Alpine Hearing Protection MusicSafe Classic
Earplugs for musicians and DJs
Our take on the Alpine Hearing Protection MusicSafe Classic by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
Better-sounding onstage ear protection
Alpine's Music Safe Classic earplugs do an excellent job at reducing sound levels — up to 27.7 dB. But according to the musicians and DJs working here at Crutchfield, that's only half of what makes them special. Just as important? Their acoustic filters preserve the sound in your environment, so you can still hear music clearly and listen for your cues. Choose between two interchangeable filters with different levels of volume reduction.
- passive earplugs allow clear sound at safe listening levels
- up to 27.7 dB sound reduction
- interchangeable acoustic filters let you choose from two levels of protection
- "medium" or "high" noise reduction
- music sounds clear and detailed, but quieter
- hypoallergenic AlpineThermoShape material fits naturally and comfortably
- silicone-free design
- low-profile design won't protrude outside the ear
- removal tool included
- keychain travel case
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 2 Earplugs (w/silver filters installed)
- 2 Gold filters
- Keychain travel-box
- Earplug insertion/removal tool
- Instructions on cardboard liner
Overview: The MusicSafe Classic earplugs provide convenient, portable, hearing protection in a comfortable design.
AlpineAcousticFilters: The MusicSafe Classic earplugs include filters for high and medium levels of protection (gold and silver). Alpine's unique AlpineAcousticFilters use selective absorption to help protect against harmful noise levels while preserving excellent music quality.
AlpineThermoShape: The MusicSafe Classic 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.
Travel Box: The included Travel Box is an aluminum keychain-style case for the MusicSafe Pro earplugs. Made from aluminum, each end features a separate compartment, with screw cap, for holding both the earplugs and the additional filters.
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|
Attenuation Levels for MusicSafe Classic earplugs (in decibels):
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