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The Cure for the Sonic Hangover

Rock. Electronic. Hip Hop. Country. Whatever your sound is, you love hearing live music. But sometimes live music doesn’t love you back. Extended listening not only leads to the immediate sonic hangover, but it can eventually result in long term hearing issues. Worse yet, you end up losing quality in the music because of audio fatigue.


Don’t sacrifice your fun or your health – work hard and play harder with DownBeats. Wear DownBeats now and avoid music-related hearing damage later. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to hear the things you want to hear, like music and conversation, better than you ever knew you could. It’s not an ear plug. It’s a lifestyle.

And for Torque fans, it’s a perfect accessory to compliment your headphones! Use these comfortable and re-usable ear plugs to save your ears to enjoy music through our headphones for years to come. This is a customized version with our Torque logo on the included aluminum case!


The Sonic Hangover

If you’ve gone to see music, you’ve almost certainly had a sonic hangover. You’re standing up front, loving every minute of the show. Maybe you don’t notice it at first, or maybe you begin to feel like your ears are hurting a little bit. It’s afterward when it really appears – you step out into the world and suddenly you can’t hear sounds the way you could when you entered the show. It’s like the volume of life has been turned down. Or, worse yet, you can only hear one thing – a constant ringing in your ears.


The sonic hangover is a medical phenomenon that occurs because of loud noise exposure. Inability to hear after a show is called Temporary Threshold Shift, while ringing in the ears can be an early sign of tinnitus, a type of hearing damage that is permanent and long term. DownBeats solve both of these problems, helping you to avoid concert hearing loss. DownBeats also improve audio quality by ensuring that your ears aren’t fatigued. Better sound, better health – what more could you ask for?

Downbeat – Performance Concert Ear Plugs

SKU: TQ10003300
  • Superior chemistry: Comply foam tips use a specially developed foam chemistry that provides optimal performance. Unlike other foams, Comply foam is hydrophilic, meaning that is does not swell or lose its recovery properties when it gets wet.

    Industry best sound isolation: Comply Foam Tips can provide 5-10 dB more noise isolation than inexpensive foam tips. They use the same world-leading foam technology that Comply puts into its high-end military communication products.

    Long lasting comfort: Comply Foam Tips soften when exposed to body heat allowing them to stay extremely comfortable even during extended use. Other foam tips exert as much as 50% more pressure on the ear canal causing soreness and fatigue after only a few minutes. Comply Foam Tips also do not cause an itchy or slimy feeling like cheaper foams can.

    Consistent Performance: Comply Foam Tips are manufactured to high standards. The foam properties are carefully controlled including:
    Recovery time – the ideal recovery time for foam tips is 15-30 seconds. This allows time for the user to insert the tips and get a secure, consistent seal.

    Tolerances: Comply holds exacting tolerances on the materials and construction of Comply Foam Tips. Rigorous engineering tests are performed to ensure adequate retention of the Tips onto each earphone, reducing any liability associated with tips being left in the users ear.

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