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Killawife
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Earplugs, two different ones. Reply with quote

Last year I bought a set of Alpine ear plugs nd I have been very pleased with their performance with one minor flaw. They cancel out the wind noise and rattle from engine/drivetrain excellent but you can still hear the engine roar(if you have a slip-on) and other motorists screaming and honking.
Unfirtunately they have a pin in the middle sticking out and sometimes the helmet touches the pin and they move, cancelling the dampening effect.
Its these ones:

Alpine ear plugs


So I bought some Noizezz earplugs. these are really musician earplugs, they come with different dampening effect and you get a set of four different sizes so they fit well. I chose the -30db kind. They fit well aftet you find your size and no pin is poking out but the dampening effect is nada. I'm not sure if mine are faulty or something but I might as well ride without plugs as use these. Also, they are a damn right bitch to get out of the ears. Don't buy 'em.

This is the sort: Noizezz ear plugs
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always ride with ear plugs, even on a short journey.
I have always used the 3M E-A-Rsoft SNR 36 Yellow Things.
For me they are a comfortable fit and don't touch the inside of the helmet like the pin types (as you described).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried ear plugs once god knows how you can ride with them in you cant hear enough IMO
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's there to hear at 100 mph? Nothing but wind and I don't want that.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea why I would want to wear ear plugs with a helmet on. paranoid
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joeboy wrote:
I have no idea why I would want to wear ear plugs with a helmet on. paranoid


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At + 50 - 60 mph wearing ear plugs makes the journey much nicer. I feel more relaxed wearing them. I can concentrate far far better on my surroundings when I don't have the wind noise torture in my ears. The plugs take the edge off the noise. I was converted after only one use.

I'm with Fatdog. The cheap foam plugs work perfectly well. There really is no need to spend 20 on one pair. I think I got 100 pairs for a fiver on eBay!!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....what did he say?....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wear ear plugs and it makes for a more relaxed ride I think. I have too wear them at work.(Quarry Supervisor) I have changed the type of plugs we use there to the ones I use on the bike. unibrow
There was a test done some years back about the decibel level inside lids. Their findings were that on average the noise level inside a crash helmet is equivalent to a jumbo jet on take off. The more vents on a lid also raises the level.
I don't use them on a short trip to the shops, but when going from Guildford to St Neots to see the parents I definitely do.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldskoolexup wrote:
.....what did he say?....


Huh?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oye!! I heard that. big grin
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: oy Reply with quote

Heard what? big grin
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A? Hot? Nah its peein' down
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You assholes, lol!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you hear me Dave? Have I converted you to ear plugs then? I SAID HAVE I CONVERTED YOU TO EAR PLUGS THEN??? laugh laugh
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