Repairing A900's damage
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After a year of regular use I noticed that the outermost layer of material on my A900 muffs had torn away. I'm not even sure when it happened. The material is too light to be felt by touch, and I always store my headphones on my right so I rarely catch a glimpse of that left can. I don't know if it was some sort of wear from use or if I caught it on some sharp hairs or what.

And it doesn't bother me, since I can't feel it at all, but I don't want the damage to spread. And it looks bad.


Any suggestions on how to fix that myself? I'm not too keen on paying $50 for some replacement earpads when only the most superficial layer is peeling. (http://www.audiocubes.com/product/Au..._ATH-A900.html)
 
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I would just go ahead and strip the rest of the pleather off, leaving the fabric. Should be more comfy during the summer..
 
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I would just go ahead and strip the rest of the pleather off, leaving the fabric. Should be more comfy during the summer..


I'm not sure if this was a joke. It's not pleather, it's super soft and super light fabric. It's like toilet paper crossed with air.

So, it's not a problem even when I'm hot.
 
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Looks like the stuff peeling off is pleather to me. Pleather is usually coated on top of a fabric of some sort.
 
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Yep, it's pleather. Just peel the rest off, pleather sucks.
 
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Can you just peel it all off....? So youre left with a velour/felt like fabric? I did this with an MDRV200.
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Quote:

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Looks like the stuff peeling off is pleather to me. Pleather is usually coated on top of a fabric of some sort.


True, I don't know really what the hell pleather is. I thought it was just imitation leather like you might find on a couch. Thick, like leather. Annnnnnnnyway.
 
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Pleather = plastic leather. Hence, you're right, it's imitation leather.
 
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But it doesn't feel like plastic. It doesn't even try to pass as leather. It's REALLY LIGHT. Like I said, toilet paper meets air.
 
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I know what it feels like. What it feels like is not the point. Is the material underneath coarse or "itchy"? If not, just strip the weird pleather/whatever off, and enjoy cloth pads! I doubt there is any way to fix your existing pads.
 
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i am guessing it would be fine to rip it off....if that ever happens to mine...i will probably do teh same
 
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You could try using pads from other cans
 
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same thing happened wiht my a500's

Is there any easy way to strip pleather? It's really hard to strip off mine

*edit* run the pads under water and just pick at it repeadetly and it comes off pretty well. But after removing the pleather, it changed the audio signature of my a500's. They sound alot brighter now.
 
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FYI, if you know anyone in Japan, new replacement pads with shipping can be had for much less than $50.
 
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