We got these for my daughter and she loves them more than I could ever describe. I think she mainly loves them because she can hear her voice in a different way when she is just playing at the house and being silly - even though we bought them to attend our community festival that has loud live music. We've also used it for a local parade that has some really loud music and crowds. It makes her feel a little less intimidated by all the chaos of big events. And she loves the color blue;) I've even put them on to see how well they seem to work and it definitely cuts out a lot of background noise but allows you to hear voices near you pretty well. Really sturdy, too, which is great because my daughter likes to throw them. The only draw back is that they are a little hard to put on. My daughter can't really put them on herself and has difficulty taking them off sometimes because they fit so tightly over the ears but I think that's also why they work so well.