Sony MDR-V6 Studio Monitor Headphones (Discontinued)

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The MDR-V6 appeared on our recommended list for Studio Headphones Under $100 from July 2018 until February 2020 when it was removed due to a lack of availability.


First released in 1985, the Sony MDR-V6 became the industry standard headphones for studio use.

And while there are newer models available, it still continues to be a staple in many home studios.

At its core are two 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers that are designed to be flat and transparent, while the closed-back cans completes its studio friendly features.

The MDR-V6 comes with a wide headband that spreads weight for a more comfortable fit.

With its long history, longevity and continued popularity, the Sony MDR-V6 is an easy recommendation but it isn’t readily available new in stores these days.


  • Type: Closed-Back
  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 40mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz – 30kHz
  • Maximum Input Power: Not specified
  • Sensitivity: 106 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 63 Ohms @ 1kHz
  • Weight: 8.11 oz.
  • Cable: 3M (Extended) Coiled cable
If you’re looking for alternatives, then check out our guide to Studio Headphones Under $100.

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