I didn’t use my Sennheiser MM 500 for long time but resurrected them a few days ago to compare these to my headset provided by my employer. I realized a weird cracking in the left ear which reminded me why I didn’t use these pairs for a long time. I decided to figure out what exactly causes the sound issue. After taking away the ear foam there is a mesh which also have to be dismantled. I checked the speakers and realized two plastic parts. After a little bit search I identified the small high tone speaker on top of the main speaker. The seat wall where it is pressed in is broken – on both sides. The mic still sits great there. After gently pulling out the broken plastic parts the headset is working like on day one… Give it a try if you own a pair of these, it is worth it.
What a mess. For years I had the nice counter plugin installed called GADWP. A few weeks ago the vendor decided to change their product and rebrand it to exact metrics.
The result was that the counter plugin is not working anymore and the whole plugin is broken…
found this blog and a super nice explanation what went wrong. Wasted!