Sony MDR-7506

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  1. Madaboutaudio

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    This headphone doesn't get mentioned much on SBAF.

    It sounds excellent (mid-fi) for the Budget audiophile. Although it does have issues with breakup/distortion at higher volumes.
     
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    I didn't find the nasty treble peak make it sound that excellent.
    It does have some nice properties for monitoring purposes.
     
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    My first headphone. Greatest headphone ever until you find a better one like a Pioneer Monitor 10 or AKG K240DF.

    Keep the volume low, mind those weird dips and peaks and when you crave a good midrange ditch this Sony. Even a KSC75 has a more even frequency response.

    For quick monitoring purposes a great headphone. For long listening sessions it depends (on whether this headphones gives you headaches)...
     
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    Nasty, elevated bass, thin mids, rising response from there to bright, rough treble. I've heard better in that price range. This was very low on the list.
     
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    This headphone sucks and the pads start flaking off little bits of plastic into your hair within a few months, making it look like you have black dandruff.
     
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    I echo the above and add that the non-removable, coiled cable is completely useless unless you sit at a desk a few feet from your source. Not for living room listening. I also found the clamp horribly uncomfortable.
     
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    and what do you guys think of it's bigger brother, the 7520?
    my music: rock, blues and some jazz

    admittedly my exposure to cans is limited...have only had these 7520s and the senn hd650s,
    but i find myself using the sonys a lot....love the alleged bass hump, clarity and details.
    i just EQ up and down a bit accordingly.
    i''m not as well versed as many on here in being able to assess its strengths/weaknesses.

    i am a basshead 'light'' in loving tight, controlled bass...not the overly done bloated stuff...you know
    hearing clearly the bass guitar, or kick drum...overall prefer things in balance, however.
     
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    Haven't heard either of these Sonys but Tyll has done measurements on both:

    http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SonyMDRV6.pdf
    http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SonyMDR7520.pdf

    The v6 looks like it's got higher bass distortion, with bass that starts rolling off around 60hz. Treble looks kind hot.

    The 7520 looks like it has a big thumpy mid-bass sound that also rolls off, although this headphone should sound more bassy than the v6. That treble dip with the bottom at 5 khz, then shoots back up at 8-9 khz looks weird. Could be harsh, but I don't think I've listened to any headphones that have that kind of treble response so I can't say for sure how that sounds.
     
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    I used to have a really old V6 that was actually easy to listen to. The inner lining of the pad was completely ripped and exposed a ring of foam which probably helped absorb and smooth out a lot of the treble.
     
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    I'm thinking of buying a mint one-owner pair ... must be one of very few in South Arica. Curious how it would pair with more powerful headphone amps (Lyr?) and my 60W Pass DIY number.
     

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