Not my first pair of these
I've purchased more than a few of these headphones over the years...these and other Sony versions. They've all had very nice response, if a little heavy on the bass. Some consider this accurate response, and I don't say it isn't. I've come to consider these as good studio headphones, and I think you will, too. They are comfortable, light weight, and are very good quality. What I don't like about these is the small wires going to each phone. They are made that way to facilitate the folding of the headphones, to carry them in the included soft pack. These wires also slide through the headband, so you can make them fit your head.
All of this is good, but what I don't like about it is these wires are small and become fragile, over time. The insulation cracks and the wire inside can short or break. They don't remain flexible and that makes the headphones susceptible to breakage. If one of those wires breaks, one side of the headphones stops working.
Also, the pads are very flexible and quite comfortable, but the "plastic?" coating wears off too fast. Sure, you can get replacement pads, but I've got other brand headphones that have longer lasting pads. The problem is, those headphones don't have the same frequency response as the MDR-V6. These issues do lessen the quality of the headphones. Those wires getting brittle and breaking are the only reason I've had to replace them.
But, even with these issues, I still keep purchasing these headphones. I like them enough to keep spending money on them. I do wish that Sony would do something to make those wires not become so brittle over time, and maybe make the coating on the pads thicker or longer lasting in some way.Read full review
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