"I wanted a cheap deal on earplugs as i do a lot of DIY work and i live in a noisy area (for sleeping in) so i thought £18.99 for 200 earplugs (in the design i'd been buying from else ware for £1.50 for 5 pairs) was a fantastic deal as i'd be saving money in the long run. The only problem is, is that unlike the other brands (of the same design) i have been using, this brand do not stay rolled up (inorder to allow insertion into the ear) for very long, infact as soon as you let go of the plug, its back to its full size! Which means if you’re not quick, you end up smushing the plug into your ear and it just falling out when you rub on it. For sleep, they don’t block out as much as i'd like, but they do take the edge off annoying noise. and they are softer (in the ear) to sleep with, but they can drop out (again, with the insertion problem) if you don’t put them in properly. If it’s for everyday purpose DIY jobs there ok, but they don’t block off enough noise than other brands. I wish i had just continued buying the 5 packs!"