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Sony MDR-7506

MSRP $130.00
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The Sony MDR-7506 have reigned supreme in working studios and demanding pro audio environments for eons. They still remain an industry standard for DJ work, TV camera audio and also for location monitoring applications. Expect solid, clear sound and dependable performance from the big, light 40mm neodymium drivers, along with a very good fit and strong folding features suitable for any pro music task or just for superb personal listening with iPhone, iPod, iPad, laptop computers and mp3 player devices. A classic!

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Product Features:

  • Studio stand-by headphone for many decades, and deservedly so!
  • Excellent sound quality and comfortable lightweight fit
  • Good ambient noise isolation ability
  • Perfect impedance for headphone amps
  • Fully collapsible/folding design, great build quality

What's In The Box:

  • 1/4" full-size stereo plug adaptor
  • Sony storage / travel case


Proven on deeply nodding heads worldwide for well over 20 years now, the Sony MDR-7506 headphone remain the gold standard for tough-built studio, DJ, and personal use cans that will sound great for decades while surviving the test of time, constant use and rough treatment. Anyone who has worked in any studio worth its cabling has likely used a set of these venerable headphones for session tracking, recording or for vocal duty. The MDR-7506 closed-back supra-aural ['on-ear'] earpads are almost oblong in dimension and the fit offers great isolation and listening privacy when out & about, while also preventing dreaded headphone "leakage" into close mics during recording or radio work. The MDR-7506 earpad construction is slightly more rounded overall compared to its 'brother' MDR-7505 model; the larger cushion dimensions can help deliver better passive isolation and (for some) improved long-term wearing comfort; it's also an excellent plus for big-head owners. Portable music mavens street-rocking their iPods, iPads and MP3 players will also find the high efficiency and low impedance MDR-7506 much to their liking, making this famous headphone continue as a long-reigning champion for listeners needing just one headphone that does all things well.

The Sony MDR-7506 come in a standard black with the classic Sony color flashing evident on the outside of the slim-profile earcups. The headband and earcup design offer nifty collapsibility and easy folding for ease of storage and transport. A handy Sony travel bag is provided in the packaging. The stereo plug is a 3.5mm (1/8") connection suitable for easy use with iPod, iPad, and laptop computers. Total cord length is approximately 8.5ft.


  • Headphone Type: Full Size
  • Isolation: -10dB ~ -15dB
  • Impedance @ 1kHz: 63 Ohms
  • Detachable Cable: No
  • Cord Length: 3 meters
  • Cord Type: Coiled Left-Side
  • Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Acoustic Seal: Closed
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 6 Months
  • Sensitivity: 106dB

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Excellent DJ heeadphone
Posted by Gamechip from San Angelo, TX on 2010-06-10

Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: comfortable, versatile, sturdy
Cons: Sonic detail not the best, can become hot

I found that these headphones had great isolation. They also had a very nice capability to get loud whenever necessary. Becuase of these qualities and the very sturdy build these headphones have, I would definitely recommend these headphones to any rising or veteran DJ's. However, I don't think these headphones have the best sound quality. They can be easily compared with cheaper headphones with respect to the overall sound. They can be a bit sharp and hissy as well.
If you are looking for an excellent sound for your music, bypass these headphones. However, if you are in an environment that a DJ would likely be in, these are an excellent choice.

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