Cleaning Sony WH-1000xm3 Headphones

Hi Ozbargainers,

I have been eyeing on the Sony Wh-1000xm3 for quite some time now and have decided to get them next week. However, I’ve read a comment under a deal that their ear pads are not user-replaceable so I would like to ask:
1. What’s the most efficient way of cleaning these headphones as I plan to keep them for a long period of time
2. If there are replacement ear pads and you are currently using them, could you please recommend any?

Huge thanks to anyone who could help!

Regards.

Comments

  • Cleaning them I just use a glasses wipes (as we have a huge Costco box). I would not use it on the leather bit - damp cloth only or baby wipe.

    You can buy third party replacements

    https://www.amazon.com/Dekoni-Replacement-Earpads-WH1000Xm3-...

    Annoying you cant get them from Sony as a part

    • Thanks a lot for the suggestions and link for those replacement pads. Cheers! Yes, it is annoying that Sony can’t provide those pads :(

  • Not really a big issue unless you spill something on it.

    Just use wipes or a damp cloth. I wouldn't do it often though.

  • I've got some disinfectant wipes that I've used on the ear pads about half a dozen times or so, it hasn't made them deteriorate yet. Mine do get a bit of sweat on them when I use them when gardening, walking the dog etc. I also leave them out of the case to air them out.

    • Seems like most people recommend disinfectant wipes so Il will definitely get them ASAP. It’s probably best for me to follow your suggestion of airing them out too. Thanks :)

  • The pads are replaceable but are a pain. They are held in with clips so you will need to take care when replacing them. Ear pads cost around $33

    • Pretty expensive for ear pads too ngl. I’ll probably follow the suggestions above and clean them using wipes and a damp cloth until they are really damaged I guess. Anyways, thanks a lot :)

  • So using wipes once a week should be plenty right , just got a pair . Dont want to overdo it . Cheers !!!.