Westone TRU Universal WM16 Protection Filter Ear Plugs (1 Pair)


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Westone TRU Universal WM16 Protection Filter Ear Plugs

Gearank Recommendation

The Westone TRU Universal WM16 first appeared on our recommended list for Musician Earplugs from June 2019 until September 2020 when they were out-ranked by other earplugs.

Then in August 2021 they had high enough ratings to go back on the list where they remained until August 2022 when they had again been out-ranked by other options.


The Westone TRU Universal WM16 reduces incoming sound by 16dB without altering the frequency response, keeping a natural sounding experience -- just quieter.

Westone uses environment-friendly and hypoallergenic materials to ensure no skin irritation and discomfort while wearing.

The low profile prevents accidental movement and keeps the plugs from being accidentally pushed in.

Westone has a lot of pedigree behind the name in the world of hearing protection. Their value priced offering provides a great listening experience for very few compromises. If you are particularly sensitive to high frequencies but want to preserve intelligibility, these earplugs are a good choice.


  • Noise Attenuation: 16db (7db NRR)
  • Fitting type: Medium and large eartips included
  • Replacable Eartips: Yes
  • Accessories: Carrying pouch
Although this used to be on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available in our guide to The Best Musician Earplugs.

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings. I also play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.