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post #71 of 80 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 02:35 PM
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When I'm not wearing ear buds I wear dB Blockers from Custom Protect Ear.

https://www.protectear.com/products/db-blocker/

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I've tried various kinds and prefer the disposable foam earplugs. Just ordered a new batch from amazon. I never wear them more than 1 day before disposal, and often change them after lunch.

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Until I got my Sena head set I preferred the same ear plugs we use at work. The 3M classic plugs that expand. With my mild hearing loss and the ambient noise makes it difficult to hear my communication system. After trying different solutions I find the No Noise motorsport plugs and the Big Ear custom plugs do the job.The Big Ear plugs have the advantage as far as comfort and ease of removal. I bought them at a motorcycle show and they were made to fit in 45 min.

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When I'm not wearing ear buds I wear dB Blockers from Custom Protect Ear.

https://www.protectear.com/products/db-blocker/

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And which version do you use? These look promising, when I wear the 33db foam plugs that I like, I can barely hear my helmet speakers when they are turned all the way up. I've gotten used to it. It seems anything less than 30db for wind noise really annoys me, 6'4", even still but less, when the screen is all the way up. On those charts that protectear has, the lower freq are allowed and the higher are blocked, which I'm wondering if it is better for me. I guess the only way to find out is to take the plunge.

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Go to Walmart and buy one each of every set of earplugs they offer in the Sporting Goods (gun) department and the pharmacy. Less than $3 each for 4 or 5 pairs. Try them all, that is the only way you will know what you like is by trying some you don't like.

I like the purple ones from the pharmacy. -31 dBA.

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I can tell you what earplugs not to buy. No noice ear plugs. Decided to buy some motorcycle specific ear plugs. I choose these expensive no noise plugs that came in a cool little cylinder with a twist off cap. On a 400 mile trip these plugs became imbedded in my ear canals. It was 100 degrees outside and I was on the side of the road looking in the FJR mirrors with needle nose pliers tearing out these ear plugs piece by piece. Would of helped if these earplugs had a way for sweaty hands to pull them out. Maybe even a string like a tampon.

So now when I buy ear plugs I think about how I'm gonna take them out before I buy.
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I can tell you what earplugs not to buy. No noice ear plugs. Decided to buy some motorcycle specific ear plugs. I choose these expensive no noise plugs that came in a cool little cylinder with a twist off cap. On a 400 mile trip these plugs became imbedded in my ear canals. It was 100 degrees outside and I was on the side of the road looking in the FJR mirrors with needle nose pliers tearing out these ear plugs piece by piece. Would of helped if these earplugs had a way for sweaty hands to pull them out. Maybe even a string like a tampon.

So now when I buy ear plugs I think about how I'm gonna take them out before I buy.
I have a pair of those. $25-$30 on Amazon. Yes, easy to get pushed too far in and if not inserted far enough my right ear doesn't seal. I hear it open when I turn my head.

And yes, I keep needlenose pliers in my Givi to pull the plug out when it goes too deep. Had plenty of practice. It needs a lanyard. They seem to filter wind noise and I can hear conversation better with them in than at least one I know can hear at all.

About -24 dBA vs the cheap purple disposable Walmart plugs at -31 dBA. The purple ones loose their attenuation after a number of uses. Run them through the washing machine and looses even more.
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I have a pair of those. $25-$30 on Amazon. Yes, easy to get pushed too far in and if not inserted far enough my right ear doesn't seal. I hear it open when I turn my head.



And yes, I keep needlenose pliers in my Givi to pull the plug out when it goes too deep. Had plenty of practice. It needs a lanyard. They seem to filter wind noise and I can hear conversation better with them in than at least one I know can hear at all.



About -24 dBA vs the cheap purple disposable Walmart plugs at -31 dBA. The purple ones loose their attenuation after a number of uses. Run them through the washing machine and looses even more.


There is a little tab on the plugs. This must be oriented to top. The tab is easy to get with your thumb as long as itís oriented correctly. DAMHIK.

These plugs are comfortable all day and forget there in there. The foam ones make me feel like my heads gonna explode after a couple of hours.


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There is a little tab on the plugs. This must be oriented to top. The tab is easy to get with your thumb as long as itís oriented correctly. DAMHIK.
I donít see any tab, just a hollow stem out of the center. A tuned orifice inside passes sound down from the hollow stem for conversation.

If the stem was even 1/4Ē longer it would be easier to extract when the body goes deep in the ear canal. Typing a lanyard around the stem would crush the hollow passage negating the advantage of these expensive earplugs.

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These plugs are comfortable all day and forget there in there. The foam ones make me feel like my heads gonna explode after a couple of hours.
Agree, they are comfortable.

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I believe mine are the standard vented dB Blockers. The filter inside is green, not sure what dB rating that is. I got them back in 2013 so I'm afraid I don't have much more info than that. If you contact a local sales representative they should be able to help you out. They should be able to provide a few different filters for you to try as they're interchangeable.

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And which version do you use? These look promising, when I wear the 33db foam plugs that I like, I can barely hear my helmet speakers when they are turned all the way up. I've gotten used to it. It seems anything less than 30db for wind noise really annoys me, 6'4", even still but less, when the screen is all the way up. On those charts that protectear has, the lower freq are allowed and the higher are blocked, which I'm wondering if it is better for me. I guess the only way to find out is to take the plunge.
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