I just purchased the SRH440 headphone. In the past I've had problems with other headphones with the vinyl cracking/peeling. How can I prevent this from occurring to my
Vinyl cracking/peeling often happens because of the salts/oils in human skin. These are absorbed by the vinyl over time. The severity of the cracking/peeling depends upon your personal "body chemistry."
Use a clean cloth to wipe off the earpads after each use. On occasion, gently wipe the earpads with warm water and Dawn dishwashing liquid as it cuts "grease."