World's Best Ear Plugs for Riding

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by World'sBestEarPlugs, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. OnkelPopanz

    OnkelPopanz Adventurer

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    Of course I meant "how", not "hire" expensive. Damned Swipe. ;-)



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  2. SV_Dwayne

    SV_Dwayne Been here awhile

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    Just ordered three pair. I just finished up the 100 pack of cheapy plugs I picked up at Home Depot a couple years ago, and I'd like something a little... well... less disposable. Looking forward to trying these!
  3. SF_Rider

    SF_Rider Been here awhile

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    I have, like most of us here, used all types of ear plugs. The super cheap on-the-coutner type, hears, the orange tiered ones, etc..

    Just got my 'worlds finest' in the mail. Simply by putting them in at my house it's 100% clear these are far better than any of the squishy type. Looking forward to going for a ride on the highway ASAP.
  4. Jazz62

    Jazz62 Long timer

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    These work very well as long as there is zero sweat in your ear. Even the slightest bit and they won't seal properly.
  5. PDX Alamo

    PDX Alamo Been here awhile

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    Hate the foam one falling out all the time, hope these are the magic ones. Ordered from amazon , same company just easier there
  6. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    Mine have worked well on several long rides now. (4-6 hours, one stop).
    The first earplugs I've found that block well and don't cause any discomfort at all.

    I get extra value, I have quite small ears so I cut mine in half - but yeah, they work well.

    Pete
  7. motorcycleMonkey

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    +1 Howard Leight MAX foam plugs.

    eBay box of 200 $25 to my door ... last box lasted over 10 years.

    Better attenuation, better price, & doesn't matter if you lose a set or 10.

    Just my 2 cents ... :deal ... and bottom line.
  8. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    Will NEVER go back to a foam plug. Using these for 2 years straight. Whenever I forget them and use foam my ears feel discomfort. No issues in all weather and even with ear sweat. They also seem to last forever. I hope they changed the plastic container though. Pretty good if the worst and only complaint is the packaging.
  9. Toysrme

    Toysrme Been here awhile

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    ive always liked the Howard Leight's. i wear them riding, but wear them every day im in the shop or outside working. typically with a pair of ear muffs too. lets you hear yourself think...
  10. jfslater98

    jfslater98 Been here awhile

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    Didn't have time to read through every post here: is there some kind of trick to getting a consistent fit/seal in your ear? I've warmed, kneaded and spindled and just can't seem to figure it out. Today, the seal was no good and after pulling my helmet off the damn thing dropped out and fell on the driveway.

    I will leave with this positive review: I was in a hotel room and the battery was failing on the smoke alarm. You all know that jarring beep that seems to sound off randomly? Rather than bothering the front desk, or trudging out to get a fresh 9 volt, I stuffed these puppies in and slept like a baby.They are "all night long" comfortable.

    Just want to figure out how to keep them sealed up nice after the helmet goes on.

    TIA!
  11. kevinj

    kevinj Been here awhile

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    Similar question -

    I tried using them but had no idea to do with all that blue stuff - there's so much of it! This may sound silly, but is there a demonstration video anywhere?

    Also, I accidentally dropped one and it picked up tons of dirt from the floor right away. Apart from sweeping the garage more frequently, any solutions for this?


    Cheers,


    Kevin
  12. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    I have a fat head and dumbo ears, yet I do not use a full disk, actually about 2/3 of one. You just kneed it between your fingers for a few seconds, and it gets soft, I kind of make a ball, or thick wad, I just press it against the ear canal and slowly press it in the ear, and around the edges.

    You DO NOT roll it into a cone and stuff it in the canal, it is more a seal on the outside. Some will enter the canal as you apply pressure
  13. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Mine for the 1st time a few days ago with lousy results. Had to go back to my foam 3M ones which are very good. Probably won't get to try them again till the spring. Got 8 pairs. Hope I'm doing something wrong. I'll try using less plastersene. Maybe just use 1/2 in each ear. Kinda dissapointed after reading all the hype.
  14. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    Comments to the vendor:

    Shipping is pretty steep and does not reflect the size of the package.

    Change the container. A flexible plastic container would be much better than the fragile case included. Considering better containers are included with the 99 cent drug store variety of foam plugs this should not affect the price.

    Your web developer seems to have stopped their continuing education in the late 90s. A website update is long overdue.

    Comments on the product:

    They last for a long time

    Every ear is different, keep trying the plugs till you get it right for your ear. Warm them with your hands before applying.
  15. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers

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    Mine work fine. I don't need a full one-I split one in half and use it that was. Stays in and is very comfortable. Just nead them a bit prior to install and then push slow but firm.
  16. Speedster

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    Bump for a great product. A friend asked about them, so I had to search for the thread. Love these things!
  17. Roadie

    Roadie 2-Wheels Rule

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    Just re-ordered as mine were getting kind of dirty and I had given some away. For long term use - like sleeping, there's nothing as comfy as these wax plugs.

    I do find that on very cold days they take quite a while to get soft enough to insert and on very warm days they can get sticky and will easily stick to my helmet when I'm putting it on.

    As others have said the small case sucks and doesn't last as long as the plugs do.
  18. Mtl_Biker

    Mtl_Biker Long timer

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    Based on the glowing reviews here, on June 27th I ordered a batch of these things. I got an order confirmation email from them the same day.

    Today's the 16th of July, and I still haven't received them.

    I sent the company an email (reply to their order confirmation) on Friday, early in the day and haven't gotten any response from them.

    I just called them on the 800 number listed on the order confirmation email and they said they're just an outside sales organization, but that they "would try" to get in touch with the company to see what happened to my order.

    Not a lot of money (US$42.85) but geez, they should be more responsive.

    Looks like the fellow who started this thread and was so helpful to everyone has moved on elsewhere.

    SIGH
  19. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Just reordered a set from Amazon came in a week.

    http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Finest...qid=1373998088&sr=8-9&keywords=best+ear+plugs
  20. Mtl_Biker

    Mtl_Biker Long timer

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    They just called me back, so at least they're not ignoring me. They say my order shipped via mail on June 28th. No way to trace it. The 4th holiday may have delayed it a bit, but if my order doesn't arrive by the end of this week (making it 3 weeks) I'll take steps to get the charges cancelled.