Earplug Buds...

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by UtahFox, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Not popular but I love their fit and sound, and sound protection.....WestOne Music Products. I have a pair of 2s and 3s.....great for helmet wear....love 'em.
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  2. Joetool

    Joetool Been here awhile

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    I just got home from the store(Mcguckins in Boulder) and bought some "amazing mold release putty" It was 20.00 and a nice low key yellow color. It is the same stuff that a lot of custom earplugs are made of. I mixed equal parts ( about a teaspoon of each) and then rolled it in to a snake. You pull back on your ear and squish it in then smooth it. It was really easy to do by myself just by looking in the mirror. The, and this is the important part, You have to roll up a wash clot and hold it in your mouth . By holding your mouth open and being still for 15 minutes, you end up with a way better fit.
    I then put them in some hot water for a half an hour to help them cure faster. They are a food grade 2 part silicone and you can boil them to get them clean!
    They work AMAZING! Now I'm going to do a set with some earbuds so I have custom ear buds too!
    There is enough to make probably 50 pairs!!

    I'll post some Pics in a bit...
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  3. Phat

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    I think Kotex made them. They make lots of things for pussies.
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  4. Joetool

    Joetool Been here awhile

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    ^^^^??? What?^^^^^
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  5. StuartV

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    If you're going to make your own, you might consider doing what the pros do when they make the impressions they use to mold you custom ones:

    Get a small piece of cotton gauze or part of a cotton ball.
    Tie a piece of thread around it.
    Use a Q-tip to insert the cotton all the way into your ear canal with the thread hanging out.
    Fill your ear with the silicon and let it set.
    Use the thread to help you pull it out.
    Cut off just the tip of the resulting plug to get rid of the cotton.

    I assume they do this to keep the silicon plug from going all the way up against your eardrum. That seems like a reasonable idea to me....
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  6. everycredit

    everycredit Been here awhile

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    If you use the DIY kit using silicone from Radian, there's no need as the silicone is not injected into the ear canal. It doesn't go that deep.

    Don't do this, but if you stick a q-tip down your ear canal and you get to a place where there is severe pain, you most likely haven't reach the ear drum--there's a bony process that narrows in your ear canal and touching that area causes pain. Think of it as your body saying, "stop it asshole! Go no further!".


    When getting a professional impression done, they will have cotton or foam plugs an audiologist will insert. Please do not make your own if you DIY--get it from a kit. It's easy for the string to get untied and you'll need to see a health care professional to remove that little piece of cotton gauze or cotton ball from your ear canal.

    The higher the noise reduction factor, the better. I don't think you can get much higher than 30 dB as sound will get conducted through your bones and other tissues.
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  7. MeanMoe

    MeanMoe one really mean cat

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