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Jered
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Electronic Hearing Protection

Postby Jered » Wed May 31, 2017 1:46 am

A couple of weeks ago, I bought this set of electronic earplugs to use if I'm out and about shooting coyotes or something.

Yesterday, I got to use them for the first time, and they worked pretty well.

The good:
-It's possible to carry on a normal conversation
-They're effective at muffling the loud report of a gunshot.
-They're color coded for left and right.
-Once you figure out the correct orientation, the battery replacement is a snap.
-They use standard hearing aid batteries.
-They're earplugs, and so it's easier to wear hats with these versus electronic muffs.

I didn't have any problems with them falling out.

The bad:
-They picked up a fair bit of wind noise. It didn't make the conversations and harder to hear, but, they did pick it up.
-There is no on-off switch, so you have to replace the batteries every time. (Of course, the lack of an on/off switch could be seen as a feature, too, because it's one less thing to break.)
-They don't provide enough noise reduction to make me comfortable on the range. (I use plugs/muffs on the range.)

$400 for a pair of earplugs seems pricy, but, I tried these out, and they worked well. I've only used them once, so I'm not sure how durable they are, but, when I was out running around shooting at prairie dogs and cacti yesterday, they worked well enough.
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Re: Electronic Hearing Protection

Postby blackeagle603 » Wed May 31, 2017 2:34 pm

thanks for the review.

They provide any amplification or just blocking of spikes in volume?
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Re: Electronic Hearing Protection

Postby Jered » Wed May 31, 2017 5:15 pm

They do provide some amplification.

There's three settings.
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Re: Electronic Hearing Protection

Postby Cobar » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:05 am

ouch $400. I've considered something like that for work so I can keep what is left of my hearing and still hear people. But, dang, $400.

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Re: Electronic Hearing Protection

Postby Jered » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:45 am

The electronic muffs are cheaper.

I'm young and still have a lot of hearing to value, and $400 is a fair price to pay.
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