No idea what ear plugs are available to you, but the NoNoise and Alpine are pretty good for blocking out wind noise. I use NoNoise plugs and can hear my Cardo music up to about 125km/h, which is about the same speed as without the ear plugs.I used to wear earplugs on long rides or at least earbuds. But now with the full face helmet and the Sena, I haven't been wearing anything. Not sure its the best option but I'm open to trying out plugs that allow hearing the Sena speakers even just to try and reduce the wind noise fatigue.
I will look into both of those brands! THanks for the suggestion WheelyPerdNo idea what ear plugs are available to you, but the NoNoise and Alpine are pretty good for blocking out wind noise. I use NoNoise plugs and can hear my Cardo music up to about 125km/h, which is about the same speed as without the ear plugs.
I always carry some foam ear plugs spare, especially on long trips in case I lose my main pair.I am currently using the Auritech Ear Protectors; I find they work pretty well as long as you ensure they are fitted properly in the ear. I think they were about £20 from CMC Bikes.
Alternatively I always carry spare foam Ear plugs, I have a drawer full; working in the building industry has some advantages.
Quality points made pal. Will check out the company as hadn't heard of them.Eargasm earplugs have different options and even will help you find the right type for you. Click the link and answer the quiz questions and they will suggest the model.
I have had mine for 4 years and have not used the additional pair that you get as of yet. I use them every ride, and clean them in warm water every so often. I have had them in up to 4 hours without taking them out and feel no discomfort, which I can not say for the foam squishy types. My wife would give me the look when I suggested to put the foam ones in but since I got her a pair of these she does not grumble about them. They allow you to hear everything that you normally hear including engine, music, comms and gps.
As someone who posted above said, you will not notice the hearing loss unless you take regular hearing tests. Ride for 15 minutes with a pair even the cheapest you can find then pull them out and rige for a few miles and you will see what a difference it makes. Noise above 80db will cause hearing loss from long exposure. 60 km/h (37 mph)wind noise is 90db, at 100 km/h (62 mph) it goes up to 110db and these decibel ratings were tested inside the helmet.
As with all types of gear it is your life and if you wish to take the risk so be it, but the argument that my bike isn't loud enough is not valid. My opinion, take it for what it is.
Thanks, I used to have regular hearing tests when I worked at a factory. Because I wore those crappy foam jobs I can still hear today and the radio usually is at a low volume because I can hear.Quality points made pal. Will check out the company as hadn't heard of them.
As someone who has regular hearing tests with work I value my hearing quite a lot.
I thought the same thing, but having ridden my stock R3 for commuting back in the day, I was horrified when I found that I had to get people to repeat themselves during conversation just because of wind noise; hence, I'm a permanently converted advocate of earplugs.I can totally understand the need for it on bigger bikes. Sometimes I've thought about it just watching some RJ videos lol
I noticed this right after going for a long ride, very hard of hearing for a few minutes.I thought the same thing, but having ridden my stock R3 for commuting back in the day, I was horrified when I found that I had to get people to repeat themselves during conversation just because of wind noise; hence, I'm a permanently converted advocate of earplugs.
And how do these compare price wise to say Customfit Guards?Theres a lady in my local area that makes them... i've had them a year now and they're still great. They're a urethane kind of deal so washing them is easy its just a rubbery compound
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