They say good things come in small packages and nothing could be further from the truth when you’re talking about Eargasm Earplugs.
For the past five years I have been out shooting concerts using nothing more than those cheap disposable ‘squishy’ earplugs for protection, and while I was aware that better solutions were available, it just didn’t seem like a priority.
Of course, hearing protection is no joke, and this is especially true if you are standing in the photo pits of the worlds biggest bands with your eardrums getting hammered by the loudest music on the planet.
Once your hearing is gone, there’s no going back, so it pays to be diligent to the hearing protection you are using, and this can’t be more pertinent than if you’re a music photographer.
It was on a recommendation from a friend that I decided to purchase a pair of Eargasm Earplugs, and of course, I thought there would be a difference in the quality compared to the cheaper ones I had been using, but wow, I had no idea just how polarising that difference would be.
After ordering my pair of these little gems, I headed out to shoot a regional music festival called Groovin’ The Moo and the improvement in the sound quality, compared to what I was used to was astounding.
But the best part for me was that I hardly even knew they were there even after wearing them all day long, plus my ears weren’t sore after taking them out, and because of my ears being somewhat sensitive at the best of times, this was just the biggest relief.
Since that festival, I have used these earplugs exclusively, and I honestly can’t be happier with them so, I started recommending them to all of my friends and colleges as well.
They are super comfortable and come shipped with two different sizes so that you can find the best fit for your ears. Let’s face it; one size does not ‘fit all’ so this is a fantastic consideration by Eargasm.
Apart from the sound quality, probably my two favourite things about these earplugs are the little tabs which are there to assist in removing them from your ears and just how discrete they are when worn because of the transparent silicon matched with the blue filters.
It would be fair to say that I’m thrilled with my new earplugs and I am now spreading the word. So much so, I contacted the company and after some discussions have now become an official ambassador for the product!