Edited by MattTCG - 7/1/13 at 5:36am
After thoroughly sitting down with my newly acquired pairs of HD 600 and HD 650, I have concluded I will be keeping the HD 650...though I'm going to try and formulate some type of review and comparison for both...meaning I'll be holding on to the HD 600 a bit longer. Reviews of these are probably tired and old, now, but I enjoy the HD 650s mainly for a lot of heavier genres (hardcore, metal, etc) and even rap, hip hop, and EDM proves to be satisfying.
One Way to Wash:
Pull pad off gently, grasping about 1/3 of the pad at once and gently pulling away.
Use a soap that doesn't have additives but does lather up a bit, like Method Sweet Water.
Hold it with "face side" down, so that flow carries out skin oils and salt.
Massage soapy water through it by squeezing it from outside-inside (perpendicular to pressure when wearing).
Same when rinsing.
Squeeze to drip dry state.
Don't force too hard in case the foam is already starting to break down.
Put them face-up on something like a window screen (spatter guard for skillet, or pizza grate), and dry with a fan.
Search for "HD 650" (no quotes) from this page:
And add the pad pair to your cart:
Ear cushion, pair.
The price is about the same if you include shipping.
But at Sennheiser, add this adapter (found using the same search) to your cart to qualify for free shipping above $50 (They are out of them so you won't have to pay the part or the shipping!)
|Plug adapter||Part# 092595|
Adapter, 6.5mm female to 3.5mm stereo phone plug
These 2 parts come to $100 in Australia, and they call this the lucky country.
Yes. Sennheiser should be horsewhipped for its price gouging in Australia (and probably elsewhere). $100 for a couple of donut pads--sheesh!
I don't think there is a general rule. Keep using them until sound deteriorates or until they are so grubby you are disgusted by the filth that comes from your hair and ears!
Washing mine with some warm water did wonders. They needed cleaning, and while they were drying, i fluffed them up a bit and sorta got them back to their original shape. Mine were getting to the point where they were my ears were touching the foam piece inside because they were compressed so much. After washing them and re-forming them, that problem was fixed. I'm not so sure if i could do it repeatedly though; I feel like they'll end up falling apart at some point in time.