Sony MDR7506 Large-Diaphragm Foldable Headphones

Built to last with metal hinges and a fold-flat design, these closed-back, over-ear Sony MDR7506 headphones are a staple in the recording studio and on set.

Sony's Pro Audio department has a real winner on its ears with the MDR7506 large-diaphragm foldable headphones. These 'phones have everything a musician needs for the studio or on the road. The excellent Sony sound quality is there, with smooth frequency response from 10Hz to 20kHz. Closed-ear design gives you great comfort for long sessions, exclusion of external noise, and no leakage for when you're recording. But that's just the stuff you'd expect - the MDR7506s are also supremely rugged and collapsible, making them the most road-worthy of headphones for DJs, drummers playing to click tracks, engineers, and others. A soft carrying case comes supplied. Stereo Unimatch Plug with 1/4" and 1/8" applications. Gold Connectors and OFC Cord for reliable and stable signal connection and transmission.


- 10 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency response
- Rugged Design - Proven to be reliable in the toughest situations
- Folding Construction - Compactness in storage
- 40mm Driver Unit - For clear, high-quality sound reproduction
- Closed-ear design - Comfort and reduction of external noise interference
- Stereo Unimatch Plug - 1/4" and 1/8" applications
- Gold connectors and Oxygen-Free Copper Cord - Reliable and stable signal connection and transmission
- Supplied Soft Case - Protective storage

Weight: 8.1 oz.

Sensitivity: 106 dB/W/m

Impedance: 63 Ohms

Power Handling: 1000mW

Headphone type: Sealed-ear, dynamic

Frequency response: 10-20kHz

Driver size: 40mm

Plug-type: Stereo Unimatch plug 1/4" and 1/8"
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SON MDR7506

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 866-766-9272

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (216 ratings)
Submitted March 6, 2011 by a customer from

"Now THESE Are Headphones!"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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If for some reason one of my six sets of 7506's should fail, I would replace it with same. It's a no-brainer.

These cans are very accurate, with a slight pump in the low end. They work well for mixing a live venue, or studio work. And at less than $90 bucks a pop, you'll be able to buy plenty of them for all the musicians if you're planning to have a small band of five or so people use them for monitoring instruments, or vocal tracks. There's a little leakage (more so if someone has a phobia about wearing them on both ears); but nothing that can't be controlled with a few tweaks on the compressor gating adjustments if needed.

They have the standard 1/4" phone jack spin-off over top of the 1/8" mini plug, and collapse down nicely into a tight package for storage.

As an example of the build quality, I can say that I've had at least four pairs of the 7506's for OVER TWENTY YEARS. They have been exposed to many different musicians over the years in the recording studio, and the only things I've replaced are the earpads. In fact, I just replaced the earpads on my oldest pair (22 years old) two days ago, and gave them to my 13 yr old son. He couldn't believe how pristine looking they were, and how incredible they still sound. I told him that was because I always made people sign a form saying if they abused (or broke) any equipment while at the studio, they were read more responsible to pay for it. Plus, in the last five to six years I always referred to them as the 'vintage studio headsets'. That, in itself, always made people respect them. Only one person ever threw a tantrum while recording (as well as threw the 7506's across the room onto a sofa), no damage.

The price of these headphones is exceptional.

Musical Background:
Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, MIDI Musician

Musical Style:
I receive a wide variety of material to record amd/or master
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