As my headphones were a little uncomfortable without padding, I decided to make some. I am a lazy person and sewing takes me very long, so I used old socks to keep it simple.

Step 1: Cutting the socks

First I cut the socks in half. Only the upper tube part is required, the bottom part can serve as padding. Where you cut the socks depends on it's length, thickness and how you want to pad your earphones (as explained on the next page).
<p>I love it! Great idea. Saved me some serious sewing pain.</p>
<p>What kind of socks did you use? They look comfy.</p>
updated. i did a little sewing for the padding because the socks i used were a little big. i think it looks better now...
i tried it with colored socks. it's pretty cute on my philips shb4000 but perhaps next time i should try darker colored socks like yours.... i still think yours looks way cooler
<p>man even i make my cheap logitech headphone better with this kind of repair (even i have to do some improvement because these headphone is undoubtly small) maybe i am not as neat as it is but this should do the trick (and i dont even have to replace my headphone cause i am already comfortable with its weght and sound)</p><p>i am very please to follow this guidance, thanks there mate</p>
<p>Thank you ! I had a different type of headphones but none the less I like how they turned out . Your idea is genial . Thanks again . Take care .</p>
<p>I used sponge as the padding though. But thanks a lot! I've found the simplest solution to my problem.</p>
great idea! it gave my headphones new life!
<p>Thanks man. Got it done nicely on my panasonic RP-HTX7 :D</p>
Thank you for posting this idea. You saved me some cash and cotton is so much more comfortable than the faux leather coverings. My MDR-V600 rock again!
I agree this looks good. Only that I'm not sure if this is securely attached.<br>Maybe you should share how you secured the first half of the sock to the headband joint.. 7.5 of 10!
Tried this, but halfway through I just decided to flip the old cushions inside out and put them back on the headset . Took less than 2 minutes. Done.<br>
Very good one, sure i'l try it<br>
hahahahaha. good job. i have a much smaller pair of headphones, but im gonna try to wing it with felt and baby socks.
I made it! Super. Just a pair of Alitalia socks. Tnx
Thank you, I actually have a headset that has really good sound, but the padding is broken and I don't use them.<br/>This might be the thing for them =D<br/>

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