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I have these and they work just fine. You stuff them into your ear and they expand a little bit. So you get a pretty good seal. Don’t know how much better getting someone else to mold them for me would perform.
Additionally, I almost always double up on ear pro. I use the in ears and then some Howard Leight Impact Sports with gel pads on top of them. The gel really helps get a good seal around glasses and increase your comfort. If you shoot indoors, I’d say it’s a must to use in ear and over ear protection.
Radians Custom Molded Earplugs, Blue [link]
Get some of these. They last until you forget where you put them. Super comfortable and easy to insert. No issues of coming out of your ears like the foam ones. I think I'm on my 3rd set in 7 years.
I dunno if this would work with these wireless earbuds, but I ended up buying moldable ear plug material and embedding the earbuds in it. Then just cut a little tunnel for the sound to travel through. I ended up with fully custom ear interfaces and it greatly improved the sound quality as well.
Best ear protection I own is a pair of custom fit ear plugs I got at the ear doctor. They're a two part putty that goes into your ears and hardens, taking the exact shape. Cost me about $100, but I've had mine nearly 15 years now, and they still fit and work great. I could easily wear them all day, every day, for months.
There are some cheaper versions available on Amazon right now that you can do it home, and work pretty well too. I don't think the material used is exactly the same, the texture is different, but you can't beat the price.
Have you tried the custom molded ones? They're a lot different than
the foam ones that stick outside your ear. Personally I can't stand the little foam ones, because anything that touches the earplug sounds horrific. The custom molded one, you make sure that it's not outside your ear; and it sounds pretty good too: [link]
Yes. Buy these. If you want audio, push an earbud in the putty while you're molding it and cut out a hole for the sound when they're solid. You could also use these with bone conducting headphones like I do. Bone conducting headphones actually sound much better and louder when you have earplugs in.
You can buy silicone mold kits on amazon for $10.
Edit: They do work well, but many people do not do a good job getting the molding material in their ears properly. Read the instructions carefully (or watch a tutorial) and see if you can get someone to help stuff it in your ears.
I hear you can even use them to convert universal IEM's to customs if you insert the IEM's (without eartip) after putting the putty into your ears (and then after removal, cutting off the obstructions).
I have an interesting predicament.
I daily ride a motorcycle to work and currently have a set of cheap $10 skullcandy earbuds that I removed the rubber ear tip and shoved into custom fitting ear plugs so they cured in place, cut a small hole through the foam and then super glued them in to seal the area around the ear plug to form a tight seal.
When I first started riding the earphones were so loud that I couldn't put the volume above 70% without hurting my ears. Now I cant even hear them when maxed out while riding above 70 mph because the headphones have degraded.
I want to recreate the setup but with good headphones now, headphones that will hopefully last longer than 6 months without having their sound degrade to the point of uselessness.
I listen to a good variety of things on my Nexus 6p using GPM while riding from podcasts to hip hop to heavy metal to alternative to punk to electronic so keep that in mind while suggesting something.
Isolation would be good to help drown out the wind noise.
And i would prefer that the earpiece itself wouldnt protrude too much from the ear canal so I can easily fit my helmet over my ear.
I would like to keep the headphones around $100 but if needed can spend more.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read and I look forward to your feedback.
Different plugs are rated to different dB attenuation. This also varies with use/age of the ear plugs as well. You can pay someone to make a custom molded version or make your own from Amazon. I bought some at a race track a number of years ago. It's nicer then going through foam ones that you have to get jammed in and then let expand to get optimum sound damping. My gf got the Amazon ones after I'd had mine and they seem equivalent. The over ear headphone style ones can be nice (especially the electronic option) to help you hear stuff but can also put pressure on the side of your head that gets old after wearing for a while. If you don't know, hearing loss can happen due to loud instantaneous noises, but it also happens from quieter longer term exposure. I'm an engineer, I have my own machine shop, but I've worked in theatre with live sound. I always wear ear plugs to concerts. You can hear everything you would anyways, but won't be subject to anything close to the same hearing loss. Here's an Amazon link to the custom molded ones
this is a really good idea. I was able to separate the foam away from the inner core of the shure tips and trim it down a bit. foam is still the same size, but now the dash nozzle fits deeper in reducing the overall length.
the downside is that now the tips are slipping off when I take the dash out. I'm going to try and notch out a space for the lip on the dash nozzle to grab on to later tonight.
I also ordered some comply tips and some sugru, so i'll hopefully get something together in the next few days.
The Radians Custom Molded Earplugs kit looks really interesting, but dont think there is anyway to get something like this to work with the case.
I have a couple of the Radians Custom Ear Plugs floating around in tool boxes, range bags, glove boxes. Easy to make, relatively cheap for custom. Perhaps not the best NRR, but certainly an easy carry item, which means you have them with you. I've had my oldest pair for a few years now, and they still work fine. Clean up pretty easy, too.
have you tried Radians?
I have small ears so I only used about 75% of the material so it doesn't stick out too much. Super comfortable, I shoot with them too.
Are you buying them just to block out sound? If so $100 is way more than you need to spend.
I use foam earplugs for blocking out sound when I sleep which are perfect because they fall out while I'm sleeping (so I can get to sleep quietly and then hear my alarm clock), but you can buy special made sleeping plugs for cheapo. You can even get a custom mold for 12 bucks.
Alternate nights as the other person said AND use earplugs on the nights it's not your turn (there are custom molded ones ([link]) that are really good.
I use these Radian Custom Molded earplugs. I originally was going to go with SureFires since they're popular among range shooters and other motorcyclists (judging from some of the Amazon reviews). I went with these for a more custom fit; they're pretty comfortable despite the harder silicone and they're really low maintenance (a big plus for me).
For a disposable earplug, I'd use these Mack's earplugs. I used to work in a machine shop and I wore these most of the day. Pretty comfortable and they block an insane amount of noise. EDIT: I should clarify with some of the newer reviews on this, people are saying they're not quite the same as the old ones so proceed with caution if you plan to look into these.
Buy any pair of decent in earbuds. Instead of using the foam inserts that they come with, buy a moldable earplug kit (like this one) and create your own. They will fit perfectly without pain for long periods of use and will be extremely secure.
Here's a video of someone doing it. And if your molded earbud needs any repairs, since they're silicon, you can use any silicon sealant to fix them. Like this one.
These work great for me. Very isolating and comfortable enough to wear all night.
I suggest you watch some vids on youtube about molding them so you don't waste a pair like I did. But once I got them right they are perfect.
I got a custom molded earplug kit. Fits great under the helmet and probably the most comfortable earplugs I've ever used
These exact ones:
If you're feeling DIY you can try this.
Do you use these custom silicone earplugs or the foam ones?
Get this: [link]
Follow this guide: [link]
Cheaper less-DIY solution: [link]
I use these: [link]
I'm young so they get uncomfortable every few years (my ears changing shape), so I buy new ones.
Work great though and are super comfortable (for 98% of their life)
Here is the desktop version of your link
something like this?
Get some of these custom-molded earplugs. (and read my other comment in this thread.)
I use the disposable ones for short day trips, but for extended multi-day trips, I use molded ones. They don't irritate my ears as much.
Custom molded earplugs are the bomb.
As for custom earplugs, i've used These kits in the past, but have actually moved to This stuff as it is the same exact material, but you get a lot more, and it is a lot cheaper.
I've also used the Amazing Mold putty (second link) to make zoom/focus rings a bit more grippy on a couple lenses I have.
It's a two part material, you knead equal amounts together, push it into your ear, and wait ten minutes. I would recommend holding your mouth open as you wait for it to cure, as it opens up your ear canal so the rubber cures slightly bigger than your ear canal will normally be when you have your mouth closed.
I use radians. I haven't been able to keep anything else in my tiny ear holes. [link]
If you don't want to listen to music you could get some molded earplugs.
Never used these but [link]
As I said twice now, it's a kit... You do it yourself.
There is no "place". It's a manufacturer. Sheesh. Reading comprehension.