Summary: I recently purchased a used metal detector on eBay. The seller included the Sony MDR-V600 headphones, for free. He told me the ear cushions were 'flaky'. He was right. Sony uses a very thin vinyl to give the 'phones a leather 'look'. I took these pads off and threw then away. I guess the ozone outside ate the material.... I then found a seller on eBay that had replacement pads for cheap with free shipping. Yes, from China, where else? I ordered 2 pair.
Summary: That's right, I've had these headphones for over 5 years. I bought them at Guitar Center when I was first getting into studio recording. I decided to write a review now because I was curious as to how much they are selling for these days (bought mine new for $100).
The dynamics are amazing, especially the bass response.
Summary: I have owned these headphones for many years now. They are comfortable to wear for about an hour or so, but any longer and my ears start to get uncomfortably hot. They do fold up nicely but they are just too big to be portable in my opinion. The vinyl on the earpads and headband deteriorated and was a little messy but they still work.
Summary: Happy owner since 2000 (the model has been around since the mid 90s). These headphones far exceed my expectations. I still have a wonderful listening experience every time I put them on.
--Wonderful sound. All I need, plus terrific bass (I'm no audiophile, so for the casual listener you will be satisfied)
--Long, extendable cord
--The covering material degrades (it took 8 years for this to happen to my headphones).
Summary: I purchased the MDR-V600 years ago and I love them. They were not labled "studio headphones" at the time. They are light, comfortable, and give a full rich sound. I've had my pair for more than a decade and they've held up perfectly with standard use. I missed 4 phone calls already today listening to music with them so I would have to agree that there is very little outside sound intrusion.