|Originally posted by rizo |
ordered some new pairs of ER20s but anyone tried or use Alpine MusicSafe Natural Sound Professional Musician's Ear Plugs?
Haven't tried those, but I did try the Hocks NoiseBreakers once...they're advertised to attenuate the volume automatically, the louder the noise is, the more is reflected out of the filter, if there's less noise then the filters bring in most of the sound. In theory, one could go from a 120db nightclub to the patio outside and hear everyone just fine without taking the ear filters out.
Sounds great, but they don't work. I pulled them out of my ears after about 15 mins. and replaced with Hearos foam plugs. Apparently all frequencies aren't attenuated the same, and the bass seems to be amplified, so all you hear is bass. Outside, they didn't work well either, had to take them out to hear people talking.
I'm sticking with the Hearos foam 32db plugs. I seem to hear most all of the music using them when the music is super loud, but they do bother me some when talking outside (I can actually hear people fine, but it's difficult to judge how own voice sounds). Takes me awhile to put them in my ears and get a good fit, so I usually leave them in the whole night. I've tried most everything else and really haven't found anything better.
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