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Removing and cleaning earpads of the hd800.

post #1 of 26
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I have tried to just remove the earpads of the hd800 the same way I did with the hd650 for regular cleaning but the pads on the hd800 don't seem to be removable that way without damaging them.
Does anyone know how to remove the earpads of the hd800 safely?
post #2 of 26
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Nobody has tried removing their earpads?
From what I can see it seems that there is a black plastic base for the microfiber fabric I wonder if I should pull on that plastic base or try to remove the fabric from that base.
If it is the same as for the hd650 earpads where the plastic base is attached to the velour then the base should go with the earpads if pulled from the headphone.
If not the same as the hd650 and the plastic base is not attached to the fabric then pulling the base directly would probably brake the headphone
post #3 of 26
Doesn't it say something about it in the papers which came with the headphones? I think I read something about it, I think it was in those papers. They are on my head, and I am too lazy to check it at the moment though...
post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 
No, unfortunately in the manual it just says how to remove the inside covers/filter ( not sure about the name ), not the whole earpad.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by hawat View Post
I have tried to just remove the earpads of the hd800 the same way I did with the hd650 for regular cleaning but the pads on the hd800 don't seem to be removable that way without damaging them.
Does anyone know how to remove the earpads of the hd800 safely?
You may be able to clean the pads without having to remove them.

Here's how I maintain the pads on my HD580's:

Take a washcloth and wet it, then wring out the excess water so that the cloth is just damp. Shoot a bit of Resolve Carpet and Upholstery cleaner (pump or aerosol, your choice) on the damp cloth and work it in. Now just lightly rub the cloth around your pads until you feel like you've gotten them as clean as possible and let them air dry.

In the absence of Resolve, you can use a very small amount of liquid laundry detergent. For this I recommend putting a few drops in a glass of water so that you have a very mild solution.
post #6 of 26
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The problem is that pads like that tend to act as sponge. No matter how clean you are you will still produce a small amount of sweat or oil so even if we clean the outside part of the earpads some will still remain inside the earpads. I have found that after cleaning properly the hd650 earpads for the first time (before that I was just cleaning regularly the outside of the pads).
So to clean the earpads efficiently, they have to be removed put in water and compressed a few times as to remove any of that stuff inside the earpads.
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by cswann1 View Post
You may be able to clean the pads without having to remove them.

Here's how I maintain the pads on my HD580's:

Take a washcloth and wet it, then wring out the excess water so that the cloth is just damp. Shoot a bit of Resolve Carpet and Upholstery cleaner (pump or aerosol, your choice) on the damp cloth and work it in. Now just lightly rub the cloth around your pads until you feel like you've gotten them as clean as possible and let them air dry.

In the absence of Resolve, you can use a very small amount of liquid laundry detergent. For this I recommend putting a few drops in a glass of water so that you have a very mild solution.
I think i'm gonna clean my hd600 pads that way next time.
post #8 of 26
Wait!! The HD800's don't come with a butler to clean them? I thought that's why they cost so much =p
post #9 of 26
I wonder why no one from Sennheiser is coming here and commenting.
post #10 of 26
Be careful, those Ethiopian goats scrotum pads rip easily,and I bet that Senn have put a nice price on spare ones.
post #11 of 26
I don't understand why the design allows the transducer cover to be removed for cleaning but not the ear pads. The ear pads get most of the skin/head contact and would need cleaning much more so than the transducer cover.
post #12 of 26
was there any final conclusive answer to what material was eventually used on the hd800? i realize it was alcantara but was changed...to what i ask
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by Quaddy View Post
was there any final conclusive answer to what material was eventually used on the hd800? i realize it was alcantara but was changed...to what i ask
The earpad is made of microfiber fabric.
post #14 of 26
right, ok, thanks, i guess very similar to their other models then
post #15 of 26
So is there a way to remove and clean earpads?
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