|Sony MDR-7506 with ear pad mod|
Fortunately there is a solution to this problem, and the solution lies in the Beyerdynamic EDT 250 Velour pads. These replacement pads can be found on Amazon (I will provide a link below), and are actually replacement pads for the Beyerdynamic headphones. Fortunately, the dimensions of these Beyerdynamic headphones are EXACTLY the same as the Sony MDR-V6 and 7506. The velour pads fit my Sony's as if they were designed for them, I even think they fit better than the stock pads. The velour pad mod will significantly increase the comfort and longevity of your headphones. My ears no longer get hot and sweaty after long listening sessions, and the velour material is much more soft and comfortable than the stock "pleather" Sony pads. Although the velour pads are relatively expensive for simply being ear pads (rough $25 dollars), they offer a substantial increase in comfort and longevity and honestly get rid of the only significant negative associated with the Sony MDR-V6 and 7506. These headphones are already great, and these pads make them even better.
|As you can see the Beyerdynamic cans|
have exactly the same dimensions and
looks as the Sony MDR-V6 cans (to the right)
|The velour pads on the Beyerdynamic|
head set (left) fit the MDR-V6 and 7506
perfectly due to extremely similar designs
*This mod reportedly works with the Audio Technica ATH-M50's, although I have not tried this mod myself with the M50's.