7 Different Types of Earplugs and What They Are Used For

Different types of earplugs

The purpose of this post is to provide an overview of different types of earplugs, prime use cases, and some peculiarities you need to know when using them. Common uses of earplugs include: Hearing protection at work and at the range Hearing protection at concerts and other entertainment venues while maintaining sound fidelity Noise reduction …

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My Top 5 Bluetooth Hearing Protection Earmuffs

Best Bluetooth Noise Reduction Earmuffs

I purchased all Bluetooth earmuffs reviewed here at standard retailers and put them through some good testing. This post reports on my findings and personal favorites. Bluetooth hearing protection earmuffs can spice up your work day and make you more productive: Listen to music or audio books with the built-in headphones while protecting your hearing …

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Lectrofan EVO vs Classic: White Noise Machine Evolution?

Lectrofan EVO vs Classic Review

The Lectrofan, now called the Lectrofan Classic, (left in the photo) has been my go-to white noise machine for quite a while. It sits next to my bed and I use it most nights. The Classic sounds good, gets loud, and has a large selection of different pitched white noises and fan sounds. It can …

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3M Worktunes Connect Bluetooth Earmuffs Review

3M Worktunes Connect Bluetooth Review

Combining hearing protection earmuffs and Bluetooth headphones for listening to music and making phone calls is what these 3M Worktunes Connect aim to do. To me the description “hearing protector combined with Bluetooth headset” sounded like a great marriage, so I had to get a pair. In this post, I am giving the 3M Worktunes …

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The Best Tools to Block Noise While Studying or Working in an Office

The Best Tools to Block Noise While Studying or Working in an Office

I work in libraries, offices and coffee shops, and I enjoy all three for their different vibes and inspiration. With different environments though come different mixes of distracting noises, and I can’t concentrate well with too much noise. Chatter, someone on the phone, whispering, coughing, eating noises, clicking keyboards, creaking floors, AC, ventilation, generator, and …

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Aftershokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones: Review and Favorite Uses

Aftershokz Sportz Titanium bone conduction headphones review

I recently got myself a pair of bone conduction headphones, the Aftershokz Sportz Titanium and put them through some good testing. In this post,  I am reviewing the Sportz Titanium for various applications, including listening to audio while keeping an open ear and awareness of my surroundings, and the opposite: using them together with the …

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How to Create Effective Speech Noise Blockers for Office and Studying on a Shoestring

DIY budget speech noise blocking headphones

Are you sitting at your desk and trying to concentrate but can’t? You really want to dive into that article, book, or paper but keep losing track after short while. You are getting increasingly agitated. How the hell can I get these folks around me shut the … up? I have been there many times, …

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Why Noise Cancelling Headphones Don’t Block Voices and What You Can Do About it

Why noise cancelling headphones don't block voices

Many people get expensive noise cancelling headphones in the hope that they will somehow completely shield them from environmental noise. But when they switch on their headphones’ noise cancelling without music, they notice that all that chatter, shouting and screaming is still coming through. It may appear at times as if voices are even amplified. …

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ISOtunes PRO Review: Bluetooth Earplug Earphones with a 27 dB NRR

ISOtunesPRO: Earplug headphones review

Many companies advertise their in-ear headphones as noise isolating or noise cancelling. Often though they are not very specific as to how much noise reduction you will actually get. Haven Technologies, the company behind ISOtunes specializes in earplug headphones that have been lab-tested and given a noise reduction rating as a hearing protector. To qualify …

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