It’s that time of year again - so start shopping. With all the Egg Nogging and New Years Eve reveling you are bound to be out and about listening to loud soundsystems. So why not give the gift of preservation, hearing preservation that is. Yes, standing next to those speakers will give you and yours the ringing ringing ringin that you don’t want this holiday season, or any season for that matter.
So we have found four great stocking stuffers for you to dispense this season to your favorite EDM fan.
DUBS Acoustic Filters (Above)
These slick little buggers are on the pricey side but well worth it. These are not plugs but filters that have been developed by leading acoustic engineers and designers to block out specific frequencies. In other words they don’t muffle the music at a club or concert, they smooth it out and reduce the harmful decibels. Price: $25
Another filter at a lower price point are the DownBeats that also reduce the decibels and channel it acoustically into your ears. These come with a great cylindrical metal caset that’s easily stowed in your pocket or on your key chain so they are with you all the time. They also come in two models the original and new Long Stem DownBeats that are easier to take in/out. Price $9.99
These are offered in both an HD (Filter) and regular model, come with a screw top cylindrical carrying case (with two chambers) and a three ear plugs in case you lose one. Another feature that Ear Peace offers is the choice of skin tones (3 total) so the ear plugs are more discreet. Price $12.95+
Faders VIP by V-Moda
The Faders VIP also are a tuned ear plug to help preserve clarity and cut down harmful decibels, 12dB to be exact. These come with special features like three tips to choose from so you get the perfect fit, a leash that connects the two plugs and loops around the back of your head so you don’t lose them as easily and compact carrying case. Oh, and you can also choose from different colorways. The Faders VIP are all about being seen, not hidden. Price $15