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Katty

710d

Anyone else not like loops? ************* Unpopular opinion alert: I don’t like loop earplugs. I got some because everyone I heard get them loved them and they have really good ratings, but I find them uncomfortable. I am pretty sensitive to having things in my ears and immediately knew the silicone was a no. (Rubber in my ears for extended period of time will often make them bleed). I used the foam and found it really stiff. There’s hard plastic not too far down. It blocks out some sound, but not a ton and feels like I shoved a small plastic ball in my ear. I honestly find cheap foam earbuds more comfortable and effective. I do have enough internalized ableism that I’ll still use them in public bc they are more discreet, but am I alone in not liking loops?

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    • wise

      709d

      over the ear ANC headphones are the only way I can feel like I'm actually blocking out sound. I have this irrational idea that sound will "leak in" otherwise, as though it makes a noticeable difference 😂 I hate the very concept of loops. what's the point if they're not gonna completely block sound

    • wise

      709d

      over the ear ANC headphones are the only way I can feel like I'm actually blocking out sound. I have this irrational idea that sound will "leak in" otherwise, as though it makes a noticeable difference 😂 I hate the very concept of loops. what's the point if they're not gonna completely block sound

    • Katty

      710d

      I usually use headphones too! Even sleep with them. I can only use them in public in very specific circumstances though because of some internalized ableism I’m working through. It make me feel super *uncomfy*. I hope it doesn’t one day because so much would be better with them.

    • Denv3r

      710d

      No I definitely agree, the loops make my ears hurt after wearing them for too long. I almost never buy ear buds anymore and in fact prefer headphones though they tend to be more expensive for a decent pair.

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