Vibes Earplugs

A discreet design from the new brand keeps post-concert tinnitus away

As warmer weather approaches, festival season is nigh—and there’s a new brand on the block wanting to keep one of our most invaluable assets protected. Not an iPhone case, but earplugs specifically intended for live concerts. Minneapolis-based Vibes, founded by Jackson Mann, joins others like Dubs, EarPeace and Etymotic Research in providing a more usable alternative to foam earplugs. Leaning toward a more discreet look, …

Upgrading From Foam Earplugs to EarPeace

The soft silicone plugs are convenient, comfortable and discreet

Among the chaos of logistics and pre-gaming when headed to a live show, hearing protection is often low on the list of priorities—and is only remembered when you leave with your ears ringing and buzzing. Merging convenience, comfort and sound quality is Venice Beach-based EarPeace, founded by music lover Jay Clark who wanted to protect one of his most valuable assets: his hearing. Your average …