March 30, 2020 • Adam @ Wicked Cushions

How To Replace SteelSeries Arctis Ear Pads 

For years people have been throwing money at new headphones when their current ear pads wear out, that ends today.

Look, you’re training to play league of legends in the LCS, or Overwatch in the Overwatch League, you put in hours of game time, chatting with friends, destroying nexuses, eliminating enemies… Eventually your body’s oils, sweat, skin cells; they get into your headset ear pads and they break down. You cant wear the same headset forever, the ear pads become soft and mushy, your head hurts, your performance goes down, and your dreams of replacing Bjergsen on TSM dwindle away…

At Wicked Cushions we say “hell no” to crushed dreams. We are here to help you up your game, focus on what’s important, and save a bundle of cash at the same time. Instead of spending 170$ on a new gaming headset, let us show you how to replace your old damaged Steelseries Arctis 7 Ear Pads with some Wicked new and upgraded Steelseries Arctis 7 replacement Ear Pads.

We know what everyone experiences after prolonged use of their ear pads, so we don’t just offer quicky replacements. We’ve improved the comfort, sound, and durability of our SteelSeries Arctis 7 replacement ear pads by increasing the thickness, enlarging the inner opening, reinforcing the inside stitching, and using higher grade memory foam than the original pads. Trust us, and soon enough you’ll be on stage high fiving your teammates as you hoist the LCS trophy...

Ready to give it a go? Let’s walk through replacing your Ear Pads together!

Stage 1 - Eliminate your old ear pads🔫.

Hold the earpad with two fingers from within, and slowly pull it out of its socket. Make sure to remove both sides before moving on. Don’t you wish reaching challenger was this simple?!?

Stage 2 - Know where you are on the map at all times🗺️! 

While there is no set left or right ear pad, our replacement Arctis 7 ear pads do have a top and bottom. Look for the seam on the ear pad and you’ve found your bottom, make sure you do this for both the left and right ear pad for a clean install.

Stage 3 - Engage the enemy 👾!

Time to show your headset whos in charge. Let’s get suited up with your new Steelseries Arctis 7 ear pads! Grab your earpad comfortably with your pointer finger inside the ear pad so you can direct it easily. You’re going to start from the top by inserting the backside lip of the ear pad into the slot on the headset. Once a part of the backside lip is on the inside, you need to stretch the rest of the ear pad around the headset cup and the rest of the backside lip will follow into the slot. Once it is on completely twist the ear pad a bit to secure it in place. Make sure to repeat all these steps for both ear pads…

Just like that, you’re done, your headset won’t know what hit it… But you’ll know exactly what happened. You just jumped from Iron to Masters in 5 minutes.

Full Video: How to Replace Your SteelSeries Arctis Ear Pads

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Check out the video we made for detailed step by step instructions.