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GunsOfBrixton
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Jul 19, 2018
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Bought several of these (blue 21db) for my family for hearing protection at summer concerts. I also purchased some slightly more expensive ones on Amazon (Eargasm brand - Worst. Product Name. Ever). They are essentially indistinguishable from each other, and at $18 these are a pretty decent deal.
It completely changed the concert experience for the better. If you haven't used this type of earplug before, it's very different from using the regular foam or silicone type that muffle the sound. It's more like having a volume knob for the music. It changes the sound from the typical bass-heavy, hard-to-understand-the-words experience to something much more like what you hear on, say, a recording of a concert. Not only does it not distort the sound, I found it much more clearer and more enjoyable - both during and after concerts. I don't miss the ringing ears at all.
Like with in-ear headphones, fit is the biggest factor in a good experience. Try them on at home when you get them and if they don't seal well, send them back. Test them by putting them on and turning up the volume on your headphones - you'll know right away if they work.
Even if you don't get these particular ones, if you enjoy rock concerts, I highly recommend giving this type of product a shot. I was more being paranoid on behalf of my kids and their future hearing. I didn't really understand why anybody would want them until I tried them. I get it now.
Jul 19, 2018
cwelton17
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Nov 1, 2018
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I agree, wearing ear plugs vastly improves my experience at concerts. Walmart sells Surefire EP3s in their firearm sections for like $12 that I've been using for 2-3 years. I'm finding that they block a bit too much noise in smaller venues but work pretty well. I'm finally experimenting with some other brands but bottom line is: Yes, use some ear plugs!
Nov 1, 2018
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