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Earplug Recommendations - March 1, 2007, 06:43 AM

Looking for a pair of reusable. Read all the threads on the subject, but no one actually recommended a pair.

http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/

or if anyone knows a closer one in Woodbridge. Do the ones that music stores sell are good enough for wind noise?


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March 1, 2007, 06:48 AM

Tony (Archangelracerx) tells me to wear earplugs but if I do that then I can hear myself singing and I'd rather hear the noise inside the helmet than my own voice!


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I wear shooter's plugs - they last a long time since you can clean them, and they cut down a lot on wind noise without making you deaf to important sounds.


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March 1, 2007, 06:59 AM

I like these. They are cheap, washable, and comfortable. I don't use the insert.

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March 1, 2007, 07:15 AM

just buy the big box of throw away ones from lowes or home depot or walmart. they work good at the track. its like $20 for like 500 of them.
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just buy the big box of throw away ones from lowes or home depot or walmart. they work good at the track. its like $20 for like 500 of them.



Sonar concurs. Big box of cheapies. They get dirty..pitch em. You lose one? Who cares...grab another pack.


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just buy the big box of throw away ones from lowes or home depot or walmart. they work good at the track. its like $20 for like 500 of them.
Fru,

I like the little tube of heros to supliment though, I keep it in the trunk of the bonk, that way I always have a few with me.


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just buy the big box of throw away ones from lowes or home depot or walmart. they work good at the track. its like $20 for like 500 of them.
sure they work at the track. Try riding for 10 to 16 hours a day for 4 days. Your opinion will change about the cheap ones. There is nothing worse than pain in your ears while riding.
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must be a personal thing. I've never had this pain you speak of.


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must be a personal thing. I've never had this pain you speak of.
Maybe. I notice it more with some of the cheaper high pressure models. Of the foam style I prefer the Howard Leigh brand MAX. I can wear them all day. Again, I like the Hearos because they are washable and comfortable.
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March 1, 2007, 08:06 AM

I wear the throw away foam type. I usually buy packs of 50 0r 100 at a time when I go get gun stuff.

I don't use them for shooting because i don't think they give you enough protection against loud percussions.

I do recommend them on a bike, not just for comfort, but because they don't block out all the noise, they just tone it down. I still want to be able to hear sirens and be alert to my surroundings.

Sidebar: Even if you don't have a loud bike, I recommend you try earplugs just once to see if it makes your riding comfort level higher. You might be suprised at the wind and small humm noises it eliminates. The throw away ones are cheap so you really have nothing to loose and you can get them at CVS & RiteAide.


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I wear shooter's plugs - they last a long time since you can clean them, and they cut down a lot on wind noise without making you deaf to important sounds.
I wear my shooter's plugs, too. They work pretty well and are wicked cheap to replace. Sides, it would be a bit silly to buy plugs for riding and a separate set of plugs for shooting.
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Surprisingly comfortable too...


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March 1, 2007, 10:27 AM

I used a few different types. In the past I used the foam kind and pitched them when they got dirty. I found the foam pressing in my ear started to get uncomfortable after about 30 minutes. So I switched to something I got in my local bike shop. Those were better, but still pretty much a foam design and after a time would give you a headache. My most recent pair came from the DC bike show. They inject your ear with silicone to custom form them. The right is marked so know which is which. They were about $65. I can't say I've used them enough but the initial feel is that they're MUCH more comfortable.

The sound reduction is like you put your fingers in your ears. They seem easy to clean too. Bonus: They come in a little plastic case like a small retainer case for storage.
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March 1, 2007, 10:36 AM

I was actually looking at these.

http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/almonasomoea.html



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