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Sony MDR 7506 review: specs and price

Sony MDR 7506

Why is Sony MDR 7506 better than the average?

  • Lowest frequency
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    10Hzvs14.46Hz
  • Driver unit size
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    40mmvs35.56mm
  • Cable length
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    3mvs1.61m

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User reviews

Overall rating

Sony MDR 7506
9.5
2 User reviews
Sony MDR 7506
9.5/10
2 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.5/10
2 votes

Sound quality

9.5/10
2 votes

Value for money

10.0/10
2 votes

Comfort

8.5/10
2 votes

Noise isolation

7.5/10
2 votes

Comments

JD

JD

1 year ago

10 / 10

MDR7506 WINNER, hands down as to sound quality!!

JD

JD

1 year ago

10 / 10

I owns both headphones. MY MDR7506 is a used one, YR 1991, 30 years old and still going strong. MDR7506 is a lot better soundwise. The bass is more powerful and cleaner. MDR7506 shines when it comes to treble. It does not have noise cancellation but I am ok with it. There are a few good points with WHH910N. It is wireless, tactile, lighter and lasts very long on one full charge. I use the WHH910N mainly for watching TV, but as far as music is concerned, I would prefer MDR7506 especially when I am working on the laptop / Desktop. My opinion is that the MDR7506 is the winner when it comes to sound.

2 users found this helpful
Enrico

Enrico

1 year ago

9 / 10

After nearly eight years

Enrico

Enrico

1 year ago

9 / 10

I have been using them for nearly eight years, I have changed three pairs of earpads (the last ones perforated and expensive, but fabulous for comfort). Great listening headphones to not faint. When I bought them, discounted by 50%, they were on offer, but their full price was still around € 130-150. They are not completely neutral. A little lacking in the deep bass and excessive in some high frequencies. You can noticeably improve with an equalizer, even software. On pc I use APO equalizer for Windows & PEACE. They have always been comfortable. For listening to movies and series, they are excellent, for music, as mentioned, they must be equalized correctly. They are born as a studio monitor, but I don't know how realistic the pro use is. In any case I feel very comfortable, they are quite comfortable both on the head and on the ears. I changed the first pavilions after about three years of very frequent use: 2-4 hours almost every day. Always the first pavilions are decently insulating, but the outside does not disappear and something comes out. They are very popular and still today they are good headphones, completely repairable, a sign of the pro address.

Pros

  • Weight
  • Comfort
  • Build Quality
  • Repairability
  • Foldable
  • Sound quality
  • Value for money

Cons

  • Sound not perfectly neutral
1 users found this helpful

Design

Fit

Over-ear

The fit of the headphones.
weight

230g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
has a detachable cable
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Ingress Protection (IP) rating

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The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
can be folded
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Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
has a tangle free cable
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The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
has an open-back design
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The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Sound quality

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
impedance

63 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
has a neodymium magnet
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Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
has passive noise reduction
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The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Power

Battery life

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The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has wireless charging
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It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

The connectivity type of the headphones.
Bluetooth version

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Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
has aptX Adaptive
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aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has aptX
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aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has LDAC
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LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX Low Latency
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aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
has aptX HD
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aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has aptX Lossless
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aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.
has AAC
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AAC is a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.

Features

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
has ambient sound mode
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Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
has in/on-ear detection
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Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
number of microphones

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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
has a mute function
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The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
multipoint count

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Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
can be used as a headset
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A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Has an in-line control panel
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There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Miscellaneous

has a 3.5mm male connector
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This audio plug allows you to connect to a range of devices which use a standard 3.5mm jack.

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