Sony MDR-V6 Headphones
Content and music creators can often be seen describing the importance of a proper speaker system in a studio. To create appealing sound clips, creators need to listen to their content through the most accurate means. And, the normal headphones focused towards music listening needs are not up to this job as they greatly change the audio frequencies in order to enhance the user experience.
These days many studios rely on the Sony MDR-V6 Headphones for their needs. This device is often dubbed as a studio monitor for offering a high level of accuracy. Surprisingly, you do not have to spend a fortune to purchase these headphones. The Sony MDR-V6 headphones are available in the market for just 12,126 rupees. The device was launched back in the year 2011 and since then has maintained its glory in the market.
When a manufacturer develops a headphone for the budget segment, they get only two options. Either they can give the product a jaw-dropping design and equip it with average quality drivers or they can make it sound good by compromising on the design front. In the case of MDR V6, Sony has opted to go with the second option. However, these headphones do not look that bad. The build quality is really impressive and I am pretty sure these headphones will last for years to come.
Large Ear Cups
The Sony headphones offer a circum-aural design and feature large ear cups. Your ears will easily fit inside these. But do not expect to get a comfortable experience. The headband is not padded properly and creates hotspots on the head.
Great for Content Creators
As I mentioned in the introduction, these headphones are used in studios for monitoring audio. If you own a YouTube channel and want to create awesome videos with superior sound then these headphones are a must have.
The drivers are capable of generating full range audio. The frequency response range of 5 Hz – 30 KHz will give you an idea of how great this device is.
I would not recommend the MDR V6 headphones to music lovers. The device fails to generate punchy bass and high treble, as it does not feature any sound enhancing technology.
Compact and Foldable
You can fit these headphones into a box of any size. The ear cups can be folded inwards, after which the whole setup occupies very little space. Sony also ships a coiled audio cable in the box for easy flexibility in a studio environment.
- Drivers generate highly accurate audio
- You are getting large ear cups
- Decent build quality
- 10 feet coiled aux-in wire
- Also comes with a ¼-inch adapter
- Adjustable headband
- Headband is not thickly padded
- Not good for listening to music
Music lovers should stay away from this device. These headphones are only meant for people who create music or work in a studio. For YouTubers, the MDR V6 can be the cheapest studio grade headphones out there.
|Frequency Response Range||5-30000 Hz|
|Cord Length||10 Feet|
Sony MDR XB950BT Headphones
Those who are into music would have probably heard of the Sony MDR XB950BT Headphones. These headphones are considered the bestsellers in the market of bass focused audio devices. At the moment, you can grab a pair of these for just 11,095 rupees. Last year, we received lots of requests from our readers to do a review on the Sony MDR XB95BT Headphones. We regret the delay in publishing the review but as a famous saying goes “It is better late than never.”
These headphones offer Bluetooth connectivity. The range is quite good and I did not find any kind of distortion in the audio even when there was a wall between the source device and the headphones. Sony has featured a number of controls on the ear cups, which do come handy while changing the tracks and receiving calls.
On a single charge, these headphones offer around 20 hours of power backup. Surprisingly, the device is also capable of working after running out of power but in that case, you will have to connect a source device physically (Not via Bluetooth).
The 40mm drivers help this device in achieving a frequency response range of 3 – 28,000 Hz. These headphones generate mind-blowing bass frequencies. If you are still not satisfied with the performance, then be sure to check out the Bass Boost feature.
Mid and high frequencies are produced accurately, though the audio suffers from some distortion at the highest volume.
This device is quite compact as compared to other circum-aural headphones out there. You would have no problem in using these outdoors. Although the device is mostly made up of plastic, it is highly durable. Pads of the ear cups are really thick and made up of a much soft material.
- Solid build quality
- Great design
- Compact and lightweight
- Highly comfortable
- Good for outdoors
- Long battery life
- Immersive audio
- Can be sweaty in summers
When it comes to price value, the Sony MDR XB950BT are the best headphones which I can recommend at the moment. These are highly comfortable, durable, and lightweight offer superior audio quality.
|Color||Black and Red|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth and Aux-in|
|Frequency Response Range||3-28000 Hz|
Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphone was a widely appreciated product. Some experts even regard this device as the greatest budget studio headphone ever produced. However, the M50 had some issues.
Fortunately, Audio Technica heard the demands of experts and implemented them by launching an upgraded version of the popular headphone, the ATH-M50X. Today, the M50X has become one of the bestselling quality headphones in the market. It was launched in the year 2014 with a price tag of more than $200 (roughly converts to 13400 rupees). Over the years, its priced has continuously dropped and now this great headphone is available in Indian market for around 9000 rupees.
Best Studio Headphone
If you are a producer (audio) then the Audio Technica ATH-M50X is a must have gadget for your studio. It delivers accurate and distortion free audio. This headphone comes with two 45mm drivers and offers a frequency response range of 15-28000 Hz. The circuitry of the device is so powerful that it needs an impedance of 38 Ohms to work properly.
Good For Music Listening
Most studio headphones generate flat frequencies and are considered as bad for music listening. But there is something different about the ATH-M50X. It keeps the sound profile simple and still adds some level of spiciness to the low and high frequencies. You would love listening to rock and pop music on this device.
Heavy padding on earpieces and headband leads to a comfortable experience of the users. It is an around-the-ear style headphone, which means the drivers will not push against your ears. Users can wear it for long durations without any problem. The great level of comfort makes this device suitable for gamers.
Isolates The User
You would certainly not purchase a headphone that fails to seal the ears perfectly. The ear cups of this Audio-Technica headphone are big enough to isolate the users from surrounding ambient noise. This isolated environment will let you focus on the music or on your work (if you are a producer) without any disturbance.
Like its predecessor, the ATH-M50X also suffers from sound leakage problem. When the volume is set to more than 70 percent of the maximum, the audio frequencies start leaking outside, allowing the people around to hear what you are listening to.
People who work in a studio do not appreciate fixed cord on headphone. This is mainly because they have to walk a lot and a fixed cord puts the headphone at risk of getting damaged. The old ATH-M50 used to come with a fixed cord but with the new M50X, Audio Technica has solved that issue. In fact, with the new model, customers get a set of three different size cords in the box. These cords also offer an advance lock mechanism.
You can fold this Audio Technica headphone to save more space. The manufacturer also ships a high-quality compact carrying pouch with the box, which not only makes the headphone more portable but also saves it from outside impact.
- Circumaural design helps in making the experience of users more comfortable
- High level of isolation
- Cord can be detached
- Features large 45mm drivers
- Really wide frequency response range
- Generates undistorted audio frequencies
- Leaks audio when the volume is set to more than 70 percent of the maximum
- Heavy setup
The Audio Technica ATH-M50X is the best studio-grade headphone you can get under the price cap of 10000 rupees. This device generates unparalleled audio and offers an ultra-wide frequency response range. I would also like to add here though this headphone is not suitable for outdoor usage as it is heavy and can lead to sweating.
|Dimensions||29 x 25.4 x 10.4 cm|
|Frequency Response Range||15-28000 Hz|