- Brand: Decibullz
- Color: Black
- Material: Thermoplastic
- Recommended Uses For Product: Hearing Protection
- Size: 1 Pair (Pack of 1)
- EASY SHAPE SYSTEM: Simply heat the Decibullz thermoplastic molds in boiling water, let them cool for a bit, and shape them to your ears. That’s it, and If you don’t get the perfect fit the first time Decibullz are the only custom earplugs that are re-moldable.
- PERFECT FOR ANY SITUATION: Decibullz are perfect for shooting, traveling, working, loud concerts, and safety.
- INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE: Two Decibullz Thermoplastic Custom Molds, Three Sets of Triple Flange Tips S, M, L, One Set of Max Protect MEDIUM Foam Tips, Earplug Carrying Pouch with Decibullz Logo
- HEAT SHAPE REMOLD : Get superior sound quality and noise reduction with custom ear pieces for radio. Simply heat the earpiece mold in a cup of boiling water, cool, then insert into your ear. It shapes around your own ear as it cools. Reheat and remold these reusable ear pieces whenever you need to.
Ryan W. –
The media could not be loaded. Some background: I’m a really light sleeper and I’m SUPER sensitive to snoring. So for the past few years, my go-to earplug for sleeping is the #M TaperFit 2, in a large size because my ear canals are pretty big. But after the last few 200 count boxes of those, I’ve been running into quality control issues, so I decided to try something more sustainable.Enter these moldables from Decibullz. I really did my homework here. I watched a ton of in-depth reviews on YouTube, both from folks trying these for the range and for sleeping. And almost unanimously people rave about these plugs. So I grabbed a pair on same-day delivery and decided to give them a shot before re-ording TaperFits again.Amazon delivered them, and I spent some time reading the included instructions, and then just to be safe, I re-watched videos from reviewers as well as Decibullz to make sure I got the molding process right. Since I have such large canals, I went straight to the largest silicone in-ear plug size. After hot-soaking the plugs for five minutes and cooling for 30 seconds, I inserted the plugs as deeply into my ear canal as I could and began press-molding the plugs to completely cover the inside of my conch. I had my wife watch to make sure everything that could be covered inside my conch was covered. While waiting for the plugs to cool and set in my ears for five minutes each, we were watching TV, and I had zero issues hearing the show. So not a good sign so far, but I hadn’t yet put the included end-caps in yet. After the setting process, I removed them and let them air-cool the rest of the way down.Last night at bedtime I inserted the end-caps and then pressed these back into my ear. After setting the silicone plugs into my canals, I could feel them slip ever so slightly back out, but seeing as the seal around my conch was still firm, I thought it might be normal. But as my wife was asking me how they worked, I realized I could hear her almost as easily as without the plugs. I noticed I was hearing my cat bathing herself all the way down the hall, which is quiet without anything in my ears. I pushed and held them in and they were about half as effective as my TaperFits, and when I let go they were practically non-existent in my ears sound-proofing wise.So all in all, in MY ears, these are a complete fail.Comparing with foam TaperFits, here’s the rub: They are both rated at “maximum NRR” of about 31dB; the TaperFits say 32, but, they’re comparable on paper. But when the TaperFits fit properly, the noise blocking is great. The finger-rub test — where you gently rub two fingers together next to your ear — is almost silent with the TaperFits. With the Decibullz, there was practically no difference: I could hear every detail of my thumb and forefinger rubbing together.A few observations about the Decibullz that I think contribute to the failures here:* The flanges on the silicone plugs are SUPER thin and light. This means they lack rigidity to remain expanded in the ear canal, or to hold them in place from slipping out of the optimal depth and position. I can also see these cracking and breaking down in no time, as I’ve experienced the same on other earplugs that had flanges this thin. See my included macro-lens super closeup video clip of how they flex and nearly fold with a very SLIGHT prodding with a tiny beauty tool.* The black endcaps that go into the hard plastic hollow core are also very thin. They seem to just act like a drum, propagating all vibrations from the outside that hit them, transferring that sound straight through the tube core, and into the silicon plugs themselves.* And then there’s that hard, hollow, plastic core in the center of the molding, between the endcap and the ear canal tips. Why are these hollow?!? That’s just a recipe to propagate as much sound as possible! These cores should be filled with some kind of sound/vibration dampening material, instead of providing an air pocket for compression in tandem with that drum-head of an end-cap. The engineering on this is frankly laughable.So what I would say in Decibullz defense here is that earplug performance is always going to be highly subjective to a degree. Everyone’s ears are different and no one single product can be pest for them all as a result. But past that, there’s just some engineering decisions here that leave me scratching my head as to how so many people can say these work well enough to ditch disposable foam plugs. I can’t imagine the pain and volume I’d experience with a rifle going off on the other side of these tiny drums.
Lincoln Richard –
I don’t write reviews often but these rear plugs were better than I expected, I bought them specially for riding. when I got them I did the molding process and it was easy, after cooling down I decided to try them out and was disappointed at first cause I could still hear a decent amount of noise like people talking g and what not. but when I went for a ride on my motorcycle they worked way better than expected. I have speaker in my helmet and with the disposable one I could not hear music playing at all though the on the plus side wind wasn’t as deafening either, with these I can actually hear my music playing while riding on the freeway with minor wind noise. Not giving it a 5 because I requested same day but got it in three days
I bought these to wear at the range. they did not protect my hearing enough. I had to wear the “over the ear” ear protection over them.This was an outdoor range with the loudest firearms. They are good ear plugs though.
Love how these tunes the volume down on my motorcycle pipes tried other brands and my tinnitus always got worse after a long ride and these actually mellowed out my pipes for a first time hard to hear natural sounds but very pleased to not have a much louder ringing in the ears after a long ride but beware not really friendly with full face helmets taking off and placing on the helmet sorta hurts since the mold shifts your entire ear and the pressure from the helmet will add discomfort on the mold with lanyard plug but over all pleased with the protection it provides hearing is now the endangered list and this is a step in recovery!!
The idea behind these earplugs is really good, I thought they would be perfect for extended wear since regular foam earplugs tend to fall out with sweat and time. The molding process was no problem, just make sure the directions are followed to the letter. I molded these and took them out for a range day, so I wore them for about 4 hours straight. The noise cancellation is superb, they will seal better than traditional foam earplugs without question. My problem came with the comfort, or lack thereof. These earplugs are hard plastic, and once molded, turn right back into hard plastic. They will seal your ear canal great, but the surrounding cartilage will get really sore, at least in my experience. I couldn’t wear them out again, they just hurt too much. The idea is great, but the materials are just too hard for my ear once molded.
Chad Madsen –
Molding them was easy, I recommend watching the YouTube video before attempting. I wear them daily at work and find them very comfortable. I love being able to clean them and not dealing with the disposable earplugs anymore. Also the included pouch for them is great, I put mine on my keys.
Rocky s. –
Perfect, still able to communicate, no ringing or tone sound after weapon use. I would use these in combat.
Maybe it’s me but I took my time to mold these as directed. They worked. Fit my ear but after drying they do not fit exactly as when they were soft. As a result the fit is just a bit looser and as a result they do not feel secure and the noise level reduction is not as good as expected. Maybe it’s me. I’ll remold again and update this review but as much as I wanted to like this product I cannot say it’s for me.