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  • I noticed the "General Stores" at Jazzfest were selling hi-fi earplugs for $20.
    Visit my Jazzfest advice site: http://jazzfest.swagland.com/

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    • Originally posted by swag View Post
      I noticed the "General Stores" at Jazzfest were selling hi-fi earplugs for $20.
      Saw that too Swag, clever marketing.

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      • Last edited by Guest; 08-02-2018, 09:10 PM.

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        • I've had a nice tinnitus ring for a few days (that I can't really blame on a recent live music event) and saw this timely article linked on Twitter. It's an NPR All Songs Considered list of some new protection ear plugs I hadn't seen before. I tend to go with the time-tested Etymotics, but if fit has been an issue one of these might help.



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          • Originally posted by duende View Post
            I've had a nice tinnitus ring for a few days (that I can't really blame on a recent live music event) and saw this timely article linked on Twitter. It's an NPR All Songs Considered list of some new protection ear plugs I hadn't seen before. I tend to go with the time-tested Etymotics, but if fit has been an issue one of these might help.

            I was surprised that they didn't review Eargasm ear plugs. I've tried Etymotics (several types), Earpeace, and Eargasm, and for my money, the Eargasm ear plugs are both more comfortable and better sounding than the others.

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            • I've been using Eargasms since the fall and like them the best also. The fit and sound are both the best of what I've tried.

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              • Originally posted by groovy1967 View Post

                I was surprised that they didn't review Eargasm ear plugs. I've tried Etymotics (several types), Earpeace, and Eargasm, and for my money, the Eargasm ear plugs are both more comfortable and better sounding than the others.
                Originally posted by fichadelphia View Post
                I've been using Eargasms since the fall and like them the best also. The fit and sound are both the best of what I've tried.
                Do you use the cord with these, and does the sound filtering change when you cover the tuned port?

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                • The cord keeps me from losing my Etymotics, which I know I would definitely do otherwise. It may not look so cool, but itís still a lot cooler than losing my hearing.

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                  • Originally posted by duende View Post



                    Do you use the cord with these, and does the sound filtering change when you cover the tuned port?
                    I don't know if mine came with a cord or not. I've never used a cord with earplugs because if they're falling out of your ears, they must be too small and aren't really offering you the protection you need.

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                    • My eargasm earplugs didnít come with a cord and they arenít designed to accommodate one.
                      Iíve never had an earplug jump out of my ear but Iíve drunkenly dropped them while taking one out.

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                      • Iím an ENT doc and Mad Scientist (Morgus), and my right ear has been ringing since a Blackfoot concert in 1978. Thankfully most venues watch their sound better now, but itís just not worth it. More a problem in small or indoor venues than out in the field at Jazz Fest, but I always keep a pair with me for live music now.
                        Plenty of people have mentioned good brands that maintain most of the frequency response but if itís way loud late at night up front in a bar, cheap foam Walgreens plugs arenít that bad and better than permanent damage. Even if you donít get noticeable permanent damage, adding ringing in to your hangover isnít fun. And itís cumulative damage slowly over time more often than what happened to me at a super loud event in my teens.

                        See yall up front.



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                        • Bumping on the 15th anniversary of this thread.

                          Also: RIP Lux Interior.

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                          • I completely adore these earplugs. The best I’ve used.

                            Loop Experience Ear Plugs for... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TCH6CVB...p_mob_ap_share

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                            • I've been wearing disposable foam plugs for many years when riding my motorcycle (no, I don't have loud pipes; wind noise can ruin your ability to hear human speech).

                              After trying many brands, the best protection, least distortion of sound when listening to music at Fest (due to uneven blocking of different frequencies), and best comfort (I wear them for up to 10 hours on the bike), my favorite is Howard Leight foam plugs.

                              -dan
                              Last edited by Festering; 4 weeks ago.

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                              • My wife and I have been using Eargasm plugs for maybe 5 years now. They still sound great. They can be a bit difficult to get out of your ear if, like me, you are a sweaty mess after a smoking show. Luckily my wife shows patience. See you at the Fest!

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