The earpads for my headphones (Sony MDR-7506) are almost gone after 3 years of daily usage. They are dissolving . Not only it's not safe, it damages the audio quality and it's not safe as pieces fall off and might get in say food or drinks I have near me. Time for action! Early this year I ordered a pair of replacements from a third party. Very cheap, like 5 euros or something, but from a company I have heard before. I received them and did NOT try them for reasons I don't know. A couple of days ago I said enough is enough and I decided to swap in the new ones. Very nice blue color too! From the first few hours this proved a bad purchase. I don't know how it is possible, but the new earpads make my ears HURT. A lot. Painful. I tried to get used to them, but by last night I decided I rather not be in pain. I removed the new ones and put back the old ones. I am lucky I didn't throw them away, but kept them in the packaging of the new ones. I thought I will get a couple more weeks out of them till I see what to do. So, again last night, I decided to order the official replacements. Not for 5 Euros, but for 30 total including shipping. Almost 1/3 of the money I spent to buy the headphones new (on sale). Too much money, but what can I do? Few minutes ago I received a phone call from the shop. They called to clarify I didn't make any mistake in the order. I ordered 1 PIECE. Not a pair. ONE PIECE. The information is in the store/product page, but somehow it didn't register in my brain. So if I wanted to continue and purchase a second piece, to have a pair, then I would need to spend about 60 euros. 2/3 of the price of the headphones. First of all, bravo to the shop for calling me. Second, I cancelled the order. I refuse to pay so much money for two small pieces of cheap FOAM. Yes it is foam, I can see it in all its yellow glory. So, not only the pads are poorly made, Sony asks for a stupid price for them too. Fuck off. I am now looking to buy new headphones, not Sony. Even if I end up paying more money.