Originally Posted by arr
In the past I have had custom ear pieces for a pre-chordial stethoscope. The impressions are not that difficult to make and the comfort is quite good.
My experience with foam ear plugs comes from shooting and although they work OK I don't especially like the comfort.
What do you all think of the custom vs foam ear plugs??
The CQ headset is on the way and I am looking forward to trying the standard foam plugs but might order custom.
Andrew, first, thank you for your order and confidence in the CQ1. We hope you love it.
This question of custom ear molds comes up from time to time. I won't pretend to tell you what is right for you, as there are as many ear tip options as there are headsets on the market. But, I have talked to more than just a handful of pilots that have tried custom ear molds in our high noise piston cockpit environment (myself included), and have not come across any that were experiencing their initial high expectations. Some of those were diy, and most paid hundreds of dollars. Most were with other in-the-ear products and a couple with ours.
There are all kinds of reasons that the cockpit is different than the sound stage or shooting range that I won't dive into here.
Andrew, if you find yourself struggling with ear-tips, noise attenuation or are just in search of more options than we provide out of the box, give us a call. I bet you'll have a fruitful conversation with Tanya as hundreds of your fellow RV'ers have.
I too, am all ears for the reports of anyone that is flying hundreds of hours per year in a noisy cockpit (100dB+) from sea level to 12k'+ with custom ear molds that can describe their amazing experience and the exact material of their mold inserts.