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    Earpiece Suggestions

    What earpiece would y'all suggest I use for the Motorola APX? I heard getting a custom mold earpiece is the way to go.
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    Are you wanting a listen only to use with your shoulder mic or a dual use for instead of?
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    If you want an all in one hawk lapel mic is hard to beat, it comes with medium size left/right earpieces that last about a year. Replacements cost ~$2. Listen only I would recommend the fox model. Uses same earpieces, works great. GT carries both the hawk is around $100 and the fox is $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU74 View Post
    If you want an all in one hawk lapel mic is hard to beat, it comes with medium size left/right earpieces that last about a year. Replacements cost ~$2. Listen only I would recommend the fox model. Uses same earpieces, works great. GT carries both the hawk is around $100 and the fox is $50.

    http://www.earphoneconnect.com/produ...?IndustryID=13

    http://www.earphoneconnect.com/produ...&IndustryID=11
    I have had good luck with these. Both the listen-only and the lapel mic.

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    I have an otto red silent earpiece that costs about $40 It's listen only, and I love it. It's not custom molded, but it stays put in my ear until I hit about 14 or 15 hours.

    I've never tried anything else, but for the price it's a good way to find out if you want an earpiece.

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    I use a Tactical Ear Gadgets Hawk Lapel and it works great. I have a few partners that have tried some of the new bluetooth combinations and it has not worked well. I do not use a customer earpiece, and it is comfortable for a 10 hour shift.

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    Which ever one you go with, take it to a hearing aid shop and get them to custom make you an ear bud. I found out it makes the difference between having an ear piece and using an ear piece.
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    Tactical Comm. Ind. is what I have (listen only) I've had the Hawk lapel (2-pc) for my motorola xts 5000 & it was awesome. Never had a problem. But where I am now, we have Kenwood pieces of sh_t & the hawk wasn't compatible, even after they said it was with the appropriate adapter. SO I had mine sent back & just stuck with the shoulder mic & listen only piece that attaches to the talk part.

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    For those of you who use the Fox, do you know of differences between the ones that plug directly into the microphone and those who plug in on the adapter? I am looking to replace my TCI earpiece that is failing after 2 years. I want to make sure the speaker joint does not fail, because I think this is where I am having problems now. Also, if you have the threaded one, have you noticed any problems with that? I had a threaded connection with my TCI and had to replace it with the plug in to the mic option. The Fox seems like a much better price to be replacing every few years if I need to than the 80-90 for the TCI.

    Is the Fox a pass through earpiece? It reads like it is, but I am not certain.

    Thanks!
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