I got these because I'm learning to shoot. I used these when we went shooting and they worked fantastic. They definitely reduce the noise. The ear pieces are soft and provide a great seal. I can hear very little while I'm wearing these. My sister even like them as well. After a while they began to hurt my ears but most headphones do that so not a huge deal. I love that they are foldable so I'm not having to carry around any bulky headphones with me. The headjack for music is a definite plus. Overall, the quality of these are great. I definitely recommend to anyone who goes shooting or hunting.