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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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For those of you who use earplugs, I've been trying out these Etymotic Research ER20 and really like them. They are not the cheapest you can get but they are really well made. They allow you to hear the full audio range just quieter. Regular foam ones dampen sound in an uneven way. With these you can talk to and hear people pretty well. They are also really comfortable.

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I can never get used to those style of earplugs, they always want to fall out. I have been using "hearos" for years. They have blue and flesh colored ones, I think the blue ones are the higher db rating. They are plenty soft and I can wear them for quite a while without getting sore. I already have hearing loss from working on and around turning jets and an aircraft carrier, so hearing protection is a must for me!

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Etymotic is the way to go for sure. I've been using a set of their ER-6i's for about 4 or 5 years now. I rarely ride without them.

These of course are the style meant for plugging into your iPod but share the same level of effectiveness I'm sure. The key for inserting mine is to get them far into your ear. It's a little weird at first but becomes natural after a few minutes.
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This is how my hearing protection comes. These mount right up to the garage wall.... New pair every time.
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+1 on Etymotic. I use a pair of their earphones plugged into my radar detector. No wind noise and I hear every warning beep!
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