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I got my hands on a pair of dBuds last month, and can only say that I'm amazed by the quality and simplicity of this product. I often work in environments where some sort of ear plugs are needed to cancel out the surrounding loud noises, and if I'm not feeling like listening to music, I'll just enjoy the silence with dBuds instead. Obviously these plugs have been helpful when I've gone to (so far two) music concerts/gigs with them – it's a fantastic feeling to be able to enjoy music without having your ears ring for the next 24 hours. Clever & simple – highly recommended!
I’ve been a kindergarten teacher for several years, and one of the most taxing parts of the job for me has always been the noise. At the same time it’s a job that’s 90% about communicating with kids, so a normal set of earbuds blocking everything is no option. Reading about the dBuds ability to turn down the volume and still be able to communicate therefore caught my attention, and so I ordered a pair. After trying them out for a few weeks time, I got to say they deliver what they promise. I sometimes struggle a little bit with mumbling adults (*in noisy environments) while wearing them, but hearing the kids are no problem. They are also very nicely built. I really like the neck strap and magnets, which make them practical to carry around your neck when not in use. They also come with a small rubber case which is simply genius! So if you need to be able to communicate while caught in noisy environments, the dBuds definitely might be your solution! For me they already have reserved an everyday spot in my pocket. Highly recommended :)
I love these so much. I got them months ago from the Kickstarter campaign. I wear them at roller derby often, as the whistles and noise can be a bit much and sometimes damaging. I also use them on public transportation and during times I need to concentrate on something with background noise, like studying. They fit well and are comfortable for long wear and are really easy to operate. 5/5 I always have them with me.
Ahmad Fahmi Zulkifli
As a teacher who deal/play with kids a lot at school, I always hear them screaming here and there. It quite stressful for me to hear the noise. But when I receive dbud last week, I'm happy to say it really help me to filter the noise at my school. dbud is perfect for those who are teaching in primary school. I would give 5 out 5.
Received few days ago. Nothing to say, expect they are incredible. Good job 👍🏻
Great product! use it every day :)
Having worked in Post Production sound for over 24 years and being exposed to loud audio on the various mix stages, it took its toll over time. I now have tinnitus, the ringing of the ears and so whenever I go anywhere that is a noisy environment, it makes the tinnitus worse. So I bought the dbuds and I use them and they have helped me so much! I used them every day. I have told other friends and veterans, who suffer from tinnitus about these as although Tinnitus cannot be cured, at least we can prevent it from getting worse.
John Paul Castle
when you first get them, you need to 'carefully' have s play around till you decide which works best for you. don't do as I did and try mucking around at a gig otherwise you will also lose a bud or 3. overall I prefer the silicone to the foam. they feel better and appear to work better too, but everyone has their own opinions. they do work pretty well too even if it sounds like they don't. they take the noise edge off leaving you with the decent sound. can't comment on their longevity as a few months isn't enough to judge.
These really work. I attend concerts using these instead of the normal soft earplugs and noticed a huge difference in my listening experience. I can hear the vocals and talk with my daughter comfortably. I work around mail processing equipment which is around 110 db and could never hear the communications radios. Now I can hear the radio, fellow coworkers, and the PA announcer without having to hear the noise. Thanks for creating this wonderful product.
These earplugs are the best I've ever used - much better than other musicians earplugs! I gig 6 nights a week and use them every night. They're very comfortable and the switchable reduction works very well! What more could you want?! I'm glad I backed them on Kickstarter!
I have dealt with noise sensitivity for the better part of 10 years. I have tried many types of ear gear, from earphones to custom design noise reduction ear protectors. These buds are not just affordable, but they work so well that they have become my ear gear of choice. I have them in my pocket each day and dread the day I lose them. Thank you for an amazing affordable product.
Mathias Bruus Håkonsson
Damn, these are so cheap, yet much better than a lot of options on the market. I use them for my event-technician job. Wich means building a stage, setting up lights and speakers, make sure everything work, do the event/concert, and take everything down again.. But while working, they are easy to take out, hangs lovely with the magnets. And are very useful as you are able to talk with the -15db, but you can quickly go to -30db when you are done talking.
I have used many types of earplugs over the years. I play in a band and also go to gigs, and am very conscious of the need to protect my hearing. The dBuds are the best I have ever used. The ability to choose whether to cut 15bB or 30dB just by sliding the is an excellent feature. I am able to have conversations without struggling to hear and my friends are shocked! The case, different sizes, neck strap and magnetic features are very cool. Highly recommended.
Last year I was searching for earplugs that were going to work better than the foam "throw-away" sets you get everywhere, mostly for free. I am a musician and sound engineer and needed something that was going to reduce the volume of the sound but did not reduce some of the frequencies more than others. Usually the high frequencies get cut and everything is bass dominant. Then I read about dBud and decided to become a backer and support dBud financially and hope the company would come up with the goods they were promising. As a dBud backer, I then received my first set of dBuds after the manufacturing was finally completed. I proudly checked them out at home using the stereo and I was amazed at the sound quality and reduction of volume. I could hear everything, except it was just quieter. Then the big test, to see if my new dBuds would react the same at a concert. My wife and I had bought tickets to one of our legends, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters at the Sydney Opera House (Australia) earlier this year. The concert was amazing, the sound mixing was great, the volume was not blastingly load, which I was thankful for, however, the dBuds were fantastic. I could here everything, especially the vocals, which usually drop out with general use earplugs. The 15db - 30db slider was amazing. The 30db setting dropped the volume even further with no frequency drop out. As someone who works with sound, mixing bands and going out to see bands play live, the dBuds are the best thing I have invested in for the protection of my ears with the clarity of sound maintained. One more thing I noticed was, that conversations at a concert or a pub gig were easier. You still had to get close to talk to each other, but didn't have to shout or scream just to hear one another. dBuds look great, fit great, they are comfortable, they don't stick out or make you look like a goon, and best of all, they do what they say they will do. Protect your ears and maintain quality of sound. Fantastic, I love'm.
Johannes Nissen Feldt
Okay. I am a drummer and a frequent festival go’er, and these are really the best ear buds out there. The easy flick between -15 and -30 dB is so simple and useful. I use these for studying, walking around Copenhagen, playing music and when i just need to focus. Right now i am at the biggest festival I Northern Europe and enjoying being able to hear properly. I would really recommend these handy ear buds to anyone exposed to noise and music today. Such a great and simple product, with such an important function. So grateful for these. Buy now!
Cannot go wrong!
They are excellent, highly recommended. I use them while playing in my rock band
No good for wind instrument playing. All I get is head noise and can’t hear the rest of the band. The silicone lanyard tends to cling to the skin on my neck and is uncomfortable. Quite disappointed.
Juan Manuel Parodi
My dbuds arrived yesterday. I'm really amazed. The option to adjust the volume is extremely useful, in my case it is to walk in the city, sometimes I do bike stretches and the option of 15 db has made it easier for me to listen to the traffic while taking care of my ears ... with the option of 30 db above the bicycle I did not hear the cars correctly, but it is great to walk, you can listen to the sounds without being annoying. The extras that they have with the magnet and the cord to always wear them around the neck make them very comfortable. They are excellent, you will not regret it! Specials thanks to Kristina, who very kindly resolved my questions about shipping. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Frederik Lysgaard Vind
Lækkert design og fantastisk funktion.
The dBuds are great. They do lose a bit of clarity in the - 30db option but that's kind of expected. Very highly recommended however.
The Earplugs are not bad themselves, although I agree with others saying that the edge bite sometimes so I used my acoustune tips I bought, the wide-bore one, and it all works well. The company could use the shape of common eartips on earphones as the shape fit more well than the provided eartips but the dbud is compatible to any eartips so there. When it comes to noise reduction, its just WOW! The open setting really does give protection but you can still have a normal conversation without any hassle whatsoever. The closed setting is perfect, made me sleep peacefully for 9 hours while there is construction in the hood :) though it does hurt a little when your head is slightly on the side cause then again the edge will touch your ear and hurt a little. This earplugs can be more smaller. I never used the foamtips as they are big for me even the smallest one. The optional lanyard is great and useful when you need to have the earplugs always at reach. I find the lanyard useful when I attended a street party as I don't have the need to put them back in the carry rubber case which is also nice by the way. This earplugs stays in your ear like magic, I even played basketball with them and they didn't move a millimeter ha! Over-all, 5 stars, slight imperfections are compensated well enough. But hey, there's always room for improvement :) thanks dBud! P. S Packaging is superb and well detailed.
Love em! Bought them for playing music. Wore them around the house at first, just to get used to them in my ears and it was great. I could still hear conversations, television, etc, but it blocked out the background noise. I've been wearing them periodically just around the house, they help me focus without being distracted by every tiny little sound (High Sensitive hearing). Using them in a live band setting was far better than any other off the shelf set I've used in the past. I normally end up popping out at least one ear protector during a performance, but these sound great and block the harsh extra dbs. I could hear everything on stage, I could sing without it sounded plugged up and ZERO buzzing or ringing after the show. Highly recommended! Should have bought one of the multi-set Kickstarters....Now when will they be for sale in a retail capacity. My bandmates and friends all need to stop wasting their money on the d'Addario, and similar "Musical ear protectors". I've tried all sorts in all kinds of price ranges. None of them came close to these dBuds!
I'm rating the customer service received so far as the product hasn't arrived yet. After months of delays, and update emails from dbud, I received an email in Feb saying I'd receive the product by the end of the month. After chasing up, I was given a tracking number and told to query the delivery company. After doing so, I received another email from dbud saying there was an issue with the delivery. Still no update after 3 weeks, and no response to an email I sent last week. At this point, it doesn't matter how good the product actually is, if it cant be supplied.
I didn't feel/ notice the difference when I used the slider. It had sexy packaging, but I personally think it did not deliver. It's perfect I guess for people who just need very slight noise reduction, but for people who need significant reduction, just buy one dollar earbuds, works better.
Just arrived , and at domestic volume levels on the hi-fi they work really well, comfy and attenuate the sound in the open position well, closed its almost total shutout which is great for work where you have to listen to people over the sometimes very high volume, the slider is brilliant saving me having to pop out more conventional earplugs during shows to talk to customers, will try them out tomorrow at max volume in the greatest concert hall in the world
Very happy with my dbuds. Been using them in different environments for the past two weeks. I often put them on while I study as they give a nice reduction in high frequency noise and they work great at concerts. Great!
Delighted with mine. Really comfortable and do exactly what the developers promised they would. I use them in all sorts of situations and am really happy.
Doesnt work at all. Does not reduce sound at all. May as well use cotton wool
I just received my dbud Kickstarter award this week. I've used it all day yesterday and today at work. I work in a busy area and office, so this helped me work more efficiently. I suffer from Meniere's Disease and this helps me eliminate the outside noise and hear a speaker in a meeting or lower loud sounds so it's tolerable for my hearing. I wish the switch was easier to move but other than that, it works as advertised.
They are great. Pretty comfortable When you get used to it and lower the volume without bearly any audible difference. Worth the buy:)
Got mine on the 23rd February and must say i was very impressed by the packaging and the intial feel look of the ear plugs. First trial run at work was great, apart from everyone asking me if I'd got headphones in haha. I run them past our H/S advusor and he was more then happy with the level of noise reduction. I work in a noisy plastic injection moulding plant and find them excellent for reducing the noise, without causing an issue in communication between other staff members. Found them comfortable for the entire shift and had no issues with them at all, apart from me being clumsy when removing one the foam tips, i ripped it. But i find the silicone ones better for me so it's not an issue. Highly recommend them to anyone who wants to reduce noise but still be able to communicate.
I just got my dBuds in today. They are awsome the help with the ringing in my ears. They fit in my ears very well. I could ware them all day and I just my have to just do that. Keep up the good work you guys.
Kind of disappointed I backed a glorified foam ear plug. Got mine today and they do nothing more than the standard foam earplugs you can find in larger packs for cheap. They’re not electronic, just a slider bar where it’s u clear which side is open and closed despite the packaging. The tips you choose to put on so it actually goes in your ear are foam or silicone. For the small size the foam ones were too big to fit in my ear and hard to come off, and literally were just the ear plugs you find at a pharmacy, the plastic part that you’re actually paying for doesn’t seem to do anything regardless of if it’s open or closed.
Hey guys, I used my dBuds for the first time today (where else but behind the drumkit) and I gotta say they were amazing! For years, I've used the generic foam type ear plugs, and in the process sacrificing sound, and these blow them away. I love that the music sounds as it should do, just quieter. Well done guys, I'll be grabbing another set or two soon!
I received them a few days ago. And they are great. I found the fitting buds that were included. I am a HSP person. High sensitive that is. I cannot filter all the noise. So thsanks to these Dbuds I can now go through life without all the noisy triggers and still be able to hear my kids and do nice things with them. I am not using the leash as it carries all the sound, created by the leash touching and rubbing against your body and clothes, into the dbuds. This makes it a very restless experience for me. That is why the four stars instead of 5
Francesco Sartori Di Borgoricco
I have bought the dBud cos i have the tinnitus and some hearing loss due to the place where i live now (Milano, Italy), and some Urban sounds hurt my ears everyday. Today (the dBud arrived this morning) is the first day since the tinnitus started that i don't feeling any pain at my ears when i walk freely in the streets! This is a wonderful product, It feel good and work perfectly and from today onward they will be in my EDC Forever! Thanks!
Very pleased to finally receive my dbuds. Quality and design of product and packaging is very high standard and has clearly been carefully thought about. Looking forward to testing them out at this weekend’s gig
Very comfortable with memory foam tips, block the noise well while still letting you hear good sound. The only thing I would add is something to make which setting you are on more clear