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Old 09-11-2017, 08:19 AM
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Headphone padding falling apart

You have probably seen it too - that surface on the fake leather that just suddenly start to desintegrate.

So, two questions:

1. Can it be avoided somehow?

2. If it looks like in the pic below, (how) can I fix it? Everytime I move my phones around they leave traces of black fluff onto everything. :(
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:19 AM
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You can have your mother/spouse/girlfriend sew you a doughnut-shape cloth cushion as a replacement
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:20 AM
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Depending on the model, many aftermarket pads can be fit.

As an example...

https://www.brainwavzaudio.com/produ...one-pad-angled
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:29 AM
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You could try gaffer tape - seems to fix most things! lol

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Old 09-11-2017, 03:29 PM
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You can have your mother/spouse/girlfriend sew you a doughnut-shape cloth cushion as a replacement
What a sexist comment
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:25 AM
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Thanks for helping.

Well, sewing might be tricky. She is busy in the kitchen and with the vacuum cleaner.

Here's what I'll do:

I will temporary use gaffa tape....
...and order new pads from those brainwavs.

Again, thanks for ideas and the link.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:51 AM
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Consider getting their velour pads - they don't stick to skin and softer, don't get cold or hot due to ambient temps. They won't crack like leather either.

My Senn HD545 came with that pad type and are holding up great in last 20 years.
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Headphone pads

Aloha, you can purchase ready made pads for headphones from Location Sound, Mike Paul at 1-800-228-4429. They come in three different colors and two different sizes.. These would cover your existing pads and are very easily fitted.

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Old 09-12-2017, 10:10 AM
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Headphone pads

Aloha, you can purchase ready made pads for headphones from Location Sound, Mike Paul at 1-800-228-4429. They come in three different colors and two different sizes.. These would cover your existing pads and are very easily fitted.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:50 AM
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Consider getting their velour pads - they don't stick to skin and softer, don't get cold or hot due to ambient temps. They won't crack like leather either.

My Senn HD545 came with that pad type and are holding up great in last 20 years.
I went for the "hybrid" version. Velour onto the head and "pleather" for the rest. I read some reviews that the pure velour might take away some of the bass.
These will be pretty much bigger than my existing ones (thicker), so we'll how they fit.

https://www.brainwavzaudio.com/colle...one-pad-hybrid
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:55 AM
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Or maybe I'll stick to my now gaffa taped ones? Literally!?
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Aloha, you can purchase ready made pads for headphones from Location Sound, Mike Paul at 1-800-228-4429. They come in three different colors and two different sizes.. These would cover your existing pads and are very easily fitted.
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According to Location Sound's webpage they add a nice USD $20 fee for international sales + unknown shipping cost. So, sorry but that would be a no-go. Thanks anyway.
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As for any of the older Koss Stereophones, the K-6 series and newer as well, Koss was still replacing the foam cushions and covers for free with shipping payed both ways by the owner, as well as attending to any other obvious issues, frayed jackets, or strain reliefs and headband cushions. Not sure what the cutoff models are, but they took care of me K-6A's about 5 years ago for free (shipping extra). Koss owners may want to contact them, as far as I know this offer is still in effect to owners. They even took care of one driver that had a slight buzz at higher volumes, at no charge. No documentation or receipts were requested, they didn't ask if I was the original owner, which I am. I bought my Brown K6 A's in 1977 brand new, and they have served me very well over these 40 odd years.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:14 PM
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Macman, that sounds very generous and customer-minded of them. I like alot!

These are a pair of Denon. They dont even let me see their web page if I select Sweden, but takes me directly to the local distributor (where I bought them many years ago). I doubt they offer the same nice gesture as Koss.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:57 PM
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I've had this issue with my mid '00s RCA wireless headphones too; they're good headphones, but the pads are worn right out. Thankfully under the pleather is cloth, not foam which seems to dissolve.

I've looked at replacement pads on eBay but I couldn't find a whole lot. All the ones I've seen are for specific types of headphones, but I guess I could use whatever would fit... it would be helpful if they at least gave measurementsof the ear cups.
Also, I'm not sure how easy they are to replace; you can't open the headphone cups so I don't want to take the old pads off, only to find out I can't put the new ones on, and be left with unwearable headphones.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:00 PM
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Yes there are several types & sizes available & I have seen various ones on Ebay. I think to find some of them you need to enter a specific make/model or maybe just a size like 4", foam vs padded.

My Radio Shack Optimus Pro-100 wirelss & Optimus wired Pro-90 pads have had the thin vinyl coating peel off. Under that was cloth. I have left them that way. On one of my Pro-100 the cushion was failing. All I did was roll up a paper towel like a log & tuckek/stuffed it under the pad. Works good. And for the foam covering over the drivers that dies. I just cut some felt cloth that tucked under the pads to hold them in place.

My Optimus Pro-90's & Pro-35A's were made by Koss & covered under the Lifetime Warranty. One of the ONLY reasons I have not sent them in is some of the parts that need replaceing have the original Optimus Pro-90 & Optimus Pro-35A silkscreened on them & odds are that when I go them back they would no longer be Optimus. I want to keep them original like that. I have not gotten arround to calling them to see what they would do in this case. I also would like to see IF I can just get the parts for free & save me on shipping costs, just pay for the shipping of the parts to me.


I remember years ago when working at Radio Shack sending in some headphones to Koss for repair/replacment but sadly that got abused & Koss put an end to it. So the customer had to do it themselves.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:48 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-...3aef3953f6:g:S



See also EBAY numbers:
253121614838
371707874825
302049987876
142449079767
371898634668
302441330938


THOSE ARE Chinese REPLACEMENT Pads, Inexpensive and Direct from Chinese sellers. Hey, now maybe, your exact make and model replacement PAD is NOT LISTED among those few EBAY listings noted above, but if your HEADPHONES are widely popular, THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT YOU WILL FIND REPLACEMENT PADS, or near exact Replacements that will Do The Job....................JUST spend 45 minutes or so, searching EBAY at these and similar HEADPHONE PAD listings, making Sure To View the pop-up listings of WHAT OTHERS THAT VIEWED THIS ITEM ALSO LOOKED AT WHILE SEARCHING..............you'll likely see other PADS that are direct replacements for other models.......BOSE, BEATS, KOSS, Sony, and many others. Expect to spend at least 45minutes to an hour or more SEARCHING but the REPLACEMENT PADS that will do the job adequately are available at a very inexpensive price direct from Chinese sellers on EBAY.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:15 PM
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Velour for GRADO

Any one know of Velour pads for Grado's?

Thinking I might have to fabricate my own... shouldn't be too hard but want them to look OEM.

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The Brainwavz hybrid pads finally appeared in the mail. They were quite big(ger than the stock pads). I had to use some glue to fix a fastening-ring I had to cut loose from the stock pads.

But wow! Extremely comfy and cozy. I find the sound to be a tad better defined as well - especially in the low freq range.

Thanks for the help!
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