First of all greetings everybody. I have been reading this forum for a long time but I didn't register until now.
I wonder if anybody has been in the same situation and could give some advices.
I have a pair of Sennheiser HD600 which I bought in 2002 or 2003. They have served me well being in daily use for around 10 years now. I have gone through 4 cables and 2 top paddings, I have also repaired/sewed ear pads once.
But now the situation is that all 3 are in terrible condition and would need replacing. I quickly checked and the whole set would cost me 95 euros inc.shipping from Thomann (or around 80e if I would use HD650 cable instead). That seems quite a lot since I bought the cans for 200 euros when new. Visually they are in ok condition with the usual texture chipping and some dents on the metal mesh.
I wonder do the drivers have much fatigue on them after such a heavy use, there wouldn't be any point in changing those aswell. Could I expect the drivers to last another 5 to 10 years? Are there any important improvements in new HD600 comparing to 10 years old design? To my understanding they have made some small changes.
I think I will either A)buy the full replacement set from Thomann (80e or 95e) or B) buy just the top padding and cable and try to cheapskate fix the ear pads or C) buy a new cans :)