Mack's Pillow Soft, Mack's

Review

Mack's Pillow Soft Mack's. Picture 2 earplugsDecibel Chart Mack's Pillow Soft Mack's Pillow Soft earplugs are silicone earplugs. They are molded by oneself when using them.

Comfort


Once the earplugs are fitted they are extremely comfortable. Because they then fit exactly to the ear, no pressure will be felt. this makes them more comfortable than any foam earplug.

Sleeping


The earplugs provide medium to high sound protection. They are more comfortable to wear than any foam earplug. This makes them a very good choice for sleeping. The only better choice available would be custom fitted sleeping earplug - they would not be more comfortable but are easier to handle and may provide some higher sound protection.

Swimming


These earplugs are a good choice for swimming, because the seal the ear from water.

Music


These earplugs provide medium to high protection from loud music. But there are better choices available. For not so loud music, the ER20XS earplugs are easier to use and provide better sound quality. For loud music, the Bilsom 303S earplugs are easier to use, provide better sound quality, and more protection. If money is not an issue, then the ER15 and ER25 are the best choice. Have a look at our article on listening to music.

Shooting


The Mack's Pillow Soft earplugs only provide medium to high protection. For Shooting, stronger earplugs such as the Hearos Ultimate Softness Series should be used.

Motorcycle


Silicone earplugs are not the best choice for motor sports for multiple reasons. First, they must be molded first, which is not necessary for foam earplugs. Second, strong foam earplugs provide more protection. Third, having molded silicone and putting on a helmet might prove to be tricky. Fourth, there is more risk of the earplugs deforming while wearing and not providing a good fit any more and thereby losing their protection function. For these reasons, other earplugs such as foam earplugs are to be preferred for motor sports.

Invisibility


The earplugs are placed in the outer ear. This makes them visible more visible compared to flesh colored foam earplugs.

How to Use


DO NOT INSERT INTO EAR CANAL. COVER ONLY. Mack's Earplugs has a description available for how to use them here.

Material


Silicone

Size


The earplugs are molded by oneself to fit one's own ear.

Lifespan


Each plug can be used up to a around 5 times until it loses its stickiness and has to be discarded.

Comparisons of this earplug with other earplugs are available here.

Facts

Name:Mack's Pillow Soft
Brand:Mack's

Where to Buy

Images

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Attenuation (US Standard)

Attenuation according to measurement standard ANSI S3.19-1974

More decibel (dB) means more sound protection. More hertz (Hz) means a higher pitch sound.

Mack's Pillow Soft Mack's, attenuation decibel (db) chart, ANSI S3.19-1974

Overall rating
StandardANSI S3.19-1974
NRR22.00
Attenuation by frequency
Hz125250500100020003150400063008000
dB23.7023.3025.0027.3034.3039.2038.9038.2037.40
SD4.003.602.802.704.004.304.204.504.50
dB less SD19.7019.7022.2024.6030.3034.9034.7033.7032.90

Source: Mack's. Noise Reduction Info - Pillow Soft Earplugs 6 Pair Value. Retrieved from http://www.macksearplugs.com/noise-reduction-info/ear-plugs-for-swimming/pillow-soft-earplugs-6-pair-value on 2016-12-18

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