Yes, I kind of realised that I'm more of an open back headphone guy. Need better soundstage and not certainly a flat one. So never invested much. Also the chip off happened due to hot climate and less due to usage.Kind of offtopic, but M50x chipping off leather on the headband is a very common issue. You can get one of these to protect them and maintain for a long time.
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Thats what Ive been putting on my own set. Earpads can be replaced but the top band cannot be replaced.
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