You're lucky we are communicating over text, tall.I've been shot in the ears multiple times with my Proflex. I have suffered no hearing damage.
Tons of people buy the cheap 20 dollar rental mask too and think it is great. It doesn't make them right. The only way the Proflex is even safe is if you mod the ears. A mask that doesn't even cover up the whole ear is just not good. Anyone who tries to argue the ears on the Proflex are anything but bad is just wrong.
And poopfairy, are you really trying to ridicule people who customize things to their liking? You must be new to earth or something, because everybody customizes everything always. Deal with it. And they don't always spend $1,000 on a mask, a lot of those guys just sit on old parts until the value appreciates enough to make $1,000.
They can make a good amount of money on old mask parts. How's that for intelligence?