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Ear Plugs for listening to music as you shoot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ron Burdick, May 28, 2012.

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  1. Ron Burdick

    Ron Burdick Active Member

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    Is there a good or better brand of ear plugs to use while shooting?

    I an asking about ones that do not fall out easily.

    Ron Burdick
     
  2. Rick Barker

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    I never found any and one of the people that made my last pair of plugs when I asked about making a pair of with earphones said they don't like making them.

    I found a pair of electronic ear muffs that come with a cable and an MP3 player connection behind the left ear.

    So you can control the outside noise volume as well as the music.

    Found them at Dick's and they are called Impact Sports, under the brand name of Howard Leight by Sperian.
     
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    Rick -- I just went through the process of shopping for ear monitors. I found a company called alien ears who mostly serves the music industry. They send you an impression kit and after they make your monitors they give back the impressions so you can reuse them in the future. I purchased the type that have an ambient vent which allows you to control how much you hear from outside the plugs. I just completed a full day of testing shooting trap with the local registered shooter and I must say they worked great. I use my smart phone for the music source so I don't carry an extra device. Joe
     
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    I think I saw something in T+F mag about someone who make custom ear plugs to your ears with speakers in the plugs for music. They are out there and someone does make them. Sorry I can't give you a name or a number.
     
  5. 12ShotTwo

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    Oh, I really ment Ron. BTW the ear monitors I am referring to are customized to your ears, that why you have ear impressing made. With the ambient vent closed you get the typical 26-30db of isolation provided the impressions are well made. Joe
     
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    L and M make custom ear plugs for ipod and the cords are very sturdy.
     
  7. Ron Burdick

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    ttt once
     
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    Mr. Burdick;

    I too am of the opinion that the “iPod Ears” from L+M (a sponsor here)are a good product. They are custom fitted, so the sound suppression is as good as any custom fitted ear plug. The sound quality of the music is also very good. They are more expensive than anything else I’ve tried. However, they were less expensive than the total I spent on various noise isolating ear buds, and a set of custom fitted plugs from another supplier. L+M should be in Ohio where they will be made in a few hours. Anyway if eperry says they’re good. They must be.

    I just wonder if the old music you must be fond of is available for your iPod.
     
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    Uncle Dave Macon "Give Me Back My $5"

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  10. trappypappy

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    Ron,

    The ones I use are MEELECTRONICS model SX-31.
    These fit in your ear canal's like the foam plugs.
    They come with 3 sizes of tips to fit any ear. Soft and comfortable.
    Better sounding than my iPod "Buds" and will stay in while shooting.
    I got them from newegg.com for only ten bucks.

    Hank
     
  11. RemingtonReloader

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    Ear Gems does something like that. -Aaron Schneider
     
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    Just had a pair made at L M at the buckeye today ,they work fantastic !
     
  13. Ron Burdick

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    Jerry,

    I wasn't listening to music when I was in FL. I would have come to you.

    Ron B
     
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    I just use my skull candy ear plugs. They don't claim to offer any dB protection but they seem to work quite well at reducing the dB.
     
  15. rooferbob

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    See Teresa at Rods Custom Stocks set up at the Buckeye Classic. She does a fantastic job.
     
  16. Rick in Ohio

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    Look up Big PAPA at the buckeye today or look him up at the state shoot coming up in 2 weeks. He makes the best plugs that I have ever got a hold of.

    PM me if you like to have his phone number.
     
  17. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    a second for big papa. he works out of his truck. surgical silicone. he makes a mold and then sends that to a lab and you get the plugs in about a week motordoc
     
  18. blade819

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    I highly recommend FlaLagato. C him at the Cardnal Center @ the Ohio State. He made me a pair and I've been listening to Pink Floyd ever since!

    blade819
     
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