Step 2: You Will Need

Some In Ear Monitor type headphones (IEM's).

A hole punch (1/4" Diameter).

Some foam ear plugs (I used E-A-R classic).

Rubber ear tips of a suitable size for you ear.
Where did you get the foam plugs? All I can find are the pink and yellow rubbery ones.
They are the type we have at work. I am not sure the type of plug is critical, choose one that is comfortable.<br><br>You could always try a shopping search on the mighty G.<br><br>UK<br>http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ear+classic+earplug&amp;hl=en&amp;tbs=shop%3A1&amp;aq=f<br>USA<br>http://www.google.com/search?q=ear+classic+earplug&amp;hl=en&amp;tbs=shop%3A1&amp;aq=f
cool thanks. i found some at canadian tire so as soon as i can find a hole punch i'll give this a try.
Really works! Earlier used those ones (made by myself od course) as you can see on the first photo. Good, but not practical and reduces high frequency energy. Before a few minutes ago tried your solution dear DOOMMEISTER with my MEElec M9 and M11+. Great ! Thank you!<br>Regards from Hungary!
i bought one of the 32 dB NRR and now all i can hear (aside music) is the wire noise, works like... i don't know, can't think of anything else in my life that actually works (lol), it just work.
I just got some cheapo skullcandy in ear buds and I think I'm going to try this considering it's reversible and hopefully improves isolation of the sound. Sadly, it probably won't improve the bass... How I miss my sony high bass earbuds... may they rest in peace.<br />
I used this method on my cheapo 20$ skullcandys to improve their noise cancellation, and boy does it do alot.....thanx for the great 'ible, you saved me 80$ (thats what it costs for the good noise cancellation pair)
Awesome! I'll try this on my skullcandy buds
i was thinking the same thing, now i just need ear plugs...and does it work with skull candys??
They are for punching holes in leather. Look at leather suppliers sites. Also, the type you hit with a hammer are sold in craft stores - look in scrapbooking areas of a store.
I do believe this might be the easiest sound blocking ear bud tutorial.
i have the same headphones great idea where u get the hole puncher thats like that?
Had it knocking around a while, courtesy of the HMSO I think. Google is always your friend though, I think they are called a . <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=%22Stationers%20Punch%22">Stationers Punch</a><br/>

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