DIY - Replace your Logitech Premium Notebook Headset foam ear pads

So, I’m the proud owner of a set of a Logitech Premium Notebook Headset. I purchased these headphones a fair while ago - around 2 years - and just like any set of headphones, the foam ear pads deteriorated away when I took them out to use them after a long spell in storage. Usually, this wouldn’t be a problem if it were a set of headphones that used a standard shaped ear pad — just buy some replacement foam pages and put them on. These headphones aren’t so, with the shape being more like a D shape rather than an oval or circle.

Now, Googling around lead me to find posts like this discussing that Logitech don’t sell replacement pads. That post’s pretty old but it’s still relevant, since I can’t find anywhere that mentions a solution. People might want to give up and buy another set, but I for one am not going to settle for letting a $60 pair of headphones go to waste for such a trivial reason. In addition, looking around on eBay for cheap replacement foam pads meant it was circular pads or bust. Hmm.  This post covers how to quickly and cheaply replace your pads!

The short answer is to buy this or similar:— it’s a 4.5cm-diameter (45mm) black foam pad, with a good amount of depth to it (for stretching). Buy this, and replace your pads. Problem solved for a mere $2 including shipping (give or take)..and I got 4 pairs of pads.  For a more detailed outline, read on.

So, my solution is simply buy a suitably sized set of circular pads, and I have a very good feeling this is what Logitech use. Measuring up my ear speaker housing on the headphones, I approximated the shape to be an oval. Thanks to the fact foam has a bit of flexibility and give, I figured that you can “squish” a circular pad, and have it almost form the right shape. Using some maths, I calculated what sort of circle size could be squashed to result in a correctly-sized oval (eg reduce height to increase width) and the answer is a 4.5cm (45mm) foam pad.

I’ve since discarded my actual working out, but my working depended on the axiom that the foam pad’s area (in a 2D plane) remains constant when being squished.  Whether my theory and calculations were perfect, I don’t know, but I do know that I bought that given item from eBay, and with the tiniest amount of manipulation, the pads slipped on and my headphones are perfect.  The fit is nice and snug; seemingly, I won’t need glue to keep them on.  Yay for maths in the real world!

The item mentioned above has sold and I’m not sure if the seller has any more (or will have in 2 years when I need more pads!).  In any case, as long as the pads are that diameter, and have a decent depth/height to them (eg will fit around the earphones and be held in place), then you should be fine.

Good luck fixing your headsets.

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