Summary: As an audio engineer, I've used these phones for many years. Every sound engineer I know prefers them for their comfort and accuracy. Replacement cushions are available at B&H Photo, among other places. The cloth after-market cushions are nice, but so are the original. The MDR-7506 phones are similar, but less accurate than the MDR-V6.
Pros: If you're looking for very high quality and super detailed sound, these may be for you. Sounds from either end of the equalizer come as intended by the artist: treble is crisp and clear while bass is powerful and solid. Bass-heavy music is especially satisfying to listen to. The headphones are built exceptionally well. I expect the entire thing to last for a very long time. The pads are very comfortable and I can wear the headphones for hours on end. The cable is a ta...
Summary: These headphones are such a good buy. There really isn't anything wrong with them. And the sound quality is really good, they simply beat all other headphones that are in the $200 range, even though these cost only $100. Just buy these. And whatever you do, never, ever buy beats. These headphones are better in every way and half the price.
Pros: -Mind blowing sound quality, -balanced, -comfy, -good carrying case, -durable, -folds, -compact, -eargasmic sound quality, -did I mention that It has good sound quality
Summary: I bought my MDR-V6 over 12+ years ago and they continue to shine. I own a pair of Bose OE2 and they are still a cut below. These are studio quality with a no-nonsense built. They last forever and if the pads start to wear just look on Ebay.
Pros: Durable, timeless, can find replacement pads cheap on Ebay and Amazon
Cons: They don't break...last forever...bad for BOSE, BEATS, etc..
Summary: This product could cost 3 times and much, and still be highly competitive in sound quality with other maufacturers such as Grado and Sennheiser. I compared these V6s with the SR80 and Sennheiser HD600 Models, and quite frankly, for the price I paid, I thought the V6's held there own against the 400$ HD600s, and owned the slightly more expensive SR-80s. Most audiophile's scoff at anything Sony, but they make a great product in some cases.
Pros: Durability (Like a Tank), Sound Clarity, Neutrality of Sound
Summary: These also do have a bit of a burn-in period. You should hold your judgement until you've put at least 100 hours through them.
Pros: The first thing you need to understand about these is that they're studio monitors. They're made to output sound exactly as it should be. The extremely deep smooth bass doesn't overpower the mids and highs (if you want that, set your EQ). The second thing you should understand is these are extremely durable. If you treat these right, they'll last you forever. The only issue with wear I've had is the stickers coming off and the ear pads coming apart after a couple year...
Cons: The ear pads will probably have to be replaced after around the equivalent of a year of daily heavy use. The sound accuracy doesn't discriminate against poor quality sources, so lossy digital music audio artifacts might be more noticeable. Can make your expensive home theater system sound terrible in comparison.