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professional filtered earplugs

Discussion in 'Backline' started by mephisto_loh, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. mephisto_loh

    mephisto_loh Green Tea Member

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    Hey guys

    For rehearsals, or rock concerts the normal earplugs doesn't work good if you want to enjoy the music. I've been searching the internet and found some earplugs that attenuate in a very flat response all the audible spectrum. I want to take care of my ears and enjoy the music at the same time.
    have anyone of you guys used this kind of earplugs? any suggestion for brand or type?

    I found these ones.

    http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/er915and25pr.html

    http://www.earinc.com/p2-specialty-musician.php




    thanks for your support!
     
  2. egan.

    egan. daylightdies.com

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    I got mine fitted by an audiologist for $175 with no charge for the doctors visit (mine are westone). They're great and I highly recommend them.
     
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    arv_foh Brian K

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    I have been using these type plugs for nearly ten years (even lost one which was an expensive drunken mistake) and I've always had the -15db ones. Still just enough level to get a feel whilst playing live but without the ringing in your ears afterwards. I wear them at gigs and also if I'm doing front of house I pop them in to save my ears and just take them out if I wanna have a fiddle or do some fancy delay etc etc.
    £150 minus the new one but worth it. The mold they take feels a bit weird though!
    I have these ones http://www.ultimateear.com/Sales/MusiciansPlug.htm
     
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    mephisto_loh Green Tea Member

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    BTW, does the 3 filters are included with your purchase? or they sell them separately?
     
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    When I got mine (they were the westones) they came with one set of filters and the other two were extra.
     
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    arv_foh Brian K

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    yup

    you get one set and then one set of "industrial" which are like ultra dB reduction but do not attenuate all frequencies equally

    I got the 25dB ones
     
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    I bought these, they're cheap and instead of muffled highs, booming lows... and strange mids...
    the low and mid response seem normal and the high is slightly attenuated but for the price... very good
    http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er20.aspx
     
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    When I first got mine I was recommended the 15 filters by a drummer who reckoned the 25s were a bit too much and took away the level too much it was too quiet when playing and the 9s weren't enough of a difference.
    Those ones with the filters sticking out of ok but if you are wearing them all day as I do they make my ears really sore.
     
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    I'm using the Elacin ER15.
    best earplugs ever, I'll never use anything else again.
     
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    I use those
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    Cotral Ultra Mini

    Probably the best thing I ever spent ~200€ for.
     

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