Over time your earpads will wear down and will need to be replaced for comfort and performance. ‘When’ you need to replace them differs from person to person. Using alcohol-based hair products and make-up can wear down the earpads prematurely. Exposure to excessive heat or fluid and oils can also wear down synthetic leather earpads. All of Audio-Technica on-ear and over-ear headphones have replaceable earpads. Some are available to purchase on the website. If you cannot find your model, please contact Service & Repairs: [email protected].