When Ear Peace hit us up and said “Here’s a bunch of earplugs, let us know what you think,” we were happy to do it. Ear plugs are important. Hearing is important. If you love music, not being able to hear it would be torture, so you gotta take care of the ears.
We dropped some Ear Peace product with some of our favorite people, all of whom have jobs requiring lots of time in very loud places. Check out what they had to say and we’ll add a few things at the end.
Danny Clavesilla aka Supreme La Rock
Official DJ Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, DJOYbeat contributor, among a long list of others
“I’ve tried them out at various gigs since receiving them. Just like anything else you’ve never used, it was a little awkward at first. They came with a few different sizes and I think the first night the one I decided to use was too small. I had trouble at the end of the night when I went to remove it I ended up pushing it further down into my ear canal and had a heck of a time getting it out of there. The next night I used the bigger ones, which worked perfect.
When I had them in and set my sound level, I realized once removing them it was a lot louder than I thought, and the high end was piercing. These definitely do a good job at cutting the highs out.
Overall they’re pretty damn good and especially for the retail selling price. I’d highly recommend them. If you don’t want to spend a large amount of coin on custom professional plugs, these are the alternative. The plugs made the sound good, clear and not too loud even at high levels. I ended up getting used to them after about a week of regular use. I won’t use them at every gig, but I’ll use them when I think I should and they are now a permanent staple in my gig bag.”
Note: Ear Peace ear plugs are a one-size fits all kind of deal, so we’re assuming Danny a) got a random off-size plug, or b) it was just an off night for his ears. – Ed.
DJ, Sound Manager – Q Nightclub, Seattle
“I reviewed the Ear Peace plugs over a week in a few different settings, and overall was impressed with their versatility and consistent filtering. Clarity is good, and conversation is possible with these, while still adequately and impressively limiting how much of a beating your ears take in modern performance and entertainment settings. I will continue to use these with the Funktion One sound system I manage at Q nightclub, and in performance at Foundation. The keychain concept allows me to keep them handy, and the spare plugs are a champion plan.”
MC, host, recording artist, co-founder Rich Kids Brand
“Very comfortable. Relatively easy [to use], I am a bit concerned for people that have deeper ear canals that it might be harder to get out with that small stem. Clarity was great, they actually were some of the best that I’ve ever used, and I have some from 3 or 4 different brands and styles. I have some that completely mute, and while these don’t do that, they are perfect to still be able to hear what you really NEED to hear, which is what I believe they’re created for. I’ve been using them non-stop for the last couple of weeks and I have to say they are some of the most comfortable earplugs I’ve used. The case is awesome too, allowing for you to store an extra pair in there. I would highly recommend these if at a reasonable price point. Love the feel and the sound clarity in these.”
DJ, producer, DJOYbeat contributor
“I had an idea to set out to run my errands for the day wearing the ear plugs. Seattle during mid-day with all its construction, seagulls, ferry horns, squeaky busses, train whistles…seemed like a perfect opportunity to put the plugs to the test. Initial thoughts are, the plugs do the job. They bring calm to a chaotic situation. The bustling city around me during rush hour eerily felt a little bit like a quiet Sunday afternoon. However, something about the design bothered me a bit. While the plugs managed to comfortably block out the majority of the sounds around me, they enhanced the sound of my footsteps as I was walking through the city. Each step was a loud sub bass boom in my ear, perhaps this is a side effect of the plug’s soft and flimsy silicone design. Whatever the reason, I was not able to make it but a few blocks before the sub bass hits were overwhelming, and I had to pull them out. Not sure how this would translate to dancing in a nightclub with loud bass, but I can only imagine it to be a painful experience.”
DJ, Creative Director – Q Nightclub, Seattle
“Full disclosure here, I hate wearing hearing protection. With that said, protecting the faculty that provides my income is important. The Ear Peace hearing protection offered the best sound attenuation I’ve used in hearing protection that isn’t molded to my ear canal. They were easy to use, and almost unnoticeable. I’d def recommend them to serious music lovers or professionals. ”
- Pretty solid product.
- Top-notch sound protection, but still allows for conversation when needed. Other than the outdoor test, they performed remarkably well.
- Comfy. But if you have deeper ear canals, be careful not to push them in too far.
- The key chain case and extra plugs are convenient.
- Serious alternative to pricier custom earplugs.
- Available in white, tan and brown.
- 90 day, 100% money back guarantee, which is nice.
- You can check out the numbers from Ear Peace’s performance test results here.
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