Custom Earplugs for under $90 Thanks to Massdrop!

At CES 2016 we had the amazing chance to see Elton John in action. And while the volume at the stage wasn’t as bad as we have experienced at similar concerts it was still loud and required earplugs in order to protect our hearing. Massdrop has an amazing Drop that will get a pair of custom earplugs for under $100!

Custom Earplugs for under $90 Thanks to Massdrop!

Yes, we were this close and yes, it was loud! The earplugs we used worked well but were off-the-shelf. As such they didn’t do as good a job as they could and they weren’t as comfortable as they could have been. That’s where the current Massdrop offering comes in. This drop will let you spend some quality time with an audiologist (you’ll have to cover that yourself) and, in the end, get a pair of earplugs that are custom made for your ears.

Custom Earplugs for under $90 Thanks to Massdrop!

The Massdrop page explains just what these are:

Made from super-soft hydrophobic silicone, the EAR Inc. Custom Audiophile Earplugs offer custom-molded protection against water and loud noise levels from music, wind, power tools, shotgun blasts, and more. They offer the same reliable tissue-to-tissue fit as the original Insta-Mold Series produced to great acclaim since 1971, plus improved durability and flexibility for long-term wear. Eliminate the discomfort of expanding foam earplugs and the hassle of bulky earmuffs—and personalize the aesthetics, too.

Normally these earplugs cost north of $100 but, thanks to Massdrop and its group purchasing power you can get them for less than $90.

Custom Earplugs for under $90 Thanks to Massdrop!


  • US standard NRR (noise-reduction rating): 32.8 dB
  • US standard NRR (per EPA-1979 adjustment factor): 29.8 dB
  • US standard PAR (personal noise rating): 33-35 average
  • European standard SNR: 29 dB
  • Australian/New Zealand standard SNR: 28 dB
  • Frequency: 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz, 2,000 Hz, 3,000 Hz, 4,000 Hz, 6,000 Hz, 8,000 Hz
  • Mean attenuation: 25.1 dB, 30.2 dB, 33.2 dB, 34.2 dB, 36.1 dB, 37.9 dB, 40.8 dB, 42 dB, 40.4 dB
  • Standard deviation: 1.7 dB, 3.7 dB, 3.8 dB, 2.3 dB, 3.7 dB, 4.7 dB, 4.3 dB, 5 dB, 3.5 dB

You simply visit an audiologist after joining and send the molds in. A short time later you will have a pair of custom earplugs that not only do their job but are also custom made to your ears. Your hearing is precious and irreplacable. Isn’t it worth $89 to protect it?

Interested? Check out the drop here!

As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, buying from our links gives Gear Diary a small commission.

About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.