March 31, 2020 • Adam @ Wicked Cushions
How to replace ear pads on Bose QuietComfort 35 🎧
Spending hundreds of dollars on an expensive pair of new headphones isn’t your best option any longer. Its time to learn how to replace Bose QuietComfort 35 ear pads and SAVE 💰💰💰💰💰!
Life is changing fast, and you best keep up. There was a time when products were controlled by giant corporations, and we the consumers simply had to follow their lead. Well, we’ve flipped that notion on its head, and over the last few years we have broken Bose’s chokehold on the headphone market. Your BOSE QC35 headphones’ life can be extended for about $20 and 10 minutes of your time.
If that’s not an amazing deal, tell me what is?!?.
In this post we are going to walk you through step by step as you learn how to replace Bose qc35 ear pads yourself.
Step 1 - Kick the waste to the curb 🗑️
Wondering how to remove qc35 ear pads? Wonder no more. Simply hold the ear pad with 2 fingers from the inside of the pad and pull to the opposite side. If its the first time you are removing your ear pads, it might be a little harder than it seems from the clip below, just be gentle till you hear the clicking sound which releases the ear pad. I promise - they are meant to be removed, they are simply attached by small plastic clips on the back of the ear pad. Be strong and rock on my friend.
Step 2 - Replace your screen mats 🥰!
While not necessary, if you have used your QC35 headphones for a while, treat them right and replace the Left and Right screen mats with the ones we provided. Simply remove the old ones by pulling them off the headset, they are stuck on there with a light adhesive. No damage will occur to the electronics during this process. Then take the new screens, and stick them right where you removed the old ones. Make sure to use the correct L AND R mat on the correct Left and right headphone cup.
Step 3 - Time to refresh and replace✨!
A simple reminder - the way the ear pads are held in place on the Bose QC 35 headphones is with little plastic hooks on the back of the pad which lock into inserts on the headset itself. Starting from the top of the ear pad, you simply need to get all ten hooks on the back of the ear pad to click into the headset, you’ll know it’s done when you see the ear pad flush with the headset. Listen for the satisfying clicking sound each time a hook inserts correctly into the headset. It might take one or two tries, just read through our instructions or watch our hands-on video and you should have no trouble at all. Make sure to repeat the entire process for both sides of the headphones!
That’s it, just like that you learned how to replace Bose Qc35 Ear Pads like a pro. Your headphones will thank you later, I promise.
Full Video: How to Replace Your Bose QC35 Ear Pads
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