After 5+ years of using these continually award-winning $120 headphones, the covering on the ear pads we’re starting to flake off and leave little black flakes around. A common problem. At under $7/each – and designed for easy replacement – getting replacement earpads was considerably cheaper than getting a new set of headphones. Finding replacement pads, however, was somewhat difficult. People had 3rd party pads, but the last replacement set I bought previously didn’t last much more than a year. I went to Sony’s store, but didn’t have much luck finding them on their parts site. Anyway, jumped on chat and got the skinny:
Once you’re there, please choose any of the items below (remote, adapter, etc). Then it will lead you to a new page and on the upper right hand there is a search box in which you can enter a search by part number. Enter the part number and on the drop down menu, please choose “part number”.
Sony part number: 211566803
MDR-V6 headphone replacement ear pads – 211566803
They’ll show up as super-generic: PAD, EAR, but should be what you need. Or at least I hope, since I just ordered them. 🙂