The Best Motorcycle Riding Ear Plugs - Tested

31 Geg 2018
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In this battle of battles, four earbuds will go head to head in pursuit of the coveted title of The Best Motorcycling Earbuds. The competition is fierce and so is the judging. Ready? Fight!
Gear List:
1:20 - Custom Earplugs -
2:44 - Laser Lite Earplugs -
3:09 - Mighty Plug Wax Earplugs -
3:39 - NoNoise Motorsport Earplugs -
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  • I use EarPeace plugs, so much better riding with them!

    PMitchell106PMitchell106Prieš 2 dienas
  • how about Howard leight Max-1 earplugs?

    SkN097SkN097Prieš 8 dienų
  • I use the ear plugs that NASCAR pit crews use. Sparkplugs is the brand.

    alexander5207alexander5207Prieš 13 dienų
  • This is where we hold them this is where we fight this is where i say 30 year's of riding I can actually still hear shit Ryan cheers mucker from Belfast, love you man Happy GTF STFD FU MF 👍🍾🤙 nice video

    Fish BoyFish BoyPrieš 23 dienas
  • Ive tried a few, can't stand expanding earplugs they hurt after an hour or so, ive been using Bluetake for many years now , just make sure there long enough you can grab them and pull them out , handy when you have to sleep with a room full of snorers too... be carefull though there very sticky the first few times...

    Dave ADave APrieš mėn
  • I have a pair of $200 ear plugs that I had to go to some doctor person to get the custom fit and they have meshes that can be interchanged for different frequencies. They're the best if ur good at not losing small stuff and have other uses for them

    Christopher McGinleyChristopher McGinleyPrieš mėn
  • $20 on amazon metal case comes with six plugs of different db levels, silicone and cleanable beats the $40 plugs, can be used for shooting as well

    Spike ElwoodSpike ElwoodPrieš mėn
  • Aka earphones

    r_ elentless01r_ elentless01Prieš mėn
  • I get the honeywell foam ones no cord. $20 for 200 pairs individually sealed on amazon. Probably could wash and reuse once.

    Clearanceman2Clearanceman2Prieš mėn
  • Any chance you could review the Surefire EarPro Sonic Defenders in the future? I used them under a flight helmet and they were pretty good!

    AJL15NAJL15NPrieš mėn
  • Did NAHHHTT! I loved the reference! lol

    Joel HartleyJoel HartleyPrieš mėn
  • 😓😓😓😓😓

    JOSUAL NEWJOSUAL NEWPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Just try to get the no noise earplugs out of your ears, they are so short that you need to push them in so far that you no longer can get a hold of the plug with your fingers, you need tweezers to remove them.

    Mark KulyasMark KulyasPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • HJC Pinlock are the only plugs I can tolerate

    RiShark TíburonRiShark TíburonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I am using these and I am satisfied with them. Cuts low end frequencies but you can still hear what you need to hear

    dreamofshroomsdreamofshroomsPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Goal: Protection against hearing loss Hearing Loss Concern/Impact: High Frequencies. Bass doesn't kill your ears like high frequencies do. So a moto-plug that allows highs and blocks lows? COUNTERPRODUCTIVE.

    Scott WalkerScott WalkerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Been using Laser Lites to sleep for about a decade, hands down the best ear plug. They say not reusable but they actually perform better after each day of use getting a bit softer and getting covered in a light film of ear oil, then after about 5 days that ear oil starts to build up into wax and its time to throw it away.

    ShazzkidShazzkidPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • What about nose cancelling headphones

    Wyatt F.Wyatt F.Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • I just use cheap wireless earphones. Keeps out the heavy rumble of my Vine Hines and more audible music than my Sena to boot! The Sena is reserved for riding with friends. A rare occasion.

    golnectrgolnectrPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Get the cheapest ones that you find comfortable. Anything above 20db is enough for motorcycles and might even be better than increased noise reduction and decreased awareness of road noises. I've never seen a disposable one that is below 25db, only very shitty reusable ones are below 20db and they are very unforcomfortable

    VtetudoVtetudoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • What, Valentino is not doctor! How rude.

    Seventh SonSeventh SonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • what about Airpod Pros?

    ShadowSalamanderShadowSalamanderPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I did nawt expect a room reference

    Sylvan SecretsSylvan SecretsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Sometimes your ears are deep red. Other times they are normal

    Jay MinasiJay MinasiPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Thanks Ryan, missed one, my favorite. Scorpion belfast helmet, a thick wrap of leather surrounded by a fiberglass Shell with drop down visor.

    Calvin NoahCalvin NoahPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • excellleeent

    John BurnsJohn BurnsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Foamies for the win.

    Douglas CamusDouglas CamusPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Good review what about Apple air pods and other type ear pods wouldn’t they stop noise

    Ant GAnt GPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • "No more dick jokes." - Proceeds to make dick joke

    Vorname NachnameVorname NachnamePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • - "You don't need no hearing protection, you get used to it after a while like I did!" - "Yeah, I bet you did." - "WHAT?"

    phant0phant0Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • You you need to wear earplugs while riding. You need to fix your exhaust.

    Francisco LopezFrancisco LopezPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Wind noise is more dangerous than engine noise

    Jim LakeJim LakePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Time to update video? Curious to know about 3M PELTOR EEP-100 Earplugs.

    stphnchnrstphnchnrPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Bro can you make your website work with America stuff because im scared your not getting anything when i get redirected somewhere else.

    P JP JPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Enjoyed every second of the video

    Primož DornikPrimož DornikPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • got the pinlock ear plugs for 25€, not cheap but ok

    lazarusledd91lazarusledd91Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • It's not 'jive', it's 'jibe'. Thank you.

    Samuel ClaiborneSamuel ClaibornePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • More click bait, I was waiting to see ear plugs riding bikes like it says in the title. Disappointed. Lo

    Nick WilliamsNick WilliamsPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Foam is my go-to, cheap, effective!

    Jianyue TangJianyue TangPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I've been riding 35 years and I've tried them all. Foam for me and yes, Laser Lites are the ones I use the most.

    Nott JohnNott JohnPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • “No more dick jokes..” followed by two more dick jokes!!🤣 Excellent and entertaining reviews as always. 👏🏾

    JL G66JL G66Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • No noise looks like the ones by 3M that got sued lol

    Jason LurfJason LurfPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Nothing beats the custom-fitted soft plugs that you can get from audiologists for use with Bluetooth phone headsets. I put a set of good transducers in mine, so roll away the miles listening to my favorite music. Tiny vents let in sounds of horns, sirens and engine, and prevent pressure issues (especially useful when riding across the Sierra Nevada mountains).

    SoloPilot6SoloPilot6Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • These are good , I find if they get wet they dry out in the sun.....3 bucks 10 prs

    Sonofa GalwayManSonofa GalwayManPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • would be good to get an update video. just picked up some hi fidelity earplugs from earpeace with removable inserts and wonder how they would compare

    vitalstevevitalstevePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • so.....anyone else getting the custom

    raglanheuserraglanheuserPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • S I'm confused now. A huge part of riding is conversation and even listening to music. These make it sound like you need to choose either the safety or the sound. Are there not product that do both?

    broderpbroderpPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Super cheap foamies made by 3M from Amazon, works well and comfortable. And no risk of them popping out.

    NspinicelliNspinicelliPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • the no noise are no joke. i still use the ones i got back in 04' just wash em and put em back in the then plastic green case. but then again in the military everything is green except for the orange plugs.

    Drewilious MaximusDrewilious MaximusPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Their only ear plugs

    Faris ShadeedFaris ShadeedPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Here in Brazil I can get the same "no noise" plugs with a cord to hold them for $0.55

    andrecampana_andrecampana_Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • Probably the only video about ear plugs on LTworlds with over a half-million views, hahah!

    soul conjecturesoul conjecturePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • What about keeping the stock exhaust?

    Krisztián KovácsKrisztián KovácsPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • A never ending supply of foamies from work does me just great.

    Yorkshire Biker bits n bobsYorkshire Biker bits n bobsPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • "no shit .... $40 bucks" :o). Awesome man !!!

    Chris McIntyreChris McIntyrePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Added benefit to buying the foam plugs in bulk is that they're wrapped in pairs. Easy to carry a few extra pairs with you for friends who dropped their fancy ones in the mud.

    Alan DalmanAlan DalmanPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Would galaxy buds+ be enough or should i get actual earplugs?

    IgnIgnPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Custom molded are the only way to go. They aren't cheap, but they're worth it for going under a helmet. The options on filters and electronics are too many to list. You have to get someone to make the mold, don't do it yourself, and then wait at least a month for the finished product, but it will last years.

    kurt mathewskurt mathewsPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I purchased a set of custom Fit-Ear plugs at a motorcycle expo 10 years ago for $40, and I'm still using them daily. Mine are silicone, soft and comfortable since they were literally shaped inside my ear canals. I think they're price has gone up to $99, but they're worth every penny. They're easily washed in warm water and dish soap and they always stay in my ear. They kill all the unwanted noise, but still let you hear sirens, horns, your exhaust, com units etc; They also offer bluetooth versions. One of the best motorcycle products I've ever purchased

    Andy FreemanAndy FreemanPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • So, what do you use if you want to fit a Cardo Packtalk (or similar) and not be deafened? The 'Sport plugs' just fall out of my ears as they're too small for my freakish lugs!

    Richard RobinsonRichard RobinsonPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I've since discovered a reliable and free solution. I fold my ears over inside the helmet. It works and I always have them with me.

    canturgancanturganPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • Hhhhh XD

      zijeisdezonzijeisdezonPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • There is another type of earplug you didn't mention. Its cotton wool filled into a blue earplug shaped plastic foil of some kind.

    Matt0LeeMatt0LeePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • hmmm... i tried the same design as no noise by 3M.. my ears were crying frmo discomfort after about an hour of riding.. had to stop and get off the bike to deal with it.. but then they are about 4 $ for 3 pairs or something. Not sure if this no noise is a different league then those.

    FoodfortheSOULFoodfortheSOULPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • No offense, but in the thumbnail for this vid, you look like an evil genius.

    jonnietubejonnietubePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • For US shoppers, Amazon has these green Honeywell (Laser lite) plugs that have an even lighter density foam, they’re 30db NRR (down 2db from the high viz version) and meant for smaller ear canals. I ordered a box of 200 pairs for under $20 US

    VVPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • My shopping process has changed since discovering this channel. Think I need random item, search F9 for review, find out overpriced item I wanted is bullshit, save bazillions.

    VVPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I liked the seal test lol

    NoelNoelPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I personally know a few loud exhaust folks who otherwise seem to have some good qualities.

    tom mytom myPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Problem i have noticed, when i wear the foam ear plugs, when i shower water gets into my ear canal always!! They must be opening my canal further than it should

    Michael KastnerMichael KastnerPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • errrr no noise had 4 stars for hearing protection at 2:39 and had 1 star for hearing protection at 5:20

    GordzGordzPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I have custom made plugs with replacable filters. Best of both worlds

    Jeroen TrappersJeroen TrappersPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I built ear plugs out of cornstarch and caulk with a plastic wrap barrier like Sonny Pierre Motocrooza taught us to and they worked great. Sorry my social group is bigger than I can account for thanx to LTworlds and its many geniuses and perhaps a certain fundamental self-centered-ness. This guy. This guy taught us to.

    Martin DMartin DPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Why do you need ear plugs? I've literally never heard of or seen this ever, and I ride a harley.

    CurveAroundDogCurveAroundDogPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • @Gordz I never said I didnt own a sportbike mind you. I like all motorcycles.

      CurveAroundDogCurveAroundDogPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • @CurveAroundDog ninja h2 and a ninja zx14r. Do what you will.

      GordzGordzPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • @Gordz You're laugh at me but I bet you dont even ride dual sport do you?

      CurveAroundDogCurveAroundDogPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • @CurveAroundDog hahahahahahahah

      GordzGordzPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • @Gordz ok. Go ahead and tell the millions of bobber owners that they have no sense of anything. I ride a harley because it looks cooler, sounds better, and it's more reliable imo. It's hard to be more reliable than an air cooled engine mounted to a hard tail frame.

      CurveAroundDogCurveAroundDogPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Bose beats all

    Patricia Gloria HutsonPatricia Gloria HutsonPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • What about silicone ear plugs? And is there better molded ones than others? There are a few motorcycle riding specific/designed ear plugs out there. Would love an update to this video! @fortnine I have tinitis but won't stop riding. Hope you can help!

    Atmonauti79Atmonauti79Prieš 6 mėnesių
  • I use the "waterproof swimming" plugs from Walgreens. triple-flange, cuts out the nasty wind noise but let's me hear other vehicles around me & the radio of my RoadGlide, never fall out, and comfortable to wear for hours. Cost me $7 USD for 2 pair. Also easy to clean.

    Charles GruCharles GruPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • what about noise cancelling

    LuXxenatorXLuXxenatorXPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Never ride a harley and you wont need plugs to enjoy the ride.

    stfuliberalstfuliberalPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • An audiologist would probably classify the “custom plugs” used here as a mold I.e. a starting point for the manufacturer to craft custom earplugs to the user. The true custom earplugs are 1 made from a completely different material than the 2 part molds, 2, have different noise reduction properties than the molds and 3, can be outfitted with everything from baffles to digital sound processors giving them a price range from around $40 to $600. I have used a $40 dollar version for riding and military operations for over 20 years. The baffles allow you to hear ambient noise up to a certain level so you can hear speech for example just fine but gunfire,explosions and wind noise are reduced. The military tests your hearing annually and I’ve had no discernible hearing loss since I started using them, I can’t say the same for the issued yellow foamies. Your ear shape can change over time so after around 5 years you may find one or both sides have lost their seal and aren’t working as well anymore, it’s time to replace them.

    nexus thanenexus thanePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I use bose qc20 and they are the best so far. Pricey but so much better. I can listen to music, navigation, intercom crystal clear and none of the road noise get through. Only honks get through as active noise cancellation doesn't work on high frequencies.

    Rohit DhageRohit DhagePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I use 'Eggz' plugs - basically the same deal as the Motorsport ones but 1/3 the price.

    CeruleanFutureCeruleanFuturePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • This is the type we used for heavy industrial machinery.. they worked well.. worked around clattering machines to high pressure white noise from steam... 1 use per 8 or more hour day, then thrown away.. or replaced when dirty. These are the same as the 3M type.. that some of the ones we used to have.. a flat shiny side. Funny not included in your test.. if it's one that people are saying they use'd.. as in comments here are. No one I know would wear a set with a string...(head tampon).. most people are going to plug in their phones to ear phones and play their music or listen to radio.. if that any type of cord were present... in riding a bike. If your ridding a bike to the point that it's where you have to wear ear plugs.. your bikes the problem.. or that your to stupid to know that you forgot your helmet.. or that stupid not to wear one.. and that your head doesn't matter to you.. when some one else cause your accident to that of your head against the concrete curb.

    Frank BlackcrowFrank BlackcrowPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • i wore laser lites at work for 12 hour days, they didnt bother me. ive tried all sorts of plugs for sleeping like the types hes trying - they didnt work for me.

    ben jben jPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • The best disposable earplugs bar none are the orange 3M 1100's nothing touches them for noise damping( even better than most non disposable or custom plugs). None of the knock-offs perform as well and over decades I've pretty much tried them all. 3M got it right.

    Kelly JacksonKelly JacksonPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Yeah.. I find it odd that he's not including the 3M.. as they are the main stay, of all who use them in an industrial setting.. I used to use the yellow barrel type.. and can conclude that 3M were the better ones.. than the ones on a string, they were annoying at most times.. the 3M never were. The string type ones used to get caught on the collars of jackets.

      Frank BlackcrowFrank BlackcrowPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Hi Ryan and also commentators. New to the game of earplugs myself. However, there are over thirteen hundred comments about your video which was superb btw but my question is this; Can anyone recommend earplugs to deaden enough road and wind noise whilst still being able to listen to my Sena Bluetooth system for phone calls?’ Thanks in advance. Dave 🏍

    Wheelie Good TVWheelie Good TVPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Foam plugs are porous but are so cheap you don't think twice using new one for every ride. I prefer plugs with a cord because when you stop, take your helmet off , you can easily pull one or even both off and you won't loose them. If you don't have a cord there is this additional task of finding somewhere to put them and that's not easy when your hand is already occupied by the helmet.

    Leonard MilcinLeonard MilcinPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Yes, I keep tuning in to FortNine because I just might hear a Battle of Thermopylae joke 😁

    daveburch235daveburch235Prieš 6 mėnesių
  • I just use my older style ear buds that actually go into the ear canal. The sound levels are the same as the Laser Lites, and they are more comfortable than the ear plugs.

    Voltaire DecentVoltaire DecentPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • the decision is yours comrade

    Sting BOI 1Sting BOI 1Prieš 6 mėnesių
  • I have tinnitus and all I hear is ringing if too much sound is blocked :/

    m3talc0rem3talc0rePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Regularly cleaning your ear with an otoscope (cheap USB versions from Amazon) and sterilized ear pick (Amazon) will alleviate most of the ear wax issues and prevent compacting. For those who air travel regularly, pinching your nose, squeezing your eyes shut and blowing will open up the cross linked airways to your ear canal and equalize the pressure (or let air out), which aids in inserting/extracting tightly sealed plugs. I'd like to see a review of blue tooth hearing pro ear buds that are compatible with helmet use.

    GunsNGunplaGunsNGunplaPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I don't give a damn how good a set of earplugs are.....I'm not paying $40 for a set.

    ThatOneGuy82ThatOneGuy82Prieš 6 mėnesių
    • 3M 1100's typically 30 cents a pair best 'plugs on the planet.

      Kelly JacksonKelly JacksonPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Ryan: No more dick jokes. Also Ryan: The balls prevent you from sticking it in too far.

    Mike MillerMike MillerPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Thanks Ryan for another great video. I've been using the "Quiet Please!" more-or-less disposable earplugs for years - reusing for around-town and plugging in new for longer rides, but have tried all but the wax. I'll give the NoNoise a try. Your formatting is spot on and you eclipse everyone in your no-nonsense reviews. I'm 72, have been riding for 40 years and using earprotection for the last 25 - they work, as my still decent hearing can attest.

    Steve EdgettSteve EdgettPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I use custom ear plugs (made by a professional) and while they are expensive at about $60, I swear by them. I do not find them "too quiet" and hear everything I need to hear, but they block out all of the noise I find fatiguing. Love your videos - keep up the great work!

    Jeffrey MeyersJeffrey MeyersPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • i dont get it .. why use earplugs when riding ? .. to me the engine is music .. the belly twisted feeling when you rev the engine a bit .. soooo good

    LadosligeseLadosligesePrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Ride 70mph everday on the highway without plugs and you'll be deaf before you know it. You wont notice the damage till it's too late

      Eric IglesiasEric IglesiasPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • I wear them as wind noise is a problem. Once above 30 mph I cannot hear my engine anyway. Maybe I should replace my thermoplastic helmet as it was not a problem with my 1975 fibreglass lid.

      C CooperC CooperPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I use circus peanut candy for ear plugs.. 🤪 seriously though just the orange foamies work great for me. 🤠

    Blue FriendBlue FriendPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • You can get the identical twin to those No-Noise $40 plugs at your local Home Depot for $10 bucks- I know, because I wear them every time I ride...

    ShibumiShibumiPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • He must be buying his at.. idiots R us... as that, from any bike shop.. that jacks the price up for those that don't know any better.

      Frank BlackcrowFrank BlackcrowPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • All fall short of my 300 dollar Airpods Pro on noise canceling

    ExplicitExplicitPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Gonna try custom ones for myself

    xXMountain DewXxxXMountain DewXxPrieš 6 mėnesių