Alpine Hearing Protection Party Plug
Earplugs for music events, concerts, and festivals (Tranparent)
Our take on the Alpine Hearing Protection Party Plug by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
A better-sounding earplug experience
Sure, those dime-a-dozen, disposable foam earplugs they hand out at loud events will protect your ears in a pinch. But I think the Alpine Party Plugs offer major benefits to gigging musicians, motorsport fans, and frequent concertgoers. These earplugs 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, so you can still hear music and conversations.
- passive earplugs allow clear sound at safe listening levels
- hypoallergenic AlpineThermoShape material fits naturally and comfortably
- silicone-free design
- 25 dB sound reduction
- acoustic filter reduces damaging sounds
- music and conversations remain audible
- low-profile design won't protrude outside the ear
- plastic case
- Miniboxx keychain carry case
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 2 Earplugs (clear)
- Plastic case
- Miniboxx (keychain carry-case)
- Earplug insertion/removal tool
- Attenuation data chart
Overview: The Alpine PartyPlugs are a revolutionary new type of earplug that filters out damaging sounds while providing a comfortable fit.
AlpineAcousticFilters: The high-quality acoustic filters in the PartyPlug hearing protectors are designed to reduce the volume of music or other noise to a safe level, while maintaining sound quality and allowing you to still carry on a conversation. The PartyPlugs are barely visible due to the unique transparent filters.
AlpineThermoShape: PartyPlug hearing protectors are made of a special AlpineThermoShape material that adapts to the shape of your ears so you always have the perfect level of noise attenuation along with a comfortable fit. A good fit eliminates any sense of isolation or external pressure on your ears, so you can comfortably wear them for long periods of time. The PartyPlugs are available in barely visible transparent as well as black, silver, and white.
Miniboxx: In addition to a standard storage case, the PartyPlug pack also comes with a Miniboxx keychain carry-case that's small enough to also carry it in your pocket.
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|
Alpine PartyPlug Attenuation Chart:
|Mean Attenuation (dB)||8.8||10.3||13.2||16.6||20.6||25.4||25.2||19.2|
|Standard Deviation (dB)||4.4||3.3||3.0||2.4||2.8||3.0||5.0||4.1|
|Assumed Protection in dB (APV)||4.4||7.0||10.2||14.2||17.8||22.4||20.2||15.1|
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Hear music even more clearly and accurately
The Alpine Hearing Protection Party Plug Pro Natural offers these features:
rectilinear acoustic filter reduces sound levels evenly across the frequency range of hearing
music and speech sound clear, but quieter
zippered storage pouch and cleaning spray