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Alpine Hearing Protection Party Plug Pro Natural

Earplugs with music-preserving filters

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Our take on the Alpine Hearing Protection Party Plug Pro Natural

A more natural earplug experience

The gigging musicians working here at Crutchfield always preach the value of hearing protection. But onstage, they still need to listen for their musical cues. Alpine's Party Plug Pro Natural earplugs have special acoustic filters inside that do an excellent job at reducing sound levels — 25 dB to be exact. But more importantly, they do so while preserving the sound in your environment. Music, speech, and atmospheric sounds come through clear and natural — only quieter.

Product Highlights:

  • passive earplugs allow clear sound at safe listening levels
  • 25 dB sound reduction
    • rectilinear acoustic filter reduces sound levels evenly across the frequency range of hearing
    • music and speech sound clear, but quieter
  • hypoallergenic AlpineThermoShape material fits naturally and comfortably
  • silicone-free design
  • low-profile design won't protrude outside the ear
  • durable, lightweight neck cord
  • zippered storage pouch
  • cleaning spray included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Earplugs (clear)
  • Lanyard (with C-clips on each end for earplugs)
  • Zippered storage pouch
  • 5 ml bottle of cleaning spray
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Overview: The Alpine PartyPlug Pro Natural earplugs are designed specifically for music lovers who want to prevent hearing damage, but still want top sound quality when going to concerts or festivals.

AlpineAcousticFilters: The PartyPlug Pro Natural use a special rectilinear AlpineAcousticFilter that attenuates all frequencies equally, maintaining the music quality, basically like turning the volume down. While the earplugs attenuate loud sounds, conversations remain completely audible.

AlpineThermoShape: The PartyPlug Pro Natural earplugs are made from a very soft, flexible, and durable AlpineThermoShape material that conforms to the shape of your auditory duct when warm, making them very comfortable to wear. This also allows the earplugs to be easily fit to your ear should they be a little too large initially. The earplugs contain no silicone, so they won't itch or irritate.

Cleaning and Storage: The PartyPlug Pro Natural earplugs include a handy zippered pouch, to keep your earplugs secure when not in use, as well as a convenient lanyard that attaches to each earplug and can be hung around your neck. A 5 ml bottle of Alpine cleaning spray is also included for cleaning the earplugs.

Safe Volume Levels: The maximum statutory volume limit to which hearing may be exposed is around 80 decibels (dB). Prolonged exposure to noise levels above 80 dB can lead to hearing damage or even hearing loss. Official reports show that that 80 dB level is commonly exceeded in our modern world. Concerts are a good example, where volume levels can reach 120 dB. For rock musicians, most of the harmful noise is mainly produced by the drums and the amplifiers, whereas for classical musicians their own instruments and those nearby, can greatly affect their hearing. The following chart shows the maximum exposure time at various decibel levels above 80 dB:

Noise Level Maximum exposure without hearing protection
86 dB 2 Hours
89 dB 1 Hour
92 dB 30 Minutes
94 dB 15 Minutes
98 dB 7 Minutes
102 dB 3 Minutes
106 dB 90 Seconds

PartyPlug Pro Natural Attenuation Data:

Frequency (Hz) 63 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000
Mean Attenuation (dB) 19.2 20.7 21.3 20.8 23.5 27.1 20.9 28.9
Standard Deviation (dB) 3.9 2.8 3.3 3.6 3.9 4.7 3.7 6.4
Assumed Protection in dB (APV) 14.9 17.9 18 17.2 19.6 22.4 17.2 22.5

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