Replacement Earpads Pair for RS 160 / RS 170 / HDR 160 / HDR 170
OP - RS 160, RS 170
Leatherette ear cushion (1 pair), including mounting plate suitable for: RS 160, RS 170, HDR 160, HDR 170.
I love the fact that I can replace the ear cushions on my RS 170s when they wear out, and not forced to buy a whole new pair of headsets. I have my RS 170s for 4 years now and I had no issues with the ear cushions. I bought replacements because the mounting tabs on one ear cushion broke due to 4 years of normal wear and tear. I take care of my audio equipment, so I don't understand how other users complain that the mounting tabs are badly designed and break frequently. But I digress.
It would be a little easier to sell earpads if the price were lowered to $20.00 a pair or even lower.
Design flaw that the customer pays for
First off, the tabs on the plastic earpiece break way too easily. I've lost track of how many I've purchased over five years between my RS 160's and RS 180's, but it's at LEAST five? or six? replacement earpiece's now. When I contacted Sennheiser to complain about the poor design I was told they were breaking due to my being too forceful. That's a joke. No matter how careful you are with these when spinning them off, they will break easily. This is nothing more than a design flaw and a ripoff to have to keep replacing them at $32 a pop.