Updated November 22, 2018 by Daniel Goldstein

The 10 Best Digital Ear Plugs

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Whether you’re a gun hobbyist, hunter, or an industrial worker, you probably have something to gain by owning a pair of digital earplugs. Their primary function is to actively suppress sound above a certain decibel level, so as to protect your ears from hearing damage. Aside from this, though, some models also enhance soft noises, providing you with a heightened degree of situational awareness. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best digital ear plug on Amazon.

10. Walker’s Razor Silencer

9. SportEar Ghost Stryke

8. Silynx Clarus Pro

7. Etymotic Research MP9-15 Pro

6. SportEar 30

5. SoundGear Instant Fit

4. Etymotic HD15

3. Otto NoizeBarrier

2. Westone DefendEar

1. 3M Peltor TEP-200

Editor's Notes

November 19, 2018:

While many of the models we chose have similar technical specs, the quality gap between the highest- and lowest-ranking products is important. Many of the lower-ranking items are decent, if not plain old good, except for a major technical flaw here, or a design oversight there, such as the SportEar Ghost Stryke's lack of an on/off button. The items that are at the top of the list, then, tick all the right boxes. The 3M Peltor TEP-200 are the perfect example of this. Between their dust- and water-resistance, sheer comfort, intuitive accessibility and their inclusion of an on/off button (genius!), they've got it all.

Daniel Goldstein
Last updated on November 22, 2018 by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel is a writer, musician, and frequent traveler with a bachelor’s in creative writing from the State University of New York. In recent years, his writing chops have developed alongside his musical skills, thanks to a rich double life. During the day, he apprenticed with “Rolling Stone” journalist and critic Will Hermes, and when the sun set, he and his NYC-based, four-piece band gigged at high-end venues across the northeastern United States. His affinity for sharing things he's passionate about has culminated in nine years of experience as a music teacher at elementary schools, where he honed his ability to simplify and elucidate concepts to the uninitiated. All considered, he feels most at home writing about instruments, audio electronics and backpacking gear.

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