Mpow Foam Ear Plugs

Last updated date: October 26, 2019

DWYM Score
8.7


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 245 expert reviews, the Mpow Mpow Foam Ear Plugs placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 20, 2019:
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Expert Summarized Score
9.1
14 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
1,063 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The foam does a good job of taking the shape of your ear, which means most ear sizes will find these reasonably comfortable.
- 3DInsider
April 19, 2019 | Full review
They are affordable and economical. For less than $20, you get 60 pairs of stopples for use. This provides you with enough pieces for regular replacement in every five days of use.
- Best Mattress Reviews
April 22, 2019 | Full review
Mpow Foam Earplug is very hygienic and portable. The clean aluminum casting in this ear plug helps you to keep them super clean and safe from damage.
- V Best Reviews
They work very well, reducing the 90-decibel eardrum-shattering noise of a concert to just 50 decibels.
- Bestlist
September 2, 2019 | Full review
They are effective in reducing noise and are perfect for wearing to shooting ranges, concerts, and other events.
- YoDiv
It works like a lifesaver for those who have with sensitive ear canals.
- Best Ear Muffs 4 U
February 11, 2018 | Full review
For around $10, you get 60 pairs of high quality, hygienic earplugs that are perfect in a pinch.
- Lifewire
September 16, 2019 | Full review
The container even has a key ring, so you can keep it close by. That makes them especially convenient for travel, work, study, or everyday use.
- Soundproof Living
September 4, 2019 | Full review
Mpow suggests replacing them after five days of use. This makes them more economical than many of the one-and-done foam earplugs on the market.
- Trek Bible
September 28, 2018 | Full review
They're also soft and slow to rebound, which means you can insert them in your ear and allow them to slowly fill your ear canal with zero pain or pressure.
- Bustle
September 16, 2018 | Full review
You can save your personal married life by using this perfect solution instead of getting stress and restless life. Because of a loud noise effect you from both sides, destroy your personal daily life, irritating as well as it can also damage your hearing power.
- The Pick
August 3, 2019 | Full review
They come in a jar containing 60 pairs of earplugs and even include a small aluminum case to conveniently carry them with you when on the go. The earplugs are hygienic which helps prevent ear infections.
- A Web To Know
July 8, 2017 | Full review
With the softness of the foam, setting up the earplug is easy and convenient. You can fill up your ear canal gently and conveniently, too, without adding pressure or causing pain in the area.
- EDC Mag
September 29, 2019 | Full review
It is made from premium PU material with 34dB SNR (Single Number Rating).
- Smart Nora
May 29, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The drawback of these ear plugs is that they must be replaced every 5 days – just long enough for an entire work week.
- 3DInsider
April 19, 2019 | Full review
They may keep popping out regardless of how you insert them
- Best Mattress Reviews
April 22, 2019 | Full review
A bit too dense for some people.
- A Web To Know
July 8, 2017 | Full review
One possible downside, though, is that it is disposable, which means that you might have to deal with the hassle of having to change it and use it again regularly.
- EDC Mag
September 29, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

What Makes a Good Ear Plug? 1. Easy to insert and remove. If the foam plug expands so quickly, you would have no time to squeeze them into ear canal. 45s can be a suitable expanding time. 2. Comfortable fit. It depends on the plug’s size and material. Large earplug may cause pressure to ear canal, if so, try a smaller one. Breathable foam earplugs often cause less hurt than silicone earplugs. 3. Good Noise Reduction. Plug’s noise reduction rating (NRR) shows their noise blocking performance. Higher ratings (like NRR 32dB) are generally better. Mpow ear plugs meets all fine qualities above! NRR 32dB High Noise Reduction Rating Disco/KTV: ≥90dB, damage to the hearing. After: ≤50dB, no damage to the hearing Airport: 80 – 89dB, unbearable. After: ≤40dB, relatively quiet Bedroom facing to the street: 60 – 79dB, suffer insomnia. After: ≤25dB, little quiet sound Noisy living room: 50 – 59dB, noisy. After: ≤15dB, nearly silent Bedroom: 40dB, quiet/soft voice. After: -, silent Warm Tips 1. Please keep it away from fire, sunlight and dampness. 2. Please keep remaining unused earplugs in seal. 3. Please wash your hand before use. 4. Please replace with a new pair after every 5-day use. Warranty: Every Mpow Product includes a 45-day money back & 18-month worry-free guarantee. Specification Name: Mpow foam earplugs Function: noise reduction Quantity: 60 pairs Material: PU Color: green Package Contents Earplugs ×60prs Aluminum case ×1 Storage bottle ×1

Overall Product Rankings

1. Mack’s Foam Ear Plugs, 50 Pair
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 41
2. Eargasm High Fidelity Ear Plugs
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 41
3. Vibes High Fidelity Concert Ear Plugs
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 19
4. Honeywell Disposable Foam Ear Plugs
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 26
5. Flents Quiet Time Ear Plugs
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Flents Quiet Please Ear Plugs
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 17
7. The Ear Buddy Soft Foam Ear Plugs
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 28
8. Mack’s Silicone Ear Plugs, 6 Pair
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 29
9. Flents Quiet Contour Ear Plugs
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 8
10. Mpow Foam Ear Plugs
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 14

An Overview On Ear Plugs

While attending loud concerts and participating in motorsports are fun, the noises produced at those events is often greater than 85 decibels, and as a result, capable of causing noise-induced hearing loss. People are also at greater risk for hearing loss when they are in close proximity to loud noises, like at a shooting range or when using power tools. You don’t need to give up all of these fun activities, however. Instead, you simply need a good pair of earplugs that will reduce the noise.

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Earplugs are mainly sold in two different types of materials. The first is a urethane foam that is not only soft up against the skin, but also form-fitting. Mack’s Foam Ear Plugs, 50 Pair are easy to compress and insert into the ear. Once inserted, the foam will slowly begin to expand to fit the ear canal. The second material used in making the majority of earplugs is silicone. Mack’s Silicone Ear Plugs, 6 Pair is non-toxic and free of any allergens. It’s also moldable to your ear and able to keep water out.

While shopping for a quality set of earplugs, decide whether you’d like the plugs to have a central pull tab, a side pull tab or no tab at all. The benefit of having a tab is the ease in removing the earplugs when you’re ready to take them out. However, if you don’t have one, the earplugs become virtually invisible, drawing less attention to your ears.

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Review your needs, and check that the earplugs are designed to meet those needs. Some models are great for kids with sensory processing disorders or adults who suffer from tinnitus. Ergonomically-designed plugs are better for users who need to wear them for an extended period of time, such as overnight to drown out the snores of a spouse. You also want to make sure the earplugs are capable of reducing sound without muffling the noise. Earplugs with attenuation filters are best for this.   

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Before making your final decision, look to see if the earplugs offer any extras. For example, the Eargasm High Fidelity Ear Plugs come with an aluminum case that doubles as a keychain. The Vibes High Fidelity Concert Ear Plugs also come with a hard storage case that protects your earplugs from coming in contact with dust or dirt.

DYWM Fun Fact

Although earplugs weren’t officially invented yet, Homer mentioned a form of them in his poem “The Odyssey” back in 850 BC. These earplugs were made of softened beeswax and used to shut out the noise of the Sirens (mythical creatures), who would tempt sailors to crash their ships.

Fast forward to 1907, and you’ll come to the first time that earplugs were manufactured and available for sale to the public. Max Newgar, inventor and owner of Ohropax, found a market among hospitals and soldiers heading to war. Newgar used paraffin wax, which remained the norm until the ’60s when silicone models became a better option. Silicone earplugs are still used today.

The Ear Plug Buying Guide

  • Check to see if the brand of earplugs you’re considering has been recommended by a doctor. You don’t want to risk sticking anything in your ear that may potentially cause harm.
  • Always wash your hands with soap and water before handling and inserting the earplugs.
  • If you keep the earplugs in overnight, be aware that the plugs may push ear wax back further in your canal.
  • Disposable earplugs should never be worn a second time. Earplugs that are designed for multiple uses must be cleaned regularly to prevent bacteria from entering the ear. This is accomplished by brushing the earplugs with a mixture of soap, water and hydrogen peroxide. You can use a toothbrush with soft bristles, just make sure you rinse the earplugs afterward and allow them to air dry before you use them again.
  • Look for a safety seal on the container of the disposable earplugs if you have small children or pets at home. The earplugs can be a choking hazard.
  • Read the product listing to determine whether there is a satisfaction guarantee. This way you aren’t wasting your money if the earplugs are unsuccessful at toning down external noises to acceptable levels.
  • As you begin comparing the prices of earplugs, you’ll need to look at whether the earplugs are reusable and how many earplugs you get in each pack. On the lower end, you’ll find Mack’s Foam Ear Plugs, 50 Pair and Mack’s Silicone Ear Plugs, 6 Pair, both of which are disposable. The Eargasm High Fidelity Ear Plugs and the Vibes High Fidelity Concert Ear Plugs command a higher price for several reasons. Not only can they be worn multiple times, but they also come with a carrying case.