I Just got my AXIL Ghost Stryke Essential in the mail on Saturday. I took them out the box and the first thing I did was read over them and the see how they worked. The thing I did was to fit test the diffident tips that come with the ghost stryke essential. I tried between the ultra soft foam tips to the silicone tips but for my use the soft foam tips will help my hearing protection needs. I turn them on and they were ready to go out of the box. I had a tree fall down in my yard. I when and got my chain saw out as I put in my Ghost stryke essential and I went to work on that tree. The hearing protection and enhancement was amazing not only did they protect my hearing but I was able to hear my neighbor clear as day calling out to me to stop and talk with her about the tree. She wanted to know how I was going to clear up the tree and what I was going to do with the wood.