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RWBlue
01-19-2013, 16:10
What is the best electronic hearing protection?

I think it is time to upgrade.

Is there a side beside comparison out there?

raven11
01-19-2013, 16:36
http://www.opticsplanet.com/peltor-comtac-ii-comtac-ii-mt15h69fb-09.html?gclid=CL6Tyq3L9bQCFStgMgod9A0A2g&ef_id=XN1QNUxL-AUAAA@l:20130119233723:s

Best headset I have used so far, blocks out the noise and is mil-spec


now what is your budget

GlockFish
01-19-2013, 16:37
Amazon.com: 3M Peltor MT15H69FB-09 Com-Tac II Headset: Home Improvement (http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-MT15H69FB-09-Com-Tac-Headset/dp/B0014ZYYKW)

Best headset I have used so far, blocks out the noise and is mil-spec


now what is your budget

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SouthpawG26
01-19-2013, 16:46
The top offerings from Peltor (Comtac II) and MSA Sordin (Supreme Pro X) are generally very close to each other in overall comfort and quality, I have a slight preference for Sordins because the scalloped shells allow a better cheek weld on long guns.

Regardless of which one you chose, make sure to get the optional gel earmuffs seals, for superior comfort (the single best upgrade you can put on an earmuff, for maximum comfort), trust me on this.

There is a great deal on the MSA Sordin here:

http://www.srstactical.com/communications/electronic-ambient-listening-headsets/msa-sordin-supreme-pro*x/75302*x.html

There's a good deal on the Comtacs on that site as well (but not as great as the deal they have on the Sordins)

And always use lithium AAA (AA for the Comtac) batteries. No alkalines, not even the better brands. I lost my previous Comtac II (I'm wearing these in my avatar) to a leaky battery..

Edited to add: Glockfish, check you browser settings dude, they work fine.

Saugus
01-19-2013, 18:22
I have the Peltor Tactical Sport and really like them. Picked them up for around $125.00 if I remember correctly.

RWBlue
01-19-2013, 19:39
I don't think I am going to find what I want.

1. Must not clip conversations.
2. Must use AA or AAA or 123 batteries.
3. Must have forward facing microphones. (I hunt with my ears as much as my eyes. I don't think the side microphones will allow me to do this.)
4. Must go in back of head not over. (Over doesn't work well with other head gear.)
5. Must have input and output for radio. Music for when alone at range. Microphone when not alone in teh woods.

SouthpawG26
01-19-2013, 19:50
I don't think I am going to find what I want.

1. Must not clip conversations.
2. Must use AA or AAA or 123 batteries.
3. Must have forward facing microphones. (I hunt with my ears as much as my eyes. I don't think the side microphones will allow me to do this.)
4. Must go in back of head not over. (Over doesn't work well with other head gear.)
5. Must have input and output for radio. Music for when alone at range. Microphone when not alone in teh woods.

I believe this checks every box:
http://www.srstactical.com/communications/electronic-ambient-listening-headsets/msa-sordin-supreme-pro*x,-neckband/76302*x.html

9mmmountaineer
01-19-2013, 19:51
I love my Howard leight impact sports!


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RWBlue
01-19-2013, 19:57
I believe this checks every box:
http://www.srstactical.com/communications/electronic-ambient-listening-headsets/msa-sordin-supreme-pro*x,-neckband/76302*x.html

That might actually work.

Do you have a set?

How does talking to the radio work?

Rinspeed
01-19-2013, 20:00
My Pro-Ears Dimension 1s are awesome, not cheap at all but worth every penny.

kodiakpb
01-19-2013, 20:45
+1 for the MSA Sordin Supreme Pro-X. If you get them make sure to get the Gel seals.

Rinspeed
01-19-2013, 21:15
+1 for the MSA Sordin Supreme Pro-X. If you get them make sure to get the Gel seals.



The Sordins have always had a great reputation. When I bought my Pro-Ears the Sordins were still make in Sweden and were quite a bit more money.

SouthpawG26
01-19-2013, 21:47
That might actually work.

Do you have a set?

How does talking to the radio work?

The regular Supreme Pro X has a 3.5mm audio jack.

If you need a full com set with microphone, there is this:
http://www.srstactical.com/communications/bluetooth-headsets-and-dongles/msa-sordin-supreme-ww-bluetooth-headset/75318.html

RWBlue
01-19-2013, 23:19
The regular Supreme Pro X has a 3.5mm audio jack.

If you need a full com set with microphone, there is this:
http://www.srstactical.com/communications/bluetooth-headsets-and-dongles/msa-sordin-supreme-ww-bluetooth-headset/75318.html

The price tag is in ouch territory.

And it is bluetooth. I am looking for wires.

Rinspeed
01-19-2013, 23:31
The price tag is in ouch territory.





I thought you asked about the best.

RWBlue
01-20-2013, 00:00
I thought you asked about the best.

True, but I didn't think I would be in ouch territory.

Warp
01-20-2013, 03:32
I love my Howard leight impact sports!

I kind of like mine, but the pathetically low NRR of 18 can be problematic. Don't even dream of using them stand-alone indoors. I used them outside a bit and am generally happy with that, but when the guy next to me had a 5.56 with a muzzle brake it felt like I was getting hit in the head with a rubber mallet.

They have their place, but IME that place is limited by the low NRR.

I'm still in the trial phase with my next selection...Howard Leight Impact Pro. Same basic idea as the impact sport, but bigger/bulkier and much more effective at reducing noise. NRR of 30! And still only $68

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Warp
01-20-2013, 03:36
I thought you asked about the best.

Do you have a pair of those? If so, how do you like them? Are they usable indoors? Next to rifles with brakes?

I don't understand how something with an NRR of 21 can be considered the best. I know a lot of guys really like their MSA Sordin ____ electronic earmuffs, but the NRRs are all 18-21. I'm very skeptical based on that. I damn near got a pair of Sordin Supreme, but that NRR....notsureifwant

RWBlue
01-20-2013, 10:57
Do you have a pair of those? If so, how do you like them? Are they usable indoors? Next to rifles with brakes?

I don't understand how something with an NRR of 21 can be considered the best. I know a lot of guys really like their MSA Sordin ____ electronic earmuffs, but the NRRs are all 18-21. I'm very skeptical based on that. I damn near got a pair of Sordin Supreme, but that NRR....notsureifwant

I have suppressors which do better than that so....I think they are off the buy list.

Remember, I am looking to get a 50BMG. A noise reduction of 19 is still going to be LOUD.

chewybaca67
01-21-2013, 11:34
Not listening to Rap works for me.

Shiloh228
01-21-2013, 13:59
PMFJI...

What would be the (theoretical) noise reduction for "33db" foam plugs under a set of "21db" ear muffs?

PEC-Memphis
01-21-2013, 20:37
I don't think I am going to find what I want.

1. Must not clip conversations.
2. Must use AA or AAA or 123 batteries.
3. Must have forward facing microphones. (I hunt with my ears as much as my eyes. I don't think the side microphones will allow me to do this.)
4. Must go in back of head not over. (Over doesn't work well with other head gear.)
5. Must have input and output for radio. Music for when alone at range. Microphone when not alone in teh woods.

Except for battery type (and microphone), proears meets these requirements, they use "N" batteries. I have liked mine for the last 5 years or so.

Rinspeed
01-21-2013, 20:48
Using "N" batteries is the only fault I can find with my Pro-Ears. They aren't always easy to find and quite a bit more expensive than AAs or AAAs.

SouthpawG26
01-22-2013, 04:17
PMFJI...

What would be the (theoretical) noise reduction for "33db" foam plugs under a set of "21db" ear muffs?

Not sure, but I always double up, usually with Surefire Earpros, even with the high dollar earmuffs.

I've found this essential to keep the shooters' eyes from blinking as the gun goes off, which is essential when you want to advance your shot calling skills and overall speed (knowing where the bullet will hit by seeing a continuous sight picture as ignition occurs, and then being ready for the following shot the very moment the front sight settles back into the rear notch).

fx77
01-22-2013, 06:22
Best Muff type MSA Sordin Supreme

Best in ear type custom... http://www.espamerica.com/