Originally Posted by LingLing1337 /img/forum/go_quote.gif Pros- looks cool if you do it correctly
Cons- may lower resale value, may look like crap/wear easily if you don't properly sand(?), prime, and paint the surface.
There shouldn't be any damage to sound quality as long as you don't spray paint the piece which the driver is attached to.
I agree.... there should be minimal sound differences, however I do suggest removing the part(s) you wish to paint from the cans and painting them separate. Otherwise, you may get the "mist effect" where there are tiny flakes of paint where there shouldn't be and may even leak into the driver if you are painting an open backed headphone.
Check the paint you use too. For example you might want to use a polycarbonate/lexan paint (eg Tamiya) because it will flex. Other paints might flake a lot more easily on something like this that is being moved around a lot.
I've done a few paint jobs. My most extensive one involved painting a pair of K701s black. You definitely need to take apart the headphone first. Many light coats is much better than a few thick ones. It is a fun project and really customizes the look of your headphones. If you do a nice enough job and the color isn't too rad, you might still be able to sell them if you choose. I painted up a pair of DR150s and sold them off to a happy buyer.