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: 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: First a note that all ratings are in the context of using that as a DJ headphone. Going by audiophile standards it would be lower.
The reason I've emphasized use as a DJ headphone is because that's even what they were originally marketed as. Can read all this on wikipedia but to summarize Sony has four headphones in this series: (from oldest to newest) MDR-V6, MDR-V600, MDR-7506, and MDR-7509HD. The V600 was created in response to a lot of DJs using the V6.
Pros: Good sound isolation, loud, swivel cups, fairly durable
Summary: These headphones provide awsome sound quality for their price.I've used them on various CD players, TV's and DVD players. They seem to pull out details in the sound that cheaper models can't pick up. I recommend these cans for anyone looking to improve their sound experience for a reasonable price.
Summary: These headphones were my first venture into the closed circumaural headphone realm. I bought a pair when I was 16 using money I saved earning minimum wage. I think they retailed for $100 back then, and trust me, they were worth every penny. At the time, they were by far the best headphones I have ever used, and to this day, they remain a pair of fantastic headphones to use for listening to hard rock, electronic music, or for gaming.
Summary: I purchased these cans because I thought that a 50$ price difference from my older headphones would provide much higher results and I was honestly impressed at first. The sound quality isnt really my main issue in this review but moreso i would like to talk about the esthetics of these headphones cause this is where i find the weaknesses.