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Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? #5327582 01/20/20 07:47 AM
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Anyone here go to concerts and or clubs on a regular basis? If so,what are the best ear plugs to use?


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Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5327588 01/20/20 07:55 AM
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I like the Green or Orange(they come in different dB levels) foam ones that you squeeze & roll and stick into your ears. Youtube on how to use them properly. I use'em all the time for everything from indoor/outdoor concerts & pubs, to outdoor power equipment(OPE) around the home. Also, I used these in construction & manufacturing over the many years when I worked in those fields. You can also use the foam type in conjunction with a set of the earmuff/headphone style to cut down on even more noise. But, if you're going to a concert, you'll want the foam type and not the headphone style.

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Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5327593 01/20/20 07:58 AM
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The crummy ones block 29 dB and the good ones 32. Hardly a difference. Go with what's comfortable. The purple shaped ones work better for me-- they're softer than the squared off E-A-R brand.

Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5327594 01/20/20 07:58 AM
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most band members must be deaf.


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Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5327600 01/20/20 08:04 AM
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Not concerts or clubs, but we were required to buy and wear the Surefire EP4s for the mk153 SMAW shoots during training. They worked but they sure don't stop the concussive blast!

Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5327601 01/20/20 08:04 AM
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There are ones meant to reduce the noise while still preserving some of the fidelity. Sorry, but foam ear plugs while great for reducing noise, suck at concerts.

https://www.amazon.com/EAROS-Fideli...a1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VPTJ56...Y2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=


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Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: skyactiv] #5327606 01/20/20 08:09 AM
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You got it right. Thanks for sharing with the OP.


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Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5327616 01/20/20 08:19 AM
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An audiologist friend of mine gave me several pairs of something like this, reduces the db level without muffling the sound:

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/acc...k5K6S5wIVhICfCh0BuQ1qEAkYESABEgLbUvD_BwE


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Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: eljefino] #5327645 01/20/20 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by eljefino
The crummy ones block 29 dB and the good ones 32. Hardly a difference.

That’s double the sound energy, a significant difference. Every 3dB is a doubling(or halving) of energy and 10dB is 10x. 20dB is 100x. Log base 10.

The decibel scale is an arbitrary scale based on human hearing, named after Alexander Graham Bell. 0dB is absolute silence, 1dB would be a mosquito flying 3 meters away from you in that silence, if you had perfect hearing like a10 year old boy.


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Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: LotI] #5327660 01/20/20 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by LotI
Originally Posted by eljefino
The crummy ones block 29 dB and the good ones 32. Hardly a difference.

That’s double the sound energy, a significant difference. Every 3dB is a doubling(or halving) of energy and 10dB is 10x. 20dB is 100x. Log base 10.

The decibel scale is an arbitrary scale based on human hearing, named after Alexander Graham Bell. 0dB is absolute silence, 1dB would be a mosquito flying 3 meters away from you in that silence, if you had perfect hearing like a10 year old boy.


Compliance in wearing them all of the time vs most of the time has a bigger impact.

Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5327661 01/20/20 09:14 AM
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I have been to a ton of heavy metal concerts in my life (some of them had my ears still ringing two days later!), and I listen to my music loud in the car and loud on my headphones all day at work, but I've been extremely lucky that I still have amazing hearing at age 50. In fact, there is a small portable vacuum that we have at our house that emits this high pitched sound when it's charging and I'm the only one in my house who can actually hear it.


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Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5327671 01/20/20 09:25 AM
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I have used both the shooting muffs + foam ear plugs when target practicing . With LOUD calibers .

If not so loud , I prefer the shooting muffs . But , yes , they would look very odd at a concert .

Easy answer , stay home .


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Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5327676 01/20/20 09:31 AM
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IIRC, Lowe's carries the same plugs we use at work, orange Howard Leight ones. They've got a 33dB NRR, which is among the better ones I've seen. But like skyactiv said, they muffle quite a bit... but they will protect your eardrums. If I use those under my Howard Leight shooting muffs, you can't hear any regular noises, and feel more of the muzzle blast (from a brake) than you really hear the actual crack of the gunshot.


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Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5327699 01/20/20 09:58 AM
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Before my wife and I had kids, we'd go to concerts all the time; at least 6 per year. We still go to them occasionally if it's a band we really want to see. We just saw Snoop Dogg over the weekend (wife's a big fan). Most of the concerts we went to were loud heavy metal acts. We ALWAYS wear ear plugs at every concert. We usually use this rubber type, made by 3M and others. I never had any ringing in my ears and could always hear everything perfectly fine right after the show.
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Re: Best ear plugs for concerts,clubs? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5327712 01/20/20 10:16 AM
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I use these...have tried several different kinds/styles, and these have been my favorites
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018WPOQSG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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