It was while on the vacation of a lifetime out in sturgis I came across the Big Ear tent and purchased a set of Custom Molded Solid Earplugs to replace the cheap foam earplugs I normally used. It was the very next day after realizing what a difference these earplugs made that I went back and made the investment in a set of BC-1’s. I finished off my trip wishing i had my new stereo earplugs for the ride, but anxiously waited until they showed up in the mail back home in Massachusetts.
Now that I have them I use them in every possible way you can use them. They have become a must have part of my motorcycle experience…both street riding and dirt. I use them at work, I use them while mowing my lawn..i use them constantly with such great comfort and sound clarity I couldn’t be happier, what other ear plugs can you wear for hours at a time with no discomfort. I did have the unfortunate experience of having my BC-1s disappear off of my desk one day and without hesitation called Glenn and made arrangements for a new pair to be made. ( I was impressed that even after quite a few years, I think about 10, they still had my mold for a new set) So back in business with my BC-1s life continues one for a very loyal Big Ear user. I have recommended everyone I know to think about the great value and purchase a pair for several reasons. Hearing protection as well as the great comfort and pleasure of riding while being able to listening to music without the wind noise you get from whatever style of riding you do. I cant say enough about Big Ear and the products they make and service they offer and after 16 years of constant use…they are still as valuable to me as the day I bought them. I still use the solid plugs too…but my BC-1s are worth their weight in gold…I can promise you wont be sorry you bought a pair. If you are unsure if they are for you and you dont want to take my word…Just call and talk to Glenn.
Several years ago, my husband and I invested in the original big ears……After the initial investment (which may seem like a lot of $$, but soooooo worth it!!) I couldn’t believe it…….WHY DIDN’T I DO THIS SOONER?!?!?! Love to listen to music as I ride. So a couple years ago, I was having a little trouble with my original set (after 5 years of using them), and decided to upgrade to the BE-2. The difference is nite and day. Again, I was kicking myself for not doing this sooner. A year later we upgraded my husbands big ears too. We both love them! Whether we are on our motorcycles, or the lawn mower the sound is awesome!!!!
I had seen BIG EARS at previous bike shows. This year, I decided to get a pair – but just the BE-SP to start with. I have a VERY loud motorcycle, at times, my own ears will ring for hours after a long ride. Now that I have BIG EARS, I no longer have the ringing and I can now hear the music (and that’s saying something with 4 – 160WATT speakers!).
I enjoy riding more! It cuts down the wind noise, significantly reduces the sounds from the pipes and filters the noise such that I can enjoy good music AND riding. I look forward to this years trip across country with BIG EARS!
I’m grateful that I had decided to purchase two sets in case I loose one during the long ride.
I have 2 two sets of Big Ear ear monitors. First set a basic wired set and recently purchased the BT Wireless set.
I primarily purchased these for use under a Full Face Helmet for Motorcycle riding/touring.
I don’t like to be ‘tethered’ to my bike, (tangles, distractions etc) so when the BT set became available I jumped at the opportunity to purchase them. Very comfortable within the confines of a helmet, something I was initially worried about, but no problems what so ever.
They are a tad pricey I must say, but the sound and build quality will make you want to use them again and again. And in the end the price will seem minimal.
I use them for all my ‘gadgets’ that require ‘ear buds’.
Just remember to do clean them after each use to continue getting the highest quality of sound and comfort from them. Take care of them and they will take care of you. 5 Stars all the way.
I’d like to take a moment to thank you for my ear plugs. As an avid motorcyclist I learned early the importance of hearing protection. I’d come off my bike after only short rides and have hearing trouble or ringing ears. I quickly turned to inexpensive plugs. They worked great so long as I didn’t wear a helmet. Because their profile protruded past my lobes, I was forever unseating them simply by donning my lid. They either pushed out immediately and I had to repeat the whole process, or they’d unseat just enough to be rendered useless at the slightest turn of the head or helmet adjustment. If I didn’t manage to get them in my helmet they hurt my ears on long rides. My new custom fit plugs have none of these problems. They go in fast, don’t get fouled when I put on my helmet, don’t require nearly the adjusting or fidgeting, stay put AND they’re completely unnoticeable even during the longest of rides. These are in my are ears almost every day and are the best investment in motorcycle gear I’ve made. I highly recommend them to every rider.
Big Ear… Big Ear… Big Ear…
By Chris Martin
I was lucky enough to be able to attend this year’s BMW Motorcycle Owners of America National Rally in St. Paul, MN. I say lucky enough because I had to get my huge “honey do” list done first, or face the wrath of my lovely wife of 23 years. Now in all fairness, I had put everything on the list off for most of the summer and kept telling her that “I’ll get to it.” Unfortunately, now she had leverage.
I was camping with a group of my friends from the area and we all rode over together. When we pulled in it was a great area at the State Fairgrounds, and things were nice and spread out. A perfect place to spend a few days with my friends while spending way too much money on things I probably didn’t need.
My first order of business was to get some earplugs. For the last year, I have been listening to my friends talk about how nuts I am for wearing the foam plugs. I have to admit that there are times when we stop and everyone has to wait while I roll them up and get them just right, that it does get a bit embarrassing. My final decision came as we were riding in. We had made our last stop and were about 85 miles away when I turned my head and some wind moved my right earplug out of position. Wind noise beating me into submission and 85 miles to go. This was the last time that was going to happen!
Looking around there were five different vendors selling earplugs. Two outside and three inside. I eliminated the guys selling the No-Noise ones right away because they were one size fits all. No more of that for me. To me, the rest looked the same, so I started asking everyone I saw with earplugs who they recommended. I kid you not, I asked just over 20 people and all but one said the same thing… Big Ear. Big Ear is comfortable… I’ve had these Big Ears for 11 years… Big Ear has the longest warranty… Big Ear has been around the longest… over and over again I heard the same thing… Big Ear. Big Ear… Big Ear… Big Ear…
So I went to the Big Ear booth, a little wary about what mind control device they had, that might put me into this cult they have created. They were busy, but things seemed to move quickly and I asked about the product. Up to 32 dB of protection. A three-year warranty. I could get regular custom plugs or custom fit stereo earbuds. Pretty cool!
They had demo units of the stereo earbuds so you could choose which electronics you wanted inside the custom earplugs. I decided that was the way to go and ordered a pair of BE-2C custom stereo ear plugs. The process was quick and they explained to me that the stereo products took a couple weeks to make. They saw my disappointment and offered to make me a free pair of custom solid earplugs to use while I wait. How cool is that?
The ride home was fantastic. When we stopped I was no longer – “that guy” – who made everyone wait in the heat. I just twisted my earplugs in and we were off. They went in the same every time and no wind noise.
I am back at home now with a new “honey do list”. I wonder if she would notice if I started wearing my custom Big Ears around the house… (www.bigearinc.com)
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