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Old 03-09-2014, 06:25 PM   #61
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Not sure if I would trust active noise cancelling as primary protection. They are only good when used together with noise isolation. Noise isolation is king for actual protection. I am not sure how you are able to hack a pair without destroying the insulations. Care to share your method?

I just ripped the headband and can backs off. They line up perfectly and the foam speaker surround presses on my ears perfectly. My helmet fits tight round my ears so I get a complete seal around my ears without pinching and too much pressure. I got lucky with the pair of phones I ripped apart and it just worked out.

It works so good that when my battery dies I'm constantly looking around for the Harley and then I realize, oh yeah, that's me!

I self test my hearing pretty often and this setup hasn't failed me yet. Before I would get to a gig and have to put ear plugs in for 20-30 mins to gain some key 600, 2k, 4k, 8k freqs back. Of course those are all common feedback freqs so it was a career killer. I can get off the bike after a 300 mile ride and walk right up to FOH and tune a PA flat with my setup now.
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That's pretty nice. What helmet/headphone combo did you used?
Cheap G-Max with 14 vents. Great in summer, sucks in winter, lots of wind.

I couldnt even tell you what brand the headphones are. They came in a pile of drum gear and have been in modded for 2 years now..
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man, you guys must have some sensitive ears. I havent had the need to use plugs.. ever.
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man, you guys must have some sensitive ears. I havent had the need to use plugs.. ever.
Download a hearing test app. Test your hearing with buds. GO ride for an hour at speed. Test Again. You will see the change. It wont be alot if you have a good helmet but there will be loss in atleast 1 freq. range. Those little losses come back but over time come back less till you have little holes in your range of hearing. It takes 20-30 years but an once of prevention now keeps you from having hearing aids in your 60-70s.
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man, you guys must have some sensitive ears. I havent had the need to use plugs.. ever.



If your signature is correct, 6-8 months experience, Honda Shadow 600 and XR50, you might want to "listen" to the more experienced riders...while you still can. Regardless of what you think, you WILL lose your hearing.
Your ears; do what you want.
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I used to use the dispoasable ones all the time. But got out of the habbit of putting them in.

I used them again this morning thanks to this thread... Fogot how much of a differance they make
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Has anyone used some like these before?

http://www.plugfones.com/product/plu...lug-earphones/

rated for 25dB reduction, and inexpensive to the point of being practically disposable (if you have to replace every couple of months)
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man, you guys must have some sensitive ears. I havent had the need to use plugs.. ever.
I use em everytime I ride. Makes a world of a difference...especially on LONG rides.
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Maybe mine is just destroyed from music long before I rode. Lol
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Once I started riding with ear plugs I could never go back. It is so much more comfortable. Besides the fact that you are killing your hearing if you are at highway speeds for long distances with no ear protection.
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I'm sure some researchers have done studies on this sort of stuff, but I feel more "situationally aware" with a good set of earplugs. I could almost swear I "hear" better too, without all that constant bombardment of loud noise at highway speeds.
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Anyone tried Beezwax based ear plugs like these? https://earplugsonline.com/
Nope but I have tried some stay soft silicone that had herb extracts to help with Tinnitus. Helped on an ear infection but silicone is toxic and proven to shrink your ....so I dont use them much.
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I'm sure some researchers have done studies on this sort of stuff, but I feel more "situationally aware" with a good set of earplugs. I could almost swear I "hear" better too, without all that constant bombardment of loud noise at highway speeds.
you can say it until you're blue in the face....and you'll still have naysayers. Do what's best for you...I choose to try and keep my hearing around....save that loud stuff for concerts and such.
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My skull candy ear buds block just enough bs noise
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I find the foam ones fall out. Plastic one work best for me, just lick them first before inserting. Get them from Academy at the shooting accessories rack. db reduction figures are printed on the packet. db scale is logarithmic so a difference of a couple of db is worth a lot.

Also, if your exhaust can is noisy re-pack it...
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Everyone I know with Tinnitus is like me, just a single loud event turns the ringing up to 11 permanently. So, it just gets worse. Maybe you get used to the new louder ringing in your ears that sometimes sounds like crickets. That takes (again) a few months, then something else.
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