Best Earplugs for Musicians in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 15, 2020
Earplugs for musicians let you jam and enjoy concerts without worrying about hearing damage. Besides providing ear protection, the best earplugs for musicians incorporate high-fidelity attenuation filters that block the noise yet keep the music pure. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Best For
Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)
Tips
Materials
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Warranty
 
PROS

Incorporating patent-pending attenuation filters, these plugs work wonders reducing noise evenly to maintain the full sound spectrum. Preserving the music's clarity and richness, the earplugs basically give you the volume knob to the stage.

CONS

The fit is somewhat fiddly. 

OUR VERDICT

The Eargasm Best PickEargasm High Fidelity Earplugs are up there with the best earplugs for concerts we've looked at. The plugs are practical, effective, and convenient. You should have no major issues with them.

detailed parameters
Best For

Musicians, concert lovers, motorcycle riding 

Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)

16 dB (offers attenuation up to 21 dB) 

Tips

Changeable (2 sizes)

Materials

Medical-grade silicone

Extras

Improved attenuation filters with metallic core, elongated pull tabs, waterproof rubber seal, aluminum storage case with keyring included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The 'plugs are pushing the noise reduction rating 31 decibels, meaning that they will be able to protect your hearing not just at loud concerts but also at shooting ranges, flying different aircrafts, working construction, and more. 

CONS

Make sure you select the right inserts before you start moulding them. 

OUR VERDICT

The Decibullz Custom Moulded Earplugs are not just mouldable earplugs, they're also re-mouldable, so you can even share these plugs. The carry pouch will let you bring these earplugs with you to concert venues, shooting ranges, etc.

detailed parameters
Best For

Musicians, concert lovers, shooters, hunters, swimmers, construction workers, aircraft passengers 

Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)

31 dB

Tips

Three sets of triple-flange tips (S, M, L), One set of max protect medium foam tips

Materials

Thermoplastic

Extras

Easy-shape system, Carry pouch included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The earplugs are made from hypoallergenic silicone, so even people with sensitive skin can use them without worrying about redness and/or irritations. The storage case comes with a keyring, letting you carry the 'plugs hands-free. 

CONS

People with unusually small earholes might find them uncomfortable. 

OUR VERDICT

The Senner Music Pro A3 enable comfortable use, storage, and transportation. Using the integrated pulling strap, even removing these 'plugs will not present considerable challenges, whilst the waterproof rubber rings will protect them from sweat and moisture.

detailed parameters
Best For

Musicians, concert lovers, motorcycle riding, sleeping  

Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)

18 dB

Tips

One size fits most ears

Materials

Hypoallergenic silicone

Extras

Patented SennerAcousticPro membrane filters, Integrated pulling strap, Waterproof rubber ring, Aluminium storage case with keyring included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The ComforTiered™ foam plugs will maximise protection, whilst the ComforTiered™ will minimise environmental noise, putting the music front and centre. The double-reinforced jacks will prevent deformation. The wire will ensure you don't lose individual plugs.

CONS

The wire is very thin. 

OUR VERDICT

The Plugfones Guardian will let you travel via aeroplanes, frequent shooting ranges, work construction, ride a bike, and have a blast at different venues knowing that, wearing these 'plugs, you will not be dealing with hearing loss issues down the road.

detailed parameters
Best For

Musicians, concert lovers, motorcycle riding, shooters, construction workers, aircraft passengers

Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)

27 dB / 29 dB

Tips

ComforTiered™ foam plugs with noise reduction rating of 29 dB

ComforTiered™ silicone plugs with noise reduction rating of 27 dB

Materials

Foam / Silicone

Extras

SoundSeal™ noise-suppressing technology, Double-reinforced jack, Sweat-resistant, Waterproof case, Cable management clip included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS
The UltraTech plugs are moisture-resistant, so you can sweat and even jam outdoors whilst it's raining knowing that the attenuating filters will be protected from moisture. The high-quality silicone offers a pleasant tactile impression and is not hostile towards the skin. 
CONS

The pulling tip is long and noticeable. 

OUR VERDICT

The E-A-R UltraTech Earplugs, employing flat attenuating filters, are able to reduce harmful noises and preserve the speech and the music's clarity at the same time. They also require minimal upkeep. You can wash these 'plugs under the tap and they will be good to go.

detailed parameters
Best For

Musicians

Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)

21 dB

Tips

One size fits most ears

Materials

Silicone

Extras

Flat attenuating filter, Moisture-resistant, Integrated pulling tip

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Eargasm High Fidelity

Enjoy Concerts

The Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs will let you enjoy concerts and protect your hearing from the surprisingly harmful loud noises at these concerts (as well as other loud events).

Incorporating patent-pending attenuation filters, these plugs work wonders reducing noise evenly to maintain the full sound spectrum, all while making sure no damage to the hearing is done. Preserving the music's clarity and richness, these plugs basically give you the volume knob to the stage.

Apart from that, the plugs' hypo-allergic plush silicone shells are as non-toxic and comfortable as they come, allowing for prolonged wear. These things won’t cause any itching and/or pressure pains. You can wear them all day long at festivals without experiencing any discomfort.

The aluminium case comes equipped with an effective waterproof rubber seal that protects these plugs from moisture, dust, and debris. At the same time, the anti-stick interior pretty much guarantees that the earplugs will be easily removable. Last but not least, the case features this carabiner hook that you can use to attach the case to backpacks, belts, etc.

Bottom line, the Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs are hands-down the best plugs for concerts we've looked at. There's pretty much nothing here that we would like to add. The plugs are practical, effective, and convenient. You should have no major issues with them.

Review of Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs

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Decibullz Custom

Mouldable and Re-Mouldable

The Decibullz Custom Moulded Earplugs are approaching from a different angle. Whilst other earplugs might come in different sizes, these ones rely upon the easy-shape system that makes the fit perfect.

First, you heat them with warm water (for ~3-5 minutes). Once the 'pieces become soft and pliable, you can insert them into the ears, forming that perfect fit that they're raving about. Although these are not the only mouldable earplugs, as far as we're aware, they are the only ones that are re-mouldable, meaning that you can repeat this straightforward procedure and make the plugs fit different ears with matching perfection. Still, make sure you select the right inserts before you start moulding them since, sometimes, you can ruin the earpieces.

What you cannot ruin is the massive 31-decibel protection that these 'plugs are offering, fitting not just musicians and people at concerts but also hunters, construction workers, aircraft passengers, even swimmers. Made from high-strength yet lightweight thermoplastic, they're fine with water. Plus, to go with these earplugs, you receive a nice little carry pouch. Using this pouch, you can bring the 'plugs with you to the shooting range, concert venue, anywhere really.

Review of Decibullz Custom Molded Earplugs

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Senner A3

Triple Slats

The Senner Music Pro A3 is not necessarily the most versatile package, but one can make an argument that it is the more comfortable one. First, the aluminium storage case is brilliant, enabling safe and easy storage and transportation. The case even comes equipped with a keyring so that you can carry them hands-free.

But the 'plugs themselves are nothing to scoff at either. Incorporating the company's patented SennerAcousticPro membrane filters, these earplugs for musicians are able to dampen the audio but also maintain the full sound spectrum, so you can enjoy loud music without worrying about hearing loss.

What's more, the triple slats that the plugs are working with adapt to the ears' geometry, blocking harmful noises without falling out or making you feel comfortable. People with unusually small earholes might still find them uncomfortable though but, needless to say, we're not talking about very few people here.

Apart from that, the integrated pulling strap will enable easy removal, whilst the transparent construction will hide the 'plugs from plain sight. So, even without mentioning the waterproof rubber rings that these earplugs come fitted with, we can recommend them to musicians and concert lovers as well as for sleeping and motorcycle riding.

Review of Senner A3 Hearing Protection Earplugs with Aluminum Container

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Plugfones Earplugs

Suppressing Noise yet Remaining Tough

The Plugfones Guardian bank on the SoundSeal™ noise-suppressing tech first and foremost. Minimising environmental noise, this technology enables an immersive listening experience that very few earplugs can match.

Setting this tech aside, what we're working with here is ComforTiered™ foam plugs, raising the noise reduction rating 29 decibels, and ComforTiered™ silicone plugs, capping at also respectable 27 decibels NRR-wise. The wire that runs between the plugs is pretty thin and somewhat fragile.

Aside from these wires though, the plugs are tough as nails and twice as durable, adopting double-reinforced jacks that prevent deforming and making the seal sweat-resistant, so you even work construction without worrying that rain or an occasional splash will ruin them. Furthermore, the carry case that comes with these plugs is waterproof, letting you transform that knowing that an accidental spill will not break the seal. Last but not least, the people at Plugfones also ship you a cable management clip, so you won't have to untie them every time you remove the 'plugs from the case.

In short, from musicians and concert lovers to construction workers, frequent aircraft passengers, motorcycle enthusiasts, and gun nuts, the Plugfones Guardian will accommodate them all.

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3M E-A-R UT-01-003

Recognising Speech and Music Without Noise

The 3M E-A-R UltraTech Earplugs are not quite as fancy as the plugs we've reviewed above but also not as basic as the ones you'll usually find elsewhere. No, assuming you want earplugs for musicians, these will more than suffice. Using flat attenuating filters, these plugs are pretty good at reducing harmful noises (blocking above 20 decibels) but the part that separates them from cheap earplugs is that these ones block noise without affecting speech and music coming from musical instruments, so you'll be able to recognise them even in loud environments.

The part that we don't necessarily like is that the pulling tip that these 'plugs adopt are long and noticeable, making them not quite as invisible as the ones from Senner. The part that we do like is the moisture-resistant construction that enables wearing these earplugs even whilst it is raining outdoors knowing that the seal will remain intact and the filters will be fine.

We also like that the silicone the 'plugs are made from is pleasant to the touch and easy on the skin, though not technically hypoallergenic. So, provided you're only looking for something to wear while you jam or go to concerts, the 3M E-A-R UltraTech Earplugs will be as good for you as more expensive earplugs for musicians.

Review of 3M E-A-R UT-01-003 UltraTech Earplugs

 

What Are Earplugs for Musicians?

Music is life. Music is the answer. Music is the universal language of mankind. We're not going to sing praises for music here because music does that better than we do. We will, however, remind you that music can be sometimes destructive too. To be more specific, the loud noises that musical instruments and musical gear pieces produce can cause tinnitus and hearing damage.

That's precisely why professionals musicians (including classical musicians) and concert-goers always carry earplugs with them. There are basic earplugs though and then there are earplugs for musicians. These 'plugs incorporate attenuation filters that limit the noise yet make sure to preserve the music's full clarity, making them an excellent fit for singers as well as for drummers and guitarists.

Using these plugs, you'll be able to avoid hearing damage without compromising the listening experience. More often than not, these earplugs are constructed from medical-grade silicone, making them reusable, eco-friendly, comfortable, and long-lasting. Plus, they're usually supplied with storage cases that let you store and transport them with ease and convenience.

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Publish Date: 2020-09-15 09:29:03