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Headphone care

Discussion in 'Electronic Music Producers Forum' started by Deus, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Deus

    Deus TRIBE Member

    I have a pair of AKG headphones that I've had now for 5 or 6 years. The padding around the earpieces is starting to crack and flake. It seems that it needs some conditioning/moisturizing.

    What can I do to prevent the cracking? Is there a product or can I replace the padding?
  2. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    my akg phones came with set pairs of ear cushions. but after 5 years you probably don't have that 2nd pair any more...hmm...thinking outside the box, you could always use an inexpensive skin moisturizer....? replacements are definitely out there for sale though
  3. Deus

    Deus TRIBE Member

    I was thinking of using a hand moisturizer too! :)

    It's good to hear that replacements are available. I will look into it. Thanks!
  4. DoubleDown

    DoubleDown TRIBE Member

    Wont 100% absorb and will leave a small greese film or hard film depending on the product.

    Use Leather Conditioner... but even better... vinyl conditioner. Canadian Tire Auto section.
  5. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    you could always armour-all your ears before and after every use :p :p
  6. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    ....it puts the lotion on its skin....

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