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The world is turning the volume up. From concerts and festivals to clubs and sports events, you’re likely finding yourself in the middle of a lot more noise as some of the biggest artists kick off summer tours. And despite how easy it can be to get swept up in the stimulation, it’s also important to make sure you’re protecting yourself — and your ears.

If you plan on nudging your way to the front row at any of the countless festivals coming back this year, or are looking forward to cheering from the sidelines when your favorite NBA team hits the courts again, you’ll need comfortable earplugs that effectively reduce volume without detracting from the experience. Here are the best, affordable earplugs that promise such a snug fit that you won’t even remember you’re wearing them. Your ears will thank you.

Loop Experience Noise Reduction Earplugs

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The Loop Noise Reduction Earplugs feature a unique filter to reduce noise by 20 decibels. Made specifically for professional performers, they maintain sound clarity while protecting your ears from dangerous volume levels. Plus, the set comes with eight ultra-soft silicone tips in different sizes for you to choose from for a snug fit that will be comfortable for hours-long wear.

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Vibes High-Fidelity Earplugs

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First seen on “Shark Tank,” Vibes Hi-Fidelity earplugs use their form-fitting silicone earbuds to lower volumes without completely muffling or distorting sounds. Their low profile shape means they aren’t bulky or noticeable like other earbuds on the market, and each pair also includes a pocket-sized carrying case and three sizes of interchangeable eartips to ensure a comfortable fit for any sized ear.

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EarPeace Concert Ear Plugs

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The leading high-fidelity earplugs in the music industry, EarPeace has changed the game with their patented design. Each plug conforms to the natural shape of the ear canal, allowing for a fit that’s practically as comfortable as custom molded ear plugs that come at a higher price. How it works: a tuned acoustic mesh filter and membrane precisely replicate the sound signature, delivering crystal clear audio at a safer volume.


$20 Off Decibullz Professional High Fidelity Earplugs

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If you have trouble finding earbuds or plugs that fit comfortably in your ear, then the ultra-customized Decibullz earplugs are the way to go. They combine a moldable outer layer with inner tips of different sizes. By simply placing the earplugs into warm water for three to five minutes, they’ll become soft enough to contort into any shape or size that makes sense for you. You can also reheat and reshape as many times as you want.

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Earos One High Fidelity Earplugs

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Instead of muffling or distorting your listening experience, the Earos are designed to reduce noise while maintaining sound quality so that making the safer choice for your ears doesn’t disrupt what you’re doing. Expertly engineered with the help of the former Director of MIT’s Acoustics & Vibratory Lab, Earos are designed to reproduce the natural shape of your ear, forming a deep seal in the ear that allows for better sound protection and fidelity than other models with shallow insertion.

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Muted Hearing Protection for Infants and Kids

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We know the story well: you have two tickets to see your favorite band play but you weren’t able to snag a babysitter in time. Whether it’s Guns N’ Roses or The Foo Fighters, you can’t bring your kids in tow without earplugs that will protect them from loud volume levels. These ones, which come in three different fun designs based on your kid’s preferences, are made with adjustable soft headbands and cushioned ear cups for a comfortable fit for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

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Decibullz Moldable Earplugs 25-Pack

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Decibullz’s bulk pack is the best deal if you’re looking to buy for the whole backstage entertainment crew, or want a long-lasting supply for years of concerts to come. Either way, the earplugs in the pack feature Decibullz’s signature heat-and-mold technology so they fit snugly in your ear without falling out.

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