Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 50

Thread: Ear Plugs

  1. #1
    Registered User DENKAR55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Posts
    67

    Ear Plugs

    Does anyone have any advice on a set of ear plugs that I will still be able to communicate to my wife through my com system in our helmets but cut out wind noise and etc??? I have been on the internet and there are so many. I do not know which ones really work and which ones are hype. If you have any information or experience with ear plugs the information would be greatly appreciated!

    Dennis
    Dennis and Karin Trovato


  2. #2
    Registered User lkraus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    537
    Can you shout a little louder? We can't hear you!


    Using Sena SMH10 communicators with in-helmet speakers, most any foam earplugs seem to work fine. Currently my wife and I are working our way through a box of North Deci4200 plugs, NRR31dB. Foam plugs are pretty cheap, try a few different ones to find out which are comfortable. Most any of them will be better than none at all.
    Larry
    2006 R1200RT

  3. #3
    MOA #24991 Pauls1150's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    south of Los Angeles
    Posts
    1,828
    Go to Northern Safety http://www.northernsafety.com/ and type earplugs into the search window...
    Yes there are a lot, but the specs are there and they're a whole lot cheaper than buying from any dealer - as in, 200 Individually Packed PAIRS for about $35.

    My favorites are the "Sparkplugs" (NRR = 33 dB), and the Howard Leight brand is good too; I actually trim about 1/8" off of the big end to reduce the physical interference with a helmet - or my pillow.

    I've found the tapered ones to be a bit more comfortable than the straight cylinders, and don't jam them right up against your eardrum.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Oakville Ontario
    Posts
    9
    I use nonoise ear plugs http://www.revzilla.com/nonoise-earplugs

    I can actually hear my music and comm better with them in than without. They filter all the wind noise and high end racket out while stilll allowing you to hear the bike, music, nav etc. I never ride without them.

  5. #5
    RK Ryder
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    2,185
    Quote Originally Posted by rajackson View Post
    I use nonoise ear plugs http://www.revzilla.com/nonoise-earplugs

    I can actually hear my music and comm better with them in than without. They filter all the wind noise and high end racket out while stilll allowing you to hear the bike, music, nav etc. I never ride without them.
    September's ON issue has a review of these plugs. If you wish more information, check that article, page 118.
    Paul
    Retired and riding my RTs, the '87 K100 & the '98 R1100 !
    Forest City Motorrad Club #159 - Treasurer
    Knights of the Roundel #333

  6. #6
    Registered User sal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    South Central Penna.
    Posts
    100
    Personally I do custom. Check out www.earinc.com. You may find something there

  7. #7
    All-round Motorcyclist MarkM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    524
    Regular, inexpensive foam earplugs work great for me. The sound quality of my Sena SMH10 helmet speakers is much better with earplugs than without. My current favorites are Howard Leight Laser Lite Foam Earplugs p/n 9R-GY18-E6A6.
    Mark M, St. Louis, '13 R1200GS
    There are two roads in life; the dirty one is vastly more fun.

  8. #8
    Registered User Sully1200's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    29
    +1 on the NoNoise Ear Plugs. They work great. I have the specific pair for shooting as well - simple but effective design.
    More life,
    Sully

  9. #9
    2011 R1200RT ka5ysy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Prairieville, Louisiana
    Posts
    826
    Dennis, I use these:

    http://www.earinc.com/p2-iplugz.php


    Judy and I have custom molded in-ear speaker earplugs that work great. Noise is attenuated greatly, we can carry on normal conversations and listen to the RT radio and cellphone calls. The intercom system is the Sena 20 which conveniently comes with a jack we can plug the earphones into. The helmet (Schuberth modular) speakers are disabled when the earphones are in use, but available if you do not want the earplugs in.
    Doug, 2011 R1200RT Polar Metallic
    MSF #127350, Instructor, Louisiana Dept of Public Safety
    Motorcycle Safety, Awareness & Operator Training Program
    NAUI Instructor #36288

  10. #10
    Motorcycleton
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    1,061
    Different earplugs work differently for different folks. What is perfect for some (comfort, effectiveness, etc.) may not be good for another. I found it to be worthwhile to get a sampler set of earplugs and try different types and brands. Eventually I settled on a couple of earplug types that work for me and some others that my wife prefers. Some links are provided below for places where sampler packages are available -

    http://www.tasco-safety.com/earplugs...6_a_7cdp00_d_C

    http://www.earplugstore.com/unfoamtrialp.html

    http://www.whitehorsegear.com/earplu...r-set-16-pairs

    http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-d...ample-kit.html

  11. #11
    Registered User 36654's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    2,601
    Quote Originally Posted by MarkM View Post
    Regular, inexpensive foam earplugs work great for me. The sound quality of my Sena SMH10 helmet speakers is much better with earplugs than without. My current favorites are Howard Leight Laser Lite Foam Earplugs p/n 9R-GY18-E6A6.
    Laser lites are my favorite plugs..
    Cave contents: 99 R11RS, 2013 Toyota Tacoma, 03 Simplicity Legacy, 97 Stihl FS75, Dewalt DW625 & DW744

  12. #12
    Registered User cehlbeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Acworth, GA
    Posts
    332
    I've tried the mold them yourself plugs and they really didn't seem to muffle wind noise and made me have to turn our Scala TeamSet WAY up to hear anything. They seemed to muffle the intercom real good.

    What I used before the mold yourself ones and went back to are the ETY plugs at http://www.etymotic.com/consumer/hea...tion/er20.html

    It was after I was wearing them I noticed a pamphlet for them in the audiologist's office. They muffle wind noise, allow for "gas station" conversations and I have to raise the volume on the intercom minimally. The NoNoise ones look about the same and look to perform about the same but look to be more durable. If you get ETY plugs just be prepared for what they pull out of your ears no matter how clean they are.
    Chris Ehlbeck
    BMWMOA 168990
    Chris & Donna's Motorcycle Journeys

  13. #13
    Registered User AKsuited's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New York State
    Posts
    924
    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Laser lites are my favorite plugs..
    FWIW, the lite ones didn't work for me. I use the full-size Howard Leight MAX or the E-A-RSoft Yellow Neons. My helmet size is XL, so I have a big head and the larger plugs work much better for me.

    Harry
    1986 K75C - traded in for:
    2003 R1150RT - Sold to make way for:
    2015 R1200GS Alpine White

  14. #14
    Registered User 36654's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    2,601
    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    FWIW, the lite ones didn't work for me. I use the full-size Howard Leight MAX or the E-A-RSoft Yellow Neons. My helmet size is XL, so I have a big head and the larger plugs work much better for me.

    Harry
    While I also wear an XL, the Lites are a better fit for my ear canal. The MAX models create too much pressure and pain for me.
    Cave contents: 99 R11RS, 2013 Toyota Tacoma, 03 Simplicity Legacy, 97 Stihl FS75, Dewalt DW625 & DW744

  15. #15
    Registered User DENKAR55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Posts
    67

    Ear Plugs

    Thank you all for the information. I will take everybody's information and come up with a conclusion. Obviously, there are a lot of choices out there.

    Thank you all again! Very much appreciated.

    Dennis
    Dennis and Karin Trovato


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •