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Good for motorcycle riding and fits snug in helmet. Will pull off time to time when turning your head and sound quality is decent. Doesn't have a bass driver but music is clear in the treble. Cut a lot of wind noise to safe levels and if music is high enough you cant hear much. Wires will hurt overtime of you don't give enough slack under the helmet other than that it's awesome. I accidentally washed then and dried then and they still worked great!
I needed ear protection for mowing the lawn and these sound protecting ear buds are perfect, even for my small ear canals. Soft material is easy to push in and remove. Easy to clean if needed. I recommend these for hearing protection and provide acceptable speaker performance as well.
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.
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.
Have had these for about 2 years since my job has been cracking down on listening to music or podcast while at work. They have decent audio and are well made. The only 2 criticisms I have are that the little black bulge that acts as the microphone is to bulky. Wish it were more incognito, also the wire that is directly connected to the jack is very sensitive. I solved this by wrapping it up with a few stops of duct tape about 1 inch long to make it sturdier so it won break like my intial pair
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 enjoy going to concerts and music festivals once in a while. The first time I went to a festival in Germany, I brought my army issued ear protection just in case. I’m glad I did. Every performance is different at a festival. Some bands have things set up all crazy where you’re in a cramped space with giant bass speakers that drown out the entire song and ruin the experience. Not only does it sound bad but it hurts the ears too. This was a band I really enjoyed on Spotify but hearing them live I thought I’d get hearing damage, even with basic cheapo ear protection. I got Plugfones because I’m getting back into live music now that restrictions are going away. Plugfones are actual earplug earphones, which is what you want when it comes to hearing protection. OSHA compliance and an NRR 22 safety rating give me the confidence that my hearing will be safe in those cramped venues where even if you’re in the back your hearing isn’t safe. And if there’s ever a band I’m crazy about playing and it’s all bass drowning out the melody, now I can sync up that same song on Bluetooth and enjoy watching the band upfront and live.
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!
These work well to listen to audiobooks and music with normal volume levels while commuting on motorcycle using a full helmet. They block out the wind noise and I can listen at about the same levels as when I'm just walking with these in. The audio quality is not great not terrible. It's about what you would expect from headphones at this price. I've had them for about 2 months of commuting 3-5 days a week. They fit well and I don't have any trouble with them coming out while putting on a snug properly fitted full helmet. They haven't broken yet.
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
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.
Supervisor has no idea I'm listening to music, sound quality is great
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. ?
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.
I use Plugfones for motorcycling and have for at least 5 years. After going through about a set a year of the original Plugfones I finally burned through my supply. I loved the sound quality and fitment on those, but the cords would always pull out from the driver or lose insulation at the Y making at least one not work (and I think causing random button presses on my Packtalk as well). Of course this would always happen in the middle of a long trip, but they were so good it didn't matter. The silicone tips on those were great, and though the driver was a bit big it never interfered with anything. It appears the old version may now be called the "guardian" model and have an increased price. Considering the wind noise and other distractions on a motorcycle I figured sound quality was not as important so I picked up this set this time. As soon as I put them in I could tell there was almost no low-end and very little low-mids. There was a ton of digital noise / high pitched static. It is fairly easy to see that the drivers in these are significantly smaller than the older / other model. Still, I figured it would be OK on the motorcycle at speed. I was wrong. They are OK for communication, but the sound is so tinny that to hear it appropriately sometimes you need to turn it up to the point that it is shrill and painful. They suffice, but not very well in the SQ department. As far as fitment - after just ~5 rides in them they now can cause some irritation and itching in my ear. I'll try to clean them more regularly to see if that helps but that is a ton more maintenance and it does not appear as easy to clean this model since you can't remove the tip. I like that with the smaller driver and higher flexibility there is almost no way for them to interfere with my helmet, but after those ~5 rides I'm finding it is quite hard to get them to insert properly (yes, even when I pull my earlobe down and do a proper insert). Part of this seems to be that there's just not really anything good to push on to get them to seat since the whole unit is so flexible. Overall these are passable and certainly better than helmet speakers sitting outside of earplugs (other than the difficulty getting my helmet on - which applies to all plugfones), but I wish I'd spent extra to get the better version. I see that version has yellow tips now, so I hope they haven't changed from the silicone I knew and loved to a foam similar to this set. All things considered I think a few cents of production upgrades could improve this product significantly, but I wonder if it has been corporatized and / or manufacturing shipped overseas to the lowest bidder. I hope quality improves a bit next time I need to buy.
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.
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 used these under my helmet during a recent cross-country motorcycle trip, and I am very pleased. They do muffle a fair amount of noise, and the audio quality is good, with a healthy amount of bass while also not sounding tinny on the other end of the spectrum. The cord is long, and I appreciated that the headphones have a piece to cinch the cords closer together. Also included is a “cord tamer” and a surprisingly useful carrying case. Finally, I got caught in the rain while wearing these which turned out to be a positive experience because it made the ear pieces more pliable, providing a better fit.
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.
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!!!
If so then these are for you. I have actually had to tape mine in at times. These however come with two different interchangeable silicone plugs. I have been using the "christmas tree" one as it stays put and seals out distracting outside sounds better then Apple-type ear buds which on me, just hang there. One word of caution, since they can occlude your ear canal, the pressures generated by high volumes have no place to vent so your ear drum can take a beating. This actually happened to me over the years playing electronic drums though very tight occlusive head phones so just be careful! Solid product.
I bought my pkugfones liberate for use on a motorcycle. I have a $600 helmet with a $300 Bluetooth system but I had to have the volume up too high. With the plugfones I can get more sound with less decibels blasting thru my ears. Plus the bass and overall quality is better than my Sena Bluetooth and AirPod Pro. These are definitely worth the $$.
I purchased two kinds here in amazon but I can only see the wired one. These are really great. I have the wireless ones as well. I get about 8 hours on them. The company started out great with the foam plugs but have continued to change the design. Every design change they made to the foam plugs they claim is better NRR rating but I don’t think so. The originals they went for a bell shape, then a twist rocket shape to the, current tiny stepped shape. I believe the only ones that are any good are the bell shape that they no longer make. The bell shape is the only style that fits my ears and provides the best protection. I don’t believe the other designs are any good. I get major sound leakage around the edge of my ear canals because I guess they are too small for proper snug fit. My ear canal is too big for them. So I’ll still use them as long as I have the bell shape plugs. But once those are gone I’ll stop using them. Sad really, best ear plugs for my job but we’re ruined by constant design changes to make more money.
Used at work. Held up good for 3 months Under constant abuse.
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.
I have two motorcycle helmets, a Nolan N104 and a Schuberth C3 pro. I use a Sena 20s on both, the Nolan was so damn loud at 70mph, I could barely hear anything. The C3pro is quietest helmet made, with Plugphones my Nolan is quieter and I can hear everything at 80mph. I now pulled the speakers out of the C3P and went with plug phones for that helmet as well. When putting them in my ears, I wet the plug phones with my finger and no need to compress them, they slide right in! They Don't have the bass some other earbuds do, but in noisy environments, the price is right and you won't do much better than these.
These things have saved me from boredom at work. I stand at a machine all day with very few people around and having these and being able to listen to my music is awesome! I highly recommend these to anyone needing something to do while you're working in a plant. The noise cancellation is great so if you work in a place with forklifts I suggest lowering the volume while you're walking about, almost had a run in with one cuz my music was too loud. No one was hurt though and it wasn't that close of a call.
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 !
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.
The sound quality is good considering the cost of these. I tend to snag these a lot so they'd short out at the connect point. Could be a little more durable. These are very comfortable to wear. I use them at work for an average of 6-8hrs a day. Also nice that a additional set of replacement ear buds come with the package.
We have a farm and feedlot operation. My husband needed hearing protection and earbuds. These were literally half the price that the local store wanted but the exact brand and quality. He wears these in the shop to listen to talk radio and while grinding hay. The battery has a long life and so far they have held up to all the dirt and abuse he gives them.
I originally gave this product A ONE STAR RATING but a week later found a way to make these work very well so I changed it to a FOUR STAR RATING. Neither of the Plugfones ear plugs that comes with this product worked for me. So if neither of them works for you then read on! MOTORCYCLE APPLICATION WITH FULL FACE HELMET (extremely high noise environment) The Plugfones comes with two types of ear plugs: 1) Tapered foam, and 2) Ribbed silicone THE PLUGFONES TAPERED FOAM EAR PLUGS: The foam plugs ought to be the ones to use in order to provide the highest level of noise reduction. However, the foam inserts simply do not fit into my ear canal far enough to provide a "good" level of noise reduction (like traditional foam ear plugs do). They are simply too large to fit into my ear canal properly. There are many reviews here agreeing with this so I know I am not alone. The foam plugs are simply too large (when the plastic speaker inserts are inserted) to fit properly into the ear canal and thus the product is a no-go for me. THE PLUGFONES RIBBED SILICONE EAR PLUGS: Using the silicone ribbed ear plugs I can get them to fit into my ear canals more deeply but the overall noise reduction level of this product is completely INSUFFICIENT to provide proper protection for my ears. I went out and rode for 20 minutes with them and the noise levels are simply too high and I believe it would result in permanent hearing loss if I used them long-term and thus the product is a no-go for me. HOW I MADE THIS PRODUCT WORK FOR ME: I have always used the standard yellow 3M tapered foam ear plugs and they fit into my ear canal very well and gives so much noise reduction I can barely hear someone talking that is standing right next to me. I can barely hear them talking - but I cannot understand anything they are saying. Very good protection. And I was able to find a way to modify them to work! 🙂 HOW TO MODIFY 3M TAPERED FOAM EAR PLUGS (SEE ATTACHED PHOTO): I drilled out my ear plugs so the Plugfone base part will easily insert into my ear 3M tapered foam plugs and they work beautifully! However, you CAN'T drill the foam ear plugs at room temperature! You have to freeze them before you can successfully drill them out. I used a 7/64" drill bit and drilled about 1/2" deep into the 3M foam ear plug. See photos.
Because I'm not supposed to wear headphones at work, I bought these to spoof my boss. Absolutely love 'em! Not the greatest, but as the music/sound acts to cancel out any other sounds. There are now about 10-15 pair out on the shop floor and none the wiser!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Very convincing as ear plugs where ear buds aren't allowed. I wish the cord was about 6 inches longer but it works.
I bought these to use as a musician in a worship setting. The church uses click track systems and in-ear monitors, and I wear a battery pack that I plug earbuds into. I wondered if there was such a thing as earbuds with hearing protection, and I officially found them here! I am glad to be protecting my ears in an already loud setting, where I can listen to the click track at a safe volume while still being able to hear the rest of the team and keep my hearing along the way. Thank you Plugfones!
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
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.
First things first, of course when you are working and using these on a very regular basis, they will wear out and they will start to break. I dont know why people expect $16 ear buds to last forever even after daily use and being used in work environments. Chances are that if you need ear plugs, you are working in a place that requires physical labor or using machinery and alot of things can happen. I work in a production plant and I bought these headphones to blend in at work and so far, speaking face to face with my supervisor and also the plant manager with these in and music playing, they were both oblivious to their true purpose. I also bought these since they were the cheapest option and i wanted to see if the bluetooth pair would be an investment that id like to take. So far, that answer is yes. These headphones sound great, and with them being 50% “earplugs”, i can use these at low volumes while being able to hear the music clearly with minimal background noise. The materials used for these headphones are nice and silky soft rubber which are super comfortable and can be worn for hours without becoming uncomfortable or irritating. They also come with foam tips, but i havent used them because i feel like they would get dirty very quickly. I use these with the Apekx bluetooth adapter which is also very convenient and sleek, but thats for a different review. These headphones do not have a microphone or volume controller on them, but you get what you pay for. These are basic headphones without any bells and whistles but they are also made of great materials with great sound quality and they do a great job of drowning out the background noise. They come with a convenient carrying case which is good for prolonging the lifespan of these headphones. These were a great purchase and i will be buying the bluetooth pair.
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.
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
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 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.
UPDATE: So I bought these September 2nd, today is 12/27. Seems like they disconnect more than they did the first couple minutes. No idea if it's phone related or earbud related, but it seems to happen more with one of my pairs than the other. To fix it I have to go to my device to forget the earbuds, and then I have to repair them. Then they're fine. I have two pairs, and between the two they get about 36 hours worth of use per weekend. I always have one charging and the other one in my ears, been that way for 4 months now. So I wear these at work to listen mainly to audiobooks. I work in a machine shop, and I couldn’t tell you the exact decibel level, but I know it’s under OSHAs limit requiring ear plugs, I always wore earplugs anyway. These block out the outside noise nearly as well as earplugs of similar construction when not being used to listen to anything. Sound quality to me isn’t that important. As far as I can tell the quality is pretty good. Easy to pair and the buttons are pretty self explanatory. Now for the negatives. Advertised battery life is 10 hours. I didn’t expect to get the full 10, because that’s just how it is. I get about 7-8 hours on a full charge. It would be able to work my full 12 hour day without a charge in the middle. Fortunately, I just bought a second unit, so I listen till the low battery comes on, then switch it out. The cord doesn’t like to stay in place. The included clip is useless. I found the best way is to rest the cord on the back of my neck and cross the ear plugs in front. Might look dumb, but it works. Those last two are fairly trivial, this last one is the only one that really bugs me. It sometimes disconnects out of nowhere. My phone is in my pocket and all of a sudden my audiobook stops and all I hear is “disconnected”. So I have to turn it off and then back on and it connects right away. It take 30 seconds to a minute to do, and it’s just a pain in the rear if I’m busy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Im not even sure if there is a mic. During meetings on my laptop they can only hear me when Im near the laptop and not when I step away- this is crippling during troubleshooting experiences with OEM support techs and you need to step away from a charging laptop to check a device and report whats happening without walking all the way back to the laptop. The range is very impressive for the bluetooth signal I will agree. Thats the only issue Ive had for these over the year I have had them. Just now considering alternatives for meeting purposes.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
I use these at work , work in powdered paint both, have big paint suit on and these work perfect and boss likes them too cuz they are safety plugs !!
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.
Loves these very comfortable and discrete. Working in a factory around loud presses being able to listen to music and still have approved headlines makes the day go much faster
After my Etymotic ER6i's finally died (after ~10 years) I tried several other models before finding these. I really like them. The can is short which makes it easy to get a good and comfortable fit, even when wearing a motorcycle helmet (my primary use case for these). Not only are the comfortable, but they also block out a good amount of noise. Sound quality is better than I expected. I'm a bit of an audiophile, and am hence somewhat picky. These are more than acceptable in terms of sound quality, bordering on good even, and have respectable, but not overpowering, bass response. Vocals are clear. My one gripe is that I have not yet found any markings to show which is left or right. It doesn't matter a whole lot given my specific use case for these, but still - having a clear marking would be nice.
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.
I bought these to replace the speakers on my Cardo Pactalk Slim while riding my motorcycle. Speakers inside your helmet really don’t do well if you have a loud bike or when the speeds get higher. There’s just to much ambient noise inside your helmet. These fit snugly in my ear. They do a good job of blocking out noise but still allow me to hear other riders over the network clearly, listen to music or make a phone call well above legal speeds. I’ve been using them for almost a year now and will never use speakers in my helmet again. The sound quality is so much better.
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.
Works great to reduce noise. However the sound quality is rather poor. You also really need to crank up the volume to hear anything around noisy or loud equipment.
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.
Despite catching the wires on obstructions, and lots of use, these still work very well. My original pair was 2 years old, with a lot of use, and still work just fine. I bought a back up pair, just because they are reasonably priced and I use them so much.
Hearing protection is required at my work. And to have a product that both protects my hearing and provides my personal music is incredible!!! The only reason I gave 3 stars on Durability/Material was because I just received the product today. After work. The test will be tomorrow and then on out. The sound is amazing! For $25! Normally I would expect no low frequencies (bass) from earbuds this small. Ha! Not these bad boys! Excellent tonal range! If your job requires or is aided by hearing protection; this will be the best $25 you'll ever spend!!!!!! Just use common sense when handling these ear plugs! Don't pull from the wires! Either on the plugs themselves or the jack. They'll short eventually! Get your money out of them and rock it out at work!!!???
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've been using these for a Solid 5 years now.. it's the only hearing protection you should have in your ears
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 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.
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I almost gave this product one star, until I figured out how they work… there are no instructions that come with this product. You might be saying, “why do you need instructions for earplugs?“. This is why… When you open the box, it has the cord which goes around your neck, and the 2 sets of ear plugs are separate and come in little plastic bags. There are two types, one is for full protection, and one is for partial protection. If you want to know which ones do what, just look at picture on the cover of the box. Easy enough… Now for the warning… I own a tree removal company and I am around very loud noises all day, so I bought these because I liked the idea of the attached cord to secure the earplugs so I could easily take them in and out without having to screw around with holding them or putting them in my pocket all the time when not in use. So I bought these specifically for the full protection set since I am around pretty extreme amounts of noise. When I went to put the plugs into the cord they were slipping in and out so easily that they were completely ineffective, and offered almost no sound protection. So as I was putting them back in the box to return them, I decided to try out the partial protection earplugs to see if those worked better. They did, and this is why…. What they don’t tell you, since they don’t provide instructions, is that there is another piece besides the plugs and the cord which secures the plugs to the cord and offers most of the sound protection. When you open the box, this piece has been pre-installed into the partial protection plugs, but not the full protection plugs. Once I figure this out and pulled the partial protection plugs off of this piece and installed the full protection plugs, they worked great. I love them. That being said, all of this could’ve been solved with a simple paper insert explaining this. Since the plugs are so good, I don’t want to give them anything less than five stars, so that’s why I am writing instructions on their behalf… I hope they read this review and start putting instructions in the box, otherwise they are going to get about half of their products returned if people happen to try the full protection plugs first. Perhaps they just forgot to put the instructions in my box, and that’s certainly possible, but just in case they all come like this, I hope this review helps.
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.
This is a good set of earphones for working in areas where earplugs are required. I wear mine at my desk and pair it with my phone. When I am in the production areas, no phone, I already have these available foe hearing protection.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
it worked about 4 months without a problem. 12 hour work shifts, in my ears all night. Its definitely worth the $20.00. When you see everyone looking depressed but you can smile and enjoy an audiobook during grueling repetitive work it makes you very thankful for these "plugfones". Anticipate the wiring to eventually work themselves out if you're doing manual work and occasionally get the wires caught on things and yanking... probably not safe letting the wires dangle, better to tuck them in your shirt if using heavy machinery. But I'm buying more and will continue. Might strip the sleeve and solder the wiring back... anyways... great investment... listen to audiobooks at work 🙂 get smarter while doing dummy work.
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.
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.
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. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BSH86Y6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This MP3 player is tiny and runs for a 12 hour shift. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D3QPN3Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Sanitizing wipes to clean the ear plugs. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01633Y242/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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.
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.
Sanity Restored! I have got to say that these have made work a bit more tolerable. I work in a factory with forklifts and very noisy machines. If I keep the volume at a medium level I can still hear the horns and backup beeps. To hear conversation on the floor I just take one out without fear that a co-worker will discover music coming from my "earplugs". If a background soundtrack is what your looking for, these are perfect. Just don't be jamming to the music and forget to be safe. So far I have used them 5 days a week for 8 hours a day and they are still in perfect working order after 4 weeks. I am not overly cautious with them but do try to remove by the plugs, not the wire. Very satisfied and feel these earbuds are worth the money.
Extremely happy with these. I'm using them with my cardo com system and they fit like a glove while wearing a helmet. The sound quality is very impressive. Only thing I regret is not ordering them sooner.
I own several now and love them. Comfortable to wear all day and cancel noise well
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I bought these for my husband. He is a welder & spends his entire day under his helment, & I read an article about welders suffering from severe depression due to having no interaction with other people. So I decided he needed some earbuds so he could listen to his audio bible, music,etc..... He said they are great & make his day so much better! Also they are OHSA approved so he doesn't get in trouble. He said the overall quality is great!! Would definitely recommend!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $220 on a set that’s made by a Better company!
first they have better prices and deals on the plugfones website. Ok, so these things for the most part are great. i work on a ship in an engine room which requires hearing protection at all times. these things for their price were very clear and good to use. i was so excited to discover that they were clear enough to listen to audio books while standing next to a 4000HP engine. Also i would wear them for relaxing use too. they are essentially and economical sound canceling. both the airplane and the ship these are perfect for tuning out the world. Now they did not last. I wore these things 8hrs/days every day whether listening my ipod or not. after 2 weeks i broke the headphone jack but in its defence i clocked my iphone VERY hard and knew it broke before looking at it and was very hapy to see the headphones broken and not the phone. i solder a new headphone jack to them and they worked great for another week, and one side went out. a week later the other side went out. i took the speakers out of he plugs and one the speaker popped off of the backing and the other the wires pulled out of their solders. i atepmted repair but that was too much for me. Now that said that pair had a sennheiser logo on the headphone jack and these new ones do not so i assume those were older models. Frankly though for the price of 14$ each i am very happy to have got the use out of them i did. I just purchased 3 more pairs. Quick FYI for those Not familiar with silicone PLUGS. I know it sounds gross and at first it is but you get used to it. Lick them before you put them in. If they ever feel uncomfortable take them out lick them and put them back. Otherwise it is like using a condom without lubrication. dont hurt those ears!
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.
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!
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! ???
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.
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".
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!
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.
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.
If you want incognito headphones these are for you. Everyone had no idea whatsoever that these were headphones. They look exactly like regular earplugs down to the size of the cable. They are definitely worth $20 to be able to listen to music at work when it's not allowed. Be aware thought you can't have too much quality and go incognito, so don't get mad off you snag them and they break. Take care of them they will last a long time.
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.
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.
Work great, would buy again Good sound and block out more outside noise than my protective ear muffs. Core is a bit cumbersome, but just dropping it inside my shirt work.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are great for riding motorcycles only down side is that the ear plugs might not fit you well if you have lil ears, would be cool if they was a lil louder but they are clear when you ride and stay in place I only used them three times so far will do an update if they break or anything in the near future but if you been look for good sound quality while riding this have been the best solution so far and trust me I spent thousands to find the perfect solution and other down side you might get a full 6 hours of listening time so get two pair if you ride far, the quality could also be better more rugged
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.
Husband loves, not the best quality, but perfect for what he needs
Sound quality is a little poor but they do their job. They work well as ear plugs and look just like our company supplied ear plugs to be sneaky
I purchased them nearly half a year ago, and they are still working. Not the best sound quality, but I work in a warehouse where they don’t allow headphones so they get the job done in a discreet effective way. Not once was I questioned whether they were actually headphones or earplugs. (I ran the wire on the inside of my shirt down in my pocket to my phone). Definitely worth it if you work in a warehouse or something. It makes time go by so much faster.
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!
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.
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.
I've had a wired pair of these before and I loved them.. Now that I have an mp3 player with Bluetooth I got these and they are just as good as the other ones if not better
These double as early plugs and are headphones so you can have two in one which is awesome. The tips are able to be changed too. They last along time I’ve bought two of them and will keep buying them.
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
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.
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
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.
Love em...bought these for work due to all the safety culture, which I fully endorse 🙂 …anyway... these block out 99% of the outside noise in the shop even without any music. With that being said, the sound quality of the music is not the greatest but more than adequate for tunes at work. Also, they're not as loud as the headphones you'd use at home, but with the ambient noise all blocked out, they don't have to be. drop that dime and get em', you wont be disappointed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I hook these up to my Sena 10C Evo while riding and my goodness my rides are like night and day prior to this. I have a modular helmet and when wearing plugfones the wind noise is barely noticeable at highway speeds. The silicone piece seems to fit more snug and comfortable to me but it's nice to have multiple options.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
After finally getting the chance to use these, I can say the following.... PROS - Inexpensive and works properly. CONS - The foam plugs take some work to put in as you are compressing against the earbud. Larger insert than your basic foam earplugs. Also, while I suppose they can be hand washed, you don’t get spares, so clean them after every use and don’t lose them. Sound quality is okay for the price. You’re buying affordable earbuds that double as hearing protection. Don’t expect concert hall quality.
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 but...music 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.
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.
Fantastic! They're durable and my customers think I have real safety plugs in and they don't give me a hard time about them. Just as a precaution, they work so well, you have to keep the volume super low or you won't hear anything other than the music. These are super for on the plane too (I would even go so far as saying they work better than noise cancelling headphones). I had mine for over 6 months before the cable got a short just near the plug.... All the other ones only last maybe a month; mostly because I keep the phone in my back pocket while listening to music when I'm working.
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.
I originally purchased these for the same reasons as most....to 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!
I bought these for my father who works in a metal fabrication factory. (he is still very new to technology but is coming along) I recently got him a ipod so he could listen to his music at our campground(Bluetooth speaker) and then he wanted to be able to listen at work but comply with OSHA. We look around and did not feel comfortable spending $80+ on headphones and they all seemed to have mixed reviews anyways. I got these for him for his birthday and he is in LOVE with them. First pair lasted about 1 year before he got the cord snagged on something and it ripped the cord from the ear bud, he requested to have the same pair as he loved them and work perfect for his environment, he liked trying both types of ear buds that came with it but the foam ones got very dirty very quickly and he prefers the silicone. we love the fact we can replace the silicone part as needed (anyone who works in a metal factory knows its dirty in there) The carry case that comes with them is very nice/sturdy and he likes that he has "storage" for them. Overall these are just awesome and give him freedom to listen to his music anywhere he wants to now! Highly recommend
I got these minutes before I went on a ride and decided I'd have to love em or hate em for two hours. Packaging is easy open and they have a wire tie holding them together. Putting them in is easy, especially because I have some 3m silicone plugs myself. These are actually easier to get in and out. I haven't tried the foamy yet. Over all the comfort is an 8 of 10 (flanges). I can tell they're in, and maybe one wasn't seated well, so it gave me the slightest inclination that it may be digging in, but it never did, and I had no stinging sensation upon removing them characteristic of the flanges digging in. I would wear these everyday without worry about comfort. . The helmet didn't affect the plugs at all. The sound is surprisingly excellent. 7 of 10. It's not Bose Quietcomfort 20i but I could hear my music and every note and lyric, no matter my speed or wind, and it was blustery on my ride. I listen to a lot of EDM and even the bass delivery was respectable for being plugs. I ride a liter bike with stock exhaust and a full helmet I will definitely purchase some replacement flanges or foamies once I try both and decide, but I love these things. Short of a 200 dollar pair of earplugs, these will work just fine. UPDATE: After a couple months I've decided I really like the foamy plugs better (10 of 10 comfort). They seal better and are extremely comfortable. The digging I was scared of ended up being just that. A bit of digging in the left ear. Not a huge deal, but enough that I decided to only reorder foamies. (probably more my ear shape than a universal issue.) I keep the flanges though, as back up. The foamies last a while, too. I'm running this first set ragged waiting on the replacements, but they still seat and stay without any issue. I really can't stress that for what you pay and what they do, the sound on these is really good. I wont ride without these at this point, even without music playing. They are excellent at just dulling the wind and engine noise and make the ride down right quiet and relaxing.
When I first got these I was not impressed with the sound. It sounded kind of muffled and not very loud but after looking at them I noticed that the speaker was partially blocked by the ear plugs part. The end of the speaker was about 1/8" from the end of the ear plugs and it would close up on the speaker when in use Trimmed the back of the ear plugs to allow the speaker to sit further in to the ear plugs and now the sound great. Would of given 5 stars but I had to do the work that should be done before I got them. You know I had to earn my gold star for the day too.
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.
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.
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.
This is my second pair in 3 years. I had to replace my first pair only after I ripped the cable from the earplug, but that was my mistake and I have to admit it took quite a bit of effort to break them. I use these when I ride my Harley. Works well with a full face helmet. I use the silicone plug and it cuts out almost all wind noise and a lot of the exhaust notes, even without playing music. I'm trying to save whatever hearing I have left after 25 years on a bike, so I usually have the music on fairly low - just a 2 volume clicks above where I would listen in a quiet room and it's clear enough to hear lyrics. Downside is I can't really hear cars around me, but I've accepted with that. Only con I have is that there is no volume/music controller on this version, and the Liberate 2.0 has the controller too close to the plug end for it to be useful for me on a bike.
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.
Amazing quality, should have bought 2 when I did. Holds charge longer at a lower volume. Great for working at the shop, very discreet if trying to be incognito with these. Connects to android and apple with ease.
Works very well for using as an ear plug. Sound quality is a little to be desired, but truthfully it’s worth the sacrifice. Battery longevity is amazing. Have never run out of battery life yet, even using for 9 hours almost steadily. Having a dual weight distribution keeps them centered all day. I have already purchased multiple pairs just in case! Definitely a must buy if you need earplugs and want music/podcasts/books while you work. Works very well for phone calls also. Have used with helmet on a motorcycle and also work well. Enjoy them!!
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.
Was a big fan of the wired PlugFones, but over time my headphone jack stopped taking to them. Was using a cheap-o pair of BT earbuds that would last maybe 2-3 hours, but then I found these. Well worth the price. The battery easily gets me through my day. Sound is surprisingly good, perfectly adequate for both music and podcasts/audiobooks.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
My house sits on 4 acres and that's quite a bit of mowing. I use my Plugfones under ear muff style hearing protection to enjoy music and cancel out the noise of my mowerT his was my second set of Plugphnes. My orinal set were about 3 years old and had become damaged due to negligence on my part. This Plugfone provide comfort, easily worn under rmuffs and will remain in place once inserted properly. Perfect for my needs.
I purchased these back in January for my boyfriend. He works in a industrial plant with a lot of very loud machines. He needed some earplugs that he could pair with his iPhone. So I got these and he absolutely loves them!! I told him I was doing a review and he said “ give them 10 stars all the way around” lmao! He lost them last night and had to work today without them. He said it’s the worst day ever at work cause he doesn’t have his ear plugs and can’t listen to his audiobooks while he works. So here I am On here now to order him another pair!
I got these for wearing under my motorcycle helmet. I love them. Putting the helmet on or taking it off doesn't move the plugs at all. Even though the NRR is rated at 26db, to my ears it seems like my 23db NRR earmuffs. The plugfones cut out a good chunk of wind noise, but I can just still hear my motorcycle's engine and things going on around me. I was pleasantly surprised. The only thing is that I wish I had spent the money and got the bluetooth ones instead.
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.
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.
sound is not great but it works okay. ear plugs are very bulky too.. hard to fit in ear canal
I love these things, our shop doesn't allow music of any kind, i have been using these for quite some time with great success. The sound quality is really good if you are using the foam earplugs, you lose a lot of bass if you use the rubber ones, but they stay cleaner and are easier to use. The foam pads don't compact very well for insertion due to the hole down the center and can be a challenge to get in some times. I only give them 4 stars instead of 5 because the cord is too short based on the nature of how these are used. Since you have to hide the cord, it would be nice if i could run the cord down my back under my shirt then tuck it into my front pocket with my mp3 player. So i either have to buy an extension cord, or wear a undershirt with a pocket which adds a slight detection risk if your over-shirt is a thin material. It would be nice if the cord was a foot longer.
Good protection and comfortable fit
I ordered this product since it comes with both full protection and high fidelity earplugs. I need full ear protection when I operate machinery. I also need partial ear protection when I operate a lawnmower or chainsaw but still be aware of my surroundings. Both pairs of earplugs work pretty well for me. These earplugs are comfortable to wear and stay put pretty well. They come with interchangeable silicone and foam tips. I like the fact that they come with an anti-drop cord which you can use to keep the earplugs over your neck when not wearing them, which is very convenient and one of the deciding factors for me. A little soft pouch with carabiner is provided for storage and travel as well. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with these earplugs. You get both full and partial ear protection pairs for under $35, which is a pretty good value in my book. The reason I knocked a star off is the lack of instructions. It took me some trial and error to figure out how to get the right protection out of them. Other than that, they get the job done.
I ordered these a year ago and they were fantastic. They lasted 12 hour shifts at work and were great for noise cancellatiom. Ordering a new pair now, they've only gotten better since my last purchase a year ago. The foam tips were improved and it came with this rubber channel to keep them around your neck which wasn't a thing when I ordered before. Mine were always loose and I needed something else to keep them from falling off my neck. I don't quite remember but it feels like they also included more rubber tips this time around too which I was always preferential to. I would always recommend them before but I didn't know about the new changes until now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sound quality i feel could be much better, bass is mediocre and the sound is slightly tinny, takes a little getting used to. Comfortable to wear, long lasting battery, discrete design and good hearing protection. I use these daily in my factory job, they seem fairly durable so far.
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 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.
Work well as they should
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'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.
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.
Fits narrow ear canals
I have small ear canals, which makes finding anything to cancel noise or for music hard! These earplugs are fantastic. They block loud sounds so they’re perfect for the range. They actually fit in my narrow ear canals with no issues. There is a bigger size for those with normal ear canals as well. The quality is very durable, made strong and feels like it will last long term. The pouch case is also very well made. 5 stars