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Best Earplugs for Music Concerts

What are the Best Earplugs for Music Concerts? 

We’ve used these   Mighty Plugs Earplugs   from  Beneficial Products Incorporated (BPI) at many music concerts, like Rod Stewart, Heart, and Aerosmith.  We found them the best concert goer’s ear protection for the money; better than any other ear plug we tested.  They  really cut down harshly loud, harsh noises from the stage and audience.  They work very well on highly distorted electric guitars, microphone feedback, PA speakers, and crowd noise.  We’ve sampled many other DIY molded, self-shaping, and pre-shaped ear plugs. But after three decades of concert going, we found Mighty Plugs Earplugs the best earplugs for music concerts.  They really save your hearing.

How Mighty Plugs Earplugs are the Best Earplugs for Music Concerts

But none have worked better than the BPI Mighty Plugs earplugs.  When inserted the right way, Mighty Plugs notably lowered noises tens of DBs, entering the head through the ear canal.  These noises included boomy drum strikes, squealing mics, screaming fans, and piercing party noise makers. Thus, these beeswax earplugs can head off the damaging sounds so often found in concert venues, for the audience.  A rock concert is perhaps the best test of how well a pair of ear plugs works. These Mighty Plugs ear plugs passed with flying blue color (these plugs are blue).

Best earplugs for music concerts. Picture of BPI Mighty Plugs Ear Plugs in supplied plastic case and jar.
BPI Mighty Plugs Ear Plugs in supplied plastic case and jar.

After growing used to them at concerts and loud dance halls, we found them quite comfy; almost as though there was nothing in our ears at all.

The Best Earplugs for Music Concerts are Easy to Insert and Remove 

Putting in and taking out the Mighty Plugs is quick and painless once we took some days to learn how to put them in.  Concert goers can pop them out and put them back in with ease in between musical sets.  And once fashioned to the ear at the beginning of a concert, they can press them back in, in just a second just prior to the next set.

How Long do the Best Earplugs for Music Concerts Last?

Beneficial Products Inc. says that these beeswax plugs have a shelf life of twenty years and can be worn thirty or forty times before replacement.  We’ve worn ours way more than that, close to a hundred times without any noticeable reduction in sound-reducing effectiveness. It’s time to replace them, or at least, add to them, when they become too small (from slow erosion of the beeswax due to repeated insertions and removals).  They wear down quite slowly if handled gently and subjected to little abrasion.  They likely will not last musicians as long, since the performer takes them out and puts them back in many more times than the casual consumer would.

Mighty Plugs can be shaped and hand molded to fit the unique curves and crevices of each concert goer’s ear.  This further increases the degree and reliability of their effectiveness; something that gives musicians and fans peace of mind.  You’d hate to be stuck in the middle of a raucously loud concert without decent hearing protection gear.  Once inserted, the seal these plugs form with the ear generally remains intact until you remove them.

Even at the louder heavy-metal style rock concerts, the sound you hear won’t be any louder than moderate traffic noise.  In arenas with thousands of screaming fans, we never found any sound too loud while wearing Mighty Plugs.  Now we could still hear the performance quite well while wearing these earplugs, but at a very comfortable volume; though without the plugs, the volume was excruciatingly loud.  Definitely a device that will help save your hearing if you go to loud music concerts regularly.

BPI Ear Plugs Quiet Down Very Loud Music

This is why we consider these the best earplugs for music concerts.  Why?  Because the louder the music, the better these earplugs reduce it.  The combination of beeswax and cotton in these BPI ear plugs attenuate those loud noises.  That sound of a guitarist forcibly strumming an electric guitar on stage is cut down to size.  Indeed, those concert goers closest to very loud sound sources benefit most from these wax-cotton Mighty Plugs ear plugs.

As noted earlier, most fans and performers can use these repeatedly for a month or more.  But once they get too small to fully guard your ears from way loud noises, don’t toss them out!  Instead, you can roll two or more together, just as you would two pieces of clay.  Roll two small ones into one full-sized ear plug.

Best earplugs for music concerts. Picture of BPI Mighty Plugs Ear Plugs, back view, showing usage directions.
BPI Mighty Plugs Ear Plugs, back view, showing usage directions.

So, we highly suggest Mighty Plugs Ear Plugs to our musically minded readers.  They’re pretty easy to insert and remove.  They last through perhaps fifty applications each.  Plus, they’ve helped save our ears from permanent hearing loss at music concerts since 2007.  Your ears will not be ringing for two days after a concert, if you wear these there.

Where to Buy 

Look for BPI beeswax earplugs   on the official Might Plugs siteamazon.com, or other online vendors, and enjoy the benefits of truly decent ear protection that’s so elusive for many these days in light of prolific noise pollution.  Shut out that incessant din with these ear plugs.

No ear plug stops all concert sounds from entering the ears (especially that which enters through the skull). But Mighty Plugs Ear Plugs indeed reduce most common loud music sound.  These work quite well at blocking sound from entering via the ear canal.  Reducing this sound wins practically all of the battle against these sounds.

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References for the Best Earplugs for Music Concerts

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Revision History

  • 2019-05-18: Tuned the targeting for ‘Best Earplugs for Music Concerts’ and added more tags/
  • 2017-03-10: Originally published.