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The C10, aka Kawasaki Concours - The Original => Accessories and Modifications - C10 => Topic started by: Walker18 on September 06, 2011, 10:31:59 pm

Title: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: Walker18 on September 06, 2011, 10:31:59 pm
2011's Safety Product of the Year, EarPro Hearing Protection by SureFire
The price is nice for this product, but the shipping...
http://www.thegunsource.com/item/495222_Surefire_EarPro_Safety_Protection_Surefire_EP6MPR_Signature_Series_RC_Black_Medium_1.aspx (http://www.thegunsource.com/item/495222_Surefire_EarPro_Safety_Protection_Surefire_EP6MPR_Signature_Series_RC_Black_Medium_1.aspx)
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: dusty1300 on September 07, 2011, 05:38:06 am
These sound very interesting. I am still trying to find the right earplug that I can get in ( I must have small ear canals) and one that I can wear with my full face helmet with Scala Rider headsets.  I might have to give these a try.

Tom
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: tvpierce on September 07, 2011, 05:49:52 am
Still only offer a Noise Reduction Rating of 24dB.   :(   

You can tell by looking at them that they won't kill sound all that well because the isolation material is a thin layer of rubber/silicone.

The Hearo Extreme foam plugs I use have NRR of 31dB, and I wish they had more.
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: Kazairl on September 07, 2011, 09:27:48 pm
A 24db reduction is a 99% reduction in sound. Do you really need more than that? Subtract 7 db because most people don't install them correctly and your left with 17db which is about 97% sound reduction. Riding in silence sounds rather dangerous to me.

Edit: or another way to look at it, There won't be that much of a gain going to a 31NRR rated plug as opposed to a 24NRR rated plug.
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: bouts on September 12, 2011, 04:53:29 pm
I use the foam plugs, roll them small insert them, and they expand to fill the hole.  Alot more comfortable than the rubber ones I have.  They seem to do a good job, use them when I'm shooting too.
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: Cybercraig on September 12, 2011, 09:39:01 pm
2011's Safety Product of the Year, EarPro Hearing Protection by SureFire
The price is nice for this product, but the shipping...
[url]http://www.thegunsource.com/item/495222_Surefire_EarPro_Safety_Protection_Surefire_EP6MPR_Signature_Series_RC_Black_Medium_1.aspx[/url] ([url]http://www.thegunsource.com/item/495222_Surefire_EarPro_Safety_Protection_Surefire_EP6MPR_Signature_Series_RC_Black_Medium_1.aspx[/url])



Plugs like those tend to push ear wax down the canal and plug it up. I prefer the soft foam on a string.
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: Kazairl on September 12, 2011, 11:01:06 pm
I use my skull candy ear buds. Even when I'm not rocking out they block enough noise to make riding comfortable.
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: Outback_Jon on September 13, 2011, 06:59:22 am
Plugs like those tend to push ear wax down the canal and plug it up. I prefer the soft foam on a string.

There's this great new invention called Q-Tips...     ;D
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: COGnosticat0r on September 13, 2011, 07:15:00 am
A 24db reduction is a 99% reduction in sound. Do you really need more than that?


Need it and want it, my Howard Leight Max1 earplugs have a 33 NRR and work great for me for the last 10 years (not the same plugs though  :D)

http://www.howardleight.com/earplugs/max (http://www.howardleight.com/earplugs/max)
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: Kazairl on September 13, 2011, 08:19:04 am
I wear those plugs all day every day. They are nice when I am surrounded by running engines. They block just a little too much sound when I am on the road. IMHO.
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: Cybercraig on September 13, 2011, 11:26:55 am
There's this great new invention called Q-Tips...     ;D

I tried them but I couldn't get my helmet on with those in my ears.  :D
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: wally_games on September 13, 2011, 11:57:08 am
I use some NRR30 Radnor foam plugs made by Sperion (PN 64051920). They're "single use", but I usually can wear them multiple times. The key is to roll them between your fingers to get the tip very small and insert them FULLY into the ear canal. They expand in seconds and work great.

Basically I then hear my tinitis more than the wind noise. Can still hear my Leo Vince, but it's not loud. Could still hear an ambulance a ways back behind me this last week. The big thing is how much wind noise it cuts out, even on my RF1100.
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: timsatx on September 13, 2011, 10:31:46 pm
This is my method:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0m_RseMrok&feature=player_embedded#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0m_RseMrok&feature=player_embedded#!)
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: tvpierce on September 20, 2011, 08:20:09 am
A 24db reduction is a 99% reduction in sound. Do you really need more than that? Subtract 7 db because most people don't install them correctly and your left with 17db which is about 97% sound reduction. Riding in silence sounds rather dangerous to me.

Edit: or another way to look at it, There won't be that much of a gain going to a 31NRR rated plug as opposed to a 24NRR rated plug.

I ride every day, and in my line of work, having good hearing is critical... so I'm keen on protecting my hearing.

With the Hearo Extreme, I notice a huge difference in the sound level as compared with other foam ear plus.  I can't say definitively if it's the design properties of the foam or the fact that the Hearo Extremes are physically larger than other plugs, but they are the only ear plug I've ever used that gave what I consider to be acceptable reduction in sound.

YMMV.  :)

Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: tvpierce on September 20, 2011, 08:23:25 am
This is my method:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0m_RseMrok&feature=player_embedded#[/url]! ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0m_RseMrok&feature=player_embedded#[/url]!)


I've also done this... except I used a 4D nail heated with a lighter to melt the hole through the ear plug.  It works really well, but it turns out I don't like having music on when I ride.
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: DarkKnight on September 21, 2011, 05:44:48 am
http://www.earplugsonline.com/ (http://www.earplugsonline.com/)

These have worked better than any other for me.
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: Walker18 on September 21, 2011, 11:13:20 pm
[url]http://www.earplugsonline.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.earplugsonline.com/[/url])

These have worked better than any other for me.

Hey DK, for giggles, I just ordered a 'sampler' of these, just to see if I can sleep better in the daytime (nightshift).. Won't use them on the bike, gotta hear something.
Will report back..
Title: Re: EarPro Hearing Protection, $11.95
Post by: COGnosticat0r on September 22, 2011, 07:18:18 am
Hey DK, for giggles, I just ordered a 'sampler' of these, just to see if I can sleep better in the daytime (nightshift).. Won't use them on the bike, gotta hear something.
Will report back..

I think you will like these for sleeping.  I have some and they feel great, but when I put my helmet on, it breaks the seal in my ear, thus letting in that hated wind noise.