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Standrad Headset Ear Plugs Etymotic ER20 ETY - Clear Steam/Blue


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  • Replicates the ear's natural response
  • Sound quality is preserved
  • Speech is clear, not muffled
  • Reduces sound approximately 20 dB at all frequencies
  • Patented technology

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  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 10.2 x 15.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 9 g
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  • Item model number: ER20-SMB-C
  • ASIN: B0044DEESS
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Oct 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Product Description

Product Description

ETY•Plugs® are the world’s highest fidelity non-custom earplugs. They reduce most noise to safe levels while preserving the clarity of speech and the richness of music. ETY•Plugs are configured to replicate the natural response of the ear canal so that when sound enters the earplug, it is reproduced unchanged, exactly the same as the ear would hear it, only quieter.

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ETYPlug Earphones
Carrying Case
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Steele on 29 July 2012
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I used the larger size (clear) ear plugs for around 5 years. I still always got ringing after clubbing so decided to buy these standard blue (smaller) fit for a visit to Ibiza (I have tinnitus and found it has been getting worse over the years). I found the standard size fitted better in my ear canal.

It is extremely important that you push these in far enough or you do not get the protection they offer. Research has shown that applying lubrication helps get a better fit and thus achieve the intended protection. I find licking them before I insert them helps get a better fit. It is also important to note (as it states in the information leaflet provided) that due to the standard deviation, these plugs only offer 16.3dB assumed protection at 4KHz and even less (14.5dB) at 500Hz. The US rating system gives these an NNR rating of only 12 dB. My local club has been found to have music at 110dB and I reckon it would be around that level in other cities. Safe hearing is 85dB for 8 hours, so from these plugs youd be exposed to 110dB less around 15dB protection which only gets you down to 95 dB. I went clubbing 5 nights in Ibiza and the day after I arrived home I found my tinnitus had got significantly worse (8 weeks home and no change). These plugs do reduce the sound but obviously not enough in loud clubs. Id recommend trying Howard Leight Smartfit Earplugs (SNR 30) £2.99 or Moldex 6400 Rockets Ear Plugs £1.82 (SNR 30) here on Amazon & free delivery. This gets you down to 80dB in a 110dB club. For £1.82 its worth trying them and if youve any hearing problems at all, Id say invaluable.

You may also want to invest in custom fit plugs - which I will now be doing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By KellyJ on 17 Aug 2012
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I go to a LOT of gigs and a LOT of band practices (my fiance is a drummer), and we both agree that these ear plugs are the best either of us have ever tried. They are more expensive than other's we have bought but it is totally worth the money! Most earplugs either don't block out the sound enough, leaving you with sore ears, or block out the wrong bits of sound so that you lose out on the overall quality of the music you are listening to.

But these are fantastic and instead of compromising on sound quality, they simply reduce the volume of the music in equal measures, so that you do not damage your ears but you can still enjoy a well-rounded sound.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Badbrain on 9 Jun 2011
I have found that Etymotic Research are easily the leaders for sound clarity and protection, there is no doubt about that, and the only thing better than these would be to get custom fitted earplugs (which I can say are 100% worth the money if you play in a band) but seeing as they cost a fair bit these are the perfect alternative.
I use these for live music situations and I find that you get more clarity of your own instrument and all the other instruments in the band too. Which is great when you play loud music.
The only bummer about this purchase was that they come in two sizes, making it a bit 'hit or miss' and to have the best protection you want the perfect fit. So you won't know this unless you buy both sizes. Another thing to note about these ear plugs is that they protrude from your ear by bout 3-4mm so maybe not so great if you're gonna be moshing or slamming at a gig but for practicing in a band or spectating at a gig they are perfect and I would go as far as saying they are much better than Alpine musician earplugs (which I also have).
Anyways; I decided to go for the standard ones which I had to shorten a bit (my audiologist reckoned this wouldn't effect the protection much as long as it creates a better seal in the ear canal) and now they fit very well. These plugs also come with a keyring carry case which has proven to be invaluable.
After being put off from using earplugs in the past by trying many times to use the less expensive foam earplugs which muffled and ruin the sound/experience of live music. I have recently got tinnitus and so cannot recommend using earplugs enough. I just wished someone had told me how good earplugs are nowadays as it may have prevented my tinnitus in the first place. These are a great buy if you are in to live music and they'll definitely change your mind about using earplugs!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Daniel I. Sciacaluga on 26 Mar 2013
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great for the piper. extremely high fidelity. you can hear every detailed grace note being played.

not good enough for industrial use but that wasn't what i bought it for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vivo on 23 Mar 2013
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I ordered these earplugs for Manowar's concert and they did their job more than well; even though the volume of the music was over the top, the sound was crystal clear through these earplugs and I survived the concert without any hearing damage.
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If you're going to be exposing yourself to loud volumes of sound repeatedly and/or over a long period of time, it's essential to protect your hearing. I understand that Etymotic's earplugs are designed with the audiophile, gigging musician and audio professional in mind: they bring down the audible level of sound by about 20 dB in the mid-range, while cleverly rolling off at the less-dangerous low and high ends so as not to dull the sound. They come connected by a handy string, which when worn around your neck helps you not to lose them in the crowd. They are also comfortable to wear for long periods, and allow for conversation with people near you at normal volume.

One problem I was worried about before buying was the plastic stem sticking out perpendicular to my ears – would it be possible for a flailing fellow dancer to whack the plug straight into my ear-canal? Thankfully there's no real chance of this; the design tends to protrude at a slight angle, and so far no harm's been done in even the most extreme mosh-pits.

I have previously owned ER-20s by Elacin, to which these appear to be identical. However, I'm given to understand that the design is originally Etymotic's. Insomniacs and those with snoring partners should note that the protruding stems make these earplugs unsuitable for wearing to bed. Cheaper foam plugs like Hearos are more suitable.
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