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Sony MDRV6 Studio Headphones $55 at Amazon (1/2 off retail)

06-29-2014, 11:30 AM
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Sony MDRV6 Studio Headphones $55 at Amazon (1/2 off retail)

I am not sure if I am supposed to link so I won't.

For those people that don't know a lot about headphones, these have been around for YEARS!. They sold for $100 15 - 20 years ago, and they still go for about $100.

They are studio monitor reference phones, so if you like bass, or treble, or some other coloration of the sound - don't get these. These reproduce the sound that is there. They also don't have mics, volume controls, or any other stuff.

What you will get is a 5 - 30,000 HZ set of headphones that has been a great value since they came out 30 years ago, and continues to be a standard in the music industry and for listeners.

There are better headphones out there, and there sure a lot of worse ones, but this is a deal that is hard to beat for price / performance. I have never seen them this cheap before - they will generally go on sale about $70 or so a couple times / year.

Mods, this may need to be moved, but it certainly qualifies as a great deal, and for folks that want an inexpensive, great set of cans, they won't go wrong with these (mind the caveats above about sound coloration).

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06-30-2014, 11:11 PM
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1/4" or 3.5mm? I could use a pair of reference phones.
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07-01-2014, 03:59 AM
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Both, assuming it's still the same packaging as the last set I bought a few years ago. Comes with 1/8" default, with a 1/4" threaded adapter.

These are great headphones, albeit a slight bit bassier than pure reference (this is a good thing, for me, and they're nowhere near dark or bass-heavy). The downsides are that the pleather ear cups eventually start flaking badly after a few years---but are replaceable with inexpensive velour cups off Amazon--and the cord is a hard-attached long curly phone cord.

They're perfect for a DJ booth, a desk or at home, not so much out and about because of the cord. They fold very small for travel but that cord ends up kind of swinging.

That said, hard to beat them for $55. You can usually find them around $80 street. I've had two pairs over twenty years and (cups aside) they really do last forever. They're worth picking up as a backup pair if nothing else.

Last edited by geoelectric; 07-01-2014 at 04:03 AM.
07-01-2014, 06:14 AM
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Yep I got them for about $80 a few months backs, great headphones classics

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07-01-2014, 07:24 AM
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We never get the good sales in Canada... and prices are generally 30%-50% higher, even though the exchange rate is a lot closer than that.

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07-01-2014, 07:52 AM
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Agreed. Great cans, and great post.

These things are TANKS. I've had 2 pairs for 15+ years, and I quite frankly wish they'd wear out already!

Reference phones for 55 bucks? Yeah, get 'em.

07-01-2014, 08:04 AM
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Got em. Free shipping too. A few hours later they were up to 80+ bucks. I bought em when there was ONE left 😉.
07-01-2014, 08:40 AM
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07-01-2014, 09:23 PM
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I was very surprised at the total lack of comments on the actual day of the sale, and then a couple of days later - lots of comments. :roll eyes:

However, I am glad you grabbed them Greyskull, and I think you will enjoy them. I got a pair as well, my last pair literally got chewed up by my dog (she was just a couple of months old, they got left on the floor - and anything on the floor is fair game for a puppy )

These new ones are made in Thailand - the old ones made in Japan - I don't think that will make a difference - Thailand makes some very good quality electronics, but we will see. Amazon generally has a 30 day no questions asked money back guarantee for most things.

@Gov - hope you enjoy those in-ear. I have a couple sets of in-ear the Shure 5s and Ultimate Ear 10s and I gotta say I like them for laying down in bed, but they don't hold a candle to my Senn HD600's - love those things.

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07-01-2014, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by pluto6 View Post
I was very surprised at the total lack of comments on the actual day of the sale, and then a couple of days later - lots of comments. :roll eyes:
TBH, I was waiting to see if they'd move/remove your post before replying, since it's not really in the right section.

If/when you hit the flaky pleather cups problem (or if your ears sweat or touch the drivers) then try the velour cups:


They're a direct swap. I put up detailed instructions on how to switch them out without hassle in a review, which I think currently shows as the top one.

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Last edited by geoelectric; 07-01-2014 at 09:37 PM.