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Just received these Surefire EP5 Sonic Defenders. They are great -- fit snugly in my ears on the very first try, which is an absolute first for me and ear plugs. They set in place nice and comfortable, even feel pretty much flush. But as soon as I pull my helmet on, they come loose. Not all the way out, but enough that they're not doing a friggin thing. I am now beyond pissed, because nothing works in my ****ed up ears. I really don't know what else to do, but I have to do something because my hearing is going to total crap.

 

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LOL, sorry for your luck man. Have you tried a lot of other ear plus as well?

I'm sure if you look around the internet hard enough there must be another design that won't cause you the same problems. I would give you a recommendation, but I just use the orange foam ones when I need them.
 

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I've tried all kinds. Most just don't stay in at all. Foam, silicone, plain, ribbed for her pleasure, and I think I tried the moldable kind once, and even that was an absolute failure. Earbuds for iPods and such, forget it -- it takes me more time to get them situated to where I can hear anything out of them and they don't fall out, by the time I get them in I'm too aggravated to listen to anything.

These Sonic Defenders are actually the first pair I've gotten to fit in easily without fighting and having to stretch and contort my ears every which way to get them to stay. They slide right in place, with just a little tug on my earlobe and an extra nudge to seat them. They even feel like they're pretty flush where they're not sticking out. All by themselves, they feel like they're in there good and secure and block out a lot of noise -- they'd probably be awesome if I didn't have to wear a snug-fitting helmet. But they come loose pulling the helmet down. It's not because the helmet is touching them, it's just the way it pulls on my ears as it's going over that it opens them up just enough that whatever is in them falls out. I may try again, maybe try to nudge them in a little deeper, if that's possible without injuring myself. But it isn't supposed to be this difficult. :mad:
 

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Sounds like this is a great business opportunity for which ever company wants to invest into it, if they do they can likely make a killing.
 

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Do you wear a skull cap or helmet liner under the helmet?
I always do. This is the one I use every time I ride.
I suggest trying one if you don't already. This Schampa Coolskin Skull Cap is very thin and lightweight and really doesn't seem to add any bulk under the helmet but it really does help... especially in hot weather, and even in very cool/cold weather. It's possible one of these might help keep the helmet from pulling down on the ears so much or at all since I notice it also helps the helmet to slide on easier.

 

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^^^ No I don't, but that may be worth a try. As long as it doesn't mess up my flowing locks.

(I'm what you might call follicly challenged. :D )
 
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