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First impression - I didn't think they would work...
on 6 July 2015
Prior to these, I normally used Howard Leight Laser Lite foam plugs, these are very effective in blocking out the noise inside a motorcycle helmet. They still allow the high piched sounds of sirens to be heard but muffle a lot more sound too. OK - Back to the begining - I recently purchased a full Autocom Logic comms system and Zumo 590LM for my DL650. After installaion I immediately tried out the intercom and satnav. I was very disappointed initially. The reason being any speed over 30mph, I couldn't make out what my pillion was saying or satnav directions. Back home I went through all the setup and volume settings - with the laser lites in but stationary I had to crank up the volume to near distortion levels to hear anything. Out on the road although audible it was not intelligible. I went through several ear plug types including the "mold your own" type with little success. Running out of options and a road trip looming ahead, I stumbled across these on Amazon. In for a dollar......
These arrive nicely packaged and have a small carry pouch to transport the plugs in. On first inspection I thought these are never going to work, after all, the noise filters are small plastic inserts that slide into holes that go straight through the clear silicone plug (MotoSafe contains two different and exchangeable wind noise filter pairs for standard and higher attenuation - advertising blurb)...
Any way, this morning I was going to test these out... I opted for the yellow - higher filter, reasoning if it was safer for my ears to go this way.
First impression - noise inside my helmet was comfortable - no "white noise" better than I expected.
OK, turn satnav on - - - my ear drums nearly exploded..........I had forgotten to turn down the volume settings.
I quickly pulled over and lowered the Zumo to 35%.
Back on the road, Holy shmoly, I could hear everything crystral clear. Right now onto the motorway - 70mph everything still audible and intelligible.
I wear a Arai Tour X4 Helmet, not exactly quiet, but now I can understand my satnav.
I have yet to try the audio quality of the intercom, but going on the Zumo clarity - I doubt I will have any issues - I will update when tested.
So for a set of pricey(ish) ear plugs, that I thought wouldn't cut the mustard - I have to award Top Marks!
Dont know how or why they work - but work they do.
I hope this little review helps someone make an informed decision, and have similar pleasing results.