Top positive review
Essential for anybody working or attending music events
27 October 2017
Incredibly comfortable and very effective - the medium attenuation filters are great for gigs where the guitars are a bit clangy and jangly and the drummer likes battering the wotsits out of his snare.
The lowest are good for acoustic situations, such as orchestral performances, particularly if you're in front of the brass section. The highest level are suitable for things such as Grime or arena gigs - or when The Roundhouse have somebody on work experience running the desk, as they seem to do most days now (hint to anybody working in the field - if when you go to the loos, you find that the toilet seats are vibrating, you've got the levels wrong, mate).
I'd suggest that anybody who likes playing drums/is in a band and wants to keep their hearing uses them at all times - rehearsals and recording as well as when performing - because there's nothing rock 'n' roll about Tinnitus or bellowing 'What's that? I can't hear you, speak clearly' at people like somebody's grandfather at a family gathering when you're only in your thirties. Attach them to your keys/ID/entry card/belt/whatever is always with you and use them. The case is easy to open and simple to show if you're at a gig where people are checked for unauthorised substances and, if you're worried about looking silly, you simply look like somebody who Knows What They're Doing (and doesn't want to go deaf).
The only thing I'd suggest is if you get the black ones, get a small luminescent/glow in the dark tag to attach to the cord and a sticker to attach to the case, as if you drop either in a gig, there is no way you'll be able to find it again.