I'd really appreciate it if someone took the time to do this, I would because hearing protection is very important and one of the undervalued/overlooked areas of safety.
Sorry no mean to disrespect, but the cheap foam ones from CVS that I tried, along with the cheapo varieties from the sample pack, performed terribly. Many people report the same thing. That being said, the best foam alternatives are still relatively cheap, just skip the really generic ones.Cheap foam plugs are as good as anything else; just make sure they are rated for max protection (about 32db NRR)....source: I'm an ear doctor.
I can't speak to that brand. Try hearos or mack brand.Sorry no mean to disrespect, but the cheap foam ones from CVS that I tried, along with the cheapo varieties from the sample pack, performed terribly.
Did you get the DIY kit or did you have them done? (I know motomarket does them occasionally)http://www.earinc.com/p1-nonelectronic-instamold.php
I got these this weekend after struggling with the foam universal ones--they fell out of place almost every time I put my helmet on, rendering them useless.
I haven't rode with them yet, but they are darn quiet and fit perfectly.
And to wear them properly, I've been told to use your right arm over your head and pull up on your left ear to put the rolled up ear plug in and vice versa for right ear. Seems to work good for me, get pretty deep insertion, the ear plugs I use sit about flush with my ear so they don't stick out and get pulled by the helmet. Just thought I would share my $.02 in case someone was wondering what the "proper way" is.Cheap ones work fine as long as you wear them properly.
Maybe I just have small ear canals. I couldn't get the cheap cvs ones to fit consistently following the correct steps. I kept having to pull over with clicking sounds from them not being fitted right - they just expanded too fast for me to get them in properly.Cheap ones work fine as long as you wear them properly.
Maybe you're too late?I try telling people that don't wear them, to do it. None listen....