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In Reply to: RE: Hope They're Better Quality Than the 550's posted by Sibelius on August 28, 2021 at 11:28:45
The stock earpads will eventually need replacing, just like many other headphone earpads will.
And when you do decide to replace them, Dekoni Audio genuine lambskin leather replacement earpads made for the AKG "K" series headphones are the way to go. Not only are they more comfortable and cooler to wear, but they last longer than the stock pads do.
These Dekoni Audio pads also do not appreciably change the sonic signature of the stock K553 MK II either, because they very much resemble the stock earpad design.
I looked for replacements at one point and couldn't find any available that fit, this was awhile ago, so if there are replacements that would be great. It's the goo from the rubber parts that I don't know how to get rid of. Anything you know of that could clean that up? I really hate to throw them in the e-waste!
Last time I looked, there were cheap "original" style replacement earpads being sold for your headphones on places like ebay. But I would not bother with those types because Dekoni Audio earpads are so much nicer - and much more durable too.
Not sure what to do about the goo, though...
I might try a product like "Goo Gone" adhesive remover, available in any hardware store. I would soak a rag in Goo Gone and rub gently at first. An old toothbrush might work also as a scrubber. Avoid soaking the drivers.
I do have some goo gone, guess it can't make it any worse! If I can clean that up I'm more than happy to get some new ear pads. I'd rather not get new "cheap" phones, I'd rather get some Stax or other lifetime ones. I know, different leagues, but I'm in a position where I could swing them now (before college tuition takes the BIG bites).
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