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Etymotic Research ER-20 Earplugs

Etymotic Research ER-20 Earplugs

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I loved these way back when it was a single size. Nowadays the standard are way too small (no noise suppression) and the large are too large (painful). Very disappointed. Buy small - no good. Buy large - still no good. Cut the third flange? Have not tried that so cant comment. I recently got Earasers musicians earplugs and am happy with how the medium size fits and works really well and better performance at loud concerts and on airplanes. If Etymotic could produce a medium I would still want some, they are slightly more convenient to put in and take out and are cheaper. The Earasers are better in other ways but finicky to put in. Might as well have different options for different needs.
I use these in warehouses and construction sites all the time and I love them. I can have a conversation but they will take the edge off of sharp nasty sounds.
Also use ‘em in movie theaters.
Do these have any actual rating (e.g. BS EN 352-2:2002) or are we just relying on the "they definitely block 20db"?
got in on the drop and finally used them this past Friday. I should have used them on 7 April when I went to see The Damned. I had a ringing right ear for at least a day, if not two after the show. I did pop them in for The Pixies and while I didn't have ringing in my ears, the sound was muffled a bit. Not as bad as the foam earplugs would have done, but more muffled than I expected. I picked up two pairs (one for the wife and one for me) and she stated that they helped, but her ears still hurt. I should mention that we were in the 5th row, and a gigantic speaker stack was about 15 feet in front of us.
Just a heads up to any of you who joined this drop and picked the Standard size:
IT'S WAY TOO SMALL. Get the Large instead
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sure, Standard size might fit you just fine. it is possible, however, that you're not getting the best SEAL.
I always recommend the Large, because you can easily cut one of the flanges if it's too large. seal is still good even without the third flange of the tips. can't do nothing if the Small size is too small though...
LQDForce
FWIW, I wound up getting the Standard/Small size and find them a VERY tight fit, can barely even get them in, so I can't fathom how cutting the largest flange off a Large would help if even the smallest flange on the tip of those is already too big.
I'd say as a rule of thumb, consider how a Q-Tip fits the entrance to your ear canal; if it's at all snug, go with the Standard/Small size, but if it can rattle around really loosely in there, go Large. (Yes, it's a bad idea to stick Q-Tips or anything else into your ear canal, but I'm talking only about as deep as these plugs would go anyway.)
I think this drop is actually for ETY-Plugs, as shown in the photos and mentioned in the description, not for the ER-20XS as one could infer from the drop title. Note the end of the URL for Etymotic's own ETY-Plugs page: From that (and other sales pages I found), I infer ETY-Plugs were formerly/alternately known as ER-20, which should dispel any apparent discrepancy between this drop title and the photos/description. That would further suggest the ER-20XS is not on offer for this drop, being a more recent, updated model distinct from the ETY-Plugs/ER-20 shown here.
That cleared up, this doesn't seem like any deal at all, at least for US buyers, considering Amazon currently lists them for $12.95 with free shipping by default (no Prime needed).
How am I supposed to know which fits me best
Nikelu
I gather the Standard should suffice unless you know you've got particularly large ear canals -- e.g., because typical earbuds always fall out, or if you always need to use the largest flanges provided with earbuds that come with a selection of flanges.
Nikelu
Standard is way too small, get the Large instead.
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As a musician, and especially as a percussionist, having been on drumline and everything, i have to deal with a lot of loud noise. I've tried using different earplugs in the past, but they muffle the noise, and when in an ensemble environment, that doesn't cut it, because being able to clearly hear all players is extremely important in order to achieve the best balance of sound among the different voices. I've been using these earplugs for almost two years now, and they are amazing. They make enough of a difference so that you don't suffer any damage or discomfort from high noise levels, but you don't lose any quality and can still hear everything clearly, so you can still maintain the best quality and balance of sound. In any music environment, especially in a performance setting, these are hands down the best, low cost solution for anyone looking to reduce noise and hearing damage without losing any quality or clarity of sound.
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Bulk shipment received! Our warehouse team confirmed that the group's order arrived earlier and now they're working hard to break everything down into the individual packages for shipment to each of you. We will monitor their progress closely and update the group once all packages are sent out.
Expect another update from us on 6/20 or sooner if something comes up.
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I just realized that this Massdrop is for the ER-20 Earplugs, but those are not the ER-20 plugs in the picture. Those are the ETY-Plugs. Which set is this drop for? From Etymotic Research's product pages: http://www.etymotic.com/consumer/hearing-protection.html
soundeziner
Massdrop, please update the description to accurately reflect which product this is in Etymotic's CURRENT product line. They don't sell an Er-20 like this now. They sell a variety of Er-20xs earplugs, and the EtyPlug (which is what matches the product pictured).
Fearlessleader
I think this drop is actually for ETY-Plugs, as shown in the photos and mentioned in the description, not for the ER-20XS as one could infer from the drop title. Note the end of the URL for Etymotic's own ETY-Plugs page: http://www.etymotic.com/consumer/hearing-protection/er20.html
From that (and other sales pages I found), I infer ETY-Plugs were formerly/alternately known as ER-20, which should dispel any apparent discrepancy between this drop title and the photos/description. That would further suggest the ER-20XS is not on offer for this drop, being a more recent, updated model distinct from the ETY-Plugs/ER-20 shown here.
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Etymotic Research ER-20 Earplugs and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 6/28.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/13.
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I wish they also came in pink :(
Does Etymotic also make earplugs that block out the MAXIMUM amount of noise possible? E.g. for someone on a plane or sleeping next to a snorer?
Unless I'm mistaken, these are $12.95 on the Etymotic website, cheaper than the $14.95 listed MSRP. http://www.etymotic.com/consumer/hearing-protection/er20.html
They also have a "Buy 10 or more for $10.00 each" option, so I have no idea why Massdrop is $11.99 for these. Isn't the whole point to do a group-buy to get a cheaper price, but the group-buy option on the official site is cheaper...
Plus that link above currently has a sale on some size/colour combinations for $10.36, and bringing a bulk order down to $8 each...
Oliver_md
Then go ahead and buy 10, sell the rest to people you know, and profit. Or, let Massdrop do that and you save money buying a single pair through them.
miketech18
I have been using these for years inside motorcycle helmets and they work great. Just make sure the part that sticks out of your ear doesn't touch the inside fabric of the helmet or you can get some weird, but not overly loud, noises. The newer version (ER-20XS) might work better, but I haven't had a chance to try those yet.
Will these earplugs be effective enough to eliminate rock music from earphones used by a passenger sitting next to me in the subway? For me a daily nuisance when commuting. Quiet environment is a luxury these days.
Our vendor has informed us that inventory will become available to them within the next few days. They will be working hard to prepare this order for shipment and aim to send it from their location by the end of the week. We are currently trending for everything to be shipped out of our warehouse before the estimated ship date of 4/8.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 4/6 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Etymotic Research ER-20 Earplugs and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 4/8.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 3/30.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
This is true, I bought a few pairs on amazon and had them in 2 days for $9 each
The red and purple stem ones from Etymotic's website are 10.36 right now... http://www.etymotic.com/consumer/hearing-protection/er20.html
EDIT: Nevermind! Shipping starts at 6.50.
Gaming_Bacon
Sadly, shipping from their website starts at 6.50 USD, so It's not really saving me money
Raleigh
Ah good call... I had no idea! Thanks for the correction.
would these block enough sound to go shooting?
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thank you very much m8
SirRooster
Etymotic Research do have earplugs for gun sport use, and they will allow you to hear speech. They're active though (electronic) and cost about $300, which make them a completely different beast.
I think these would fit inside any helmet or even headphones. I have used them to test headphone quality at HIGH volume. So they fit and keep things very neutral.
Is it possible to use these inside a motorcycle helmet?
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miketech18
do you know if you could wear these like earbuds because i think i may lose them easily
miketech18
Definitely. They stick out enough to pull out but unless your ears are getting crushed, there should be plenty of room for your ears.
Ok, so I guess these aren't really a screaming deal compared to the Amazon price.
Anyways, I'm interested to see how well these perform in a concert band setting. I play the Oboe up front, and I really don't like brass players ringing out my ears.
Also just got a refund, talk to us, Arthur, what happened?
I just got a refund for this drop from paypal with no other information. Any chance on filling me in on what happened?
Our vendor just reached out to inform us that fulfillment began yesterday and should wrap up by the end of the week!
We just spoke with our vendor, and they are currently working on getting tracking for their order. They were initially given an estimated delivery date of 3/8 and have allocated the resources to begin fulfillment on that day. We will check back in once we get some more concrete information.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 3/10 or sooner if something comes up.