Description Zound Earplugs evenly reduce noise by 21 dB, giving you a superior listening experience. Unlike regular earplugs, it uses high-fidelity filter technology to give you a crystal clear sound at the volume you want.
Hypoallergenic soft silicone
Sizing The multi-layer shell is designed to fit all ear sizes.
What's in the package? - One pair of Zound Earplugs - One eco-friendly resealable bag
Experience crystal clear sound quality without muffling your surroundings. Easily have conversations, listen to music, and live your best life at the volume you want.
Zound Earplugs is Perfect For
Like the plugs. Can leave in place and still hear and converse with patients and fellow office worker.
I haven't had the opportunity to use them in a dentalclinic... they do do a major noise reduction though. I can't wait to use them for my intended purpose :)
Snug fit and minimalist design
Fantastic ear plugs! Zero sound distortion.
Bought these for Edc Las Vegas since there’s loud noise blasting everywhere from all the stages and these got the job done. No ringing of the ear after the long rave . I was able to enjoy the music n protect my hearing. Thank u
Amazing quality! I used these at Edc Las Vegas and I do T have any ringing in both ears, and my hearing was definitely not damaged. These are worth every single dollar!
Great earplugs. Drowns out excessive noises without taking away the ability to comprehend what patients (others) are saying. My ears don't hurt as much at the end of the day at the dental office. Also have used them at a concert and at Disneyland. Love 'em!!
Easy to use all day! I work in a dental office and lots of loud sounds all day. Our office uses a fogging system that sounds like a jet engine. But with Zounds ear plugs curs down the sound. Hopefully to prevent hearing loss even the damage has already been done! Wish I knew about Zound ear plugs earlier in my career.
Super comfortable with tragus piercings (always a pain to find something that doesn’t irritate them). The earplugs don’t move or slide out and the sound quality you is perfect! Will be recommending to everyone I know that attends concerts
They work as expected, dulls the sound of my dental operatory but I can still hear conversation.
Better than ear plugs I have been using. Can leave in all day and still carry on a normal conversation.
Gave one pair to one of my docs. He says ears too sensitive to wear. Told him to continue to wear, will get use to the feel.
Great quality! Customer service was really helpful when I had an issue with my order delivery. I used these once so far at a very loud music festival and they were perfect! My ears felt protected but the music sounded amazing still.
Masks loud sounds while still making it easy to hear my friends voices. Don’t think I’ll ever go to a show without them again
These block out just the right amount of sound. I was testing them out at home and couldn’t even tell I had them in, until I took them out and could tell the difference. At a festival these are perfect, especially with the high frequencies. I’m always kicking myself now when I forget to wear these. Definitely a great option for anyone looking for a one size fits all earplug that gets the job done.
Really useful as a drummer in a rock band. Can hear the band and protect my ears at the same time.
Originally bought the ear plugs for Imagine festival, but it got cancelled so I didn’t get the chance to wear it until this past weekend to watch Mitis. Amazing experience! I was still able to hear the music really well & communicate with my friends during the whole show! My ears are really tiny so I expected my ears to hurt, but they didn’t bother me at all throughout the whole night! The ear plugs even have a nice suction so that it doesn’t fall out of your ears like other ear plugs. I showed my friends and they were all amazed around the engineering of the ear plugs. Definitely 10/10 recommend!! I would buy again.
I'm normally very sensitive to noise. I bought these after a recommendation from my dental hygienist. After using them for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised by how well they worked. The earplugs block out the unpleasant background noise of my high speed. They do not need to be removed in order to have a conversation with my patient or assistant. I will be purchasing additional pairs for the rest of my staff soon.
After trying these, I came back to get pairs for my entire staff. All the doctors, hygienists, and assistants absolutely love them. Much better than earplugs I've used before. Would recommend.
I was a bit skeptical at first, but finally tried these after numerous recommendations. They are nothing like foam earplugs. The earplugs are comfortable and make it easy to talk to my patients and assistant. I recently purchased additional pairs for my entire staff.
I'm a RDH and these have been incredible! My ears would ring after work before from using my cavitron throughout the day. Since using these, my ears have stopped ringing after work. Product works exactly as advertised. It's easy to have conversations with my patients when I'm wearing them. 10/10 would recommend
I wish I would have gotten these at the start of 2020 when my kids were home. I switched to working remote, and it's been hard to concentrate with the loud background noise. Zound Earplugs are perfect for working from home. I can still hear everything going on, but it's not nearly as intense as before. They are super comfortable and my ears feel great. I recommend this to all my mommy friends :)
These were awesome for my cycling class where the music was really loud. I usually workout next to the instructor... which is RIGHT NEXT TO THE SPEAKER! I'm so glad I found Zound Earplugs. My ears feel incredible and I feel SO MUCH BETTER after my workout classes... and my ears don't feel nearly as overwhelmed as before.
I am really sensitive to noise and recently took my Zounds to a movie theater. These are a must-have for anyone like me who tends to get anxious in louder environments. I was still able to clearly hear the sound from the movie, but it was not nearly as intense as it normally is. I plan to take these earplugs with me everywhere now. Highly recommend!
So I placed an order back in August that I never received. On zounds end of things, it showed a successful delivery. I contacted their customer service team & Jill was AMAZING! She assisted me in replacing my order & honestly it’s so nice to do business with a company that actually cares about their customers & makes sure they receive their orders. Thank you Zound team, I can’t wait to use my new earplugs as EDCLV!!
Ok, I have used them 3 times now and they are truly the best earplugs I have ever worn. They are comfortable and fit well. The sound quality is amazing, you can still hear clearly, not like those crappy foam earplugs. The little case is cool, so you don't lose them, which I tend those things like that often so thats helpful. Also the connector cord is useful, for the times when you aren't actively wearing the earplugs but want them at the ready. All in all, I am 100% satisfied with these and would definitely recommend them.
Great ear buds!! I use them for every music concert I attend. They limit heavy vibrations from the sound system and no headaches post show! I can hear the music clearly along with anyone I talk to. I'm on my second pair - first pair lasted a year before I dropped them in very dirty mud. They are a perfect experience enhancer... Also bought a pair for my partner. He loves them too!
I haven't been able to use them for shows yet but have tried them on and they fit well! I have small ears so I am very happy that they fit! Also, such great people at this company! I accidentally was sent 2 and they let me keep the second pair. I still am so grateful for their kindness. I bought the pack with the lanyard and case and love that as well! So handy and great to represent the company :). All in all, great product and great company!
The product is absolute heatttt! Honest opinion right there. Definitely recommend to others who go to shows on the regular.
Bought a pair for myself, tried at a concert... I will never not use these at future shows! Crisp, clear sound. Even the crowd around you clapping and singing sounds like a mumble!
I haven't tried them at a festival yet but I have tried them out at work and they are awesome
I love it, I can hear the music so much more clearly and blocks out the painful noises! My only issues is that they're big and I have small ears so they get very uncomfortable after 30 minutes...
Helped with no hearing loss after the rave! No headache!
Stayed put in my ears all night and comfortable enough that I forgot I was wearing them. Sound quality was still great. Highly recommended!
These earplugs are perfect for going to shows! They protect your ears and the music still sounds great! Definitely recommend these!!
I have worn these two about 10 shows now and really can feel the difference after a show how my ears/head feel and #noringing. I did go to a prettin insane NYE rave and I think everything was up tooo much anyway because I did have a bit of ringing post the rave, but Overall I would never go to a show without these. I bought a pair for my boyfriend too who is super sensitive about like "i dont want people to see shit in my ears" and he even uses these because they are so discreet. Do you guys thing youll come out with a cleaning product for them? I have been using my all natural cleanser for adult toys rn LMAO because its supposed to be good for like silicon products and what not but I would totally buy a cleanser or cleansing wipes if you made them haha
I use these at every show now and I don’t even use my old ones anymore! The sound is also amazing to be able to still hear the music pretty clearly. I definitely recommend getting these if you go to live shows often!
Such an awesome investment. I can hear the music clearly at festivals or concerts while still protection my hearing!!
I went to a concert and I had floor seats ( right next to the stage) so I bought the ear plugs because I really did not want hearing loss or a headache. I heard the singing perfectly and had no problem hearing the members when they talked either. I'm glad I bought these because I took them out once during to the concert (while the members were talking) just to test how loud it actually was and regretted it almost immediately because the crowd started screaming. After the concert my hearing was intact and no headache so I highly recommend these to anyone who is thinking about it.
The way I have been describing them to people is like so: "crystal clear audio, I can hear everything the lead singer is saying clearly. It's like listening to a video with headphones on."
I bought one for myself and my boyfriend. I used them at a Gryffin concert and we were at the very front and the earplugs were absolutely amazing. It sounded out the screeching noises and made the sounds smoother so you could hear each melodic tune. Highly recommend!
Got these knowing that I'm going to be going to alot of EDM concerts and wanted to save my ears and these are perfect. Music actually sounds more clear and I can still hear conversations. Only negative thing is I wish I purchased the carrying kit :(.
Hi, Jared here! They worked like a charm can’t wait to use them again at my next festival. The music was clear and I could talk to my friends with ease.
As a 55 year old music fan with early hearing loss, I need to protect my remaining hearing. These earplugs worked great. Far better than the silicone ones I used at Ultra Miami. These are comfortable, allow you to HEAR the music, and READILY carry on a conversation with other people.
So awesome! Used them for EDC Orlando 2019 and never got a headache and i could still have conversations with people. Great experience.
Glad I bought these, were them to about 5 shows ranging from small to big venue, concerts, raves, club, they definitely works! I even forget im wearing them. I can also have a conversation with them on. Very comfortable as well, never needed to adjust the once they're in. Good job guys!
So great! The first time I wore them I was a bit skeptical, but I realized that the acoustics at that show were just bad. I've since worn them twice and they have been great! I feel good wearing them and the music still sounds good!
Used at a couple shows
I have been to a couple of shows with these on and i got to admit I can hear the music great and talk to my friends there with out having to shout. I also used them at work and I can hear everything good especially when I am editing on my computer.
he Zound earplugs are absolutely amazing! I have gone to multiple shows with them already and they are perfect! I can listen to music way longer that I could before these earplugs! I have recommended them to everyone I go to shows with!
Very, very comfortable
My zound earplugs came in way faster than I expected, and I've used them at several shows now. They work really well and have made the local shows that normally were frustrating, a great experience. They are also surprisingly comfortable. I wore them for a while and barely noticed them in.
Used at Freaky Deaky
I tried the earplugs for the first time this past weekend at Freaky Deaky Texas, and they were AMAZING! I heard everything perfectly, and my ears didn’t feel anything. I was so impressed, I had two friends order a pair and I told everyone I could about them. I can’t wait to use them at my next festival or show! Thank you!!
Worth Every Penny
After seeing several ads for them, I decided to give these Zounds earplugs a try. Over the weekend I went to a small event that had DJs spinning various styles. For the 3-1/2 hours that I was there, I spent about 2-1/2 hours dancing within 10 feet from the speakers. It was not an all-night event with massive sound. But still decent for a first test.
When I first put them in, I thought maybe I didn't insert them deep enough into my ear because the music didn't sound muffled at all. As far as I could tell, all of the highs, mids, and lows were there and it sounded crystal clear. I was even able to have light conversation very easily without asking, "What?" half of the time.
When the event ended I took out the earplugs and surprisingly, my ears weren't ringing. And on the drive home my hearing was perfectly normal. I didn't have to turn up the volume any more than usual and I could hear the high frequencies from the music just fine.
IMO, these are the best pair of earplugs that I've ever used that didn't cost me a whole lot. I'm really glad that I got them.
Used At ACL
Your earplugs were awesome. Took them to week2 of Acl... sound was clean, clear, and I could still have conversations with the crew!
They Work Great!!!
I just tried them for the first time tonight. I went to LIVE & BUSH, your earplugs helped out so much! It was great and I can still hear?! :) I will definitely be taking them to all of my future shows and recommending them to everyone
100% WORTH IT
I've been to 2 shows now (and am going to 2 more on the 1st and 16th) and these plugs were a godsend. For the first time ever I went home without my ears ringing like crazy. Also I'm very active in the mosh pit (2 shows I've been to with them were Korpiklaani and Rings of Saturn) and was never worried about them slipping out, and I could clearly hear the music from the back of the crowd or the right in front. These are definitely worth the money and if I ever lose them or break them I will instantly replace them. I don't know if you want a rating or anything but these deserve a 13/10
Used them for electric zoo all 3 days, day 1 in VIP and days 2 and 3 at the tables. Sound was fantastic quality and my ears per protected. No distortion to sound and great high pass filter to protect hearing. Very happy with the product!
Used at Phase One
I was able to use these earplugs for when PhaseOne came to Atlanta and oh my stars these are a game changer. Not only was I still able to clearly hear the music, but I was able to still talk to people and the music sounded better because I didn’t feel the harsh vibrations from the bass on my eardrums. I have recommended these to all of my friends and I will continue to recommend them to others! Thank you so much!
Boy Harsher Show
Just used them last night at Boy Harsher. it really did the trick. I am irritated by high pitches and reverb sinc my concussion and regular earplugs dampen too much. and well torn tissue isn't the best either. LOL. I feel they were what I needed and I could hear the music clearly without the other stuff.I played a joke with my friend that it really worked, and it blocked him out entirely. LOL
Great FB Purchase
For the past year and a half, my boyfriend and I go to a ton of rock concerts. Recently I noticed my ears having a slight ringing for the next few days after we get home. I had seen an add on Facebook about earplugs for music concerts. I'm always skeptical about Facebook ads because I feel like it's mostly spam. I took the time to read the reviews and I bought my boyfriend and I the festival package. We both enjoyed being able to put our ear plugs somewhere quick and safe when not in use. We used them at Louder than Life in Louisville Kentucky a few weekends ago. If your not familiar with them, there are three stages. And its loud!! The ear plugs definitely took the edge off for us. And I wasnt left with my ears ringing for days after. They also stayed in my ears great as we were head banging! I wish I would have purchased these sooner. We go to a ton of shows. I'm 23 years old and I'm not ready to lose my hearing yet. Thank you, Zound for keeping our ears safe! And thank you for taking the time to reach out to your customers! We definitely tell all of our friends about the awesome products you have!
Good for concerts
I got to use my Zound earplugs for the first time tonight. I saw The Raconteurs in Oklahoma City. I was about 10 feet from the stage (oh, to be so close to Jack White...happy almost-birthday to me!) so the sound was quite loud. The earplugs were amazing! I could hear everything, as if I wasn’t even wearing them, but when the show was over I didn’t hear any ringing. I could hear normally. Brilliant! I’m definitely taking them to every event. I also do a lot of political events and rallies and sometimes those can get pretty noisy too so they’ll definitely get some use!
Went to a warehouse show that has a notorious loud sound system that plays music styles from Industrial, Noise, and Post-Punk. Usually it's to loud there but the Zounds knocked the levels down to a comfortable level. The earplugs are also comfortable. Definitely have to take them out if you go outside (of the music) to hear people talk, but that just means they work. Good product, do endorse it.
Can't Wait for EDC!!
The Zounds were amazing. I used them at a Mississippi State football game and it was a game changer! I didn’t go to MSU so I was not prepared for all of the cowbells. By the end of it, my ears were perfectly fine while my husband and his friend couldn’t really hear much for a few minutes. These were definitely worth it! I can’t wait to try them at EDC next year!!
I just wanted to personally thank you and your team for coming up with an innovative solution to help combat hearing loss. Not only do I enjoy using these at concerts/raves etc. I also enjoy them while riding my motorcycle as well. I consider myself a bit of an audiophile and I want nothing more in life than to ensure I can enjoy sound down the road. With your product, that brings me one step closer to ensuring my further hearing.
Again, thank you and everyone on your team, I truly appreciate the work you guys do.
I don't know what kind of magic you made your filters from but they are the clearest set of earplugs I have ever used. I have used them in all size venues now with smashing success. From our little Showbox SoDo all the way to the Gorge Amphitheater they have performed admirably. I was most impressed this weekend when I was at the Gorge. We were posted up in a spot that usually gives other earplugs fits. It is close enough to the stage that you need ear protection but far enough away that most earplugs muffle the sound beyond recognition. Usually I just go without and hope for the best so I can enjoy the show I am there to see. Not this time! Thank you so much for designing these earplugs.
I used these at Nocturnal Wonderland. Headbanging in the front row. I can tell the difference between these and those standard foam kind. Will be using them for day 2, and Escape in October.
Luis A Aguilar
These are amazing. I go to many concerts and festivals due to the organization I volunteer with and these have saved my ears. You can still hear the amazing music without the ringing.
Great at a Metal Show
I went to a friend's concert with my Zound plugs and my goodness do they work. His band is metal and I thought they weren't really that loud until I took an earplug out to adjust it and the sound difference was amazing. The sound quality was perfect while still not blasting out my ear drums.
Stay in your ears well
these are great, they stay in your ear. They allow me to get up close and personal with the amazing bass and my ears don’t have to pay the price..
Used @ Moonrise Festival
I recently used my new Zound earplugs for the first time, a few weeks ago at Moonrise Festival. I have to say, the quality from these earplugs are top notch. I can tell that it's a big difference than normal earplugs. Sounds are not muffled, and I don't have that echoing ring in my ears after taking them out. In addition, I could hear pretty well whenever I had a conversation with someone without having to take a plug out. I highly recommended these to my friends that went with me to this epic festival. And I'll definitely be using them at the next event I go to. Surely, you can expect me to buy another pair in the future as well!
Used these at lots of shows
I absolutely love Zound earplugs, I have worn them to Beyond Wounderland, EDC Las Vegas, Escape and Excision who are known for having 808 bass tones which I was glad to have had my Zound earplugs. I have bought 4 pairs so far, for myself and my squad, thank you for making such a great product and helping me persevere my hearing. ❤
5/5 Would Recommend
I love Zound Earplugs! I ordered because I have tinnitus and when I use them I'm able to last the whole show and my ears don't ring as bad. 100% woud order again.
Great for nightlife
Zounds changed the nightlife game for me. Great sound, with no ringing in my ears after.
Loved it! :)
I love being able to stay at my favorite nightclub without needing to leave because the music is too loud. Great to enjoy the experience and walk out without my ears ringing. Love your product!
This product and company are great! Shipped in time for a concert I was going to and they worked well. One time I actually stood right in front of the speakers and came out the concert still being able to hear.
Super comfortable silicone design makes these easy to use and clean. Music comes in clear and the best part, I can sleep after without that annoying ringing after the party ends.
Great When Headbanging
I bought a pair of ear plugs wanting to test them out since I had been feeling my ears ringing sometimes during festivals or concerts. I took them to a festival and they worked great. They were insanely useful when your near the front and it didnt sacrifice sound quality to much. The fit is fairly comfortable and even while headbanging they did not move much. I would definitely say for any active festival or concert goer these ear plugs are essential.
Festivals AND Clubs
Best festival accessory ever. Before these earplugs I couldn't hear ppl voices around loud music and now I can. I use them for clubbing too…
Highly Recommend for Shows
These ear buds truly make me able to enjoy shows again. They take the pounding off my ears an head an make the sound crisp. I've tried them at several shows from dance music to heavy metal an they never fail, i can even hear the person talkin to me at the show. Highly recommended from me to all my friends
Great for gigs
To protect my ears during my gigs and still be able to hear my band mates was an amazing first experience. Now I have them every weekend thanks to Zound Earplugs.
Perfect for Festivals
All I have to say is thank you ! The best purchase I've ever done. I could still enjoy the music while protecting my ears & have a full conversation. Oh have I mentioned the customer service is amazing!
My zounds have been AMAZING ! I was really hesitant to get them at first but after reading through all the reviews I’m so glad I got them. What’s even better than the product is the customer service! They respond so quickly and you get your products so fast. If you’ve got a week before a big show and you’re still hesitant, I definitely say go for it. Your ears will thank you !
Great Sound Quality
I did recently get a chance to use my new ear plugs a couple weeks ago at a show in LA, and they were great! I was very happy with the way that they didn’t hinder the quality of the music and I was still able to hear it clearly. I have definitely told my friends who are big show and concert goers to get some.
The ear plugs were incredible! I put them in for the first time ever right before we got into the Lyft for the event. I could hear everything clearly! I didn’t have to remove them to have a conversation with my friends in the car. I was able to follow all the instructions of the Hard Summer workers who were directing my group. Listening to the music, I forgot I even had them in and remarked at the fact multiple times throughout the weekend. I also took it upon myself to compare what it was like without them in. When I took them out while listening to the Dj’s, I didn’t hear much of a difference. Just maybe that it sounded closer if that makes sense. I thoroughly enjoyed your product and I will be using them at every single event I go to (which is quite a few I might add). Thanks for creating such an amazing product to help us prevent future hearing loss!
I absolutely love my zound earplugs! I wore them at Rock USA music festival in Oshkosh wisconsin ad i was able to wear them all 3 days without issues!
I purchased a pair of earplugs and tried them for hard summer for my first time and I absolutely loved them ! It was a little bit hard to hear my friend talking to me but that was doable. Being close to the stage and not being so kringed up cause the sound is too loud was really nice ! It made my night much fun ! Thank you !! I also love the little lanyard it comes with so I don’t lose them !
I wore my Zound earplugs to Global Dance Festival and Hard Summer and they are awesome. They make it so I can enjoy the music no matter where I am in the crowd because I can hear the whole range of the songs but he noise level doesn't hurt - even if I'm right in front of the speakers at the rail. I had to use regular foam earplugs the last day of EDC because I lost my last set of good ones, and the difference is huge! It's 100% worth it to get these quality earplugs, the cheap ones take away from the music but I really get to enjoy the music wearing these earplugs.
These are the first earplugs I’ve tried out that were designed for music so this isn’t much frame of reference. However, all throughout Electric Forest I was happy to have them for the loudest sets and it is the first time my eardrums weren’t achy after Bassnectar, so I’d say they work quite well.
They really work!!
I work at a concert venue. My station is typically in the front of the stage so it can be VERY loud. A lot of my friends complain by the end of the show about the ringing in their ears. I never have a problem and I can use my ear piece along with the ear plugs which can be hard with normal foam plugs. I HIGHLY recommend them for venue workers! I can hear the band, questions from concert goers, and my head set. FANTASTIC!!!
Stayed in place when headbanging!
They are super comfortable for all night wear, don’t muffle the sound at all, and don’t move when you’re headbanging! My ears weren’t ringing at all after the loudest Bassnectar show I’ve ever been to!!
I was doubtful about using earplugs but didn't want to ruin my hearing. I go to festivals all the time and recently used mine at one. I can tell you now... I will never attend another show without them. Turns out one Of my good friends also had a pair! She told me how much she loved hers too! ❤️❤️❤️
WOW!! Not only did they keep out unwanted noise disruption; music was clear without vibration to the eardrum, but they stayed in place considering the light weight and heavy dancing I did.
Best Ear Plugs Available
Used these for the 3 day Rolling Loud festival in Miami. The music was crisp and clear. No annoying swallowing or jaw click noises. I could hear my friends and the best part is I didn't feel like I was underwater after leaving the festival each night. They are so amazing!
The best earplugs I have ever used. Insanely comfortable, great quality, and superior design. I’m super happy with my purchase and am looking forward to enjoying them at all the concerts and clubs!!!
Amazing customer service
First I will add that these ear plugs are aammaazziinngg!! Been testing them out the last week and so far I love them. Can’t wait to bring them to EDC LV this year. I would also like to mention their amazing customer service, I had a small issue with my earplugs when they arrived, when I contacted the team they were very quick to reply and fixed the issue immediately! Great company and great people. Would highly recommend to all festival/rave goers
Beyond Wonderland Experience
okay. I was honestly a little skeptical when I bought these. I'm the kind of person who likes everything loud. I mean... that's why I go to shows, right? To hear the damn music. I finally bought a pair after a bunch of friends recommended it, and it was honestly one of the best decisions ever. They were super comfy and the music sounded even better. I will take my Zounds to every show from this point on :)
Taking these to EDC
Holy shit. I got these about a month ago because a friend recommended them and used them at the Thrillseekers surround sound show in Chicago (amazing show btw). I've gotten a bunch of cheap earplugs off Amazon before, and finally invested in these and could not be happier. Music was SUPER CLEAR and my ears felt great at the end of the night. I used them again at 3LAU with the same results. Definitely taking these to EDC week for the festival and all the clubs I'm going to. If you're into EDM or go to a lot of festivals and clubs, YOU NEED THESE
Ready for Festival Season
I just got these because I have several festivals on my list for this year - Ultra, Beyond, Dreamstate Vancouver, and EDC. I got to use them this past weekend at Seven Lions, and they were amazing!!! Super comfortable and staed in the entire time that I was dancing (I move around A LOT). I can't wait to use these at all the shows I go to this season.
I purchased these in December, but didn't get to use them until last weekend. I live in New York City and went to Marquee nightclub this past weekend. Normally when I go out, I use foam earplugs. The problem ive always has is that they are really uncomfortable and everything sounds muffled. With the Zound earplugs, my experience was completely different. The music still sounded awesome (not muffled) and the fit/feel was perfect. I will definitely be taking these to clubs and even bars in the future. Highly recommend these!