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These are perfect to block out machinery noise and still allow you to enjoy music. Are they Bose quality? No however they are the only plugs I’ve found to shut out tractor noise and allow listening to music without the bulk or heat of a headphone set. Allows me to wear a hat to shade from the sun.

Jair Arias Jaime

??. Son simplemente asombrosos. Los mejores audífonos que jamás tuve.

Justin Waters

I bought these since I work in a factory with loud machinery and I got tired of hearing the same noises for 12-hours straight. No complaints when it comes to quality, just don't pull them out of your ears by the cord, you'll probably damage them. The length of the cord is perfect. I'm able to run it under my clothes to my pockets with plenty of cable left. The sound quality is actually fantastic. I was surprised how clear the tones are and the bass is insane for these little things. The tips can easily be removed for cleaning. The only reason I gave it 4/5 stars is because I was hoping it would block out more noise. The earplugs they give us at work are rated the same as these, yet these do not block out as much noise so that is odd. It is enough for what I do, just wish it was a little better when it comes to noise reduction. I highly recommend this product. I've already talked a few guys at work into ordering a pair.


Sound is very good and interface works incredibly well. I was hoping to be able to use them with my motorcycle but I wear a half shell helmet and don't have a windscreen so after 45-50 MPH the sound can barely be heard. With a windscreen and/or a full face helmet I expect the sound would be good. They are great for working around the house though.


So I normally don't leave reviews, and my initial opinion on these was that they're decent and allow me to listen to music while also protecting my ears from loud ambient noise. The sound quality was about what I expected from a tiny bud hidden in an ear plug. I love the extra long cord that lets me hide the controls under the collar of my shirt. Overall pleased with them, EXCEPT for something that blew my mind! I may have accidentally ran them through the washing machine. And the rinse cycle. Oops.(Remember to check your pockets!) However, I let them dry for a day or so, charged them back up, and they still work well enough that I don't need to replace them. I don't recommend washing them though, they're not supposed to be water (and detergent) proof and the sound in the left bud is a tad muffled now after the rinse cycle. But they have no issues fully charging connecting, or playing music, and still protect my ears despite the impromptu bubble bath! That deserves 5 stars from me! Battery-wise, they tend to go about 9 and a half hours of continuous use before dying. I can charge them up on my commute to and from work. The washing machine incident didn't affect the battery life at all, it's the same now as it was when I first tried them. Definitely recommended if you want some tunes to help tune out loud noise without bulky over-ear muffs, or if you're not allowed to have music at work and wanna be sneaky.

Megan Barbre

I originally purchased the wired version of plugfones and was disappointed when they only lasted a month. So obviously I was hesitant to spend the money to try the Bluetooth version but I’m glad I did. I’ve been using them all day, 5-6 days a week for over a year now. Haven’t had any problems with them. Only complaint is the battery doesn’t last as long as they claim, I typically get around 9 hours of use before they die.


I use this product at work to listen to music and get in lectures from my college courses. They fool our safety guy all the time he just thinks they’re earplugs and that’s what I bought them for

They sound good and are decent for blocking out sound. Noise still leaks through and the cord is long and heavy with the gadgets needed for function. One would to well to clip a heavier section to an article of clothing if doing cardio. I wonder at times if I would be better served by my Workphones (muff style ear protection with bluetooth) while at the gym, since they seem to work better for blocking out sound. I suppose these are good for not looking outlandish while impatiently waiting for gym equipment and stifling the shouts of bros jacked up on preworkout


I wear these for work. I use the pugs that came already attached. And they only last two days. Then I used the other pair. They are a little small. But as long as you insert these properly they work well. I work in an extremely loud factory.

Thomas Durkin

plugfones are awesome. Been using them for bout a month now. We just went on a ride 1500 miles in 24 hrs using them under a full face helmet. no discomfort. just got to make sure they are all the way in. sound quality is good ive been telling everyone that I come across about them Customer service is Top notch as well Thank you. for a good quality product

I purchased these to use on my motorcycle to both block road noise and allow me to listen to music. Based on the price I didn't expect great sound quality. Still, I want to leave an honest review. They get 4 stars for the price and they are what they are advertised. Still, sound quality simply isn't there and the road noise still over powers them. They are very comfortable and for other applications I am sure they would be great. For a full face motorcycle helmet and an android phone my experience was not exactly what i would want. For my woodworking stuff and to keep around for other projects they are ideal.


Absolutely fabulous. This product, with it's discrete, earplug-like appearance, has assisted me in maintaining my sanity at the overwhelming, laborious, monotonous factory job.-In which I unfortunately spend anywhere from 50-70 hours each week, often going without a day off for many fortnights. Thanks to this product, I am now able to stimulate my brain with important information via 'NPR' podcasts, fill my heart with laughter from the greatest comedians, and most importantly, fuel my soul with the power of music. As for the product itself, I am happy to report that the quality of the headphones has been beyond satisfactory. I have had this product for roughly 6 weeks, and have inadvertently ripped the auxiliary from my phone in the roughest of fashions many a time without compromising the wires/causing a short. As a musician I have been through headphones quicker than underpants, and these have outlived every set of earbuds. My only complaint is that the foam plugs collect dirt quicker than a colony of ants devour a gumdrop. This almost destroyed me. The bright yellow plastic piece on the inside, flush against the dirt encrusted foam, could have easily blown my plug disguise in an instant if someone had paid remote attention to my ears. Thank goodness no one did such a thing! Once I returned to my humble abode, I removed such foam plugs immediately! Thus replacing them with its rubber plug counterpart. The rubber plug has not a single blemish of grime after nearly one month of daily usage....BBBUUUUTTTTT...The sound quality has deteriorated immensely! In attempts to fit them into my ears as properly as possible, I noticed a bit of pain resonating from my ear drum. Seems as though they cause my ears to become more sensitive, while canceling out much less noise than its foam associate. The quality of the bass has been cut in half-if not more, which makes it difficult for me to truly enjoy my music without the full sound experience I am entitled to receive. Sometimes they make my ears sweat too, causing severe discomfort. I think the plug covers should be sold separately.

When they're fully charged they last me a full 8+ hour shift and still have a little charge to start the next day. They take about 30-40 minutes to fully charge. They stay in my ears well. My only complaint is how long the wire is connecting both ear buds.


These are my go to ear protection alternative for work. They resemble actual ear protection PPE close enough that I have never been noticed wearing them. They are comfortable, which I didn't even think would be an issue until I tried another brand and they were too large. The sound is good enough. the bass response is there, so music sounds good. I've been using this brand for going on 2 years and the one issue I have is that they tend to fail within 3 to 6 months. The wire connection at the plug fails, and the split in the wire to left and right fails (EDIT: my latest pair, one of the wires pulled out a bit from the ear bud). I have learned to be as careful as possible with these points and the sets do seem to be lasting longer. This is a relatively minor issue, given the cost and the fact that I can enjoy music or whatever at work with this product, whereas without it, I cannot.


Even a Harley with stock pipes is noisy enough to render real high quality sound pointless. But, the sound quality combined with the noise cancellation of plugphones definitely yields a good enough listening experience to improve the pleasure of riding out on the open roads of the High Plains. Make sure it is legal in your state if you are planning to be motoring with these in your ears. You can certainly hear sirens through those noise reduction phones, but you may not be able to convince Johnny Law or The Man of that.

At first ears the sound quality isn't what I'm used to. It's pretty flat and clear with no bass but you can't tell them apart from ear plugs so thats a plus at work. They stay in your ear very very well. I've never had a headphone stay in my ear like this. I started using them while riding my motorcycle and I can actually hear the music over my loud exhaust. And I don't have to keep repositioning them in my ear at highway speeds.


Though I'm still looking for that magically silent sound stage on the open highway with nothing but pure sweet music in my ears, these plugs are the best I've found in the interim. The fidelity isn't terrible. They are about 2/3 as quiet as a full-on foam earplugs. I tried the foam tips first and found them difficult to insert and uncomfortable. Switching to the rubber tips, they were easy to insert, much more comfortable, and to my surprise noticeably quieter. While these plugs didn't entirely silence the wind and engine noise, the music was definitely the primary sound in my ears, and I could hear most of the finer nuances, even at speeds up to 70 MPH. The real beauty of these plugs though is that nothing but flexible wire sticks out of your ears at all, making it easy to get a full-face helmet on and off without so much as budging the plugs from whatever perfect position you arranged them in originally. Tested on a Triumph Bonneville T120 with no windscreen, inside a Shoei RF-1200 helmet, playing RUSH "2112".

Seth Thompson

So I have been reading reviews and eyeing the Lierate 2.0 for a while now and when I saw a give away for 20,000 likes on there Facebook page I said what the heck I never win. Well after a few weeks of using the earplugs I must say they are my go to set now for work. I have been a fan of the LG bluetooth head sets at work for years for listening to music but the call quality sucked cause of the loud environment I'm in. With the Liberate 2.0 I can talk on the phone with no background noise being heard on the phone and the sound quality for music is pretty good. They do slide around a little on my neck but a clip of some kind would work for holding them to my collar or the back on my hat.


Cancels noice at full volume but also blows your hearing after. A little over medium volume and should be able to hear your songs and a forklift horn. So pretty good for what I needed.

Steve Gerek

These are awesome. If you have a job that requires you to wear ear plugs but you want to listen to music or whatever. This is it. After 6 months in a brutal environment they still work great. The sound quality is not horrible. It lacks bass mostly. Otherwise it's loud enough to hear over loud machines. The battery life is absolutely incredible. Everyday I get 10 straight hours from a charge. If your looking for sound quality then go buy a $200 Bose or Sony headset. If your trying to enjoy yourself while following rules at work then this is it. Highly recommend.

These are great for work. Noise suppression is good and the sound is decent, the noise cancelation isn't as good as advertised according to people I've talked to while using them earbuds.


They're very comfortable, and have perfect sound quality. Great for using on a motorcycle, or at work on a construction site. I had my last pair for almost three years with regular use! Unfortunately I found out they don't like washing machines, so don't let that happen. The only real damage on that pair, as far as I could tell, is that the wires got loose going into the jack so it just made a poor connection. I've had my second pair for quite awhile. They work great, and I even caught them on a clip of a drill which tore the insulation. Little bit of tape to fix that, but they never quit working.

Tim D.

Best accessory for motorcycle riders! If you have several helmets but only want one device to listen to music as well as block out wind noise, this is the best option. Battery lasts forever and the sound quality is excellent. If you ride a motorcycle, you need this!

T. Hendrickson

These headphones are very much like the wired version of plugfones. I always loved my plugfones because I have a small ear canal and the soft foam earplug style headphones are the only earbuds I can wear comfortably. These fit identical. Sound quality is a little bit better then the wired set. Battery life is very good and got me through a 12 hour flight. The review states "noise canceling", but they are really "noise isolating" and do it as well as any foam earplugs. When watching videos, Bluetooth latency is present but fairly small. Maybe around 150 milliseconds. Not ideal, but you can get used to it. Still, I would very likely break out my wired plugfones if watching a movie. No idea how battery life will hold out in the long term, but as with any lithium battery powered device, charging should only be done when necessary to maximize lifespan. UPDATE: I dropped my rating to 4 star due to an annoying feature. When the battery gets low, it will interrupt your audio and announce the battery is low, put it on a charger. I would be fine with that except this announcement occurs once per minute with a low battery. If the mfg is paying attention to these reviews, please change this to be a single announcement per power cycle with a final warning before shutdown, but no other.

Love em

Wade Kauffman

I work in a cabinetry plant this isn’t quite as good as the earplugs they provide but they’re the next best thing better since they have music. I will say the first version I had sounded better but had less battery life. Comparing old to new I did prefer things about the old one that the this model doesn’t have. For instance the old model would tell you your battery level when you turned them on also would notify you more then once before shutdown. Overall if you work for nazis that don’t like music these are a solid fix to that issue just color in the blinker!!

Alton Taylor

The Liberate 2.0 are outstanding!! Love wearing them while in the motorbike. They cut out the wind and road noise but still allow me to maintain awareness of what is happening around me. And a great sound too...

Stephen Jacob Reaves

Best earplugs I’ve ever had, really hit it out of the park with the Liberate 2.0’s. Ordered mine in black because I use them at work and on my bike as well and like the sleekness of Black. Definitely will order a second set in blue and yellow if the black raises too much attention at work � that’s how good these headphones are.


They work pretty well, the audio fidelity is reasonable enough, they aren't going to compete with a set of Klipsch S4s etc, but they are acceptable. The noise isolation is pretty solid too, I use the 'tree' ends as they seal better for me. I use these on a motorcycle and they drop enough noise to be useful. They are well clear of the helmet liner as well as they go pretty far into the ear. The one nitpick is that they are hard to grip to remove from my ears and I wind up tugging on the cords at times, which will not end well at some point. Mine are also not labeled L/R which is kind of annoying.


For the price, I didn't expect much from these headphones, at all. I was pleasantly surprised though. The sound quality is not great, but it's also good enough that after a few minutes of listening you somewhat stop paying attention to the imperfection; I've paid far more for worse sound, without the outside noise reduction. I wear them while I mow, and they work, plain and simple. These could likely be improved with better speaker tech and some additional insulation against outside noise, but they do they job and I would definitely buy them again if I had to do it over again.


So Im a welder in a factory, I work 8+ hours a day. I wear these all day everyday. I usually get 6 months out of a pair before one side goes out. If it wasn't for plugfones. I'd probably quit my boring repetitive job a long time ago. The quality gets better with each pair. Now days the audio quality is comparable to skull candy. My first pair sounded like they came from dollar tree. I got a whole year out of my last pair. My first pair only lasted 3 months. I often wear them when doing projects at home, mowing, or riding my motorcycle. They absolutely protect your hearing when you wear properly. I can't say I recommend the for riding a motorcycle. The length of the Bud gets pushed to the side under the helmet and can be uncomfortable but they do cut down on the noise significantly.

Jf Sauzeat

sound is not great but it works okay. ear plugs are very bulky too.. hard to fit in ear canal


Purchased these while I was working a job in a papermill where it is REALLY loud. Expected to have to at least turn up the music but I was wrong. It really cancelled the background noise a lot and my music was still heard without having half volume. Only problem I have is the cord. Even though it has a clip, the cord will work it's way to one side or another as you work and end up pulling the earbud. Not a really big issue considering the trade off though. Also the durability is great. Accidently left them in my pocket and they got washed. They still worked with no loss of performance. Have recommended them to everyone who's asked about them, even site safety officers. Edit 8/9/21: lost my earbuds. Found them in a pair of shorts pocket AFTER they've been washed. This is the second time these buds have been washed. THEY STILL WORK! Changed 4 star to 5. Highly impressed


Advertised 10hr battery life. MAYBE if you put the volume on the lowest setting. But at full blast they will go about 5 or 6 hours and that’s plenty for me. The sound is good! It’s not Bose or sennheiser, but very good for the money. 10/10 would buy again. The clip makes them easy to secure.

Maribel Chavez

I got the liberate 2.0 after going through a few of the regular plugfones(I pulled on them too much and would last about 3 months of abuse). I absolutely loved my liberate. The battery life was super long and the sound was great. I loved how well it blocked out all other sounds. forgot to clear out my pockets doing a load of laundry and they don't work now ? hoping theres a sale soon.


Used at work. Held up good for 3 months Under constant abuse.

Becky Brooks

Work Well

I got these for my husband who plays music and sometimes likes to go see live bands. He normally uses the disposable type earplugs so these were a step up. He said that these are more comfortable and he feels like he can still hear the music without it being so muffled that it's not appreciable but does not have the ear ringing the next day like he would get with cheaper plugs The only downside to these is the expense and that they are not disposable so you have to be more careful not to lose them. Thanks for reading my review


I ride a motorcycle with very loud exhaust, these plugphones 2.0 works great, noise level is down, and i can hear the music with clarity.

Angel Garcia

Perfect for people who have to wear earplugs for work! They dont even notice i have earphones in.

I like most that these earbuds are OSHA approved and ANSI certified because I can wear them at work and hear my music safely. They’re comfortable and durable. Two complaints- 1) the volume controls are at the phone end of the wires instead of closer to the user (small issue) and 2) there are only one set each of both types of ear plugs. They get dirty quick and it seems there should be multiples provided for replacement when they get too dirty. Other than those two small issues, these are great quality.


For years, I’ve struggled with finding headphones that actually work inside of my full-face motorcycle helmet ... until now. These are without question the only headphones that allow you to hear your music on a bike without having to be so loud that you’re most likely damaging your hearing. Be careful though that you don’t get in the habit of having the volume too loud. Don’t adjust it based on feel. Set a maximum number of bars on your volume setting and don’t go above it. I recommend adjusting the volume before your ride. As these headphones go into the ear, they can also be dangerous to your hearing. I would say that I wear these on my bike sans music as often as with. They still provide much needed decibel reduction from damaging wind roar, and if I get a critical notification on my phone for work, I know to pull over and deal with it. In addition, these are the only headphones I’ve been able to wear while running. Every other pair I’ve ever had fall out after about 50 feet. The only thing is that it is a little weird to lock out the surrounding noise while you run. It can make you feel a bit like you’re under water. Your foot falls and breathing can get a little loud inside your head, if you know what I mean. But they are still the best exercise headphones I’ve ever had. I will say that I have a couple of caveats, hence the 4 stars and not five. First, they are still fairly cheap headphones. My first pair were the executive style and I loved them. But my arm caught the cord once while jogging and pulled the wires right out of the 3.5 mm jack. I’ve read other reviewers say the same thing happened to them. He next pair I tried I found at a local hardware store and they were the orange and blue construction variety. These were completely different quality than the executive. On this pair, every vibration of the cord was sent directly into my ear drum. I hated them and ripped them to pieces in anger in the middle of a run. ? But then I bought another pair of the executive type and all is well again. So, I am $60 in on these cheap earbuds at this point. But obviously the second pair is my own fault. Stick with the executive style and I think you’ll be pleased. Ultimately, these are a niche little product and probably not for everyone. If you care about protecting your hearing though, and you’re comfortable putting earplugs in, these just might be the best headphones you’ve ever owned. Okay, one final thing I’ll say and warning, this is a little gross. But these headphones keep my ears from getting excessive ear wax buildup. Which means, at first, you’re probably going to see a lot of it come out on your ear buds. But over time this gets better and weirdly, using the earbuds is now how I keep my ears clean. So, be prepared for that. I warned you it was going to be gross.

I don't have them playing for the entire12 hour shift but I do have them on for about 13hours. So far I like the battery life. The sound quality isn't as good as a regular pair of earbuds but not as bad as a cheap set of headphones from the 24hr discount store. The noise cancelling part works just can't hear people talking in the noisy parts of the plant. They aren't quite as comfortable as my regular ear buds or ear plugs.

Whitney Little

I originally purchased these for the same reasons as listen to music at work without getting caught because the look like earplugs! ? But after struggling with insomnia, I've used white noise to help me sleep for years. Needless to say, that also included waking up with sore ears from traditional earbuds. So one night, I decided to try these bad boys out and I have NO complaints at all! The noise reduction is perfect to cancel out hubby's roaring snore and also keeps me from damaging eardrum from having it too loud! Not to mention the oooh soooo comfy design! I ordered a second pair in case these break.....just so I would b able to sleep before waiting on the replacement to come in the mail!

Christopher Ray Romine

I work at a chicken plant and I use these headphones. The only thing that I would recommend that they change about him is to make completely waterproof. But I will say this they are really good., Good sound quality., Durable as hell., I'm happy I bought them I recommend them to anyone.

Dillon Greene

The only complaint is the battery low notification is way too frequent, tell me it's low once and I got it, no need to keep saying it every thirty seconds until they die. And the voice notification saying the battery is low is way too long, chime once or twice instead god its so annoying.


Let me start by saying, I've purchased MANY earbuds over the years and I've hated every one of them. For whatever reason, they've never fit right. They would either fall out or I couldn't hear the music very well because they didn't fit, no matter what I did. Because earbuds would be so convenient, I decided to give these a shot. After all, they're a little different than typical earbuds. I almost can't believe it, they're perfect for me. 1. I prefer the rubber tip over the foam but they're both good. 2. They come with a convenient (small) carrying case. 3. The sound quality is equal to any decent earbud style headphones. In my case it's infinitely better because I can actually use them and hear the music. 4. Since they're made just like normal ear plugs, they do a great job cancelling outside noise. If you like to listen to music while you mow the lawn, these are the headphones for you. I can't speak to their durability as I haven't had them long. If any problems arise I will edit this review. Overall, I seriously couldn't be happier. Even if they don't last long, I'll just buy another pair. They're that perfect for me. The bluetooth version would be even better but I just couldn't spend the 100$ on them. Instead, I use the bluetooth device I plug into the stereo in my truck. Simply plug the headphones into the bluetooth thing (I can't recall the name), and pair to it. There you go, instant bluetooth headphones.

G. Shearer

These earbuds are the best I've ever used. Works fantastic on my motorcycle and mowing the lawn. Superb noise cancelling properties. Great buy for the money!!


Where I work my boss has banned me from using headphones, completely ignoring the fact that they actually HELP me focus and work more efficiently. These have been a lifesaver. They seem to trick the fascist fool and have withstood the harsh environment that I work in. I even accidentally sent them through the wash and they still work. For the same money you can probably get better sound quality out of a normal pair, so you're definitely paying for the camouflage. They fit more comfortably than normal earplugs, too.

Chris H

Very surprised! They sound great, definitely for the price. Don't expect deep base, but there is some. Very clear and cancels out the noise around you. Low tech that is above a lot of the high tech and costly devices out there. Will update after my next roadtrip on the Harley. Pretty sure I will have good results there too.

Ron Lasher

As a welder, I’ve worked a handful of jobs managed by sadistic old geezers who don’t allow headphones OR radios, ever. As a lifelong learner that also has worked 60+ hours a week for three plus years now, being able to listen to podcasts and audiobooks is a necessity. Enter Plugfones! The answer to an entire generation’s cry for help! After a couple weeks testing it out and comparing it the blue and yellow ear protection at work, I finally came up with the ideal setup 1. Whatever pocket you carry your phone in, punch a small hole at the top and then, as best you can, sew around the edges to prevent us from enlarging. 2. Fit the Plugfones jack and an Apple dongle adaptor (for iPhone) the the hole you created and fortified. 3. Now run the earpieces around your side, up your back, and over your shoulders. Do this BEFORE you put your work shirt on. 4. Now, to prevent the Plugfones from getting dangerously tangled or suspiciously wrapped up, give the earpieces the proper slack (I measure by pulling down to centerline of my chest), then use gorilla tape or duct tape to secure the Y in the cord between your shoulder blades. 5. Enjoy audio practically risk free. I’ve been using this method at a very micromanaged, absurdly safety conscious manufacturing plant, and in 5 months no one has noticed or even given my “earplugs” a second though. Hiding in plain sight!

These are easy to use and the battery charge lasts a decent amount of time. The sound quality is average but adequate for my needs. I use them primarily for listening to podcasts while working and working out. I like having a backup set that is charged and ready for use. The price point seems a bit high for given the sound quality.

Matt VanGeezy

Purchased off of Amazon, sound quality better then my Corsair headset for my PC. Comfy fit, alot of noise reduction for just the standard ear buds, and good Bluetooth distance.


So I owned a pair of plugfones prior to them updating this newer model and fell in love with them. However, their previous model didn't have the durability I was hoping for. I work in a factory setting with hard hats and earplugs are required. These nifty plugfones gave me the ear protection while still being able to listen to my tunes, whoever created these are genius! They look just like the ones at my work so don't draw much attention, and this newer version lets you choose wether you want the foam or silicone base. They seemed to hold up much better than the previous ones as my can be somewhat rough on these (I've dropped my hat with these attached many times). Pretty impressed with this product and have recommended to several coworkers.

John Gehringer

I purchased these to serve as dual purpose . I use them to help cancel noise at work as I am a diesel technician by trade and the environments I work on can be extremely noisy and I also use these at the gym . At work they do a really good job at lowering the surrounding noise and it allows me to continually learn as I prefer to listen to training and financial podcasts . They really shine for me at the gym as I can just about drowned out the music that is blaring in the facility . These provide an excellent range of volume and the battery life is better than any other previous pair I have owned ( 4th different ones I've tried ) . Overall I am very happy with this purchase !


These are surprisingly great headphones. I bought these to replace my motorcycle helmet speakers and wear while riding my motorcycle. I ride a GSXR 750 with an aftermarket full exhaust system and with these headphones I can barely hear it. The sound quality is also pretty amazing. They pack a nice amount of bass and you can actually hear the music. Oh, I also have a modular helmet that has a lot of wind noise while riding and these eliminate all that noise. I will probably never buy another set of helmet speakers after riding with these.


this comes with 2 pair, one charging case, different ear fit pieces (triple layer are the best) they took a minute to get used to. you can volume up and down in them and voice control your phone, skip songs, answer calls all that. they each have a touch button on the exterior built into the earpiece so doesn't take up extra room. get loud and block out a lot of noise depending on the inner ear piece you're wearing (I only use the big one) mowed the lawn wearing them, put them in my pocket, forgot and washed my shorts! I sat them on the hood of my car to dry and they still work perfect!! nice to have 2 pair and they hook up separately so they can be used at the same time by different or same device. (only some devices support 2 headphones hooked up at once) HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND! GREAT HEADPHONES! SUPER TOUGH!

AutotechMike Pfeffer

This company really stands by there product I was having a issue. i contacted warranty i think her name was krista and with no hesitation she is sending me out a new pair. Needless to say I love these headsets and will recommend them to everyone. including all my automotive buddies.

I use these when I'm mowing, weed-eating, trimming hedges, etc. I hate the noise from the them, so I like to listen to music while doing yard work. A lot of other earbuds won't stay in my ears, particularly if I've been sweating a good bit. These stay put and help greatly to dull the noise of the machines I'm using. Very happy with them!

They don't block outside noise as much as I was hoping the would. 9/8/16 Update: I just wanted to say that I have found using the silicone covers provide a little more noise cancelling than I first thought. However, I have to really push them into the ear canal to achieve the tight fit necessary for maximum noise blocking. I find the silicone covers to be more comfortable than the foam covers as well. If you aren't comfortable really shoving these things into your ear canal, you might not achieve the seal needed to block outside noise. I still hear outside noise (TV in the next room), but it blocks out enough unwanted noise that I can concentrate on what I am listening to. But, be careful with these because they are a little delicate. The wires are thin and you don't want to pull them out by the wires. Grab the earphone itself for removal.

Trey Miller

I love these head phones they work amazing they can take a beating and keep going they last all day long especially when you work 12 hour days and the customer service is amazing and willing to help in any way that they can to provide a high quality product for an affordable price I would highly recommend these products to anyone looking for some great head phones for work or pleasure.


They do exactly what they're supposed to do, and they do it well. They last about ten hours, which is why I gave it 3 stars for battery life. I am the only person at my workplace that uses these "earplugs" (everyone else uses SparkPlugs) and no one has questioned whether or not these are just earplugs.


I love these ear plug headphones. However, this is my third pair in a year and a half. I wear them everyday so I get a lot of use, but paying $30 roughly every 6 months is getting old. These earplugs allow me to listen to audiobooks, music, and even TV at work. With amazon prime you can download shows directly to your phone so you can watch them offline later. I have watched HOURS and HOURS of TV with these earplugs. Well mostly listen, but some watching. I bought a Bluetooth receiver and run the plugfone wires down my back inside my shirt with it plugged into my Bluetooth receiver and the receiver in my back pocket so everything is hidden from everyone else. I am an aircraft sheet metal mechanic( I repair airplanes). I actually work harder because I am not goofing off somewhere else and I can work while I listen and glance over at the phone. That's what I enjoy about them but there are some issues I have with them as well. The earplug portion of the plugs are fairly decent at blocking the sound but they are not quite as good as real earplugs. Since the plastic speaker goes deep into the foam, as it must, it makes it difficult to push deep into your ear. My biggest problem with them though would be that I am having to buy new ones every 6 months because one side will short out and quit working or worse start working intermediately. That's a lot of money on earplugs! Like I said though I wear them a lot, 5 days a week, 8 hours or more a day. You have to decide if it is worth it for you. Other than that they sound great and are plenty loud for my shop which can get very loud!


I wear these Bluetooth plugfones at work and the sound quality is great! I work 12 hours around noisy machinery and the noise cancelation is magnificent! The battery life is insane. I only charge when I get off and use the plugfones my entire shift. I have recommended these to my entire shift and a couple of people bought and love them too.


These rock. Killer bang for buck here. Fantastic hearing protection paired with solid sound drivers. They do a better job of blocking noise than EAOS’ slimbuds, and they’re a fraction of the price. Audio quality is not superb, but totally adequate for motorcycle rides or working in the shop. Very comfortable under my snug full face helmet. The cord is bothersome, but I’d argue these are still absolutely worth getting.


What's not to like? They are exactly like the earplugs people wear at my job. They keep outside noise out! Which is a good thing if your job is loud and you can rock out while your working. Dying laughing the whole time. Just dont tell anyone... It's your secret If you are looking for like super bad ass sound quality they are a 20 $pair of headphones it's awesome they play music ... be cool if they made an upgraded version for it ... I'd pay more but then again they are for work and I will probably just break em. These have lasted all summer. And I work a really intense job so... two thumbs up

I've ordered my second pair because I wanted to leave a pair at work. I find traditional ear buds very uncomfortable so I love these as an alternative. Good battery life; no issues whatsoever. Highly recommend.


It worked for the intended purpose of blocking out some airports' loud obnoxious music and crazies running around yelling into their cellphones. Compact enough to place in a shirt pocket, easy to pull out & will stay in place in the ear. Secondary use is to connect to my iPhone which when done sound quality is fine. T.C.

Kristi Whitaker

*****Updated****01/18 My initial review was 3*, but I have updated to a 5*. Please read below —-One other thing, completely unrelated to my initial review. You will not be able to use these mowing or trimming without some extra ear protection, they do not block out enough sound to use stand alone. I wear 3M earmuffs over the top of these. 01/18 12/17 I love the Liberate 2.0, but I can’t stand that I’m always having the battery fall off to the left side of my neck. I’ll adjust back to my neck and behind over and the same thing very annoying. The cord management piece provided is useless.I’m thinking of using an alligator clip and clip it to my collar. ***********Update********** 01/18 Plugfones saw my review and sent an email asking me if I would interested in them sending me some of their clips that were used with an older model. I told them I absolutely would and will update my review. I have been using the liberate2.0 with the one wire clipped to my collar that they sent me (they sent me 4 or 5 to use) for a couple weeks now and it’s working out great. I laid a half pallet of sod a week ago and as you may know that’s a lot of bending over. The battery did not slide off to the left at all and I was able to answer a few phone calls without having to readjust the cord or completely stop what I was doing so the mic would not fall behind my right ear making the caller not being able to hear me due to the battery being heavier than the volume control box.

Alex Postle

These are great for my workplace. The silicone tips are changeable and washable, fit even my small ear canals with reasonable comfort, and look like standard issue ear plugs. I don't have a particularly aggressive work routine, and mine are still like new even after hours of wear and tear. I drop the cord down my shirt in the back and tuck it around my side, plugged into a Bluetooth receiver (Jumbl) and that's hidden under my clothes. The sound quality is not as good as some higher end earbuds or even my Bluetooth ear muffs, but they beat the sound of my own thoughts in my head and the dull hisses and noises of machinery. I will say that the bass is pretty good for those who like that. I listen largely to documentaries and some of the more quiet speech occasionally gets lost, but I don't think that's any fault of the ear plugs. My only real complaint is the jack is not reinforced/angled like on the purple 1.0 style. I just know I am going to rip the wiring asunder eventually. I'd also personally like to see 'small' size foam or better yet silicone tips for us with tiny ear canals. Standards fit well enough for me, but others might not be so lucky.


To begin with, these earplugs + earphones are not intended for audiophiles, but are focused on two objectives: battery life, and protection against noise. And both do their job. I used them for about 7 hours, listening to audio and some occasional calls, so they last a whole working day without the need to place them in the case to recharge. They can be recharged several times before having to charge the case, and you also have the other pair of earphones. 30 hours without the need to plug them into a power outlet makes them ideal for long trips. Good noise cancellation, they work like earplugs, blocking a lot of the noise that is on the ramp of an airport where I work, although I recommend using overhead earmuffs in those places. The quality of the microphone is acceptable. The sound quality is its weak point, it is quite flat, although they are loud. The buttons work ok, although you have to press them a bit hard, personally I prefer these physical buttons than not the tactile ones. They don't fall out of the ears, after a few hours they can start to bother me, but that happens to me with all the earbuds. The case looks very cheap and low quality, not in line with the price of these earphones. I think they should include a second case for the second pair of earbuds, even if it does not provide a charge, but to be able to carry them from one place to another, since the main case is a bit large and does not fit in the pockets. In conclusion: they are not to enjoy and concentrate listening to music, but they are recommended to protect yourself from dangerous noises and listen to music in the background while working or traveling or doing other activities.


This's my 3rd pare of plugfones in the past 6 or 7 years as i abuse the hell out of them at work as a welder. They work fantastic for several reasons. One if your like me and are not allowed to wear headphones at work & work in a place where earplugs are common then these r the only way to go! They have several styles that match several different versions of the 3m brand earplugs (which are the best) so you blend right in at work as the shape, size, and color is a perfect match. It is nice because unlike regular headphones/earphones Plugfones also work how they look, as actual earplugs. Which is obviously good for safety reasons but is also great because u can hear your music better using these on a loud jobsite because they actually keep out the surrounding noise as earplugs are designed to do unlike regular headphones/earphones where u have to crank the music louder to drown out the background noise. In all honesty they obviously don't sound as good as a pair of Bose earphones or whatever but alot of that is also because they are actual earplugs so the sound is literally going through a small 1/16" hole. So no matter how fantastic the mini speakers are made they can never sound as good coming through a very tiny hole. Don't get me wrong as they definitely sound good but they are designed for the reasons I listened above. They are an excellent safety version of headphones and they are ideal for anyone that works in a shop or a jobsite. This was my 1st time buying this exact version as these ones have the built in mic with volume controls right on he cord so it can be used to talk on the phone similar to the ones that come with most good phones now. This kind also has replaceable plugs themselves (the actual earplug piece) so u can replace them as they get real dirty, which is definitely worth the extra money compared to the standard version. If you're considering buying some of these but don't wanna spend the money to get these u can also buy what I originally bought my other 2 times which is the basic version. The basic version has no mic, no volume control buttons, and the ear pieces aren't replaceable. So if u do dirty work like me as a welder then they really need to be cleaned at the end of each day otherwise they get pretty nasty, as I'm sure they would eventually anyhow just from ear crud! While it's obviously not as nice to have to take better care of them due to the ear piece not being replaceable, it is a cheaper version so u can decide how much u really wanna spend on them. Because they do have even better versions still! As of a year or so ago they now also have a Bluetooth version which is just awesome! Those ones are obviously more expensive since they're Bluetooth but are really cool for sure! Those ones just have the connecting cord that goes behind your neck so they look even more like regular earplugs since u don't have the wire dangling down to your phone anymore, which kinda makes it obviously they aren't regular earplugs. If u do get one of the corded versions what I do is I run the cord down inside the back of my shirt so that the cord going into my phone isn't visible to all my bosses (only because we're not allowed to use headphones at my work). I personally prefer the 3m style yellow silicone version with the blue cord as that's what's most common at my work, plus they're really comfortable. But my work carries several types and colors of the 3m corded earplugs and Plugfones actually makes a version to match them all, and they carry whichever u prefer whether the silicone or the foam versions. So these things are definitely worth getting! ???

Would spend more for a more durable product. But this upgrade is a step in the right direction.


Comfortable. Charge fast and the battery lasts a long time. They look like industrial earplugs not music earbuds which is good. No one can tell you are listening to music. The negative is the sound quality is very poor. I had these same headphones I bought several years ago. They still work. And the sound was way better to on the old model. Way better. But these are okay for being able to listen to music vs just plain earplugs. I use them when riding my motorcycle. They are comfortable and perfect for riding.

I love these things. I listen to music or podcasts all day while I'm at work. If the supervisor sees me, he just thinks I'm wearing earplugs. As other reviews have pointed out, they're not the most durable pair of headphones. My first pair lasted about 3 months and I quickly ordered a new pair. As far as I'm concerned, if you're going to be using these 30-40 hours every week, they're worth every penny even if they do wear out. They make the work day go by faster and help you keep your sanity while doing boring and repetitive tasks. I'm glad they exist. I was actually pondering how I could make a pair of my own before I googled and saw that somebody already makes them. I recommend getting a little bluetooth receiver to stick in your back pocket and running the cord underneath your shirt. Helps keep it discreet, and you can quickly whip out your phone if you want to skip to another track, etc. and not have to worry about being tethered to a line.

Thomas Pike

I use these plugged into my Sena 10S Bluetooth intercom on my motorcycle helmet. They give me hearing protection and much better audio than the Sena speakers. I've worn them for 6 hrs of riding and they were still comfortable


I am someone who has bought multiple pairs of these, due to wear & tear over the course of a few years I've known of this product. And at that, multiple pairs of the different styles this company offers. I can honestly say, they didn't start out with the greatest quality in general overall. But over the years they have improved here or there. Whether it be the sound quality or their durability. Now I'm going to say, not every plug phone set made by this company is created equal, & that includes sets of the same style. I have ordered a pair, & straight out of the box, one of the plugs didn't have sound(was defective) this has happened 3 times. 2/3 was with the orange foam pair,the otber I have experience with 3 different styled pairs, and they each have their own pros and cons. I would also like to add that I have noticed that the company making these have continued to improve them over time in some way, please keep this in mind. The sets i have experience with are the yellow rubber ones, the yellow floam ones, and the orange foam ones. The yellow rubber ones seem to be the most delicate with pulling and pushing into the ear canal. Handle these with care. I have enjoyed the sound of these the most. I also found they are the most comfortable. The cord for this pair is shorter than the other 2 of not equal to the length of the yellow foam style. The thing most common to stop working is the sound in one lf the ear pieces due to the cord being delicate as well. Size wise would refer this style to most of the population as they are also the most flexible ear pieces. The yellow foam style have lasted me the longest between the 3. This set has the best balance between size, comfort, sound, and durability between the other 2 previously mentioned. The cord is the same length as the yellow rubber set. But the cord is of a plastic material that doesn't catch as easily on clothes. The orange foam pair are a bit larger in size than the other 2, yes even when squishing the foam down. I recommend these for people who have a slightly larger ear canal. The comfort for me b/c, they were a bigger size only, was uncomfortable. This pair seems to have been the most durable, unless you were unlucky enough to get a pair with one defective ear piece. The sound on these i find aren't as good as the other 2, but for me that could've been b/c theu didn't fit properly. This set has the longest cord of the 3 & it is made out of a common shiny plastic material that doesn't catch on anything, except if you're sweating, it may catch against your skin then. I don't recall the yellow rubber set coming with extra covers, but that's a bit fuzzy and i may be wrong. The 2 foam sets do most definitely come with extra foam pieces to change out of. The foam ones do dirty a bit faster. I sadly haven't exactly had a 100% success rate at changing out the ear pieces. It ks not recommended. If you can ride out the pair until you may need a new one, it's easier to just do that. Now as for the part of the cord that plugs into your audio device. This has changed and varied in quality & appearance over time. I have had sets where this part of the cord went and either stopped working all together or only worked by bending it a certain way. As stated above not all sets/and styles are madr equally. And this wear and tear could happen on any set/style.

david long

These earbuds are great for work. I work in a tire manufacturing plant and use aftershock titanium bluetooth headphones which are an approved item by the safety department. Occasionally I forget to bring my headphones and I'm so used to having music while I work that it totally throws me off. I bought these plug phones because they look like earplugs, but it was a pain because they had to be plugged into my phone. Recently I washed and dried them mistakenly for the second time which damaged them beyond repair. I was pleasantly surprised. Especially by the overall sound quality. This item is made well. I bought two more pair so I have a set at home and I keep a set in the bag that I carry to and from work for the rare times that I forget my headphones. I was also introduced to a bluetooth transmitter which I can plug my plug phones into, clip the transmitter to my belt and enjoy Wireless music because the transmitter turns them into bluetooth headphones. The transmitter has volume, skip forward and back controls. I most definitely recommend these plugfones alone or in conjunction with the bluetooth transmitter. Unpackaging was quick and effortless. Buy this item knowing that they work well... Just don't dry them in the dryer. ?

Bennett Milnor

I had reservations about spending the money on earphones. Conveniently, they arrived a few days before the blizzard that just hit the Northeast. They worked great while I was using my snowblower and I was able to actually hear my music over the machine which was a nice change of pace from my current buds. The sound quality is outstanding in my opinion. Final note; I always have had a hard time with ear buds staying in my ear. My left ear, for whatever reason, the bud has always fallen out. Not with these which alone is worth the price. Absolutely would purchase again!


Lack of instructions keep a very good product from 5 stars.

I work in the music business and I'm back to going to concerts. Although pre-Covid I had very good custom made in ears, after 2 years of not going to shows, they went from where they were kept for years to "missing" and I don't want to spend $200 plus for a new pair, as I know the day I order the new ones is the day I will find the old ones. As I have started to go to see live music in the past few months, I've tried a variety of inexpensive earplugs, from the very inexpensive foam plugs to the better ones like these and even some with attenuators. Once I figured out the part I needed to properly use the full noise reduction was attached to the partial noise reduction, these worked VERY well for me. They are comfortable to wear, easy to put in and out and the cord makes them great for live shows where I tend to take plugs out when a band is playing so I can speak with people. The noise reduction is very good. Ultimately, these are a good value for the price, but the lack of ANY instructions or guidance is problematic.


I liked the silicone buds much better than the foam ones. The noise canceling was acceptable with the silicone but not the foam.. I even tried using head muffs over the plugs when using a skid loader at full throttle.. I would not use these alone for loud noises.

Sgt Apone

After using these for a few days, here are my thoughts. The sound is not amazing, but I knew that from the start by reading other reviews. I work around some fairly loud machinery, so being able to hear my surroundings when I need to is a plus. You have to fiddle with them to get the proper placement as they are just a bit oval in shape, but not much. I also have to put them in pretty far to hear them, depending on what music I'm listening to. The cord should be longer so that the controls and the counterweight will sit about where your breast bone is once you drape them around your neck. As it is, the controls and the weight sit about at my collar bone and sometimes pop out from under my neckline (t-shirt) at times, trying to reveal my secret. I wear one of those elastic face/neck coverings at work, so what I do now is tuck the control and weight inside of that just under my chin. I originally had a set of bluetooth earbuds with a charging case, but the left one died months ago and I just recently lost the right one at work and never found it. I intended to buy another set like that, but most have some kind of flashing light on it when paired or being used, so that won't do. This will work for what you need it for, but at the expense of some minor annoyances like the ones i listed and the need to charge it with a micro usb cable, and the cord of course.


I'm a military truck and tank mechanic, I love my Plugfones, They work very well by keeping out unwanted noses , keeping in music and phone conversations. They are very durable and the battery life is very good.


I've been using these for 3 months now, and to be honest the Plugfones brand is better than I thought it would be. The evil corporate overlords decided that we can no longer have radios or ear buds, but I like listening to podcasts during the day. They look exactly like normal earplugs. The bass isn't as deep as other earbuds, but it's not bad and overall I think the sound quality is very good. You would need bigger magnets for deeper bass which in turn would defeat the purpose of these. I work in a very loud metal fabrication plant, and these earbuds provide proper hearing protection. Depending how much I use them, the battery will make it on a 8 hour shift. I top them up on my charger during lunch break anyway. I've pulled them out of my ears during conversation with my supervisor, he doesn't know the difference. The battery and volume control are noticable if visible, but if they're under your collar or shirt you'll be fine. The rubber ear inserts aren't replaceable, I use alcohol wipes to clean them. At first I thought the price was too high, but for the enjoyment I get while being at work, it's worth it to me. To appear as being hearing protection, the wires are small, so be careful with them. Other than that, I'm very happy so far. Update, 8/3/21 ... I'm on my 2nd pair due to warranty replacement. The left channel went bad and I could barely hear anything in the right. The seller made it right, I'm a little over a month and a half in with the new pair. So far so good.


User friendly and works great for work when you are not a loud blue tooth But cord could be longer to hide the battery packs on the cords


I am completely satisfied with these. Good enough sound and bass, good volume, great battery life. My favorite bluetooth device to date, as far as work is concerned. I am a self employed carpenter, so holding a phone is a real time suck. The microphone seems to be fairly good at allowing me to keep working, and making noise, while on the phone. Saws and such are still fairly loud on the other end, but tolerable, especially if you are talking to your carpenter buddy! Only possible complaint is it has no clip included to keep it in place. I snarfed one off an old bt device, and keep it clipped to itself below my chin. Works for me... Highly recommend! 53 WEEK UPDATE: So, my left channel cut out at approximately a week after one year. I use them every day. I still like them, and still use them for one ear audio and hearing pro. Disappointed that I could not get them to last longer. My nephew bought a pair upon my recommendation and his died in slightly less time than mine. He also had left channel cut out. I am hesitant to buy another pair, and have to downgrade from 5 stars to 4 because of our shared experience with this product. I would buy another pair in a heartbeat if they came out with a pair that had heavier gauge wire. A nice touch would also be right angle connections at the earbud, to facilitate over ear protection for really loud noise: sometimes the earbuds get pushed on by my earmuffs, which can be quite painful. I still recommend them, I guess 365 or so days of continuous duty is good enough, but the price is a bit tough to swallow.

Peter J. Marziale

Great Product!!! Sound is amazing and noise limiting greta!!

First off, dump the foam sleeve...useless. I wear these when I want to listen to music from my iPod or phone while riding my motorcycle. I have been wearing foam type earplugs while riding for over 30 years and searched for a while for a set of ear buds that would allow me to listen to music, reduce external noise, and stay in my ears under a helmet, and not cost me the proverbial appendage. These do the trick. Not as good at reducing ambient sound as plain foam types, but enough so that I can still hear the music without turning it up too loud and defeating the whole purpose of ear protection =) My only complaint is that it would be nice to have the cable coming out of the plugs at an angle, but it's not really an issue for me. I have -sold- these to several riding buddies that were previously using regular ear buds...including my girlfriend who was really happy with the improvement over her standard iPod buds. Been now using them for over five years, same pair, and showing some wear and tear so ordering another set (the gray ones). One piece of advice: the flanged silicone parts can get stuck in your ear and may need tweezers to be removed. Put a drop of cyano adhesive at the base where they insert over the plastic.

Michelle B

I love these. Music not allowed at work i am able to listen to music still hear what I need to all while looking compliant. I just love music it helps drown out the day if coworkers are crappy or negative. My battery can make it from 4:30 am until around 1 or so.


Had these a couple weeks. Most people looking at these probably work where ear plugs are required and music isn't. This works for that to an extent. They are somewhat incognito and look just like normal ear plugs, but they play music. 1. The downfall it has counter balance battery on each side which often works its way out of under collar of shirt. So u constantly have to tuck it back in. 2. if you look at my pics you can see how small the buttons are in comparison to the usb. Trying to find which is which while wearing is complicated. 3. on top of that its hard to tell the difference in the usb plug cover and the buttons. 4. A little light can be seen next to the buttons. 5. I have medium size ears an these are a large. They fit really snug. when u push them in the air doesnt exactly escape. So u feel alot of air pressure in your ears. So be careful with that. 6. cancel so good that if they off and no background noise u cant hear what anyone is saying if they right in front of u talking. Not sure if thats a pro or con. But when they in and music on it sounds descent. 7. Battery life: I work 10 hr shift which averages out to an 8 hr day with, the morning safety brief, two 20 min breaks, a half hr lunch and clean up to leave. I would say half the time the battery lasted the full shift. I turn them on an sync them after the morning safety brief. So if you sync these to your phone before u go into work an you work 10 or longer... chances are they not going to make it the whole day.


I got these for low profile listening at work where plugs are required and buds are not allowed on the floor. So far so good. No one has noticed or said anything. If this is the use case you are looking for, these will probably work. You should know that 1. There is a yoke where the left and right "cords" join. This looks like what it is and would be obvious to anyone looking for shenanigans. 2. The cord is much much longer than any earplug cords ive ever seen. So as long as you can keep that from being seen, bobs your uncle. As to the sound quality, gotta say its really not bad. I have a pair of basic skullcandy buds that sound about the same and cost similar. So the price is about right for the sound quality. The bonus with these is that they retain a Noise Reduction Rating, which basically functions as noise cancellation, just passive and not active. Its pretty good about as good as the work supplied earplugs. Cant really complain for the most part. The build quality does feel about like it should for sub $20 earbuds. That is to say that its not top notch material, and its not gonna be a product sith a life span in years if its used regularly. At the price if i have to buy them 2 or three times a year because im rough on them, then to be able to have something to listen to 12 hrs a day, thats worth the price. This is one of their basic sets, they have higher quality ones with better build for a higher price but they dont really qualify as low profile as much as these do. Comfort, They are really comfortable. I work 12 hrs wearing them and they dont really bother my ears much. They are really soft. Theres a tendency to try to screw them in or twist them when inserting, I reccomend against this, it will drive them in but they tend to work their way back out some when you do it, which reduces the ear protection they offer. I dont want to damage my hearing, i just want music or talk during my otherwise overhelmingly noisy and boring day. They will pull out pretty easy if snagged or tugged on, so keep cord management in mind. Great purchase for the reason i got them. I turn the volume down really low, still hear about as much as i could with regular earplugs in and still have ear protection. Ticks all the boxes.

Alexis Beaudin

I bought these for work so I can listen to music while packing. The look just like the ear plugs we have at work so no one has noticed anything. I believe they are good value for the price. The music isn't the best compared to other earphones, but it does the job and its discrete.


Bought these for motorcycle road trips hoping they would work as earplugs to block wind noise and also work as earbuds so I could listen to music while I’m riding. They did exactly that. Wind noise is greatly reduced and music is clear. They’re comfortable too. If you ride 70mph or more they aren’t much good. Just keep your speed under 70 if you want to hear them. Over 70 they make great earplugs. The Bluetooth connection is good for 50-60 feet and they reconnect as soon as you’re back in range. The best way I found to wear them is to put them around my neck with the retaining clip in front. The retaining clip does not stay on the wires very well so I put a small o ring on it and it holds the wire fine. The wires could be a little longer. If you have an 18” neck you’ll need to just let the wires hang in front. I have played music at 80-100% volume for 7-8 hrs and the battery still has power. I recommend these things. They are a little spendy but so is a good set of Bluetooth ear buds.

Jacob E

Ordered a second pair the next day, ordered this and the sena headphonea adapters for my full face motorcycle helmet. I previously purchased nonoise ear plugs and they worked well with my sena's for music, but my wife and I couldn't hear each other with intercoms, so I ordered the adapter and a set of these, for our purpose this was perfect. I use the ribbed silicone and am very satisfied. Downside is they really block all noise, you cannot hear outside voices as you would with HiFi earplugs, I haven't tried enabling sidetone, which might satisfy this 'need'


So I got these a couple weeks ago and wanted to wait to see how they performed before reviewing.(skip to bottom for quick run down) Let me preface anything I say further with the fact I got these with the intention of wearing them to work in a factory/warehouse setting that requires wearing ear protection in an effort to break up the dullness of work. I listen to audio books exclusively while wearing them for 12 hour shifts 7 days a week. Not one person, regardless of how close they've been to me, had said or indicated they realized what I was wearing. I do tuck the mic and other parts that make it obvious into a hat, but after some easy adjustments I can pause and play or adjust volume by just tapping the button through the hat. Pros: I can verify that it doesn't get a solid 12 hours, but I'd guess it's somewhere in the 9-11 hour range which is still great. Sounds can still be heard even through audio being played but they're not a distraction and I find this to be good as it's safer. I will note I don't have it at max volume so it's possible to drown out all sound. Great range, I'd say around 50 feet it starts cutting in and out, but that's without line of sight for me. Feels durable and charges quickly. Cons: Now this is just my personal thing and should really not influence the average person but I'd prefer it didn't have anything for pause or play or a mic. I'd like to see a discreet version that 100% could be passed off as earplugs for people like me working in factories just wanting to improve work life. The foam on one earplug fell apart but I think it's because I was rolling the foam up to better get into my ear. Luckily they send several pairs. I did order more replacements and would like to see more color variations.

Wayne A Swan

Bought these to wear under my bike helmet and they do a fair job of noise cancellation and the sound is average but they are primarily for noise reduction and for music as a secondary consideration and in this context they do an admirable job. Recommended.


If you're buying these for super great fidelity, you don't understand what you really want here. These are so you can listen to music while you do loud stuff, like riding a motorcycle on the highway. And they work superbly for that. But if you're thinking you'll replace a good quality set of earbuds with these, no. They're a little muddy in the sound quality department. But they do exactly what I want - give me a nice, low-volume music option while protecting my hearing from external noise.

RJ Duarte

Great . Ive used them for quite a while no issues long battery life good sound quality and comfortable. Not giving five stars because the cord is too long and the case is cheap it should have a clip or something and more quality case for the price point but these bad boys have done me well. I ordered replacement comfort tips they are way more comfortable than the foam ones if you plan to use on commercial jobs every day


This is definitely a situation where the whole is greater than the sum of its combined parts. Definitely not Bose quality sound but when you need these, you need these and they do work great for what they are. There are some minor annoyances and imperfections but if your looking at these you probably need them for something specific and I think you will likely be very satisfied. Stated clearly, If you need earplugs with sound this is the ticket... if you just want earbuds or headphones look at earbuds and headphones, not these.


I've owned these for almost a year now and they're still working great. The sound is different from what I hear when using my regular headphones, but not by much and I don't really notice it unless I'm trying to. I've worn these safety ear plugs on three different job sites where I work individually and not as part of a team. On these job sites, headphones were not allowed, but ear protection was. I was never called out for wearing these. Everyone either assumed that they were in fact just noise-cancelling earbuds that didn't play music, or simply may have suspected that they were also headphones but simply didn't care to say anything because I'm such a hard worker and they knew that stirring the pot wouldn't have done any good. I'd say that I work harder when I've got an enjoyable beat to listen to anyway. All-in-all, these things have improved my quality of life for the duration of quite a few hours. I'm very happy with them and they're still going strong and so am I!


Bought these to replace the original plugfones because those broke on me after 4 years. The new model works well but not as well as the old ones. -These ones don't quite match the color of our earplugs at work (3M yellow and blue) the old ones were spot on -It seems like these aren't as loud as the old ones although they are still plenty loud for factory work. I find myself having to turn them down to have a conversation however, I still hear Hilo traffic fine. -These work with the tips from the old style which is good if you have leftover tips. -Noise muffling is on par with normal earplugs even with the music off. -it seems like these ones aren't as sturdy however they haven't broke yet. Will update of these last shorter than 4 years.


Husband loves, not the best quality, but perfect for what he needs

Mofo donnie

I like the price compared to the pro version but the comfort isint as good as the high end version that I previously bought .. I own the 120 $ pair and these but the expensive versions more comfy in the ear but the lil battery thing on the side of the expensive ones is more noticable then the PC basic pro version and at work i dont like that, so I bought these because they dont have that and it is alot more discreet but the battery life is shorter (10 hrs ) and you cant replace the ear plug/buds so ya have to clean the yit outta them but also they feel weirder in my ears. I like these but I feel like they should add the feature where you can replace the ear bud part or I'd give a 5 star for the discreet aspect of these... my boss had no idea they weren't ear buds


I have been using disposable earplugs and wanted to listen to music on my motorcycle. These cancel the engine and wind noise better than my old earplugs. Between songs, it's strangely silent. With music playing, all I hear is the music and it's like I'm floating down the road. Literally no other noise can be heard. I think it's excellent, and I really love these! I think you have to make sure you're using your eyes and being attentive, because you really won't hear anything with them on. **UPDATE** After 3 days, one of the plugs stopped working. I still use it as an earplug and only get music from the one working plug. The one that works it still going after a month of daily use. I got a different motorcycle, an sv1000 with dual yoshi exhaust, it's much louder and these don't block it out but they help. **NOTE** I also learned that it is illegal to be driving with these in your ears in my state. All forms of headphones are illegal while driving. So I've been enjoying the fact that one of the plugs is broken, so that I can still hear what's happening in one ear. It's probably safer, but still just as illegal.


I've been buying this brand for years. They usually last a few months (6-10) Which is much longer than any other brand. I use them daily at work. I work in a machine shop that plays music. Wearing these I can barely hear the music in the shop and have to remove one to hear someone talking. Even when I don't have my music playing these still serve as a great pair of ear plugs. I made the mistake of buying the cheaper ones in purple. Yeah those broke in less than a week and hurt my ears. If your going to buy earbud/plugs definably buy these ones. I've tied several brands and these are absolutely the best value for the money.

Steve Hibbert

If you're thinking of buying, LOOK AT ALL THE PICS! It has a very obvious mic that hangs down right at your mouth. I got these because they are similar to the earplugs provided at work and, were it not for the microphone, they would be perfect.


I work in construction as a Pipefitter/Plumber. I work around Sheetrockers and Sheetmetal workers. It's so loud sometimes it makes me want wish I had an office job...*cringe*...then I remember these little beauties are hanging around my neck just waiting for me to put them to work too. Noise cancelling; check. Music; check. Calls; check. I've had several expensive string-type ear buds that have fallen off and gotten destroyed within days of me buying them...then I found these babies. Thank you Amazon for bringing these into my life!!!


I give this product a 4 star, it would be a five, but due to the fact that the plugphone cannot use the big foam earplugs as well due to the fact that there is a speaker, I would love to see if someone in this world can engineer a "Squish able" speaker to put into a plugfone. I originally bought this because I ride a loud bike and I like to go fast, i have a 2004 suzuki GSXR 600, Yes I'm a gixxer lover, but anyways, I conducted several tests on this product before I came to this review, I based them on: Sound (music), Noise cancelation, and comforbility. The music I think in my opinion was just like any headphone out there, good but not amazing to say if you were to spend the money on something that produces bass. Don't get me wrong, I had my bike doing over 100 MPH, and the music sounded great, best part is, I had it turned up 3/4 way because that's all it needed. I've used headphones in the past and they all slid out of my ears under my helmet while riding so I would loose the music, but plugphone stayed in no matter how hard I rode, and the music was even good with my visor up, lots of wind blowing into my helmet and I still only heard a faint sound of my exhaust and the music. Which brings me to the noise cancelation, for this test I had my music turned off to allow it to be Just a regular ear plug. And to my surprise, it worked better then some of the ear plugs I have, at the 100mph test i was able to hear my surroundings and my exhaust perfectly fine but it wasn't loud enough to wear it would be like not wearing any pertection. Which brings me to the last part, comforbility. Most general headphones would come out, any other fellow riders know what I'm talking about, not only did the plugfone stay in, when I went to remove my helmet (Full faced helmet) I do as I always do even when putting it on, I grab the straps, extend them outward to allow more room for my ears. And to my surprise THEY STAYED IN, I was astonished by that, after having them in for 20 minutes, my ears did start to hurt, but that's due to the fact that I pushed them in as far as I could to get best results. But overall, I would recommend this product to other motorcycle riders, the product is fragile just like any other headphone out there, but the thing is the guys and or gals down at plugfone nailed this . 4/5 stars from this greatful customer.

If you need tunes where you shouldn’t have them (you know who you are) and want the exact look of “ear plugs” with the bonus of having them as well as your tunes....then this is your product. There is plenty of cord length to run down the back of your shirt to conceal that extra length. I only dinged this product by the loss of one star due to having experienced high end Bluetooth earbuds. But honestly for what you are getting it is a nice sound quality. I recommend the Bluetooth adapter which can be plugged into them to work with iPhone whom doesn’t have a headphone jack.

Aloha 1

I bought these for a Christmas gift and my son-in-law used them at work several times and just recently told me the one side stopped any sound coming out of it. Now, I know I only paid $35 for them but honestly, don’t you think they could have lasted a year? I DONT recommend these at all ....a waste of money! I suggest paying $220 on a set that’s made by a Better company!

Bought these headphone because I work construction. The noise at work causes headaches and non stop ringing. Heard about them on Facebook and thought I’d try them out. Wow was I blown away. Great sound and comfortable.

J. Johnson

I work in an extremely noisy environment for much of my week and am a constant wearer of normal yellow ear plugs. These work just as well and give me the added benefit of allowing me to have a bit of music to help cover my tinnitus. An added plus is they don't function as a phone headset so I don't have to try to talk to anyone over the din of motors and fans. I hope they're durable because I'm a believer. The sound quality isn't the greatest but the sound protection is pretty solid.


Sound is good, they don't cancel out the sound as good as a normal ear plug, but they will help cut down on shop noise. My personal experience is to buy a Bluetooth receiver on Amazon for $10 and plug the ear buds into it. They are stealthy and do not have all the extra addons so they look like legit chorded ear plugs.

Mark Carroll

I have E*A*R brand ear plugs like these that are the best. These work (almost) as well for sound suppression, ( like 92%), and they play music! The volume is a bit limited, ( a good thing) but, even when I am grindingon steel, I can hear the music clearly.

Thomas Shields

Exactly what I wanted. Airplanes have a lot of noise and I was getting headaches after my flights. I have nice noise-cancelling headphones, but they don't get rid of the noise (confused? look up how noise-cancelling headphones work). These are nice, lightweight, and fit my ears. Also they aren't expensive so if I lost them no big deal. Sound quality is good for audio books but don't expect theater quality music.

Bought them for concerts and I am not disappointed.

I am able to get up close at concerts. I can still hear the bands while protecting my hearing. They are easy to take in and out.

Paul Nelson

Up until now, I've been using regular earbud type headphones to listen to music while I ride. I figured that they were fine for blocking out a lot of the wind/road noise from riding. After using these Plugfones, I realized how wrong I was. It's almost a night and day difference with these. They block out a LOT of the wind and road noise that the earplugs I've used previously just did not. I've noticed that I don't need to crank up the volume as loud to hear my music now either. They fit really well and are very comfortable. These are my dedicated headphones for riding when I want to listen to music or get GPS through my phone. The only drawback on these is that there is no microphone or inline volume controls. That's not a big deal really, as long as you expect it. Highly recommend these for riders. For the record, my combo is: '16 XSR900 with full exhaust and HJC RPHA 11 Pro helmet


I have been using these for about 6 months maybe one day a week and they are still working great. I recommend the following: A cord clip so the wire clips to the back collar of my undershirt. This is important so there is always some slack so your head can turn without pulling on the wire. This MP3 player is tiny and runs for a 12 hour shift. Sanitizing wipes to clean the ear plugs.

Ezra Lane

THEY ARE THE GREATEST THING EVER! I honestly don't leave home without them. I travel for work and they change everything! Makes a plane ride quiet. Makes snoring disappear when having to room with guys who snore. They make a mundane job/process so much easy to accomplish because you e got a book/music/or even a movie playing loud and clear in your ear! They make chores at home better they have completely changed the task of mowing acres of land! With a little care they will last for years i can say that cause in wearing my original pair of 2.0s still! The battery still last 8 plus hours after hundreds of charges. Pretty much I LOVE PLUGFONES!


When I ordered the plug cones I was skeptical from reading past reviews about the sound quality. When I first tried them out at work I was extremely satisfied with the sound quality. Im a bit of an audiophile when it comes to my music. Best part is they look just like regular ear plugs, so the bosses haven't said anything. I love it. Only thing I have negative to say is that the advertised 10hr battery life is closer to 8. But still a good buy.

Great but need instructions

I have to do yard work which includes a chainsaw. It is much trial and error with these as there are no instructions provided. Once the are figured out they are amazing. To the manufacturer: PLEASE PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS!


I use the plugphones for my Raceceiver at the dirt track. These are very comfortable in my ear and provide me enough hearing protection to hear our race information, and the cars around me which is important. I broke my first pair getting out of the car at my own fault, not the product. I believe the audio could be better but I'm still a repeat customer.

jason ponder

One complaint is the same one I have with all these motorcycle related speakers and phones, ilthey are so high pitched. This one was pretty good, though. I thought it sounded pretty average everywhere, as opposed to mostly high pitch. The plugs themselves are bigger than I would prefer, and can bother me after a while, especially in my shoei rf 1200. All in all, I'd say excellent for the price point!


Updated... I work in cold temps so I bought a Bluetooth device like TaoTronics Bluetooth AUX Adapter. sewed all in a cap and Bluetooth from a Samsung s5 256gb sd card 20000 songs. Phone ebay $50, and the rest @ $20 inexpensive for a great pc, High powered mp3 player you get from this setup. I don't use this as a phone except Wi-Fi app. Great setup. OLD review follows now- I love these. I did have a problem with the connector shorting out. My fault technically because I move around a lot. But cable build quality is not good. Only if they could make a nylon sheath around cable, this would be the product. Good bass and plugs are comfortable.

James Zavala

Work great at isolating noise, excellent customer service.

Sound quality isn't the best for $50 earbud but you know why you want to buy these. I talked to my manager with these on and he just assumed they where standard Earplugs. And That is the whole point of these, Honestly these make my 12 hour shift feel like 10 hours because of all the audio books I listen to. They last for about 10 hours but I also have an External Battery Pack it use to charge these some more over lunch to get me another 1.5 to 2 hours. TAKE GOOD CARE OF THESE, trust me. If you do long shifts or listen to machine noise all day long these are a blessing.

mike hayes

I am writing this review 6 months after initially buying them June 6th 2017: Good sound quality, has great clean bass and low-end. I ride a fairly loud cruiser-style motorcycle. They block sound very well, even without music playing they greatly reduce the wind noise at high speeds. They even stay snug in my ears on the highway, and fit comfortably in my full faced helmet. A couple of weeks ago, the left earbud started to cut out and now does not work at all. HOWEVER-- I was very rough on them. They whipped around in the wind everyday commuting to work on my bike, had cord jerked out of jack by catching it with my arm or dropping phone, were carelessly thrown into pockets and backpacks where they got tangled all the time, and even got washed and dried in the laundry last fall. So you pretty much just get what you pay for, only $25 and they last 6 months to maybe a year of very hard daily use. If you take care of your things better or just want something to listen to on the bus or subway, who knows they could last a while.

james keough

These are extremely comfortable keeps noise of lawnmowers leave blowers even the printing press where I work to a minimum comfortable level. The sound quality for music is exceptional and voice quality is fantastic.


I have used wired Plugphones for years and really like the sound for the compact fit. I use them inside a motorcycle helmet. The plugs reduce the ambient sound so well that I typically play music at the lowest volume. I got these wireless ones for use in the yard. Tested them out and sound is as good as the wired ones. The battery and controls parts that are attached via the cord are noticeable when compared to wires only. I did notice some interference from the electric leaf blower I was using. It is a pretty powerful blower with variable speed. I would think these would work great for any outdoor work. I will experiment with how I locate the cord around my neck to see about minimizing any interference.


These are a decent set of ear plug/phones. Very discreet. Look exactly like safety plugs when tucked in the back of your shirt. The cord is very long to allow for the control module and battery to hind in the back of your shirt. On that note, The control module and battery seem to be noticeable under a t-shirt but if attention isn’t brought to it, it won’t be noticed by others I don’t think. I noticed them in the mirror but I know it’s there. Someone else may see it and wonder what is slightly bulging from your shirt. Under the right shirt it shouldn’t be noticed. Especially a shop shirt or collared shirt. Sound quality: Gas station speakers The gas station sound quality can be expected considering the goal is to look like safety plugs. I wouldn’t complain if the quality improved considering the price point of $50. I could see these being sold for $39.95 I was hesitant on buying these because of the price point and expecting them to sound like a gas station speaker. I was not disappointed. But since my employer implemented no more earphones and mandatory ear plugs, I wanted to be able to make the appearance of compliance and have my music. Getting the idea from other employees made me look and I found these. Right out of the box they have a great battery life! They still allow for some entertainment to help pass the time. Not too loud to the point of distraction. The highs can be very shrill but nothing that turning the volume down won’t fix. If the sound quality was better I’d give it a 5 stars and be really happy paying $50. I’ll still use them because they get the job done. The boss and suck up hall monitor employees don’t realize they are Bluetooth. For that reason I am pleased. I would still recommend them to others. Just wish the price was lower and the sound quality could be better if at all possible. Update: had these for a couple weeks now and they are still doing great! After playing around with the positioning of the buds I was able to get better sound quality from them. It helps to put them in a little deeper. But not too deep! Still could use a little more bass but giving the nature of the product they sound very nice. They look exactly like safety plugs and raise no awareness from the boss man or what I like to call “hall monitors”. Keep the volume at a level where you can still hear your surroundings. Pause the track with your smart watch if applicable. I still recommend these.

PB & J Price

It is a much better build than the liberator. The mic is built into the controls which was a major problem with the liberator because it stuck out like a sore thumb for people trying to hide that they are using headphones (also the mic is the first place for the Liberators to fail). Unfortunately the sound quality of these are not as good. The bass is lacking but for people who work in noisy environments, this is really the only choice except for bone conduction headphones which sound even worst than these. They are decent and worth the $50 price. The Liberators are too fragile for the $99, these are much more hearty.

Nina T

We buy these for my husband, who listens to audiobooks a lot. He loves them! I think this order is his 5th & 6th sets of these headphones.


I was looking foe a stealth bluetooth for mah 10 - 12 job & these work as advertised. Despite the not so great review & that price... I bought these anyway. They work & sound rly good considering their size & the size of the hole the sound goes thru. The signal strength is also good. The foam tips tear rly easy but i just snugged them off carefully & placed the silicone 1s on instead which work & feel better The battey dont quite last that 12 hours i was hoping for but they do last 10 which is still great & better than wut i had b4. These rly are stealthy. i wear wrangler collared shirts everyday so tucking in the 2 black hardware encasements on the string aint no problem. The lights would b a giveaway but i simply put a paper label over it & used a black sharpie to make it dissappear. One cud use a tiny piece of black tape if they wanted to cover the litl blu lite. Ive had my leads & supervisors not say a word to me about these. They hav no clue whatsoever. They just assume its regular earplugs & they technically are... "Wink wink" In all it was worth the price to me for these things. Ive had no problem wutsoever. Wud hav given 5 stars were it not for the battery charge life & that price.... Yea... Its high... But again, worth it!


battery lasts 12 hrs

Product looks exactly like the photo. I would give it 5 stars, if not for the battery life. The battery only lasts about 8 hours. I work a 12 hour shift and can't charge them. So they don't fully fulfill their purpose since I can use them for part of my shift.

Aimee Ray

I'm on my second pair, they are not meant to last forever folks... I'm a welder, so the fact they even manage to last a week is great! Like I said I'm on my 2nd pair in 6 months. And that's working 10-12 hour shifts 6-7 days a week....I do clean them with alcohol every night just to try and keep them clean. So I'm ok with the price the quality is good plus just to be able to sneak music in is worth it to me.

Dan Coe

These are the best thing I’ve ever owned! I won a pair of liberate 2.0 and I have used them so much already! Great product and sound great!


I'm not too much of an audiophile, so I don't care that my audio is not perfect, but it is perfect for me. I have yet to get caught using these at my assembly job where ear protection is required and music is banned. These are also excellent at noise cancelling. You will want to adjust the accessibility settings on your phone to move the audio to one side of the earbuds because at a certain volume, you can NOT hear anything whatsoever! I pair these with a bluetooth receiver hidden in my shirt. We are allowed to have bags with us, so I keep my phone in my purse and no one is the wiser. I've actually been told to put them back in as I took them out to talk to someone! The wire is indeed pretty long, but nothing you can't coil up and tape. Highly recommended!

Aaron Taylor

Since being introduced to Plugfones, I always have them with me. Weather I’m riding motorcycles, mowing the lawn, working in loud environments or just listening to tunes. I’m impressed by the sound quality and amount of outside noise that it cuts out. They’re extremely comfortable and are must have when packing for long bike trips, car rides, or airplane flights. I would highly recommend Plugfones!

Super User

I use this at work, during those long and lonely shifts at the warehouse. We are not required to wear earplugs but are forbidden from carrying a phone. I run the cord inside my shirt and a small hole in my pocket allows me to completely hide the fact that these are actually headphones. I have a sandisk mp3 player loaded with audiobooks and these work great. I have had them for over a month and not a single issue. I see some feedback saying they break or one ear goes out over a short period of time, but this hasn't been a problem for me. Perhaps because I am not constantly checking my player or removing the cord from the player on a regular basis. I am very satisfied with these and will repurchase when they do break. Worth every penny!


Bought these for work because i wanted hearing protection and music. I work in a gramite shop so there is alot of pnuematic air tool, saw, and cnc routing noise around and these provided protection from those noises and also would allow me to hear my music at near the lowest volume on the plugphones. Battery life was good as i work 10hr shifts. Most of the time i could get done with a shift without needing them charged but during the colder months it at times would not last even 10hrs. This might be due more to me leaving them in my truck to charge at night where it was colder, im not sure. They lasted pretty much a full year before the silicone band wore a hole from the clip that holds the wires together and now one side has no music so that was disappointing but overall theyre good at what they were made for

As plain-old earbuds, these rock. Having started to develop tinnitus, I've started being extremely cautious with my hearing and these allow me to listen to my music and hear the sound very clearly at even the absolute lowest volume. They do a really good job at blocking out mild to moderate noise; however, I hate to say that these did not meet my expectations for louder noises. My work involves me riding around on an old mower for hours on end. I suspect there's something wrong with the muffler, because it is incredibly loud. Before purchasing this product, I would simultaneously wear both foam earplugs (rated at 30 NRR) and an old pair of earmuffs (current NRR unknown) to reduce the noise to a comfortable level. I expected the foam plugfones (rated here at 29 NRR) to perform comparably underneath my earmuffs, but they did not block out nearly as much noise as I expected them to. Fortunately, they still work really well at taking the edge off of some of the quieter, but still obnoxious tools, such as the hammer drill, vacuum, or orbital sander. Furthermore, as I previously stated, they're still a really great pair of earbuds in quiet environments where ambient noise might block out some music at extremely low volumes. My only measurable complaint with this product is that the jack is "loose" in my music player. It's not physically noticeable, but I'll be listening to my music and all of a sudden I'll only have sound in one ear. Giving the jack a twist or a bit of a wiggle alleviates the issue and so far I've only noticed it happening once every listening session (usually between 3-6 hours). I have no regrets with this purchase, but if I were to make it again, I would probably see if I could have better luck with a different, similarly-priced product.


I bought these in May 2016. I've used them under a motorcycle helmet and they worked well, though they got pulled out of my ears when taking off the helmet. I wear them while mowing or edging the lawn, though again, sometimes they get caught and ripped out of my ears. I keep them wrapped up in my purse with no bag and pretty often the buds come off the wire. I've also used them underneath ear-muffs while wood working. I've found that "bed phones" work far better for this because they're flat and bluetooth. Now, one of the ears has stopped transmitting sound unless I hold the wire in a very specific way. I was just going to switch to regular headphones because I use bedphones for most everything now (and they're bluetooth). But when I remembered that I use them for lawn work, there's not really another option. I'll search for a bluetooth version of these in the spring.

Andre T.

I was sceptic of these headphones when I first purchased them. After using them all day for a few days I feel that it is an okay time to write a review. The headphones work as intended. It is a noise cancelation ear bud combo. Most people looking at these probably work somewhere hearing protection is required/recommended and music isn't. This set of ear phones works for that. They are incognito and look just like normal ear plugs, but they play music. I have walked around the floor with these non stop and nobody batted an eye. So as far as that goes A+. The noise cancelation is more than adequate. I have machines running close to 100 db. I need to hear when it stops but also don't want my ear drums to explode. They get an A for that as well. Won't completely isolate noise but do good. When music is playing at around half way almost all noise is gone. For this reason I usually keep them pretty low, in case someone needs to get my attention or I need to tend to the machine. If I turn the volume all the way up on them I probably wouldn't be able to hear a jackhammer 3 feet from me. With that being said you aren't going to have beats quality as far as the sound. They are equivalent to a 20$ pair of headphones. Not too bad but nothing great, but I wasn't looking for supreme sound when I bought them, I was looking for something that cut down the noise and allowed me to listen to music inconspicuously. If this describes your situation you are in luck. Also I have purchased multiple corded headphones from the same company. I liked the concept and was on my way to write a review about wishing there was a bluetooth option when I found this. Trust me, it is worth the extra 25 dollars to upgrade to these. Final pro to this set of ear buds, they have a counterweight on the other end. I wasn't sure what it was for initially but after wearing them a bit I realized what it was. I have used bluetooth head phones before and the biggest issue is that the mic/charging portion always weighs down the other end. The counterweight prevents this and a great thought on the manufacturer's end. A If these last 3 months they are worth it in my eyes. Anything more is a win.

Larry K

Deadens road/wind noise well for use under a motorcycle helmet but as with normal ear plugs, I can still hear what is going on around me. Great for not getting as tired from constant noise for longer trips and presumably for air travel as well. A tip to keeping the silicone plugs clean is to periodically sort of rolling the plug between your fingers while moving your pinch up the plug in effect squeezing any built up wax out of the plug and ideally, keeping it from being pushed further and further into the tiny tube that runs the sound from the diaphragm through the plug.

Tony Aguilar

I want to thank Plugfones for the great customer service i received. Krista was quick to return my email and got me fixed fast. I use mine all the time mowing, shooting and riding my motorcycle.

The Beene's

These things are awesome. The running joke in the shop is, don't tell anyone about them so no one finds out they aren't, "ear plugs." Pro's Discreet, we have these blue/yellow ear plugs at work. And it's pretty noisy usually. They are instantly disregarded as normal earplugs. They reduce outside noise level Con's The foam plugs that come with them are a bit too big and get dirty easy The sound is "ok" The cord is a bit short for having to run the wire all the way to my phone in my pocket. If I turn too far with my neck they usually pull out of my ear. Go ahead and get silicone replacement plugs. It's just a matter of time before the foam ones get dirty.

Stephen Lapage

Ok Ive had my pair for almost a year (You purchased this item on April 20, 2018.), still work no damage and Im not gentle with them, I work with heat and welding metal all day long. My only disapproval is is the battery life which states 12, at first it did last up to 15 but over the past years its continuously dropped to around a little less then 8. Also there is this weird noise thats like a cd skipping that happens randomly the only way to clear it is to turn them off and turn them back on and reconnect, on one occasion it wouldnt shut off I have to plug it in to get it to reset but tricking it my charging it for 5 second then start then back up, thats happened once so far. I still have the original ear plugs it came with they have seen better days but over all I use then everyday up to 8 hrs a day and 5 days a week. I cant complain cause they have worked well for me. I keep seeing reviews about they break after a month or even a week, what the hell are you people doing with them? Using them as a rope to swing across caverns. My single complaint is the battery life, and being that its been almost a year Im sure its no longer covered under any warranty


Long story short: These last maybe 10 hours full charge but are comfortable and do block sound.... Somewhat. I use power tools and loud, whining electric tools all day for 10-12 hour shifts. I'd say i'd like to listen to different white noise, mostly what I call, music. But i didn't want to purchase portable speakers and add to that noise and I didn't want normal earbuds because they wouldn't block the noise and I would have louder noise directly in my ears. I also wanted wireless earbuds so the chords don't get caught in my tools. This product works well. The noise reduction is good enough for power tools and maybe loud traffic, but the NRR of 26 dB for the silicon plug adapters seem off. That rating should be the noise reduction adequate enough to take to a loud concert. I would not take the silicon or foam adapters to a concert. They block noise, but not that well. The Bluetooth works maybe 20-25 ft away from your device, but I don't expect these to work like a radio station or anything. The sound is above quality of your normal earbuds/headphones so it does justify the $100 price tag. All in all, i felt confident with my purchase and would do so again.


These are nice. They're not made any better than a normal pair of headphones. Where I work these are no issue. Not very discreet, they have a black Mic Box (dumb). The foam tips didnt work at all. You really gotta work them in, might hurt a little but it's worth it.

I bought these to wear at work. They work really well and sound great, but they are not built well. Pros: They look exactly like the ear protection that my job requires, but they are earbuds so I can listen to videos and podcasts to make my workday less boring. They are comfortable, so wearing them for the whole day is not a problem. They sound surprisingly good. They come with a handy plastic carrying case for storage. Cons: There is really only one - they are not built well. For a product that is intended for a work environment they are very fragile. This pair only lasted me 16 days at work. I don't beat on them, and the cord is run under my shirt so it does not hang or catch on things. But the cord does bend where it connects to the plug. After 14 days I had to add tape to get a signal in both channels, and a couple days later they did not work at all. Overall: Being able to listen to earbuds while I work is worth the expense to me. Except for the durability issue I really like these, and I have ordered 2 more pairs of the cheaper model because it has a 90° angle at the plug, plus I will add tape at the beginning so there won't be a flexing issue.


I love them! The larger pieces are easily hidden below the collar and go completely undetected... Definitely helps the day go by listening to music and eliminates all the loud machines.. The bonus was when I could hold whole conversations on the phone while working and they could actually hear me regardless of my surroundings! The only things is wish were better was the battery needs a longer life and instead of 1 clip 2 would be better and a better quality clip. Otherwise I'm impressed!


For what they are intended (to be discrete) these work very well. They aren't very good as ear plugs, as they reduce noise minimally. I work in a very loud factory, and when I'm making rounds near the loud equipment, I opt for regular plugs which reduce the sounds about 5x better than these do. Also, as ear buds, they leave a lot to be desired in the sound quality department. But who cares? These are made to be discrete and hide the fact that you're listening to tunes or podcasts at work. I combine these with a small bluetooth receiver and hide it all in my helmet and they work great without giving away that I'm listening to music while doing mindless work.

Jerrett Porter

I've been using plugfones for years now. Every time they come out with a new one the quality is always so much better and so innovative. The sound is amazing battery life is amazing these are the best headphones ever I use them for 12 hours every night making cheese in the factory I work. I just want to thank plugfones for an amazing product that makes my night go by quick. I recommend plugfones to anyone that I possibly can. Thanks again for such a great product.

Jeff Allen

Exactly what I was looking for


I'm not allowed to wear buds that stream music. As the buds visibly blink advertising that they are connected I was told to remove them. No use to me if I can't use them at work. Take away the flashing light and I'd buy them again

I originally wrote a review that was not favorable on these. After I got over being mad at the manufacturer about them originally being ruined by sweat and not replacing them I tried many other types of noise-canceling earbuds. These really are the best you can get. They lasted six months of hard use, grease, dirt, being yanked out of my ears when they get snagged on something and completely soaked with sweat daily. I drive heavy equipment and really enjoy listening to contemporary yodeling with falsetto. To appreciate the beauty and talent associated with that it's imperative to hear it clearly. Nothing gets me as close as listening in the bathtub as these bad boys. I can drive the tractor and close my eyes and see myself in a meadow beneath the mountain where the notes are eccowing throughout the mountainside, harmonizing with the blades of grass as they move through the breeze. You can almost taste the pollen in the air from the crisp pine tree bleeding sap from the cracks in the bark from new growth in the spring after a hard snow. If you want that kind of satisfaction from earbuds buy two because in six months when you wear them out from daily use you wont want to miss a day of satisfaction. If I could rate this six stars I would.

The One

Love these! They are durable and looks just like my earplugs in my factory. The major thing is the sound quality isn't to bad, music sounds great through them and they cancel noise out from your environment! I keep it on low so I can enjoy music and still listen to my team members.

Genesis Roman

These headphones come with two sets of headsets so you are never without your entertainment even in the longest of work days. The charging case is top notch and it brings a sleek carrying case to house the charging case and extra headsets. I also appreciated the extra ear bud tips. The quality of the sound isn’t great. It is lacking Bass. I think it is good value for what you pay, but audiophiles need to stay away.

Bradley M.

I border on being an "audiophile" so you would never catch me with a $20 pair of ear buds in my ears under normal conditions. Not all conditions are normal, though. I spend a lot of time in places where hearing protection is required and ear buds are frowned upon. Enter Plugfones. The sound quality of this corded product is garbage compared to my usual wireless ear buds. It's a day and night difference, like listening to AM radio versus FM. Some music is so devoid of feeling that I avoid it completely when using these. That's alright with me, though. I'll still rate it five stars because: 1) Having low cost, low quality sound is better than having no sound and 2) This product pulls off the appearance of standard hearing protection PERFECTLY. No one has questioned what I'm wearing. Not even the safety guy at one location who is notorious for stopping and lecturing people over the smallest perceived policy violation. If this product didn't pull off the appearance so well, then I'd have rated them a 1 star on sound quality. Even with the best sound quality in the world, though, they would have been utterly worthless to me if they couldn't pull off the appearance which is required. So, I've swallowed my audiophile pride and rated them solid 5 stars across the board. I'm thankful that this product exists and doesn't draw any unwanted attention. That warrants the high marks.

Jeff Williams

I have owned about 3 pair of plug phones....I work in high noise environments on top of welding in these environments. I would recommend these to everyone. The battery life on pervious one would last around 6 hrs, these however last the 12 hrs like advertised. Hearing protection side is good. Most normal earplugs are rated for 32 to 36 db the plug phones I use are rated for 26db and they work great. Very good product for the price

Ridley S

This is my second pair! I lost the first pair. I love these the noise reduction is is outstanding! Sound quality is great. Best part no one knows I’m wearing headphones! Battery lasts up to 10 hours!


Exactly what I was looking for. Looks exactly like the normal ear plugs. No one knows the difference. Sound quality isn’t the greatest for music (as expected), but perfect for listening to podcast for 8hrs at work. Also they do work very well at cancelling outside noise like a normal earplug, which makes you able to hear them much better without cranking them up. I would agree they do seem a little fragile and likely built to not last forever. At this price I figured I’d try them anyways. I am very careful and protective of them so we will see how long they last. So far great still at the two-week mark. I’m very happy with these so far.

They work perfectly for what I wanted them for. They look exactly like earplugs, and the cord is long enough that you can tuck it into your shirt hiding the controls. Battery life is great... it'll last a 10 hour shift of listening. 3 of my coworkers have ordered a pair after seeing these.


These plugfones have made work musically better! I honestly never thought I would run into something like this but randomly after days of searching, I found these. I work 10hr shifts and have the plugfones linked to my galaxy watch which has my music on it since I cant have my phone with me at work. I have yet to have the battery die during a shift although my watch barely makes it or dies right before shift end. I comment them while my watch is in airplane mode which helps the watch stay longer but I haven't had a battery issue with the headset yet. Sound quality is acceptable. It's not Bose...maybe slightly better than a walmart cheap pair of headphones is music. They really do look like earplugs. That's the awesome part. I tuck the cord into my shirt so all that can be seen is a blue cord and yellow earplugs, no control or counterweight. I have had a constant issue with the plugfones seeming to get an intermittently poor connection for a second randomly. It happens about 6-8 times in a 10hr shift so I cant complain that much about it. The song will skip or slow down for a moment and then it's back to normal. This is probably the only issue I've had and I knew it was possible since others have mentioned it in reviews. Overall I would say that I'm incredibly happy that someone actually invented these. Do I think they should be sold at $50? Well..there isnt really anyone else selling them so more power to them. Are they worth that? Honestly, not really but they conceal the fact that I have music and they work pretty well as a whole. I paid $50 because music while I work is worth that much to me.


Works perfectly! Fast shipping


My husband told me he wanted me to get these so he could use them at work and not have to use earplugs at work and be able to listen to music. And he says they work great he says that it looks like he has regular ear plugs but in reality he's actually listening to music haha. He is trying to convince me to get him a second pair so he has a spare for if he breaks this one.


Absolutely brilliant. I use them while motorcycling and they easily stay in place while putting helmet on/off. It fits and seals as well as a foam type earplug but easier to get into position as it's sturdy enough to push into position. Surprisingly good bass response as well.


They work, but are a little too fat to fit comfortably in my small ear canals. I wear the small size tips on other earbuds. If you wear medium or large you'll be fine.

Works great

John Willis

I bought a pair of these back in 2016 or 2017 and loved them. I drive a forklift in a factory and the little paper that comes with them rate them for 26 Decibels. OSHA fined my company for a noise violation in 2018 and we were required to build sound proof (resistant) walls around certain machinary to knock the noise pollution down and we were required to were earbuds AND ear muffs as well until the walls were produced. I only ever wore these headphones and I couldn't ear much of anything. They for sure work well. The audio quality that comes through is clear and great quality. As far as the durability goes, I get them caught on the forklift straps and controls fairly often and get them ripped out of my ears and I just ordered a second pair of these a few days ago. They last for ever. Mine finally gave out after a little over 3 years right around where you plug it into the phone jack. More than likely where I sit on that portion of the wire and rub it constantly where im getting on and off the truck during 12 hour shifts. I 100% recommend these for anyone who wants a set of noise cancelling headphones. No need to buy $300 head phones to cancel out noise when these work amazing.

Rick Wilson

Haven't had the chance to use them in the work environment yet. But I have tested them at home. There not good enough sound quality for music. But they are great for audio books. They fit nicely. You just gotta be careful with pulling them out.Seeing that they kinda fold. Sound does leak out if turned up to loud. But I'm sure if there's a lot of noise around that won't be a problem. Unless someone is ear to ear. I like them and can't wait to use them on the working area. Because you know standing there checking parts for faults is boring.


I got these for air travel and they really worked! Didn’t completely block the noise from the engines but came close. I highly recommend these for traveling on planes.


They definitely sound better then their corded model. Battery lasts forever too which is awesome. Only problem I had with mine was one of the buds came apart when I first got it. I pushed it back together cause I didn't want to go through that hassle of returning it and so far so good it's held up fine. Honestly with safety oriented jobs sites these things have changed my life. God forbid safety sees you wearing headphones but they absolutely love it when you have hearing protection in!

Steve L

I had my doubts at first. Generic yellow foam plugs with a speaker inside, others just didn't work but let's try again. Well following instructions, these plugs slip pretty far into your ear canal ( make sure the volume is turned down ) , but still comfortable. Surprisingly these work very well, at speeds significantly above the posted max the sound is a bit attenuated, but keep it sane ( and these do help if you want to hear your song you'll slow down to improve the sound quality lol ) and you can even speak on the phone and be understood! Pros =wind noise reduced, very good sound quality, long battery life, comfortable "collar". IT REALLY WORKS! Cons = Your ear canal does take time to get used to the pressure inside. The foam is difficult to clean. The foam and silicone are said to be interchangeable, but the foam tears when you try to remove it from the speaker. Just to be sure you understand, the PRO far outweighs the CON and urge you to be patient and your bike life will be changed forever!

Tony White
David Klatt

Very convincing as ear plugs where ear buds aren't allowed. I wish the cord was about 6 inches longer but it works.

Eric Tucker

I always preferred Plugfones to other brands. However, I tried a competitor's completely wire free earbuds and didn't like them at all. Plugfones seem to have the best fit. And I think the sound quality is really good for the price.


Absolutely worth the money. I work in a repair shop that is a very hard place for earbuds to be in. These have held up wonderfully for the 9 months I've had them. Great battery life make it through a full shift on a charge and then some. I will definitely buy again when. These finally stop working.

Danelle Jones

These work well and are amazingly durable. I’ve put them through incredible abuse including being run over and leaving them outside in Oregon weather and they still work.

Dudes and Dudettes let me tell ya something. If you want some eat phone plugs that work great and sound phenomenal then these are just that. I love em. I have an Indian motorcycle with Loud pipes and don't even have to turn them all the way up. I prefer to listen quietly so I can hear road noise as well and these will either drown road noise out or allow you too hear it if you want. Works great with a half helmet too. Do yourself a favor and get these first. I didn't but if these need up somehow I'll be getting another set. Thanks for making an awesome product that doesn't skip and glitch and sounds great.

Dre II

Are these good headphones? Yes. But I believe they're not completely worth the price. Pretty sure I spent $100 at the time. Sound quality is actually pretty good. Sometimes it appears to be bad but you have to perfectly get it in your ear to get the full range of sound. Constant notification about low battery is annoying. I don't know why that's common. Unnecessary Battery life fell over the course of me owning these which was only 2.25 years. I work a 10 hour shift. At first it would easily have enough power but after a while it would last only about 7 hours before low battery. Finally, it died only 2.25 years after purchase. That's not a long enough life. What I mean by it died is both sound channels stopped working. The headset will "turn on" indicated by the light. But no sound can be heard. The left and first and the right went out 2 weeks later. Shame, think I'll get the plug in ones this time.

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Dillion Helton

The product is great for what I use it for as I work in construction but I have some slight connections problems with the bluetooth and have had several charging issues with them no longer charging and also the batteries not lasting more than a couple hours although they indicate that they were charged 100%

Chris Mitchell

Took a pair of these on a weekend trip with several other bikes and was very impressed with the decrease in wind and noise from other bikes. Was also very impressed with the overall sound quality, has good mix of lows and highs. Would definitely recommend if you ride a bike.


So i read some of the review's befor buying, some people seem to think that they are buying something with the quality of 200 dollar ear buds and compare them to that price point? Are they beats? No. Do they block out sound? Yes! Do they sound like normal earbuds you can pick up for 20 bucks? Yep! Do they work good on the job in a loud environment? Yes! Do they look and feel like ear pulgs?( for those that are trying to hide the fact that your at work with ear buds in) yep! Are they worth the like 19 dollars? Defiantly! Pros: Work good Sound good Look like normal ear plugs Cheap Cons: Arnt Bluetooth - but thats an easy fix with a small Bluetooth receiver.

Caleb Turner

Working on a factory line as a Engineer sometimes I can be alone for hours examining and fixing things. These let me listen to Audiobooks and I am able to apply to our companys guidlines for hearing protection. The noise cancelation is amazing and I feel like its a normal set of ear plugs when i have them paused or off. I can go all day without having to charge and they charge up really quick.


Simply amazing! I use these at work in a call center environment to do customer chats/e-mail style work.This blocks out the noise of people talking in the room completely. I cannot hear the person next to me talking if I have these in and my music on medium-low volume. This has been an absolute life saver in terms of helping me stay focused. For the people who have a defective ear bud - I was ready to blow up today thinking I also had the issue. I only had the faintest sound out of the right side if I cranked the volume up to max. It turns out the little cavity inside the foam gets bits of the foam and wax inside. I made an improvised cleaning tool with a post-it note folded around in a pointed shape. I pushed this in the plastic opening and gave it a few gentle twists. Bingo. Volume back to normal. I'm willing to bet a lot of the sudden ear bud death issues are due to this where the bud isn't actually dead. The plastic hole is so tiny that it is easily blocked if not cleaned.


These ear plug / ear buds worked great, the safety people thought they were just reusable ear plugs in a place earbuds were forbidden. Well worth the money and they lasted me 5 months until one side started to die. If your just buying cheap earbuds don’t do it but if your getting around safety protocol and trying to stay sane at work they are well worth the money however long they last.

I wore these for the first time on my first long-distance motorcycle ride from St Louis to Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Normally I am deaf after riding for a couple hours but I was perfectly fine after 8 hours on the motorcycle. The sound quality was great and they lasted the whole 8 hours. I definitely recommend them

Ana o.

Los compre para usar con ruido marron para poder dormir, tengo unos vecinos insoportables que ponen música a todo volumen esto me esta ayudando mucho




Had these earbuds for 3 months now and they still work fantastically with no problems. I use them 5 days a week on 8 hours shifts working around machinery. Sound quality is good for the price where there is actually pretty good bass. I've been using the foam tips and they work just as good as the ones my work supplies (I would say even better since it is easier to put the earbuds in correctly). They are also comfortable and I haven't been bothered by them even after long usage (~8 hours). I have not used the silicone tips so I cannot speak on the comfort/effectiveness of those. Replacement tips are also cheap to buy. Only $4.99 + shipping from the Plugfones website for 5 pairs (10 tips). Also very easy to replace the tips. These earbuds also look like actual work earplugs. So if you work in an environment that does not allow for these type of earbuds, no one will notice the difference. Overall very satisfied with my purchase due to how long it has lasted so far and the great sound quality and noise cancellation for the price you pay.

Brandon Lape

Great sound quality and superb hearing protection. Its just like having earplugs in, and then you can have music or podcasts on while you work.


Amazing expensive ear plugs

The rolls Royce of ear plugs. It comes with 2 sets of ear plugs, one for full protection with interchangeable comfortable plugs and one that filters out partial noise for concerts. Brilliant! Everything is as shown on box, no need to cut down more trees for a piece of paper with instructions. It's not hard to figure out the strap is for attaching to the plugs so you don't lose them. And a little pouch to keep everything in.


I use these for work everyday and they go through a lot of abuse and have held up fine. The only thing about them that is a draw back for music is they have 0 bass. I guess that’s the trade off for such a small speaker. Still sounds pretty good just no bass. I listen to podcasts all day at work so it isn’t a big deal. Battery life is around 10-15 hours depending on how loud and how often I pause. The pause button or Bluetooth connecting or something has gone funky on me. I have to hit the button 3 times on the unit or twice on my phone to get it to play after pausing. Not a deal breaker just annoying, didn’t start out this way. Would still 10/10 recommend to anyone interested!!

Adam Perez

They fit perfectly and very convenient but it stopped working.


Used these for 5 years at work. I’m a welder and used these for podcast. They block out loud noises in the shop while still allowing you to hear people talking to you. Love them but the only bad thing is they consistently seem to only last around 3/4 months. One side will stop working then the other eventually stops. So you’re replacing them a few times a year. I would love to try the Bluetooth version but I’m worried about them not lasting long as well.


These are loud and clear. Look just like the ear plugs at work so i can run the cord down the back of my shirt and nobody knows the difference. The cord is really long though so i had to tuck it in my jeans so nobody can see it. Haha


Much better audio than the previous version (more bass), though the rubber plugs feel like they block less noise now. Still, they're a huge improvement over the last disposable versions. UPDATE: 8/15/2015 One star off because the rubber plugs are useless with this version, even though I would prefer their ease of use for don/doff. The Rubber plugs are not very good for riding. At least for me, above 40mph, the windnoise is so loud, it's uncomfortable. I switched to the foam ones and it's much better! The foam ones are more of a pain to put in, but they work much better. If I had to guess I'd say that the rubber plugs are 15dB and the Foam ones are actually 25dB. Audio is still much better than the last version. If you want to use the rubber ones, you may have to insulate the speaker housing by wrapping it with some double sided tape and shrink tubing, or maybe even some rubber handle dip. Too much surface is exposed and it carries the noise right through the rubber plug's barrier.

I plug these into a Cardo helmet com system instead of the crappy sounding, too quiet helmet speakers, that you can't hear at all if you wear traditional earplugs. These are probably 80 percent as good as foam earplugs and cutting noise, and music/spoken word comes through loud and clear. They stay in place, and being nothing protrudes from your ear but the wire, donning/doffing your helmet doesn't yank them out or cause pain as I found with many other earbuds. However, I've found they're good for about a year. possibly all the helmet on/off stresses the wire, since that's where it seems to break. One bud will start cutting in and out unless the wire is positioned just so. I ride 15-20k a year, and the most recent pair just started having this issue, almost a year on the dot. I had a similar experience with the Liberate Bluetooth version, but those are a lot more expensive to replace. $25 once a year isn't the end of the world, but I'd happily pay a little more for an upgraded/tougher cord.

David M.
David M.

Left us a 5 star review

David M.

I was concerned that my very tight helmet would rip these out when I put it on. No worries. They stay in, they do a good job of playing music while I ride. I don't need to crank the volume up while riding. What I can comfortably hear while standing still works fine while moving on the bike. The helmet actually smashes them more into your ears, so they become slightly louder when worn under your helmet.