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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-01-2016, 04:29 PM
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As for earplugs, I actually wanted to ask, I've always thought that wearing earplugs I won't be able to hear cars near me or if someone is honking at me? I'm just thinking it could be more dangerous, or my thinking is wrong?
I find I'm actually more keen because earplugs (I just wear foam disposables...which also happen to have one of the highest noise reduction ratings) get rid of the trash noises that distract.

In particular, high frequencies such as wind noise. Which is what kills your hearing anyways. Cars and other things I want to hear I hear just as well as I did without plugs.
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Thanks, I should try some earplugs, any good recommendation?

By the way, will earplugs work with helmet headphones? I have the Sena 10C communication system on my helmet.

I wear purafits which work well for my small ears.

http://www.earplugstore.com/mopufit3bof2.html

I have a Sena and I can hear it fine with plugs in.
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I have a set of custom moulded earplugs. You have to go to a place that does them and they inject a substance into the ear that moulds to your shape.

However, the soft foam ones are good as well.

As others have said, you actually hear better with them in as it filters out all the really crappy noise. So traffic noise is fine, sirens are fine, wind is lowered, engine is sweeter

Your in-helmet speakers will work just fine with them, just need it at a higher volume.
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Thanks, I should try some earplugs, any good recommendation?


I wear these Moldex ear plugs....mostly cause I get 'em from work, but they work very well.

http://www.moldex.com/hearing-protec...sparkplugs.php
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The best ones are the soft foam ones ..... buy them by the dozen ... dont get the hard ones ..... use them a few times then discard ..... earplugs get dirty very easy ...
You should not have any problems with you audio .... maybe raise the volume a little


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Thanks again, that's awesome, I will try some foam earplugs on my next ride, disposable ones sound great to me.

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I find I'm actually more keen because earplugs (I just wear foam disposables...which also happen to have one of the highest noise reduction ratings) get rid of the trash noises that distract.

In particular, high frequencies such as wind noise. Which is what kills your hearing anyways. Cars and other things I want to hear I hear just as well as I did without plugs.
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I wear purafits which work well for my small ears.

http://www.earplugstore.com/mopufit3bof2.html

I have a Sena and I can hear it fine with plugs in.
Nice, thanks! I also don't have very big ears , and I just found some Pura-Fits at a local online shop.

Have you tried other foam earplugs from Moldex? They have so many different ones, like the Sparkplugs and Meteors.

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Rosso, you should try some plugs too, might slow down the process of driving you crazy.

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I have a set of custom moulded earplugs. You have to go to a place that does them and they inject a substance into the ear that moulds to your shape.

However, the soft foam ones are good as well.

As others have said, you actually hear better with them in as it filters out all the really crappy noise. So traffic noise is fine, sirens are fine, wind is lowered, engine is sweeter

Your in-helmet speakers will work just fine with them, just need it at a higher volume.
Thanks, great to know you guys are also using in-helmet speakers. Custom molded earplugs are probably more comfortable, but not sure where I can get them locally though. I will try some soft foam ones first.

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I wear these Moldex ear plugs....mostly cause I get 'em from work, but they work very well.

http://www.moldex.com/hearing-protec...sparkplugs.php
Thanks, the local online store also has these and the Meteors. They have so many it's starting to get confusing. According to Moldex's website, it seems like the Meteors should be the most comfortable. I guess I will try all of them since I can get them in single pairs.
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Have you tried other foam earplugs from Moldex? They have so many different ones, like the Sparkplugs and Meteors.

I started with this:

http://www.earplugstore.com/foearpltrpa2.html

To be honest, I didn't try them all. The pura-fits worked well and were comfy even after a full day of riding so I bought a box of 'em and have been using them for the last four years or so. Still have plenty left in my box of 200, I use 'em for 5 or so rides before tossing them.

I have one of these to carry them around in:

http://bikemaster.com/cool-stuff/pro...h-carrier.html

Keeps them clean and dry.

If you can't find the bikemaster one reasonably priced, it's just a repurposed one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/Pillbox-Keych.../dp/B00GG13Q7Q
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Hey Omega, you also have to stick 'em in your mouth like Rossi does before you put them in.

Of course if you're reusing them like Sonic is you'll have to get used to the taste of earwax!
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Hey Omega, you also have to stick 'em in your mouth like Rossi does before you put them in.

Of course if you're reusing them like Sonic is you'll have to get used to the taste of earwax!
mmmmMMmMMmmMm...tasty

and what's wrong with you freaks? Why would you stick something in your filthy mouth and then stick it in your ear?
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Hey Omega, you also have to stick 'em in your mouth like Rossi does before you put them in.

Of course if you're reusing them like Sonic is you'll have to get used to the taste of earwax!
lol, he does that? I haven't seen photos of him doing it, but I've seen others though.



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mmmmMMmMMmmMm...tasty

and what's wrong with you freaks? Why would you stick something in your filthy mouth and then stick it in your ear?
Lubrication, lol!
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