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Old 02-26-2015, 03:49 PM
Larson Lawn Care Larson Lawn Care is offline
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Hearing protection

I've always worn earmuff style headphones to protect my ears and listen to the radio. I'm looking to get rid of the bulk. I just bought these monster brand isport victory earbuds so I can use my ipod. They are water/sweatproof, and have noise isolation. The only problem I have is they hurt my ears. They go too far into the ear causing my earlobe to hurt. I plan to return these, but I need a better option. I am looking for noise isolating earplugs (not earmuffs) that are sweatproof and do not hurt to wear? What have you used that works?
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:50 PM
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They obviously need to block at least partially block the mower, trimmer and blower noises.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:56 PM
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If you don't mind skipping the music, when it's hot outside I usually go for corded ear plugs. Keeps my ears from building up a bunch of sweat in the earmuffs.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:32 PM
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Music or radio is a must!
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:01 PM
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I looked into these they had good reviews. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HP3OB0/...I3NFUEHSPJXUUD
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:49 AM
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These bluetooth earbuds cut out a ton of noise if you use the tips that fit your ears best. They come with 3 sizes and are very durable and sweat resistant. 3M earplugs cut the most noise out but get stuck in your ear sometimes... they are 80 for $15 about 19cents a pair. Harbor Freight sells 50 pair individually wrapped earplugs for 5.99 which is about 11 cents per pair. Adds up after a while.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:24 AM
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Why does everyone half to have music going all day long? If I want music I sing in my head. I dont let my workers listen to ipods on the job. You can't hear danger around you. Or if someone is tring to get your attention -good luck. Also what better time for pondering, planning or prayer. When its just you and your machine. Is the world so boreing people need to be plugged in 24/7 ?
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:45 AM
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I listen to podcasts & audio books which I would say is a big reason for the growth I have in my business in the past year. I let guys listen to earbuds as long as they use common sense and dont waste time messing around with it. They are usually more productive because repetitive mowing jobs get boring and they seem to be more motivated listening to their tunes.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:50 AM
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I use shure 215 earbuds with the orange stihl ear muffs over them. I run the cord under my shirt down my back. Works great. I also mainly listen to podcast and things I can learn from.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:58 AM
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I use 32Db plugs from Lowes. Can't remember the name but they come in purple and orange. I used to use the radio muffs but they all eventually break. At $30-$40 a pop, I can buy a lot of foam plugs that protect better.
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