DT990-Pro Non-Stock pads
Jan 5, 2021 at 1:56 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2


100+ Head-Fier
Oct 14, 2003
I've had my DT990-Pro 250ohm headphones for 10+ years and in that time I've replaced the pads 2-3 times. They are now flat as a pancake again and so I want to replace the pads again. Unfortunately the price seems to have gone up quite a bit. I paid ~$30 for the pads last time I bought them, but now they are up to $50. That's kind of extreme IMO. Since my DT770-Pro 80ohm headphones are actually my main headphones at the moment, I'm more willing to experiment with alternative pads for the DT990.

There seems to be a lot of non-stock pad options, many less than half the cost of the official pads. Does anyone have any experience with them, or any recommendations?

These look nice, and actually look a bit thicker than the stock pads:

These are among the cheapest options. It's hard to tell about the quality from the pictures though:

Another possible option. Only seems to be available in black, but I don't really care:

Those are just a few examples. There is a huge selection, including pads from other headphones that happen to fit. I've resisted going with non-stock pads before but now I just want pads that aren't $50 and if they actually last longer than a few years (unlike the stock pads) that's even better.

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