Earbuds that reduce/cancel noise

thinkxingu Posted By thinkxingu, Nov 14, 2010 at 7:29 PM

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  1. thinkxingu

    thinkxingu
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    Hi All,
    I have taken to wearing earplugs for everything I do now (from mowing to chainsawing, splitting, and even using my saws/Dremel), so I'd like to pick up some earbuds that sound good and reduce noise. I think I want to stay away from 'noise canceling' versions for price & weight/size.

    Suggestions?

    S
     
  2. HeatsTwice

    HeatsTwice
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    I've been using these since the early '80s.

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/HOWARD-LEIGHT-EARPLUG-WITHOUT-CORD-3LCA2?Pid=search

    I used to work security in a rock concert house. Often right up against the stage forming a human chain with the other of my group which held back the crowds durring the likes of Todd Rudgren/Pretenders/Warren Zevon finalies (pirotecnics, blasting loud speakers, etc). They work great!

    Then I had three kids. Worked great then too.

    Worse thing that ever happened was after waking up from a dream where I was eating very juicy shrimp, I found a chewed up ear plug on the pillow next to my head.
     
  3. HeatsTwice

    HeatsTwice
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  4. thinkxingu

    thinkxingu
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    I use the helmet when felling or working in the trees, but for splitting and bucking I only wear earphones and glasses. Thanks for the recommendation on the plugs, but those don't play music!

    S
     
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