Vibes Hi-Fi Earplugs
VIBES PROVIDES APPROXIMATELY 22 DB SOUND REDUCTION ACROSS FREQUENCIES (15 NRR)
Each purchase includes:
– 1 pair of earplugs
– 3 interchangeable fit sizes (small, medium, large)
– Pocket sized hard case for easy storage
– Contribution to Hear The World Foundation
String Connectors are also available separately.
HOW THEY WORK
Vibes are reusable earplugs designed for sound quality. Traditional foam earplugs are only decreasing the volume of high frequency (treble) sounds, but not low frequency (bass) sounds, which is what causes the sound that you hear to be distorted when you wear them. On the other hand, Vibes lower the volume of all sounds equally, from bass to treble, which allows you to hear sound clearly, just at a quieter volume.
Unlike traditional foam earplugs that block and muffle sound, Vibes filter sound. Using specially designed sound tubes that balance sound waves, and sound-enhancing acoustic filters that reduce decibel levels, Vibes allow you to protect your hearing health and stay comfortable in loud environments that would otherwise cause discomfort and hearing damage.
WHY THE WORLD NEEDS VIBES
Our modern world is loud. Until relatively recently, the loudest sounds in the world were things like a lion’s roar and claps of thunder, so we never had a need to be able to process sounds louder than that. Now, when we encounter sounds like giant speakers at concerts or race car engines, our ears become strained and our ability to hear is damaged, because they aren’t designed to be able to handle sounds that loud. Vibes allow you to experience the loud world we find ourselves in safely and comfortably, without inhibiting your ability to hear or communicate.
HOW DO I USE VIBES?
Step 1: Choose your ear tip size (Small, Medium, Large)
Step 2: Insert the earplugs (ear tip first) into your ear, just like you would insert earbud headphones.
Step 3: Listen to one or two full songs at a live concert and slightly adjust the depth that the earplugs are inserted into the ear until the clarity is optimal. Do not insert into the inner ear canal. Enjoy live music as it’s meant to be enjoyed: clear sound quality and no hearing damage!
ARE THERE DIFFERENT SIZED EAR TIPS?
Because Vibes knows that one size does not fit all, each pair of Vibes comes with small, medium, and large ear tips to provide the best fit possible.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN VIBES HI-FIDELITY EARPLUGS?
Step 1: Remove the white eartips from the plastic body of the earplug.
Step 2: Massage the eartips in a mixture of warm water and rubbing alcohol.
Step 3: Be sure the eartips are completely dry, then reattach them to plastic body of the earplug.
WHAT PROTECTION LEVEL DOES VIBES OFFER?
Vibes provides approximately 22dB reduction across frequencies (15dB NRR).
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 22dB IN DECIBEL REDUCTION AND 15 dB IN NOISE REDUCTION RATING (NRR)?
In short, both numbers are representing the same level of protection, but they are two different calculations.
The calculation of 22dB is the average reduction of decibels across 0hz-8000hz frequencies. This means that Vibes reduce the decibel levels of your environment by an average of 22dB across frequencies. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) is a unit of measurement used to determine the effectiveness of hearing protection and takes into account multiple factors, including hedging for human error. The NRR for hearing protection is lower than the average decibel reduction because NRR takes into account outside factors like improper insertion of the earplugs into the ear.