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Custom earmolds?

Postby Mattsmith1990 » 21 Feb 2012, 03:04

Can I just have some opinions on them if you have them. And some recommendations on suppliers?

I used to use surefire EP4 and EP6 for my hearing protection but found them extremely uncomfortable. I would hopefully be looking for a tube which runs through it with a plug like the surefires which means I can plug an earpiece into it.
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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby Big Paul » 21 Feb 2012, 09:21

Still really not sure what you're lookin for mate?
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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby Firebird_2 » 21 Feb 2012, 12:10

I had a convo with someone last year (may well have been boxerdoor) - There is a product out there that is basically sent to you as a putty and resin, you stuff it in your ear, it moulds to the shape, and becomes a bloody good earpiece - you stick a pin down the middle once it's set and have a route for your acoustic tube.

Can't remember who sold them, but drop boxer a line, he might have mentioned having a contact for them.
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Re: Custom earmolds?

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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby Firebird_2 » 21 Feb 2012, 12:38

johno1973 wrote:http://www.earplugs.co.uk/product.asp?P_ID=1456 think this might help


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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby Big Paul » 21 Feb 2012, 13:18

Firebird_2 wrote:
johno1973 wrote:http://www.earplugs.co.uk/product.asp?P_ID=1456 think this might help


That's the buggers.



I think I saw these a wee bit cheaper on eBay
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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby Firebird_2 » 21 Feb 2012, 14:27

Now I'm curious too - back to Matt's original question, can anyone give a review of them? I'd feel a bit funky using my ear as a mixing bowl - but of the benefits are better than a skeleton earpiece in one ear and an ear defender in the other, then i'm game to have a look.
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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby Mattsmith1990 » 21 Feb 2012, 16:07

Firebird_2 wrote:Now I'm curious too - back to Matt's original question, can anyone give a review of them? I'd feel a bit funky using my ear as a mixing bowl - but of the benefits are better than a skeleton earpiece in one ear and an ear defender in the other, then i'm game to have a look.

FB. If you can wait until Monday I can put a review up. I'm going to order a pair for this weekend and see how they do in one of the loudest places I've ever worked in.
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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby Firebird_2 » 21 Feb 2012, 17:33

Mattsmith1990 wrote:
Firebird_2 wrote:Now I'm curious too - back to Matt's original question, can anyone give a review of them? I'd feel a bit funky using my ear as a mixing bowl - but of the benefits are better than a skeleton earpiece in one ear and an ear defender in the other, then i'm game to have a look.

FB. If you can wait until Monday I can put a review up. I'm going to order a pair for this weekend and see how they do in one of the loudest places I've ever worked in.


I've seen them around for the last couple of years - one more week won't make a lot of difference.
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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby Oneilboy » 21 Feb 2012, 19:56

I use the Radian Custom moulded earplugs:

http://www.earplugs.co.uk/product.asp?P_ID=1300

I use an orange set for events fitted with the lanyard. And I use a beige another set attached to my earpiece for when I working with radios, etc

I found them very comfortable to wear over long events.

Take your time, read the instructions and mould them properly, as this will make them better at their job.

Little fiddly to get into place sometimes, but you do get used it them over time.

Hope this helps Matt.
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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby Mattsmith1990 » 21 Feb 2012, 20:27

Thanks I ordered them earlier on along with a case for them. 25 quid in total which I wasn't too happy with.
Do find they fall out at all? Would you say it's worth buying a lanyard for.
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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby leither » 22 Feb 2012, 09:39

ive used custom moulded plugs.
just about the best thing out there, apart from professional made ones.

the lanyard - great idea as when you have alittle rough stuff and one gets pulled out you can still find it.
experience in that one :(

they are comfortable, and you can trim the size to suit afterwards.

feels a little odd when you push them in to mould, but it is very easy to do, and to fit the acoustic pipe after.

well worth it in my opinion
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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby Oneilboy » 22 Feb 2012, 18:30

I use a lanyard on my event pair as I wear two earplugs and it saves them getting lost. And allows me to hang them around the back of my neck when not in use.

I don’t use a lanyard for the pair I use with radios. I have one normal one inn my left ear and the one I have drilled for my acoustic tube in my right ear.

I never bothered with the case matt, as I had similar already. I paid around £15 or so per pair. Well worth the invest, as what your hearing worth after all Matt
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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby johno1973 » 02 Mar 2012, 13:55

johno1973 wrote:http://www.earplugs.co.uk/product.asp?P_ID=1456 think this might help

I've just spent the last half hour moulding my ear plugs and they seem very comfortable, just need to make a hole in one now to take my earpiece.
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Re: Custom earmolds?

Postby boxerdoor » 02 Mar 2012, 16:27

and when you use them for a shift let us know your opinions please.

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