Ive been playing the drums for about 10 years now and have tried loads of plugs to try and help to save my ears over the years. Dr. Plugs, foam plugs, and other "christmas tree" plugs, but none of the mcome close to matching these. Its basically just like turning down to volume a few notches. When I practise with my band i can hear everything like i would hear it if i hadno plugs in at all, yet after 3 hours of practise my ears dont ring at all. Its an absolute revelation! Since i got these a few years ago ive even started wearing plugs when i go to see other bands play, it used to be the sound would be muddy and generally rubbsih wearing plugs, not with these! Again you can hear everything, probably even better than if you werent wearing plugs. Then once the band stops playing you can turn to your mates and have a normal conversation without anyone needing to shout, you can hear them talk to you and you can hear yourself talking too! simply fantastic plugs! i wouldnt use anything else!
Just a little note to say that the Etymotic ER-20s plugs and the Elacin ER-20s are both exactly the same made by the same people. so buy the ones that are cheapest!