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The 3D-Printed Loop Hi-Fi Earplugs Stylishly Protect One's Hearing

 - Mar 17, 2018
References: amazon & 3dprint
As necessary as it is to protect one's hearing in certain settings, most earbuds cannot be praised for their aesthetically pleasing designs—but this is where the hi-fi earplugs from Loop set themselves apart. Loop co-founder Maarten Bodewes says that some of the options available merely "distorted the music, were uncomfortable—not to mention downright ugly," which inspired the creation of a new and stylish solution.

The high-fidelity 3D-printed earplugs for concerts, events and musicians boast an interesting circular shape that takes advantage of a round acoustic channel, which replicates the natural response of the ear's ability to filter sound.

The earplug piece that fits into the ear is made from memory foam, which allows for a comfortable fit. When wearing the circular ear plugs, one will notice that sounds are indeed dialled down in volume, but not blocked or distorted.