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Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White)

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Sugg Retail Price: $14.95
Product Highlights
  • Safe Listening
  • Enhanced Music
  • Up to 20dB Reduction

The ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White) from Etymotic are a compact and inexpensive way to reduce sound levels around you, while still maintaining the ability to hear clearly. Ideal for use by musicians and those who work in loud environments such as parades, motor sports, and athletic events, these high-fidelity earplugs reduce sound by up to 20dB across all frequencies.

By reducing sound evenly, the earplugs reduce the risk of hearing damage, but also keep music and speech clear and natural, not muffled. The earplugs are configured to replicate the natural response of the ear canal so that sound comes through exactly as it should, only quieter. The earplugs come with a convenient neck cord and storage case.

Compact and affordable design with a triple-flange construction that fits readily into most ears
Ideal for musicians and those who work in loud environments
Can reduce volume levels by up to 20dB across all frequencies without muffling speech or music
The tuned resonator and acoustic resistor replicate the natural sound response of the ear canal so that sound comes through clearly but at a lower volume level
Can enhance the music experience for musicians and audiences. Many musicians report that they can hear their own instrument better, as well as the balance of those around them when using the earplugs
Regular usage can help to reduce the cumulative effects of prolonged exposure to loud sounds
Convenient neck cord and storage case included
Noise Reduction 20 dB
Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White)
  • Lanyard Cord
  • Storage Case
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    Etymotic ResearchER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White)
     
    4.6

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fits well (11)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Durable (9)
    • Compact (8)
    • Comfortable (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (6)
      • Concerts (5)
      • Music (5)
      • Daily usage (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (12), Business (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (9), Gear head (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      a must have

      as i find myself at concerts almost nightly, i carry around a pair of these in my pockets literally at all times. for the price, i do not think these can be beat. ...Read complete review

      as i find myself at concerts almost nightly, i carry around a pair of these in my pockets literally at all times. for the price, i do not think these can be beat. they protect your ears and you can wear them for a long time with little discomfort. they keep the music sounding good as well. little muffle, but well worth it.

      i have flown overseas with these in for most of the plane ride with just a bit of discomfort.

      if you have trouble getting them in, just wet your fingers, moisten the ear plug and they slide right in.

      for smaller ear canals, check the baby blues. i have know some adults who could not fit the full size ear plugs in. these make a great gift. baby blues especially. protect the little ones hearing, please.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Listening comphortable, but ears sore

      I wanted to use these plugs in noisy crowds where it is hard to hear what people are saying, but found that they did not help me distinguish friends voices from the crowd hum. ...Read complete review

      I wanted to use these plugs in noisy crowds where it is hard to hear what people are saying, but found that they did not help me distinguish friends voices from the crowd hum. The plugs were most effective at concerts, as protection from intense loud music without most of the muffling that occurs with other plugs.
      The carrying case seals well and seems durable.
      Getting the plugs in correctly was a bit of a challenge and I found that my ear canal felt a little raw after using them.
      Although they are the only earplugs that do what they claim, the ten dollar price tag seems ridiculous considering how little it must cost to produce them.

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      5.0

      Works as advertised

      By Mark

      from Long island, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

          I'm using this product as a wedding photographer. The earplugs allow me to stand right near the DJ booth in front of the speakers with no pain or ringing afterward. When I step away to the bridal suite though I can carry on a normal conversation without having to remove them.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Great Noise reducer

          By jcbauser

          from Queens NY

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

              Great for reading when the wife is watching TV and grandchildren in the house.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Dampen sound AND hear your clients

              By BeccaMinneapolis

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Carrying Case Included
              • Comfortable
              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Still Hear Ambient Noise

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weddings And Events

                Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                I am a wedding and event photographer, and often find myself in front of large speakers blasting loud music. In an effort to save my hearing, I started using these. They do a great job of dampening the noise level while still allowing me to hear conversations, etc. Bonus: adorable carrying case.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Great earplugs for concerts

                By Andrew

                from California

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fits Well
                • Lightweight
                • Low Price
                • Works very well

                Cons

                • Stem Sticks Out Of Ear

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Loud Noise Enviroments
                • Playing Music

                Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                These earplugs are great for listening to music that is too loud, such as at a concert. The attenuation range is pretty flat so the high and the low frequencies come through evenly. It sound like just turning down the volume instead of muffling the highs like with foam ear plugs. These are also great for musicians when practicing or playing music.

                One downside is that the hard, plastic stem sticks out of the ear when inserted. This sometimes concerns me if a flailing hand accidentally smacks me on the ear, it may push the earplugs in too much and cause damage to the eardrum.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                cuts the volume

                By smedley

                from Canada

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                brings down the volume at my gigs, just what I wanted.

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                4.0

                Great Value

                By Dan

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bargain
                • Fits Well
                • Good Protection
                • Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Band practice
                  • Concerts
                  • Loud Outdoor Environments

                  Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                  I use these earplugs for band practice and at concerts. These reduce volume to a very comfortable level. The frequency response is good, there is a slight muffle effect/loss in presence, but it's much better than other earplugs I've used. Honestly, the price for earplugs of this quality is a steal. I'm very happy with this product. If It had a perfectly flat frequency response, it would have received 5 stars, but I know that's wishful thinking.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Earplugs you hear with

                  By EW

                  from MT

                  About Me Avid Listener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fits Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                      Very nice plugs. They cut a decent amount volume to save your ears but they still let you hear detail without making everything sound muffled. Good for most things dealing with loud volume but especially for music and concerts where you want to hear highs without going deaf.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works well to mask the drummer

                      By HG

                      from Bellbrook, OH

                      About Me Avid Listener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fits Well
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Band practice
                        • On-stage

                        Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                        I'm a keyboard player and usually get stuck next to the drummer. The cymbals were driving me crazy and leaving me with ringing ears after every practice. These really help.

                        Case is nice. Case and plugs fit in pocket easily.

                        These appear to be identical to the Hearos except for the case and packaging.

                        These are almost too much to wear on-stage. I tried both during a show, but could not get enough sound and switched to using one only on the drummer side.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great for studio and live

                        By Pepesan

                        from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                        About Me Audiophile

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fits Well
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage

                          Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                          Great for studio and live work

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A necessity to protect your hearing

                          By Cy

                          from Pennsylvania

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Around power equipment
                            • Concerts
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                            This is an easy to use and simple solution to protect your hearing. I use them on flights, at concerts, using power equipment or anytime I am going to be around load noise/sound.I purchased three sets to always have a pair available.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            The best

                            By JFK

                            from Sn. Antonio

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Fits Well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                                The best combination of sound isolation, comfort and durability.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great product

                                By Tonysoundman

                                from Montreal, Canada

                                About Me Audiophile

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Fits Well
                                • Sleek

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Usage
                                  • Home Use
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                                  These plugs just work great. Better than Vater ear plugs. I didn't had the chance to listen to other pairs of earplugs though. The included cord works great and is discreet.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                  • Similar:
                                  • Vatier ear plugs

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Hearing Protection

                                  By Chuck

                                  from Charlottesville, VA

                                  About Me Audiophile

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comes with it's own case
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • None really

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Live music shows

                                  Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                                  Over the years my hearing has paid the price being damaged by loud live rock music. I can't afford to loose anymore of my hearing. These Etymotic's are a great solution, allowing you to still hear the music while protecting your ears from high DB levels. You can pull them slightly in or out of your ear canal to adjust the volume to your liking. I always bring a pair to live music shows, just in case. A truly great product. B&H has the best price.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Fill your head with music - not noise!

                                  By Alex

                                  from Norway, Europe

                                  About Me Audiophile

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Sleek

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Concerts

                                    Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                                    These plugs kills most of the noise on a concert, saves your hearing and the singers vocal becomes more "clear". Simple but effective!

                                    I only use the Etymotic plugs and done so for several years.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    work as advertised, can't beat price.

                                    By Sensitve subway ears

                                    from NYC/CT

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adds Functionality
                                    • Fits Well
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Not Attractive

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Usage

                                    Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                                    Use it to reduce high pitch sounds walking around city, using subway and at home with lawnmower.

                                    Work great.

                                    Would like it to reduce sound further for mowing, but probably buy sound baffle headset and use both.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Way better than foam

                                    By Joe Strummer

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Audiophile

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adds Functionality
                                    • Durable
                                    • Fits Well
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Sleek

                                    Cons

                                    • Not Attractive

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Usage
                                    • Home Use
                                    • Live music
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                                    This is the fourth pair I've owned, and they're great, especially for the money. I lose them every few years otherwise they seem like they'd last forever. You stol lose some high frequencies but they are far, far superior to foam plugs. I nm a musician and wear them constantly.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Great Quality, Great Value

                                    By Sean the Sound Guy

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Sound Tech

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Compact
                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Concerts
                                      • Music
                                      • Professional Audio
                                      • Working

                                      Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                                      I was skeptical about these earplug when I first got them, but after trying them, I can say with confidence they work even better than advertised. I can hear all the highs and lows crisply and clearly, and nothing sounds muddy or washed out. Excellent buy!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Listening comphortable, but ears sore

                                      By Tony

                                      from Brooklyn, NY

                                      About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Value
                                      • Uncomfortable

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Concert
                                      • Music
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                                      I wanted to use these plugs in noisy crowds where it is hard to hear what people are saying, but found that they did not help me distinguish friends voices from the crowd hum. The plugs were most effective at concerts, as protection from intense loud music without most of the muffling that occurs with other plugs.
                                      The carrying case seals well and seems durable.
                                      Getting the plugs in correctly was a bit of a challenge and I found that my ear canal felt a little raw after using them.
                                      Although they are the only earplugs that do what they claim, the ten dollar price tag seems ridiculous considering how little it must cost to produce them.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Bought it before, will buy it aagain!

                                      By Drummer Dori

                                      from Sunnyvale, CA

                                      About Me Musician

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Bass
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Great Sound
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Music
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                                        I'm a percussionist playing in concert bands, pit bands and orchestras and frequently find myself in front of or adjacent to the brass section. These plugs have saved my hearing!!!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Concert Plugs

                                        By DocTropikal

                                        from Erie,PA

                                        About Me Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Great Sound
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Sticking out of the crowd

                                        Best Uses

                                        • At concerts

                                        Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs with Cord (Large, Clear/White):

                                        I was going to be photographing a concert at a near by college and didn't feel like loosing my hearing.

                                        I didn't think that the price pint would lead to much but I was totally wrong.

                                        I could hear spoken words from nearby people nice and clear. The music came through as well, but at the end of the night I didn't have a headache or any loss of hearing.

                                        As a test (standing near the stage center) I did pull them out to hear the difference, wow....I put them right back in. I guess you get used to it. But if you need your hearing..get these!

                                        I've used foam earplugs in other situations and I can really only hear my own voice, with these it's like a second eardrum, but with the volume turned down.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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