5 Best Bluetooth Earplug Earbud Headphones

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Protecting your hearing in and around noisy environments is very important…listening to your favorite tunes while riding is also important. Listening to music through normal earbuds or headphones consistently in loud environments will eventually lead to hearing loss. The ideal range of dB our hearing can handle is around 0-80dB. The average wind noise while riding a motorcycle is around 90-110dB depending on speed, helmet quality etc. Lets get the best of both worlds by protecting our hearing and listening to tunes by using earplug earbud headphones with Bluetooth for the convenience.

Noise canceling vs noise reduction 

When looking for earbuds that help protect your hearing, look for the NNR (Noise Reduction Rating). NNR will reduce the dB level of noise entering your ears, while noise canceling may limit the sounds entering your ears for better music quality but will not protect your hearing. Products rated with NNR will tell you the dB reduction their products offer. Most of these products will reduce the dB by around 25-30dB, perfect for most consistently loud environments. 

Sound quality and loudness

Combining earbuds for noise protection with earphones for music/phone calls is such an awesome innovative design. There are a few main issues that people encounter when using this new innovative technology:

  • Getting the perfect seal for noise protection

To block out noise/reduce the dB levels to the products description, a good seal within your ear canal is required

  • Loudness of music

Because this product is blocking external sounds and playing sounds into your ear at the same time, the volume is capped at a certain level to help protect your ears. This can lead to some complaints that the volume isn’t loud enough in certain environments. 

Different ear sizes

Everybody’s ears are different. This makes creating the perfect product to suit everyone quite difficult. The best we can do is read the reviews to help us make a decision, they try them out for ourselves. Look for products that have different sized tips to give you variety when fitting to your ear canal.


All products listed are Wireless Bluetooth earbuds that offer noise protection with a NRR (noise reduction rating) to help protect your ears from external noises that will likely damage your hearing over time.

  • Black and yellow wireless Bluetooth earplug earbuds.
  • Block external noise – Memory foam eartips expand like earplugs, protecting your hearing with a 27dB NRR (Noise Reduction Rating)
  • Volume limiter – Ensures volume is at always at a safe listening level
  • Magnetic Earbuds – Keep your headphones safe and secure. 
  • Toughness – IP67 certified, water and sweat resistant plus dust proof 
  • Average battery life 11 hours


  • Great noise reduction
  • Comfortable for lengthy periods
  • Noise cancelling during phone calls works great


  • Sound quality is average
  • Battery life is much less than 11 hours
  • Noise protection – NRR (Noise reduction rating) of 20dB
  • Ergonomic lightweight neckband – Flexible joints, weighing 23g 
  •  Up to 16 hrs playtime – Rechargable 220mAh battery
  • Advanced Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity – Fast pairing with a stable connection up to 10M (33 feet) of range
  • IPX5 Water and sweat resistant – Neck band is protected from rain and sweat
  • Comes with a compact portable case


  • Great Case
  • Noise reduction is very good for motorcycles
  • Buds stay in your ears
  • Great battery life


  • Base heavy
  • Sound quality average
  • Block Noise – 27 dB NNR (Noise reduction rating) including SafeMax volume limiting 
  • Wireless music and calls – High quality sound with high fidelity speakers and aptX audio
  • 16 hr battery life, including comfort earhook wraps
  • Signature noise suppressing microphone with echo cancellation technology 
  • Water, sweat and dust proof with IP67 rating. 
  • 1 year limited manufacturers warrenty


  • Great noise reduction when fitted properly
  • ISOTunes have excellent customer service


  • Seal has to be perfect for good audio quality
  • Features replaceable tips
  • Block Noise – 27 dB NNR (Noise reduction rating) including SafeMax volume limiting 
  • 12 hr battery and fast charge
  • Noise isolating mic, Isotalk reduces external sounds


  • 9-11 hrs battery
  • Good audio quality
  • Good base response


  • Low battery warning every minute is annoying
  • Block noise with heat activated memory foam eartips
  • ANSI-certified and OSHA-complient with a 22 dB NNR (Noise reduction rating)
  • 85 dB SafeMax volume limiter to protect hearing
  • Comes with 3 pairs of foam eartips (small, medium, large) and 3 pairs of silicone double flange eartips


  • Completely wireless, no neck wire
  • Good sound quality
  • Comes with charging case


  • Loudness is limited to 85 dB to help protect hearing (could be a pro)
  • Lower battery time than neck corded earbuds
  • Lower dB noise reduction 22dB