Auritech Biker Ear Plugs
Customer Product Reviews
Should have used these years ago
I have been riding bikes for over 30yrs and these are the first earplugs I've ever owned. I have avoided using them thinking I did not want my senses to be suppressed too much but my tinnitus is so bad these days I decided to take the plunge. My only regret is I didn't do it sooner. These work, for me, exactly as advertised. I have given them 4* rating as I have nothing to compare them to but these very well could be 5*.
Worth the money?
I've been using these for a couple of weeks and they seem good. They don't go into the ears as much as the foam plugs, rather they seem to sit just inside the ear canal, which means the base tends to stick out of the ear and sometimes catches when I put on my helmet, and they fall out. If they stay in, they seem really good, comfortable and I can hear more compared to foam plugs, yet still take the edge off the wind noise.
Excellent Ear Plugs
I was initially rather dubious about spending so much on a pair of ear plugs, but found them to be so much better than my previous choices. Wind noise is virtually eliminated while still allowing essential sounds through. They fit my ears very snugly so won't fall out. The only downside for me is that the tab could be a bit longer to make removal easier. Would recommend.
Comfortable and effective
These ear plugs are very comfortable once in, you can't even feel them. I'm still getting used to putting them in securely. Noise wise they cut out a lot of wind noise but I can still hear conversations, intercom, engine etc. I think they are perfect for road riding.
The best silicone filter plugs at filtering nasty noise and harmonic vibes. The only down side i can think of that most people will find is due to the whole body being quite soft, it can be difficult to insert and get out due to the body and especially the stem flexing a lot.. Fitment if you have small to medium sized canal, Some times they can stick out a bit so they get caught and fall to the floor when you take your helmet off so they won't fit everyone. The metal case is nice and a very good idea for storage while on your keys and keeping clean (I wouldn't put them in your pocket incase of a fall) but does require some PTFE tape to seal and stop unscrewing itself while riding. The other alternative is the Alpine motorsafe tour and race versions. These have a firm end cap on the stem so it's easier to insert and remove thought slightly smaller for fit so those with large canals might stuff them in too far. It's not quite as good at filtering out higher pitch frequency (tour in particular) but you are not as removed from outside noise sources if you prefer that. The soft case is better for placing in pockets than leaving on keys if you want that way of storage as well. Tour version filters out the least of the two (less high frequencies) while the race does the same lower and mid but also the higher ones aswell. So out of the two versions id just go for the RACE (red cap).
Used these for a 2000 mile round trip Seemed to block engine, exhaust noise. Could still hear wind noise but on sports touring bike with short screen and they worked spot on with comms better than the foam ones which seemed to block more but which are alot less comfortable. These auritech are a nice compromise decent price and get a carry case. Can't complain