recommend the JVC HARX900s and the ATH M30s. I would also look at the Sony MDR-V6s but they're out of your budget.

u/Scooternuts · 3 pointsr/headphones

The Sony MDR-V6s might be a good option for you, I don't think they're portable but they'd be great for your music and budget.

u/lurking_quietly · 3 pointsr/headphones

Posted yesterday with minimal response.


Budget: US$200 is a hard limit for everything, including any recommended DACs or amps.

Sources: Laptop computers, mobile device, and headphone-out jack to my (not-so-high-quality) home audio system.

Requirements for Isolation: Though I'll primarily use headphones indoors, I may be listening to my iPod in public. I'd therefore want good isolation.

Preferred Type of Headphones: Closed over-ear > closed on-ear > alternatives. I am not interested in IEMs.

Preferred tonal balance: Unsure; probably neutral? See "Preferred Music" below if that helps.

Past headphones: Mostly cheap, sub-US$40 on-ear eadphones or earbuds/IEMs. Over 10-15 years ago, I think I had the predecessor to the Sony MDR-V6, which I liked, though I had no decent frame-of-reference to which to compare them at the time.

Preferred Music: I actually listen more to podcasts than music; ideally, I'd like something that is a good complement to something like Radiolab, which has detailed, interesting sound engineering. In terms of music, I listen to rock (especially alternative), electronic, and mashups. I'd prefer healthy bass, but nothing so bass-heavy it creates a lopsided profile. I also expect to use these to listen to TV and movies as well as on my computer, but I don't do any gaming.

Miscellaneous: I'd prefer something that does not require an amp or DAC, especially since I may be using this in public with mobile devices. I'd also prefer something sturdy enough to last many years, including travel. Being able to replace the earpads would be a definite bonus. What the headphones look like is secondary to me, provided they're neither comically large, nor scream, "Expensive! Steal me!"

What I'm Currently Considering:

  1. Sony MDR-V6: US$80 at Amazon.

  2. Sony MDR-7506: US$85 at Amazon.

  3. Audio-Technica ATH-M50: US$127 at Amazon. (Left to my own devices, I'd likely get either these or the ATH-M50x below on the strength of reviews and recommendations for headphones in my price range.)

  4. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x: US$170 at Amazon.

  5. Shure SRH840: US$200 at Amazon; very close to my budget's hard limit. (Considered primarily since it was suggested as an alternative to the ATH-M50/ATH-M50x.)

  6. Whatever additions to this list you fine people may suggest.

    Addendum: Suggestions currently include:

    Beyerdynamic DT770, 80 ohms, via /u/TheJosablo; US$170 on eBay.

    Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro, via /u/DependantBlackWoman; US$172 at Amazon.

    Thanks for any counsel you can provide!
u/PinkFloydJoe · 3 pointsr/guitars

Headphones: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRV6-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ These headphones ROCK! I use them with recording, mixing, performance.

Now the amp part is where it gets tricky. I would recommend getting him a Marshall MG15CFX (I had an older version of that, it's what I learned on.) With headphones they sound pretty good! It also has an aux input for mp3/cd players, as well as a foot controller you can buy so he can turn on the distortion/fx without pressing the buttons on the amp.


Here's the optional footswitch:


u/ninnabadda · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

If circumaural headphones are ok, I can recommend the Sony MDR-V6's, I've been using one or another pair of them for the last 3 or 4 years I believe although recently I was looking at giving the KRK KNS-6400's a shot.

Headphones can be a really personal choice what with desired frequency response, how the ear pads feel on your head, what they're like to wear for 8 hours straight (if you need to), etc. For instance, while I've been using the MDR-V6's for between 4-12 hours a day for the last couple of years, I have a friend who can't stand the sound of them.

In general when looking at headphone stuff (which is not THAT often considering I haven't switched models in so long), I usually end up at head-fi.org. In particular this thread always sticks out in my memory:


Which is a budget-separated list of reviews of about 113 different pairs of headphones from $10 Koss wrap-arounds to other pairs from Audio Technica or Denon costing $3-400.

Best of luck!

u/mister_sleepy · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I think this belongs in r/firstworldproblems.

That being said, I would do this: Save the $35. Let your dad buy you shitty $10 headphones while you save up enough money to get some quality, high-end headphones instead of some pretty good midrange ones.

I currently use these, they were recommended to me by an audio engineer that I work with: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V6-Monitor-Headphones-Voice/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1302905167&sr=1-1

The next time I buy headphones, though, I'm going for these:

Or, if you're really wed to earbuds:

u/IHasIcing · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Sennheiser HD558 is just outside of your upper bracket by $2.99 on Amazon right now. I've never heard them, but having heard the HD598 recently, the HD558 should be a great candidate for you. The only downside would be these are open-back headphones, so they will leak a bit of sound and you can hear everything as if you don't have a headphone on at all.

For a closed-back headphone at that price range, lots of people recommends Creative Aurvana Live!, Sony MDR-V6, and Jaycar Pro Monitor Headphones (which is the same as this but less expensive). If you're into modding stuff, Fostex T50RP is considered one of the best headphone for modding and there's plenty of documentation online. Granted it is a tad over your upper bracket as well, thank the modders for that :D

u/Teriyakuza · 3 pointsr/gadgets

They might be close to 30 years old, but my Sony MDR-V6s have never failed me, except maybe the ear pads.

u/zpao · 3 pointsr/ReviewThis

I've owned the MDR-V6s for years now and I love them. They have excellent sound and while not noise cancelling, the music stays in and the outside stays out. I've brought them on airplanes and while they aren't going to be the same as those Bose things, I'm impressed with how little plane noise I hear. They don't make really great walking around headphones (the long coil cord is awkward), but are great at a desk where I'll swivel or lean back.

u/happybarfday · 3 pointsr/editors

I personally use the Sony MDR7506 as they're pretty much a standard for basic monitoring. Crisp, detailed high end, tight punchy base. Comfortable for hours on end and if you take decent care of them they should last years with the only wear and tear being the earcup material flaking off a bit. They're definitely made for desk-use as they have a very long coiled non-detachable cable.:


There's also the Sony MDRV6, which are very similar, but apparently have a little more low-end.


As far as speakers go, I've been using the Audioengine A5+ for a few years now and have been very satisfied. Great sound and more power than I'll ever be able to use in my small apartment. They look nice too (I got a good deal on the white ones). They are powered speakers (opposed to the A5) and thus don't require a separate amp. They also come with a small remote for volume/mute:


For a DAC I use the Audioengine D1 plugged in through USB, which gives me higher quality audio and a convenient headphone out and volume knob:


u/felixhandte · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I have a pair of Sony MDR-V6s that are twenty years old. Until my sister sat on them and broke the hinge on one of the earcups, they worked perfectly. They're still beautiful, sound-wise. They cost $65 new on amazon (be sure to check out the reviews.

Compare to iPod earbuds that are $30 and last three months.

u/connundrummer · 3 pointsr/electrohouse

The Sony MDR-V6 is a very solid monitor headphone at a very reasonable price.

u/ooblie · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

It depends on how much you're willing to spend. I just got a pair of these and I love them. They sound incredible and I love the coiled cord because it doesn't get in the way, but it's accommodating if you need to get up and move around your desk.

u/skullydazed · 3 pointsr/headphones

I'm looking for a comfortable set of headphones I can wear all day, that accurately and cleanly reproduce sound.

Budget - Theoretically unlimited, but I'm usually happy enough in the low-mid range.

Source - HiFiMAN EF2A

Requirements for Isolation - These will be used at work to drown out the noise of the mechanical keyboards my new coworkers use.

Preferred Type of Headphone - Over the ear

Preferred tonal balance - Studio monitors, I want accurate sound reproduction.

Past headphones - For years I used a pair of Sennheiser PXC-350's for travel and occasional office use. I love the sound but they are too tight on my head to wear comfortably for hours.

In the last few weeks I've tried out 3 different pairs:

  • Sennheiser Momentum - I think these sounded good, but despite being sold as "over the ear" on me they were definitely "on ear". I returned them.
  • Sony MDRV6 - I love how these sound. They're crisp and clear and everything sounds wonderful on them. The only problem is that they aren't quite big enough to fit over my ears comfortably. After an hour I have to take them off for at least 20 minutes.
  • Sony MDR1R - These sound muddy compared to the MDRV6's, but they're so much more comfortable.

    Preferred Music - Vocal/R&B, Rock, Classical and occasionally Jazz. The first things I listened to when I got the two Sony headphones were Amy Winehouse, a Dvorak concerto, Pink Floyd and Joe Satriani.
u/captain_w_anchor · 3 pointsr/edmproduction

This headphone is amazing. Sony MDRV6’s have awesome quality and don’t break the bank for around $70ish. I feel like I can pick out each part of a song when I have these on

Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_5gkcAb7R1R609

u/soufend · 3 pointsr/vinyl

I use Sony MDR6's, mainly used for DJing, though. I don't can't do casual listening at home because kids.

u/j8048188 · 2 pointsr/technology

And thanks to your comment, they are now at an all-time high price on Amazon.
Thanks for the recommendation though- I'll wait until they go on sale.

u/Bandalo · 2 pointsr/MLPLounge

I just replaced a set of Sennheiser PC-350's with a pair of Sony MDR-V6 headphones. LINK Most of the reviews I read compared them very favorably to the HD 280's, but they're $30 cheaper.

I don't have these headphones yet, but they should show up today!

u/Archangellelilstumpz · 2 pointsr/wsgy

That really sucks bro.

If you want something decent to hold you over, try this Sony MDRV6. The quality is very nice for not much money. I have a pair myself.

u/SPYDHOOM · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Any combination of these is good, I've also included a deal on amazon USA that has audio technical awesome audiophile headhones 199$ -> 70$;

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u/redspl · 2 pointsr/amazon

I've ordered headphones last month. On November 7th, seeing as the product was still Not yet shipped, I've contacted the seller. They told me, that they didn't even get the order, and I should contact amazon. On the other hand, amazon didn't tell me anything meaningful and suggested deleting the order and making a new one. Here we are on November 11th, the new order is once again Not yet shipped, without a delivery estimate. Is there anything I can do about it?

u/swrrga · 2 pointsr/deaf

Over-the-ear headphones such as these are probably your best bet, if you can find a pair that comfortably fits over your hearing aid.

Also, they make "headphone amps". Typically they are used by audiophiles who need the extra power for their special headphones, but they should work just great for your purpose too.

u/drewofdoom · 2 pointsr/techtheatre

Sony MDR-V6's are quite nice for a medium budget.

Honestly, I recommend Sony MDRZX100's. They're cheap, effective, and you won't give a damn when you've broken your third pair in a year.

Shit happens while working in this business. Do you want to spend your time worrying about whether or not your super-expensive headphones are OK, or would you rather swiftly shove them into your bag and get working?

u/MilesZS · 2 pointsr/Music

Those are much cheaper at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V6-Monitor-Headphones-Voice/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1256909100&sr=8-1

I've been debating whether to order some. I have no idea why there's any debate.

u/vmj19 · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

This Cyber Acoustics set has been great and for headphones I use Sony MDR-V6

u/JoeArchitect · 2 pointsr/buildapc
Next up is the high quality solution - with a price point that reflects its equipment:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU | Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $279.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard | Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $161.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk | $219.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk | $219.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $85.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card | PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card | $314.99 @ Newegg
Case | Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case | $73.50 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply | $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive | Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer | $58.98 @ Outlet PC
Monitor | Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor | $129.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor | Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor | $129.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard | Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard | $64.99 @ Microcenter
Mouse | Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse | $44.09 @ Amazon
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1999.45
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-08 21:37 EDT-0400 |

We're going with an i7. It's pretty much top of the line, as long as we're not taking into account an infinite budget. Let me put it this way - with this CPU, you're not going to need an upgrade for a long time. Once again we're going with the stock cooler, you shouldn't need to overclock it and it will increase build simplicity which is important for your first build. I also went with the improved architecture here with the new Z87 chipset.

The RAM chosen is low latency, has a low voltage requirement, and can overclock quite nicely. Overclocking may seem daunting but it won't be too difficult, especially with the high-quality motherboard we've chosen which comes with easy to manage BIOS software. Crucial is also a well-regarded company and their customer support is pretty good, so if you do get a unit that's DOA it won't be a huge problem to get it taken care of. See here for more information on overclocking memory or ask your friendly fellow BaPC-ers. Also take a look at the user feedback on Newegg for speed and timing guidelines of other users. 9-9-9-24 seems popular. Even if you don't want to overclock, at least double-check the BIOS to make sure it isn't defaulting to 1333 MHZ, which it has been reported to do, as that seemingly minor difference is going to lose you 2.1 GB/s in memory bandwidth, possibly causing bottlenecking in this otherwise beastly rig.

For storage, I've got you 2TB of backup/media storage and 2 256 GB SSDs. Some people will tell you to put the SSDs into RAID 0 and that is one solution to use, but I prefer to have one C:/ drive that holds my apps and is my boot drive and then the other drive as a game drive that holds my Steam library and other games. That way you get the performance increase of the SSD for your games but don't risk data loss because of the RAID striping. It's up to you though, is the almost negligible speed increase (noticeably-wise, not on paper; on paper it will show higher speeds) of RAID 0? If so, just mount it as a second drive and store your games on it separately. These are Samsung 840s - an extremely reliable and relatively fast SSD from a reputable company.

For graphics I've chosen an Asus 7970 - since this rig has 2 monitors the two DVI ports this card is sporting will come in handy, it also is a common model which will make buying a second to Crossfire later much easier on you.

The increased power of your components requires an increase in your PSU as well - I picked another Corsair, this one with more wattage and a Gold rating which will mean it runs more efficiently so your components are in less danger. The amperage on the +12V rail is also really high so this is a great choice for this build.

I added a Blu-Ray drive and an extra monitor for you, but kept the same peripherals as that's a more personal decision that is based on personal preference and feel.

An often overlooked peripheral device is also a nice set of headphones. I've enjoyed my set of Sony MDR-V6s for a long time, I would recommend them to anyone - regardless of music tastes. They're responsively flat, so it doesn't mud up the sound with too much bass, and accurately represents all frequencies. They're also not too expensive, a great set of entry-level cans. I bought mine at ~$60, so keep your eyes open for a sale.
u/SithisTheDreadFather · 2 pointsr/arma

I know this gets brought up in literally every thread about headsets, but seriously: buy a nice pair of headphones and a clip on mic.

I had the Logitech G35s and while I loved them, they had horrible sound reproduction. Fake 7.1 is not worth it. When they broke I bought the Sony MDR-V6 for $60 and a Zalman Zm-1 Mic. It's kind of a crappy mic, honestly, but it's cheap and it works. There are other mics out there that are more expensive and I can point you in the right direction if you'd like.

But those headphones are excellent for the price. Much much better than the G35s and they were cheaper too. If you listen to music at all, the Sonys are infinitely better.

u/tyroneslothtrop · 2 pointsr/Metal

Sony MDR-V6s are quite nice, and fairly reasonably priced. One caveat, though: the earcushions are terrible and will fall apart in the most annoying way possible within a few years of purchase. It's not really a big problem, though. All you need to do is get some velour replacements (which are actually made for the Beyerdynamic DT250s), and you've got a set of cans that you can pass down to your grandchildren.

u/Dodgeballrocks · 2 pointsr/audio


Nice accurate response. Comfortable. Durable (except the covering on the ear pads) and relatively inexpensive. Bought my last pair for $75.

Nearly identical with the Sony MDR7506 so just buy whichever is cheaper at the time.

u/spriggig · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I recommend these for the same reasons stated in the reviews at the bottom of the page:


u/tcooling · 2 pointsr/gamingpc

In that case it is certainly not worth getting a soundcard/external DAC. If you want better quality sound ditch the Turtle Beach headphones and have a look at this guide. I use some Sony MDR-V6 Studio Monitors for gaming and they sound incredible, especially in BF3. If you want to use it as a headset use a cheap clip on mic.

u/tatumc · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I listen to the same types of music and I have these.

I love them.

Also, get these to replace the stock pads.

u/mrawsome197 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Broken link, for those curious here is the actual link.

u/RaptorMan333 · 2 pointsr/PanasonicG7

Spend BIG on your tripod, lighting and audio if you're looking at narrative work. ESPECIALLY tripod. I have the Sachtler Ace M and it's excellent, especially for a lighter setup. IMO avoid manfrotto "fluid" heads. Most of them within your price range are not fluid. Their legs are excellent though! Also look at a used Miller or Sachtler kit. For narrative work, chances are that 80-90% of your shots are going to be locked down, tripod shots or pan/tilt shots. The G7 is NOT a camera that you want to be using for the "handheld" look. (I also have a horrible bias against unnecessary camera movement, especially handheld or shoulder rig shots in narrative work). As a rule, NEVER take your camera off the tripod unless you have very good reason to do so.

I put a good $300 into my G7 kit so it's hard to say what $1500 will get you, but you should be able to get a good start, especially since you already have some lenses.

AUDIO - Audio is arguably more important than video quality for low budget work. Audiences will forgive slightly out of focus/unsteady and grainy footage, but poor audio will IMMEDIATELY make your work seem amateurish,The boom mic is king for narrative audio, and truth be told, mic placement is often far more important than the hardware. I'd take a boom op who knows how to mic, with a $400 setup, over a guy with $$$$ of equipment who doesnt know how to mic talent. A solid entry audio kit can be put together for under $450. Pick up a decent shotgun (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/495302-REG/Audio_Technica_AT875R_AT875_Short_Condenser_Shotgun.html) and a recorder. A boom pole and shock mount are necessary. If you're on a real tight budget, a painter's pole with a shockmount can be used. Shop monoprice for any audio cables. I recommend the following on a budget: Mic Kit ($200) https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/563843-REG/Audio_Technica_AT875_Short_Condenser_Shotgun.html, Tascam Recorder ($150) https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/821259-REG/Tascam_DR_40_DR_40_4_Track_Handheld_Digital.html, Used Sony MDR-V6 ($40) https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00001WRSJ/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all, Painter's pole ($20-30)

LIGHTING - LED panels are cheap, portable, and convenient. The Yongnuo YN-300III is excellent for the money. Pick up two of those and a reflector (as well as a couple $30 light stands), and as long as you have some daylight or even practicals, you have a very decent light setup as long as you're not trying to light an entire room or scene super bright. Very portable as well. Eventually you'll want to save up for heavier stuff like maybe Arri Fresnels or Kino Flos. LEDs are pretty viable these days also...you can pick up 2-3 nice Aputure panels for under $500. If you're very cheap and need more light, shop lights can be useful if you dont care about modifying the light. Clamp lights or Halogen work lights can help.


LENSES... there's a couple routes you can go. You've already got a decent start. The vintage lenses are great but you wont be able to get fast, wide legacy glass for the G7. Wide focal lengths are VERY important for narrative work, as they're used almost any time the camera moves and for wide/establishing shots. Your canon 17mm will be roughly 40mm at the widest without a speedbooster, which IMO isn't wide enough for narrative. As far as i'm concerned a Metabones Speedbooster is required kit if you want to shoot with Panasonic mirrorless, IF you're planning to stick to one system. For example, i have a Nikon one, and thus i can use my Sigma 18-35 as well as my old manual Nikon glass. If you only have one Canon i don't know if the price tag is worth it quite yet. Maybe just get a couple of dumb adapters for around $20 for the time being. You can also pick up something like a Rokinon 12mm f2.0 for around $300, which will be around a 27mm on the sensor of the G7 at 4k.


SUPPORT - Dont worry about cage, rail system, mattebox, follow focus, dolly for now. Dont worry about external recorder or monitor. That is stuff that you should invest in and spend big to get good stuff. If you can fashion a DIY dolly., by all means do that. If you want to be taken seriously, a great tripod is number one priority. How can you expect to shoot great video if your gear isn't even capable of smooth pans and tilts? A $3000 camera body is essentially useless on a cheap tripod. A $500 G7 on an $800 tripod will result in much better movement than an a7sii on a cheap one. And no, a $200-300 tripod will NOT get you smooth movement. Keep in mind that a dolly is pretty useless without proper lights and a fast wide lens. Any dolly movement (especially a push) typically involves a wide lens and you need to throw plenty of light at the scene to ensure you can stop down enough to keep the subject in focus while you're pushing into them. And for $23, there's no reason why you shouldnt pick up one of these: https://www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-Shoulder-Support-Camcorder-Camera/dp/B0036NMQ7S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479589459&sr=8-1&keywords=shoulder+rig+cowboy


BAGS: The Canon "Gadget" bags are excellent. I have the Canon 200DG https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/351537-REG/Canon_9320A003_200DG_Deluxe_Gadget_Bag.html. Picked it up in B&H used section for like $23. It should hold your camera, all your lenses and have room for additional things. Ebay is also a good place for bags.


I would look at a glidecam type stabilizer or slider as a first upgrade past your initial purchases. You can get very decent ones for around the $200 mark. I've heard very decent things about the "off-brand" glidecams. Or find a used one. A slider can do more than you'd think. Especially for narrative work, usually all you need is just a tiny bit of smooth camera movement, which a decent sized slider can allow. Truth be told, you can spend YEARS studying cinematography just using well composed tripod shots with proper lighting, blocking, and staging. There's really no reason to be moving to camera movements until you have shot quite a bit on sticks.


Here is what i would suggest for a little over $1.5k:


Tripod - $800

Audio - $400

Lighting - $200 (two cheap panels, two stands, and reflector)

Remaining ~$200: Bag, Batteries, SD cards, slate, cables

u/TheTopMexican · 2 pointsr/lgv20

I'm rocking some Sony's MDR V6, they sound amazing with the V20.

u/gerald1 · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

I see these kicking around a bit

Sony MDRV6

u/crob187 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Sony MDRV6 I used these before I got the AKG K712 to use for gaming/music. These are really great cans for a bargain price.


Audio-Technica M50 red $10 over budget but these are really a great bargain considering the quality you get.. I've never used them but the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

Those would be my two choices.

u/dbtc · 2 pointsr/headphones

I have a pair of Sony MDR-V6s and I think they are amazing. They fold up so they're relatively portable.

These headphones have been in production for over 20 years so they must have gotten something right.

u/morehambones · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Sony MDR V6 They're great headphones. Can be driven by your run of the mill devices without a huge need for an AMP.

u/videoscott · 2 pointsr/editors

As far as sound quality goes, the Monoprice DJs are a fantastic bargain. When it comes to comfort however, I just cannot stand to wear them for any length of time (I know that's subjective, and will be different for each person). For me, the problems are too much tension pressing the cans into the sides of my head, and very stiff foam and vinyl. I can wear the 7506s or the less expensive but very similar Sony MDR-V6s all day. YMMV.

u/SaintPatricksSnake · 2 pointsr/Bass

I use these, they have great frequency response even when playing in B and the long cable is good so you can stand up/move around to practice.

u/chouetteonair · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

My recommendation is /r/headphones, but while you're here check out the Sony MDR-V6 ($76) with replacement pads ($24.50) for comfort. I don't know how it'll do for sound whoring, but it looks like they've been a staple for decades in studio work.

Closed-back, over ear, fixed coiled 10' cable (this is long, really long), and pretty well recommended from the looks of things. It looks like these headphones are more expensive right now than usual though.

I use the Sennheiser 558 (was $80, seems to be getting replaced), but they're open backed (great for music but with non-existant isolation).

u/maLicee · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

There are a few decent headphones under $70.

I'd recommend either of these:

AKG K240


Sony MDRV6

But at the same time, I would reecommend saving up a bit more and buying something like Sennheiser HD598s.

u/zakabog · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The Sony MDR-V6 headphones are fantastic for that price range, I would highly suggest them, especially when gaming. You won't get all the bass boost and audio effects you'd get with a pair of Beats which makes it ideal for gaming since you'd be able to more clearly differentiate between the different sounds in a game.

u/crackeddryice · 2 pointsr/buildapc

There's a good reason these headphones have been on the market unchanged for over 30 years, and that reason is NOT the ear pads.

They sound phenomenal at an unbeatable price.

I'm on my second pair...in 30 years. My kid sat on my original pair and broke them beyond repair a couple of years ago. So I got online to see what I could find and discovered these were still being made--I didn't look at the price I just bought them, not believing my luck.

To the earpads: the earpads are comfortable--I too, wear glasses and the struggle is real--BUT, they disintegrate quickly, leaving tiny flakes of black everywhere until they are done shedding. THEN they stabilize and will last for as long as you own the headphones--or I'd say at least 20 years.

Read the reviews, make your choice, but these headphones have a huge dynamic range and I think you'll like them, even if you end up replacing the earpads on a routine basis, which is another option.

u/josephbc · 2 pointsr/Metal

I like my good-old reliable Sony V6's. Although I can't say they're all that comfortable... the stock ear-pads are shit, but they can be replaced with velour, which I would recommend doing.

u/marcusjohnston · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

Either of these?

Sony MDR7506

Sony MDRV6

u/BJLurch · 2 pointsr/headphones

Location - UK

Budget - ~£60, flexible on price. Lower is also perfectly fine.

Source - Will be using them for Console gaming mostly but with a chunk of films and music also. So a bit of everything but mostly gaming.

Requirements for Isolation - Will be using them at home so no preference here, open or closed is fine.

Preferred Type of Headphone - Over Ear / Circumaural. I have a large head and fairly large ears and will be wearing them for fairly long periods of time for gaming so large cans would also be preferable.

Preferred tonal balance - Not too sure, whatever is best for the things which I will be doing. Maybe a bit more on the Bass side.

Past headphones - I am new to the world of decent headphones so my past consists of the bog standard apple and in ear Samsung earphones etc.

Preferred Music - Fairly general taste in music, little bit of everything but probably favour R&b/Rap and dance/ electro a bit more.

Notes - I have spent the past week looking into getting a pair of headphones but I am still fairly lost as to what to get with such a huge variety. The AD700s and Senn 558s and other models above those are widely recommended but they seem to cost almost twice as much in the UK as they do in the US and so they are out of my price range which is disappointing.
Audio Technica M50s and Senn HD 518s can be had for around £80 but they are really pushing it price wise for me unless they are definitely worth it. Found some cheaper Senns like the 419s or the 429s but what is their quality like? Sony MDR-V6s are also another pair i have seen recommended.

Obviously for gaming I would pair these with a clip on mic of some description. something like the Zalman clip on or similar and a 2 to 1 splitter to plug into the DS4 controller. The dislike of gaming headsets is well known but never the less I have seen a couple recommended here and there and they are reasonably priced so it's not a total loss if they are useless: [The Logitech G430] (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CJ5FPUE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2LHKRQNKZ0EPX&coliid=I1XWGCGB108WMV) and the Plantronics GameCom 780.

PS4 will likely be my console of choice that I will be using these for if that makes any difference. I have seen lots of talk about surround sound in relation to gaming headphones but a lot of it seems to be for PC, will it function properly on consoles too? does anyone know if the sound would be impacted if I was to plug into the controller jack or the USB slot on the console?

Thanks in advance.

u/smackythefrog · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'm looking to move up from my HD 428s.

My budget is set at about $200, but I've seen many recommendations fall well short of that.

My source will be either my S3 or iPod Touch, but the main use will come from my 2010 13" MacBook Pro.

I am looking for closed cans and I'm hoping for a reasonable amount of isolation. While most of my time spent will be at home on a desk studying, I will be venturing out to the library for hours at a time and I'd like music or audio from lecture videos to stay close to me and not interrupt others.

I would like them to be on-ear headphones, much like the 428s I'm moving up from.

My past headphones have been iPod/iPhone earbuds and now the Samsung ones with my phone. And then the HD 428s, of course.

I listen to hip hop, classic rock, and trance. Some of the hip hop I listen to is with a focus on lyrics and some hip hop I listen to is solely for the beats. I love bass, but I also prefer the bass to not be exaggerated and stay true to original. I'm not sure if that contradicts myself, but I want deep bass, but as natural as possible. I feel the same goes for my preference on trance.

As for the classic rock, I just like it loud and clear. I have no preference on bass.

I have been suggested a few pairs by friends and some reading around here.

The cult-favorite ATH-M50s. I was hoping these would drop to $100 or less after the M50x came out, but looks like balking on that MassDrop deal was a mistake. Prices are still $140-160, and I am hesitant to spend that much when many people have suggested that there cans were cheaper before they became big. I think they said anything over $100 was overpaying for them.

The other pairs I've looked at were the two Sony MDRs. The V6 came highly suggested but sites like Wirecutter suggested the 7506. The difference between these two, for me, seems to just be the price. I am not sure what rHeadphones verdict on these two is, other than both are good.

The ones that I am most enamored with are the aesthetically-pleasing AKG 550/1. I think they look fantastic but the reviews on these are also 4+*. Right at $200, it would be pushing it, but I wanted to know if the value was still there at $200. MSRP seems to be $320+ elsewhere, other than Amazon.

I've done most of my research on the above sets of headphones. I have been recommended the VModas. Both the LPs and the M-100s. I have no aversion to them, but I just haven't done much research on them.

Which one will fit my needs the best? I should also mention that I do not wish to amp these, and I don't feel like my MacBook Pro will have trouble powering them.

I mentioned the music I listen to, but it would only be 3 hours of it, max, on a daily basis. Because of obvious reasons, movies and TV shows would be even longer. So I would like something that does well with TV/movies too.

u/bubbles_n_buttercup · 2 pointsr/audiophile

If you want isolation, good sound and durability for that price range I'd go with the MDR-V6.

u/ChaosCon · 2 pointsr/Frugal

I've been using these for like, the past 14 years. My folks got me some Bose headphones a year or two ago, and in a side by side comparison the Bose had a significantly more muffled sound. Twice the cost, half the product. Avoid Bose at all costs.

u/daversa · 2 pointsr/gaming

M50's are extremely bad-ass, but if you're looking to spend a little less, Sony V6's are awesome, Check out the reviews. I wear mine at work for at least 4 hours a day and they're really comfortable. I'm getting these for home, they're the most comfortable headphones I've worn.

u/poo-poo · 2 pointsr/ReviewThis


I read that the V6s have the same sound as the 7506s, the 7506s are just a rebrand of the old product. Was I mislead? If not I think it's cheaper to buy the V6s, which have amazing sound in my opinion.

u/Pewper · 2 pointsr/headphones


Comfortable and will probably sound better than what you can get out of Seannheiser at this price range.

u/JohnPaul_II · 2 pointsr/ReviewThis

If you're just planning on using them with something static, I can't recommend stretching to a pair of these enough. They sound better than anything in that price range, and will last you for years.

Wouldn't bother with those £15 Sennheiser ones, my younger sister has a pair, and they're pretty rubbish.

u/the_wailing_walrus · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Sennheiser HD 280 pro has outstanding reviews, but is ~$75:


Often slightly cheaper (~$65), but with very good reviews is the Sony MDR-V6:


And last, but not least is the lower-priced Audio-Technica ATHM40FS for ~$55:


All good headphones, check em out.

u/EnC_Crunchy · 2 pointsr/gaming

If you've already got a stand alone mic, I would highly recommend the Sony MDR-V6. I picked up a pair about a month ago after my razer carcharias crapped out. In terms of sound quality they blow every gaming headset I've tried out of the water. They have also been recently discounted from around $110 to $65.


Another great source of information for any and all headphone related questions: http://www.head-fi.org/

u/epikur · 2 pointsr/pics

Some headphones still come with them.

Note, that is not an affiliate link.

u/rohmann98 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Sony makes two great headphones at that price

The MDR XB500 is great but be warned, it is very bassy(I tried playing Mass Effect and could barely hear anything over deep noises)

The MDR V6 is a very neutral headphone, and is also great for most genres

These are both great headphones but personal preference takes precedence(hey that rhymed). Find what works for you, but the V6 is a great place to start

Also, IEM's(earbuds) at that price range tend to suck, so i would stay away from those

u/sw1nglinestapler · 2 pointsr/headphones

Maybe the Superlux 661 or Sony MDR-V6? Closed-back means you lose out on some soundstage for gaming, but very analytic sounding cans like these bring out all the little details which make it easier to pinpoint where things are happening. I personally think the Superlux 668b is the best bang for buck out there when it comes to gaming/general use headphones. They isolate surprisingly well for open-backed headphones, but for that same reason they do leak sound.

u/cgakdr · 2 pointsr/headphones

Budget - $80-$100 total

Source - PC and Moto X

Isolation - Semi-open at worst, closed preferable.

Type - IEM and over

Balance - Flat or slightly bassy, not V

Past - Meelec A151 and Klipsh S4-II

Music - Variety of techno

When the A151s broke, I ordered the S4s and a new jack. Was pleased when jack worked and hated Klipsh's flat cable. Now the jack is broken again and I'm looking for new buds. I'm reposting from yesterday in an attempt to get more opinions.

I've been looking around this sub, and I've whittled my list down to these, with durability being the advice I'm searching for:


  • Meelec A151 - Great sound, pretty durable, but bad plug joint. Strongly considering.
  • Meelec M6 - Said to be extremely durable, but I'm worried about getting lo-fi sportbuds sound.
  • Monoprice 8320 - Heard they sounded great for the price, but it's the price and the gimmicky chrome plastic that has me worried.


  • Creative Aurvana Live! - Read that they're weak as paper, and a bit pricey for me.
  • Monoprice 8323 - Numerous reports of the headband cracking and losing one side of sound.
  • Sony V6 - VERY pricey, but I found a comment thread complimenting them, hence their inclusion.
  • Superlux HD668B - Supposedly better quality than the 681(Evo)s, and a dollar cheaper. Maybe.
  • Superlux HD 681 Very well sounding for the price range, but also very leaky.
  • Superlux HD-681 Evo - Highly rated and look to be awesome, strongly considering.

    Again, I'm looking for price, but durability is currently more important.
u/vanquish421 · 2 pointsr/headphones
  • Budget - $100 max, but looking for great bang-for-the-buck mostly
  • Source - Galaxy S3, desktop, laptop. Mostly 320 kbps mp3's
  • Isolation - would prefer a pretty good amount, I'd like to use these for travel and walking about, as well as at home
  • Preferred Type - closed
  • Tonal Balance - balanced with a bias toward bass, especially sub-bass
  • Past Headphones - nothing special, JVC marshmallow in-ear for music, Turtlebeach X-12 for gaming. Whatever I end up getting will be the best headphones I've owned so far
  • Preferred Music - electronic, mostly dubstep (deep UK type, tons of consistent low frequency sub-bass, ex: Breakage - Rain) and hip-hop, some house and trance, but also metal, rock, indie, anything really

    The three cans I've been looking at, but I'm open to more recommendations:

  • The Monoprice 8323 seem to be a great value, and I love the idea of a detachable/replaceable chord for travel, but I've heard these cans are insanely uncomfortable. I know I can replace the pads with velour pads, but I'm not looking to spend half the price of the cans or more on new pads, and I've heard you lose some bass from these when you do that.

  • The ATH-M30 look like a great value, but I've heard they're a bit dull and may be lacking in bass.

  • The Sony MDRV6 look like the most promising, but the massive chord length seems bad for traveling. Any home solutions to keep most of it wrapped up? Also, how is the bass on these?

    Basically looking for affordable, balanced but with good bass, isolated, comfortable for hour+ listening, and decent for travel.
u/-c0de- · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

The Siberia's will only do stereo sound unless you have the USB sound card, which at that time does a simulated surround sound.

Unless you are willing to fork over the money for a true set of surround sound headphones, then your money would be better spent getting a good set of studio monitor headphones (Sony MDRV6 or Sony MDR7506) and a clip on mic (Zalman or ModMic)

u/Alushia · 2 pointsr/GirlGamers

I just wear regular studs and have never had any headphone issues. Any over the ear headset works great. My favorite was the MDRV6 which lasted for years and sounded great when I was a teen and regularly stole my older bro's pair, but haven't gotten around to getting my own pair due to saving up for too many other things! My current headphones do fit over the ear though, and 0 earring issues.

u/lechonga · 2 pointsr/headphones
  • Budget: $200 flexible, preferably less but I don't want to stop myself from not getting as close as possible to what I want.

  • Source: PC/Phone, maybe amp too in the future?

  • Requirements for Isolation: I'm looking to use these pretty much everywhere: at home, in the office, airplanes, library, etc. isolation seems like it would be a must.

  • Will you be using these headphones in public?: Definitely, library and office use.

  • Preferred Type of Headphone: Closed over the ear, comfort seems like it will be an important factor.

  • Preferred Tonal Balance: I'm not an experienced audiophile if at all, overall balanced would be great.

  • Past Headphones: Don't think I have ever owned anything that was worth over $30, mostly IEMs and a few cheap on/over ear closed.

  • Preferred Music: Pretty much anything; trap, jazz, folk rock, pop, edm, psychedelic rock.

  • Improve from current set-up?: I am not very experienced so anything that improves sound quality and comfort would be great.

  • Misc: I have been really drawn to these, and I keep reading over the resources, but I still feel so clueless due to my lack of any actual experience.

  • Location: US
u/hacksoncode · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I've had a pair of Sony MDRV6 headphones for around 30 years, and they still sound great (the cover of the foam pads has deteriorated a little in that time, but you can actually get replacement covers for these things since they last so long).

Side question: Anyone know WTF is up with reddit and links tonight?

u/DirtyYogurt · 1 pointr/GirlGamers

I would advise buying a mic and headphones seperately.

I just got these Sony MDRV6 headphones, and they're pretty awesome.

You can go really cheap on a microphone if you're not so concerned with your own voice quality. A $10 stand will get the job done and not sound particularly bad on the receiving end. You could also get something like a Blue Snowball for something that's as good as Jane/Joe Gamer could realistically need.

Also, hit up /r/headphones. They've got some really great recommendation breakdowns.

u/gnopgnip · 1 pointr/hardware

Sony MDR-V6 are pretty durable headphones. Just buy a clip on mic.

u/videouser · 1 pointr/VideoEditing

The studio I work for uses Sony MDR-V6, so I bought myself a pair for home use.

They are great sounding headphones that do not mask the sound (eg: They don't add bass or enhance the sound in any way, which is essential for serious work). Very clear, loud enough and a nice coiled cable.

u/jaymzx0 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

For acceptable sound quality and solid construction, I recommend the Sony MDR-V6 headphones with aftermarket velour pads. Best deal under $100 (velour pads run about $25).

u/hamcake · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Get a nice beefy set like these by Koss.

Or any monitor style headphones like the Sony MDR-V6

u/cinemarshall · 1 pointr/Shortfilms

Best ones I have ever had. They can usually be found for 60-70.


u/jfab73 · 1 pointr/gratefuldead

My Fiio player and my Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor cans: Bliss to my ears. Are there setups which are more expensive? Sure, but to me, this setup sounds perfect.


u/thefinkasaurus · 1 pointr/headphones

Hey people! I'm new to the headphone game and I'm trying to upgrade. I've been looking at these four, but I'm still not sure if these are my best bets:





Here are my specs below. Are any of these good bets, or is there a better one I'm not listing:

Budget - $80 USD or under, preferably around $50

Source - iTunes on iPhone, corded

Requirements for Isolation - I'd prefer a little but not super important

Will you be using these Headphones in Public?- Yes, at work mostly

Preferred Type of Headphone - On ear

Preferred tonal balance - Probably balanced, but I'm open to anything

Past headphones - Audio-Technica ATH-M30

Preferred Music - Very varied, I try a little of everything. Lately I've been into Elvis Costello's Get Happy!! and the Hamilton soundtrack.

Improvement- I would like to upgrade a little bit, but not a ton. Very budget conscious. I'd like these to last at least a year or two.

u/god_hates_maggots · 1 pointr/lapfoxtrax

Sony MDR-V6s

Some of the best headphones I have ever had the pleasure of hearing and then subsequently purchasing. Mine were 55$ on sale. Amazon currently has them for 90$.

These will last you years.

u/sedibAeduDehT · 1 pointr/headphones

Interested in buying these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00001WRSJ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Basically the OG MDR7506, similar sound profile with a punchier bass from what I read in reviews.

Are these good headphones, and what are some other alternatives in the 80-100$ range? Additionally, what's a microphone that I could use in conjunction with this, preferably something small and cheap with decent sound quality that I can clip to my shirt.

u/Mrmattrunner · 1 pointr/headphones

I really wanted to get a pair of headphones that just has crystal clear quality (with no muffled bass or weak highs)/really punchy sound all around and I do not care at all how good or how bad they look. These are the two pair I found, and they are at the upper limit of my budget (I should mention I'm in no hurry to buy either), but I was wondering what some of your guy's honest thoughts were on them and if there was actually a difference between the two other than their names. They both have been around for a VERY long time and both seem to have a wide berth of professional use, from studio monitors to radio stations, etc.
>Sony MDRV6

>Sony MDR7506

u/fatnerdyjesus · 1 pointr/Music

I love the mdr v6. I will probably get the newer version, the mdr 7506 when my v6 finally dies. The 7506 is the standard for radio broadcasters and sound engineers.

u/2daMooon · 1 pointr/vinyl

I paid $95 (shipping included) for a pair of Sony MDRV6 from Amazon and I love them because they don't do anything to the sound. The price changes often, but here is the link: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00001WRSJ/

Since buying them they have gone as low as $69.99 and are pretty high at $146 from a third party currently.

u/wewd · 1 pointr/funny

The best sub-$70 headphones out there are the Sony MDR-V6s. They're pretty much the industry standard for anything to do with recording or broadcasting.

u/docodine · 1 pointr/headphones


the $66 pair will probably last you long enough to hand down to your children

assuming they're not fake

ask in the sticky thread though

u/strongasanoak · 1 pointr/editors

Also I'd bring a pair of quality headphone for personal use and editing use. I use Sony MDR-V6's but the MDR-7506 is basically the same. They are both reputed to be pretty reasonable monitors, pretty cheap, and they fold up nicely for travel.

u/LemDogUNT · 1 pointr/Steam

On a related note to ice mat didn't they also have an all glass mousepad?? A friend talks fondly about it haha also these are also pretty good insane price point http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRV6-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ

u/jatjacob1 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Sony MDRV6 (These are the Headphones I personally use, and so far I'm very satisfied with them.)

Sennheiser HD 280 (These are supposed to be good, I wouldn't know however.)

These headphones are known as closed headphones, meaning that what plays through the headphones is pretty much the only thing you're going to hear. If that's a problem however, then you can get open headphones which let you hear more external noise, I don't have any recommendations for open headphones.

If you want to spend more on headphones, then I don't know what is better than the ones I've shown.

u/Benepope · 1 pointr/trap

Sony MDR V-6's are pretty good. They're studio monitor headphones so they have a flat response, not too much emphasis on bass, but it still has that punch you want, and the full clarity for the mids, highs and lows. They're on sale in Amazon for $95 right now.

u/DeathtoPants · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

this and this is $105.

These headphones are also great, for a total of $110.

Basshead's Choice

u/iChuckwagon · 1 pointr/battlestations

beats are pieces of shit as well...

checkout these

I've got a pair, approved by an audio engineer in my family

except the cord is coily and long, which can get annoying, but they sound amazing

u/smitwiff · 1 pointr/buildapc

Damn, there are a ton of Sennheiser owners out here. I just got a pair of Sony MDR-V6's about a month ago, and I love them so far. That being said, I had a SteelSeries 5Hv2 Gaming Headset that the Sony's replaced, so when it comes to audio quality, pretty much anything is a substantial upgrade.

u/ArabRedditor · 1 pointr/buildapc

Sony MDR-V6 studio monitor.
Great sound, very soft.

You dont get very hot wearing them for a long perisod of time, im kinda fat and tend to sweat allot and these are great, got them refurbished off of amazon for 65$ but they cost 75 new.
Great quality great price.

I have had people compare these to beats by dre wireless and studio and they said this was way better.

They also are great at noise cancelling, whenever my roomate is calling me from kitchen or other room i dont hear them, but you can hear loud noises.

overall best headphones i ever got.

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u/Zelgadis5438 · 1 pointr/WTF

That's why you just spend $88 and get http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V6-Monitor-Series-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ

Last pair of headphones you'll ever need, last decades and all you have to replace every 5 years or so is the cushions.

Seriously, these have a better response rate than Beats and all that other shit on the market - These are what Dre really uses in his studio. Been an industry standard for decades as well, I'd say in 75% of videos and interviews that have to do with studios you'll see several people wearing this exact pair or the 7506's which is the same thing but with a gold plated jack and flatter response rate.(no real audible difference)

I'd say they're also better than Sennheiser's which can also run you $150-$300 easily for the same shit.

u/detrick4 · 1 pointr/gaming

Generally speaking, companies such as Turtle Beach and Tritton have low-ish build quality. Good enough that you like them, but bad enough that they break after a couple years. It might well be that time to replace.

I'd recommend going with a stereo set of Sennheiser or Sony. Both have much better sound and build quality. 7.1 headphones are just stereo anyway, with a box that virtualizes the surround stuff. If you get a good set of closed-cup headphones, you'll get the same effect.

My personal recommendation is getting a pair of Sony studio monitoring headphones and pairing them with a cheap lapel mic that can plug into the 360 controller.

u/xtreme4099 · 1 pointr/reddit.com

Yes the AKG K271 is a nice one if your going for a closed phone, and it should fall in that sub 200 price range.

The Audio Technica - Audio-Technica ATH-A900 Art Headphones - are also in the same category closed headphones http://www.audiocubes.com/product_info.php?products_id=317

Both these have quite a balanced natural sound if your looking for closed phones.

If your going to have a dedicated sound editing headphone look for Sony MDR-7506 - the defacto standard used in perhaps every studio in the world. Can be had for about 99 bux or the Sony V6 with slightly better specs but voiced differently http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V6-Monitor-Headphones-Voice/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_2


u/pastarific · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

> possibly some video editing

This could make a sizable difference in price. Do you want something "good enough" or something with "video editing beef" ? None of your other listed uses would make use of the extra power you'd throw in for better/faster multimedia creation.

> I also need to be able to use headphones for audio

Do you already have headphones or do you want them included in the build? Because prices range from $2 to $5k+ and its largely a personal preference [that I wouldn't seek knowledge for here].

If you need to buy them, I'd recommend figuring out what you want to spend on those, do some research, consider it a completely independent purchase, and then subtract that from your PC budget.

FWIW these headphones are pretty highly rated and extremely popular. And are actually $40. No idea whats up with amazon's price. But they're closed, circumaural, which may be exactly what you don't want. So you should do some reading if you don't already have a pair.

u/ramsr · 1 pointr/headphones

Those are fantastic headphones. Also, the Sony MDR-V6 are great bassy headphones.

u/Ps4_and_Ipad_Lover · 1 pointr/PSVR

I heard these work good I'm going to end up picking these up as well some time Sony MDRV6 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_b2ggybTY2CXTY

u/savagej90 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Sony MDR-V6. I've had mine for about 3 years. The cable is really long, but aside from that, it trumps everything else in my opinion for price and sound quality. [SONY MDR-V6] (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V6-Monitor-Series-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1377726814&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+mdr).

u/sherlockpotter7 · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget - less than $80, if possible

  • Source - Laptop mainly (though sometimes iPhone), 3.5mm jack

  • Requirements for Isolation - Preferably some to a good amount of isolation (my family can be loud)

  • Preferred Type of Headphone - Over-ear, but they must be comfortable with glasses! Any glasses-wearers out there who can help me?

  • Preferred tonal balance - Overall balanced

  • Past headphones - Apple earbuds. I need something better.

  • Preferred Music - Film scores and soundtracks, mainly. (e.g. Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, anything John Williams etc.)

  • Location - US

    Again, these are going to be worn with glasses, so I'd like something that's A) Comfortable, and B) Durable (the frames won't wear them off).

    Some I've been looking at:

    Superlux HD-662 Closed Back

    Sony MDRV6

    Superlux HD 681 (Semi-open, I know, but worth considering given the price)

    Sennheiser HD 439

    Or anything else you suggest! Thank you!
u/Strykrol · 1 pointr/Guitar

These are pretty standard: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRV6-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ

Upscale the version if you've got the penny for it, but these are reliable.

u/Vidiot_savant · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Sony MDR-VR6 best headphones for 100$ Don't let the price fool you they are a production industry standard for a reason. Yes there are better cans but none for the price. They sound great and are tuff enough to throw in a tool bag every day for years. Add a set of byerdynamic dt250 pads and Bob's your uncle.


u/SwollenFeet · 1 pointr/pics

Also, if you don't need the microphone, get some MDR-V6s, metal hinge, excellent sound quality, great set of headphones.

u/blu3ninja · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

To go with that mp3 player, get you some good headphones. Most importantly, something closed-back like these or possibly these will block out external sounds far better than earbuds will. Audio quality will be much higher as well, assuming you've got a good source (high-bitrate mp3). I guess Beats will block external noise pretty well too, but they're generally overpriced and not that great-sounding.

u/gryphonexe · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - Around $200.

Source - Either my phone (Android Samsung Galaxy S6) or a CRT TV port.

Requirements for Isolation - A lot. This is the most important aspect of my purchase. As much noise canceling as possible. I will be wearing this at SSBM tournaments; it will need to block things ranging from casual conversations nearby to crowds or people chanting (I understand full noise blockage is probably not feasible, but as much as possible).

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Yes

Preferred Type of Headphone - Full-sized closed over-ear. This is pretty much a requirement, in-ear is very uncomfortable to me.

Preferred tonal balance - This doesn't really matter, I guess I would rather have it be balanced overall but it's unimportant.

Past headphones - I currently have the Sony MDRV6 but it doesn't block enough sound around me. The fit is nice if that is relevant at all

Preferred Music - If I'll be listening to anything, it will be nature sounds or white noise.

What would you like to improve on from your set-up - I'm looking for more noise cancellation.

I basically want headphones with as strong of noise cancellation as possible. I'm thinking like industrial strength stuff if that exists for consumers within my price range. I would like to focus solely on the game I'm playing, and not on anything/anyone in the background :)

I am free to answer questions about this, as it might be an odd request.

u/itsmeyour · 1 pointr/headphones

There should be a website where a bit of audio plays and you can adjust the bass, treble, mids, whatever and then gives you advice on what type of headphone you should get...

I'm not really sure what I like. I think I like mids over bass tbh and I was considering these [Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones] (https://smile.amazon.com/Sony-MDRV6-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1502253560&sr=1-6&keywords=Sony+XB500) as it's in my price range and a good name like Sony. Also has a cord. If anyone can recommend something similar in that price range feel free.

u/bmosbutt · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi everyone, I'm on the market for closed-back over-the-ear headphones under $150.

I'm looking for durability, comfort, good noise-isolation, and a relatively flat response, maybe with a slight boost at the low end. Mainly to be used while working at coffee shops, but I also mess around with making electronic music.

I'm looking at the Sony MDRV6 or the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 right now. Any ideas of which I should choose? I'd love some other recommendations as well.

I currently own Sennheiser HD 598 but I need something with more noise isolation for things like working in public places, listening loudly at night, etc.

Edit: Guess I'm also considering the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO and the ATH M40x at this point.

Edit 2: Also, what are the headphones in the picture in the sidebar credited to u/Makirole?

u/RealPhakeEyez · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Hey, so it’s actually the mdrV6, which are supposed to be slightly bassier, but generally equivalent: mdrV6 also wanted to mention if you go with these, the ear pads will eventually disintegrate, so you’ll probably want to grab some replacement velour pads for them.

u/nnacan · 1 pointr/hiphopheads

and once again I made a huge mistake and read some comments below the story...oh god why

> By the way, these are less than $100, and I guarantee will sound better than Beats when listening to anything but rap music: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V6-Monitor-Series-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ

u/JayIkalima · 1 pointr/MusicBattlestations

Let me just give you of my favourite pairs for studio use.

My first and foremost personal recommendation go out to the V-Moda Crossfade M-100's. They're a bit more bass heavy and just about on the upper limit of your budget, but they look amazing, sound amazing, and are tough as nails.

My second favourite pair of headphones would be the Sol Republic x Calvin Harris Master Tracks XC. Again, another bass-heavy pair, but this set is fully modular; everything is replacable, and again, tough as knobs. The frame doesn't fold, though.

My third favourite pair are the Sony MDR-V06. These have been an industry standard for a little while and are relatively older, but they're relatively lower cost, easier to find, and the earcups are replacable. Treble-heavy more than anything, but a great pair still.

Fourth place goes to Sennheiser's HD-25-II's. A bit tight around the head, but one of the most balanced. Tough, modular, and really made for studio work.

u/lucafusi · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I picked up a pair or two when they went on sale for $119 CAD (which is close to $99 accounting for the CAN:US dollar). Could've paid more.

I'd been steadily rocking Sony MDR-V6's for two years prior but wanted a comfortable headphone I could wear for editing; I'd take the MDR-V6's out for travel, field recording etc. due to their beatupability and closed design. The sound signatures of these two headphones are markedly different.

I still think I kinda prefer the MDR-V6 overall, but now I feel it's because they may have been lying for me. The 598s feel a little more neutral, muted. Highs are smoother, mids don't hit you in the face like the MDR-V6's do. Soundstage is absolutely wider, which lessens a bit of the 'punch' hot-mastered music has. But, the 598s still sound amazing cranked up, and I haven't found bass response to be a problem at all.

They're really pleasant to listen to and holy fuck are they comfortable. I think I could wear these 24hrs a day.

u/jclim00 · 1 pointr/gaybros

If you have a large head, those things clamp like crazy, and the sound profile leans towards the really analytical end of the spectrum. I'd always recommend the Sony MDRV6's over them or the Beyer DT 770s for a bit more.

u/camicazi · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

for mic get the zalman zm-mic1, for the headphone here are a few suggestions, go look them up and choose one that you think is best for you:

ath m40x

sennheiser hd 518

superlux HD668B

california headphone over ear

akg k240

Sony MDRV6

(these are all better than gaming headsets for the same money)

u/LikeAbrickShitHouse · 1 pointr/LetsTalkMusic

Mate, get these bad boys!. They are the Nokia phones of the headphone world.

They were designed in the 90's and are still used by T.V crews, studios, radio stations, and anywhere else where pros need to use them. They are good quality sound wise, and could go through a nuclear war unscathed. No they're not the best, but check out any audiophile review website, and these will be in the top 5 for their price range. Mine lasted 6 years till I upgraded.

u/burniemcburn · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

Sony MDR V6's. Easily some of the best sounding, versatile headphones you can get, and usually under $100. They're not going to make your music sound good like some of the Pioneers or (god forbid) Beats, but they will sound accurate above all. They're great for listening, DJing, production, and have been the industry standard in recording for actual decades; they're like the SM58 of headphones. They're also incredibly durable; I've had mine for almost six years now, and only just this last month had to replace the wire running across the headband. Highly recommend these.

u/LAYVID · 1 pointr/headphones

How will these compare to the LP2?

u/Cptn_Jack_Spearow · 1 pointr/headphones

I actually ended up getting a set of Sony MDRV6 since they were also on sale for $50 and I started my Amazon Prime trial with the HD598's so might as well take advantage of that shipping. Breaking the bank, but I should be set for a long time headphone wise.

u/firegremlin · 1 pointr/headphones

budget - £60 flex
source - computer
isolation - some, to be used at home so total not needed
use in public - no
type - over-ear, not sure the difference between open and closed
tonal balance - balanced, no preference really
past headphones - SteelSeries Siberia V2 FullSize Headset with Mic, nothing special, did the job. Liked the retractable mic and suspension headband
location - UK

Really, I just need a good comfortable pair of headphones with a mic and good ear pads that I can wear for hours on end. I'll probably go with [this] (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mdr-V6-Lightweight-Stereo-Headphones-Sony/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500028963&sr=8-1&keywords=Sony+MDRV6+Studio+Monitor+Headphones+with+CCAW+Voice+Coil) unless anyone has any other good suggestions.

u/eyecarezero · 1 pointr/AVexchange

Oh damn, it's one of the most popular headphones of maybe the last 20 years. I'm sure you've seen it
Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i-Mwzb5CC4G1B

u/EnemaBandit60123 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Thinking about entry level portable lossless stuff.
Thinking about:



My apology if this ends up in stupid questions dump.

I'm actually considering IEMs rather than the over ear ones. Thinking either SE215s or RHA 750s. Any input?

u/HelpIThinkImASoup · 1 pointr/Metalcore

The past 5 years a pair of Sony MDR-V6 have been my my go to for work and personal use.

u/Hispanic_Alucard · 1 pointr/metalgearsolid

Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_li60CbQ3CX92C

u/mac404 · 1 pointr/headphones

Most "audiophile" headphones won't have a flat frequency response. Also, what are you asking for when you say "flat" response? Actually measuring flat, or the Harman response (which is related to what a flat-response speaker sounds like in a well-treated room)?

Something like the MDR-V6 is going to be one of the flatter options for not a ton of money. There's a reason it says "studio monitor" in the name.

Around $100 for an amp, I would say a Fulla 2. You can even use it as a preamp, if need be. There are not great options for your needs below that price (Monoprice DAC/Amp has high output impedance which will affect frequency response of most headphones you would look at, Fiio e10k is getting old and is not that much cheaper).

u/Kerry56 · 1 pointr/headphones

One of the most durable headphones in this price range is the Sony MDR-V6.

u/spbach5 · 1 pointr/headphones

MDR V6. They're mostly balanced, and very portable.

u/jhaun · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

i'd get this and blow the rest of the budget on a good pair of headphones. voice quality doesn't make near as big a difference as actually hearing the game. i'd get a pair of sony studio montiors or maybe the older model if you can get a good deal somewhere.

u/go_greengo · 1 pointr/guitarpedals

I have the OBNE headphone amp. I got it on a whim and I like it a lot. I think it does a fine job. I do use studio monitors with them. Specifically these Sony MDRV6 studio headphones


I don't know if you can plug it into speakers.

u/-WhoRunBartertown- · 1 pointr/Music

Wait until Sony MDR V6's go on sale.

u/torokunai · 1 pointr/Games


$90 here but $63 + shipping at an amazon.co.jp seller.

pretty great headphones, btw : )

u/midnight_bacon · 1 pointr/headphones

Cat. | Text
Budget | $140. I really would not to go higher. The cheaper the better.
Source | Spotify on LG G2 and on Macbook Pro
Requirements for Isolation | Doesn't really matter. I plan to use them whenever I'm sitting for long periods of time like home or at the library etc.
Preferred type of Headphone | Full-sized, closed, comfortable.
Preferred tonal balance | I don't really know much about highs, mids, lows but I do like me some bass. I don't want it to ruin everything else but I like bass.
Past Headphones | I had ATH-M30s that were okay. I haven't had them in a while but nothing spectacular. Other than that just IEMs.
Preferred Music | I like rap and rock but I have phases with different genres.
What I've seen | After searching for hours I've narrowed it down to ATH-M50s, Creative Aurvana Live! 2, Sony MDR7506 and MDRV6, NVX XPT100, and the V-MODA Crossfade LP

u/SirHitler · 1 pointr/headphones

Look for the original ATH-M50 for around $80 USD refurbished, or a new M40x. The newer models are awesome but rise above your budget by a bit, with not too huge of a performance difference. The Sennheiser HD419's are a great deal right now, and are nice, sexy, and comfy, albeit with a fragile headband. 439's and 449's are also good budget options, especially on sale like they are now. Sony's MDR-7506 is a phenomenal industry-standard pair but might be a little more clinical than she'd like, as they have a mid-range boost for monitoring pro audio. MDR-V6 is a tad warmer and more musical, but just as detailed. Also good to note that the sony's are pretty much indestructible, and fold and bend nicely while the sennheisers can't bend much at all.

u/xCentrino · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget - <$100
  • Source - PC/Motherboard
  • Requirements for Isolation - Closed back, Used at home living room.
  • Preferred Type of Headphone - Over ear.
  • Preferred tonal balance - Balanced/flat? What will help distinguish details/direction of noise? while gaming.
  • Past headphones - For little bro, currently uses cheap $10 on ear headphones. Anything would be an improvement. But since I'm buying would like monies worth.
  • Preferred Music - Not for music, for gaming. Battlefront, overwatch, warframe, etc..
  • What would you like to improve on from your set-up - More detail.

    Hello, Looking for headphones for my little bro. Will be used for gaming, would like detailed/direction of sound.

    I'm undecided between Audio-Technica ATH-M40x or Sony MDRV6 would replace pads with these in the near future.

    Would very much appreciate r/headphones opinion's or recommendation of another headphone before making a final choice.
u/doug1963 · 1 pointr/Scams

A pair of Sony's (MDR-V6) is the way to go. This model is the reference headphone you will find in virtually every recording studio. Amazon has them for $73. These are definitely the best sounding headphones I have ever heard, and the range is 5Hz-30kHz, ensuring that the response is flat within the audible human range.

u/Golmin3 · 1 pointr/headphones

Alright, so after looking through the wikis and purchase assistants on the subreddit, I've concluded that I want a Sony MDR-V6 with the Zalman Clip On microphone. However, I just have two questions.

  1. How comfortable is MDR-V6? I ususally wear my headphones for long periods of time, so I don't want them to hurt after a while.
  2. My computer only has one headphone port, so I need a splitter. Does it matter what splitter I get?
u/mrclay · 1 pointr/musictheory

Note I corrected my post a bit. Just study more 60s vocal jazz tunes and harmony. There's no getting around spending an awful lot of time listening super carefully in headphones (I love these) picking out notes. Good luck.

u/marindo · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Owned the 7506 for about 8 years. Need to repair then because one side died. The 7506 is a remake of the MDR-V6.

I think the only difference is the V6 has better bass response and one of the has. Coiled wires.

It was my first audiophile headphones. They're also considered reference headphones. To this day, the headphones are being used in recording studios. The V6 was previously, the recording studio standard and used hard since the 70's

Highly recommend the Sony's, but see if you can save more by buying the V6. If you go this route, I'd highly recommend replacing the earphone pads and burning the headphones in for about 200 hours.

If you go on ebay, you can find the unbranded brainwavs equivalent earpad. With memory foam or sheepskin, they'd be sooooo good... Sigh... My project for when I come home.

There's an option to also turn wired cans to Bluetooth cans. There's a device made by Sony, but likely others, where you plug in the headphones, then it connects to a small light Bluetooth receiver, that then connects to another device - not sure if that'd appeal to you. It's not cheap, and the sound quality is about 50-60% worse than analog

The Bose QC25 are interesting in that they provide ANC. You can usually get these at a great price on sale. Check camel camel camel.

As for Audiotechnica, I heard the sound is good but overtime, the clasp from the cans gets really uncomfortable.

One other recommendation, would be to check the used market for a pair of Wh1000xm2. The sound I think is mildly inferior to MDR-V6 and 7506 but you have ANC, and optional wireless or plug in use.

Update : no idea why they're so cheap.... https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRV6-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ

u/nopn12 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Assuming you're in the US, I would recommend a Sony V6 or Sony MDR7506. They look dated but have amazing sound quality for the price (70-90 dollars on Amazon right now) and are very durable, with the exception of the ear pads. However, the ear pads can be easily replaced and replacements can be found for cheap.

For a microphone, I have heard great things about the Antlion ModMic. You can currently get one for about 70 dollars on Amazon.

Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil Sony V6

Antlion Audio ModMic 5 - Modular Attachable Boom Microphone with Noise Canceling and Omni-Directional Audio
ModMic 5

u/ab2650 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Sony MDR-V6 Studio Monitors.

Best cans I've ever owned.

u/Theoddonewhoknocks · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget: $0-$75

Source: laptop and ipod

Isolation: high

preference: Over Ear

tonal balance: no preference

I've been looking at headphones that meet these requirements, and the best ones seem to be NXG NX-HTDJ, 8323, Jaycar Pro Monitor, Sony MDRV6, and Creative Aurvana Live!. I'm prioritizing high isolation and high comfort over an extended period of time. Can anybody help me to identify the best purchase out of these?

u/inssein · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

> isn't much more latency than what you get over a cable

If my ears can't notice a latency, its good enough right ?

> Do you answer phone calls on the toilet too?

Yeah I speak to my friend while I'm in the bathroom, I make sure to mute the mic when I flush :)

> I doubt your headset works when you're microwaving your hot pockets.

I don't eat hot pockets but just went downstairs to check, and yes pc is on the 3rd floor, and microwave is on, headphones still playing music no issues. Went down to basement and they still worked, very impressed.

> you must look very professional in your gamer headset while receiving pizza

These headphones look great, whenever anyone comes over they always ask "what are those , they look cool "

> at this point you're not gaming, you're doing something else and talking

Your right, sometimes I get a work related email and have to head downstairs to send a email reply or finish a report, it's nice that I can still talk to my party of friends while I do this .

> so realistically only inside your room

Just tested the range and was amazed, got all the way to the basement and it still worked. Went outside and it lost connection.

These headphones meet my needs and sounds great. I own a pair of Sony MDR-V6/7506 from my college days for when I want to listen to some music but use my g930 more because of the freedom.

For some of us out there we prefer wireless over wired :)

u/fco2013 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

For home use only (or on-the-go if you're brave, these all leak sound):

Sennheiser HD558

Sennheiser HD518

AKG K240

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

Grado SR80e

For both at home or on the go:

Shure SRH440 *

V-Moda Crossface M80

Sennheiser Momentum on-ear

Sony MDRV6 *

have longer cables.

It's not so much a durability thing but a usability thing. You won't to hear everything going you in the subway while listening to music, and the people around you don't want to hear your music either. So that is why I recommend open headphones for home-use only, and closed back if you need pair for both applications.

For the most these headphones are easy to drive, and you should be able to power them straight out of your phone or computer.

I highly suggest reading reviews for all of these as they are very different from each other. My
personal* picks for each application:

At home:

Grado Sr80e


Sennheiser momentum

Also check out /r/headphones and head-fi.org, both are great resources.

u/BundtCaek · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget: ~$80 preferably, $110 maximum

Source: 3.5mm jack in a computer

Requirements for Isolation: None

I will not be using these headphones in public.

Preferred Type of Headphone: Full sized, preferably over-ear but anything will work. Long listening sessions need to be comfortable, and open eared headphones would be nice as well.

Preferred tonal balance: I'd prefer an overall balanced set of headphones. Most of the stuff I listen to has vocals so mid emphasis would be nice as well.

Past headphones: Logitech G430

Preferred Music: Usually Lana Del Rey and some other music

What would you like to improve on from your set-up: I'd like to have a headset that is somewhat sturdy. I understand that at this price range that this goal may not be possible, but it's one I'd like to keep in mind.

One of my friends recommended this and another recommended this, if that helps.

u/JuryDutySummons · 1 pointr/YouShouldKnow

This is what actual professionals use: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRV6-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ

I've had mine for.... hmmm 4 years? Or so. Currently $69.99 on amazon.

I did need to replace the ear-pads eventually. The cover on them kind of disintegrated.. but the replacements are more sturdy and only cost $10 or so.

u/heyyyaaaa · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - ~$70-120 but willing to go up if really necessary

Source - For home use on my PC, for gaming and all genres of music.

Requirements for Isolation - I share a room and do not live alone. So I suppose the more isolation the better. If less isolation helps with quality while not disturbing isolation too much though, I'd entertain the thought.

Preferred Type of Headphone - I honestly don't care as long as the quality for what I want is good.

Preferred tonal balance - I honestly can't say. Whatever's balanced?

Past headphones - Sennheiser 201s and 202s, both did the job for me just fine.

Preferred Music - I honestly listen to a lot of different genres, and play a lot of games on my PC.

I was looking for good quality suggestions for headphones that shouldn't bother the people that live with me, and found these:

Creative Aurvana Live! Headphones

Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones

KRK KNS6400 Studio Headphones

Any opinions? I'm also open to other suggestion of course, I'd appreciate any help given. Not having to buy an AMP would also be cool, but I'm willing to hear suggestions for buying.

u/Etceteranough · 1 pointr/AskReddit

You sound like a female version of me.

I've got a few little solutions. These are things I try to do when I want to be in a better mood. They work best if you build habits around them - well, some of them - you'll see what I mean as you're reading. Also, most of them can be mixed, and work well together! :-)

  1. Music, music, music! Put on a good tune. Build a playlist with all your favorite, happy, upbeat songs. Listen to the songs that make you feel good, no matter what other people say about the songs or the people who sing them. If Friday by Rebecca Black gets you pumped, then listen to that shit! I myself tend to go through phases when I get bored with the music I've got... Right now I'm on a Coheed and Cambria kick. If you drive a lot, buy or make CDs and listen to them when you drive - the radio just doesn't cut it anymore, not for me. Maybe consider investing in a decent pair of headphones or other gear - I bought some Sony studio monitor headphones like these, and I swear by them. They sound amazing, but I also hate earbuds which is another reason that I really like them. People say they look tacky because they're so big, but fuck 'em. And I'm not a sound buff by any means, but they're leaps and bounds better than just listening through computer speakers. Be careful, though, because it works both ways - you can use music to accentuation your negative emotions as well as the positive ones, so you want to try not to do that... Not too much, at least. There's nothing wrong with a good soul searching song now and then, but every so often I find that I have a tendency to listen to sad songs just because I'm feeling sad. If that happens and you recognize it, try to snap out of it and go back to happy songs.

  2. Exercise and general wellbeing. This is something I really need to work on myself. Try to do things that get your heart going, and try to do them outside when you can. A good jog on a nice day can do wonders. You can even do this while you listen to music if you like... but sometimes soaking in the atmosphere can be helpful, too. Oftentimes I find that I just need to go outside the house and get some fresh air, and it's always nice. I like to drive with the windows down at every chance I get. If you find that you're often couped up, in your house or at work or whatever, make it a point to get some fresh air at some point in your day. Just five minutes will help. Sometimes a walk around the neighborhood can calm your nerves. Any time I find myself annoyed or angry, I almost always go outside to think, or go driving or something. Fresh air is your friend! Also, as others have already mentioned, make some changes in your diet. Eliminating caffeine is a great idea, and something I need to implement, as well. Try to cut down on fast food, and take your vitamins if you don't already.

  3. Do things. That probably sounds vague, but it's pretty straightforward. People tend to be crabby when they're bored out of their minds. My job is boring, and then I come home and be even more bored, and all that boredom piles up until you just want to explode. Try to make plans, even if they're plans with yourself. Set goals to be accomplished, maybe chores around the house or something like that... Go shopping for things you need. And of coarse, making plans with other people is always great. You mentioned a boyfriend... Make it a point to do something with him as often as you can, even if it's just watching a movie. Basically this boils down to keeping yourself busy, but not to the point of stress. Try to have something to put your mind to. If you have a hobby, try to practice it as often as you can. If you don't, consider finding one. Read. Do homework... keep yourself busy!

  4. Alcohol and other drugs. Before I say another word, keep in mind: all things with moderation! And this one's totally up to you, if you don't feel comfortable, but for me it's simply true - but it affects different people in different ways. First, a nice buzz can always be relaxing. I don't like to get drunk much anymore, but having a few drinks or one particularly strong drink does a number on my nerves. I find it easier to interact with people after a drink or two. Alcohol eliminates a lot of those annoying thought processes that cause you to over-analyze everything, like what you say to people and what they say to you. It's a +1 to charisma, if you'll excuse my nerdy video game reference. Again, this is a little alcohol, not shitfaced drunk. Don't look to alcohol as a means to drink your problems away... That's when you run into problems. This is just a method for calming your nerves and culminating your thoughts a little. Also, this might help with your sleeping problem for that very reason... Just a thought. Secondly, there's a certain plant that, when smoked or otherwise ingested, may help you become a more calm individual. Sadly, this plant is not legal in most of the world. So... Just gonna leave that there. And let me be frank - you can't ever rely on drugs or alcohol to fix you. They're simply there to help, should you decide to utilize them, but you ultimately have to initiate the change yourself. Be responsible and everything should work out fine.

    Well, that's all I got. Hope there are some helpful nuggets in there for you.
u/Gogigagagagigo · 1 pointr/FL_Studio

I totally recommend the Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones. I have a pair and they're AMAZING for the price. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_K9opxbX15PJV9

u/shrubberni · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Sony MDR-V6

Sounds great, looks great, lasts forever.

u/silencedogood1 · 1 pointr/headphones

Sony MDR-v6 or MDR-7506. I own the 7506's, I plug them directly into my midi pedal and they sound fantastic. They are standard for studio monitoring, I wouldn't recommend any other headphone for home use.
Sony MDR-V6 Sony MDR-7506

Edit: I'm a big headed 6 foot + guy, the phones were a little tight but they break in quickly and are totally comfortable.

u/calinet6 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Funny you mention, I have a pair.

They are very accurate and relatively flat monitoring headphones. They have a slight bump in the midrange that accentuates vocals a little harshly, which I had to get used to (great for recording, a little annoying for listening). Otherwise they are a joy to listen to.

One thing I'd recommend is a good source. These will let you discern the difference in DACs pretty easily, though the amp is less important since they're fairly easy to drive. I enjoyed mine far more after I got a USB DAC.

My verdict: they're good for the price, more emphasized toward studio listening, but if you like really accurate sound, so much that it accentuates any flaws in the music, then they're great. If you prefer a smoother sound and more enjoyable musical sound, then there are better alternatives. Simply put, they're not a $50 replacement for the ATH-M50's. The M50's are better.

If I had to buy another set over again in the same range, I'd probably get the Sony MDR-V6 instead. The sound signature on the AT's, while good, is just a little off for listening and the Sony's are better as well while still being a great value.

Anyway, here's my review on Amazon for more info.

u/spencewah · 1 pointr/day9

I just got a pair of 448s today. They're pretty good, unfortunately they don't really sit around the ear the way the 555s do. They are a closed design and do a great job of dealing with sound leakage, but for about $10 more you can get the Sony
which I would highly recommend.

u/dariusfunk · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

The 700's are great. I'm a big fan of Sony's headphones. The 900s are overbuilt with bigger enclosures and big bass response, hence my suggestion.

I used the MDR-v6s for years until I lost them... time to pick up a new pair.

u/sunchops · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I recommend making sure you have several items:

  • Hamper (foldable or collapsible is best for college students.)
  • Laundry bag (Just in case you don't want to carry your hamper to your laundry facility, or your hamper isn't carry friendly.)
  • Desk lamp (any kind should be fine, so that way if your room mate is sleeping you don't have to have the entire room lit up)
  • Power strips (you never know when you're going to need to plug something in, and you might run out of wall plugs)
  • Change jar (spare change is always useful especially when ordering food, so you can give exact change. Don't forget to tip! You can make one of these yourself for basically free minus the cost of a bottle)
  • Desk organizer (To keep your class syllabi in, as well as any returned papers. It's very easy to lose all of that stuff, and you never know if you might need it again during the semester.)
  • Flip flops/shower shoes (keep them cheap because they're only for the bathroom, chances are that bathroom will be shared by you and several others, and most likely won't be the cleanest place)
  • Healthy (ish) snack foods (whatever foods appeal to you really, but that's a start for some ideas, trust me healthy food is good, you don't want that freshman 15 to catch up to you too quick now!)
  • Alarm clock (or you can use your phone which is what I ended up doing last year, but make sure it doesn't die!)
  • Headphones (so you don't annoy your roommate with your choice of tv/music/movies/etc.) Here's three more headphones for variety, all of which are great for the price range. Klipsch, Vsonic, Sony(these Sony MDR-V6 go on sale every so often, they were literally just on sale for $54 and are absolutely fantastic for the price range)

    That's basically everything I either wish I had brought, or found very useful. Oh yeah, don't forget your cell phone, cell phone charger, laptop/desktop and appropriate cables. Also don't forget to do your laundry somewhat regularly, and that includes your sheets!

    Would you like a falafel with that?
u/ChristianStubs · 1 pointr/headphones

They seem kind of gimmicky to me. At any rate, for that price you'd be better off getting a pair of V6's. I've got a pair I use for production and they're great.

u/lmnotran · 1 pointr/headphones

I highly recommend buying a pair of Sony MDR-V6's or MDR-7506's. They are studio quality headphones that Sony has kept in production since 1985 and only cost $68 at Amazon. As for the frequency response of the headphones, both of them are relatively flat compared to the XB500's, although the Audio Technica M50's beat all three headphones in terms of a balanced frequency response curve.

Edit 1: Fixed links
Edit 2: Fixed links again

u/kare_kano · 1 pointr/headphones

AKG K240 and Sony MDR-V6 are pretty close ($65). They're very neutral, they're used by lots of pros for mixing and mastering.

u/CaptainJudaism · 1 pointr/titanfall

These. I bought them on sale for $30 when my old pair broke.

u/owlicks58 · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Third here: definitely agreed.

I have the MDRV6 which are the older model but precisely the same headphones. The only difference is the gold plug on the 7506.

You can often find the V6 cheaper than the 7506, but right now they are only $2 less on Amazon so I'd go ahead and pick up the 7506.

One piece of advice: definitely pick up the Beyerdynamic velour ear cushions for them. Sooooo worth the investment. Makes them infinitely more comfortable/durable and even improves the bass response.

u/slohello · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

My personal favorites are the Sony MDR V6.

Call me crazy but for DJing I prefer these over my HD25s. Because they lack the low end of other headphones and emphasize the highs a little more, I've found that it makes it easier to beatmatch with. Later down the road you can replace the stock ear pads with velour ones, which makes them that much more comfortable.

Just my 2 cents.

u/Delli_Llama · 1 pointr/headphones

Well Im going by Canadian prices I know, so expect everything to be a little cheaper in the US. Closed back over ear cans eh?
Pretty decent for the price. Good blanced neutral sound. Ok isolation and comfort.
This one is a classic, very similar to the MDRV6


EDIT: Nevermind there in US dollars anyway

u/Viktormizer · 1 pointr/vinyl

Get a pair of these. Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Ik0iub0FRBM80

u/flat_erdrick · 1 pointr/Music

just doubling up on the Sony MDR-V6 reccomendation!

u/tripngroove · 1 pointr/audio

Hah. Funnily enough, I bought the TMA-1s because I thought they looked so cool. Unfortunately, the sound just wasn't good and the model I had (maybe they've fixed this by now) had a detachable cord that was constantly coming loose, either giving me only a mono signal or falling out entirely.

I would highly recommend the Sony MDR V-6 headphones.

Sturdy, great sound, good isolation, fold-up design, coiled cord... they rock.

u/consistentlyfunny · 1 pointr/lewronggeneration

I've used these headphones to listen to 128 vs 320 kbps comparisons and I couldn't tell any difference. I don't know what's wrong with my ears

u/TheCodexx · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I used to use some old Gamecom 777's, but they'd keep breaking in one weak spot on the Left side, where the microphone snaps into the frame. Right side was thick enough to withstand a drop.

Well, after I broke them, they'd phased those out in place of the 780s. I've had this pair for awhile. It's hardly perfect. There's a rattling on one side, which I need to open and investigate, but they work fine and are resilient to short drops onto carpet. Cable also snags in my chair from time-to-time, and the wires haven't broke or anything like that. So far, lasted a couple years.

There's also professional Sony headphones which are industry standard. I'm not sure those are the exact ones, because I just did a quick search, but Sony's headphones are commonly used in media industries. They're really popular in Hollywood. Obviously, most recommendations are concerned with quality, not durability, but from what I've seen from friends who own similar pairs, they look fairly sturdy, don't have a microphone (so fewer moving parts) and in general are probably going to last quite awhile.

If you want headphones built like a tank... I don't know where to look, but you can try asking /r/audiophile if they have any ideas where to look.

u/tomsdubs · 1 pointr/vinyl

If you want super accurate and super sensitive balanced headphones that destroy things like Beats that cost 3x the price:


You'll see people wearing them in recording studios quite often.

u/SanjiWatsuki · 0 pointsr/headphones

I disagree on the better than the ATH-M50 part. I like both the V6 and the M50s, but I'd pick the M50s every time if given the choice.

Also, the average price for the MDR-V6 on Amazon is actually around $66. They're a bad price right now.

u/IronColumn · 0 pointsr/BuyItForLife

For podcasts, I bought 20 of these. I scattered 10 around the house and put the other 10 in a drawer. They're always around when I need them, I don't worry about breaking them, and I don't anticipate buying more for a long long time. I've even worn a pair in the shower with no ill effects.

For serious listening I have a pair of these, but they're not earbuds. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRV6-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425184733&sr=8-1&keywords=sony+mdrv6