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What drivers to use with Peltor ear muffs for a "diy noise-reducing headphone"?

post #1 of 7
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Hello,

So the subways and commuter rails in Boston are pretty noisy and for a while now I've been using these contractor ear muffs (nrr 30) over my earbuds and they do an amazing job but the earbuds are just not comfortable.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend some (good & cheap) drivers that preform well in a closed, excessive-foamy environment. I was thinking of trying the ksc75 drivers. I'd like to keep the drivers under $20.
post #2 of 7
ksc75 drivers would do just fine. leave them in the enclosure, and you should be able to just pop them into the muffs and they would be sandwiched between the foam and the plastic. the foam should absorb any sound that might be floating around in the cups.

i did this a while ago with a pair of muffs, but i just used 5 dollar over the head sony headphones. i broke the headband off leaving just the driver and its enclosure, and used that in the muffs. perhaps that would work?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the vouch. Will do.
post #4 of 7
I've done a similar thing on a plane. Removed the clips from the KSC75s, and put them inside these:
Amazon.com: Howard Leight 1010925 Nrr25 Black W/blue Cup Bilsom Viking V1 Earmuff: Home Improvement
Voila. $30 for good sound quality and fantastic isolation.
post #5 of 7
Double post.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Marximus View Post
I've done a similar thing on a plane. Removed the clips from the KSC75s, and put them inside these:
Amazon.com: Howard Leight 1010925 Nrr25 Black W/blue Cup Bilsom Viking V1 Earmuff: Home Improvement
Voila. $30 for good sound quality and fantastic isolation.
I find it DIYs like this amazing (almost feel sorry for those who spend $$$ for active-cancellings).

So you went with the Bilsoms eh? These are the ones I will use.
post #7 of 7
Those might be superior. The earcups on the Bilsoms are not terribly deep, and they ended up being uncomfortable after a while, because the drivers of the Koss were kind of pushing on my ears. It might also have had something to do with the pressure on the plane/inside the earcups. I went with the Bilsoms just because they were free. They'd been used for lawn mowing previously.
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