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I agree with what have been said regarding most consumer headphones but the MDR-V900 is something
different. It's best listened to compare - just like choosing the right studio monitor, for you. We
can merely offer to narrow the selection of "go to" models so others don't have to spend the
numerous hours we had :-)
I also agree with "...The MDR-V900 is an around-the-ear professional headphone that from my
experience is ideal for sound monitoring in the recording studios. The over-the-ear design follows
the natural shape of the human ear, and positions the driver unit at a correct distance from the ear
canal and creates a sealed resonance chamber.."
The 7506 can sound hard and shrill to someone who is not accustomed to their nature with lots of hi
mid energy. Otherwise both cans could be used with satisfactory. We have both.

Joav Shdema
Producer/Engineer
Joav Shdema Inc.
dB Studio A
The magic is in the ear



> -----Original Message-----
> From: dave nolan [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 7:21 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Headphones?
>
>
> Just a note about Sony headphones - I would stick with the
> professional line
> - the 7506's are the "industry standard", and the 7509's are
> even better (better isolation due to more ergonomic earcups,
> bigger driver).
>
> Their consumer line - the V600's, V900's, and assorted "DJ"
> headphones I have seen mentioned tend to have their low end
> tweaked up - something akin to a mild version of the old
> "loudness" or "presence" knobs on old stereos, IMHO.  Great
> for consumer listening, but not for critical audio archiving
> or restoration work...
>
> This is just my personal opinion - not based on any actual
> scientific anything - I'd actually be interested to hear if
> anyone else has noticed this difference between pro and
> consumer lines...
>
> Dave Nolan
> nyc
>
>
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Date:    Mon, 21 Feb 2005 18:47:28 +0200
> > From:    Joav Shdema <[log in to unmask]>
> > Subject: Re: Headphones?
> >
> > Sony MDR900V
> > Sennheiser HD560 ovation
> > Sony MDR 7506
> >
> > JS
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Jos Van Dyck [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> >> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:22 PM
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Headphones?
> >>
> >>
> >> Some recommendations:
> >>  - STAX Lambda Monitor
> >>  - AKG K240 DF
> >>  - Beyerdynamic DT 831
> >>  - Sony CD 3000
> >>
> >> Jos Van Dyck
> >> NGM Archiving solutions
> >> Belgium
> >>
>
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