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#1 PoppyAOK

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 11:13 PM

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#2 PoppyAOK

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 11:13 PM

Hey, just wanna ask you guys if you've tried using these filtered earplugs from Big Ear? I was just curious about them and I wanna know first if they're good before I give them a call. Anyway, if you haven't, can you recommend something that is also custom made? Gonna watch Journey in Vegas this December and I'm just taking notes of what I should bring or buy before the show. Thanks!

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 11:39 PM

Not sure how much you plan on spending, but I have a pair of custom ear plugs from Westone that I use with an mp3 player but they also provide great sound suppression when I go shooting. They have some specifically made for concerts that come in 3 levels of attenuation. If that's your budget, I think you'd like them. I have no experience or have even heard of the ones you're asking about.

Westone ES49

I also have some triple flange ones from Etymotic that reduce all the frequencies about 10-15 dBs and they are very reasonably priced.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 04:55 PM

Going to see TOOL next month up close and after reading a review stating "Pulverizing Volume", I bought earplugs from Downbeats. I haven't tried them at a show so I cannot comment on them yet.

After going to 100's of concerts over the last 50 years and I have plans for many many more, I need to preserve what hearing I've still got.  It's still great !!!  What ?

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https://www.latimes....-concert-review

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 06:14 PM

A friend of mine who is a drummer has bought earplugs from http://www.musiciansfriend.com and they work great for him.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 11:05 PM

I've been using these DUBS for a couple of years. They seem to work, at the expense of some high end.

The reviews are mixed at the Amazon link here. All I can say is that they've worked for me, front row at a number of shows.

https://www.amazon.c...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:51 PM

Yes on earplugs of any kind. Wish I could go back in time and use them, would be nice.

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 06:37 PM

View PostBigMontanaSKY, on 30 October 2019 - 09:51 PM, said:

Yes on earplugs of any kind. Wish I could go back in time and use them, would be nice.

I wear earplugs to concerts all the time. I would hate to imagine what my hearing would be like if I didn't. Don't have any specific suggestions but get ones that reduce the volume but let all of the frequencies through.

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 08:28 PM

I just use this silicone stuff...
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Posted 03 November 2019 - 09:45 PM

View Postgoose, on 02 November 2019 - 08:28 PM, said:

I just use this silicone stuff...
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I got those stuck in my ear when I was a teen (I was swimming a lot for PE in high school.) Avoided them since then. I use foam ones now, you can usually bum free ones off of people with  Industrial jobs.

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 04:13 AM

Earplugs are for people that do not like music!

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 05:04 AM

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 05:36 PM

I didn't wear any, and my hearing was fine.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 11:09 PM

View PostYYZumbi, on 04 November 2019 - 04:13 AM, said:

Earplugs are for people that do not like music!
Or those that do and want to continue listening into adulthood.  :)

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 12:11 AM

View PostYYZumbi, on 04 November 2019 - 04:13 AM, said:

Earplugs are for people that do not like music!

You clearly haven't read this thread. There are a few varieties of plugs that allow all the frequencies through, just at a reduced decibel level. Also, hearing loss is cumulative and once it's gone, you ain't getting it back, music lover.

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 08:49 PM

View PostYYZumbi, on 04 November 2019 - 04:13 AM, said:

Earplugs are for people that do not like music!

You’re too macho!
You’ll be the deafest macho man on your block in 40 years!
Hooray!

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 09:52 PM

I can get cheap ones where i work..those will do tho.

We all need these when we get mature and know the consequences.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 12:50 AM

Hearing loss is a thing. Most of my high frequency hearing is gone. I also have a lot of trouble carrying on a conversation in a crowded room. I can't hear consonants.

All because i didn't think about my hearing when I was in my teens to early 20's. I wish I had earplugs for shows, and I wish I hadn't cranked up those Sony Walkmans.

Hate to sound like the old deaf guy. In MY DAY, you could hear someone carrying on a conversation a block away.... and when I was a kid, pre-music I remember being able to hear people talking a block away.

I could be a lot worse off, I suppose. I'd say I have 80% of my hearing. Don't have to really crank the TV to hear dialog...jjust a little, and can enjoy music at a low volume.  The thing that I definitely notice is like I wrote above - conversations in a crowded room, or lots of ambient noise.   I'm no fun at parties. Or conferences.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:26 AM

Here is what I use for concerts:

https://www.earpeace...ant=43678845124

$25 per set, and they have 3 levels of sound attenuation.  Unlike foam ear plugs, which just reduce the decibel levels across the board, these plugs retain the high fidelity sound while dropping the decibel level so you don't do permanent damage.

I love 'em!  And I don't even get a commission when I recommend them!





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