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Sony MDR-7506

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MDR-7506, Studio headphone from Sony in the MDR series.


70 user reviews
Prices starting at $100 average price: $100

Sony MDR-7506 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Sony
  • Model:MDR-7506
  • Series:MDR
  • Category:Studio headphones
  • Added in our database on: 06/12/2002

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Sony MDR-7506 user reviews

theaudioandvideoguy03/24/2012

theaudioandvideoguy's review"for listening pleasure"

Sony MDR-7506
The Sony MDR 7506 headphones suited me perfectly when I was using them. I say “when” because I was using them a long time ago. One thing that I liked most about them was of comfortable they where. The really fit around my hears really nice and have a soft feel to them. They sounded pretty good to, not good enough for me to mix in though. But they where great just for listening to music in, or maybe use them as some sort of a reference.

The sound of them is pretty basic, most headphones exaggerate either the hi or the low end. This where pretty even throughout. They are also pretty loud, so if you like your music loud these will fit you just right, I personally really don’t like my music too loud, don’t want to damage my ears!

The cord that’s connected to them can really be stretched out , they are almost like the old stereo headphones from back in the 80’s and early 90’s that had the real long bungy type of cord that could stretch across the room. I am pretty sure you need to purchase an adadpter with these though, it doesn’t come with the ¼ inch plug on the end. Most all mp3 players on the market today are ¼ inch females (ins) .

Overall, nothing really bad to say about these. I wouldn’t mix in them or monitor my own music in them. I used them for listening pleasure only and they served just that. They are great for just everyday listening very comfortable. When I did try to mix in them my mix wasn’t good at all. But the good thing is they are cheap and you can or you could get them almost anywhere. Not too sure if they are still being sold in radio shack and such stores here in the US. But for the right price, buy them.

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yoTrakkz10/06/2011

yoTrakkz's review"great buy"

Sony MDR-7506
Great phones. I use them for detailed listening, tracking, etc. - even mixed. Mixing to headphones in general is not the best idea, but if you know your headphones and what things should sound like for a good mix, its not THAT hard. I've done better mixes with these than some of the cookie-cutter template mixes you'll hear everyday from the high end studio. With all of the different types of headphones on the market today its hard to pick a solid pair that are stable. These are very stable there arent pretty to look at like some of the skull candy headphones or dre beats. But they do the job, I put these up there right with the dre beats. Not as good though, but close. Plus the price is very affordable. I am not sure if they still make these, I got mine back in 2004.


These headphones are super comfortable, and the fold-up design is awesome. I've owned my pair for at least 7 years and they're just about all I've used. They're very durable and they sound REALLY good. And in fact, that is probably my only issue with the 7506. They sound too good. Pretty much every mix I've ever done with them sounds unbelievably awesome in the headset, but when the final mix is played on another system, there is much to adjust. I guess you just have to learn to compensate, but it seems like a lot of compensation especially on the lows and clarity of it all (as in the headset sounds much fuller, clearer and punchier than the mix really is).


Overall, These headphones also have great bass response and very detailed mids and highs. I use these to monitor my mixes and they come out very good and translate well over my studio monitors. I also have the Sennheiser eH-150 headphones and I use them now strictly for tracking vocals.
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ericthegreat09/25/2011

ericthegreat's review"affordable headphones"

Sony MDR-7506
I have owned the Sennheiser 280 Pro headphones for 3 years. I was so pleased with my first pair, that I bought 3 more of them. However, I decided that as I need more headphones, I would purchase different kinds. Since the Sony MDR 7506 is the most popular $100 headphone at guitar center, I went with the purchase.

There is quite a difference between the two headphones. The HD 280 Pro's hug tighter to the ears allowing more noise reduction. The Sony pair comes with a nice bag for the headphones which isn't included with the Sennheisers. But I have to say, that what matters most to me is how they sound. Although these are still great headphones, they are too bright as somebody else mentioned and seem to have a boosted 1-2k area which I really don't like. The bass response around 100-240 seems to be more present in the Sony's but I am not sure if it is more accurate. Both headphones seem to have the really deep 40-100 hz frequencies. I would definitely have to take some time learning these headphones before I could mix on them. The Sennheiser's are pretty good for the price and a great second reference from my monitors (Event SP8's).

These headphones are super comfortable, and the fold-up design is awesome. . They sound too good. Pretty much every mix I've ever done with them sounds unbelievably awesome in the headset, but when the final mix is played on another system, there is much to adjust. I guess you just have to learn to compensate, but it seems like a lot of compensation especially on the lows and clarity of it all (as in the headset sounds much fuller, clearer and punchier than the mix really is). If you purchase these don’t get them used, buy new because over time the sound changes on you.
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moosers07/11/2010

moosers's review

Sony MDR-7506
Sony’s MDR-7506 are a set of professional level recording studio headphones. Sony has a ton of different headphones to choose from on all levels, and the MDR series of headphones are probably their most popular. The MDR-7506’s in particular are a great set of headphones. They’ve got large diaphragm speakers and are great for variety of applications. I’ve used these headphones for monitoring during recording and nothing else so far. We’ve got a pair of them on hand at the studio where I work and they’re pretty much constantly being used. I haven’t used them for mixing or anything like that, as I never mix with headphones and wouldn’t recommend that you do either. However, these headphones are good enough for checking mixes on for sure. It’s always good to get as many different perspectives as possible for a mix, and these are definitely adequate for that sort of use even though I haven’t had a chance to do so myself. As far as using these for monitoring during recording, they are basically the perfect set of headphones. They have a great frequency response across the board, especially on the low end, which is rare for a set of headphones. They have a crisp high end as well, presenting an overall accurate picture of the sound you send to them. They are definitely more than reasonably priced, as you’re getting a great set of headphones for less than $100 USD. There are definitely a ton of different headphones out there that are worthy of being checked out in this price range, including the Sennheiser HD 280 Pros which are a favorite of mine, as well as other high end Sony headphones in the MDR series, but definitely make it a point to have the MDR-7506’s on your list of headphones to check out as well. Highly, highly recommended for those looking for an overall great sounding set of professional studio headphones.
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