For me, earplugs have been an essential part of any amplified music experience for many years. Decades of high-decibel concert-going have taken a toll, and my eardrums now crave protection. These ER 20 Etymotic Universal Fit High-Fidelity Earplugs (concert-tested at Paul McCartney’s inaugural Golden 1 Center performance) let the music sound natural and felt so comfortable I forgot I was wearing them. They safely – and evenly – lower noise by 20 decibels. The kit includes three ear tip options, a neck cord and a case.
$24.95. Available at www.etymotic.com