Originally Posted by sayh
I was changing earpads for the HE-6, and i realised there was this deteriorated foam on the grille, both sides.
Does the foam padding on HE-6 serve any specifc function? It is sticked onto the grille before the driver.
I have since removed and cleanup that sticky mess, which seems does not affect anything, but i do feel the mids suffered a little or it could be just me.
Hey buddy, sorry for hearing that bad news from you.
I could explain a little bit if you think it's true.
Firstly, you must have used that HE6 for a respectively long time. Since this, the driver you using must be a little bit hotter than before. However, it’s not because of the built quality of that headphone at all. It’s just because the headphone has been burned in for more hours than it should be.
Secondly, the foam inside the pads is more likely to be burnt out if the headphone is used for such a long time.
That’s why the foam inside became more and more sticky.
Nevertheless, you still cannot remove it or clean it up just because of its two functions which are as follows:
1. Protect ears from too loud sound;
2. Slightly alter the frequency response.
3. Dust prevention
So, that’s also the reason why you felt the mids suffered a little.
However, you don’t have to worry too much.
We are here to help you out. We can ship a pair of brand-new earpads to you if your HE6 is still under warranty. Otherwise, you might have to pay a little for that replacement.