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Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue)

B&H # ETER20SMBC Mfr # ER20-SMB-C
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Product Highlights
  • Safe Listening
  • Enhanced Music
  • Up to 20dB Reduction

The ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue) 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.

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
Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue)
  • Lanyard Cord
  • Storage Case
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    Etymotic ResearchER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue)
     
    4.5

    (based on 44 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (16)
    • Fits well (15)
    • Comfortable (12)
    • Durable (12)
    • Easy to use (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (6)
      • Concerts (3)
      • Daily usage (3)
      • Music and movies (3)
      • Sports (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (12), Avid listener (10), Audiophile (7), Casual user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (23), Business (12)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (23)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (6), Mac (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      i take these to every concert now

      I was talking to someone about concert being too loud and he told me the existence of these kind of earplugs. I did some research and found out ER-20 is the most popular...Read complete review

      I was talking to someone about concert being too loud and he told me the existence of these kind of earplugs. I did some research and found out ER-20 is the most popular type and felt that it didn't hurt to try. And I was very impressed.
      I went to the same concert twice (Taylor Swift concert at San Jose and then at San Diego), once before I got the earplugs and once after. These earplugs made the music sound better and the concert experience more enjoyable. For one, with the earplugs I could actually enjoy the opening acts without thinking "omg this is too loud too loud too loud...". These earplugs don't reduce the clarity of the music. They just cut down the volume to a comfortable level, and this way, the music sounds better (and richer, in my opinion, since I actually caught more nuances and details of the songs than I did last time).

      Some people say that prolonged use of these earplugs can make your ears hurt. I used these for the entire duration of the concert (3+ hours) and didn't feel uncomfortable when I was using them or after I took them out. There are 2 types of these, standard and large. If you are not sure, choose the standard type since according to the maker, most people use the standard type just fine. Also don't insert them too deep. For me I just connected them with the string, and then twisted them into my ears until I felt they were secured. I didn't really pulled my ears back before doing that, as what is stated in the manual.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      decent, not great

      I used these at a wedding I was shooting a couple of weeks ago. It helped somewhat, I could still feel the music pounding into my brain but I guess this helped knock down...Read complete review

      I used these at a wedding I was shooting a couple of weeks ago. It helped somewhat, I could still feel the music pounding into my brain but I guess this helped knock down the frequencies a tad. Better to have them than not, but I would shop around a bit more before settling on these.

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      4.0

      E 20 Ety

      By Rock

      from Miami

      Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

      Functionality and comfort is what I was looking for. Got all that and style too.

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      5.0

      Save your ears and enjoy the music

      By Kevin A

      from Brooklyn

      Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

      We started out with two pairs of these and added another two pairs for the rest of the family. My son plays trombone and he uses these during his concerts and practice with the band. There is no decrease in sound quality and tone change. Just a decrease in volume but only when it gets too loud. Quite an amazing thing actually. Highly recommended.

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      5.0

      OMG

      By ISDNY

      from NY, NY

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

        How did I live without these?? As an event filmmaker/photographer I am often right next to the speakers, and they are usually set to "kill" not "stun". This little guys are blocking enough dBs that I still have my hearing after a couple of hours on the dance floor! I wish they had a more elegant attachment system, but not a big enough problem to deduct a star.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs

        By NYC AV Tech

        from NY, NY

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Place Loud

          Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

          Works great. Everything sounds like it does without them. It is just Life turned down.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Perfect protection for my drumming sons.

          By Dennis_g

          from Broomfield, CO

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garage Band
            • Indoor Percussion

            Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

            The boys use them when the practice at home and when they rehearse in the gym. I can only imagine how many years' hearing these will conserve.

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

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            4.0

            Best you can get for the money...

            By jrapp

            from Ashburn, VA

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                I was skeptical but I have to say after trying these out they work exactly as described. I would recommend these to all live musicians on a budget. Until I can afford the fancy in-ears, this is the way to go.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Nice

                By Andrew

                from Rego Park, NY

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Added features
                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Playing Drums

                  Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                  It is my first time getting musician's earplugs. They really do work quite well at keeping the high and low frequencies in balance. These were the least expensive ones that I found. I wish I could get some that block out less sound for when I am rehearsing or playing with others (I play drums in Jazz groups), but I think I will need custom made ear plugs from an audiologist for that.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  4.0

                  ER-20 Earplugs

                  By AB

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Music and Movies

                  Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                  Works as advertised. I ordered the Standard Clear/Blue version. Wore at concert and noticed a difference right away. No ringing afterwards. Good product, excellent value.

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

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                  4.0

                  ER-20 ETY Earplugs

                  By AB

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Value

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Music and Movies

                  Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                  Works as advertised. I ordered the Standard Clear/Blue version. Wore at concert and noticed a difference right away. No ringing afterwards. Good product, excellent value.

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

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                  4.0

                  Classic Ear Plugs

                  By Shaun

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                        These are good ear plugs for smaller ears. They work well for my wife.. but it appears I have bigger ears. I need to get some large ones and update my review.

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

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                        4.0

                        For the price, can't beat them

                        By Phil Dahlen

                        from Québec Canada

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                              I do studio work, so I'm very concerned about my hearing, specially when going to concerts and other live gigs. These let you enjoy the music so much more. Everything just sounds more balanced because the peaks created by the acoustics of the venue or by an incompetent sound man are blocked out. And you can better hear people around you. Plus, they are confortable enough to wear for a good couple of hours. Also to note, I took a chance on the Standard size, even though I believe my ear canals are larger than average.
                              Only downside, I wish they'd look a little more discreet.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Excellent value

                              By SSDJ

                              from Saratoga Springs, NY

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Music and Movies

                                Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                                We use these earplugs with our DJ service and they work great. They take the decibel level down just enough to hear everything in the EQ without having the intense volume. They fit well and stay in place throughout the night comfortably.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                GREAT SIZE FOR SMALLER EARS

                                By tcipkeys

                                from Wading River, NY

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Great Sound Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                                    Perfect for blocking unwanted noise onstage and the loud post-gig dj music that blasts while you're breaking down equipment!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    4.0

                                    Pretty Good

                                    By SDF

                                    from Salt Lake City, Utah

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                                        The ER-20's allow all frequencies through providing muffle-free listening. I attend many concerts and earplugs are crucial. For years I have used foam earplugs but these are much better for hearing the music without losing the high end frequencies. They are comfortable and hardly noticeable for a couple hours. The only downside is it's hard to adjust the volume by pulling the plugs out slightly like I can with foam earplugs.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        Fantastic experience!!

                                        By Starshine

                                        from Santa Fe, NM

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Adjustable
                                        • Cheap
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Great Sound Quality
                                        • Long-lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                                            Have been using these for the past two years of playing violin and can't play any longer without them. I've dealt with horrible dulling of my ears and ringing after I play, and these have taken care of it completely. I don't put them in as far as the directions say to, and I can hear everything beautifully without that painful edge. Great price and worth every penny (and every friend I've recommended them to who's used them loves them just as much!).

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                                            4.0

                                            Good for the money.

                                            By Greg

                                            from Grove City, Ohio

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Compact Design
                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Protect Ears Noise

                                              Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                                              I was worried by other reviewers that maybe I should have bought the large size. I bought the standard size and they fit perfectly. I am a 52 yr. old male and play guitar in church worship services. The product delivers as advertised. They do muffle the sound but I can hear what I am playing and that's what I wanted.

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

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                                              5.0

                                              Exactly what I was looking for

                                              By Piper

                                              from NJ

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                                              I purched this product to protect my ears while practicing the bagpipes in a small room. Without the earplugs, the volume is immense. With the earplugs, the sound seems to be about that of a normal conversation, yet it seems there is little or no loss of audio quality.

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                                              5.0

                                              These are awesome

                                              By Radtoy

                                              from Tampa

                                              About Me Avid Listener

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Fits Well
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                                                  I go to a lot of concerts and these plugs are infinitely better than silly foam ear plugs. I literally keep them on my keychain 24/7. If you keep them clean they last a very long time.

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

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Good

                                                  By ms jackson

                                                  from san jose, ca

                                                  About Me Casual User

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Fits Well
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Sleek
                                                  • Stylish

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Nightclubs
                                                    • Sports
                                                    • Travel

                                                    Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                                                    slick, small, and works

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

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Will Order A Second Set

                                                    By Pete The Loud

                                                    from Sacramento, CA

                                                    About Me Casual User

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY-Plugs Triple-Flange Earplugs (Standard, Clear/Blue):

                                                          Work great for both playing music and for air travel. Remove much the higher frequencies but I can still hear conversations and music vocals. They are a bit snug but I got comfortable with them after a few uses. Follow the directions.

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

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