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GDC 2007: Etymotics Premiers E.D.G.E. Gaming Earbuds

Promises far more than just a new paintjob for the gaming specific line. By Gerry Block A relatively common occurrence over the past few years has been generalized hardware manufacturers launching gaming specific products. When this has occurred the watchful hardware enthusiast community immediately questions exactly what changes have been made to make a product "gaming specific." All too often the...

Etymotics ER-15 Custom Earplugs Review

July 12th, 2009 | by Greg BarkerReview of ReviewsWe’ve studied the most important product reviews so you don’t have to.Type:Earplugs.Item: Etymotics (Elacin) ER-15 Custom EarplugsUSD $150 – $200 approx.GBP £165 approx.Mic ScaleAt a Glance: Etymotics ER-15 Custom Earplugs replicate the natural response of the open ear while protecting your hearing from excessive noise. You still hear the blend clearly, feel the bass, and distinguish each tone, only the sound is quieter. Etymotic Research...

I tried earplugs designed specifically for motorsports at one of the loudest races in the world — here's the verdict

Loud!Matthew DeBord/Business InsiderFor the past few years, I've been rather frequently attending car races, and I've discovered that an indispensable piece of equipment is a set of earplugs.As a member of the media, I usually have some sort of access to the pit stops, where the race cars pull in to get tire changes and to be refueled. The noise they make, up close, it literally eardrum-obliterating. But even if you don't get down close to the action, the type of intense racket that race...

I tried earplugs designed for motorsports at one of the longest and loudest races in the world — here's what I thought

Loud!Matthew DeBord/Business InsiderFor the past few years, I've been rather frequently attending car races, and I've discovered that an indispensable piece of equipment is a set of earplugs.With the 2017 motorsports season about to kick off with some races in Florida, now is a good time to start thinking about upgrading your gear.As a member of the media, I usually have some sort of access to the pit stops, where the race cars pull in to get tire changes and to be refueled. The noise they...