Replaced the ear pads on my headphones. Again. Good headphones have replaceable parts and can last a long time. (This ear pad size is common, and many models use it. Replacements are just a few dollars.)
Most good headphone models are variations of the same neodymium driver design that has been in use for decades, and is unsurpassed. The good models rarely change. It's reliable, simple, and durable.
I'm on year 3 for this pair. My previous pair lasted 10 years before the plastic housing broke apart. I chose not to repair that, because it was also time to replace both the headband and ear pads. The newer one was the same, but now with a replaceable cable.
@cancel nice! I have these same ones and also replace the cups. my headband is getting weird though, do you know of good replacements for that part?
@metasyn Remove the plastic clips on the headband sides (screwdriver to remove the screws) and then cut off the original headband with a knife. It will come off easily if it's already disintegrating. There are pre-made replacements on Amazon (and probably other places) or you can cut your own from fabric and glue it on. Audio Technica might also sell it as a part, I'm not sure. (I think the original ATH-M50 headband material is kinda crap, so replacing it with something else might be better.)
@cancel i have the same ones been going strong for 7ish years, and replaced the side ear thingos twice
need to replace the top pad but not really sure how
@cancel Repairability often goes with durability as well. I own my Beyerdyamic DT990 for almost seven years now, and I only had to replace the cable and ear pads once. It is sad that it is the only thing I own that is so modular and repairable
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