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Headphone started Peeling, any ideas? Answered

I have a SONY MDR-ZX600 Headphone which started peeling off at the ear pad and head rest area. I called the service and they wudnt replace it and i dunt want to buy new ones 'cause i wud face the same prob later. Is ther any idea to fix this and make it aestheticly pleasing? 

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mpilchfamilyBest Answer (author)2014-11-09

Common problem across most headphones. All that is pealing off is the vary thin coating of fake leather polish they apply to the pads to make it look like leather. Loosing it doesn't affect the comfort level of the headset. My MDR-XD200s have the same problem as do all headphones with fake leather pads. I've just started to peal the coating completely off so the headphones don't look all torn up. The cloth backing of that fake leather doesn't look bad at all.

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Kaushik LS (author)mpilchfamily2014-11-09

one of my friend did d very same thing, peeling it completely. But soon the sponge started cracking and since it absorbs sweat directly, became smelly too! :(

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mpilchfamily (author)Kaushik LS2014-11-09

No matter if you cover them or replace them they will wear out. Covering them will reduce the comfort level. Any cloth you use will have the same problem as the exposed pad. Unless you can make it removable and washable. Then you have the problem of them not staying on the headphones vary well. Over time things wear out and they have to be replaced.

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petercd (author)2014-11-09

Those pleather ear pads are always going to wear like that, patchy. It was one of the reasons why I chose the sennheiser hd419's with the plush material.

1st option would be to find replacement ear pads.

2nd try some sort of diy covering.

I would'nt try glueing anything over the old material, it wont feel the same, most likely be harder and uncomfortable

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Kaushik LS (author)petercd2014-11-09

Replacement pads arent an option since they might start peeling again. Maybe i'll try to cover it up or something.

Thanks! :D

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OhW3 (author)Kaushik LS2018-02-08

Thats why i ended up looking for headphones that use removable fabric instead of those fake leather. I hate those as they're guaranteed to flake.

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jjrbus (author)2017-02-25

Sony replacement covers from Amazon do not fit and new covers from Sony are $43! A pair of nylons and 2 rubber bands. Black rubber bands or maybe double faced tape maybe. Any suggestions appreciated, I am all ears : )

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cgpretty (author)2017-02-08

you'll need to copy and paste that link into your search bar

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ravim57 (author)2016-09-16

saw this video, they use velvet clothing - https://vimeo.com/24141230

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Kaushik LS (author)2014-11-08
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ThomasJLane (author)Kaushik LS2016-07-25

Try www.easyguardhp.com They cover the ear piece to prevent sweat.

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AlfredT1 (author)Kaushik LS2015-02-21

Be very careful with those headphones. Mine turned out like this. Now i cant take it outside with my iPod. But these sounds great, i still use it in my home. #MDRZX600

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ThomasJLane (author)AlfredT12016-07-25

Try www.easyguardhp.com They cover the ear piece to prevent sweat.

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Jack A Lopez (author)2014-11-08

Putting the words "fabric" and "headphones" returns some interesting instructables, um, here:

https://www.instructables.com/howto/fabric+headphon...

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ThomasJLane (author)WichalR2016-07-25

Try www.easyguardhp.com They cover the ear piece to prevent sweat.

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Kaushik LS (author)Jack A Lopez2014-11-09

Yup it DID! Got an Instructable dat might just help me out! I'll try this out for sure!

Thanks!

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ThomasJLane (author)2016-07-25

Try www.easyguardhp.com They cover the ear piece to prevent sweat.

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