I'm a member of the US Armed Forces and so I'm constantly going to firing ranges and training sites with gunfire and explosions. In lieu of using my headset ear protection I wanted something smaller and more comfortable for extended periods of time but was also earbud styled. These were perfect as I just tested them on ranges the last few days.Shipping was faster than expected and the instructions provided were crystal clear and simple. I molded them to my ears perfectly the first time. Upon arrival at my first range the other day, I put them in and removed the plugs so I could converse until it was time to go loud. They were perfect. The plugs removed allowed for normal voice level conversation and the plugs in resulted in no ears ringing after firing anything up to a .50cal.At one point I forgot I even had them in, so comfort level is top notch, I could see how some users use them for sleeping.Fantastic product, I recommended to some peers already.
Bought these for when I ride my motorcycle to reduce wind noise. These are perfect for that but I can still hear traffic and sounds that I need to hear. After approx 1K miles / 40-50 hours ride time they still perform like they were brand new.The "molding" process was very simple if you follow the directions and will provide a great fit that is very comfortable even to wear for long durations.I took them out to the shooting range the other day for combat training. 5 hours of running, sweating, movements, drills, etc and they never loosened.Buy these - you will be happy you did.
They mold easily enough, but might not be for everyone as they are pretty hard when cured. Not recommended for sleeping if you sleep on your side, at least for me. Very effective in blocking noise, much better than foam plugs. I have had the foam plug come off in my ear on more than one occasion, I just make sure that the plug is seated fully on the stem before insertion. Very effective for shooting, especially at indoor ranges, or partially enclosed shooting bays. I ended up molding mine twice to achieve a very comfortable fit.
I bought these to replace the throwaway foam ear plugs I use when I go shooting. The directions that come along with them are clear and straightforward. I didn't bother to boil water and just used the water from the hot tap on my water cooler - it worked fine. I found that to get a really good seal, I needed to remold the molds each once. I'm getting a full seal in my ear now, and can't wait to take these to the range next week, and I can only imagine what other uses I'll find!
They work great; I can spend hours at a time on a zero-turn mower and these work better than anything I've used. They had become the only ear protectors I used. There is abundant warnings on the packaging and instructions to NOT leave them in a hot car.