Plugfones Protector VL Audio Earbuds – Work in Peace
Published on June 7, 2023, 5:54 p.m.
The Plugfones Protector VL earbuds aim to provide hearing protection and music listening capabilities in noisy environments like construction sites or factories. In this review, we’ll evaluate their design, noise blocking ability, sound quality, comfort and durability.
The Plugfones Protector VL earbuds combine foam and silicone earplugs with embedded speakers to block outside noise and play audio. Key features include:
- OSHA compliant noise reduction rating (NRR) of 29dB
- Volume limiting technology keeps volume under 82dB
- Tear-resistant TuffCord cable
- Interchangeable foam and silicone ear tips
Noise Blocking Ability
With an NRR of 29dB, the Protector VL earbuds significantly reduce ambient noise, allowing you to focus on your work or music. The snug fit of the silicone and foam tips blocks noise well. Volume limiting ensures sound levels stay at safe volumes.
The sound quality is decent but lacking in bass and clarity compared to premium earbuds. The volume limiting technology restricts maximum volume. This is ideal for hearing protection but music lovers may want more volume and dynamic range.
The silicone and foam eartips provide a comfortable, secure fit for extended wear. The tips block outside noise effectively when inserted correctly. Cable management helps prevent tangling.
The TuffCord cable is flexible and resists tears well. However, it’s only reinforced on the lower half. The earbud region is prone to damage. Sweat and moisture can easily damage the earbuds.
The Plugfones Protector VL earbuds are ideal for:
- Construction sites, factories, or other noisy environments
- Operating loud machinery like lawnmowers safely
- Motorcycle riding with helmet communicator systems
- Attending loud events like races or concerts
These earbuds have received mixed 3.6 out of 5 star reviews. Positive feedback highlights the good noise blocking and volume limiting for hearing protection. Negative feedback focuses on mediocre sound quality, durability issues with moisture, and lack of volume.
- Effective noise blocking for hearing protection
- Comfortable and secure fit
- Safe volume limiting technology
- Lacks bass and sound clarity
- Not very durable with moisture
- Volume limiting restricts maximum volume
At around $30, these provide decent value prioritizing hearing protection over sound quality. Comparable hearing protection earplugs cost $10-20.
The Plugfones Protector VL earbuds are a reasonably priced option that prioritizes hearing protection over premium sound. They effectively block noise and limit volume for safety. While audio quality and durability could be better, they deliver on their core purpose of protecting your hearing during loud work.
- Driver Size: 9mm
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Plug: 3.5mm
- Protector VL earbud hybrid
- 1 pair silicone earplugs
- 1 pair foam earplugs
- Waterproof case
- Cable management clip
- Stereo-to-mono adapter
- Quick start guide
How To Use:
- Insert foam or silicone earplug tips correctly into ear canals.
- Connect earbud cable to audio source like phone.
- Adjust volume to safe limited level.
- Enjoy music and hearing protection during noisy activities.