Shopping for the best earplugs for musicians in 2024? We all think our ears are invincible, but unfortunately, that isn’t true. Over a billion people aged 12-35 years old lose their hearing due to exposure to loud music and other excessive sounds. So whether you’re a DJ, drummer, guitar player or studio musician, this list of the best earplugs for musicians will help you make more informed decisions for your hearing.
These are our favourites for a reason. The emphasis on precise material use and minimal design keeps these earplugs light and comfortable for all-day wear.
Minuendo uses membrane technology that mimics nature and behaves like a second eardrum. For earplugs with attenuation, the attenuation is normally fixed. Minuendo lossless earplugs’ uniqueness comes with its built-in attenuators, which allow you to easily switch the attenuation.
This technology is completely passive, which makes Minuendo earplugs very convenient and practical to use. The level of attenuation ranges from 7dB to 25dB, so you can easily switch between more or less sound depending on your situation.
Price: US$169 (now on discount, find out more)
This company specializes in moldable earplugs and has been making custom earplugs for years.
Decibullz aims for “true, tuned, and flat attenuation that reduces loud noises evenly across all frequencies to safe levels.” These custom moulds are popular amongst music professionals and those who expect high sound accuracy.
Etymotic Research was the first company to ever look into noise-isolation high-fidelity in-ear earphones way back in 1991. Today, they remain one of the leading brands when it comes to noise isolation. These earplugs are not only for musicians but for a variety of other professionals.
Most Etymotic earplugs are made for different professions and use cases. For musicians, these earplugs enhance the musical experience and allow them to hear their instruments.
Price: US$13.95 to US$24.99
These Etymotic earplugs are great for music performers and directors. Simply flip a switch to get either 9dB or 15dB hearing protection. The MusicPRO 9-15 are active earplugs that restore sound that is lost when the ear tips seal off the ear canal. It comes with a neck cord, batteries, protective case, perfect for musicians on the go.
The brand name includes the word music that’s how we know it’s dedicated to musicians.
AlpineAcousticFilters only attenuate harmful sounds. Communicate with your bandmates at a normal level even with your earplugs on. The only negative with earplugs at a lower price range is that you can only reuse them a specific number of times – 100 times to be exact.
If you are looking for earplugs that you can wear comfortably for hours, you can check EarDial. Made out of soft hypoallergenic silicone, it’s comfortable and extremely discreet. It comes with a very low profile design – short stem and high-transparency colour.
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