For someone who's always around loud music, I couldn't ask for a better pair of hearing protection earbuds. They work for me during my own gigs and any concerts I go to. I live through music and plan to for the rest of my life, so I like to take precautions to prolong my ability to hear clearly. Great choice. These headphones in particular stand out because the quality of the sound. Unlike the 20 model, they aren't nearly as drowned in in comparison. You can hardly tell you're wearing the earbuds. They compare to bose noise cancelling on an airplane - they cut through the extra noise.