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
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.
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
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.
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.