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For headphones like these:
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The foam at the mic and the earphone have torn off. On searching for replacements, the cost of buying a set of replacements is almost the cost of the headphone itself.
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Without the foam, sounds do not get captured well with the mic. There's a lot of what sounds like 'static'. But when I covered it with a small muslin cloth, sound was good. So at least temporarily I could use cloth for the mic, but is there a neater, more durable solution to replacing it? Something that serves the purpose that the foam was meant to (at least I could see why the foam is necessary for the mic, but for the earphone I'm assuming it's just for comfort). Any easily available material that's as good or better than using that flimsy foam that easily tears off?

  • I've just browsed on that shopping site and foam covers look considerably cheaper than the whole headset (foam type). While you are at it, buy a pack of 10. I also saw a 4-pair pack for only 3 GBP including postage. – Weather Vane Sep 13 at 19:06
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    "just for comfort" - that being probably the most important aspect of something you wear for hours and hours on end – Caius Jard Sep 14 at 15:25
  • I'm not downplaying the need for comfort. I'm just saying it had no other function other than comfort...therefore, it could perhaps be replaced by some other more durable material. The fact that the foam is so nondurable makes me wonder if foam was used as planned obsolescence. – Nav Sep 15 at 16:51
  • You can also buy "durable fabric washable earphone covers". You say comfort is their only purpose, by earphones get manky too. – Weather Vane 2 days ago

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