Vibes High Fidelity Concert Ear Plugs

Last updated date: November 20, 2019

DWYM Score
9.1

Vibes High Fidelity Concert Ear Plugs

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Overall Take

Many individuals don't want their ear plugs to be visible, and the Vibes High Fidelity Concert Ear Plugs cater to that group of people. These discreet plugs come with three different size tips, allowing you to find a perfect fit. There's also a small portable case to take a set of ear plugs with you when you travel. We found these to be light and easy to wear. In our analysis of 250 expert reviews, the Vibes Vibes High Fidelity Concert Ear Plugs placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.7
19 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
1,743 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The most noticeable change in tonal balance is that the highs end up being rolled off and lose a lot of resolution. Mids are great, which helps vocals shine, but bass is a bit overwhelming at times.
- Tech Radar
April 17, 2019 | Full review
They’re quite lightweight – as earplugs are – but are notably lighter than others I’ve worn.
- Web Bike World
June 13, 2018 | Full review
Minimalist design makes these earplugs discreet and virtually invisible. Comfortable and flexible build that comes in different sizes. Specially designed to create a seal within the ear rather than resting close to ear canal like other models. These offer supreme comfort.
- BestReviews
October 1, 2019 | Full review
Its classy feature makes it invisible and cool to wear. So even if wearing it not only for music concerts but also for daily wear, no one will notice you wearing them
- DoctEar
May 11, 2019 | Full review
According to verified reviews, High Fidelity plugs really do protect hearing.
- Best Hearing Health
February 1, 2019 | Full review
These are also washable and extremely durable, as astonishingly it comes with a lifetime warranty.
- Bestlist
September 2, 2019 | Full review
When compared to more bulky earbuds, these ones make for a much more comfortable fit, perfect for sleeping
- ReviewThis
July 10, 2019 | Full review
The outside of this pair is made of a firm polycarbonate plastic that should hold up to a good amount of wear and tear. They’ve also included three different sizes of comfortable silicon tip so you can make sure they fit snugly in your ears.
- Lifewire
September 16, 2019 | Full review
The tips rest perfectly in place within the canal, the outer tubular handles are transparent and low profile.
- Music Critic
September 2, 2019 | Full review
They come with a noise sensitivity feature that works efficiently for individuals who either have autism or are sensitive to sound.
- ibestreview
Better than the foam plugs.
- Producer Hive
April 17, 2019 | Full review
Vibes provides a very real solution to the dilemma faced by those who want a powerful concert experience but also can no longer tolerate the negative effect on their hearing that often results.
- Hearing Review
May 10, 2016 | Full review
These are comfortable to wear for long periods of times, including music festivals and concerts. Vibes provide a great peace of mind that your hearing will be protected while enjoying live music.
- Hear Stoppers
You’ll get impressive noise reduction, an improvement in sound quality, longer usability, and a more hygienic product when compared with inexpensive choices. And they look stylish too!
- LeftyFretz
The plug is hardly invisible when put on. It is made of glass clear at the outer shell giving it a sleek low profile. In the crafting, it is reusable and excellently comfortable.
- Studio Gear Experts
August 1, 2019 | Full review
The majority of the glowing reviews are from people suffering from noise induced trauma and people on the autism spectrum who need something to prevent sensory overload. They say that the earplugs helped them manage to watch loud concerts without worrying about sudden jumps in volume while retaining the clarity of unprotected hearing.
- Gearank
June 12, 2019 | Full review
I found myself even wearing them for the full length of the Jazzfest when I knew I wouldn’t need them, but they also successfully brought the MGMT DJ set down to a completely reasonable volume. Vibes are the earplugs I’ve always been looking for.
- Nerdophiles
November 14, 2016 | Full review
The transparent outer shell makes sure that these earplugs look invisible while you wear them out in public, which makes you feel more confident if you’re conscious about wearing more bulky and visible counterparts.
- JohnBurr
Discreet to wear.
- Gear Savvy
What experts didn't like
Case is easy to lose, Highs lose their shimmer, Warm tonal balance shift
- Tech Radar
April 17, 2019 | Full review
Potential for discomfort due to sound tube design.
- Web Bike World
June 13, 2018 | Full review
These don’t come with cord, which makes it easier to misplace plugs.
- BestReviews
October 1, 2019 | Full review
Lower decibel sound reduction.
- ReviewThis
July 10, 2019 | Full review
Have a more muted and dull sound, filtering more of those mid and upper ranges than I would like.
- Producer Hive
April 17, 2019 | Full review
The only minor complaint I had when originally receiving the vibes earbuds was that there is no cord to hang the plugs around your neck.
- LeftyFretz
Some fitting issues.
- Studio Gear Experts
August 1, 2019 | Full review
Several users note that the build quality could be better. People who experienced close to no reduction may have had fit problems leading to an incomplete sealing of the ear canal. Without a proper seal, the earplugs were said to “not work as advertised”.
- Gearank
June 12, 2019 | Full review
The only thing that would improve them would be some kind of detachable cord that connected the two earplugs.
- Nerdophiles
November 14, 2016 | Full review
Difficulty in removal faced by some consumers.
- JohnBurr
May Need to Remove During Conversations.
- Gear Savvy

From The Manufacturer

LOWER SOUND VOLUME WITHOUT LOWERING THE EXPERIENCE High Fidelity Experience Music festival, sporting event, or all-night-rave, Discover Vibes is the perfect companion to protect your ears all without sacrificing on sound quality! These noise reducing earphones not only lower damaging decibel levels by up to 22 decibels, but also significantly increase sound clarity to make any musical experience memorably immersive. Unlike foam ear plugs, they never muffle sound, allowing you to carry on a conversation or listen to music without any hitch. Enjoy clean, clear, and controlled sound every single time, and experience a high fidelity side of music you’ll undoubtedly fall in love with. All Day Wear If comfort is high on your priority list when it comes to live music ear plugs, then Discover Vibes will simply blow you away! With soft ear tips designed to perfectly rest in the ear canal, these hypoallergenic ear plugs are uber-comfortable to wear; you’ll even forget you have them on! And those around you won’t know you have them on either. With an outer tube that is as clear as glass and a low profile design, these high fidelity ear plugs are virtually invisible. Here’s why you’ll love the discover vibes ear noise protection plugs: - Create a richer, clearer and safer sound experience. - Comes with interchangeable multiple-sized ear tips. - Attenuating filters lower volume without muffling sound. - Hard pocket-sized carrying case for safe portability and storage. - Premium low-profile design for maximum discretion and durability. Count on Discover Vibes High Fidelity Ear Plugs to create a safe immersive sound experience without breaking the bank. Click ‘Add to Cart’ now!

Overall Product Rankings

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

Simplemost Media

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.

DWYM 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.