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    Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    It's hot

    real hot

    but even when it's not.. I need cloth or velvet or at the v least foam..... ear pads.

    vinyl air tight padded sweat buckets....

    yyyeeeeuuuuurrrcccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


    yuck

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    Re: Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    Sennheiser HD580, Job done.

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    Re: Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    Wipe clean...

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    Re: Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    Or in my case, Sennheiser 580 pads on a PC350 headset. Made the swap years ago due to sweaty ear syndrome.

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    Re: Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    Does the manufacturer not offer replacement pads in different materials?

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    Re: Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    Koss Porta Pro....£30....all day long comfort, non-sweaty, excellent sound reproduction....yes you look like you time travelled from 1984, but they're so good for the price!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Koss-Headph.../dp/B00001P4ZH

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    Re: Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    Why?

    Cheap, durable, sweat-resistant (and inducing). And as someone said, wipe clean.

    But yeah, 'orrible in this weather.
    Noli nothis permittere te terere.


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    Re: Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Does the manufacturer not offer replacement pads in different materials?
    Thing is with Sennheiser the sound is developed to be open, closed or sealed so changing the pads changes the sound.
    The PC350 (original ones) were touted as sealed to isolate noise both ways, turns out with a good amp behind them, several small holes drilled into the back of the sealed driver unit and swapping the vinyl for velour from the 580's makes them even better.

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    Re: Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    I didn't want to assume that Zak had such expensive headphones that simply changing the pad material sends the sound quality dramatically spinning off into the realms of intolerably awful...

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    Re: Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I didn't want to assume that Zak had such expensive headphones that simply changing the pad material sends the sound quality dramatically spinning off into the realms of intolerably awful...
    Going from sealed to velour on any cans will cause a huge drop in sound and bass.

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    Re: Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    Going from sealed to velour on any cans will cause a huge drop in sound and bass.
    I don't think my Steelseries Siberia V2 set is really up in the same league for that!!

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    Re: Why do so many Headphones have vinyl ear pieces?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I don't think my Steelseries Siberia V2 set is really up in the same league for that!!
    The principal is still valid - I notice a huge difference on my Hyperx Cloud set when switching between the soft pvc and velour pads. Velour results in poor noise isolation and a marked drop in quality.
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