How to Replace a Cracked or Broken Headband on the Beats Studio Pro Headphones

Has the top piece of your Beats Studio Pro broken? If it's the piece of plastic betwixt the metal hinges, that's the headband and it's easily replaced. Check out the video below or read the written steps to see how.

🚥 Repair Difficulty:
Easy / 15-30 minutes

This is a very simple repair. Four screws and a bit of prying is all it takes.


Parts you'll need 🧰

If the tool & parts cost seems prohibitive, check out our repair catalog to see if we offer repair services for your device. If it's not listed, we don't repair it.


  • A replacement Headband (Click the link then pick the right color of headband from the drop down)
  • Scroll on the product page to "Frequently bought together" to add all the tools you need as well. 
  • Or, select your headband below if you only need the part.


Tools you'll need 🪛 
  • Strong Pry Tool (a guitar pick, or the dull side of a butter knife can also do the trick) 
  • A T5 Screwdriver


      This process is the same as for the Studio 2 wireless and Studio 3 which is why the images below may not look like your Studio Pro headphones.

      1. Unscrew the screws from both sides of the hinges

      There are four screws holding the headband into place. There are two on the bottom of each hinge. Fold the hinge inward to gain access to them. 

      Unscrewing the hinge screws


      2. Remove the broken headband

      Once you have removed all four screws, your headband should slide out from the hinges. If part of the headband has broken off inside of the hinges, you should be able to shake the hinge and have it fall out.

      ***If you previously tried gluing the headphones back together, you might need to get some tweezers or pliers to remove any plastic bits that are stuck in the hinges. If you are unable to remove them due to glue, you might need to use something like Acetone to remove the glue which will also remove the paint on the hinge and can damage the wiring if you let it get on the headphones. If you would prefer, we can usually remove the plastic, or if it comes down to it, we can replace the hinge on your headphones if you send them in by following the steps Here. 


      3. Remove the headband cushion

      Using your Pry Tool, start at one end of the rubber headband cushion and pry it away from the plastic headband. There is a plastic frame inside of the rubber cushion that uses snap connects to stay attached to the headband. Once you have one entire side removed from the headband, you should be able to easily remove the whole cushion from the headband. 

      Removing the headband cushion 

      4. Insert the new headband into the hinges

      Just make sure that the Beats logo is facing forward. You should be able to read it regularly if you are looking at the front of the headphones. 

       Aligning the headband

      5. Clip the headband cushion onto the headband

      You will need to make sure that the large main wire is centered properly in the plastic headband before attaching the headband cushion. This can take some time so put on your favorite tunes and get it just right :)

      Once it is centered, just apply pressure to the front and back of the cushion to snap it onto your headband. When done, it should look like this:

      Removing the headband cushion

      Those two rubber ends that are stick out all funny need to be put around the main wire, and tucked into the metal hinge. Fold one side of the headphones inward like so:

      Fold one side of the headphones

      Then remove the other hinge from the headband and run the wire through the inside of the two rubber flaps on the end of the headband cushion, like so:

      The rubber flaps

      Once you have the wire tucked into the rubber, slide the hinge back onto the headband and headband cushion and insert both screws into that sides hinge.

      Repeat this process for the other side of the headphones. 


      6. Get back to enjoying your gear 🤓 

      If you have any questions in regards to this repair, feel free to shoot us an email or text and we will do our best to reply to you as quickly as possible. Please inquire using our Repair Catalog if you are wondering how much a certain repair will cost. If you do not🛒 see your item in our repair catalog, it means that we do not offer repair services for it.
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