Sony MDR-V6

  • Sony MDR-V6
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  • Great rich sound.
  • Crisp bass response without distortion or washiness.
  • Super comfortable.


  • Somewhat larger than most headphones.
  • They’re moderately bulky for portable audio.

Expert reviews and ratings

By cnet on 88

They may be close to 30 years old, but the comfortable fitting Sony MDR-V6s are arguably the best-sounding headphones for under $100.

By TheModernToolbox on 95

Very minor design quirks, but you're really not going to get something better than this for under a hundred or even $150.

By KenRockwell on 90

These Sony MDR-V6 headphones have impressed me for decades. They sound and feel great, have magnificent deep bass, have plenty of sensitivity so they never need external amplification, and fold-up for travel. For about $100, they are a steal.

By Onheadphones on 90

Awesome sound that's great for drowning out the world for only about $100. Good enough to use in studio settings for tracking and mixing. These provide great isolation from outside sounds and beautiful clarity in the audio....