Going To A Concert? Here Are Four Of The Best Earplug Brands To Protect Your Hearing
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Since concert season is quickly approaching there is no better time than now to invest in a pair of good quality earplugs — no, we don’t mean those bright orange foam ones. Not only will ear plugs protect your ears from the high decibels concerts produce, but they will also help prevent hearing loss or that annoying ringing in your ear the day after the show. So, if you’re like me and have already scored tickets to shows this year here are four of the best earplugs for concert goers.
What is the difference between regular and concert earplugs?
If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably wondering what the main difference is between the usual orange foam earplugs and the ones you wear to concerts. Well, the main difference between them is that the main purpose of the foam earplugs is that they muffle the sounds around you instead of letting audio through. However, there are some foam ones that can be used for concerts, but there is no guarantee the sound of the music won’t be muffled. The earplugs listed below have more efficient ways to let sound by filtering the noise around you instead of muffling it. The filters allow the volume surrounding you to be lowered while still allowing you to hear, thus protecting your ears in the process, especially if you’re close to a speaker at an event (I see you pit lovers).
Best earplugs for concertgoers
Here are a few of the best earplugs for concerts:
The Loop Experience earplugs have gone viral on social media for their unique circular design that hides the fact you’re wearing a pair of earplugs. Not only are they stylish, but they are also great for those who experience noise sensitivity. The Loop Experience has been designed to reduce noise but keep the quality the same while reducing up to 18 decibels of noise thanks to its acoustic channel and filter. They come in four different colors (black, silver, gold and rose gold) so you can pick one that best fits your style. Additionally, each Loop ear plug set comes with a carrying case and four different ear tip sizes so you can find the best fit for you. There is also the Loop Experience plus, which adds an extra 5 decibels of noise reduction with the added mute accessory. The quiz on the Loop website is sure to help you find the right earplug for your needs, whether it be concerts, noise sensitivity, sleep or focus.
Similarly to the Loop Experience, the Eargasm High Fidelity earplugs were made to reduce noise just enough for users to still have clarity and hear people talking instead of muffling everything. The expected noise reduction for this brand is 21 decibels and, like the Loop Experience, they have a filter and are good for those with noise sensitivity. They’re made with hypoallergenic silicone and come in five different colors (blue, transparent, rainbow, gold and electric forest). They also come with a waterproof carrying case and two different tip sizes, which are standard and small.
If the style of the loop or eargasm ear plugs isn’t for you, the Vibes High Fidelity ear plugs might be. They are near-invisible earplugs that don’t stick out like those orange ones thanks to the discreet design. According to its website, these earplugs were designed to filter sound and “lower the volume of all sounds equally, from bass to treble, which allows you to hear sound clearly, just at a quieter volume.” These earplugs come with three different size silicone tips so you can find the one that best fits your ear. Like the Loop and Eargasm earplugs, they also come with a carrying case so you can pop them in your purse or clear bag before heading to a concert.
Last is the Fender Musician Series. While these are the least discreet of the three previous earplugs and look like the typical bright orange silicone ones, they were designed with music in mind. They reduce up to 27 decibels of noise and they come with a carrying case. Unlike the other three brands, the Fender Musician Series doesn’t contain a filter, so until they’re tried there is no way of knowing if the sound is going to be muffled like with a regular pair of earplugs. If you’re looking for something on the cheaper side that will still provide your ears with protection this is a good way to go.
Overall, these four brands have been rated the best earplugs for concert goers by numerous outlets. They will keep your ears protected from harmful decibels while making sure the experience of live shows isn’t tuned out completely.
Have you used any of these four brands or know of any others we missed? Let us know in the comments!