[CQ-Contest] Yamaha CM500 headphones flaking apart

jimk8mr at aol.com jimk8mr at aol.com
Tue Nov 17 15:08:59 EST 2020

The cloth covers for the Heil ProSet will cover the deteriorating vinyl on the CM500. You may need a small safety pin to tuck in the extra cloth to fit the CM500.

73  -  Jim  K8MR

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Smith VE9AA <ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca>
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Sent: Tue, Nov 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Yamaha CM500 headphones flaking apart

It's too late now..I've just pulled the Amazon trigger on some replacement
earpads which I *hope* will fit, but what have you all done to remedy what
is apparently a cheap vinyl faux-leather & foam that flakes apart after just
a few short years (6) of ownership?


I don't really want to buy another pair of new CM500's (Now
$87+tax+shipping) next time the earpads go bad.


Are you using material covers?  Buying velour? Cheap Koss UR40 replacement
pads? or something else?


I love these things..lightweight..good transmit audio...good earphone sound
and perhaps best of all, don't seem to "squoosh my head" during a long


Mike VE9AA


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