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    As title suggests I am after some good quality ear plugs, 1 for partying and 2 for DJing

    Played a set on sat in a tiny but LOUD rig and it nearly blew my ears off!

    Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xian View Post
    As title suggests I am after some good quality ear plugs, 1 for partying and 2 for DJing

    Played a set on sat in a tiny but LOUD rig and it nearly blew my ears off!

    Any suggestions?
    Nothing beats a good custom fit pair of musicians ear plugs... You can buy one set with multiple filters that can be swapped out. I use 25dB for when I am in the crowd and 15dB when I am DJing.

    Depending on your location they would probably be Etymotic or Otto and the average price including the impressions, plugs, and one set of filters is between $180-200 with extra filters between $40-60. Call a local audiologist from your yellow pages to find out.
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    Blimey, I had no idea that ear plugs could have filters in them!

    Thanks for your quick reply, I will have to search the UK market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xian View Post
    Blimey, I had no idea that ear plugs could have filters in them!

    Thanks for your quick reply, I will have to search the UK market.
    No problem!

    The earplugs look like the image I've attached. The filter is the clear/white disk in the centre which defines the level of attenuation. The most common filters are 8, 15, and 25 dB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omers View Post
    Nothing beats a good custom fit pair of musicians ear plugs... You can buy one set with multiple filters that can be swapped out. I use 25dB for when I am in the crowd and 15dB when I am DJing.
    +1

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    Just bought some ER20s. I know I should go for customs but I can't afford them. Problem with these ones is they stick out loads! It means the headphones catch when sliding them on and off and obviously doesn't look great if just wearing them around a club. Can you cut down the stem that sticks out or is that part of the filter?

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    There is some spare length you could trim down, as long as you dont remove so much that the filter sticks into your ear.
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    Which bit do you mean to trim down? I was thinking the big stem that sticks out the ears?
    I'm not sure which bit the filter is?

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    Oh, I was thinking of the Alpine plugs sorry. Not sure if you can shorten the E20s.
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    Yeah alpine music safe pro are pretty decent for the price, if you lose em cheap enough to buy another pair, pretty decent hearing protection, theyre like those in ear canal headphones. but just the rubber bit so you can trim them to suit your ear.
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