Sony MDR7506 Headphones


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The Sony MDR7506 Headphones are large diaphragm foldable headphones designed for professional studio and live/broadcast applications. Featuring 40mm PET diaphragm and neodymium magnet, the MDR7506 Headphones are unobtrusive and lightweight, and offer superb audio quality, strength, and comfort for extended periods.

The Sony MDR7506 Headphones are extremely high quality, unobtrusive, lightweight reference headphones engineered to be comfortable to wear for extended periods, making the Sony MDR7506 ideal for use in broadcast and studio environments. A 40mm PET diaphragm and neodymium magnet provide performance exceeding the requirements of digital audio sources. The Sony MDR7506 Headphones are perfect for professional studio and live/broadcast applications.

Sony MDR7506 Headphones Features

  • Folding Construction - Compactness in storage
  • 40mm Driver Unit - For clear, high quality sound reproduction
  • Closed-Ear Design - Comfort and reduction of external noise interference
  • Stereo Unimatch Plug - 1/4" and 1/8" applications
  • Gold Connectors and OFC Cord - Reliable and stable signal connection and transmission
  • Supplied Soft Case - Protective storage

Sony MDR7506 Headphones Specifications

  • Headphone Type: Dynamic, closed
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Driver Size: 40.0 mm
  • Frequency Response: 10-20kHz
  • Impedance: 63 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 106 dB/W/m
  • Power Handling: 1,000mW
  • Plug Type: Gold, Stereo Unimatch plug 1/4" and 1/8"
  • Cord Length: 9.8 ft
  • Weight: 8.1 oz

Sony MDR7506 Headphones Includes

  • Sony MDR7506 Studio Headphones
  • Stereo Gold-plated UniMatch 3.5mm/6.3mm Adapter
  • Soft Case

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  • 4
    test of time

    There are literally hundreds of headphones in the market. How can one figure out which one to buy? The 7506 has been around since 1991. How many other headphone survive even just 10 years of a product life cycle? These stats are a testament to the quality of the product. My only complaint is the 3.5 mm to quarter inch threaded adapter: Occasionally I need to adjust the position to get the signal properly conducting. But then again I've been using mine for years now. Other than that minor issue, it's a solid product.

  • 4
    Industry Standard
    Jason Witte

    These are used in studios everywhere. I like them....but they aren't for everyone. Recommended. The bleed is a little loud but they are good for what you pay for.

  • 4
    Great Headphones. Do need upkeep.

    Industry Standard for a Reason. Best out there. If you love them for years, you will end up replacing the pads.

  • 4
    much clarity, less depth

    These headphones are very clear and pronounced in the upper rage, making them very dependable for tracking/ timing accuracy and detail. For those reasons alone they are great headphones. Whereas more expensive headphones will allow the sound to open up and be more 3D, the 7506 will be the perfect tool when recording through phones and you need to really hear something. I've owned mine for many years, replaced the earpads twice, and hope to have them many more.

  • 4
    A standard for a reason
    Brandt Fincher

    These are overall my favorite $100 closed ear headphones. They can be a little bright but they transfer a good sound for tracking in the studio and are pretty good for getting a quick reference in the field. Every other headphone I have heard in this price range can't compete.

  • 5
    Superb all-around headphones

    I originally bought these for monitoring sound on video shoots, but now I use them for listening to music and even doing mix-downs in Pro-Tools. Very accurate and very comfortable to wear.

  • 4
    Durable, good-sounding closed headphones

    The MDR-7506 (same as the V6) has been around for a long time for a reason - it's durable, inexpensive, and one of the best sub-$100 options for headphone monitors. True to most Sony headphones I've heard, it has a very clean, clear sound that separates the various musical elements discretely. Bass is low, powerful, & fast, never plodgy. Propensity towards treble though that can accentuate sibilance. Wouldn't recommend for general music listening unless you like a slightly recessed mid-range. The earpads are upgradeable too with the velour earpads from Beyerdynamic's DT250-80 for added comfort.

  • 5
    There's a reason these are the standard bearers

    I've had 3 pairs of these for my studio for years. They're sturdy, consistant and always sound acurate. They are the studio standard for tracking headphones the world over for good reason... quality. I have a few different kinds of headphones for mixing, tracking & monitoring etc, but it's my 7506's I trust first.

What We Think


Depending on when you grew up, Sony's MDR7506 headphones may just be the first set of cans you heard which blew your mind and opened you up to what sonic possibilities truly awaited you when you had a set of these babies to plug into your Walkman (Yes - we're talking about the Sony Walkman... and we'll even get specific; the Sony WM-F45 Sports Walkman!). Nostalgia aside, what is it about the MDR7506 that we love? For starters - they are clear and bright on the top-end. That can work against them, somewhat in regards to long-term fatigue. But for drummers, they are LOUD and they cut through the bleed. Second - they're comfortable! The headband and ear-cup mechanism really just conforms to your head like a pillow cushion. The thing about these headphones are the most everyone knows them. And even though there are a lot of newer headphones out there these days which may or may not be better for a particular situation or musician, musicians are particular, and they'll request or even demand the MDR7506. And the MDR7506 was referenced by producer engineer Andrew Scheps as a mix reference, stating that they are bright and highlight the top-end where he feels that more mistakes are made when mixing. Long story short, if you have a commercial studio, you should always have at least a pair or two MDR7506.

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