V-Moda is famous for making a wide range of high-end earphones. Many models cost hundreds of dollars. But they also make another product that looks like a pair of high-end earphones, but they’re actually earplugs! The V-MODA Faders VIP Tuned Metal Earplugs are high-end earplugs designed to filter out noise, rather than blocking it completely. They reduce harmful noise levels evenly by 12 db, while letting you still enjoy music and speech. They’re for people who want to go to dance clubs, rock concerts and the like, but also want to protect their hearing. Unlike most earplugs, these guys are tuned so you’ll hear all the music, but not at sound levels that could damage your hearing. But you don’t have to go to rock concerts to appreciate the V-Moda Faders. Use them to protect your ears when you use power tools, mow the lawn, or even walk down a city street. Fire trucks, ambulances and jackhammers can all produce near ear-shattering sounds. The V-Moda Faders look like they’re well designed and built. For comfort you get four sets of hybrid silicone fittings – XS, S, M, and L. They come with a detachable lanyard cord and a pendant case for protection. They come in gunmetal black, rouge red, and electro pink. They’re just $20 a pair. (You might find them a bit cheaper with a web search.) Val Kolton, the founder of V-MODA, is also a music producer and DJ. He’s also determined to help reduce hearing loss, especially among the young, who are exposed to loud music with the increased use of personal music players, smartphones and loud loudspeakers. This is a great step forward at an affordable price, $20. But remember, even with V-Moda Faders, be a responsible listener and do all you can to protect your hearing.
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