No one wants tinnitus!
Are earplugs essential for concerts?
Im seeing Interpol this month, along with some band my sister likes, For King and Country.
These are going to be my first live band concerts, besides this one orchestra I saw once. So how loud can these get and is it necessary to wear these (ear) plugs?
if so, where can i get a lot of cheap pairs?
I don't know how loud they can get, but bringing them with you to a concert is smart in any case. Don't have to use them unless it's louder than you're comfortable with. Better safe than sorry.
Wear ear plugs for concerts. Concerts are always loud as shit, especially for those that are indoors, and you want to protect your hearing.
I recommend buying a pair of non-disposables like Steve Weiss Hearos.
You should ALWAYS wear earplugs for concerts
But not shit tier foam earplugs, take the ones like in pic related.
Idk, I've never really found concerts to be painfully loud, but seeing how many people are saying earplugs are essential makes me think my ears are shot. I was front row right in front of the speakers at The Knife's show a few months ago, didn't have any problems.
>pic related, somehow
Foam earplugs are not designed to listen to music, you loose way too much high frequencies and everything sounds like you are underwater.
i usually bring earplugs to concerts.
that being said i only use them if the music is too loud
actually i didnt use them at a skinny puppy concert and i walked out of that indoor club without any kind of ear ringing or anything
Your ears are damaged, even if you don't feel it.
I was like you when i was 16, i never had ringing ears, until a walked out of a random concert 3 years ago, now i have tinnitus.
Don't fuck with your ears bro
>not having tinnitus
It's like you don't want your entire life to have a soundtrack. Plen as fuck.
>Am I a giant pussy
been to hundreds of concerts and had my ears raped by some loud as fuck bands. that deafening ring post concert is a reminder of the experience, and only a blasphemous bitch nigga would deny themselves that feeling of having their heads fucked by a great band. earplugs, psh, i spit on you. i bet you wear condoms too dont you faggot?
These suck. They reduce everything to bass + vocals. Guitar and drums sound like crap.
I always end up taking them out. But they're good for when the performer play songs you don't care for.
It wasn't the occasional concerts that fucked my ears, it was when I started having weekly band practices. There's always a slight ringing now, I have to always have on some background noise or I go crazy. Can't sleep if I don't have a fan on high to drown it out.
Wear the plugs.
I definitely have some minor tinnitus already. I'm 23, first noticed it six months ago. I don't go to really loud shows, but of course you can get damage at any show. I've always had hearing loss, so it's not like I've defiled a virgin set of ears. I still regret not taking better care.
That said, bring plugs to every show. Bring the shitty foam ones if that's all you have, it doesn't matter. Don't be like me.
I work in a loud manufacturing plant and I cant hear anything but a low hum with these bad boys in. Buy 5 and youll be set for life, you can wash and reuse them into infinitude