MAX questionsHow do the howard Leight MAX stay in? I've apperently got large ear canals and I'm working all day with Shure E4s. The stock foamies work pretty good but movement can cause issues. How were the MAXs in the picture drilled? Do they react well to the freezing technique? I've already purchased some Tygon 1/8 tubing that seems to fit the e4s nicely.
I thought I'd post some sizes I measured in the machine shop with some fairly precise instruments.
The E4's shaft measures 0.132 inches and the various inserts varied quite a bit. The foamies were 0.117 inches but that's after two weeks of use and may have stretched. I bought comply tips and they measured 0.094, the triflages measured 0.080 the Shure clear inserts measured 0.100 and the soft gray inserts were 0.080. It's as if the softer the material then the tighter the fit. I imagine that this is by design. If the MAX's stay in a big ear canal it looks like I'll try them. What's shipping costs like from the Ear Plug Store? I've played with this in my mind long enough that a "mad scientist fit" is definitely coming on. With the foamies at least 90% of background noise is removed but I think that can be improved!