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Forum topic by Mike Lingenfelter posted 11-26-2007 03:11 AM 1362 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike Lingenfelter

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11-26-2007 03:11 AM

I first heard about these over at Matt's Basement Workshop. I really don’t understand completely how these guys work, but they do work really well. I’ve been waiting to try them out for a while now. I went over to help Dorje mill a tree into some lumber using a chainsaw, and thought this would be a good test. They worked great! They dramatically cut down on the noise, but I was still able to hear the saw. I even try it with them on, and it was a very loud chainsaw.

I wore them most of the day, and they were very comfortable. They don’t go inside the ear like other ear plugs, they surround the ear canal with a soft foam. They also don’t cover the entire ear, like the “ear muff” style which seem to get hot for me. This make them very conformable to wear for a long time.

They don’t cost that much, and I think you can get them through LJ store (through Amazon).


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#1 posted 10-28-2008 02:34 PM

Interesting, I’ve been wondering how well they work. I am currently using those little in the ear plastic things on a cord and I like them but they can get uncomfortable. Thanks for the info.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 10-28-2008 03:41 PM

Mark,

I posted this comment quite awhile and maybe an updated is in order. I still love these guys, and they work great! I used to use those those yellow cone shaped ear protectors and they did the job, but can be uncomfortable over long periods. The ZEMs are very comfortable and are very easy on the ears. Maybe it’s time to post a review here on LJ.

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#3 posted 10-30-2008 02:17 PM

Sure, a review is always a good idea, especially now that you’ve got such a long timeframe using them. Are they showing any escessive signs of wear and tear?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 10-30-2008 03:39 PM

No signs of any wear yet. They come with a few replacement ear foam pieced, but the originals still look good.

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