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Not Very Soft. Uncomfortable for overnight use.
on June 27, 2017
These do block noise very well. Some of the best I tried really. But they are very uncomfortable. I've tried them twice for overnight use (noisy neighbor), and both times my ears hurt and were itchy before morning. They spring back much more quickly than some others I've tried and the foam seems to be more dense. Not good things for something pitched as "ultimate softness."
That also made them harder to put in. I had to try a couple times to get them correctly positioned before they re-expand too much.
Noise: I have a feeling real world noise reduction has more to do with how well the plug fits your ear size to block the ear canal and how careful you are putting them in than the STC noise rating. At 28 these were the lowest noise reduction rated of the plugs I tried, but in practice they reduce noise more than any except Harbor Freight (big uncomfortable cheap) plugs.
My favorite so far is Mack's Ultra Soft. Not perfect and don't reduce noise quite as much as these, but I have no trouble sleeping through the night with them. 3M E-A-R Classic are pretty good. They work well and I think put less pressure on the ear canal and come in 2 sizes, but for me, not as comfortable as the Mack's.