I got these for dealing with misophonia/sensory overload and dealing with sounds being a bit louder for me than everyone else. I was a bit worried with how expensive they are but took the shot anyways, and I do NOT regret this.
When opened, they have the effect of tuning out background noise very effectively, while still letting me hear myself, other people, my phone, etc. They feel like earbuds at this setting
When closed, my voice is muffled and they do feel more like a traditional earplug. Louder sounds are lower in volume and it makes me being in louder areas easily manageable. I’m not even bothered by the dog barking anymore 😊
For me, they don’t sit flush as advertised, but this may be because I don’t like to push earplugs in very far. They work fine only being in about halfway. The amount they do stick out doesn’t get in the way of me laying down or anything.
I did want to note that the strap is actually really good. I saw a lot of reviews saying it was sticky or extremely long, and I’ve found neither of these things to be true. I live with two cats and haven’t had hair stick to it yet. It’s about the length you expect a necklace should be when around my neck, and because the material is kinda like silicone it doesn’t bother me being there.
Without the cord, I don’t feel like they’ll fall out, but I’ll probably use it when going out anyways.
It does come with three sizes of plugs in two colours. I have very small ears and the small sized ones are working fine. The plastic bit also has notches on it for the tip so you can choose how deep in your ear you want it to go. I have mine on the second notch.
Overall I have to say these are amazing and have greatly increased my quality of life. They probably won’t be what you’re looking for if you’re in an extremely loud place, like a heavy metal concert or a Monster Jam (but let’s be real, you should be looking for NRR 32 earplugs for those), but they’re really good for lowering the volume of everyday sounds like trains or dogs barking (I’d go so far as to use these at a regular concert as well), or just tune out background noise if you’re having trouble with that. I’ll definitely be recommending these to people who could benefit from them.