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alternating.bit 2013-02-02 17:51

Is there a way to fix headphone eroding or...?
 
I have these awesome headphones (Ultrasone HFI-580) that I treasure (have only had them for a few years) and the cups are starting to crack/peel, etc... I'm sure you've seen this before. These are expensive headphones though and still sound great. Is there any solution to preserve/repair these?

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ps5193dd0b.jpg

Sawtooth 2013-02-02 17:59

http://www.scansound.com/index.php/h...-cushions.html

alternating.bit 2013-02-02 18:24

^ Nice suggestion, but those seem to be all foam-based... these are like, foam interior with that fake leather-like exterior.

I guess I'll just have to deal with them. Third world problems. Sighhh.

3rdFloorSound 2013-02-02 19:16

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Originally Posted by alternating.bit (Post 1230926)
^ Nice suggestion, but those seem to be all foam-based... these are like, foam interior with that fake leather-like exterior.

I guess I'll just have to deal with them. Third world problems. Sighhh.

The top model here is artificial leather, you could email them to see if they'll fit on the 580's as well as the 550/650 http://www.ultrasone.com/index.php/e...bpf62n-9Lwy159

Edit: just looked at the spec sheet and the 550s and 580s both have 50mm drivers, so there's hope

charlycharlzz 2013-02-02 21:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by alternating.bit (Post 1230926)
^ Nice suggestion, but those seem to be all foam-based... these are like, foam interior with that fake leather-like exterior.

I guess I'll just have to deal with them. Third world problems. Sighhh.


yours 2 are foam based but new models may have a better hight tech foam for sound isolation maybe !

alternating.bit 2013-02-02 23:49

Those replacements listed are not from a distributor but the main company itself. But either way, that is helpful. I'll look into it.

SteveDiverse 2013-02-03 04:46

I think once they go, they're gone...

it's caused by sweat (however minimal), which is a combination of salt, acid, enzymes, oil, ammonia, bacteria, and more.

you need to get a (leather) cleaner and clean the pads immediately after use to minimize deterioration.

alternating.bit 2013-02-03 04:48

I don't sweat. I perspire. :P
That's actually good advice and an interesting fact - thanks!

3rdFloorSound 2013-02-03 05:23

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Originally Posted by SteveDiverse (Post 1231139)
which is a combination of salt, acid, enzymes, oil, ammonia, bacteria, and more.

In simpler terms, urine with a lower concentration of urea. Wash your sheets more often :D

EnochLight 2013-02-03 06:02

My Audio Technica ATH-M40fs are doing that as well. They're field serviceable though and I've already replaced the ear pads once, but now the head band is doing it even worse along with my pads again. It sucks because I love them - they sound great (flat) and are extremely comfortable to wear for a guy like me who wears glasses.

I might just order a new set this time. :S


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