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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? 

Thanks!

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

Best Answer 6 years ago

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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HiFiSlacker
HiFiSlacker

Reply 1 year ago

NICE, I have the same problem right now with my JBLs headband. Peeling them off completly sounds like an interesting idea. Could you show me what the finish look of yours lool like please?

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Kaushik LS
Kaushik LS

Answer 6 years ago

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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HiFiSlacker
HiFiSlacker

Reply 1 year ago

I have the same problem with my JBLs rheadband right now, peeling the fake leather completly sounds quite interesting, could you please show me what the finish look looks like?

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

Answer 6 years ago

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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ZachBen
ZachBen

1 year ago

While ear pads are usually replaceable (I've got a pair on order), the headband is not so easily fixed. I was looking up leather tennis grip tape when my wife suggested kinesiology tape. Cheap, comes in many colours and sticks brilliantly. I've only had it on a week so I don't know how long it will last; I think it will last much better than the pleather. In any case, the roll I got was 5m long, so there is plenty spare to reapply for whatever reason!

If the rest of the headband starts deteriorating, I might have to do a wrap around, which wouldn't be as neat, but still better than some of the other solutions I have seen online. Only wish the tape was stretchy width-ways rather than length-ways so it would fit better.

Haven't seen this solution anywhere else, so I signed up to share this gem. Hope it helps somebody.

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yellowspottedtoad
yellowspottedtoad

Reply 6 months ago

This is a great idea! I signed in just to upvote you (and your wife).

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

1 year ago

Get new ones on eBay. They are more comfortable peeled in my opinion, but don't soundproof as well.

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petercd
petercd

6 years ago

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
Kaushik LS

Answer 6 years ago

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
OhW3

Answer 2 years ago

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
jjrbus

3 years ago

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
cgpretty

3 years ago

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

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ravim57
ravim57

4 years ago

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

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ThomasJLane
ThomasJLane

Answer 4 years ago

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

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AlfredT1
AlfredT1

Answer 5 years ago

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
ThomasJLane

Answer 4 years ago

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

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ThomasJLane
ThomasJLane

Answer 4 years ago

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

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Kaushik LS
Kaushik LS

Answer 6 years ago

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
ThomasJLane

4 years ago

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