Specifically designed for music, Vibes High-Fidelity Earplugs give you more clarity, while protecting your ears. Vibes keeps the sound lively, and your hearing intact.
Vibes High-Fidelity Earplugs are designed to give you a better sound than regular foam earplugs, so you can keep focused on how things actually sound while you’re playing. The end result is less volume, but without a huge loss of clarity. Vibes keep the sound clear and lively, while making sure your ears stay protected.
As a drummer, hearing protection is extremely important. Drums are loud, and hearing loss is almost guaranteed if you’re playing long-term with unprotected ears… Hearing damage occurs within 15 minutes at 100dB, and a drum kit at moderate volume can easily get above 110dB. Add loud guitar amps and a PA system, and… well, you get the picture!
Vibes High-Fidelity Earplugs are hearing protection earplugs specifically designed for music – both for performers and concert-goers. Unlike regular foam earplugs (which muffle the sound), Vibes keeps a much truer sound profile by using specially-designed acoustic filters, to give you greater sound clarity. This means you’ll be able to hear everything much more realistically, just with less volume. Vibes are designed to be discreet (mainly made of clear plastic), are reusable, washable, and come in a small pocket-sized hard case for storage. Vibes are also adjustable for different ears – you’ll get three different sized earpieces (small, medium, and large) to ensure a snug fit.
For the price range, Vibes are excellent. These earplugs give an average of a 22 decibel reduction… This is enough to save your ears, without killing the vibe. Put in real-world terms, you can still have a conversation with these earplugs in your ears, and the sound remains lively when playing (or listening to) music. The reduction in volume is a great balance between providing good hearing protection, without taking the life out of what you’re hearing.
Behind the drum kit, Vibes’ sound profile remains quite true. From the low-end, through the midrange, and into the high-end, the sound is very accurate. Very high frequencies are cut slightly more than the others (and this something common across just about all earplugs), so you won’t have that really bright edge to things like cymbals. Overall, the sound is great (and a world away from cheap foam earplugs). As a drummer, it’s extremely important to have an accurate idea of both your general volume, and how your overall sound fits with the rest of the band. Vibes do this very well, and they save your ears at the same time.
As well as protecting your hearing behind the drum kit, Vibes are perfect for concerts and other loud environments. If you’ve ever had ringing in your ears after a seeing show (or after working in a noisy venue), you’ll know it’s not fun.
Overall, Vibes are a great device for drummers and music-lovers, and they give a very good sound for the price. One other little bonus with choosing Vibes: they donate part of the sale to the Hear The World Foundation, which gives hearing loss support around the world to disadvantaged children and adults.
Vibes High-Fidelity Earplugs are featured in our article covering the best gifts for drummers. Check out the other products we’ve included in our huge list of the best drum gifts and accessories out there.