The Sony 7506 is a legend in our industry. Considered by some as the best pair of headphones you can buy for on set audio they are not without their faults. So let’s mod them!
Many people hate the crazy jumbled mess the long card can become when you take them out of their travel bag. It can also just be way more cord then what you really need when you are doing ENG bag work. Well there are 3 hacks to overcome this. The first is a straight cable kit from Remote Audio.
The kit features a simple straight cable with a female locking 3.5mm so it will still work with the original Sony 3.5mm screw on 1/4″ adapter. Perfect.
But if attached cables aren’t your thing you can instead add a female TRS port to them so you can color coordinate your headphone cable with your bag. Bright blue 3.5mm cable with your ORCA-32… Orange 3.5mm for your K-Tek Stingray Jr. Who says you can’t be fashionable and functional? Or really go professional and give them a TA3 connector so it locks!
But let’s say you really hate cables. Turn your 7506 cans into bluetooth!
Personally I foresee myself adding a TA3 connector and adding a little fashion to my audio setup… I could use all the fashion help I can get!
And if the cable mod isn’t your thing you can also upgrade the ear muff pads. Which I think even the biggest fan if the 7506 can admit the stock ear muff pads are garbage. Beyerdymanics makes some Velour ear pads that would make even Zapp Brannigan blush!
Well there you have it… no longer are we slaves to stock headphones. Long live the mod!
Andrew Jones is a location sound mixer based in Los Angeles. He started in the TV and Film industry in 2004. You can email him at Andrew@HoldForSound.com