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V-MODA Faders VIP Tuned Metal Earplugs (Gunmetal Black) by Review Summary ,  Sep 2, 2015

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V-MODA Faders VIP Tuned Metal Earplugs (Gunmetal Black)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 224 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 2.7%

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Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Concert4.8   average
Fit4.4   average
Quality4.3   average
Comfortable4.2   below average
Loud4.2   average
Price4.2   average
Music4.1   average
Noise4.1   average
Plug4.1   above average
Sound4.0   average
Cable3.9   above average
Headphone3.3   below average
Level3.1   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"The only complaint I would have is that the cable attaching them together and the travel case they come in are both difficult to use effectively."
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"V-MODA Faders - great for moderately loud environments with constant noise, easy fit, poor glue qualityCase - durable when closed, weak hinge, nuffy cord storageCord - nice to have for keeping track of plugs, noticeable cable noise in less-noisy or less-constantly-noisy environmentsFor noise reduction, these are fantastic in moderately-loud to loud environments."
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"Only downside is that the cord is easily knotted and the case is practically useless, but that's OK."
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"Having a cord that can be easily removed or put on is also great."
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"Additionally, the cloth cable that connects the two buds together (which can be easily disconnected, true to the product photo) can run our of either side of the case via small holes, allowing the entire thing to be worn like a pendant necklace."
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"V-MODA Faders - great for moderately loud environments with constant noise, easy fit, poor glue qualityCase - durable when closed, weak hinge, nuffy cord storageCord - nice to have for keeping track of plugs, noticeable cable noise in less-noisy or less-constantly-noisy environmentsFor noise reduction, these are fantastic in moderately-loud to loud environments."
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"The case, cord, and extra fitment adapters are a nice touch."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Comfort was ok for 2hours, any longer feels a little uncomfortable, but its not bad, just anything too long would feel the same."
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"What sets the Faders apart are not only how efficient they are in blocking out sound, but how comfortable (they come equipped with different-size tips), well-made and durable they are."
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"They are easy to insert and take out but not nearly as comfortable as Westone earplugs."
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"As far as noise cancelling and comfort, these are wonderful, I don't know if it was the specific one I received, but the ear plugs quickly broke apart from the string it is supposed to attach to."
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"Comfortable, light, work great!"
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"As a Club DJ in Denver, CO, I was searching for a professional earplug that would be comfortable, stylish, fit well with headphones on, and allow mids and highs to pass cleanly through, allowing for well equalized, clean, quieter sound, free of the messy muffled sound you get from standard earplugs."
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"Comfort with out DJ headphones: 10 10Comfort with DJ headphones: 9 10Style: 8 10 (10 10 would be with no earplugs, duh)Build quality: 10 10Bass clarity: 10 10Mid clarity: 10 10Treble clarity: 10 10High quality connector string: 10 10 (easily screws into the earbuds, which is nice)Case: 10 10 (hard plastic, very small, they couldn't have made a better case for it in my opinion)Thanks for reading, hope this helps some people."
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Concert

Concert:
"They didn't work well at all for a Rush rock concert."
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"They actually block out just enough noise to not hurt my ears, but I can still completely enjoy concerts."
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"I highly recommend these for concerts! "
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"I'm happy with these for enjoying a concert without losing another portion of my hearing."
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"great for concerts - the sound is crisp, but doesn't blow out your ears, even if you're standing next to the stage speakers."
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"They don't muffle the sound like the foam throw-aways, so you can really enjoy a concert without coming home with ringing in your ears or noise-induced hearing loss."
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Fit

Fit:
"For me, the fit is not good enough for hi sound level environments."
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"They do fall out occasionally, not the best fit."
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"Totally uncomfortable, none of the rubber earbuds included fit good."
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"comfortable fit, real test in march when I am in a volleyball tournament with 50,000 screaming girls! "
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"easy to get a good fit and works well."
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"Different sizes of ear gels make fitting the earplugs very easy."
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"They fit great under my headphones."
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"excellent fit and lots of size options."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"With the headphones on while mixing i do not recommend these but if you must use something i guess they will do."
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"I have used them when going out to areas where there will be loud sound (bars with bands, large gatherings and parades).The benefit is that not everything is muffled but just lower so it is easier to communicate with people and you don't look nearly as weird since people assume they would just be headphones."
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"maybe not as great as electronic noise canceling headphones, which I use often but you can wear them throughout the flight, more easily off the plane and in other places without bulky headphones."
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"I ordered this product accidentally when shopping for an inexpensive pair of earbuds (in-ear headphones) to replace a pair of Sony's that broke recently."
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"I needed noise reducing headphones... not plugs... Damnit... well, they work I guess."
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"They fit great under my headphones."
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"These are great and everything, but just be aware that THEY ARE NOT HEADPHONES."
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"I love my V-Moda headphones and for $20 I figured what the heck; I'd give them a try."
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"As a Club DJ in Denver, CO, I was searching for a professional earplug that would be comfortable, stylish, fit well with headphones on, and allow mids and highs to pass cleanly through, allowing for well equalized, clean, quieter sound, free of the messy muffled sound you get from standard earplugs."
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Level

Level:
"For me, the fit is not good enough for hi sound level environments."
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"No, not quite, but it's the best model I've heard in reducing decibel level while maintaining good sound quality."
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"(Of course, the farther they are, the less you hear)If you like going into places with loud music, or somewhere where the noise can get to an uncomfortable level, just put these in and you're done, lowers the overall volume without dampening all of the qualities of the sound, such as the booming parts of a bass of a song, or the hi-hat hits."
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"Specifically, the manufacturer of this product states The V-MODA Faders(tm) VIP reduce harmful noise levels evenly by 12dB* across the spectrum... allowing you to hear music and speech with crystal clarity while protecting your ears."
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"While the first band was on stage, these blocked the really irritating - read, most damaging - sound levels."
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"Sound level reduction was great."
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"Nothing sounded muddy and the noise was reduced to a comfortable level."
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"They dampen the volume levels, clear out the distortion, and frankly make the music sound better than without."
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"The music is still clear but the volume has just been turned down to a comfortable level."
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"I have bluetooth speakers in my helmet and the noise level can get pretty high at highway speeds from the wind passing over the helmet."
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Loud

Loud:
"Let's just say, club DJ's are around some excessively loud music all the time."
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"(Of course, the farther they are, the less you hear)If you like going into places with loud music, or somewhere where the noise can get to an uncomfortable level, just put these in and you're done, lowers the overall volume without dampening all of the qualities of the sound, such as the booming parts of a bass of a song, or the hi-hat hits."
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"I'm in clubs and loud places frequently and dislike the regular type of ear plugs, but these do the perfect job because they filter out enough sound without making it feel like my ears can't breath."
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"They'd be great for working around loud equipment or machinery."
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"The VIP earplugs work well for taking the edge off loud noise areas such as movies and concerts, without killing the ability to hear conversations."
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"I recommend them for loud shows."
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"V-MODA Faders - great for moderately loud environments with constant noise, easy fit, poor glue qualityCase - durable when closed, weak hinge, nuffy cord storageCord - nice to have for keeping track of plugs, noticeable cable noise in less-noisy or less-constantly-noisy environmentsFor noise reduction, these are fantastic in moderately-loud to loud environments."
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Music

Music:
"It was nice to come home without feeling like my ears were further damaged and I could still enjoy the music with these in."
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"Horrible for music!"
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"When I bought these I thought they were ear-buds to play music from an MP3 or iPod, and I was a little disappointed when I discovered that they were only earplugs."
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"Let's just say, club DJ's are around some excessively loud music all the time."
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"(Of course, the farther they are, the less you hear)If you like going into places with loud music, or somewhere where the noise can get to an uncomfortable level, just put these in and you're done, lowers the overall volume without dampening all of the qualities of the sound, such as the booming parts of a bass of a song, or the hi-hat hits."
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"With foam ones it would always make the music sound pretty bad."
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"These are comfortable, dampen the music, and still allow me to hear conversation."
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"I love music, but I also love my ears."
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"It was nice to come home without feeling like my ears were further damaged and I could still enjoy the music with these in."
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"Great works fine when drowning out music not to my taste."
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Noise

Noise:
"I use them to block out harmful noise while mowing the lawn, but I can still hear shouting to me from across the yard."
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"These went up against a pair of 3M earplugs (The cheap foam plugs) and I noticed no great difference in noise reduction nor did I notice a great different in retention of overall clarity across the spectrum."
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"Speech volume from my wife was reduce enough so that after about 4 feet of distance it could get hard to discern what she said from among the other noises in the store."
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"maybe not as great as electronic noise canceling headphones, which I use often but you can wear them throughout the flight, more easily off the plane and in other places without bulky headphones."
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"(Of course, the farther they are, the less you hear)If you like going into places with loud music, or somewhere where the noise can get to an uncomfortable level, just put these in and you're done, lowers the overall volume without dampening all of the qualities of the sound, such as the booming parts of a bass of a song, or the hi-hat hits."
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"Specifically, the manufacturer of this product states The V-MODA Faders(tm) VIP reduce harmful noise levels evenly by 12dB* across the spectrum... allowing you to hear music and speech with crystal clarity while protecting your ears."
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"From a noise reduction standpoint, these are great."
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"Decent noise reducing, can still hear well without the damage!"
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"The VIP earplugs work well for taking the edge off loud noise areas such as movies and concerts, without killing the ability to hear conversations."
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"Driving with these are great for reducing road noise on 3+ hours road trips."
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"Great product, blocks noise while reading and is a good substitute for ear plugs."
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Plug

Plug:
"These are OK, but most people's ears (like their feet) are slightly different, and the one size fits all (even with the different plugs that come with these) doesn't work as well as toilet paper."
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"These went up against a pair of 3M earplugs (The cheap foam plugs) and I noticed no great difference in noise reduction nor did I notice a great different in retention of overall clarity across the spectrum."
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"As far as noise cancelling and comfort, these are wonderful, I don't know if it was the specific one I received, but the ear plugs quickly broke apart from the string it is supposed to attach to."
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"The earplugs themselves are fantastic and block out sound in quite a clear manner - unfortunately one plug got lost the very first night I used them due to the screw-in mechanism failing."
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"I'm in clubs and loud places frequently and dislike the regular type of ear plugs, but these do the perfect job because they filter out enough sound without making it feel like my ears can't breath."
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"As a professional musician my hearing is vital, but wearing those foam ear plugs were no fun, everything sounds so muffled."
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"Good quality plugs, works as advertised (lowers dB down)."
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"These ear plugs are exceptional, and I would recommend them to a friend."
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"The good: They do as well as a foam ear plug for sound reduction without affecting my balance and making me feel 'plugged up'."
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"These particular ear plugs are less easy to adjust, and the sound is slightly muffled (in comparison)."
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"WITH ALL plugs: the absolutely most important part of any ear plug is a good seal in the ear canal....and this varies from person to person."
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Price

Price:
"These went up against a pair of 3M earplugs (The cheap foam plugs) and I noticed no great difference in noise reduction nor did I notice a great different in retention of overall clarity across the spectrum."
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"Obvious downside is the high price range for which you can actually get real bud style earphones and simply use them as plugs."
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"Pro look great price."
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"btw; the BEST isolation (protection) is offered by the cheap, foam, squishy type plugs."
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"The build quality is decent for the price and the noise reduction is enough to allow me peace of mind on the heath of my ears and my relaxed sleep."
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"Money well spent :)"
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"For an inexpensive pair of ear plugs, these are great!"
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Quality

Quality:
"I love this product (I have had a few pair) but I am disappointed in the quality of the specific pair I received this round."
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"I understand at the price point that should not be a gripe, but they already tore in half, which honestly is no big deal because I'll stop using the case, but it was dissapointing considering the quality I associate with the name V Moda."
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"Good quality plugs, works as advertised (lowers dB down)."
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"good quality and you can hear the conversion and still lower the noise."
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"I love this product (I have had a few pair) but I am disappointed in the quality of the specific pair I received this round."
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"The build quality is decent for the price and the noise reduction is enough to allow me peace of mind on the heath of my ears and my relaxed sleep."
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"Good quality sound, you can still have a conversation!"
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Sound

Sound:
"For me, the fit is not good enough for hi sound level environments."
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"Sounds are muffled, not clear at all."
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"These are the worst sounding earplugs I have tried so far."
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"The earplugs themselves are fantastic and block out sound in quite a clear manner - unfortunately one plug got lost the very first night I used them due to the screw-in mechanism failing."
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"They also didnt work as well for high frequency sounds as they did for the low frequency, so they dont appear to be as tuned as they say."
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"The sound that makes is a bit of a scraping sound This is REALLY annoying."
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"With foam ones it would always make the music sound pretty bad."
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"i had them in my years in the club for about 6 hours straight and while they do remove a lot of the sound and there very clear in terms of what you hear when you have in your ears they are not comfortable."
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"The good: They do as well as a foam ear plug for sound reduction without affecting my balance and making me feel 'plugged up'."
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"These particular ear plugs are less easy to adjust, and the sound is slightly muffled (in comparison)."
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"The sound comes through them crystal clear."
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Volume

Volume:
"There are much better options for minimizing ear damaging volume."
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"They work pretty great and block out or lower the outside volume very well."
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"I don't know how it is possible, and I hope it is not just me succumbing to marketing, but in my experience they do actually allow me to enjoy high volume environments without making the sound muddy and they allow speech and instrumentation to remain discernible."
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"They dampen the volume levels, clear out the distortion, and frankly make the music sound better than without."
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"The music is still clear but the volume has just been turned down to a comfortable level."
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"I can hear the other players well enough and the earplugs lower the overall volume."
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