Ear plugs for concerts/raves.. Etymotic ER-20 or High fidelity Hearos?
Apr 11, 2006 at 2:37 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 26

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I go to a lot of concerts/raves and have decided its time to take better care of my ears. I did a search and found the Etymotic ER-20 are highly regarded here. Does anyone have experience with the "High Fidelity" ear plugs by Hearos? http://www.hearos.com/products-00211.htm

So yeh which is better :p
Etymotic ER-20 or High fidelity Hearos
 
Apr 11, 2006 at 3:25 PM Post #4 of 26

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Originally Posted by Blitzula
Can't say which is more comfortable, but I'd like the extra 10 dbs of protection with the Hearos for the metal shows I go to.


Where do you get 10 more dB?

They look exactly the same

Hearos
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Etymotic
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Apr 11, 2006 at 3:27 PM Post #5 of 26

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They are the same. I have both.
 
Apr 11, 2006 at 4:56 PM Post #6 of 26

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Ok cool, I'll grab whatevers cheapest...

Thanks guys!
 
Apr 12, 2006 at 3:52 PM Post #9 of 26

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Where do you get 10 more dB?

They look exactly the same



Oh...the Hearos is 20db also? Personally, I'd want at least 25, that's why I never went for the Etymotics.

Anyways, I have a pair of custom musician ear plugs. I highly recommend musician's ear plugs...the music is much better than with conventional ear plugs.
 
Apr 12, 2006 at 4:16 PM Post #10 of 26

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i cant bear to use my er20 at concerts, they severly batter the details and highs (everything sounds boomy and jumbled as a result). im saving up for some customs.
 
Apr 12, 2006 at 8:10 PM Post #11 of 26

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I've never been able to figure out if you're supposed to take those end caps off the ER20s or not...thoughts?
 
Apr 12, 2006 at 8:31 PM Post #12 of 26

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Quote:

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I've never been able to figure out if you're supposed to take those end caps off the ER20s or not...thoughts?


nope, use as is
 
Apr 12, 2006 at 8:54 PM Post #13 of 26

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Personally I think the Etymotic ER20's are better because of the case they come with. The Ety case is attachable to your keychain so you will have it wherever you go, and it's made of a rubbery material so it doesn't poke you in your pocket.
 
Apr 12, 2006 at 11:32 PM Post #14 of 26

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Blitzula
Oh...the Hearos is 20db also? Personally, I'd want at least 25, that's why I never went for the Etymotics.

Anyways, I have a pair of custom musician ear plugs. I highly recommend musician's ear plugs...the music is much better than with conventional ear plugs.



Too much for my broke-***** right now. I checked these too:

http://www.earplugsonline.com/index.html

Anyone have any experience/hearsay about them?
 
Apr 12, 2006 at 11:53 PM Post #15 of 26

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i play bass in a band and have been looking into getting some plugs. are the Etymotic ER-20's reusable?
 

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