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Old 01-27-2018, 11:38 PM
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Default Ear plugs that specifically attenuate highs

Can you suggest ear plugs that will specifically attenuate much of the highs.

As I have aged, I have great trouble with the highs that come off the kit. I know people don't hear it 20 feet away, but right at the kit, the highs that come off the snare are too much for me. Is there an ear plug that will reduce some but not a ton of volume while significantly cutting highs?
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:42 PM
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The cheapest foam ear plugs do this very well.
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:50 PM
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I have a few different types of earplugs - Hearos, etc.
Yeah, they reduce some highs, but they also reduce Everything.

I'm hoping to find something that I can wear while playing that will greatly reduce the highs, reduce Some volume, but let a good amount through.
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:27 AM
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I have a few different types of earplugs - Hearos, etc.
Yeah, they reduce some highs, but they also reduce Everything.

I'm hoping to find something that I can wear while playing that will greatly reduce the highs, reduce Some volume, but let a good amount through.
Maybe donít insert the foam plugs quite as deeply?
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:01 PM
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I think you're best served with something like the Ahead or Vater flanged plugs. They have two included filters and the lower 15 db one is probably going to work well for you. The 25-30db one is likely too much cut for your needs.

It does quiet things, but not so much that it's bothersome like with the foam or heavier hearo plugs that look similar.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:19 PM
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I use Etymotic High Fidelity plugs. They're pretty comfortable, and do a decent job at cutting highs. I've been using them for a few years.
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I have these,

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-Musi.../dp/B000VO8PR0

They're good, though I hate wearing earplugs, I feel disconnected from the other musicians. But the work attenuate very well and it comes with a nice little plastic storage box. I haven't used them for a while so can't remember if they attenuate highs particularly or just generally give you different levels of volume reduction.
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