Want To Buy WTB - QT Halo Triple Flange eartips

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  1. HouTxPilot82

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    TLDR - Looking for the triple flange style original rubber eartips for QT Halo.

    I've had the QT halo for about 5 years. It came with eartips of different styles/types - foam, rounded, triple flange. The only ones that fit my ear canal comfortably were the triple flange style rubber ear tips. I need some replacements for these and ordered them off the Quiet Technologies website but the ones I received seem to be a different material. The new ones are clear as opposed to my original opaque gray (see attached pic).

    The new ones don't block out background noise - I had a real hard time hearing the radios on my last flight; never had this issue with the original ear tips. I reached out to them and got a very prompt response back saying the ones I ordered are all that's available now and unfortunately previous ones have been discontinued by their suppliers. They were apologetic they had no other options for me. Trying my luck here since these headsets are so popular - perhaps someone doesn't use the triple flange ones and would be willing to sell them to me. Thanks!
     

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    Yeah, I tried those when I first got mine and they didn't block any noise. They didn't fit my ears like the yellow ones. The yellow ones work for me though when I wear them. I have a Bose20 I use most of the time. As a matter of fact if you wanted I could mail you my triple flange ones. They are the original ones like you're talking about. Only used them once. But you can disinfect them. :D
     
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    I bought some earplugs like that from the local drug store. Of course, they are closed at the end. I heated up a small nail on the stove, picked it up with pliers and put a hole through the center. Worked well.
     
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    Good luck, those rubber ones are awesome! I still use mine - I'd be disappointed with the foam ones.
     
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    I've used the Halo's for 4-ish years. Love them - but - I cheated. I had some custom molded earplugs made and that have an elbow connector that connects to the flexible sound tubes on the Halo. Any hearing company can do them and the sound tubes on the halo use a standard gauge that is part of the hearing aid world. It might have cost me $45, I can wear them all day and they seal tight every time.
     
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    Thanks for the input, everyone. I started off by ordering the ones off Amazon suggested by Van Johnston - will try those out and see if I need to look into the other options! :) Cheers.
     
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    Please let us know your results.
     
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    Thanks @Timbeck2 I had not poked around on Amazon but the ones you linked to do seem to match. The other pair I ordered came in but i haven't done any tests yet to see how they compare. I'll try to do a side by side comparison of these and post back here over the weekend.
     
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    Any chance you could post a picture? I might be interested in getting custom molded plugz, but I want to be able to should the local audiology business what the elbow bend looks like.
     
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    I’m glad it worked out well for you. I just want to add for the newer folks that the guy that makes them doesn’t recommend custom ear molds. This is what he has to say.

    Again, whatever works is great, just a caution before you spend money on something that might not work for you.
     
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    Sure - I will be heading to the airport Sunday and will get a close up. It's was super simple and quick.

    What Bluesky posted is from the website. I've not had any problems equalizing pressure - I am only normally aspirated so I am not flying any too high. I cruise around 10K give or take a few thousand for winds/terrain. As far as sound leaks go, I get a consistent seal every time. I have small ear canals and the foam or other tips were hit or miss. I have another set of molded ear plugs that I wear for 10 to 12 hours at a time for other activities and they provide consistent safe hearing protection. Since QT uses sound tubes, it was easy and removes the issue with inconsistent fit.

    But everyone's ears are different and each person has a different threshold of what they want or will tolerate. These have worked great for me.

    I will get that pic on Sunday

    Dean