There's a reason for that. They work brilliantly.
Since summertime outdoor (and loud) concerts are upon us, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the benefits of these earplugs. As I stated in my review, they not only protect your ears from the harmful sounds at a concert, they make the music sound richer; more full.
This year I was able to take my pair of earplugs to the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater. Since I'm often in the photo pit and on top of the action, I knew that this bit of technology would be a good idea to have with me. The result? Every show sounded great! I noticed people in the front row and other photogs cringing at the high pitched guitar or overstated bass, but not me. My ears were as happy as a clam. I also slept soundly each night in the campground since my ears weren't ringing at all.
At $160 bucks, they can be a bit spendy, but if you're someone who attends a lot of concerts, during the summer or otherwise; they're a great tool that you'll have forever. Provided you don't lose them of course.
Check out a rudimentary video of the outfitting process below.