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DownBeats Reusable High Fidelity Hearing Protection: Ear Plugs for Concerts, Music, and Musicians (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case)
DownBeats: High Fidelity Hearing Protection and Ear Plugs for ConcertsReduces sound moderately and evenly for a better concert experience. Speech, high notes, and music comes through crisp and clear.Clear ear plugs have low in-ear profile for subtle use. Try our Long Stem version for larger fit.Durable aluminum case with clip attaches easily to keys, belts, or bags.Great for use at concerts, music festivals, nightclubs, and other loud live events like airshows or motorcycles.
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84 Reddit comments about DownBeats Reusable High Fidelity Hearing Protection: Ear Plugs for Concerts, Music, and Musicians (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case):

u/LumberjackPreacher · 37 pointsr/TumblrInAction

You should try the noise reduction ear plugs that musicians use at concerts and things, it reduces the noise levels coming into your ears while still allowing you to hear mostly clearly.

Check em out.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_ix8Uzb1JS38B9

u/ProfessorBlakery · 13 pointsr/trap

AMEN. I know a lot of people with tennitus and that shit's no joke.

I bought these on amazon and haven't looked back. They work great, don't look goofy in your ears, and the metal case they come in is perfect for stashing party favors...if that's your thing :)

u/bwooceli · 13 pointsr/flying

A word of caution, especially for older (and generally) louder planes. The QC35s do not have the same level of noise reduction as the A20s, and you're likely to experience some hearing loss. For the budget minded, you honestly are going to have trouble beating an old fashioned DC set with a pair of something like these under them: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_HimYAb98X5NTB

Also super useful for when you're sharing the ramp with jets :)

u/hihochopsuey · 12 pointsr/Coachella

Good recommendation! I also recommend this pair of Downbeats as I own both and like how downbeats are a bit more subtle/less protruding from my ears.

u/doMinationp · 11 pointsr/FireflyFestival

In the festival: Gold Bond powder for chafing/sunburns/itchiness, hi-fidelity earplugs (I use DownBeats bcecause they're more compact than others), Anker 10000mAh battery pack and a multi-USB charger cable so all your friends can get their charge on w/o having to stop at a charging station

Camping: Mio water enhancer for electrolytes + flavor, Anker 20,100 mAh battery pack

u/CTgowiththeFLOW · 9 pointsr/hiphopheads

Anyone got any suggestions for earplugs to wear during concerts? I was looking at some yesterday and through some amateur research (there was a thread on from r/LPT and head-fi.org), I came across these brands. Alpine, Hearos, DownBeats, and Etymotic. I had trouble figuring out which ones to get so I bought the Hearos because they seemed similar to the rest and they were the cheapest with Amazon Prime. But if anyone has any suggestions or comments, I'd like to read em.

u/tonybaroneee · 9 pointsr/progmetal

Indeed. For anyone interested, check out these or these or these.

u/electric__soul · 8 pointsr/bassnectar

Downbeats are another good, inexpensive option. They come with an aluminum keychain case and don't stick out of your ears, which seems to be a love/hate feature. $13.95 on Amazon

u/milzinga · 7 pointsr/Dreamtheater

Bring earplugs. Rock concerts are very very loud and can damage your hearing. I know people debate this and often see temporary hearing loss as a 'rite of passage' for going to shows; but talk to anyone in their 50s and 60s who went to rock concerts when they were younger and they wish they would have used hearing protection. I always wear earplugs and they actually improve sound for many shows, but I did buy a pair specifically for concerts.


Be prepared to stand the entire time depending on where your seats are. The set lists that are available online are going to be the same songs they will most likely play when you see them, at least that's what JP has led us to believe in recent interviews.

Here are the ones I bought if you're interested.


http://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=pd_sim_hpc_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=00KS3R3FRM8FRJA162VF

u/michaelserotonin · 7 pointsr/bassnectar
u/Titan721 · 6 pointsr/Techno

Honestly, it's going to take some trial and error to find the right ones for you.

There's plenty cheap but decent options so that if you lose yours on a somewhat consistent basis, it won't cost too much. It might happen as you get used to carrying them with you. A lot of people do Keys, I do my wallet but YMMV.

Three Popular options: Etymotic 20 DownBeats & Earasers I used US Amazon to show examples.

The Earasers are the Pricey option, but from my understanding, they offer the best Clarity. No case either, so you'll need to look for one. There's a fully "licensed" (meaning they'll fit) case for an extra 10$.

Etymotic 20's are what I use. Again, no case but I use a cheap key-chain pill case. Sounds good to my ears.

DownBeats are the most popular option I've seen around. They're too small for my ear canals, but they work for most. Come with a case, which is nice. Nice silicon and a friend who owns a pair usually forgets they're in.

All of these might work, or none of them. You just kind of have to try them out and see what works for you. Best of luck!

u/GDIBass · 5 pointsr/EDM

Bring ear plugs, people! These are pretty good, and not obvious to anybody hanging around you: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A3Z44R2

u/thatsnogood · 5 pointsr/Denver

I'd say anywhere from about 70-120 dB peaks during close plays. You can always pack ear plugs. I think they are becoming more common.

https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2

u/Modna · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2

Down beats!!! Meant to lower the level of the noise you hear evenly across the sound spectrum, so the bass and treble all still sound good, just a bit quieter.

Amazing for music

u/bonegatron · 5 pointsr/bassnectar

I have DownBeats and I know they're pretty-well regarded, and perform similarly to several ETY models.

Any worth/sense in switching it up?

u/AromaAttack · 5 pointsr/hsp

Finally a topic I'm passionate about!

I don't have a specific answer for you, but that's because I have a lot of experience with ear plugs, and I know taste and fit will vary immensely from person to person.

Unfortunately, that means the best advice I can give you is try a whole bunch of different ear plugs, and see which ones fit best and work best for your purposes.

Judging from my experience, I'm certain you're going to need more than one type of earplug.

A bunch of tips:

  1. This place: http://www.earplugstore.com/

  2. Check out their assortment packs.

  3. They make smaller women's and slim fit earplugs. I'm a fairly large man, and they don't fit me perfectly, but if I just want to take the edge off of the ambient sound, I use them. They muffle everything, but not to the same degree as my regular sized earplugs. That may not be an option for you depending on the size of your ears, but it's an option for some.

  4. For music and movies, I've tried Downbeats, but they don't fit me very well. You may have more luck, and there are other brands worth considering. Search for earplugs for musicians. They preserve the full range of audio frequencies, but just lower the volume. (Regular earplugs will tend to block out some frequencies more than others.)

  5. My favorite.

  6. Buy disposable earplugs in bulk on the internet.

  7. Those single use disposable earplugs -- you can use them more than once, but they do lose some of their blocking power. (Depending on the situation, this might be an advantage.) But once they get a little too soft and squishy, they're done.

  8. I often wear earplugs almost all day like you're planning. And I sleep with them every night too. That's doable, but do take them out for a decent amount of time each day. If they are in too long, even your favorite earplugs can become irritating. (And I know some people do have allergies to certain earplug materials.)

  9. Noise dampening earmuffs are also great.

  10. Keep a pair of earplugs with you in a little case at all times. You never know when you're going to want them.

    If you have any questions or just want to talk earplugs, let me know. Like I said, I'm an earplug aficionado!

    As for the rest of you, I can't recommend the earplug lifestyle to people on this subreddit strongly enough.

    Earplugs are like a warm, cozy blanket for your mind.

    Once you start using them regularly, you'll wonder how you ever managed to live without them.
u/inwhichourhero · 5 pointsr/aspergirls

I bought these because they seemed a good combo of well rated and affordable, but I’m sure fancier ones are better: DownBeats Reusable High Fidelity Hearing Protection: Ear Plugs for Concerts, Music, and Musicians (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_f6C4Bb0R1207E *edit for typo

u/eon997 · 5 pointsr/indieheads

Go find some actual reusable earplugs. I have been using the same pair for like two or three years that I won free in a RSD giveaway. I know it might be a bit late, but something like these will change your life.

u/practicingmystabbing · 5 pointsr/Metal

I've used ER20s for years and highly recommend them, I've never had an issue with them, but then again I don't really get in the pit anymore.

Looking around I found these, which also have good reviews and don't have much of a protruding stem if you are worried about that:

http://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=sr_1_17_a_it?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1457671890&sr=8-17&keywords=etyplugs

u/the_random_asian · 4 pointsr/electronicmusic

Can anyone recommend a good pair of earplugs? I'm planning on attending my first concert (Madeon) and I'd like a some input. My two current options are the Etymotic Er20 and the Downbeats Ear Plugs. Anyone have any experience with either/both? Id like to keep it less than $15. Thanks!

u/restoring4s · 4 pointsr/Metalcore

I use DownBeats

They're comfortable and allow a safe amount of sound to come through. I started using them because the ringing in my ears for a few days after a show started driving me crazy, hasn't happened since. Plus I feel like I can hear the instruments and vocals even better, they drown out a lot of the speaker feedback and crowd noise.

u/Arctic_Spacey · 4 pointsr/indieheads

I use these. I have gone to about 50 concerts with them and have never experienced any comments about my appearance or hearing damage. The plus for these compared to the foam ones you can get at CVS or something is they don't block sound nearly as much, but offer you the same protection.

u/SetYourGoals · 4 pointsr/Metalcore

Someone else said it, but get earplugs. I can't stress this enough.

Swing by CVS or something on your way and you can get some crappy foam ones for tonight (ABR is LOUD). Then, for other shows, I would suggest buying a pair of these Downbeats for $14. They have lasted me years, and let in all the good sound and dull the roar that destroys your ears.

I am in my 20s and have the hearing of someone in their 50s or 60s, my doctor said. I destroyed my ears at shows. Don't be like me.

Have fun, don't worry about people judging you, and you'll get the vibe in no time.

u/shanahanigans · 4 pointsr/Coachella

Here are the ones I brought, was not disappointed.

Mine didn't have a cord connecting them, but the carrying case helped at least.

There are three kinds of people who don't wear earplugs to live music events:

  1. People who are unaware how loud it can be (especially near the front or a speaker stack)
  2. People who are unaware that hearing damage is permanent and cumulative
  3. People who know 1 and 2 but don't value being able to hear well as they get older

    The choice is yours: earplugs now, or hearing aids later.
u/BackLightBand · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I got a pair of downbeats high fidelity plugs. They are pretty awesome. They don't dull out any of the high or low end sound so it sounds like what you normally hear only quieter. Plus they are not even easily noticeable when they are in your ears.

u/fartlekbritches · 3 pointsr/FireflyFestival

I've tried Dubs and Downbeats. I like the fit and sound of Downbeats much better, plus they don't stick out of your ears, and really aren't even visible. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00A3Z44R2/

u/HeyDoYouHaveAnyGum · 3 pointsr/aves

I have a pair of etymotic (as linked by /u/buboy3) which are great, but it bothered me that they always stuck out so much. Now I use downbeats:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A3Z44R2
Which are the same price and similar fit and (to me, since this is obviously subjective) also preserve good sound quality.

u/BearOnALeash · 3 pointsr/festivals

I really like Downbeats: https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2?th=1

They stay in, still make the music sound good, and offer good protection. They even worked well when I was photographing a festival from the security pit, a foot away from the giant speakers.

u/RandomredditHero · 3 pointsr/bostoncalling

Hah! Should've checked my Amazon orders - downbeats was indeed where I too landed:

DownBeats Reusable High Fidelity Hearing Protection: Ear Plugs for Concerts, Music, and Musicians (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GHU9AbJR1FEGE

u/Mr__Fantasy · 3 pointsr/ElectricForest

Any suggestions on affordable but decent quality earplugs? Does anyone recommend going to an audiologist and getting custom ones, or will cheap store bought ones do the trick?

Edit: Looks like the cheap solid foam ones muffle the sound. Anyone tried these:
http://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2

u/UncleHuggedMeFunny · 3 pointsr/AnimalCollective

Hey bud! I've been to my fair share of shows, and I saw Animal Collective back in 2013 in Madison, WI. Some tips about concerts and how to enhance your experience:

Earplugs are a must. These are the pair I own, and they work super well; I go to a wide variety of shows in different sized venues (ty Minneapolis) and I've worn those every time. I used to go earplugless, but when I went to see TOBACCO last year, some shoegaze band opened for them and they were literally the loudest fucking thing I've ever heard, ran to get some earplugs, and it was still painfully loud. Some bands like to crank it, generally AnCo keeps it on the lower end but it's never a bad idea to invest in saving your hearing. That's the end goal, isn't it?

When I saw AnCo, I went solo. Senior year of high school, travelled 50 miles on a Wednesday night to see em. Met some really cool guys at the show, shot the shit. Chances are, there's gonna be a fair amount of weed in the crowd. Toke if you want, but some venues are super vigilant while others really don't give a shit.

My general rule of thumb is to get there a bit before doors for a band I either really really love or a show that's gonna attract a big crowd so I can get up front. I'd follow this if you want to be right up against the stage, or at least be there around doors if you want the authentic 9th-row-in-the-pit experience. Being pushed far back kinda sucks, especially if there's an NBA player-sized person standing right in front of you.

Pretty much just go there, scream the lyrics, dance your ass off and vibe. There's gonna be quite a few pretentious hipsters who stand off to the side and just stoically watch them while sneering at anyone who dances. Fuck em, dancing to the boys was one of my best memories. Don't think drunk assholery will be an issue, but pretty much every single show I've been to has involved me being stuck next to someone who can't handle their liquor, be it tiny women at Beach House forcing their way to the front of the stage halfway through the set (and literally standing sideways, wedged between me and my friend) or some large, leather-coat-wearing fuckwad at Com Truise who has been sexually harassing as many women as possible. If you spot one nearby, don't let them harsh your mellow. If they're bumpin into you a lot and you want them to stop, just tell them to give you some space while being as smiley and polite as possible and they'll usually wander off. If they get aggressive, just push towards another spot in the crowd. I doubt there'll be many bad drunks in the crowd, but it never hurts to be a lil mentally prepared.

Anyway, pm me if you have any other questions, and I hope you have as good of a time as I did!

EDIT: Oh yeah, download a Mad Libs app on your phone. Play it with the people standing near you when you're waiting in line/between bands, it's a perfect icebreaker and it's pretty fun.

u/keepstandingtall · 3 pointsr/washingtondc

I recommend these ear plugs from amazon.

Since I got them I’ve taken them to every concert and they’ve saved my ears from a lot of damage.

u/Swatterbuster · 3 pointsr/MoviePassClub

I do too! I sleep with earplugs so I always have a pair, but I started packing it with me when going to the movies because I really, really can't stand the sound of people chewing, bags wrinkling, and them shuffling the popcorn around before grabbing some. But seeing as how eating is a part of the movie going experience for many, it's unavoidable. So I just put the earplugs in and bam! those little noises that distract me and get me irrationally annoyed are no longer audible.

edit: to add more options to the linked earplugs, this is the one I use. You can clip the case onto your keychain to make sure you always have it with you. And since I sleep with it -- and I'm a side sleeper -- I can attest to it being comfortable.

u/Charger23510 · 3 pointsr/Tomorrowland
u/DeClann · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I bring these to every show

u/shatteredf41th · 3 pointsr/trap

I've been rocking downbeats to every show I can remember to take them to. Would def recommend and I think they are usually 10-15 a set.

https://smile.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1497541725&sr=8-1&keywords=downbeats&th=1

u/elcielo17 · 3 pointsr/trap

I know I'm late to the party but these Downbeats earplugs were the best investment I've made. There was a show in Atlantic City in some nightclub that RL performed at, being in the would have been unbearable if I didn't have the earplugs. Front and center for most of the show and I heard absolutely fine. Ear protection is serious

u/ztotheh · 3 pointsr/Coachella
u/CityOfChamps09 · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

They will have earplugs to give out in the chill down zone by Kinetic but they are the foam kind and they suck for being at a show and listening to music.

I have these and they are wonderful. Any type of "high fidelity" ear plugs will be good for EDC.

u/Did-you-reboot · 3 pointsr/Metalcore

I got these off Amazon http://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2 and I love them. Super comfortable and doesn't screw up the sound. Highly recommend them.

u/blackbeltnerd · 2 pointsr/Music

i use these! they don't distort the music at all but definitely lower the volume. i go to a ton of edm festivals and shows as well and they've been great. plus they come on a keychain so you'll never forget them!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A3Z44R2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/caelaorn · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Haven't tried those specifically, but I use something similar:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A3Z44R2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Before these I just used regular silicone earplugs. Between the two I like these a lot more. Sure it's less overall db reduction, but it's much easier to hear audio from my bt headset.

u/Madroxx9000 · 2 pointsr/aves

I have DownBeats, and I love them!!

u/harambes_naggernavy · 2 pointsr/Metalcore

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A3Z44R2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1

I used these ones and they worked well for me. No ear ringing after the show.

u/Skankdinavian · 2 pointsr/Metalcore

I use these and they're perfect for me.

Comfortable for a long concert but I can still hear and such. You may want something heavier duty, but these are so good. The case helps as well.

u/adventuregiraffe · 2 pointsr/aves

As everyone else said: earplugs. Downbeats are absolutely amazing for shows and highly recommended - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Wi.IzbA8XJF00

I have mild tinnitus. I've been going to different genres of shows frequently for over ten years now. I find that live instrument shows tend to make my ears ring more than DJ sets. I've definitely been trying to get better at wearing ear plugs every time now.

u/JessicaSarahS · 2 pointsr/Muse

Might be too loud for your ears? Try some earbuds next time. You'll be able to hear everything: http://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2

u/Crazy-Crocodile · 2 pointsr/askwomenadvice

You have special ear plugs just like the ones used by people operating heavy/noisy machinery, except these are specially designed for concerts/raves they reduce the sound in such a way that you can still fully appreciate and experience the music and even talk/yell to people but the sound doesn't damage your hearing. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2

u/elev8dity · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

So I have custom molds and frankly I always end up using my cheap downbeats because the custom molds are less comfortable. The downbeats sit deep in your ear and usually aren't too noticeable and come with a small pill case that can attach to your keys or belt loop so you can put them away and take them out easily... which is handy when you are at festivals and go from different stage areas to more quiet areas.

Edit: Downbeats, not eargasms. https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2/

u/ContinentalRektfast · 2 pointsr/hiphopheads
u/ahoytherrrmatey · 2 pointsr/orangetheory

DownBeats Reusable High Fidelity Hearing Protection: Ear Plugs for Concerts, Music, and Musicians (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8tJKDbFAM4C1A

u/FramingA · 2 pointsr/Metalcore

Real quick I just want to recommend these earplugs as well.

https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2?th=1

The ones I linked work better with bigger ears and the ones the other guy linked work better for smaller ears for most people. Hope this helps for your future concerts!

u/prdors · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

Came here to say this. They come in a nice keychain too so even when I go out I know I'll have a pair.

https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2

u/CTRL_ALT_DEL_ACCOUNT · 2 pointsr/bassnectar

That's amazing. I can't wait to get these now. Do you have these ones?

u/casuallylatedan · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Concert/musician earplugs maybe? e.g. http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00A3Z44R2

u/baddox · 1 pointr/Dreamtheater

I have those exact earplugs, as well as these. They both sound absolutely terrible.

u/mobile_monster_ · 1 pointr/indieheads
u/StickyG21 · 1 pointr/motorcycles

DownBeats is what I use and they work great. I don't ride very often without them.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Someone directed me towards these on this reddit a few weeks back... they are f***ing magic.

Downbeats

u/mchilds83 · 1 pointr/tinnitus

Another thing that has helped me is to buy a couple sets of discreet ear plugs which fit in a small case that clips to my keychain. I have 2 keychains and a pair of earplugs on each. Most of the time I have a set of keys with me (work or personal) and thus I will have the ability to pop them in whenever I find myself in a social setting and it begins to get too loud.

It's really important that I do this because when I expose myself to loud noises, my tinnitus rings louder than normal for the next few days. The earplugs have really helped.

I have these:

https://www.amazon.ca/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2

But these also look promising:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/584645150/isolate-switch-off-your-ears

u/SuddenStorm1234 · 1 pointr/Disneyland

If you're sensitive to loud noises, make sure you're inside a building during the fireworks, and stay away from the rivers during Fantasmic!. Indiana Jones, Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, and Pirates can all be considered loud.

Consider getting some of these (or something similar): https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2?th=1

Disney has some pretty dang good shows, rides, and music- not to mention the audio equipment is all top notch. These are designed for use in concerts, but preserve the audio quality, so it won't sound muffled like it would with normal earbuds.

u/eugenes_lament · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Spot on OP. Check out a cheap option that works great:

DownBeats Reusable High Fidelity Hearing Protection: Ear Plugs for Concerts, Music, and Musicians (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case)
by DownBeats
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=cm\_sw\_em\_r\_mt\_dp\_U\_a6b2Db0RKGBD8

u/jmattick · 1 pointr/IAmA

Try out some concert or musician earplugs to see if they help during recovery. If you put them on an Amazon Wishlist, I'll cover the costs and have a pair overnighted to you.

Dubs or Downbeats seem to be a favored option.

Dubs are acoustic filters rather than earplugs so I'd rather get you the better option. Just put your favorite color on an Amazon Wishlist and pm me the link. I won't see your address or anything and if you are close to a major metro area, you might even get them tomorrow or Saturday.

u/marijuwalrus · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

$15 Reusable earplugs so you can RAGE until youre old
(Weekend 1)

u/SeaDog523 · 1 pointr/hulaween

I use Downbeats. They generally run about $15 and a very comfortable.https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2

u/csc033 · 1 pointr/bonnaroo

I use these. I like them because they aren't super noticeable and don't protrude out from your ears. They also come with a case I just leave clipped on my festival backpack.

https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1494440717&sr=8-2&keywords=music%2Bfestival%2Bear%2Bplugs&th=1

u/BanOfShadows · 1 pointr/aves

Depends how close you get to the speakers... and how good the roll is... I always bring some. http://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2?

u/surfANDmusic · 1 pointr/surfing

that would be pretty cyberpunk!

does your other ear have any damage and that's why your cyborg ear sounds better or it just does?

I know what that's like. I have hearing loss and tinnitus and hyperacusis so noises that are even a little bit too loud cause pain. It blows cause I really like listening to music live so i've made the habit of carrying earplugs with me at all times.

u/Dj_FREQ · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

Downbeats. Use em. Live by em.

Not an affiliate link: DownBeats Reusable High Fidelity Hearing Protection: Ear Plugs for Concerts, Music, and Musicians (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3Z44R2/

u/kynisara · 1 pointr/EDM

DownBeats Reusable High Fidelity Hearing Protection: Ear Plugs for Concerts, Music, and Musicians (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i.E8BbP17A7EM

u/BendersShinyMetalAss · 1 pointr/CFB

One of my friends was a grad student getting a degree in the Clanga. I bought him a pair of hearing protection ear plugs off amazon. He swears by these things.

u/davewells · 1 pointr/bassoon

I use the Etymotics for rehearsal and concert use, largely because they come with a string that allows them to hang around your neck for quick changes.

But yeah, I also have a few pairs of DownBeats: http://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2. They're small enough that they're basically unnoticeable to the casual observer, which is why I use them in daily life (when flying, on the subway, in loud bars or movie theaters). I keep a pair in my car, and one in each of the two bags I carry most frequently. They actually have a higher Noise Reduction Rating than the Etys (18dB vs. 12dB), although Etymotic claims theirs really attenuate 20dB.

u/Harvey_Beardman · 1 pointr/hulaween

I would order them now, as another has said. Ive used a pair of downbeats for a couple years that I enjoy. https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2

u/Sodam · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I always use ear plugs for loud environments, now I use DownsBeats and they are practically invisible.

u/yacht_boy · 1 pointr/Music

Don't use single use earplugs made for the job site. They block too much sound and ruin the live music experience.

Search for ear protection for concerts and you'll find a half dozen brands between $10-40. I personally use these: http://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2

Start with the cheaper ones and if you don't like them move up in price. But definitely take care of your ears!

u/StressedCoder · 1 pointr/misophonia

Other people have suggested noise reducing ear plugs. I haven't tried them yet but I'm likely to order these https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl . There's also plugs with different inserts so you can kind of control the volume I believe. But these seem to be less conspicuous.


Right now I mostly use headphones to either stream video game music from youtube or white noise from the relax.io app on my phone when I'm trying to focus. I may be causing hearing damage from turning up the volume when it gets particularly noisy. I'm not entirely sure if that's a good or bad thing.

u/BlitzingJalopies · 1 pointr/aves

I use these for shows and festivals. Filters out most sound and i can still hear my friends when they talk to me. Recommend trying them out!

u/Cruel_Obsession · 1 pointr/BABYMETAL

You've got to buy these: http://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They protect your hearing, but don't muffle the sound at all.

u/Dartmuthia · 1 pointr/techtheatre

Lots of people are suggesting expensive options, if you want something budget friendly (15 USD) that does pretty well, try these. I do audio for live music full time, and use them a lot.

u/Hdgunnell · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Anyone saying they just play music over it is losing their hearing quicker. This was my first pair, give them a try. Even comes with a little container to clip to your keys.

u/motor_boating_SOB · 1 pointr/motorcycles

My bike is a screamer with it's werkes pipe, so I have tried a good bit of plugs.

For ease of use get a massive box of 3Ms off amazon and put like five pairs in your pocket, use them and toss them.

For the middle ground you seek, these are really easy to put in and let some but not all of the noise in.

For the best of the best, go to a bike show and find one of the guys making custom molded ear plugs and get a couple sets made. That's what I ride with now and they are great. I can still hear what's going on and my ears don't ring any more when I go to bed after a day of riding.

I actually prefer the higher level of protection after using them all, which I never thought I would say, but I'm pretty sure my hearing was going to shit by not wearing anything for so long....and there's no real turning back from that...

u/JustJawesome · 1 pointr/Excision

Honestly, not really, I guess just expect it to get PACKED to the point where you have no room to really move a foot in any direction, it WILL get crowded, sweaty, and sometimes hard to see.

The only part of my night that sucked was standing next to a guard rail and being smushed between the rail and people, especially during the moshpits (which are fun as hell btw)

I also HIGHLY advise picking up earplugs if you don't own a pair already. You might think its not that loud during the starting artists (ie, Monxx, Liquid Stranger, sometimes Dion Timmer) before Excision starts, but he REALLY cranks the volume. During the intro/opening for Excision, everyone moved back a good foot, and just froze before cheering, it was LOUD and my ears were ringing a little before putting my earplugs in, but it was epic af and the bass was something out of this world!

So yeah, any further questions, don't be afraid to ask!

Don't forget, if you go, the most important part is to be laid back, feel the music, headbang, and just have a shit ton of fun!

u/Steph_920 · 1 pointr/Coachella

I have a pair of [DownBeats] (https://www.amazon.com/DownBeats-Reusable-Fidelity-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00A3Z44R2/ref=lp_8132951011_1_1_a_it?srs=8132951011&ie=UTF8&qid=1484009843&sr=8-1) and they're amazing. Been going to EDC for 6 years and can vouch that you definitely still get the full experience (just without the post-festival ear ringing). The little case is clutch, too!