Have now used the earplugs for a few months. I havent worn any in the past so cant really compare, but the pair I bought have been awesome and I wont ride without them. Not even a 5 min trip down the road. They are comfortable, clean easily, I can hear my integrated headset easliy and more importantly the nice sounds that come from my ducati. The only thing would be better is to have a better lining or no lining in the pouch as bits from the lining do stick between uses. Highly recommend especially if your not wearing plugs at all.