While they're technically listed as "discontinued" on Sony's Web site, you can still get the MDR-V6 headphones if you search for them. And they're worth seeking out: despite being first released in the 1980s, they may well be the best-sounding headphones you can get for under $100.
- Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $95.00
The good: The Sony MDR-V6 closed-back, full-size headphones sound great and are comfortable to wear for hours at a time. Their sound is also very well-balanced and crisp -- they sound great for the money.
The bad: With its coiled, pro-style cable and lack of an inline remote/microphone, some will find the V6s less mobile-friendly than more modern headphones.
The bottom line: They may be close to 30 years old, but the comfortable fitting Sony MDR-V6s are arguably the best-sounding headphones for under $100.
July 22, 2013 12:02 PM PDT
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