Rooth C&P U-03 Earplugs
Rooth C&P U-03 Earplugs
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Today’s top earplugs deliver strong ear protection with excellent audio fidelity. The Rooth C&P U-03 Earplugs take things a step further Read More

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Drizzt321
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Jan 3, 2020
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I managed to find a frequency chart for these, including a better description of each filter type. IMO the NRR is more of an average or so, see https://www.parts-express.com/data/default/images/catalog/500/233-500_ALT_1.jpg and https://www.parts-express.com/rooth-cp-u-03-high-fidelity-reusable-earplugs-w--27-25-23-20-db-protective-filters-keych--233-500#lblProductDetails. The Parts Express link also includes all 4 filters I think, which in my mind makes the Drop here a much worse value, even with paying for shipping. I'll get them from Parts Express and try and remember to post a review of each filter.
Jan 3, 2020
wfmsiekierka
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Jan 1, 2020
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hi, can anyone explain to me why this offer is in the audiophile section?
Jan 1, 2020
Marodir
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Jan 3, 2020
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I believe he was mocking people who 'think' they can hear well, and if they want to live in that fantasy, they have to protect their ears from high noises, hence these earplugs, mostly for louder working environments, from the looks of it.
Jan 3, 2020
DanielRJackson
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Jan 3, 2020
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If you're an audiophile who attends a lot of live concerts (or if you work in music/production) then they'll help you protect your hearing. The long-term risks are well known, though most of us have no idea how loud a concert will be or how Welly be affected until we leave with a headache and tinnitus.
Jan 3, 2020
DanielRJackson
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Dec 14, 2019
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Really curious about the testing done to get those numbers. Is it an ANSI-style NRR (either a test with 20 subjects to average fit, or a new-style controlled test with a newer acoustic measurement rig) that averages frequencies up to 8 kHz, or is it a European-style rating for a single frequency? I'd be surprised if the manufacturer doesn't have both. The filters I've tried at >17 dB NRR all sound notably more muddy than plugs aiming for less reduction, so I'm not optimistic about these filters.
Dec 14, 2019
Drizzt321
125
Jan 3, 2020
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The Advanced Sound Eartune Live U (also available on Amazon) have quite good fidelity in my opinion, and even include a good dB curve on their website (https://www.adv-sound.com/products/eartune-live-universal). I've used them in some quite noisy environment and find music (at least various electronica) comes through quite good, but obviously not nearly as noisy. Don't know about these Rooth, however the Rooth C&P M02 Earplugs previously offered by Drop (I have the 21db Concert/Party Protection) have pretty good fidelity, although I think the Live U ones are better. I do need to find my Etymotic ER20XS that I got, they're somewhere, and try those again. For some of the eletronica I tried using them at they just didn't provide quite enough dB reduction that I was looking for. I get what you're saying about high NRR being more muddy, and I find that with the Surefire EP4 (24 dB) that I use if it gets WAY too loud. Decent fidelity, but heavy noise damping entirely. They're meant for firing range hearing protection though, not music.
Jan 3, 2020
harrisonjr98
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Dec 12, 2019
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Glad to see the revised design with a longer stem and wider keychain case. The old ones used to be almost impossible to get out of the case once they were in! The sound also was pretty muffled by comparison to Ety's offerings and especially my daily driver Earasers. Curious if that's been changed at all...
Dec 12, 2019
gbrl
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Dec 10, 2019
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Is this kind of plug good for using a chainsaw? I've been using disposable orange foam plugs.
Dec 10, 2019
JimboJones
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Dec 12, 2019
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Should be fine if you get enough noise reduction. If you're doing a lot of noisey work, though, it might be more beneficial to get over the ear muffs with mics such as Peltor's Tactical line.
Dec 12, 2019
JProllz
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Dec 10, 2019
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How easy are these to clean?
Dec 10, 2019
JimboJones
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Dec 12, 2019
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I have other brands of these and they're all pretty easy to clean. I dip a cotton swab in alcohol and rub them down. Sometimes I need to remove the valve piece, but beyond that it's not too involved.
Dec 12, 2019
Bronlonious
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Dec 10, 2019
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The 23db vs 25 for concerts, is it just personal preference, as I'd like to have as much hearing protection as possible at concerts. Is the extra 2db filtering that much more, or does it filter different frequencies?
Dec 10, 2019
Marodir
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Jan 3, 2020
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On their last Drop, they had attenuation at differrnt frequencies noted for each pair of earplugs, so why they don't have that now, I have no idea...
Jan 3, 2020
nbdrews
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Dec 10, 2019
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I've been using standard foam plugs when riding my motorcycle. How do these handle noise like that?
Dec 10, 2019
DrFranco
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Dec 10, 2019
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I've been using the other model of Rooth (M02) with 25dB attenuation for riding my motorcycle (the orange short round disk model). They work great, far better than foam in cutting air noise while still allowing a range of frequencies. I'm considering the 20dB here as sometimes 25dB seems a bit much. Just deciding if the I'd rather wait for the MO2 again or these stem models.
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Dec 10, 2019
Just_Rob
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Dec 10, 2019
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How do these compare to the Etymotic ER20XS that have been on here in the past? Fit? Comfort?Evenness of the attenuation? Etc. I have a set of the Etys and love them (20db,iirc) and I wish I'd picked up a couple pairs.
Dec 10, 2019
Demon09
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Dec 10, 2019
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How much were the Etymotic ER20XS? As they seem to carry them on amazon
Dec 10, 2019
DanielRJackson
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Dec 14, 2019
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Edit: upon further investigation, it looks like Etymotic was the original patent holder. That's what I get for trusting stuff I read on reddit. That said, Etymotic's designs are widely copied and/or licensed. (I'd guess Elacin is a licensee, since they use the same model numbers.) Original: Etymotic is re-selling an ear plugs from a European company, Elacin. The same plugs get sold by a bunch of different vendors stateside, but the ER20xs at $15 on Amazon is nearly impossible to beat for price. Some other plugs (possibly with a lower actual NRR, it's tricky comparing them when they don't use a standard test) sound better. The real question is what tips are most comfortable; I can't use triple-flange for long without feeling them dig into my ear canals, so I like the Loop or Eargasm Slide plugs with foam tips. (Eargasm also offers adjustable attenuation, which is cool.)
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Dec 14, 2019
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