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Old 10-06-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Ear plugs

I've got some of the cheap foamy ones that come 20 or so to a box. Don't like 'em.

Anybody do a custom pair? Where did you get them? How much? Any places in Houston, or is everything online?
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:41 PM   #2
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Go to CVS or Walgreens.. go to their earplugs..

Get a pack of 8 or 10 of the Silicone ones...

You're welcome they are the best stuff eva.. waterproof ect.. Just roll them into a ball and then stick them in your ears.. they mold into your ear for a perfect fit every time.
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I've got some of the cheap foamy ones that come 20 or so to a box. Don't like 'em.

Anybody do a custom pair? Where did you get them? How much? Any places in Houston, or is everything online?
I've got custom ones, they're good but I'm still working out the kinks with the audiologist. You pay up front and then they keep tweaking them to get the fit right. I'll let you know how good they are and if I'd recommend them when I'm done. So far they are good but the fit isn't quite right (they let in a little too much noise at the lower db range but my next set should fix that).
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Go to Academy and go into the hunting section, there are some gel ones for $1.99 under the brand name Radians.

Used them the last 3 TD's I did, and loved them, did not fall out once.
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Radians custom plugs work good and easy to mold into your ears, just follow the instructions. I found some on Ebay and bought two sets, one red for right ear and one blue for left. Used half of each set and molded them around ear buds for my MP3 player. Don't budge at all when I put on my helmet and easy to remove, just pull down on your earlob.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:44 PM   #6
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I use these:

http://www.earplugstore.com/ear-soft...Ride Smart-corded.html

These grip very well and are cheap when you buy in bulk.
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I use the CVS brand foamies and they work great. The trick is getting them in correctly, if you're not pulling your ear and opening your mouth as you do it it ain't gonna go in right.
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I have a custom set I had made at the High Caliber gun show. The guy shows up to both the GRB and the Pasadena Convention center, but only for the High Caliber...not "The Real Gun Show." $40 a pair and done in about 20 minutes. They work great. I ride a cruiser with no windshield, so I get constantly buffeted. It is night and day difference with and without them.
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howard leight airsoft earplugs p1  0

Howard Leight Airsoft® Multiple-Use Earplugs from Academy. For me they're much easier to insert than foam plugs
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i think surefire makes noise canceling ear buds. my shootin gbuddies say they work well.
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I use the CVS brand foamies and they work great. The trick is getting them in correctly, if you're not pulling your ear and opening your mouth as you do it it ain't gonna go in right.
This 100 times over. Most people just don't know how to put them in properly. I used to do it wrong as well. My father-in-law, plant safety manager, saw me putting them in one day and set me straight on doing it right. The plugs work so much better when you actually use them correctly.
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I've got custom ones, they're good but I'm still working out the kinks with the audiologist. You pay up front and then they keep tweaking them to get the fit right. I'll let you know how good they are and if I'd recommend them when I'm done. So far they are good but the fit isn't quite right (they let in a little too much noise at the lower db range but my next set should fix that).
Peregrine, now that you've had these a while, would you offer your opinion on the cost/benefit of going custom?

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go to Wal-Mart or one of the big outdoor stores and look for their do-it-yourself custom mold kits that you can buy for about $20.

Just make sure your ear canal is clean before you start so you get a good fit.
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This is what I use, best sound around and they do not budge and have the noise canceling for any road/wind noise as well.
http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/...ones/index.jsp

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Those look slick. I'm just tired of the foam plugs and I'm looking for something more permanent.

$99 for noise cancelling? That's a steal...
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but down to what DB?

i bought some semi-permenant earplugs for the range and for riding after reading some good reviews and a buddy had em

turns out they were only 24db reduction, foam ones are usually 32, some 33db

http://www.surefire.com/EP3-Sonic-Defenders

every increase in 1db is 2x the sound.

suffice to say, i'm still wering foamies.
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