What is the difference between EarPeace and Foam Ear Plugs?
We develop “high fidelity” hearing protection. Each of our products include precision engineered acoustic filters that allow in a precise amount of unobstructed sound. You get all frequencies, just at a lower volume. EarPeace is great for any loud environment where you need to lower the decibel level and still hear clearly, enjoying live music or riding your motorcycle. Foam ear plugs, on the other hand, are not high fidelity. They do not have an acoustic filter in them. This means that they block the maximum amount of sound, but the compromise is that you lose most of the high frequencies. Foam ear plugs are great for industrial applications, shooting, working on the tarmac at an airport, etc. - all things that require the highest amount of protection possible because they are the loudest environments. But they are not particularly good for music or other activities where the dB level is lower and where you want to be able to hear in “high fidelity.” The other aspects that differentiate EarPeace from foam are noted on our site - they are much more comfortable, more discreet, and they come in a great carrying case. These are all major reasons why people in general won’t wear hearing protection, so we solved these issues when developing EarPeace.
What is the difference between Music, Moto & Safety Earplugs?
All models have the same great filter set so you get the best audio quality out there. Each model includes 3 sets of filters (11, 14 & 19 db reduction) with distinct color plugs for different communities.
What can the various filters be used for?
EarPeace Music, Moto & Safety original include 3 sets of filters. The medium and high filters are high fidelity, evenly lowering the sound pressure across frequencies. The max filter is a total block filter for when you need to really turn down the volume. Each filter set performs differently to fit your specific needs. Medium Protection (CLEAR) = SNR 17 / NRR 11. These filters are suitable for most loud events. Rehearsals, dance events, movies are all examples. High Protection (RED) = SNR 20 / NRR 14. These filters are perfect for your live concerts, festivals, decreasing wind & engine noise when on your motorcycle OR DIY projects around the house. Max Protection (BLACK) = SNR 26 / NRR 19. A total block filter perfect for working the stage or sleeping.
How do I know which size to order- Standard or Petite?
Ear canal sizes vary widely however our universal fit Standard size ear plugs comfortably fit ~80% of users. If you have comfortably used earplugs before or your music ear buds fit easily we recommend ordering our Standard size. Our Petite size ear plugs are 20% smaller and may fit you best if you have had experiences where ear plugs won’t stay in your ear, or, your music ear buds become uncomfortable over time. You may have also been told by an audiologist that you have smaller ear canals.
How do I know if I'm wearing my EarPeace correctly?
Everyone’s ears are a little different and it will take some practice putting EarPeace on and taking them out. We encourage you to try them on before going out and getting comfortable with how they feel. EarPeace are designed to fit snug in your ear and virtually disappear. With a little practice, you’ll feel the point at which EarPeace is snug and comfortable. It's safe to insert them deep in the ear canal, but only when following the directions carefully and positioning the pull-tab properly so you can get them out. DO NOT over insert EarPeace and not push the ear plugs further into the ear canal after releasing the pull-tab. Please watch our product instructional video on how to insert and remove them properly.
Can EarPeace be used for shooting?
EarPeace was designed for optimum performance in loud environments where you need passive protection - music events, motorsports, DIY projects, and even the movies. We include a MAX protection filter that is a solid block but EarPeace is not originally designed for impulse noise like shooting. Shooting requires fully blocking the ear canal and the best solution for that is over the ear muffs or if budget allows our Custom FIT EarPeace with Impulse Filters. The impulse filters available in our custom fits are the highest tech solution available for shooting enthusiasts. The filters contain an acoustic membrane that is engineered to snap stiff when exposed to impulse noise - like a gunshot. The membrane immediately relaxes and you are able to hear clearly again. You'll be able to communicate freely, be highly situationally aware and protected when you pull the trigger.
Can I use EarPeace for Flying?
EarPeace is great for flying. The filter technology allows a precise amount of unobstructed sound into the ear so you have a high quality audio experience, there are no pressure issues, and they are very discreet. Be sure to checkout our Traveling model under our Limited Edition section.
How do I clean my EarPeace?
EarPeace is easy to clean and maintain. Wipe the ear plugs off with a damp cloth (e.g. wash cloth) each time you wear them. Keep them stored in the aluminum case. If they become particularly dirty you can wash them in warm soapy water - however - remove the plastic attenuation filter before submerging the plug in water. Reinsert the filter only after the plug has dried thoroughly. The ear plugs should be replaced at any sign of wear and tear.
How do I attach the connector cord to my EarPeace?
First, pinch the silicone pull-tab between your index finger and thumb, making sure the tab is on top. Then, use your thumb and index finger to invert the flanges (flipping them in the opposite direction). Pull the lanyard sling over the tab and stretch it to fit over the filter. Adjust the lanyard around the plug to position it in the proper direction and orientation to the pull tab. Lastly, use your thumb and index finger to reinvert the flanges back to their original placement.
Are your products warrantied?
Yes, our products come with a one year warranty when registered. If you haven’t done so post purchase, please warranty your product(s) on our warranty page.
How do I return my order?
Please visit our shipping & returns page for instructions on how to return your order.