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Musician Ear Plugs For Live Gigs

Discussion in 'Backline' started by jauernis, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. jauernis

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    So I am about to have my first gig as a singer and was wondering what musician ear plugs you guys recommend something that also can filter out most of the bass and lower db but have much more clarity than your average ear plugs
     
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    Don't have anything to add unfortunately but I am looking for some good quality ear plugs that you can actually still hear musical somewhat normally with, if that's possible.

    EDIT: Found this: Music and Concert Ear Plugs

    Looks interesting
     
  3. Damage, Inc.

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    I've had Etymotic ER20's for over a year and I love them. They have a much flatter response than typical plugs, and I can sing and hear my guitar much better with them. You're not going to get an earplug to filter out much of the low end, because lows travel through your body, not just the ear canal.
     
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    Custom moulded is the way to go. Mine cost about £160, which might seem like alot, but the clarity is amazing even compared to the ER20's. I have ACS plugs with ER15 filters.
     
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    Used ER20's for some time, finally got custom molded ones some months ago, worth every €!
     
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    Definitely custom molded. They might seem expensive, but I had my first pair for ~10 years before I decided to get a new mold made. $15/year is a no-brainer for the fit alone.
     
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    Custom molded here as well. Well worth it to me!
     
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    Hearos makes a pair called the "hi fi" model. It's like $15 or so. Not as awesome as some more pricey models, but do a good job of lowering the db without muffling everything. Still can hear pretty evenly in a live situation.
     
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    Doc's Pro Plugs,

    used them for years they are fantastic, they just attenunate, pop them in before the show and give your ears 5-10 mins to adjust to them and you can hear everything during your show without killing your ears,
    Also great for wearing while watching shows.


    http://www.proplugs.com/
     
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    Yeah, I used a custom set of westones on several tours and for some non-critical FOH. They're great.
     
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    Another vote for ER20's, love 'em. I do want to try custom molded plugs though.
     
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    I wish I found this thread earlier. Like many other people, I didn't think much about my hearing protection when listening to loud music, especially at concerts or in clubs. When I started experiencing tinnitus, I addressed an audiologist who told me that I need to wear earplugs for live performance, otherwise it might lead to hearing loss. So, I want to say that it is better to learn from the experience of others. Be careful guys and take care of your ears.
     

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