Replacement Pads For Sony’s MDR-V6 Headphones

I love my oversize Sony MDR-V6 headphones to death. I wear these things at least 8 hours every single work day. They’re over my ears on my commute in to work, all day while I’m at my computer, and on my ride back home. One would expect the pads to slowly breakdown after almost 2.5 years of heavy use. So I finally broke down and ordered replacement headphone pads.

Amazon has them for about $7 per pad. A little expensive for a round piece of foam but for something that sounds so good and is super comfortable, it’s a small price to pay. Before these I bought a pair of knock-off replacement pads for the low, low price of $4.65. They fit as advertised but after only 4 hours of wearing them, my ears were throbbing. The material was not as soft and a bit smaller so it would actually press against my ears. I ended up going back to the old, falling apart pads.

The moral of the story is if you need to replace something that you use all day everyday, don’t cheap out. At least, in this instance, your ears will thank you.


4 Responses to “ Replacement Pads For Sony’s MDR-V6 Headphones ”

  1. I ordered a pair of cushions off ebay they are about 1/2 inch too small they were about the same price you paid for your knock offs haha. Are the Amazon cushions as great as the originals? I love my mdrv6 cushions but they leave bits of matierial everywhere

  2. The ones from Amazon are from Sony and are a complete replacement to the originals. They fit perfectly. It’s so much better having proper headphone cushions again. Some people seem to really like these Beyerdynamic Velour replacement pads but I have not tried them.

  3. Hi Russell! Nice post. I’m impressed by how heavily you’ve used the headphones, but is it still comfortable for 8-hour usage daily?

  4. They are still super comfortable after all day use. The ear pads wear out eventually and need to be replaced every year to year and half for me but I barely notice they are on my ears since they fit over the ear.

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