Originally Posted by loverslane
Those old headphones, what are they?
I don't want to say. They were a major brand, and originally were priced at around $200. It wasn't just the earpads that degraded though, but the headband. All the rubber on it became a sticky mess. I had something similar happen to new high quality lightweight walking shoes with rubber soles. After around 10 years sitting in the box new, when I took them out to use them they were trash. The rubber soles kept sticking to the floor.