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unbiased Earplugs For Sleep: Reviews & Ratings

Based on 1,400+ Actual User Experiences

December 26, 2013
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Top-Rated Earplugs

The table below evaluates those earplugs that rate highest in owner satisfaction based on at least 100 consumer experiences. All of the earplugs below tend to perform good to excellent in both comfort and noise-blocking ability.

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Owner Satisfaction Sample Size Main Complaints
(% of owners)
Reusability Price (cost per pair) Comment
Howard Leight Laser Lite 95% 221 doesn't stay in (3%), doesn't block noise (2%) fair $20 for 200 pair (10 cents) contoured t-shape designed for easy insertion. vibrant colors
Howard Leight MAX1 94% 298 doesn't block noise (4%), difficult to insert (3%) fair-poor $22 for 200 pair (11 cents) bell shaped. orange color
Howard Leight Max Lite 94% 107 doesn't block noise (4%) fair $22 for 200 pair (11 cents) designed for people with smaller ear canals. t-shaped. green color
3M E-A-R Classic Earplug 92% 144 NA fair-poor $27 for 200 pair (13 cents) cylinder shaped. yellow color
Hearos Xtreme Protection 91% 296 doesn't block noise (5%), doesn't stay in (4%) good $15 for 14 pair, pack of 3 (34 cents) bell shaped. blue color
Hearos Ultimate Softness 81% 393 doesn't block noise (12%), difficult to insert (6%) good-fair $7 for 20 pair, pack of 2 (22 cents) bell shaped. neutral color

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