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post #31 of 185
earwax have you tried again with a different brand?
post #32 of 185
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Originally Posted by Rufus_Truthfist View Post
earwax have you tried again with a different brand?
Yes! I got Mack's SafeSound Soft foam (light green) this time and they do work. (I'm sure many other brands would also work well, just not those lavendar Flents)

I used sound tubes from old Shure foamies. Cut about .25 inch from the wide end of the earplug and used the longer piece. Poked a pilot hole with a pin, then used a tiny philips screwdriver as an awl to make a larger hole. Wrestled the earlug onto the sound tube with the aid of a stiff piece of plastic.

It takes time for them to decompress when inserting, but once they do the sound quality is excellent.
post #33 of 185
Great thread. I subscribed and will certainly look to make these in the near future.
post #34 of 185
I think I will have to do this, as I bought some Olives a while ago, but they were medium and that is too big for my ears and it's causes a burning sensation in my ears after a while. Would any of these be suitable for smaller ears like mine?
post #35 of 185
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Thanks Earwax for input! Well, I think "Quiet Time Soft Comfort Ear Plugs | Flents | Walgreens" should be blacklisted then.
post #36 of 185
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Originally Posted by metllicamilitia View Post
I think I will have to do this, as I bought some Olives a while ago, but they were medium and that is too big for my ears and it's causes a burning sensation in my ears after a while. Would any of these be suitable for smaller ears like mine?
Yes, I think so. My ears are on the small size, I'm somewhere between small and medium, with silicon sleeves I use small size, some mediums (like the old Shure yellow) also work for me. These Mack earplugs compress very far, but if they're still too large you could look around for "junior" earplugs.

(Large ears might want to use the wide end of the earplug instead of the narrow end or find a larger type of plug)
post #37 of 185
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Originally Posted by Earwax View Post
Yes, I think so. My ears are on the small size, I'm somewhere between small and medium, with silicon sleeves I use small size, some mediums (like the old Shure yellow) also work for me. These Mack earplugs compress very far, but if they're still too large you could look around for "junior" earplugs.

(Large ears might want to use the wide end of the earplug instead of the narrow end or find a larger type of plug)
Thanks, I will pick up some later today and try it out.
post #38 of 185
I just tried this with the CVS brand as plugged (NPI) earlier in the thread. ... WOW! I cannot believe my ears. I honestly must say that my Shure SE420s sound better than they ever have before. I always thought I was getting a proper fit with the foamies as provided with the SE420s, but I guess not. The foamies were loosing their compressability anyway and I was just about to replace them. But 9.99 for 50 pairs cannot be beat! Thank you so much, Shrisha!
post #39 of 185
they already have this mod: it's called the yellow foamies and they are about $9.99 for a pack of 10. i love my yellow foamies way more than the olives.
post #40 of 185
$10 for 30+ pairs vs. $10 for 10 pairs.

Nevermind vs. $10 for 3 pairs.
http://store.shure.com/store/shure/e...ctID.105440800
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post #41 of 185
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Originally Posted by AgainstTheGrain View Post
they already have this mod: it's called the yellow foamies and they are about $9.99 for a pack of 10. i love my yellow foamies way more than the olives.
It would be $22 for 10 pair from earplugstore. Macks earplugs are $4 for 10 pair.

Besides, the yellow foamies are stiffer than these earplugs. The earplugs are more like Comply sleeves in texture. 10 pair of Complys are $34.95.
post #42 of 185
Googling around I came across this. Ear putty Sounds like it might work like custom ear inserts. I don't know how stable it would be against heat, pulling on the earphone wire, and other stuff I'm not thinking of at the moment.

Ear-mart: Physicians' Choice; "Ear Putty"; Ear Plugs

Physicians' Choice® "Ear Putty"™ Soft Silicone Ear Plugs
Effective Protection for the Ear Against Water and Noise

post #43 of 185
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Originally Posted by Calexico View Post
$10 for 30+ pairs vs. $10 for 10 pairs.

Nevermind vs. $10 for 3 pairs.
Shure * - Universal Yellow Foam Sleeves
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meh i get them for free so i'm not really sure of the exact price. endless supply for me
post #44 of 185
This is awesome, I'm going to try to hunt down some foam earplugs.
post #45 of 185
I got some walgreen brand ones. Great


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