Sony MDR-V7 question

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by HadYourPhil, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. HadYourPhil

    HadYourPhil Member

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    Over the years, I have acquired three sets of Sony headphones, MDR-V6, MDR-V7 and MDR-7506. They all need repair. I have exploded views/parts lists for the 6 and 7, but not for the 7506. Anyone have one they'd like to share? I'll share mine, and I also have exploded views for the V600 and 7504, if anyone needs them.

    This is pure opinion I am sure, but which ones of the three I have are the best? And are the Beyer pads the way to go?

    Thanks.
     

     

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  2. HiFiGuy528

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  3. HadYourPhil

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    Disappointed there was no response about the 7506's...

    The only real difference between my V6 and V7 headphones is that the V7 has a straight cord.
     
  4. oblomov

    oblomov Well-Known Member

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    I love the 7506. Basically the same as the V6. Get the beyer pads, the stock Sony's are crap and do not last.
     
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    I agree on the Beyer pads and will order some this week!
     

     

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  7. Chris Brown

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    Wouldn't the "exploded views/parts list" for the V6 and 7506 be the same? The difference between the two headphones essentially comes down to stickers and the phono jack being gold plated.
     
  8. mdr30

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    The V7 has saphire evaporated driver membranes, the V6 PET (plastic). The V6 has a smoother frequency response, the V7 somewhat exaggerated bass and treble. It sure is fun to listen to bass heavy tracks on the V7 - try Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made for Walking!

    The MDR-7506 is basically the same as the V6.
     
  9. DiamondHead

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    Actually the V7 had titanium drivers and like the mdr-cd900st was only available in Japan which is on Amazon now (Jan 2019) for £210 new import. The V7 was discontinued around 1992 and are now a collectors item.
    As far as i can tell, the V6 is no longer available in the UK.

    The original V6 had somarium-cobalt magnets whereas the 7506 had neodymium magnets and they both had different specifications. The V6 had a wider frequency response, other differences were cosmetic. Rumours are that Sennheiser HD25-mk2's signature was modelled on the V6 which came out around 1990, 5 yrs after the V6 and the Audio-Technica ATH-M50's sound signature was modelled on the V7, a decade apart!

    Other interesting models were the mdr-7509HD and the mdr-v900hd both again discontinued but were identical.

    Current studiophile reference models are the 7510 and 7520.

    I personally prefer the M40x for mixing in Cubase and for mastering.
     

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