When your favorite song is playing, it’s only natural to turn up the volume. But at many live events, the music is actually loud enough to damage your hearing. Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs are designed to protect your ears without affecting the quality of the sound. Right now, you can grab a pair for just $19.99 at the PopSci Shop.
Most earplugs are designed to block up your ears, much like a cork in a wine bottle. But Vibes are different—these smart earplugs filter the sound rather than blocking it completely.
It all comes down to a stroke of design genius. Instead of using foam, the Vibes have a special sound tube that funnels sound into your ear. In the process, the earplugs take around 22dB off the volume. In most situations, that’s enough to take you back to a safe level. Just as importantly, the Vibes do not muffle the music.
The earplugs are reusable, easy to wash, and comfortable to wear for long periods. Thanks to that transparent tube, they are also very inconspicuous.
Worth $26.99, the Vibes are now $19.99 with a carry case and a neck strap.