Ear Plugs

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  1. DJ COSHH

    DJ COSHH Active Member

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    I was thinking of investing in some ear plugs They are £165 and made from a moulding of you inner ear. Has anyone used them, got any reviews on them. Can you dj with the in??? Thanks for your help
     
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    I'd like to get some custom molded ones, let me know if you find a place locally (Hampshire area) that does it. I believe many Dj's (Andy C, Pendulum etc.) all use these ~£165 ear plugs for Djing, I'd like to do the same myself!

    We've had a number of threads on the subject already, feel free to take a look at them. The newer threads are listed first:

    http://dnbforum.com/showthread.php?t=30719
    http://dnbforum.com/showthread.php?t=20465
    http://dnbforum.com/showthread.php?t=12755
    http://dnbforum.com/showthread.php?t=12919
    http://dnbforum.com/showthread.php?t=4289
    http://dnbforum.com/showthread.php?t=2032

    (y) :)
     
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    Cheers for ur posts, very helpful. I had a quick look on the web a theres a article on I-DJ magazine. http://www.i-dj.co.uk/reviews/reviewspage.php?ID=149From this I found the company which supplies them ACS http://www.hearingprotection.co.uk/, apparently you can go to an opticians to get the ear moulds the two which are in portsmouth and can cater for this are:

    Specsavers Hearcare 205 Commercial Road Portsmouth 02392 296 959

    Portsea Island Opticians 158-160 London Rd Portsmouth 023 9266 4004

    I hope this is helpful. Definitaly worth the money I think, just as important as your headphones . . . wouldn't leave home without them! (once I get them)
     
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    Ah sweet! Perfect. Nice find mate.

    Might give them a call when I've got some spare cash.

    Let us know how you get on if you go ahead with it.
     
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    I bought the non-custom ear plugs to try. These where brilliant I can dj with them in, and there good for work, however there a so uncomfortable I can't bear to wear them ...... now i know the filter's work though i have just ordered a custom set. Keep you posted on how it goes anyway.
     
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    The balls rolling now. I had to get my ears checked out by my GP to ensure that I do not have a wax build-up which would result in a misprint of my inner ear. I have got the appointment booked for the imprints to be taken on Tuesday so I will keep you posted. Usually it will take up to six weeks for the plug to come back to me but I have payed extra to fast track my order which means I should have my plugs by next Friday, which is handy as I am doing a small event that day. I only have a 1.6kw sound system so doesn't compare to big club set-ups but I will let you know how the fair on the night.
     
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    Excellent mate! Thanks for keeping us informed so far! I didn't know you would need to have your ears checked, makes sense though. How much extra was the fast track on your order?
     
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    It was an extra £30 so makes them even more pricey, but i figure sooner the better. 6 weeks is a long time!!
     
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    So the total was ~£195?
     
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    Yes, definately a killer. Im only an apprentice aswell, rarther well paid though, and I don't have any expenditures so I get to spend all my cash on myself.
     
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    Got the plugs now .... fit perfect. At first I though they weren't in far enough because i couldn't feel them so I was trying to push the in further but the wouldn't go ... then i realised that the might be in anyway so I slammed my decks up to test them out and I am very impress ... I havn't worn them out yet but I could see wearing these all night would be no problem, I recon i'd probably end up sleeping with them in as at the end of a good night i probably forget that there even in!! Few problems with AAC the company I bought them from .... I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THEM WHATSOEVER PLEASE IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUY THEM GET THEM STRAIGHT FROM SPECSAVERS THEY DO THEM FOR EXACTLY THE SAME PRICE AND YOU HAVE TO GO THERE TO GET YOUR EAR IMPRESSIONS ANYWAY!!!!!!
     
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    How are you getting on with the plugs mate? Have you tried them in a club yet?

    I think I'm going to order some this month.
     
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    The work very well. It is odd cause i kept trying to push them in further as because i dont feel them in, it feels like there not in properly, but really they fit so well you can't feel them. when you leave is when you realise how good they are. Walking down the road with your mates shouting because they can't even hear properly. Good if you got to get up for work the next day aswell, cause I can never sleep with ringing ears.

    Audio wise you get a much clearer sound without the harshness. I would definatley reccomend them.
     
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    Safe mate, will ring up soon and see what they're saying.

    Thanks for the info (y)
     
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    deffo getting me some ear plugs, cant afford those expensive ones just yet but im loookin into it, some of those threads are scary :(
     
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    i wish id known about earplugs before i went to KOOL FM part2 last Sunday, its now Wednesday and my ears are still ringing, ive got an appointment with my GP in 20minutes and i don't think im going to get any good news either...

    definitely worth the cash folks id pay £10,000 if it meant this ringing would stop.
     
  19. sdm

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    COSHH, any further comments on your plugs?

    Also, which ones did you get? I "hear" (ha) ER9 and ER15 are the top two choices.
     
  20. DJ COSHH

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    Yep, Buy them. There are amazing, I bought the custom ER15's and they ensure i leave n e night without ringin in my ears.

    If you don't get a pair by this baywatch thing ya playin at I will tell ya some more about them (jst if I can get backstage to have a chat ;)). I will obviously be wearin them there, definatly worth the investment. i chat to ya if i see ma gud friend :teeth:

    PS. Loving the pun lol