What kind of ear plugs do you use?

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    anubisphoenix00
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    Hey guys,
    I’ve been riding back and forth to work on the freeway with and without ear plugs to determine how much noise my helmet produces. Long story short a HJC FS-15 makes a lot of wind noise and I tend to be a tad deaf after the commute. So I was wondering if anyone had a pair of ear plugs that they used that 1. comfortably sit in your ears for long duration and 2. provided your ear drums with good protection from wind buffering?

    Thanks

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    Just listen to your Ipod… it makes riding a bike that much funner! I have yet to try this though. I’ve had ppl bring up a valid point that maybe just listen through one ear so you can hear whats going on around you with the other but on the highway you dont hear jacksquat anyway so I say go with the ipod!

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    I got mine from the gun section in wallmart. They are just lil orange foamies (winchester brand IIRC). They fit well and work great. I too was going slightly deaf after a short commute untill I started using these. I can still hear traffic and my bike but its like I turned down the volume knob.

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    Monster’s dre beats lol.
    No but seriously

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    I do the same, headphone in one ear, other one open to hear what’s going on.

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    Shure earphones they are really good quality

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    I’ve done the headphone thing couple times last year and once this past month, I actually feel uncomfortable having the one headphone in my ear I’ve tried couple style buds but still have a some pressure against my ear. I did have a pair of ear plugs that I had lying around it didn’t offer much protection. @ATX600rr I’ll give the ones you mentioned a try and see if I get the results I’m aiming for

    Thanks for the input

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    As the safety rep at my work it is my duty to insure there are earplugs at every entrance to our site. Usually a few different kinds. And in our supplly cabinet we have dozens of styles. The “bullet” or “rocket” shaped ones are by far the best in noise reduction. They are somewhat comfortable. They can get annoying from being so far in the ear at times, it is different for everybody though. The foam ones are great, as long as they expand back out after rolling in the fingertips. You can get a good seal with those and theyre very comfortable. You can even get a wax and make a perfect fit for yourself if needed. On the bike I usually where earbuds and jam to music personally. Feel free to email or pm me if you want some more specifics, I can even take pics if it would help. And if you cant locate the bullet/rocket style ones.. let me know and I can mail you a couple pairs to try out. :)

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    i wear earplugs, because sometimes i dont even like inviting music along for the ride. i use the bullet shaped ones that look like little chess pawns. the flare at the end helps seal em good. 33 db NNR rated. can still hear horns, sirens, etc just fine. the gun section would be a good look too, though i havent spotted ones there higher than 33 db, and sporting stuff tends to be priced a bit higher than your average pharmacy ear plugs are. chaparral motorsports and others sell hearos brand ones, but theyre rated 32 db (higher the number, the more effective they are) so again, it doesnt make sense to pay more for sporting style ones. just check out the local pharmacy. Flents is one good, inexpensive national brand.
    good luck. me wearing ear plugs was the smartest move i ever made on a bike, they really help avoid fatigue on those 50+ mile days

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    Sena smh10 Bluetooth.

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    I wear the wraparoundtheear buds now that my blue tooth helmet is broken Smiley I can’t let my mind wander. All I think about is work so glad to escape with the music! haha

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