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post #1 of 18 Old 09-26-2017, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone use earplugs while riding. I use a $10 set I got from Amazon every single time I ride. They work well but was wondering if anyone knows of any comfortable ear plugs that are not too expensive.
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It's a really good idea.

I do on longer rides, but most of the time I don't.

The soft tapered ones are usually a lot more comfortable than the old style "barrel" type, and are available at most home and hardware stores.
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I use ear plugs since ever to avoid damaging my ears! I use cheap ear plugs bought in a any drug store, the one usually used for quiet sleep. They do the job and are much cheaper than a lot out there.
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I use them every ride and can't believe no one uses them more. And I mean every ride. The amount of noise caused by the wind is crazy and will damage your ears. I feel its as necessary as wearing a helmet or gloves. I'll post a link to the ones I use when I have a chance.
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I use good quality foam ear plugs, but I can't say I've ever been very satisfied with their fit. Compared to the wax ones that you can actually form to your ears, they're fairly useless, but keeping the wax ones clean is a real drawback.
I think you'd be much better off with a custom-molded earplug like "Decibullz", which promise a max of 31dB for around $25, or silicone "Earplanes" for about $12.
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Here are the ones I use. I have two pair. One must be a medium and the other a large. The larger set stays in my ears much better. I feel they work great. I put then in a small plastic container from a store and keep that in my pocket while riding. I plan to attach the container to my bike's inner fairing at some point so I don't have to carry them around.

Also these are EP4's and I would buy the EP5's which have no tiny plug at the end. The plug is nice in some situations but when I ride I want maximum protection.
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Wind noise at highway speed on a motorcycle will damage your hearing. I commute 40 miles to work and use Shure SE215 in ear monitors for hearing protection and music.
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Everyone seems to go ham for earplugs; these have been great for me https://www.ebay.com/p/10pcs-Soft-Si...d=142291571422

Once they get nasty, I can chuck them and move on to the next pair. $0.40 each.

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They protrude straight out into the helmet. Maybe if you cut the outer "handle" off of them.


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