The 5 Best Noise-Cancelling EarPlugs of 2019

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Do you have a partner that snores? Maybe you love concerts but like to be able to hear the next day.

Your hearing is of course vital, and it’s something that cannot be repaired once it’s gone. If you don’t want to end up with hearing aids by the time you are 40, you might want to look into ear protection.

Concerts, snoring, heavy machinery, or otherwise, whatever the case may be, noise-reducing earplugs can be invaluable when you don’t want your noise at full volume.

Of course, finding the right product can be difficult, but in this article, we will be discussing 5 of the best noise-cancelling earplugs.


Best Noise-Cancelling Ear Plugs: Reviews

1. Softvox Noise Cancelling Ear Plugs

Noise Cancelling Ear Plugs, Softvox V1 Reusable Soft Silicone Noise Reduction Ear Plugs Hearing Protection for Concerts, Swimming, Airplanes, Snoring with Aluminum Case(3 Pairs)
  • Noise Cancelling Ear Plugs-Hearing protection ear plugs noise reduced harmful sound levels up to 31dB perfect for noise reduction, blocking noise, concerts, swimming, watersports, airplane flying, motorcycle, office, travel, etc.
  • Comfortable And Safety Silicone Material-The swimming ear plugs are made of soft silicone and these travel ear plugs are BPA free and hypoallergenic. That easily compressed and inserted into the ear that perfectly fits your ears, these reusable ear plugs are comfortable even worn for an extended time.

This is a high-quality pair of noise-cancelling ear plugs that come with more features than you ever thought earplugs could have.

Review

The Softvox Noise Cancelling Ear Plugs are made with travel safe and BOA-free silicone which is also hypoallergenic, so they won’t cause irritation or allergic reactions.

These are noise cancelling of course, and they can be used for sleeping, for swimming, in airplanes, and for hearing protection at events such as concerts.

They feature waterproof rubber seals, which when combined with their design makes them reusable and very easy to clean as well.

In terms of comfort, the special design allows you to compress them into your ears, so they stay in place and block out the noise, but they’re also quite comfortable at the same time.

They’re so light and soft that you might not even notice them being in your ears. You can even cut down the stem in case you need to alter their length.

In terms of finding a cost-effective pair of noise-cancelling earplugs that work well, this might just be your best bet.

They are durable, waterproof, and easy to clean, they can be used for all sorts of events and activities, and they are extremely comfortable too.

They might be a bit hard to pull out of your ears, but at least you know that they aren’t going anywhere.

Pros

  • Durable and waterproof
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Block up to 31 decibels

Cons

Can be difficult to remove

Best for

As a versatile product, these are perfect for a versatile group of people. As long as you don’t like external noise disrupting you from your daily routine you can think of this product as a smart long-term investment.

2. Mpow Foam Earplugs

Mpow Foam Earplugs 60 Pairs with Aluminum Carry Case, 34dB SNR Ear Plugs, Soft Earplugs Noise Reduction for Hearing Protection, Hunting Season, Sleeping, Working, Shooting, Travel-Green
  • Hearing Protector and Noise Blocker: made from premium PU material, Mow foam ear plugs are with a high noise reduction rating (NRR) of 32dB/SNR 34dB. Effectively protect hearing in loud events or set up quiet environment for sleep.
  • Hygienic and Portable: with a little pretty aluminium case for carry, it keeps the noise cancelling ear plugs clean and away from damages.

Here we have a much more cost-effective option for you. Above, you received 3 pairs for $10, whereas here you get 60 pairs of earplugs for less money.

Review

The Mpow Foam Earplugs are indeed some pretty basic earplugs, and yes, you do get 60 pairs for around $10, but keep in mind that they are made out of foam, so they will absorb sweat and dirt.

You can reuse them a few times, but they will need to be thrown out after a few uses, as they really cannot be washed. However, it’s a cost-effective option.

The Mpow Foam Earplugs are made with soft foam, so they are quite comfortable to wear.

They do a fairly decent job at blocking out noise, at least lower noises like snoring. They might not be the most durable earplugs around, but they work well enough and don’t cost much at all.

The bottom line is that here you get a fairly effective earplug, you get lots of them, and they don’t cost too much.

Sure, they might not be the most durable, but if you need a basic pair of noise-cancelling ear plugs for sleeping, then these Mpow Foam Earplugs are a fantastic option.

Pros

  • Extremely affordable
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Work well enough for sleeping

Cons

  • Not very durable
  • Cannot be washed or cleaned

Best for

Yes, we get it – there are a number of essentials that you need to invest in and there is not much money left to get durable earplugs.

Well, while not the best choice out there, these will certainly cancel much of the noise and allow you to get good rest even on a tight budget!

3. Vibes High Fidelity Concert Earplugs

Vibes High Fidelity Concert Earplugs - Hearing Protection Ear Plugs Noise Reduction for Concerts, Fitness Classes, Motorcycle, Sensory Disorders (Tinnitus Relief & Autism) - As Seen on Shark Tank
  • PROTECT YOUR EARS: Vibes earplugs reusable high fidelity ear plugs reduce damaging decibal levels by up to 22db (15 NRR). Protect your ears in noisy areas without compromising sound quality. We’ve fitted the noise cancelling earplugs with cutting-edge attenuating filters that lower volume without affecting sound to give you ear peace. As opposed to outright noise cancellation, Vibes filter out specific frequencies. Our sound reduction / insulation ensure a clear sound experience.
  • VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE DESIGN: No more need for bulky earmuffs or ear buds that block and muffle sound while blocking loud noises.. With a glass-clear outer shell and clear form fitting low profile silicone earbuds, our noise isolating earplugs are practically invisible and reusable. Compare to more bulky, noticeable and even dorky looking competitors. Vibes give a much cooler, more professional and discreet vibe that you, your parent, or your kids will feel confident wearing in public.

Here we are going in the other direction in terms of price and quality, because you get a single pair of earplugs for nearly $50, but you get what you pay for, and here you get a whole lot.

Review

The Vibes High Fidelity Concert Earplugs are specially designed noise-cancelling earplugs that will cancel out a lot of noise. As you can tell by their name, they are made for concerts, so concert goers and musicians alike can protect their hearing while still enjoying music.

Moreover, these earplugs are also designed for use by people who suffer from conditions such as tinnitus, autism, or other disorders that create sound sensitivity.

They feature a clear glass outer shell, which is very durable and easy to clean, plus barely noticeable, either by you or the people around you.

The soft silicone inserts are also comfortable, plus they create a bit of a suction effect to ensure that they always stay in your ears.

When it comes down to it, although the Vibes High Fidelity Concert Earplugs are expensive, they do work better than pretty much any other pair of earplugs.

They are comfortable, they do an awesome job at keeping noise out, and they are extremely durable.

Pros

  • High level of noise cancelling
  • Very durable and reusable
  • Comfortable and nearly invisible

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Not ideal for sleeping

Best for

Unlike the aforementioned earplugs which are extremely helpful for people with sleeping problems, this particular product is something that a musician or a sound producer will benefit a lot from!

4. Xtreme Plugz High Fidelity Noise Reduction Earplugs

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Xtreme Plugz Noise Cancelling Earplugs - High Fidelity Hearing Protection for Concerts Musicians Motorcycle Sensory Disorders and Other Noisy Environments - 3 Different Sizes to Fit All Ear Shapes
  • ADVANCED NOISE-CANCELLING PROTECTION – Offering high-fidelity noise reduction, these earplugs offer a 27 dB rating to help reduce hearing loss, tinnitus, auditory issues or sensory disorders.
  • CRYSTAL CLEAR SOUND – Latest acoustic technology to filter out harmful frequencies without affecting sound fidelity. Our earplugs isolate noise and protects your hearing while you enjoy music or your daily activities.

This is another fairly expensive and high-quality pair of noise-reduction earplugs. They are about half the price of the next most expensive option, but still more than twice the cost of the next ones down the list.

Review

The Xtreme Plugz High Fidelity Noise Reduction Earplugs are also made for concert goers, musicians, and anyone who is regularly exposed to loud noises that can damage hearing.

These things feature a decibel-reduction rating of 27 decibels, which should help protect your hearing.

These are very soft and lightweight earplugs designed to be barely noticeable in the ear, and they don’t have a stem either, so sleeping on your side with them in your ears should not be an issue.

They are moldable and flexible, so you can get a great fit, plus they are made with very durable materials that can easily be cleaned.

If you are looking for high-quality earplugs that don’t cost too much, these Xtreme Plugz High Fidelity Noise Reduction Earplugs are a good way to go.

No, they are not the cheapest earplugs around, especially for a single pair of them, but that they work much better than most others simply cannot be overlooked.

Pros

  • Hypoallergenic silicone
  • Moldable, soft, and comfortable
  • Great for side sleepers and concert goers

Cons

  • Quite expensive
  • A bit hard to remove

Best for

As we have mentioned above, if you have a few bucks to spare getting high-quality durable earplugs is a long-term investment.

This product is perfect for anyone who wants to focus (whether it is music or sleeping) without getting disrupted by external noise.

5. Black Noise Premium Ear Plugs

Black Noise Premium Ear Plugs | 33db NRR Noise Cancelling, Soft & Durable Ear Plugs for Concerts, Sleeping, Musicians, Motorcycles, Shooting, Loud Work Environments and Sports, Travel and Study - 100
  • VERSATILE APPLICATION EAR PLUGS: Our sound blocking ear plugs are the most comfortable & reliable ear plugs on the market. Black Noise Ear Plugs are great for both adults & children in personal applications such as sleep, study, travel, concerts or silence from the world. For the ultimate ear protection, they work great for on-site engineers, pilots, heavy equipment & machine operators, soldiers, bikers and motorcyclists and people who participate in high volume sports events.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY: Black Noise ear plugs are made from eco-friendly Polyurethane material to guarantee the best experience in ear safety and protection. These hearing safety devices are sold in a container bottle including 25 pairs that can be worn in your ears to guarantee hearing safety in high volume environments. Black Noise Ear Plugs values your ear protection and believes in a safe hearing environment for all; thus ensuring that only the best materials are used for your hearing protection

Now we are going back to a very cost-effective option; you will pay close to $50, but you will also get 100 pairs of noise-cancelling earplugs.

Review

The Black Noise Premium Ear Plugs are nothing too special.

They can be used for maybe a week before they get sweaty and have to be thrown out. They are made of basic foam, and they work great to block out noise, especially for sleeping, plus, they are fairly comfortable.

The soft foam which the Black Noise Premium Ear Plugs are made of is very comfortable in your ears, and you can easily mold them to fit.

There is no doubt that they work well enough, not to mention that they are extremely cost effective; they just aren’t durable or reusable.

They will probably get quite dirty after a few uses and there is no good way to wash them, which is a definite drawback.

However, you just cannot argue with the fact that you get a full 100 pairs of noise-cancelling earplugs for a very low price.

Pros

  • Fine for sleeping
  • Cost effective
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Not great for excessive noise
  • Not durable

Best for

If you ask us, a pair of earplugs is something that we should all own. Whether you are a person with sleeping problems or there is simply too much noise outside disrupting your daily routine earplugs will help.

Thus, unless you enjoy getting overwhelmed by external sounds, investing in this product is a smart decision!


Summary

It pretty much comes down to quality vs. cost effectiveness here.

If you are looking for quality, the Xtreme Plugz High Fidelity Noise Reduction Earplugs or the Vibes High Fidelity Concert Earplugs are what you want.

All 3 of the other options are much more cost effective, but with that lower price also comes less quality. If you are looking for a lot of noise-cancelling ear plugs that are cost effective and perfect for sleeping, we would recommend the Black Noise Premium Ear Plugs over all others.

If you’re fine with a single pair of ear plugs for a decent price, high-quality ones, the Softvox Noise Cancelling Ear Plugs are also a good option to look into.

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Glen

My name is Glen. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. I love reviewing audio equipment and solving audio related problems.