Featured Pin lock ear plugs ......magic

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  1. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Now I know that they're not he most glamorous item/gadget but I've been using a set of these lately after trying foam plugs etc and I have to say that the Pinlock ones are excellent. I wear a Schubert helmet and also use a communicator and with these plugs I can hear the satnav instructions and music as though I'm not wearing earplugs but the wind noise is hugely reduced, when I used the foam earplugs I could barely hear anything that was coming through the communicator in fact there is such a huge difference that I've had to turn the volume down a long way with the pinlock earplugs. So if anybody is using earplugs I can certainly recommend the pinlock ones .
     
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  2. MickEng

    MickEng Noble Member

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    #1 MickEng, Apr 21, 2017
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    Send us a link Yorkie.
    Must admit I have never worn any kind of ear plugs on the bikes I've had but since joining the forum I am getting tempted, particularly as my daily commute involves 30+ miles of motorway.
    I've got a Bell Daytona carbon fibre helmet which write-ups say are a bit noisy.
    Helmet sleeps in the next room to me, I've never heard a whisper from it! lol
     
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  3. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the delay Mick but littleade has posted the link below ....sorry about that.
     
  4. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    The difference is massive really ....
     
  5. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    There are 2 different sizes of plugs in the box and to be honest I normally really struggle with earplugs they hurt but these ones are pretty comfy I had them in today for over 3 hours and they were still pretty comfy and they only have a little pull tag that sticks out but when they're in the ear it doesn't protrude from the ear into the helmet.....best ones I've used
     
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  6. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Lol bloody hell no pressure then ;)
     
  7. John T

    John T Senior Member

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    Reading this made my ears prick up........

    Ordered a set me self !
     
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  8. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff .......hah the pressure's off now :) But I agree they are the best that I've tried .
     
  9. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    WHAT !!!! :D
     
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  10. MrOrange

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    Ordered some last night, they'd better be good or someone owe's me 20 quid!!! :mad:

    ;):D
     
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  11. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    GULP !!!!!
     
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  12. Red Thunder

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    I tried the earlier generation of these for a few weeks but didn't get along with them, little noise reduction and difficult to grip the stem to remove them.
    These seem to be a bit more advanced and seem to have come a long way recently.

    I am a fan of the Laser Light foam daily ones and will need to use the box of 200 (£25) up before looking at alternatives

    I must admit I prefer the daily disposables as there is no contamination of you don't clean them.
     
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  13. roadrider

    roadrider First Class Member

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    Mine arrived yesterday.
    Same as everyone else,seem comfy but haven't tried them yet.
     
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  14. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    I have a bag of foam ones but the problem I have is that they deaden all noise so I couldn't really hear satnav etc and I just can't get comfortable with them
     
  15. MickEng

    MickEng Noble Member

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    #11 MickEng, Apr 29, 2017
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    The disposable small ear plugs are available in different noise reduction levels. (Colour coded)
    You could try some that are not as noise restrictive, but I must admit I am not a big lover of stuff pushed in my ears either.
     
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  16. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    I just found these pinlock ones to be on another level for me comfort wise and how they reduce the wind noise but not the satnav and the scala communicator .....win win
     
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  17. PaulSpeedTrip

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    I've used the Pinlock's for around 6 months now, still greta condition. Good thing is you get two pairs (Small & Large) so the Mrs has the small set. Both of us sorted for £15!
     
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  18. chuk

    chuk Senior Member
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    I use the no noise plugs bit pricey at over £20 but come in handy wee metal tube on a keyring so you never forget to take them,you still hear other noise just cuts out the harmful tones couldn't take the noisy cans without wearing plugs on any distance.
     
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  19. MrOrange

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    VOODOO !!!

    Been out a couple of times now, and used my Pinlock ear plugs. Has got to be some kind of black magic how they work ! I can hear my exhaust better, I can hear so much more detail from my BT headset music, I have actually had to turn it down from max volume:confused: but the best bit is the fact that the wind noise is reduced, by a significant amout. Just been out for an hour on the bike, felt so much easier and more relaxed, came home and feel less 'battered'.

    So @Yorkie199 , your safe, I heartily agree with your OP, these are a great piece of kit, a tad expensive and hope I don't lose one, cos they are small and black and image easily lost, but will be bloody careful, a lot more than a few pence worth of foam as previously used and lost a few.

    Thanks for the recommendation.:D
     
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  20. MrOrange

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    How ? only get one set of red filter middly bits, don't you need them ???
     
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  21. roadrider

    roadrider First Class Member

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    I eventually got round to trying them(kept forgetting to put them in) but they seem to work well.Wind noise is very much reduced,I think they'll work well on a long motorway trip.
     
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  22. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    I agree it's got to be some sort of wizardry and I was the same having to turn the volume down on my music and satnav, I've just been up the Lake District for a couple of days and they worked a treat
     
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  23. The ST

    The ST Active Member

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    Just bought some cheap foam plugs but after reading the above I may consider buying some pin-locks. Just waiting for a 'second hand' pair to pop up on eBay !
     
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  24. Vulpes

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    I've got these. They're brilliant.

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