Here is the pick of the best Earplugs for Gigs tested, starting with our favourite TOP 5. Have a great read!

Earplugs for Concerts, Festival Ear Protection

BOLLSEN Hearing Protection
(www.bollsen-hearingprotection.com) – Our test winner!

The BOLLSEN Hearing protection earplugs from Munich have won in most categories and thus occupy the first place. The product scored points both in terms of the price-performance ratio and functionality as well as innovation. Below you will find our test report. We were also convinced by the online ear measurement technology from BOLLSEN.

Price: £26.95 (RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE)

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The sound quality of the music is very well preserved during loud events (SNR 26 dB insulation)

Hardly noticeable to the naked eyes. Not visible in the ear because of the transparent colour

Easy to use and fits very quickly in the ear

Conversations remain easy to understand

Decrease in tinnitus complaints in our test subjects

Concept of reusability: Earplugs can be used up to 100 times

Soft and very light medical silicone material. Good for people with allergies to reduce allergy symptoms

International Award-winning innovation for “Online Ear Measurement Technology”.

40-Days Money-Back Guarantee if not satisfied

Due to the high demand, only 3 packs can be ordered at once

Unfortunately often sold out

Test Results: After a ten-week test phase, 90% of our testers have reported that the noise reduction was very effective. Irritations caused by prolonged wearing were not noticed. The disturbing noise from the environment was successfully suppressed, but at the same time conversations could be heard, e.g. during concerts or in loud night clubs. The earplugs were particularly effective in the reduction of noise caused by loud music. We have used the following volunteer base:

  • Concert, bar, club visitors
  • Security staff
  • Professional musicians and DJs
  • Sound engineers

During this time, our forty test subjects have experienced a reduction of Tinnitus irritations by up to 90%. A significant reduction of loud music was noticed immediately after the earplugs have been inserted. Thirty out of forty test persons have used the earplugs only for festivals and concerts. The remaining subjects have also used the earplugs at work (in the office), during daily tasks (e.g. mowing the lawn) and while swimming. In the latter cases we recommended earplugs for occupational safety or especially for swimming

BOLLSEN offers a new German ear measuring technology called AR KI TECH. This technology measures your ears with a help of a photo (taken e.g. by a smartphone) and designs individualized earplugs. A computer program uses the AR (Augmented Reality) technology to calculate the size of the external ear. The KI (artificial intelligence) technology then selects the appropriate size and shapes the earplug. Since our test persons had different ear sizes, we tested this option and were enthusiastic about it. The cost of this additional service is £12, which is affordable compared to the other adjustment methods (prices from £120).

The overall test result is very positive. The BOLLSEN product stands out from other products mainly due to its effects. After only seven days, our test persons have noticed a significant improvement in the quality of life. There was no heat sensation and, even after two weeks of use, no irritation in the ears. Our conclusion: These earplugs offer optimal protection against loud noises without any undesired side effects. We also recommend the additional ear measurement service based on the AR KI Tech technology (click here).

Instruction for Use: With your index fingers insert the earplugs carefully in the ears and rotate them slowly into the ear canal. Our test persons were very satisfied with the use of the earplugs and are positively surprised by their almost invisible and optimally fitting shape.

Protection of the Environment: Thumbs up on more time for the concept of reusability of the product. Furthermore, we are pleased to have finally tested a product from the EU, since shorter distances also mean less CO2 emissions in the air.

Life Span: The manufacturer advertises that the product can be used 100 times, also for the sake of the environment. One pack of earplugs lasted with our users for about 5 – 6 months. The test persons wore the earplugs on a daily basis.

How Many dB Do the Earplugs Dampen? According to the manufacturer, the earplugs have a SNR of 26 dB and provide a constant sound reduction at high (H), medium (M) and low (L) frequencies: H=24 dB, M=21 dB, L=19 dB. The attenuation value was tested according to ISO standard 4869-2 by an independent German testing institute.

The Service Guarantee Promise: BOLLSEN Hearing Protection advertises its products with a money-back guarantee, as the company obviously believes very firmly in its products. Of course, we have also tested this option and returned a pair of used earplugs after 35 days. We have been refunded our full payment amount two days after the receipt of the goods. Once again, we are pointing our thumbs up. Individualized earplugs are excluded from this offer.

    Two pairs of earplugs for concerts

    ProGuard Earplugs for Gigs– 2nd place

    Unfortunately, it was not enough for the 1st place.

    Price: £199 (RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE)

    Present on the market for a very long time

    Beautiful, attractive design

    Customizing fit

    Good effects

    High price

    Price-performance ratio

    *Legal information: The results of this product vary from user to user and do not have to be typical, nor can they be 100% guaranteed. The results merely reflect our experience based on the test.

    Test results: Tested for 10 weeks, noise reduction increased up to 40%.

    This product also scored well in our test. However, it was not enough for the 1st place.

    Vibes Hi-Fi Earplugs for Gigs – 3rd place

    Unfortunately, it was not enough for the 2nd place. The reason for this are numerous disadvantages listed below.

    Price: £23(RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE)

    Appealing design

    Available on many markets

    Made in USA

    No CE marking found on product

    Questionable compliance

    *Legal information: The results of this product vary from user to user and do not have to be typical, nor can they be 100% guaranteed. The results merely reflect our experience based on the test.

    Test results: Tested for 10 weeks, noise reduction increased up to 20%.

    Eargrace Earplugs for Gigs – 4th place

    Due to its poor effectiveness, this product unfortunately received a low score in our test.

    Price: £49(RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE)

    Good customer service

    High price

    Our test persons have experienced ear irritations

    Complicated use

    *Legal information: The results of this product vary from user to user and do not have to be typical, nor can they be 100% guaranteed. The results merely reflect our experience based on the test.

    Two pairs of earplugs for concerts

    Decibulls Earplugs for Gigs – 5th place

    Due to its poor effectiveness, this product unfortunately received a low score in our test.

    Price: £50 (RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE)

    Often sold

    Unusual design

    Our test persons have had problems inserting the earplugs

    Frequent irritation

    The effects leave much to be desired

    *Legal information: The results of this product vary from user to user and do not have to be typical, nor can they be 100% guaranteed. The results merely reflect our experience based on the test.