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Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:19 pm quote
These have been showing up on my FaceBook fed. Anyone have any experience with them? I currently use just regular commercial foam plugs.

https://www.earpeace.com/products/motorcycle-ear-plugs?variant=40836254468
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:22 pm quote
Same ads on my FB feed. I figured I've blown $25 in lots of other worse places so I bought some (to coincide with my new-to-me 2012 GTS). I'll report back in a couple weeks if anyone wants to wait that long, heading out of town next week and they ought to be here when I get back.

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:24 pm quote
I have been using Ear Defense ear plugs - similar premise as the Earpeace, a bit less $$, but a few reviews have said they came apart; I haven't had any issue with that. They do reduce wind noise... so did a change in helmets (now using a Nolan N70-2GT.
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:59 pm quote
I believe the best ones are the ones that you have molded to fit you individual ears.
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:43 am quote
I've been using these for years:

https://www.macksearplugs.com/product/moldable-silicone-ear-plugs-kids-size/

They only block out 22db, but that seems to be a fair amount for helmet noise, and i can still hear helmet speakers. They are comfortable, easy to insert, and re-useable ( 5-8 times before they loose their stickyness) I use the kid size for my smaller ear canal. Adult sizes too, but not in the slick orange color.

My only complaint is riding in the blazing hot summer months, they tend to get loose from perspiration on very long journeys. Not a problem riding in the colder/cooler months, and not an issue on short rides.
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:13 am quote
starreem wrote:
I've been using these for years:

https://www.macksearplugs.com/product/moldable-silicone-ear-plugs-kids-size/

They only block out 22db, but that seems to be a fair amount for helmet noise, and i can still hear helmet speakers. They are comfortable, easy to insert, and re-useable ( 5-8 times before they loose their stickyness) I use the kid size for my smaller ear canal. Adult sizes too, but not in the slick orange color.

My only complaint is riding in the blazing hot summer months, they tend to get loose from perspiration on very long journeys. Not a problem riding in the colder/cooler months, and not an issue on short rides.
great info. I am always looking for a great ear plug. only thing is how long do the tattoos last?
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:21 am quote
DaveMc wrote:
Same ads on my FB feed. I figured I've blown $25 in lots of other worse places so I bought some (to coincide with my new-to-me 2012 GTS). I'll report back in a couple weeks if anyone wants to wait that long, heading out of town next week and they ought to be here when I get back.

Dave
Looking forward to your reviews of the earpeace.
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Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:33 am quote
Bought some
I pulled the trigger and bought 2 sets, 1 for me 1 for the wife. Got to try them out today on a 60 mile ride. I used the red insert that they came with.

Thoughts:
>very comfortable - more so than the foam style and others from Home Depot and client visits. The others would cause my ear to itch after awhile.
>much more quiet than the others. Will try the highest rated noise reduction insert
>able to hear the intercom, not sure if that is pro or con
>nice little storage case that clips to the key ring.

My wife has absolutely disliked the foam plugs but put up with them. She loves these and said they are very comfortable. So much so she said she wants to try them when she visits our daughter in NYC for sleeping at night.

Overall, very pleased with these. Bonus is you get 3 ear pieces so you have a spare if one is lost. The spare goes in a separate compartment in the bottom of the storage tube. Nice little detail.
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Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:05 pm quote
These have been my go-too plugs for 5+ years now. I've lost a few, and the price isn't too dear to cry about.... you can either use the cord to fasten them together or remove it...I prefer the latter for a better helmet fit.

The advantage is for me that they come in a large size for my big head...

https://www.etymotic.com/er20.html

Bit off-topic, but on my recent trip to Portugal, I would have loved to have them along. It seems to me that there must be some ordinance to required trash (and especially bottles) to be removed between 11 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.
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Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:32 pm quote
These are basically the same thing with no case and you get 3 sets for $6 with a string so you don't lose them or you can cut the string off.


Tried tiny url twice and won't work, so
https://www.amazon.com/Peltor-Tri-Flange-Corded-Reusable-Earplugs/dp/B000DZF7T6/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=SZHAMKPHT83HENG1F88K&th=1
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Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:05 pm quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
These are basically the same thing with no case and you get 3 sets for $6 with a string so you don't lose them or you can cut the string off.


Tried tiny url twice and won't work, so
https://www.amazon.com/Peltor-Tri-Flange-Corded-Reusable-Earplugs/dp/B000DZF7T6/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=SZHAMKPHT83HENG1F88K&th=1
These are similar to what I had been using and found them to be uncomfortable. I don't think the material is silicon so not as soft. They also caused my ear canals to itch. They also did not fit as well inside the helmet. So I would say they are not basically the same thing based on my experience.

My wife also tried to use something similar to that but could not stand them.

For us, they did not work. If they work for you, great. That is why there are many different products on the market.
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:57 pm quote
Try the "traffic cone" style. very compressible, and comfortable. otherwise the for music, the "plugphone" headsets work very well. Ive used those in the racecar with success.
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 pm quote
old as dirt wrote:
starreem wrote:
I've been using these for years:

https://www.macksearplugs.com/product/moldable-silicone-ear-plugs-kids-size/

They only block out 22db, but that seems to be a fair amount for helmet noise, and i can still hear helmet speakers. They are comfortable, easy to insert, and re-useable ( 5-8 times before they loose their stickyness) I use the kid size for my smaller ear canal. Adult sizes too, but not in the slick orange color.

My only complaint is riding in the blazing hot summer months, they tend to get loose from perspiration on very long journeys. Not a problem riding in the colder/cooler months, and not an issue on short rides.
great info. I am always looking for a great ear plug. only thing is how long do the tattoos last?
I have also been using Mack's silicone plugs. The smallest foam plugs I've found expanded to the point removing a helmet was very painful. These work.
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Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:07 am quote
Never tried Mack's but probably cause I never saw them. Here is a sampling of one's I have tried.

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:10 am quote
I usually can pick up the Mack's at any pharmacy- CVS Rite-Aid Walgreens, etc.
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Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:23 am quote
Earplugs are great if they work. And a pain in the ass if they don't. And which works best is as varied as what helmet is best.

I've been lucky that the 32dB foam contractor plugs I can pick up at Lowe's or Home Depot work great for me and cost almost nothing. I always have a handful in the pocket of my riding jacket and an old plastic prescription bottle filled with them in the top case.

The most annoying part of earplugs is riding off and realizing I forgot to put them in. I immediately stop and remedy the situation.

The second issue is they aren't fitted right -- some wind noise coming through. Another stop. I used to try and fix the offending plug but now I just put in a new one. I love the feeling of them expanding in my head and suddenly the noise of the world goes quiet.

My wife HATES foam earplugs. She pretty much hates anything in her ears. So she's not a candidate for noise reduction. But then she listens to "The Cure", "Joy Division" or "Black Flag" at mind numbing levels so a little wind noise doesn't bother her...
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Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:29 pm quote
I have shot hearing, a cheap helmet, ginormous ear canals, and I've tried 'em all. In the end, this was a game changer: learning how to properly insert foam plugs (high nerd alert: five full minutes on how to install earplugs. whoohoo!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vHP8K3BsrA

I find the difference between a properly and improperly inserted plug pretty profound. And then I just use the cheap orange construction ones because they're the largest...and cheap.

Also figured out they only last about three rides before they lose their full oompf (probably cuz my canals are so big and they don't expand enough).
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