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Rated 5 out of 5 by HyperbolicX Best Headphones EVER!!
The Sony MDR-V6 provides deep, rich high quality sound and they are better than competitors that cost over double the price. I even dropped mine into the water once (briefly), pulled them out, let them dry out and they still worked just as well as they always had. I'm not saying all products can withstand that but I was grateful for the quality withstanding a quick water dunk.
A friend purchased me a set of "Beats" last Christmas and I gave them back to him because I didn't want him to waste his money. I would have never used them. They weren't even close to (cheap sound) my Sony MDR V6 and it was clear they were only popular because of their marketing campaign. I stuck with my Sony headphones and I do not regret it.
Sony in general provides VERY high quality audio equipment. They have their 'entry level' line too but if you are willing to pay just a few percentage points more they quality you receive in return is DEFINITELY worth it. It would take quite a bit to make me change my mind. Sony is always first on my list for electronics in general.
September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by poseidon8118 28 YEARS OF PRODUCTION MUST MEAN SOMETHING!
I originally purchased these headphones at work back in the summer of 1994. At that time the headphones were already in production for 9 years! The headphones lasted me until 2005 with my oldest son using them on a daily basis. Needless to say by that time they fell apart from abuse. I replaced them with a pair of Grado SR60’s which I still use today (after repairing them a few times). I also own various other headphones which I enjoy, but remembered the Sony’s as being very robust. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago when I saw the V6’s were still for sale!?!? I was like…what? I soon realized Sony was stopping production on these headphones (after 28 years) and had to buy a pair, if just for nostalgia. Right out of the box they brought a smile to my ears, if that’s possible…I also own a pair of Audio Technica ATH M50’s which have a bit more in the low end but the Sony’s hang in there admirably. This is by far the most affordable reference monitoring headphone you can buy…by a long shot. The sound leakage is nominal to the person next to you and the sound quality is flat. Flat in an open sort of way…You can hear the buzz of the overdriven tube stage on a guitar amp if you listen close enough. Voices and woodwinds have plenty of air around them, and you can tell if the vocalist is breathing through their mouth or nose. Yep good stuff… get them while you can and enjoy.
Sony has restarted production of these cans after people complained about deleting them from their product line. Thank you Sony for listening to your customers! Buy them...they are that good!
September 30, 2014