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Are the viral Loop Quiet earplugs actually worth the hype?

Plus, what sets them apart from other sleep earplugs on the market.

As established in previous articles (see my blackout sleep mask and sunrise alarm clock reviews), sleep and myself have a tumultuous relationship. It’s a real ‘will they or won’t they’, on-and-off, Ross-and-Rachel type deal wherein the factors going into my sleeping environment must be just right or there will be trouble in paradise. Among other factors such as zero light, my Goldilocks slumber circumstances also require reduced noise.

Seeing as I live in a block of terrace houses in Sydney’s Inner West with paper thin walls, echoing metal spiral staircases and a bedroom facing the street, earplugs are a must. I’ve gone through all the classic brands of foam earplugs and they just haven’t cut it for me. So, I decided it was finally time to try the viral Loop Quiet earplugs that is a bestseller on Amazon with 25 000 five-star reviews and has upwards of 25 million mentioned posts on Tiktok.

Read on for everything you need to know about the Loop Quiet earplugs before you make the purchase, yourself.

Loop’s Quiet earplugs for sleep review verdict

  • Our rating: 8/10
  • Why we rated it a 8/10: Comfort, customisability, durability and effectiveness

Pros

  • Sleek design and comes in a handy, compact travel case
  • Has four different ear bud sizes so you can find your right fit
  • Reusable and washable
  • Hypoallergenic; suitable for sensitive skin
  • Available in four colours

Cons 

  • Occasionally falls out of ears by morning
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What’s so special about the Loop Quiet earplugs?

These mid-level noise reduction earplugs go the distance when it comes to staying in your ears all night, are customisable and reusable. They also offer:

  • Multi-purpose use (think sleep, focus time, noise sensitivity, travel)
  • Up to 26dB of noise reduction
  • Can use up to five years (but should replace the ear tips at least every six months)

Loop Quiet earplugs materials and size

  • Soft-touch, flexible silicone construction
  • Customisable ear tips come in four sizes: XS, S, M and L
  • Weighs around 10g

How to use Loop Quiet earplugs

Take the ring of the earplug between your thumb and index finger and insert it into your ear until the ear canal feels sealed. Then turn clockwise and adjust until the earplug sits comfortably in your ear. (Hot tip: you can check you’ve put the Loop earplugs in correctly by checking that they’re not visible from the front.)

Results from our road test

Before using the Loop earplugs, I tried out the different sized ear tips that came in the box. Through this I found out that my ear canals are differently sized, and so I have a XS ear tip in one ear and a S ear tip in the other – primo customisability. They’re easy to insert, comfortable to sleep in (they take a tiny bit of getting used to if you sleep on your side) and are easy to clean. I love the compact carry case they come in which makes them easy to travel with and I found they actually made a difference to my sleep. Standard share house sounds such as footsteps on the stairwells, doors closing, neighbours through the wall and the chatter of pedestrians on the street below were significantly reduced but could still hear my alarm loud and clear.

Overall, are the Loop Quiet earplugs worth it?

I’d say that $39.95 is a very reasonable price for a pair of the Loop Quiet earplugs. For me, a sounder sleep with less aural interruptions would definitely be worth the price tag  especially when the earplugs are reusable for multiple years and the ear tips, for multiple months. They’re the best sleep earplugs I’ve ever used (and I’ve tried and tested many a earplug in my time) and I really don’t see myself switching to another brand of earplugs anytime soon.

Where to buy Loop Quiet earplugs

You can shop the Loop Quiet earplugs for $39.95 from Amazon.

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