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I live in an extremely loud city. Day or night I can hear car horns, people’s conversations in the streets, fireworks, dogs barking, cats meowing. You get the picture. All of that makes it extremely difficult to concentrate whether I’m reading a book, writing emails or working.

It’s also taken its toll on my ears which have now become extremely sound-sensitive and I’m worried about hearing loss. So I decided to search for the best sound-insulating ear plugs and my research has led me to etymotic ear plugs, currently the hottest thing to protect your ears from the loudest of noises.

Therefore I’ll be reviewing five etymotic ear plugs from Amazon, in the hope that I’ll find one to suit my lifestyle and the city I live in.

Title Image Feature Purchase
Etymotic GunsportPRO Earplugs Allows natural hearing when no background noise is present and gradually VIEW PRICES
The Etymotic ETY-Plugs High Fidelity Earplugs Etymotic ETY-Plugs High Fidelity Earplugs Reduces risk of hearing damage from loud noise such as concerts, theatres, airshows, parades, athletic and motorsports events VIEW PRICES
Etymotic ER20XS Eartips are interchangeable and replaceable, making them the most cost-effective high-fidelity earplug VIEW PRICES
Etymotic ER20 ETY-Plugs Replicates the natural response of the ear, so sound quality is the same as the original, only quieter. VIEW PRICES
Etymotic ER20XS Eartips are interchangeable and replaceable, making them the most cost-effective high-fidelity earplug VIEW PRICES

Etymotic Ear Plugs and Sound

I will be reviewing here five etymotic ear plugs featured on Amazon and their success in negating noise and sound as well as their setbacks. I expect a good sound insulator which is easy to use and won’t irritate my ears even if I wear them all day long. I expect them to be aesthetically appealing too and I don’t want to pay much for them. The Etymotic ear plugs are marketed as a product that will reduce sound without losing sound quality in the sense that some sounds would be muted while others wouldn’t. They’re especially designed for musicians who need to hear certain sounds better over others. However they’re also marketed for attending concerts or loud clubs, festival or performance locals; aircraft personnel, construction, industrial or medical and dental workers, as well as workers in places with loud sounds such as concert halls, nightclubs, bars; emergency vehicle personnel, athletes, motor sports participants and truck drivers.

Etymotic Ear Plug Reviews

The first product I will review are the Etymotic GunsportPRO Earplugs, Electronic Hearing Protection Designed for Hunters, Shooters and Gun Enthusiasts, one of many great electronic earplugs – click here for more.

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The Etymotic GunsportPRO Earplugs are not bad for the price, and I would certainly use them for the sound pollution in my city which they seal off quite well. However since I’m not the most organized together individual I would most certainly easily lose them as they’re super small. Also I’d get quickly irritated by the fact that I’d have to turn the batteries off every time I needed to stop using them. Bottom line, it’s a maybe purchase for me, I’d highly consider it but after a lot of thought.

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I would definitely consider buying the Etymotic ETY-Plugs High Fidelity Earplugs, Standard Fit, Frost Tip as they’re super effective in sound reduction and have a cord so I won’t be losing them anytime soon even if they do stick out of my ears a bit and slip out now and again. I might shop around first though before I make that final purchase because of their failure to cancel out firework noise which is most irritating, but overall great product.

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I don’t think the Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Standard Fit is the product to buy for long wear as they slip out. Also, you need to try them on to see if they fir your ears properly so I can’t simply click and order them from Amazon. The fact that they come with a cord is great for me so I wouldn’t lose them and the sound cancellation isn’t bad except for the fireworks which is rather bothersome so I don’t think this is the product to purchase for those reasons.

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The Etymotic High Fidelity Earplugs, ER20 ETY-Plugs, Standard Fit Blue Tip are definitely a product to consider buying as they cancel out regular noise quite well but if you’ve got super sensitive ears like mine they may not be the product for you if you need a stronger sound muter for fireworks, the gun range or concerts. So I’d think twice about purchasing these ear plugs, but they’re on my short list.

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While the Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Universal Fit Hearing Protection earplugs cancelled out most of my city’s noise pollution they failed to cancel out the noise of my pet-peeve: fireworks, so I’ll be still shopping around for a better quality of earplugs for that situation. On the other hand they fit quite well and didn’t protrude from my ears, a major plus in my books, but not enough to purchase them however.

Final Say on Etymotic Earplugs

Etymotic makes quality products, use their earplugs for many situations, especially at events with loud music.

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Josh Roberts

Josh spent many years of his life working in an industrial environment where hearing protection is paramount to workplace safety. Since then he has been on a mission to share how important taking care of your hearing is for living a great life.

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    If they are slipping out all of the time, you likely need to go down to a smaller size which is available for the Ety plugs. Also, sound quality is not discussed. You will muffle most sounds if you want to block the sound of fireworks.

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