dBud | Volume Adjustable Earplugs

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1 pair of dBud earplugs
3 pairs of memory foam eartips (S,M,L)
3 pairs of silicone eartips (S,M,L)
Attachable leash and Black carrying case

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avg 30 dB, SNR 24 dB, NRR 20 dB


Choose the level of noise reduction and how you want to experience the sound around you in any moment, with a simple slide of a button.


Turn down the volume, without trashing the sound quality. dBud's closed setting lets you enjoy the sound at the concert. And the open setting lets you clearly hear the person you are talking to above the background buzz in a noisy work-space.


With the built-in magnets and the attachable leash, you can wear them around your neck, always in reach. Or you can keep them in the soft, pocket-sized case.


dBud contains only mechanical tech. No batteries, no charging. Always on.


Always includes 3 sizes of memory foam eartips and 3 sizes of silicone eartips.
Got small ears? Go to FAQ.


Of course, dBud carries both the EPA and CE marking, tested and verified according to: * US standard ANSI S3.19-1974 – by NVAP LAB no. 100427-0. * European standard EN 352-2:2002 –  by Notified Body no. 1437.

27 reviews for dBud | Volume Adjustable Earplugs

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Being a musician dBuds saves my day (and my ears) everyday.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy Tattersall

    This product is incredible! I have been battling with finding the right pair of earplugs which dont irritate my ears even in the hottest of photo pits and dBud have nailed it, I love this product. especially the way I can wear them around my neck when they are not in use! 100% recommend

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stuart C

    The Royal Albert Hall isn’t your average venue, my work there exposes me to every kind of volume and it can change every second depending on where I am, so having earplugs I can turn up or down depending on my location is invaluable, super comfy, easy to adjust and all done in a second, best sound protection devices I’ve ever used.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cindy Moser

    So simple in design and so effective at providing just the right amount of reduction for the circumstance whether it’s a heavy metal rock concert, a sold out baseball game or a rowdy train ride with screaming babies and teens! And I absolutely love the cord to keep them secure!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shaun Pollington (verified owner)

    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.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Ellis

    Without a shadow of a doubt THE best earplugs I have ever used. As a music photographer, I can go from a small intimate venue to a large festival photo pit and just slide to adjust the volume perfectly. Oh and of course they never get lost as they are always around my neck ready to go.. what? really? you have not bought yours yet? ..

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Iain Wright

    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.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mathias B.H.

    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.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy Hamlett

    I’ve played in a band for a couple of years now. By the end of rehearsals and gigs I found I could only hear certain frequencies and my guitar didn’t sound as good as when we started… so my ears definitely needed protection.
    I used to lose certain frequencies from the mix. Other earplugs just muffled everything…
    I immediately found that dBuds reduce the volume, without compromising the quality of what I hear… all the frequencies get through.
    Choose the most comfortable and best fitting earbuds from the 3 sizes provided… choose foam or silicone for comfort and adjust the slider to match your needs. Great quality, great price. I now want a spare pair… my friends and bandmates want a pair.
    If you enjoy feeling the music without the ringing ears – get dBuds – your ears will thank you 🙂

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ralph S.

    I use dBuds when I visit icehockey matches. The music there is too loud for me – dbuds helps a lot!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Guilbert

    These are great for concerts and festivals – when the music plays, I switch to -30, and in between sets I go to -15 so I can talk to my friends without missing a beat. They’re also great for studying in cafes! I’m buying a few more pairs for myself, and to gift to friends.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    As a new born parent dBud save my ears everyday.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alistair Lethlean (verified owner)

    I have been teaching drum kit and performing for over 20 years. I’ve used various earplugs over that time and the dBud is by far my choice of plug. Comfortable, clear sound and the magnets mean I don’t lose them like I use to.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    Having worked in Post Production Sound for all the major studios, I can say over the23 years I wish I had these back then as I probably wouldn’t be dealing with the Tinnitus I have now. I love these as having Tinnitus I’m able to wear them at loud events, or even noisy restaurants as it cuts the noise level down so that my Tinnitus doesn’t spike. I highly recommend these.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nir Limor

    Value for money, by far the best i’ve ever encountered.
    As a music producer, I find myself use them at recording studios, rehearsals and even just walking on a noisy street. highly recommended!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Didine Bedraoui

    You are contantly anoid by all the noise in your open space environment? All you can do to be able to concentrate on your work is to liten to music with your expensive noise canceling headphones? Not
    anymore. My dBud “close” all the annoying noise around me: from the ventilation, the steps, the never ending loud conversation of your colleagues. It gives me peace of mind without to have to listen to music.
    Don´t missundertand me: I love music! But when I´m working I like it to be quiet. With the dBud you still hear what´s going on around you but it magically filters all that make you annoyed and unable to concentrate on your work. No batteries, no charging. I love it!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martin Lindstrom

    Working as a dentist I experience a lot of loud noises. I previously tried custom molded ear plugs – I gotta say- dBuds are actually better! My biggest recommendation for all dentists! =)

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maksuda K.

    I enjoyed them a lot during the concert. From now on always with me for events like that. It helped me with the crowd noise and screams of excitement. They fit well and I find hard to get the earplugs that would stay in my ears for long enough. these were great, I very recommend to everyone.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marnie M.

    I play bassoon in orchestras. Bassoons usually sit right in front of the trumpets, so I wear earplugs for rehearsals and concerts. I love that I can switch to the lower setting in rehearsals so I can still hear the conductor’s instructions without taking the plugs out, then putting them back in, then out, then in… Thanks, dBud!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have sound sensitivity associated with my tinnitus. Sometimes I just need a little reduction in the sound from this noisy world. Love the dBuds, so comfortable and effective. Just the type of product I’ve been looking for. 5 stars

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    As frequent gigs and festivals goer, having good earplugs is a must for me. Too bad, I didn’t know this before surviving acoustic trauma with high sound sensitivity and tinnitus as a result. I tried conventional silicone party plugs, but the attenuation sometimes wasn’t enough and tinnitus got to the state, when I had to take a break from visiting loud places. This forced me to look for better protection, I was thinking about making custom plugs and then I randomly found your product and I have to say it was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. I use them on daily basis, using low attenuation walking down the noisy streets, using public transport, listening to music at home, and using high attenuation on the gigs and festivals. Since having them, I can enjoy parties much more without any consequences, tinnitus is almost non-existent and the same goes for high ear sensitivity. I recommend your product to everyone I know and to everyone with similar problems I had, it is a bargain for the price and real lifesaver.
    Thank you for an amazing product! 🙂

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brandon (verified owner)

    I’ve had these for about two months now. Sometimes my anxiety is trigged by loud noises, especially from large groups of people. I’ve used things like earplugs or airpods in the past but then you have the awkwardness of having to remove them when someone is trying to have a conversation with you. These, on the “open” settings allow me to reduce the overall noise but still be able to hold conversations when I want to. I first tried them when I took my family to an Aquarium on a crowded day. I was able to relax a lot more and enjoy myself by reducing the “crowd noise” while still being able to hear my family. Another example was I took my son to a kids movie and there were lots of conversations around us (as you would expect) and the movie volume was quite loud. I was able to pop these in and focus on the movie. Thanks dBud 🙂

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Coleen (verified owner)

    These earbuds are great for school, getting work done at coffee shops, and even in my own house. I am very sensitive to noises like chewing, yawning, etc., so these help me to stay calm and cancel out all of the extraneous noise that gives me anxiety. I am much more productive with these earbuds in and they help me to remain calm in social situations where, without them, I may snap at people.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve been playing live music for over 10 years. It was always a difficult decision choosing between regular earplugs, which mute frequencies unevenly, and playing with no protection. dBud is the best from both worlds, it protects your ears while staying true to the quality and mix of frequencies. Must have for musicians and concert goers!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    By far the best product on the market. I work in a nightclub and I’ve been buying earplugs for years and these are a must have. Worth every dollar. 100% satisfied

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Sharp (verified owner)

    I adore these things, and have just purchased a spare pair or two. As my first pair took a few hard hits and now are a little worn. Also add in that I have destroyed the foam buds, but I have a Daith Piercing (look it up which is not friendly to ear buds in general)

    But don’t fret, I work these things hard I am a noise sensitive individual who works in industrial environments. So they get covered in dust, and I am often flipping the switch back and forward with gloves on.

    Plus I was an early kickstarter supporter. So my pair have been in the big bad world a long time. I wear them maybe 16hrs aday on a work day.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Neil Wright (verified owner)

    Following a diagnosis of slight hearing loss I couldn’t bring myself to stop going to gigs. I tried a few different, cheaper brands and thought I’d found the perfect one for me. However, I’m never satisfied so decided to try dbuds – even though I almost didn’t due to the higher cost. I was plainly an idiot for doubting them! From the first wear it was plain they were the best of the best. I cannot recommend them highly enough. From the slider, to the comfy tips, to the strap and case, the product is amazing and of such a high quality. Just buy them. Best buds for gigs ever!

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