A review reviewed...
on the 30th Apr 2018
These were meant to be the lifeline which I had been looking for. My previous review - based on say, a few day's use (perhaps a week at most) was glowing. Note the past tense. No complaints re the style and light weight of the aluminium plugs - it's just the actual black buds themselves. They don't last. And while they're not supposed to be permanent - I get that - equally I would have expected a longer wear out of them especially considering the cost of the originals and their replacements. It's a shame because by the time you get to this site - if you live with a chronic snorer - you'll be desperate, so these buds offer a way to the land of nod without having to rely on sleeping tablets. But the problem is that the buds end up tearing and disintegrating meaning the hard core of the metal holder is exposed after a couple of weeks' use. If you have a disposable income and are happy to replace these buds on a regular basis - then they can work for you. Be advised though that they do not block out as much sound as the blurb implies. Granted it's crucial while we're sleeping (or trying to!) that we can still hear our surroundings but when those surroundings include the snoring/sounds you're trying to block out then it begs the question - what's the point? Plus they'll fall out of your ears. Too many times I've woken up in the middle of the night feeling around for a small bud. And that's not a euphemism. So in relation to those two points the Isolate 'revolutionary' ear plugs have turned out to be a disappointment. I've had to resort to Drapers' Industrial ear-plugs (orange and made from rubber silicon and costing £1 max) in order to get some kip. Can I ask that Isolate look again at their ear-buds. Even if biodegradeable (a welcome plus) they should still last longer than a few weeks. So for that reason, I'm giving them a two.