I wear Shure In Ear Monitors SE425, one click down from the most expensive, and Peltor external muffs over the top of those. The Shure IEM do block out a significant amount of noise -25db or greater but they are not enough in themselves frankly. You will go deaf with just those without an additional layer Peltor H10A. Before using the Shure IEM I wore plugs plus the external muffs. I really don't get the excuse I don’t want "those things" clamped on my head. Ok well I guess it is a loud blasting TV when you are old, family and friends telling you need a hearing aid etc. This year I'm probably going to go with custom fit molds for the Shure SE425 since my ear canals get fairly sore after about 6 hours.
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Last edited by Exact Rototilling; 03-21-2011 at 01:30 AM.