Ear plugs

Discussion in 'General 1000RR Discussion' started by stuart_g, May 6, 2020.

  1. stuart_g

    stuart_g Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2012
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    64
    I’m struggling to find comfortable ear plugs. Have tried a few different ones and currently using Oxford bright yellow squishy plugs. Trouble with these is that after 30 minutes or so they really hurt my ears. Think it is the pressure of them expanding inside my ear.
    Anyone using any custom plugs made to fit your ear or anything else that doesn’t hurt after a while?
     
  2. Slick

    Slick Elite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    2,281
    Likes Received:
    1,141
    I've used Howard Leight - Laser Lites for centuries, basically I reuse until I drop, lose or wash them
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  3. BoroRich

    BoroRich Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    3,226
    Likes Received:
    1,543

    Same issue here. Not 30 minutes like, but certainly after a few hours it starts to hurt. After a full day riding it can be agony taking them out.

    I use Howard Leight Laser Lites. They're better than most but still hurt.
     
  4. Barstewardsquad

    Barstewardsquad God Like

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    6,491
    Likes Received:
    2,979
    I have used Howard Leights previously but changed to Moldex Spark Plug. Used to wear them all night when working away from home 3 or 4 nights a week.

    See if you can get some sample oacks and see hiw you get on with each type. Also some people I know shorten them a bit so that they do go in so far.

    I use moulded plugs when on the bike, no discomfort but never worn them for as long a stint as I did with the Moldex ones.
     
  5. BoroRich

    BoroRich Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    3,226
    Likes Received:
    1,543

    The wife was trying to get me to do something similar

    [​IMG]
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Like Like x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  6. Empty_Ten

    Empty_Ten New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2020
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    133
  7. Mattie660

    Mattie660 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2015
    Messages:
    1,511
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    I use these for long periods on trips abroad - very good.

    And wear them at night in the Hotels and campsites so as not to be woken up...;)

    Hearos.png
     
  8. MrB

    MrB God Like

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Messages:
    2,320
    Likes Received:
    2,221
    These work for me, have small ears and no discomfort. I get them from Fowlers. IMG_20200506_190750.jpg
     
  9. BladeOfGlory

    BladeOfGlory New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2019
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    203
    I use the Alpine Motosafe ones - have worn these for full days on the bike, and in hotels/tents overnight, for two / three weeks straight. Very comfortable and work well without cutting out intercoms. Also two different filter levels that you can swap as well.
    Edit: add link: https://www.alpinehearingprotection.co.uk/product-category/motorcycle/
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. bazzashadow

    bazzashadow Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2018
    Messages:
    3,167
    Likes Received:
    837
    I have used these for years for bike and shooting but they have gone up since I brought them:eek::eek::eek:
    I brought 50 pairs about 6 years ago and I am now down to a few left what with losing and giving them away
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164137065904
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  11. Slick

    Slick Elite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    2,281
    Likes Received:
    1,141
    interesting watch if ear plugs float your boat
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Useful Useful x 1
  12. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    526
    Likes Received:
    229
    #12 F1CT1C10U5, May 7, 2020
    Last edited: May 7, 2020
  13. bazzashadow

    bazzashadow Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2018
    Messages:
    3,167
    Likes Received:
    837
  14. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    526
    Likes Received:
    229
    I edited it, because since I wrote it, I found the eBay link for the 3M ones... Original post it was just random photos from google. :p
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. tuktuk

    tuktuk Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,809
    Likes Received:
    1,140
    Think I'm going to try the auritech ones when my pack of foamies run out.
     
  16. bradt

    bradt Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    843
    Always use the standard 3m yellow ones cheap enough to use a couple of times and then discard never had a problem with discomfort on the longest daily ride, would never ride without now
     
  17. bladerunner03

    bladerunner03 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    12
    Another vote for Howard Leights when riding the bike but I use the Moldex Spark Plug at night in a strange hotel.
     
  18. Bikeboy

    Bikeboy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2018
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    214
    You put spark plugs in your ear :eek:
     
  19. Bikeboy

    Bikeboy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2018
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    214
    Shocking :D
     
  20. Shutty

    Shutty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    326

Share This Page