D’Addario and EarLabs bring down the noise with their sleek new earplugs

D’Addario x EarLabs dBuds
(Image credit: D’Addario)

With the live music scene now back in full swing, we’ve been keeping tabs on how best to protect your hearing with our best earplugs for concerts guide.

Now, another contender for our list has been revealed in the shape of a collaborative project between D’Addario and EarLabs, who have combined their efforts to produce the dBud earplugs which cater to both fans and musicians.

The partnership promises hi-fidelity sound without damaging hearing, with the dBuds featuring two volume sliders to decrease noise by either 11dB or 24dB depending on what suits you best.

Each set of dBud earplugs includes two filters along with five pairs of reusable silicone inserts to suit a variety of ear canal sizes. They’re also magnetic and can be attached through an enclosed lanyard for safe keeping when not in use.

EarLabs Christian Dittrich says: “Working with D’Addario made the most sense. From their reputation in the music industry as the leading accessories manufacturer and their constant curiosity for innovation, we couldn’t think of a better home for dBud.”

The dBud earplugs are available from the official D’Addario website priced at $54.99. A UK price has still to be confirmed.

For more information about how to protect your hearing at live shows and festivals, visit the British Tinnitus Association's website.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.