Honestly, better than I expected
I got the 25dB version for work as I'm often around heavy machinery and they don't block out the noise, but lower it to where I don't mind it at all. It may be because I got a high dB rating, but talking is slightly muffled with them in and I do struggle to hear people with them in even in a quiet room. They are comfortable, but I don't quite forget they're there. The case, I don't feel is as bad as everyone else says. It's compact and very easy to carry and getting them out takes very minimal effort; it just isn't a smooth, effortless removal. Overall, I probably wouldn't have paid the original $40 for them, but I'm considering a second pair at Drop's $18 price point.
Would recommend to a friend.