Hearos Xtreme Protection Series Ear Plugs
Better late than never.
After many years of riding, I finally decided to try ear plugs. I've never used ear plugs before so I cannot do a comparison with other plugs. Now I always carry a pair or 2.
Now, when I plan on riding more than a few miles, I put them in; not too far as they then become difficult to remove. I use one pair per daily ride if I will be riding more than 10 miles or so. When I stop for lunch, shopping, etc., I remove them (so I can hear people) and re-insert them when I get back on the bike.
Pros - reduces fatigue (yes that LOUD wind noise does cause fatigue), no longer have a hard time hearing temporally after a long ride, disposable, cheaper than a hearing aid.
Cons - difficult to remove if inserted too far, disposable (I hate they do cause more pollution).
If you treasure your hearing, some sort of hearing protection is warranted. Try a pair and you may never ride without them again!
July 25, 2016
It does what it says.
Someone at my bike shop recommended I try these when riding my motorcycle. Although I have a full-face helmet I still get a fair amount of road noise. The Hearos were reasonably comfortable (as far as ear plugs can get) and blocked out a fair amount of unwanted road noise. I still heard everything I need to hear while riding and most importantly I enjoyed my helmet’s Bluetooth sound system even better. Because there was less road noise it made everything sound a little cleaner and crisper. I was then able to turn down the volume on the Bluetooth system, which I think, is a little safer way to ride.
April 5, 2016
Same noise level as NoNoise Motorsport Noise Filter
I first bought NoNoise Motorsport Noise Filter Ear protection plugs but I honestly don't think they are reducing noise at all (60+ mph). I cannot tell the difference when I'm riding with/without them. On the other hand, Hearos Xtreme plugs reduce all the noise for sure. I like that you get 7 pairs of them for $6, that's less than $1 per pair. I'm a buyer for sure.
February 16, 2016
Good not great
Good working ear plugs . They were absolutely quiet when I first put them on but while riding they allow in more wind noise than I expected , not enough to bother me but more than I thought they would.
January 27, 2016
Earplugs in general take some getting used to... but now I hate to ride without them for even short distances. Much better than losing ones hearing.
These are the best if you have issues with hard earplugs (either getting stuck/difficult to extract or uncomfortable). They fill your ear neatly and become quite comfortable.
They are cheap enough to stash an extra pair in your pocket, under the seat etc. and throw them away when they start looking a bit rough.
October 27, 2015
I tried a number of ear plugs until I settled on these after reading a number of other positive reviews. Out of all the brands/types I've tried, these were the best at noise reduction, speed of expansion, comfort, and staying in place.
October 26, 2015
These are fantastic foam ear plugs that I use for every ride. I have loud pipes and ride highway a lot as well. I can still hear cars and important noises but my ears aren't ringing or feeling beat up at the end of a ride if I use these.
October 20, 2015
They work. You need them.
An older rider, my hearing went to guns, power tools and loud music years ago. Long rides have really begun to bother my ears. These are better fitting and work better than the kind I keep around the woodshed. Value your hearing. Use earplugs when you ride.
September 7, 2015