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post #1 of 10 Old 09-11-2019, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Hearing Protection/Earplugs

I've been trying to find the best motorcycle hearing protection I can get but it seems like the threads they're on are too old. Let me start this one and ask you all for your suggestions and recommendations. I actually found a pair of hearing protection from Big Ear. It's one of the brands that were recommended in a post back in 2008. Searched them and also found them on YouTube. HERE is the eaplugs I liked most but I still haven't decided yet if I'll buy them or not.

https://www.1000rr.net/forums/1000rr...r-plugs-5.html

https://www.1000rr.net/forums/1000rr...arplugs-2.html

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-11-2019, 01:07 AM
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I have two very different options for you. The first and cheapest is a big jumbo box of Howard Leight plugs from amazon. They work great and at that bulk price you can have a couple pairs in each jacket or pant or trunk or wherever. The second is earbuds called Riderx1 from a company call eaos. They fit under a helmet and offer great sound reduction (I think better than the highly rated ear plugs) with the added bonus of having tunes. They are kinda pricey but worth it in my book, pretty good sound and a mic for calls also.

Edit: I just realized you are only talking about ones with sound, sorry about that. The rider x1's might be something for you to try then.

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-11-2019, 08:22 AM
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The Big Ear plugs look pretty cool. I used to ride a very loud R1 with regular foam earplugs because I didn't want to get deaf any faster. I've also considered earplugs for skydiving but the issue with both is that you can't hear all the stuff you need to hear when your ears are plugged up. I recently got a pair of Decibullz moldable earplugs for shooting that are filtered to let ambient noise in and tune out the gunshots. They work pretty well. I never considered that solution might apply to other areas. The CBR doesn't abuse my ears like the R1 did but the wind noise is always a factor. I'm going to do some reading, I may give these guys a shot.
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-11-2019, 11:23 AM
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I've been a big advocate of Plugfones since their inception and kickstarter.
OSHA compliant 25 dB reducing ear plugs that are also headphones. I had their beta bluetooth and it was okay but just got their latest bluetooth and I'm very pleased.
If you shop around the wired are ~25 a pair and they last me about 4 months of daily use.
The bluetooth are anywhere between 50 and 75 and I've only had them for a week so I can't speak to their longevity.

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post #5 of 10 Old 09-12-2019, 10:11 AM
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I've been using "Ear Piece" brand for a few years now and they are the perfect solution for any situation. You can go to their web site at the link I posted for detailed info. I have several sets of them with a set sitting by my helmet, so I don't forget them(!) plus another attached to my back-pack, and more in the tool box for spares.

https://www.earpeace.com/

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post #6 of 10 Old 09-12-2019, 04:39 PM
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3M foam ear plugs for me. 32db noise reduction and super comfy. Plus I get them free from work.

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post #7 of 10 Old 09-12-2019, 10:26 PM
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I use these suckers;
https://www.alpinehearingprotection....motosafe-race/

couple of different grades on the site but these are rated to 30 dB
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-14-2019, 07:34 AM
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I use Surefire ep-3 Sonic defenders. Great all day comfort and they have like a little tab that you can pull out and still hear the important things.
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-24-2019, 04:20 AM
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Must say because of my age and tinnitus I cannot ride at more the 40mph witough ear plugs.

I use disposable ones (EAR soft FX) rated at 39db which works fine for me but which one works for you depends on the shape of your ear.

I tried the ones with removeable filter inserts,; uncomfortable and too loud.

I have not tried custome made ones because of price and my hairy ears (I don't know how the fit behaves when the hair grows)
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-02-2019, 10:38 AM
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I've had the bluetooth from Plugfones for a month now and I was even able to have a phone call inside my Scorpion 650.
The other party said it sounded a little bit like I was in a tunnel, but I was clear and distinguishable, and I have a Two Brother's exhaust.
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