Ok folks.. we all know ear plugs are boring.. annoying and who really cares.. BUT! After a run on eastlink one blowie sunday... i had to get off the freeway and take slower roads coz i just couldnt handle the noise.. this was backed up by other riders in different helmets.. it was a really bad day for wind noise.. I have always given up on ear plugs because the foamies are always falling out and i have smaller than normal ear canals.. so nothing i could buy off the shelf worked well enough to bother with.. I tried DIY ear molds but got it wrong and although they worked great on the couch .. didnt sit properly in the helmet and were rendered useless.. so i went back to the internet.. i was going to try another pair of DIY ear molds and let them set in the helmet.. but instead i came across HearPlugz DF (aka Hear Defenders DF). These ear plugs made some pretty freaky promises.. the main two were 1: reduction of harmful noise but leaving the important noises un modified. and 2: small med and large sizes with small being small enough for children. I was dubious of the first promise.. to attenuate wind noise but leave my in helmet music un modified.. what?? are these made with magic?? are they designed by wizards?? Well i dont know.. but it works.. music with ear plugs is generally all base .. no treble and a little distorted because you have to push your headphones soo hard to get the sound through the ear plugs.. but these?? sure.. i had to run the volume a couple of notches higher.. but it was still nice and clear.. i could hear the full range of sound.. from treble to bass.. and it was even clearer than normal because all the wind noise was reduced to a level that reminds me of a distant thunder.. really distant.. like when you say.. " was that thunder or your tummy?" i could hear the bike .. it was much quieter but it was perfectly suitable.. the hearplugz have to little filters in each plug.. one of which is removable.. i started out with both filters in.. but it was just too quiet.. (except for my music which once again was perfect) i pulled over and removed the outer filters.. (little ceramic cylinders???) and got back going again.. it was perfect!!!! i bought these from earmold australia. they are available elsewhere.. i say they are excellent for the money! if you like your hearing.. like your music.. and want to continue hearing your music the way its supposed to sound now AND into the future.. use these.. feel free to ask questions as ill use these more and more and have more info as i go.