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Old 08-26-2013, 05:35 AM   #21
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:23 AM   #22
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I wear some old skull candy ear buds as well, turn the music down low so I can her it but it is not deafening, and the rubber insert of the bud keeps the wind noise down.
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Disposables, and I buy them in in bulk. I can't imagine riding without them now. Eventually I'll get custom molded ones, but these are just easier.
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I use aearo Ear Classic disposable plugs...
by them in 200 count boxes (200 pairs).
Then i put a few spares in my pocket and do not worry about losing them.
Trackdays and races I usually take an extra dozen or so sets with me in case other folks forget theirs.
I usually buy them from places like Grainger or uline safety supply.
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Think I need to start wearing earplugs to save my ears down the road. Even with the full face helmet, there is still ample noise from wind.

I was looking for something that I can clean and reuse instead of using a lot of the disposable ones and found this, the #1 selling item in ear protection:

Amazon.com: Etymotic Research ER20 ETY-Plugs Hearing Protection Earplugs, Standard Fit, Clear Stem with Blue Tip (Light Blue): Health & Personal Care

Went ahead and ordered a pair. Comes with case as well, which is nice. Only drawback is that it lowers noise by 12 dB, while the earplugs lower noise by ~29 dB.

If you guys have any suggestions, fire away please.

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I like Radian's moldable ear plugs. Only $10 from Academy. Two part system that you knead together and let it harden while in your ear. I put a pair of $20 headphones in them too and it works great. Custom noise cancelling headphones for $30.

http://www.howtogeek.com/57481/how-t...-ear-monitors/

You can place the headphones in the material before you put it in your ear so you don't have to cut a hole afterwards.
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I like Radian's moldable ear plugs. Only $10 from Academy. Two part system that you knead together and let it harden while in your ear. I put a pair of $20 headphones in them too and it works great. Custom noise cancelling headphones for $30.

http://www.howtogeek.com/57481/how-t...-ear-monitors/

You can place the headphones in the material before you put it in your ear so you don't have to cut a hole afterwards.
That's pretty cool. Didn't realize the DIY moldable plugs were that cheap. I may have to try those out. Thanks for the links.
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those DiY and gun show earplugs have no exact rating, do many times the disposable are better in terms of noise reduction
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I have these laser lite that I got off ebay. very comfy

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The highest NRR rating for earplugs is 33 and the laser lite are rated at 32.
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I like Radian's moldable ear plugs. Only $10 from Academy. Two part system that you knead together and let it harden while in your ear. I put a pair of $20 headphones in them too and it works great. Custom noise cancelling headphones for $30.

http://www.howtogeek.com/57481/how-t...-ear-monitors/

You can place the headphones in the material before you put it in your ear so you don't have to cut a hole afterwards.
Im gonna have to check those out forsure
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I mainly listen to music when riding but if I don't, I use these moldable ear plugs.

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those DiY and gun show earplugs have no exact rating, do many times the disposable are better in terms of noise reduction
If you properly place a disposable one in there it does work better in terms of noise reduction. But if you like to listen to music, there is no better value than DIY kit mated to some headphones. Even if you don't like the level of noise cancellation from the DIY kit with headphones they are still great for things like mowing the yard. Don't have to ruin your eardrums trying to hear the music over the mower. Also great if you work in a noisy environment. I use them to listen to music zone out on work that requires a lot of concentration, especially if other people are in the room talking or if you are working at home and have kiddos running around.

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Try these - Quality earplugs by Husqvarna
Wear 'm once and you'll never need earplugs again.
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I ended up purchasing these Surefire EP4 sonic defender ear plugs and have been using them for the past few days. The triple stem gives it a good seal and these are very comfortable to ride with. I keep them in the plastic case that it comes with:

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Spec'ed to reduce 24 dB. I ride with the holes plugged in. You can still hear everything around, but it's dampened and everything sounds more soft.

Don't know how I rode without wearing them. Not only does it reduce the noise, but allows me to focus better on the road.

~$12 on Amazon. There's a size chart on there.
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I like Radian's moldable ear plugs. Only $10 from Academy. Two part system that you knead together and let it harden while in your ear.
I bought some and made a pair today. It's easy to do and of course it's a custom fit.

One problem. So I put on one of my helmets, a Scorpion EXO-400, with the ear plugs to try them out. Everything was fine until I tried to remove the helmet. It's a snug fit and when I start to lift the helmet, the ear plugs slide out a bit and into the void in the padding next to my ears. So part of the plugs are "locked" in my ears and the outside part of the plugs are "locked" into the padding which keeps me from removing my helmet. Basically I just had to suck it up and use extra force to remove my helmet. It was slightly uncomfortable
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Ive been wearing disposable ear plugs for years but recently found these. With my ipod turned off they provide the same protection at earpluds plus I can listen to music too. Best of both worlds.
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Just a thought on earplugs and noise. I work at the airport, a pretty high noise environment, as you might guess, so we get training annually about noise and hearing etc.
Without getting too sciencey about it, our bodies have a natural reaction to loud noises. In the natural world loud noise usually means danger. Consequently our bodies react to that by gearing up to be ready to respond to that perceived threat.

If you don't ride with earplugs, you don't realize how tense you really are. If you will try wearing earplugs you will find that your ride is more relaxing and enjoyable. You will be able to focus better on what you are doing.

Of course the main benefit is saving your hearing because sustained wind noise IS very bad for your hearing.
I know, I know, you're young and it's easy to say, "screw it, it don't bother me" but someday if you live through your youth, you will be glad that your ears don't ring all the time and you can hear what your kids are saying to you. It gets really old saying, "What"? when people talk to you.
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I have been using them for over a year. Surefire were the best I found. You can hear conversations at the same time drown out exhaust sounds, etc...

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I ended up purchasing these Surefire EP4 sonic defender ear plugs and have been using them for the past few days. The triple stem gives it a good seal and these are very comfortable to ride with. I keep them in the plastic case that it comes with:

1znajjq

Spec'ed to reduce 24 dB. I ride with the holes plugged in. You can still hear everything around, but it's dampened and everything sounds more soft.

Don't know how I rode without wearing them. Not only does it reduce the noise, but allows me to focus better on the road.

~$12 on Amazon. There's a size chart on there.
< 1 inch concha = small
1 inch concha = medium (majority of people)
> 1 inch concha = large

Amazon.com: Ear Pro By Surefire 4 Sonic Defender Ear Plugs (1-Pair) Black, Medium: Sports & Outdoors
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