GO FUCK YOURSELF! Old people...
Etymotics have been great for me. Interested in a custom pair...
Customs are amazing. Also great because you can change filters depending on environment.
I ran into theses guys while working the NAMM show
I worked all four days in the TRX Cymbals booth and went to see Muse at Staples Saturday night and my hearing and voice were intact come Monday morning. These are the flattest attenuation I've heard in a non fitted earplug. Quite comfortable too!
I go to concerts all the time and there's never been a time wear my ears hurt from the sound but then again I might've already f'd up my hearing to begin with since I'm always wearing headphones full blast. But on the positive side, I don't care much for what anyone has to say anyway, so it's not really a negative. Plus kinda feels like it defeats the purpose of a concert, unless you're literally next to the stage or the performers themselves you really shouldnt NEED them.
Your hearing has definitely already suffered.
Yeah it has to have. Would be weird if it didnt.
I forgot to bring my pair of earplugs last night for Quicksand and now I'm suffering. Definitely need them for the next couple days Oh and next week for Swans!
Definitely gonna get some since I plan on being up front for Dinosaur Jr. I was also like 75% deaf until i was five, my hearing was equivalent to that under water. All i remember is many nights with excruciating pain and blood coming out of my ears. I had many surgeries on them (don't know what kind) so i'm pretty good now, although all my friends do make fun of me for saying WHAT? all the time. I don't even notice it aha.
5/1 Sleater-Kinney @ The Palladium
5/8 Stephin Merritt @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetary
5/30 Neutral Milk Hotel @ Pappy & Harriets
6/4 The Mountain Goats @ Pappy & Harriets
7/15 Shellac @ The Regent Theater DTLA
I only wear mine at at festivals when you are exposed to loud music for 6+ hours at a time. 20 bucks on amazon, well worth it.
Just ordered these for Coachella.
I've said it in here numerous times, but I highly recommend investing in a pair of customs if you go to shows all the time. They literally just take out the bad stuff and knock the dB levels down (variable amounts, depending upon the filters you use with them.) Everything else sounds exactly how it would without plugs. Well worth the ~$180 to get them made if you play or attend shows.
For those with customs, where did you get them (link if online please)?
Trying to see what the best/most popular customs are so I can get some.
Last edited by ameeps; 03-08-2014 at 04:38 PM.
Not really possible to get customs online. You need to find a local audiologist who will inject a substance into your ears to get a mold, then sent off to factory. Look on the etymotic site, they may have a list of providers near you. Many ENT docs have an audiologist on staff as well.
earplugs also muffle the chatter of obnoxious concert goers around you.