How to prolong the life of your headphones

How to care for earpads for headphones

To prolong the life of your headphones and ensure optimal performance, here are some care tips you can follow:

  • Storage: Store your headphones in a clean and safe place, using a case or pouch to protect them from dust, moisture, and physical damage.
  • Gentle Handling: Handle your headphones with care, avoiding excessive pulling, twisting, or bending of the headband or cables.
  • Regular Cleaning: Clean your earpads regularly to remove dirt, oils, and sweat. Use a soft, lint-free cloth slightly dampened with water to clean gently.
  • Sweat Protection: If using headphones during workouts or in humid environments, consider sweat-proof models or use sweat covers to protect the earpads.
  • Mindful Volume Control: Avoid listening at excessively high volume levels, as it can strain the headphone drivers and reduce audio quality.
  • Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Protect your headphones from exposure to extreme heat or cold.

When to replace your headphones earpads?

Following the above care tips can help prolong the lifespan of your headphones and maintain their performance over time. However, earpads will eventually wear out. Taking proper care of them can slow this process down but eventually, you will need to buy replacements. If you notice that your headphone ear pads start to look and feel old, it’s time to replace them. And we recommend getting those replacements as soon as you notice these signs of wear.

The benefits of headphone replacement pads

Replacing your headphone ear pads may seem like an inconvenient extra expense at first but it is truly worth it. The best thing you can do is invest in a great set of headphones that provides amazing sound quality, comfort, and functionality. Then, take proper care of those headphones (including the ear pads) and replace specific parts as needed. Doing this will give you years and years with the same set of headphones.


Earpad replacement is now available at Sony Store! 

The great news is, earpad replacement is now available at Sony Store. If you’re one who wants convenience, Sony Store can provide the care for you.

Promo Period: now till June 2024

Simple select 'earpad replacement', checkout via store collection and make payment online. Bring down your existing headphones to Sony Store for earpad collection and have your headphone earpad replaced without additional service cost.

By replacing the worn-out earpads, you can now give your headphones a brand new life, restoring their comfort and enhancing your listening experience. That’s way more affordable and efficient than just buying a cheap, poor quality set of headphones every few months!


The complimentary earpad replacement service is exclusively available for customers who have purchased main units from Sony Stores and Sony Store Online only.

  • Customer must purchase the earpads to be entitled for complimentary replacement service.
  • The service is limited to the replacement of earpads only and does not cover any other parts or accessories of the main unit.
  • The complimentary earpad replacement service is valid for a specific period from the date of purchase of the main unit, as specified by Sony Store. After this period, normal charges may apply for earpad replacements.
  • Customers must provide proof of purchase from Sony Store or Sony Store online, such as a valid receipt, invoice or have registered the warranty online, to be eligible for the complimentary earpad replacement service.