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caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
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Jan 10, 2012
I'm trying to find A nice pair of headphones that the ear muffs won't rot and become flaky after A couple of months.
It seems that under $100 that is just not going to be found.
I prefer wired and would like to stay ...let's say between $150-$200.
I'm using A set of my dave clarks right now, sound quality is not at the top of my list, I'm older and understand my ears are not the best anyway. I do need A mic. for gaming.
Any ideas?
 

JLK03F150

What have I done! Member
Joined
May 17, 2005
Location
Georgia
Have you searched for replacement ear pads for your current set of headphones? I found they were easy to swap with my Bose headphones & not very expensive.
 

Robert17

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Feb 1, 2011
Location
Republic of Texas
I have an Audio Technica MX50 set that I've been using for about 10 years. No problems with them of any kind, but I do treat them gently. I'm also hearing impaired and find that the larger drivers help with sound quality. I've had several makes/models of headphones over the years and these are the best that I've owned.
 
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caddi daddi

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
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at $100 the replacement parts are just not worth paying for vs just another set.
I have the dave clark stuff, what I like from them are A little bulky and over the top for K-pop and acid-synth over the computer, great in the plane, not so much around the house.
there was A brand I had once, very high end, the name started with an "s'".
 

EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
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Dec 15, 2008
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Buckeyes!
Which do you have? Most expensive pads were like $55, most like $10-30.

Seinheiser?

I never knew thise headphones were for anything but flying.. lol.
 

Niku-Sama

Member
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Jan 13, 2005
I have some Audio Technica ATH- PRO5X and ATH-A500X...

I bought some replacment ear pads on the PRO5X because i dont like the vynil/plastic ones that most come with and the replacments were cheap. the A500X i couldnt do that with but they are still holding up just fine.

I use the PRO5X more, since it had a detachable cord i was able to get a replacement with mic so i use it as a headset for games now too with my USB dongle from my plantronics 777
this was the mic https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Boom-Microphone-Playstation-QuietComfort/dp/B07W3W9LHV/
 
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caddi daddi

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
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I ordered the sennheiser momentum 4, they should be at the house before we return.

 

Celeron_Phreak

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Mar 28, 2003
I used to have the same issue with ear pads going back quickly, until I started using BeyerDynamic headphones. My first set was their DT-990 Pro 250ohm (It is offered in several different impedances) that I paid $140 for a few years back. The original ear pads lasted nearly two years with 3-5 hour sessions nearly every day. I replaced them about 6 months ago before upgrading to the BeyerDynamic DT-1990 Pro. Their velour ear pads really seem to last, and I suspect theses new 1990 pads will last longer, as they seem to be of a higher quality than the 990 pads were, but time will tell.

In my experience, Sennheiser pleather pads last 8-12 months with the same type of use, and I experienced the same pad rot happening with Kingston HyperX headsets, and the worst pad life has been with my Beats Studio Wireless that I use strictly for air travel (maybe 30 hours of use per year), and I have to change them every few years.