Long story short. I auditioned for a jam band consisting of a drummer and guitarist over the weekend and they liked me. The drummer has a custom built jam room, complete with a recording sound booth, so it is an amazing practice spot. The one issue is they both play with in-ear monitors and they play loud. My ears were ringing by the end of a 3 hour session. The drummer says all I need is a set of earbuds and he can plug me into the system to greatly reduce my volume. My question is, seeing as how I have no idea how long this will last are there standard earbuds which will do for this purpose? Not sure I want to get a set of Shures or Ultimate Ears right off the bat for something that may not last. I really don't have a use for in ear monitor earbuds for any other reason that when I get together this these guys (bi weekly). Thanks in advance. For the record, I'm 52 and have perfect hearing, mostly due to only having started to play bass a year ago. I never played music prior to the age of 50, so really never had the exposure to loud volumes that some on this board have had.