Liverpool Sound and Vision’s Ian D Hall reviews the ProGuard Lin-Ear PR20 Linear Attenuation Music Earplugs. Read on for your chance to win a pair.
Review: ProGuard Lin-Ear PR20 Linear Attenuation Music Earplugs
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For those that value the safety of their hearing in later life, the young who entering the world of live music for the first time or even the older, more established gig goer there has been a glut of earplugs that do the job of drowning out some of the loud that is associated with going to venues. However the music can sometimes be secondary as the sound that the music lover comes to expect and enjoy is drowned out by the nagging thought that something doesn’t feel quite right and then the pain of realisation dawns upon them as earaches ensue.
There are also those that dislike wearing any type of ear protection fearing that they are missing intrinsic from the performance. To get round this Sensorguard have made a new type of reusable music filters that cut out the squelch and dismay of putting your ears through some pain but without losing any of the enjoyment of the music. Using them is comfortable, something that is an unusual feeling as a lot of inner earguards can be cumbersome and distracting to the point that for the large majority they are better left in the packet to gather dust.
Proguard Lin-Ear PR20s are snug and easy to take in and out of the ear with the handy little lip attached to the circular providing a safety net for those that panic when putting things in the sides of their head for fear of not getting them out properly. They also do exactly what they have been designed for as the sound dB is vastly reduced. There is no loss of enjoyment for the listener, in fact the PR20s are vastly superior to almost every ear guard that I have come across and used in a gig. The comfort is a major factor along with safety, there is nothing worse than being at a concert and being on edge because the sound all around you is muffled and despairingly off. The comfort is incredible; the sound remains superb and overall enhances the satisfaction of a well performed gig.
The Proguard Line-Ear PR20 is a welcome addition to the gig-goer’s arsenal.
© 2013 Ian D Hall – Liverpool Sound and Vision
We’ve got a pair of ProGuard Lin-Ear PR20 earplugs to give away.
Question: What’s the name of the performer dubbed ‘the Welsh Bruce Springstein’ coming to Sefton Park Palm House on Sunday 23rd June 2013? (Hint: you might find the answer on our live gigs page here)
Winner: The competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to winner John Mitchell. The answer was Martyn Joseph.
Ian D. Hall was brought up in Birmingham and spent the vast majority of his teenage years in Bicester, near Oxford. He grew up loving music from a very early years. In the last ten years Ian has written reviews for the Birmingham Evening Mail, Liverpool Live, Chris High and the University of Liverpool’s L.S. Media web site. For the last year of his graduate degree he was joint Arts Editor for L.S. Media and it has been his privilege to write on many of the arts in Liverpool, Merseyside, the U.K. and the rest of the World, having reviewed gigs as far as away as Poland and Canada. Liverpool has been his home for the last eight years and is without doubt the most vibrant, most cultural part of the UK. His love of music and theatre has led him to see great bands and plays, not just in Liverpool but the wider artistic community. His dearest music loves are Punk, Progressive Rock, Metal, Rock, folk and pop. Ian D. Hall graduated from the University of Liverpool in June 2012 with a degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English. He now edits the Liverpool Sound and Vision website.
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