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50mm? Replacement foam for my Sony MDR-G42

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I need replacement foam for my Sony MDR-G42

These totally cover the ear, they are not "earbuds"

I measured the foam across and it's 2.25" ..This translates to 57mm

After removing the foam, the actual headset measures 2 1/8 across (52mm)

 

These are at least 5x larger than earbuds.  57 vs. 50??   What am I missing? 

Why are the EARBUD foam replacements on Ebay listed at 50mm?

The photo clearly shows some small earbud.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Pairs-Ear-Pad-Foam-Earbud-Cover-Headphone-50MM-Black-/160587841884?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item2563c8015c

 

I can get these, but $8 for foam (from China, no less) seems like a total ripoff

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EAR-Pads-Headphones-Foam-For-Sony-MDR-G42-headset-/261207126591?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3cd128723f

 

I can get generics for $1, if I an match the size.   Any idea what fits?

http://www.amazon.com/foam-2-Inch-cover-philips-headphone/dp/B003BRNZTM/ref=pd_cp_e_0

 

Anything in here?

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=headphones+foam&_sop=15


Edited by OnlyBodyWeight - 4/27/13 at 11:03am
post #2 of 4

You got it:) 52mm means the 50mm pads(they stretch). So, not that I read, but they seem to get 4.5 stars on Amazon for 100+ reviews. Read up and order the $1 generics.

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Getting the $3.50 ones from Amazon. 

I confirmed the fitment match for the G42 in the reviews!

http://www.amazon.com/foam-2-Inch-cover-philips-headphone/dp/B003BRNZTM/ref=pd_cp_e_0

 

 

 

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fits great. Better than buying new headphones., April 9, 2012
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This review is from: foam Pad 2-Inch ear cover for philips sony headphone 3pr (Electronics)

These fit my Sony MDR-G42 perfectly, my headphones are like new again. Warning about the packaging - these arrived in a nondescript grey plastic envelope in the mail, the pads aren't wrapped in any additional packaging and there's no packing slip to protect them so I almost sliced open the pads when I cut the envelope open. Be more careful than I was. Great product for the price.

 

 

5.0 out of 5 stars

 Yes!!!!, December 6, 2012
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This review is from: foam Pad 2-Inch ear cover for philips sony headphone 3pr (Electronics)

I can finally wear my Sony MDR-G42 headphones again! I haven't wanted to toss them out because there was nothing wrong with them, just no ear covers. Now I have them back again! Yay! These ear covers are very snug (I wasn't even sure I'd be able to pull them on without ripping them!) and you get six in a pack! Yay for extras! They work fabulously and are a much better deal than buying all new headphones.

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Edited by OnlyBodyWeight - 4/27/13 at 12:43pm
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These worked perfectly.  

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