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3M Reusable Corded Earplugs (3-Pack)-90716-3-10DC - The Home Depot

Also keep plenty of these around

3M Orange Disposable Ear Plugs (80-Pack)-92800-80-6DC - The Home Depot


better deals to be had but just used the Depot for ease of getting for anyone interested.

BTW, I also use the foam disposables under my muffs when tossing lead down range.


You can also find the mold-able style, but I tend to loose things so I'd rather by 200 than 1 pair.
 

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I use wireless earbuds...



Can't ride without music...

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Check your state laws on this option... some states it illegal to ride/ drive with ear buds or head phones in /on.


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I use the corded urethane type when mowing the lawn. Sometimes they get uncomfortable. Has anyone used the corded foam push in type, as advertised on the link Candy Man provided? I never could get the standard foam ones in place properly so that they stayed in place.
 

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I have tried numerous different types and prefer either the orange tapered foam plugs or the yellow foam cylindrical ones already posted about best. Not long ago bought a container of the orange ones from MidwayUSA shooting supply place. They label the orange ones as "disposable" but I use them over and over. Kinda tricky to get them in where I want them. I roll them between thumb and forefinger then insert and keep them pushed in for about 20 seconds so they plump back out. All the way in is too much noise reduction for me as I can't hear my music so after I get them in and plumped back out with the bike idling and my music playing I gently pull them back out just a little bit at a time till I can hear my music turned up loud but the exhaust noise is still reasonably reduced.

Oh, yeah, couple of times I have pushed the damn things in so far I couldn't get them back out with my fingers! Now carry tweezers in a glove box. :laughing
 

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I use the corded urethane type when mowing the lawn. Sometimes they get uncomfortable. Has anyone used the corded foam push in type, as advertised on the link Candy Man provided? I never could get the standard foam ones in place properly so that they stayed in place.
Suggest you reach over your head and pull up on the top of an ear to straighten out your ear canal then insert plug and keep holding the top of your ear up and also holding the plug in position for about 20 seconds or so to allow it to expand back out from the rolling it between your thumb and forefinger. You do roll the damn thing a bit to make it skinny before trying to insert it don't you?
 

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I always have a hand full of what ever they have at work.
Funny thing is once I left a pair in my pants pocket and the came out of the wash like brand new. lol
 

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I like those corded reusable ones too. I pull the cords out of them however cause I don't like it on my neck. I bought about a dozen from Amazon a couple of years ago in one box. The little case they come with is handy also. I used to be nervous that I couldn't hear my motor, but I got over that when Dave63 told me I 'd know something was wrong right away, hearing it or not. Now it makes so many weird noises I don't want to hear it!
 

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I use the corded urethane type when mowing the lawn. Sometimes they get uncomfortable. Has anyone used the corded foam push in type, as advertised on the link Candy Man provided? I never could get the standard foam ones in place properly so that they stayed in place.
I roll them so they are as small as I can get them , then insert it in the ear canal while reaching over my head and pulling on my ear lobe with my other hand.

When they get dirty I wash them, a little dish soap in a tupperware container, add some water, shake 'em up then rinse them off and let them dry.....good to go :thumb

The higher the NRR rating , the more decibels they will block,
from the ones I have seen they range from NRR 25 to NRR 33 but I'm sure they go higher.

Since they are so cheep by the pair, buy a half dozen pair of different styles and see what works best for you , then buy in bulk.
 

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You do roll the damn thing a bit to make it skinny before trying to insert it don't you?
Yes I do. I'll try reaching over my head and pulling on my ear and see if that helps at all. I've tried a bunch of different ones, just never been able to get them in place properly. That's why I liked the urethane push in ones.
 

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3M Orange Disposable Ear Plugs (80-Pack)-92800-80-6DC - The Home Depot


better deals to be had but just used the Depot for ease of getting for anyone interested.

BTW, I also use the foam disposables under my muffs when tossing lead down range.


You can also find the mold-able style, but I tend to loose things so I'd rather by 200 than 1 pair.
I also use these for lawn work. Reduces noise by 32db and comfortable. I wear ear buds and a mp3 player on my bike. Gotta have my tunes.
 
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