Vibes manufactures earplugs that are designed to the music clearer and more comfortably. A traditional foam earplug muffles and distorts sound. This is due to an unequal distribution of decibel reduction between low and high frequencies (bass to treble). Vibes actually filter acoustics, lowering decibel levels equally from bass to treble. This is done through a special sound tube and sound-enhancing acoustic filters that balance and modify the sound waves properly. This allows you to hear the music exactly the way it intended to be heard, only without the damaging decibels that cause your ears to ring and become damaged.