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post #1 of 10 Old Aug 26th, 2013, 11:57 am Thread Starter
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Anyone tried these?


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post #2 of 10 Old Sep 7th, 2013, 6:46 am
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Re: DIY earbuds

No, but I've been using EarFuze http://www.earfuze.com/ with owner custom molded ear plugs for awhile and love them.

Audio quality of the earbuds is excellent and the soft rubber surrounds effectively block wind noise. Less than $50 and work great.

I use the red and blue version. Look a little funny before I put my helmet on but the color code (red for right ear) makes reinsertion a bit quicker and easier.
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Doug these sound interesting but they say nothing about a standard 3.5mm male plug on the earbuds only a remote. I have sent them a message about this. If they offer a standard plug i will order them. I've tried the other types that you mix 2 parts together then use your own ear buds & they did not work well for me.

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Doug these sound interesting but they say nothing about a standard 3.5mm male plug on the earbuds only a remote. I have sent them a message about this. If they offer a standard plug i will order them. I've tried the other types that you mix 2 parts together then use your own ear buds & they did not work well for me.
After looking at their web site a little more I see they have just the ear plugs that fit your own earbuds so I ordered a set. For less then $20.00 I'll give them a try. Thanks Doug.

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Let me know how they work. If I remember correctly they can be remolded numerous times.

I recently made a pair using Radians ear mold material and a set of my earbuds. The problem I had was that the earbuds would not stay in the mold, so I bought automotive plastic/molding glue and tried to glue the earbuds into the molds. So far that seems to be working.


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They came in today & are very easy to mold. Plus my old Sony ear buds fit in them great. I had to remold one & it was also very easy.
When I put the helmet on they get a little loose in the ears but I can reach my finger into the helmet to push them back into place. I'll have to go for a ride to see how well they work on the road.

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Finally got out for a ride today & all I can say is these things a CRAP !! They are hard & let a lot of wind noise in past them. They put the earbuds out side of the ear cannel so it is harder to hear then add in the wind & I only went about 20 miles before they where coming out of my ears. I'll stay with my cheap $30.00 Sony earbuds that I've used for 3 or 4 year & for thousands of miles. These POS's are now in the trash.

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Well, I guess it was worth a try. I used to have a set of Fuze, but I had 1 side go out on 2 sets so I don't know if I want to try them again. If I do I may try a different set of earbuds.


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Well, I guess it was worth a try. I used to have a set of Fuze, but I had 1 side go out on 2 sets so I don't know if I want to try them again. If I do I may try a different set of earbuds.
Depends on how long ago you bought your old set of EarFuze. My latest pair has a more rugged wire coating coming from the earbud. I also molded the material further down the wire so it wouldn't flex as much near the earbud. My first pair, red/blue have exposed wires, but still work. My flesh tone pair has the better wiring. Kind of a cloth as opposed to a plastice coating.

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I love the part on the website where the demo says "Once heated the molding pieces cool down to room temperature". Really?

Gizmodo's review title: "A perfect fit that sounds like shit".

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