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Old 02-11-2018, 12:10 PM   #1
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Ear plugs recommendations?

Just wanted to see what the earplug recommendations are out there. I use some standard disposable ones that last about a week when I ride to work every day. I would like something that lasts longer and easier to clean.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:56 PM   #2
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Re: Ear plugs recommendations?

Surefire Sonic Defenders.

Throw away foamies are great and can sometimes be cheaper in the long run.

I've used everything from cheap foamies to 200 dollar custom molded ear plugs. I usually wind up right back at the cheap foamies. The money I spent on different types of ear plugs could have bought me a half lifetime supply of ear plugs at this point lol.

If I'm not wearing cheap foamies I have those sonic defenders in because they have filters in them that allow some semblance of normal communication while blocking out higher dB sounds, which I need at work. And if I want to run ear buds for music or podcasts I'm running sound isolating ear buds, which are basically ear buds with foamies lol.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:23 PM   #3
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Re: Ear plugs recommendations?

I've used these for the past 12 years mainly because of the 34NRR rating and the all day/all night comfort. They are NOT supposed to go inside the ear canal, so easier to clean if done right.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:48 PM   #4
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Re: Ear plugs recommendations?

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Just wanted to see what the earplug recommendations are out there. I use some standard disposable ones that last about a week when I ride to work every day. I would like something that lasts longer and easier to clean.
Thanks

Michael
I used to have custom plugs, but when I lost one last year I went to the walmart gun dept and bought three pair of plastic ear plugs (in one package) for about $7 if I recall. These work just as well as the custom earplugs.

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Old 02-11-2018, 01:53 PM   #5
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Re: Ear plugs recommendations?

3M Skull Screws work well
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:56 PM   #6
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Re: Ear plugs recommendations?

I just find it easier and cheaper to use disposable plugs. I had some custom plugs made a few years ago for shooting (had a friend that made them, so I got them cheap), but after I lost one of them, I just said forget it and use cheapies.

I have been using these Howard Leight Ll1 Earplugs for the past 3 years. They are very comfortable, even after many hours in the ear (I sleep with them also).
Great for sleeping, bike riding, shooting, even in regular car trips.
I get about 7-9 uses till they don't expand correctly anymore.
I still have half a bag left.
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:51 PM   #7
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Re: Ear plugs recommendations?

Another for disposables.
Keep a couple of spares on the bike or in a jacket pocket. I try not to lose them but sometimes I'll drop one on the ground and not want to put it back in my ear.
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:07 PM   #8
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Re: Ear plugs recommendations?

Find disposables that work for you and order them online by the box, like 100 pairs. Super cheap so dont have to clean them, just throw them out.

I use them riding, operating power tools, on airplanes and in noisy hotel rooms for a better nights sleep.

Take extras for your buddy in case he loses one of his expensive molded plugs.

FWIW I like 3m neons, but what matters is the brand/type that fits your ears.


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Old 02-12-2018, 04:57 PM   #9
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Re: Ear plugs recommendations?

I think I'll stick with foamies. Not hearing many believers in high dollar options.
Thanks for the input.

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Old 02-12-2018, 06:49 PM   #10
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Order a sampler pack. My biggest issue with earplugs is fitment. If they don't stay in my ear when I put a helmet on, they are worthless.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:02 PM   #11
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Moldex rocket reusable earplugs.
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