Pro DJS/Producers/Ravers - Any recommendation for ear plugs pls

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  1. Ian_x

    Ian_x Member

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    Hi, just wondered if anyone uses some good ones they can recommend pls.

    Maybe its my old age and 20 years of raving but my ears just can't take it these days. I get bad tinnitus the next day which is bad enough alone but it also means I can't work on my own stuff the next day (or 2 if its a Value system!) which is generally when I feel most inspired.

    I have tried the cheap ones which just block out the sound, so tried some of the more expensive £15 ones which are supposed to be more just like turning the sound. They are better but I am still worried as there is still some ringing.

    Its my hearing so I am prepared to go further and pay more but would great to get any suggestions (apart from stopping going out!) before I shell out the dosh pls!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Fisherman_Rich

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    They aren't cheap but best advise I would say is go to your nearest hearing aid centre, you want custom moulded ER15's (-15db filter) for general listening although if like me you also dj, go for ER9's(-9db filter). Ive been using them now for around 6 years, these are the one's most professional dj's wear and also used by the likes of the Raf etc, They cost around £170 and last about 5 years. If you choose to get these don't do what I did with my second pair and choose a colour, They look extremely gay!
     
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  4. fisher

    fisher I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    Get some of those cheap alpine ones, about 15 quid a set with a choice of 3 different filter levels. Wore them to valve the other and my ears were fine the next day. Wouldnt get some expensive for ones raving because they may inevitably get lost at some point.
     
  5. safety

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    you should ask riisu, he lives with earplugs in
     
  6. Ian_x

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    Thanks guys, the ER series look the best bet but really can't afford £170 for them and like fisher says they are easily lost. But it is my hearing so maybe its worth saving up for some, Mmmmmm? I had some Elacin ER 20-S but they are not brilliant, they seem to be a similar design to the Aplines, might be worth investigating those.

    Fisher, how far do they stick out of your ear? The Elacins have a big proturding bit that looks pretty strange and was always worried someone might knock it and push it into my ear!
     
  7. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    they wont come out of ur ears, and they are the best ones for the money, mine came with a lil pot u can attach to your key ring, very handy!

    alternatively marky's mate fabricio uses candle wax.
     
  8. fisher

    fisher I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    Not very much, i trimmed mine down a bit as well so they dont stick out much at all. Never had them fall out my ears but they are quite easy to lose in pockets etc
     
  9. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    Definately mate, £170 is a fair amount of money, but its a hell of a lot better than hearing damage. Remember if your using them regularly then your spreading the cost out out over how many years you have them, it might work out well priced in the end (y)
     
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    Thing is people up until 10 years ago never thought much about hearing damage certainly not in the sense of being in a nightclub which in all honesty was daft, Would you consider playin paintball without googles? Kind of an equal par really and more so if like us you have a passion for music, If I had to choose between loosing my sight or hearing I seriously reckon I would choose sight, £170 is a lot of money but in the long run its actual not a lot when you consider they won't need replacing for 5 years (they recommend), Thats £35 a year, however I had mine nearly 6 and even then only needed replacements because my girlfriends dog thought it would be funny to eat them. Another interesting fact you may or may not know, apprently everytime you leave a club with ringing ears you loose the hearing of several frequencies forever
     
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    $pyto Soundcloud changed everything

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    Wouldn't mind a bit more info on the Alpine cheapies?!
     
  12. Code:Red

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    I brought these the other day

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    Has 3 different filters, which seems good and has cool little key-ring case to take them about in, and you can adjust the earplugs depending on the size of your ear, but you have to cut them yourself.

    Im off to rave this Saturday,I'll see what there like and let you guys no if you want.
     
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    I've just booked myself in to get my custom ear plugs done, should hopefully have them in a couple of weeks. Ive gone for the ER-15s, hope they don't drown out the beats too much!

    Oh and some might remember I said I have Tinitus. Well I went an ear specialist and had some tests and gues what.... My hearing is better then perfect apparently!!! WTF I hear you say, me fucking too. So basically you can get tinitus without actually doing any damage to your hearing, its just a "damned inconvience" as the doctor put it! Just aswell im a stoner or getting to bed would be a nightmare!
     
  14. Ian_x

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    Would be very intested to see how you get on with these and if you think its worth it!
     
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    Now then, thinking about getting some of these custom "er" ear plugs fitted. By the sounds of it best on the market but not too sure what ones to go for, mainly gonna be used when going to raves but also playing out n producing. Looking at getting the er-15s but how well can you hear your headphones with them on? Have ya gotta propa crank it to hear it or does it filter it really well?

    I've heard its alot easier to talk to people at raves with these as well, but never wore ear plugs so aint got a clue. Also lastly, whats the bass like at a rave when wearing these....still pumping???

    Cheers for any info
     
  16. Thin and crispy

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    if u wanna talk to some1 in a rav put their ear over the ear canal (like pushing them flat against ur head) :p
     
  17. Run a dub

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    nice1 mate cant say iv ever thought of tht one before, usually move me ears away from em like....
     
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    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    apart from the ones on the page before?
     
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    These ones work fine for me, and I'm out quite a lot

    Silver filters all the way

    I will book myslef in to get custom ones eventually. But I still get pretty lickd when I go out so there's no point atm
     
  20. kroogydnb

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    everything will be turned down a notch. they help you hear better at raves too. you dont need them to yell at you and you can hear them. but if they dont have ear plugs you will have to yell so they can hear. its funny how that works.
    they also vibrate your ears too. if your on a roller coaster, wink wink, you wont even know the difference after a while. Oh btw the ones i used were the tube ones that you roll up and stick into your ear. if you put it on right its hardly notice able. i see the bartenders at some raves wear them. no wonder they can hear what you say. if you dunno how to wear it properly look at youtube videos. how to wear ear plugs.