Edit 4 June, 2012:
I started this thread looking for information on how to change the headband pad of the HD565 ovation, but as no-one seemed to know (including the folks at Sennheiser!) I had to do the work myself.
Since my admiration for this modest headphone has grown I decided to transform it to an appreciation thread. I hope Head-fiers, former and present owners of the HD565 ovation and everyone who appreciates excellent reproduction of music will contribute to the thread, a place where we can exchange listening impressions and information about this underrated headphone which I listen to more often than the HD600 or AKG K701, to name two comparable models.
Let's start sharing! / mdr30
The headband pad of my 565s has totally deteriorated and according to Sennheiser there is no replacement available. It seems to me that the headband is quite similar to the 580, 600 and 650 models, so I wonder if these headband pads might fit?
Only thing is I haven't figured out how to remove the old one. There is a plastic lock at each end which probably can be opened - but how?
The ear pads are for a fact the same as the 580, 600 and 650 models, but again I haven't been able to remove them. Believe me, I've pulled as much as I dared, but they won't move. Do I pull at the pads themselves, or between cup and plastic rim?
Information would be greatly appreciated.