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dogface_jim
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Mar 1, 2018
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For those too lazy to google, the Amazon page does have a frequency response table in the product images. Looks like it has a lot more attenuation above 2Khz, which is not surprising. Not truly flat, not sure how they compare to normal foam earplugs either. They're $20 on amazon.
Mar 1, 2018
mentalfloss
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Mar 1, 2018
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Hmm, they claim it's flat. Where'd you see the attenuation spectrum for the T23's? I did a quick look but didn't see anything, but did find this graph which indcates that foam plugs also attenuate above 2k: http://www.hearnet.com/images_site/mack_images/macknoisereduction-1.jpeg (taken from (http://www.hearnet.com/at_risk/risk_at_risk.shtml)
Even if they aren't entirely flat with attenuation, they're reusable and something you can always keep in your wallet or pocket if you're around loud sound, so there's some worth to them.
Mar 1, 2018
dogface_jim
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Mar 1, 2018
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As you can see the attenuation is 7-8db higher above 2Khz. This is probably 'flat' compared to foam plugs, but it's not "Flat" with a capital F.
And, you can totally carry foam plugs around in the coin pocket of your jeans, even if you forget and put them through the wash, you can go through 50 foam pairs before you reach the cost of one of these. And you can re-use foam plugs at least 5-10 times each before they become gross IMO.
I'm not against $20+ flatter earplugs, but the cost / resuability argument is not a strong one.
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Mar 1, 2018
Motorrad
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Mar 6, 2018
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"...but the cost / resuability argument is not a strong one..." ...just not as strong as the 'enjoying music that does not sound like crap' argument.
Mar 6, 2018
DrewDel
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Mar 29, 2018
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2 times reusing DISPOSABLE ear plugs is gross. If you use a lot of ear plugs, buy a large contractor pack (also marketed to shooting ranges.) and throw them out. Ewe. Lol. After that first time they get lint and all sorts of other $hit stuck to them.
Mar 29, 2018
hotelmode
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Nov 5, 2018
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Depends on the brand and how waxy your ears are. I reuse disposable plugs for 4 or 5 days, but only wear them for 5 minutes at a time.
Nov 5, 2018
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