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Old 03-08-2011, 08:15 AM   #121
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I got mine last week (Ontario, Canada). I will echo the previous comment that they are like play dough. I will need to make sure I keep them away from my kids. Also, need a different case to store them.

They are very quiet once installed. However, I won't be able to try them on the bike for probably at least a couple weeks once the snow is gone. I do like the option of keeping with the same pair of plugs rather than switching them out every ride or two.

I am curious if they will act differently in the middle of summer with the combination of heat and sweat.

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Old 03-08-2011, 12:25 PM   #122
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Received my 6-pack just a few days after ordering.

I did a short test ride. I've been using the blue 33db Hearos the past few years with good results. The news plugs are as quiet, and maybe a bit more quiet, but they take a bit longer to install. And my ear flexed when pulling on my helmet, which broke the seal, so I had to repeat. After 2 uses they were getting dirty from my fingers - should probably wash my hands more often! I can imagine these putty-type plugs are more comfy in all-day situations, and they likely last longer, but for me the installation process may determine if I become a full convert. And I second the previous comment - what happens when the temperature reaches 105F and you sweat?

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Old 03-08-2011, 12:47 PM   #123
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So far not sure.

Got mine a few days ago, fast shipping and packaged well. I ordered a 6 pack and a sample. Since I live in MI and it won't stop snowing I haven't used them on the bikes yet but I did wear them around the house for awhile.

As many people have mentioned these are the consistency of Play Dough and they easily warm to the touch and mold to your ears. Almost "too" easily because the material sticks to your fingers and this is with short time usage inside a 70 degree house. I cleaned my hands, kneaded the material for a minute and inserted them without incident. I agree with others that maybe using a little bit less material might be more useful for me.

When trying to remove them from my ears I pinched off tiny amounts that I had to knead back into the main plug when I got it out of my ear. I'll withhold overall judgment until I can really use them for what I intend to use them for but they do seem like as the temperatures rise outdoors I would think the heat inside my helmet on a hot summer day would make these things REALLY soft.

They are very comfortable for the short time I had them in and attenuated sound well. I hope to get out in the next few weeks and really give them a good tryout, I'm cautiously hopeful at this point.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:28 PM   #124
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I have been using the Mighty Plugs (aka World's best earplugs) for about 2 years. These are my experiences.

I find that the Mighty Plugs offer slightly less noise reduction than the 33db Hearos. However, there is a caveat - - for maximum noise reduction, I must apply K-Y lubricant to the Hearos so that they slide in easily and seal firmly.

After about 2 hours of riding, the Hearos begin to hurt my ears because of their constant pressure against the ear canal. At this point I replace them with the Mighty Plugs which I can now wear for as long as I want without pain.

I use the Mighty Plugs 20 -25 times before they become too grimy for me. I do attempt to clean my fingers before I mold them.

I have no problems with remnants of the Plugs in my ears nor any adhesion to my skin. The only drawback is a minor one - - it takes a minute or so to make them malleable. Oh, yes, I forgot. Sometimes, when opening your mouth, such as to yawn, the Plugs lose their seal which permits some extra noise to bypass them. But this does not happen often.

Hence, I highly recommend them to all riders.


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Old 03-09-2011, 04:27 PM   #125
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Got mine in Ontario in 1 week. I made an error on the order, and they called me the next day to see if I needed any help. So very good customer service for a couple of travel and the sample pack.

Easy to put in and were quiet, but I was inside and cranking up the radio to see how quiet. Very comfortable. Push them in easy, you can feel the pressure on your ear if you push too fast. The seal is real good. Don't be tempted to put any down the ear like rolling the foam ones. It may come apart and stay in there.

It comes apart and is softer than I thought it would be, but riding in the heat will tell. Will pack the foamies as back up.

Can't wait for the snow to go away to try them in the real world. OR maybe when my mother in law comes to town.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:53 PM   #126
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Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been out of town for the last few days. Glad to see that most of you are really happy with our plugs' noise reduction, and that everyone seems to be reporting that they're more comfortable than anything they've used before. Exceptionally high comfort was a huge part of the goal in creating mighty plugs, and it's really nice to see that you're all finding them to be as comfortable as we'd hoped you would. Now onto the concerns:

First, I've sent all your comments and concerns on to my Vice President, who is grateful for the feedback. For the few of you who have had problems with the material "breaking off" or find that they aren't providing you the same level of noise reduction as some of the ear plugs you've used in the past, I've been asked to remind you to make absolutely sure that you're following the directions on the packaging. Warmed plugs should never break, and the 34 NRR isn't just a number-- our plugs have been government-certified as providing the highest noise reduction of any hearing protection product on the market, and that improved effectiveness should be readily apparent when the plugs are properly inserted.

Secondly, for the few of you who had less-than-stellar shipping experiences, I really apologize tremendously. We take enormous pride in our routinely fast shipping and excellent customer service, so your situations are extremely troubling to us. Rest assured your experiences and concerns have been brought to the attention of the higher ups in our company, and that management is looking into them. Again, I'm deeply sorry you had anything less than a quick, painless shipping experience.

Thirdly, to those who are concerned about the effect of warm weather on the performance of our plugs: the short answer is that it shouldn't matter. Ear plugs are made with the expectation that they will always be around or above normal human body temperature (98.6F), so heat should be a non-issue. As I noted before, I have never heard any complaint about our plugs arising from hot weather or heat from normal use. Please let me know if your experience is contrary to this expectation.

For those of you who have recently gotten your plugs and had a chance to try them, do you have any additional feedback to add? So far the consensus seems to be the following: we need a button rather than a banner to copy over the shipping address information (will be fixed soon), shipping costs are a bit high (we're working on it, I promise), you'd prefer a round case without hinges, there's too much material, and you'd like to see a second color (any feedback on which one?). If you all have anything you'd like to add to this please let me know so that we can get started on implementing your suggestions. If this didn't come across as clearly as I intended it to, your feedback is valued enormously.

Additionally, the offer to send out a free sample pack to anyone who posts a complete product review on another website remains in effect as long as I still have samples to give out. We like to reward people who spread the word about our product, so feel free to continue doing so and send me a PM with your address and the link to your review so I can put a sample pack in the mail for you. Thanks to the many of you who have already taken us up on this offer.

Finally, another shameless plug to join our facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benefi...00215409989199), and as always,from all of us at BPI and www.earplugsonline.com, thank you all so much for your business and happy riding.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:13 PM   #127
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I just ordered a pair, I look forward to trying them out!
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:44 PM   #128
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Just a reminder-- in case you ever lose the directions that came with the packaging, the proper technique for inserting and removing our ear plugs can also be found here:

http://www.earplugsonline.com/features.html

**edit**Also, my Vice President has asked me to thank you all personally for your business and helpful feedback, and to let you know that to make up for some of the shipping and handling cost we're offering free gift wrapping to anyone who wants it. Not sure how enticing that is going to end up being to any of you, but these do actually make great gifts for other riders/recreational shooters/wives who complain about snoring.

Happy riding to those of you who aren't stuck in upstate new york (or worse) with two feet of snow on the ground like I am.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:28 PM   #129
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Been a little slow recently-- anyone have any more questions, feedback or suggestions they'd like to add? As always, we really appreciate hearing from our customers.

Thanks so much.

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Old 03-13-2011, 02:37 PM   #130
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been using these for about two years.... love'm... quiet, comfortable, easy r&r

haven't read the pages of previous posts.... all i'll say is that i never had good luck with the foam ones, and i tried many... either didn't fit right or became uncomfortable...

i'll use a set of these every month or two....

my buddy tried these and didn't like them, went back to foam.....

as in all things, ymmv
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:54 PM   #131
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@lvscrvs: thank you so much for your fine review. I'm thrilled to hear you find our ear plugs as effective and comfortable as we intended them to be. Serving the needs of motorcycle riders was among our main goals, so it's always wonderful to hear feedback from satisfied riders.

As for what's been said in the rest of this thread, there have been some reviews, many compliments and some suggestions. If you (or anyone else) have anything to add we'd be thrilled to hear it.

Thank you, as always.

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:18 PM   #132
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you are most welcome... i love riding and i hate wind noise so i was genuinely pleased to discover your product..

i read the previous posts and feel compelled to add a few comments:

- i have never had these earplugs stick to my helmet or hair (not saying it can't happen, only that it has never happened to me)

- i have not had any problems with shipping or related charges after, i think, three orders... maybe just my good fortune

- i find that they insert best when warm, so i keep them inside the house, or in a pocket where they can get some body heat when it's cold... easier to soften before placing in the ear.. 10-20 seconds of massaging the playdo and in they go... easy to massage both at once if you have opposable thumbs

- i use them as delivered, never felt compelled to change the size in any way

- i find that they occasionally come loose when i put my helmet on, and when the 'seal' is broken there is much more wind noise... i can tell this immediately, and the only thing to do is stop and reinstall to create the 'seal' again

- i have two pair with me at all times... good to have a backup in case you drop one in the dirt... i use a plastic container that some foam plugs came in... good size for two pairs and it's unbreakable plastic

now... didn't i read somewhere further back that you were offering some sort of discount on the personal value packs.... how does one take advantage of that..... did i miss it???????
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:25 PM   #133
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In light of the incredible interest we got from you all, personal value packs were reduced in price from $17.95 to $15.95. So you can take advantage by ordering This move comes as a result of the wonderful fact that the more business we see, the more we can afford to drop prices. As a result, we heavily encourage you to tell all your friends about us so we can decrease them even further some time down the road. And for those of you who are fans of our ear plugs and want to recommend us publicly, we’d be thrilled if you’d become our fans on facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benefi...00215409989199

There are still two promos in effect:

1) The sample pack is available for just $1.95 at www.earplugsonline.com, although there’s a limit of one pair per customer. The goal for this one was for first time users to be able to try the product without worrying about cost, and it’s been extremely successful so far so we’ll keep it up for awhile longer.

2) Anyone who is willing to post a review of our ear plugs on another website and link to www.earplugsonline.com gets a free sample pack sent to them from yours truly. Just PM me the link to your review with your address and I’ll get it in the mail right away. (By the way, let me issue a public apology to those of you who posted reviews and whose packages have been delayed by the incompetent upstate New York USPS employees— they’re on their way, I promise.)

We can’t thank you all enough for buying our product and providing feedback about how we can improve our business. Changes come slow around tax filing season, but after all that is dealt with I can personally guarantee that many of your suggestions will be implemented.

Thanks again for being such great customers. We really appreciate your business and your input, and we look forward to continuing to meet all your hearing protection needs.

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Old 03-15-2011, 02:10 AM   #134
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I like and support these earplugs (bought the 6 pack plus the sample) but I would still like to add a word of caution.
The plug material is not as strong as the more common foam earplug. The procedure for these has always been roll them tight and force them deep in the ear canal.

I think the instructions for the 'World's Best ear Plugs should mention that you should not do this. Pulling a plug out has the potential (not guaranteed) to leave a piece that is now narrowed by the inner ear behind. Because of the tackiness of the material it is hard to remove and easy to get it smeared onto the ear canal if you start using Q-Tips or other implements.

After a visit to my doctor, who failed to get a broken off piece that was now resting on my eardrum, I needed to visit an ENT specialist who had the tools and skills to get right down and dirty. I was partially deaf for a week.

Depending on where you live and what medical coverage you have , this could make for very expensive earplugs!

I am still planning to use these plugs, because I do think they work well, but I have to change my method of insertion after 30 years with alternatives. The instructions tell you what to do, to use these plugs. I feel it should also mention what NOT to do.

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Old 03-15-2011, 04:20 AM   #135
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Ok I just ordered a personal pack. What is the correct proceedure for use. I have ringing in my ear and after a long ride Sunday it was bad. I used the standard walmart foam plugs like usual but my bad ear didn't seal well. I need a better plug. I also snore and perhaps this will help my dear wife.
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