I’m nearly out of my most excellent earplugs, so I decided to check with manufacturers overseas to get new ones made last week! After a lot of research, I picked some that step up a notch from the last lot in quality and ear filter.
‘Earplugs” is not the right word here – strictly speaking, they’re attenuators, meaning instead of just muffling the sound, they just turn the volume down, and you’ll still be able to enjoy the music.
As you can see I also found a bunch of graphics the manufacturer showed me that explain roughly how it works. Basically, these aren’t “knock-offs”, but exactly made by the same people who make bigger, more expensive brands and sell them for more, but because I don’t get custom packaging or a logo printed on them, they’re more affordable.
If you’re wondering for a comparison of identical models, check out these here (just under NZ$60), these (around $55), these (for $40) and these (over $90, sheesh!) – all the same earplug when it comes down to it, in different colours and packaging variations.
A few pictures for you below:
The attenuators were designed to protect human audition, especially working in high-noise environment. The key component- filter is designed to ensure regular communication while noise is reduced.
- Medical-grade hypoallergenic plush soft silicone
- Eco-friendly because it’s reusable many times
- Anti-earwax design
- Molds to the shape of any ear canal
- Certified CE EN352-2
- 21db filter which should take the edge of most loud concerts without losing the quality of the sound
- Durable aluminium key chain container
- Optional silicon cord – I prefer using it, so I don’t lose my earplugs in the dark.
This sort of earplug is constantly rated as one of the “top 10 earplugs for musicians” – you can google that and compare the pictures and specs, if you wish.
I’m pretty excited for these bad boys to arrive, which should be hopefully in mid-April. You’re very welcome to pre-order! Please note that pre-order only works for people within New Zealand, who don’t have an RD address – email me if you live rurally and would still like some, and I’ll sort you out otherwise!
Mine will cost $25 + $4 for postage – you can pre-order them below, or hit me up at gigs for them!