Cat-Ears, LLC - Reduce Cycling Wind Noise

Taking a cue from nature, we
use soft sound permeable materials (fur~fleece) to significantly reduce wind noise... similar to how the recording industry reduces microphone wind noise 

Visit our 'How They Work' page and listen to the wind noise demo on 'our Wind Noise' page
The objective is to reduce the effect(s) of the wind... without blocking sound waves

Classics I
Classics II
Classics Pro
Strap Wraps
Ear Covers
$14.00 - $16.00
   Dampen       Buffer       Deflect

"The #1 Best Selling Wind Noise Reduction Product For Cyclists"
All Cat-Ears
 Products are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Read the Cycling
 Industry Product Reviews and Customer Testimonials
 Our products have been tested by major cycling publications and we have sold thousands of Cat-Ears since
 we opened in 2012... our approach* has been proven to be the most effective solution for reducing Wind Noise.
 Our soft, sound permeable materials dampen, buffer, and deflect without 'blocking' the sounds you want to hear
- Hear cyclists about to overtake you       - Hear approaching cars and trucks

    >  Dampen, Buffer and Deflect the Wind

    >  Acoustically Transparent (not blocking)

    >  Soft Materials (not hard rubber / plastic)

    >  Easily Attached (Velcro) / Easily Washed

    >  Extremely Lightweight and Aerodynamic

    >  Microfiber... Moisture Wicking Materials
The Choice of Serious Cyclists:
(compare against other products)
* "Turbulent (wind) velocity fluctuations, converted to pressure fluctuations, are a primary source of annoying ear wind noise.
Fur works by absorbing this turbulence energy and the efficiency is very high… and since it absorbs energy, it contributes no noise itself."
The solution to reduce Wind Noise while cycling
Created by cyclists for cyclists
“Cat-Ears work well at reducing wind noise, particularly at higher speeds.  Allowing for improved awareness of surrounding
 traffic (and racers)” - “I heard little more than tires, gears, and birds on my am ride.” J. Huang, Tech Editor at BikeRadar 

"Yes, these fuzzy helmet-strap add-ons make riders look like Elvis impersonators. No, that’s not their only purpose. (Though
 that’s certainly reason enough to buy them.) Wrap this half-inch pile of faux fur around your front helmet strap to reduce wind
 noise in your ears by 40 to 60 percent, so you can more easily hear cars coming and friends talking. For races, pick up some
 lower-profile Cat Ear Pros."  Erin Beresini, (8 Triathlon Essentials for Racing Fast, Training Hard...) Outside Magazine

"Getting around by bike is enjoyed by all the senses... the simple and ingenious Cat-Ears allow us to hear what is really
  important... without the distortion of the air (~ wind noise)..." Translation from the review by Manel Ibars at Bicimag (Spain)

"With these (Cat-Ears)... now you can actually hear more of what's coming up behind you... if you are in a road race or
 mountain bike cross country race, you'll be able to better hear your opponent attacking you from behind and this will give
 you an advantage over the other racers." From the review by Robert Sandoval on Bike Sport Radio (Los Angeles, California)

"We tested various models for many months... yes, they work! Obviously they don't fully eliminate wind noise. However, the
  reduction proves significantTranslation from the review by Amal Donnet (correspondant-testeur) at Velo de Route (France)

"Do they work? Yes, as advertised, Cat-Ears reduce wind noise while riding. We logged a handful of rides wearing the Classics
 Pro model and found it easier to hear traffic and carry on conversations with our riding friends"  J. Sumner (Road Bike Review)

"Small items of synthetic fur that attach themselves to your helmet straps and position right before your ears, with an effect
 similar to windshields that journalists put on their microphones outside. Wind noise is not completly removed, but significantly
 attenuated and muted. The other observation is that I feel like I am riding slower..."  Joakim Fess (Bikin 'Valais - Switzerland)

"Cat-Ears are made of an acrylic faux fur material and mimic actual cat’s ears, a method that is commonly used in the recording
 industry to reduce wind noise. The 'ears' are fastened onto helmet straps with a Velcro..."   Krista Carlson - Urban Velo

About Cat-Ears
All of our products are Patent / Patent Pending protected.
Cat-Ears is a registered trademarks.
Others may try to copy our products... don't be fooled by unsubstantiated product claims.
Our products have been tried and tested by the major cycling publications.
Cat-Ears are designed and assembled in Boulder, Colorado
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Listen to the Cat-Ears Product Review
"I had the opportunity to try your products this weekend... About halfway through the ride, I suddenly realized
that I could hear EVERYTHING that was being said in my group of 5 riders! I could still hear some wind noise,
but I was very impressed with the fact that I could hear riders several bike lengths in front of me."
                                                                                                        League (of American Bicyclists) Cycling Instructor/Coach
- Carry on conversations with friends     - Hear potential bike / mechanical issues     - Protect your ears / hearing
Racing/TeamsCycling ClubsDeal of the WeekCycling SafetyHearing/FatigueGiving Back

Cycling Industry Reviews are Unanimous... Cat-Ears Significantly Reduce Wind Noise!
Made in the USA
Our Classics Products Provide Unsurpassed Wind Noise Reduction
Classics Elite
(Colder Weather Warmth)
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(All Purpose)
Less Wind Noise (-8dB / -12 dB) + Warmth
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Tour and Criterium
Sound Permeable vs. Sound Blocking
(so they are safe for road cycling)

We found the wind +sound blocking approach troublesome since it can create a reduced sound or hearing area (i.e. Acoustic Shadow) that can impact a bicyclists normal Spatial (distance/direction) Hearing.
** In addition, wind noise reduction performance claims based on microphone readings/recordings can be misleading... Ask any hearing aid user who cycles and you will learn that microphones in or around the ear increase the effect of the wind... i.e. microphone diaphragms are uniquely susceptible to flow based wind turbulence. "When wind hits the microphone (of the hearing aid), it can cause excessive noise." From our experience, the effect is non-linear and can overstate higher end wind noise by 2, 3, 4... dB's depending on the wind/cycling speed.
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