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Question: What type of earplugs do you use?
Foam - New one almost every time
Foam - Reuse 10+ times
Foam - Use for years!
Custom - Molded for your ear
Custom - Molded for your ear with built-in audio
Other (specify)
I don't use them!

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« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2010, 01:58:33 PM »

I have NEVER found a pre-made ear plug that works for my ears that doesn't hurt by the end of a long day.  So, I purchased a set of customs a few years back and have never looked back.  A year after I purchased my first customs, I had a custom molded w/ built-in audio made for times I need to hear the GPS or want to listen to music.  

Despite having both types, I voted Custom - Molded for your ear because that's what I use the most.  Only on days that I need to hear my GPS or want to listen to music do I use the customs with audio.  That said, I use my customs with audio three days a week at the gym with my i-Pod.   Bigok
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« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2010, 04:49:36 PM »

I buy these buy the 200 pack case

NASCAR® Moldex Spark Plugs UF Foam Ear Plugs (NRR 33)

E-A-R EarSoft Blast UF Foam Ear Plugs (NRR 33)

the moldex are firmer than the EARsofts I prefer the moldex when riding or working with power equipment

the kids prefer the softer earsofts, and if I need it really quiet @ night (hotel room etc,) I'll use the earsofts

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« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2011, 08:26:38 PM »

Custom molded ones for me.  I had surgery on one of my ears when I was a kid, so my right ear canal is shaped really weird and I can't find any foam ones that fit.  Working on getting a set of headphones put into them kinda like BLS has here.
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« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2011, 11:15:52 PM »

Howard Leight Max Greens.  Use them about 3 times and toss them.  They definitely lose their capacity to deaden sound after about the third use.
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« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2011, 04:21:34 PM »

Ok here is the tip of the day.  Go to

http://earfuze.com/store.html



for 34 dollars you can have custom molded audio ear plugs.  I have been using them for about two years.  They work great.  Cruise around the web site there is a video on how to do it.  It takes about 2 minutes.  

1. Put headphones in ear.... make sure they are where you want them and that they are comfortable.
2. mix the two compounds together
3. press the puddy into your ear covering up the headphone, and make sure you press the coumpound flat so that it does not stick out side of your ear.  (You do not want your helmet rubbing on the headphones.)
4. wait about 2 minutes while the compound firms up.
5. pull it out of your ear.
6 enjoy for years.
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« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2011, 09:55:56 PM »

I have tried various types of earplugs but cannot find anything comfortable for long periods of time. Looking into having a set of custom earplugs made. More often than not I ride without them.
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« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2011, 07:42:58 PM »

I use E-A-R Grande. They are essentially a E-A-R Classic but longer. they definately block more noise for me. Now I find out they are discontinued?!
http://www.first-aid-product.com/industrial/hearing-protection-aearo-ear-grande.htm
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« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2011, 12:38:30 AM »


Just wondering what everyone uses.


MP3 ear buds.
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« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2011, 04:23:22 AM »

   
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« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2011, 12:28:28 PM »

I'm on my second set of custom silicone earplugs, made at the booth at the International Motorcycle show.

I used to use a bulk box from Home Depot, but my ears were always irritated, even with fresh ones daily.
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« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2011, 01:39:57 AM »

I don't use earplugs, but then I don't hear very good anymore eather.
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« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2011, 02:11:31 AM »

Howard Leight LL1 Laser Lite Earplugs

I buy 'em by the 200ct box. Use them about five times, throw them away and put in a fresh pair.

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« Reply #52 on: March 23, 2011, 02:48:12 PM »


I enjoy custom molded ear plugs with tiny Sony digital speakers...
they cut 30db of wind noise and allow every note of the music through
even at low volumes... perfect...

I added a light weight Xact Sirius satellite receiver... Moozic non stop...



Well, those RC45s are pretty horrendous noise wise.....
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« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2011, 03:32:08 PM »

Etymotic ER6i... gotta have my tunes!
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« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2011, 11:07:20 AM »

Foam, 2-3 uses, then throw em out
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« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2011, 09:48:56 AM »

Haven't found anything that fits my ears better than Howard Leight - Leight Sleepers.
Yes, the pretty yellow and pink/red ones. I bought a pack of 500 pairs on Ebay
a couple of years ago for $25 shipped. Still have nearly 200 pairs left.
They're good for about 6-10 rides depending on the weather and road types
I'm riding on... and of course how many times I pull them in and out of my ears
during any given trip.
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« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2011, 12:38:13 PM »

I use skull screws (basically foam plugs with plastic handles or inserts), and buy them in industrial packaging rather than in single packs anymore.
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« Reply #57 on: July 13, 2011, 04:49:23 PM »

Just got some Etymotic hf5's and am very happy with both the sound of the music/voice I'm listening to and with the noise suppression.  I use them as earplugs (nothing playing) as well as for listening.
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« Reply #58 on: January 29, 2012, 03:25:39 PM »

I have been using custom made earbuds w/ music for years.  However, lately they have not sealed as well as they used to.  Sooooo, I tried a new route.  I am using foam earplugs (Howard Leight-Super Leights from CVS) with the Sena Bluetooth SMH-10 system that has helmet speakers and a boom mike for a full face helmet.  The earplugs have a much better db reduction AND the helmet speakers are more than loud enough to be heard clearly.  I also can ride in a group and connect by Intercom to other riders, use the phone, Pandora, MP3's, etc.

Foam earplugs and Sena, there is no substitute.....

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« Reply #59 on: January 29, 2012, 09:35:20 PM »

Right now I'm using triple flange earplugs, but as I'm typing this I have the Radian "DIY Custom earplug" kit in my ears solidifying.  Gonna give them a shot.  We'll see...

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