"The editors of cnet missed the best sound on non noise reducing headphones around."on by brianwpalmer
Pros The best sound outside a studio. Frequency respone 5-30,000. Terrific sound. Still around $100.
Cons Nothing except size that some don't like, but after they hear them, anyone who appreciates music wants one.
Summary Users of this cite rate them 9.4. That score is unheard of and there is a reason. I am a musician and have had these over 10 years. Truly phenominal sound reporduction. The bass is clear and low, even on low volume- unheard of on other headphones. Tremnendous sound clarity and instrument clarity throughout the cound ranges. People will hear things on their favorite music they never heard before. I have had some of the same problems as others with the foam eventually getting worn on them, and the cord wearing out, but after thousands of hours of use it's to be expected. But, I am going out to buy my 2nd pair (and maybe my third in case they stop making them- for when the second wears out) beacuse I have tried hundreds and nothing even comes close. I realize the new noise reducing headphones may be an advantage for limited situations like a plane but I'd compete these head to head on sound production anywhere else BUT A PLANE, and believe these would win hands down.
Pros Encloses the entire ear
10 foot coiled cord
comfortable for prolonged use.
Cons Earpad cushions deteriorate (replaceable)
Summary I have no idea how CNET missed one of the best full ear headphones ever. I bought these headphones at Fry's electronics and have never regretted it. The bass thumps well without being lossy. It is also responsive to the mid and high ends of music. These headphones are comfortable for a full day use although be weary that they do get warm after awhile and produce ear sweat. I did notice that after prolonged use, the earpad cushions detiorated. I would recommend buying Beyerdynamic Earpad Cushions (compatible with the V6). I've been told that they are more comfortable than the stock cushions. These headphones are a definite buy.
"Impressed by Sony"on by Araunah
Pros Quality, Price, Noise Cancelling
Cons Cord wound like old telephone cord.
Summary I can't hear myself type when I use them. The sound produced even at max volume can't be heard by others around as long as the headphones are pressed against something, either themselves or your head. Perfect for work. Its adjustable head strap works ok. Comes with a leather or fake leather bag to put the headphones in, can't tell but I think its fake leather.
I was going to get V-Moda bass earbuds, but I am glad I got these instead.
79.99 at Frys Electronics
Pros Extreme value, jaw dropping sound stage, wonderful and accurate reproduction of any kind of music
Cons I can't marry a pair of headphones, and I guess I had to pay for them
Summary The following review I copied from one I wrote on another website; I have the rights to re-post it.Also as of writing this review, these headphones have 20 reviews written about them; ALL of those reviews gave then 5 stars. By contrast; look at the review page for the iconic beats by Dr dre headphones. 28 reviews and only 9 of them were 5 stars.
It says a lot about a product these days when it's been on the market for more than 20 years. With today's 2-3 year product cycle, old technology becomes outdated and obsolete fast, forcing many once revered products into retirement. This is extremely impressive when you consider the company that makes these headphones is Sony; a huge multinational corporation that rarely has any one product out for more than 2 years. So why have they stuck around for so long? Simple; because they're amazing. No set of headphones in this price class (and several above) can hope to come close to how balanced these things are. All frequencies are represented accurately; just as they were recorded and without any coloration. Bass is tight and layered; yet unlike some other neutral, audiophile grade headsets, they still have some real kick to them. Mid range frequencies are fluid and sweeping; making you feel as if you were surrounded by the music, and the high frequencies are highly detailed without scraping at your ears like many other "purist" headphones. Though not as revealing as a set of $500 headphones, these are not anywhere close to that. Hovering around $65 most days(Cnet lies, these NEVER cost $195), these cans provide incredible value. Don't take this the wrong way; they're not amazing for what they are, they're amazing period. Buy these for editing, sound stage monitoring, or neutral listening and you won't be disappointed. Though if you buy these because you want "street cred" and bass that makes your heart beat backwards, you clearly didn't understand a word I said.
Updated on Feb 21, 2012
"Great headphones"on by arahnemoon
Pros Light weight, very comfortable, great sound, folds up
Cons no problems so far
Summary The V6 provides excellent sound for an amazing price.