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China boy
02-14-2013, 20:18
What ear protection do you guys use? I was thinking of getting these as I wanted electronic ear protection to hear others at the range without having to take on and off my ear protection to hear:

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They are Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs and seem like a good deal and have a good rating. I realize the range is no joke with loud noise and the help yourself ear protection at my range isn't the best. Thanks for replies!

barth
02-14-2013, 20:21
http://www.proears.com/store/i/is.aspx?path=/Shared/images/Proears/PE-33-U%20Law-Mil-2.jpg&lr=t&bw=550&bh=550

China boy
02-14-2013, 20:26
Thanks for the pic and suggestion. But forgot to say that I was leaning toward the electronic type so I can talk with people on the range. I just edited the above with that point. Thanks Barth!

PhantomF4E
02-14-2013, 20:35
I would not have bought them , but my wife bought me a set of MSA Sordin Supreme pro x . Tell ya what I love them . Worth the investment . My ears are crap from my Air Force years and 30 years of range time . Just wore them out in the woods at the end of deer season . It was like having a hearing aid . I forgot how loud crunching leaves could be in the quiet woods !
It is nice to be able to hear range commands and also being able to talk with the folks and not be yelling at them LOL

China boy
02-14-2013, 20:45
Those look nice but expensive for a young guy like me. I'm hoping to spend around +/-$50.

LL6
02-14-2013, 21:08
I used Peltor Ultimate 10 (http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Peltor-Ultimate-10-Hearing-Protector/3298291/product.html?cid=202290&kid=9553000357392&track=pspla&ef_id=UppQG0fKuSMAABdN:20130215030449:s) for many years. Excellent bang for the buck.

HKLovingIT
02-14-2013, 21:19
I've had the impacts for about a year and a half. They work good and have held up just fine. Worth the money in my book. I would buy again without reservation.

RJ's Guns
02-14-2013, 21:42
I use custom made inserts and electronic muffs.
RJ

Unk
02-14-2013, 21:53
Forgetting the ease of use of muffs, electronic or not, foam plugs provide greater hearing protection..including the industrial ones sold at big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes.

Worn them all...I use Peltors electronics now..ease of use but always have foam plugs in my range bags.

Best.

raven11
02-14-2013, 21:57
Amazon.com: Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff: Home Improvement@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ShugcEeRL.@@AMEPARAM@@41ShugcEeRL

works great and low profile so they don't mess up my cheek weld of my rifles and shotguns

datnvan
02-14-2013, 22:03
have 2 of those howard leight. for sound amplification their great. but for sound suppression theyre ok IF u can get a good seal around your ears. thats their biggest problem. i still wear foam inserts but am still able to hear everything clearly with them thru the foam. great for ipsc and idpa where u need to hear instructions.

Reswob
02-14-2013, 22:29
Ear muffs are crap, and foam plugs are a pain to use. The SureFire earpro are awesome!

http://www.surefire.com/ep5-sonic-defenders-max.html

http://www.surefire.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/350x250/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/e/p/ep5-bk_new.png

Clusterfrack
02-14-2013, 22:40
I use a Nacre QuietPro. The filtering and active noise reduction are uncanny. I can hear better than with bare ears, and the unit just "deletes" the gunfire.

The only downsides are the cost of the unit, and the earplugs which need replacement every month or two.

http://www.soldiermod.com/summer-08/images/articles/industry/nacre-1.gif

Lowjiber
02-15-2013, 06:09
Amazon.com: Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff: Home Improvement (http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360900539&sr=8-1&keywords=impact+sport+electronic+earmuff)

works great and low profile so they don't mess up my cheek weld of my rifles and shotguns
My wife and I both have these. They perform well. If you have large ears though, the cups are not overly large and may not seal well enough.

Best price is at Amazon.

jdw174
02-15-2013, 06:54
I bought the Peltor Tacticals at WalMart for $60. They're electronic, use AAA batteries, and they work great.

TexasGlockster
02-15-2013, 06:54
I use a Nacre QuietPro. The filtering and active noise reduction are uncanny. I can hear better than with bare ears, and the unit just "deletes" the gunfire.

The only downsides are the cost of the unit, and the earplugs which need replacement every month or two.

http://www.soldiermod.com/summer-08/images/articles/industry/nacre-1.gif

Cool idea, though I couldn't find a price or their NRR. Any insight into these two things?

To the OP: I also have the Howard Leight Impact Sports and they are awesome. Work much better than my dad's Peltor electronic earmuffs. They also have the highest NRR of any electronic earmuff I have seen except for 1 (which cost about $250).

skeeter7
02-15-2013, 07:49
Amazon.com: Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff: Home Improvement (http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360900539&sr=8-1&keywords=impact+sport+electronic+earmuff)

works great and low profile so they don't mess up my cheek weld of my rifles and shotguns


I'm using the same ones. Got them for Christmas and they have been great thus far.

ESAFO
02-15-2013, 08:37
i just use the foam plugs they work great & take up no space in your range case, not to mention that when you loose them or just throw them away your not out any money.
spend your money wisely-- GUNS & AMMO.... :supergrin:

fnfalman
02-15-2013, 10:06
If I can find a set of electronic earmuffs or earplugs that can dampen noise the way my regular foam earplugs/earmuff combo, then I'd buy it. My ear has enough ringing as it is from my stupid youth at the range. I am not risking my hearing any more on "convenience". It's double protection all the way.

ADK_40GLKr
02-15-2013, 11:18
Those look nice but expensive for a young guy like me. I'm hoping to spend around +/-$50.

I found a set for about $25 - 30 at Wally World or Gander Land. Can't remember which, for sure.231223

Just gotta replace AAAs once in a while. (sometimes one ear buzzes, so I just turn it down)

Clusterfrack
02-15-2013, 11:36
Cool idea, though I couldn't find a price or their NRR. Any insight into these two things?


Street price on a surplus QuietPro is around $260, but a bag of earbuds will add a bit to that. NRR is 30 dB plus 9 dB of active noise canceling.

The unit is very good at filtering background wind noise and amplifying voice. At a recent match I had to turn the audio off because I could hear two guys whispering crap about me and it was pissing me off.

Angel
02-15-2013, 22:02
I have two of these and they are great! I use foam inserts and these over them. I raise the volume all the way up and can hear comfortably everything in the range but have double protection when gunfire goes off.
Just went to the range with my 14 yr old daughter and we both used foam inserts and these over them. We were well protected but could carry on normal conversation.
Highly recommend them.





Amazon.com: Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff: Home Improvement (http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360900539&sr=8-1&keywords=impact+sport+electronic+earmuff)

works great and low profile so they don't mess up my cheek weld of my rifles and shotguns

China boy
02-15-2013, 22:06
Just ordered the Howard Leights. -$50 on amazon. I'll let you all know what I think but I keep hearing (haha) good things about them. I'll let everyone know what I think.

Snaps
02-15-2013, 22:38
I love the surefires, I can't stand wearing muffs, especially when shooting a rifle.

m87
02-16-2013, 18:38
With no hearing damage so far that I can tell, I'd like to keep it that way. I've always used dual protection.


1. First, get a few pairs of rubber ear plugs; they last forever and can be washed off in a few seconds unlike foam plugs.
Something like this, although I'd just stop in the hardware section of any store:
http://www.arizonatools.com/hearing-protection/detail/AZTC-PLUG/?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=productfeeds&gclid=COzx06KMvLUCFWamPAodnB4AIg

2. Then top them off with electronic muffs turned most or all the way up. I'll second the Howard Leight Impact muffs for ~50...I don't shoot a ton, but they've held up over several years so far and are quite slim. The battery compartment is a bit of a pain.

Python-Hunter
03-11-2013, 15:48
Has anyone had any experience with "Hyskore 30150" earmuffs?
These are electronic and work from 2 AA Batteries.
I had a chance this weekend to try a set. They seemed to work great!
They sell for about $30 from MidwayUSA and Northern Tool.

Lnguyen9
03-11-2013, 18:31
Just regular $1.00 ear plug.

BenjiEDF
03-11-2013, 18:51
I worked on F16's for 6 years so foamies were part of my uniform haha. WHAT DID YOU SAY!?! I guess it would be nice not to have to yell at everyone at the range. I see guys with the electronic ones all the time, but I've never tried them.

So to the OP: you don't have to take off your EP's (don't do that, you really can get permanent hearing damage) just yell if you want to save money.

Nine Shooter
03-11-2013, 21:24
I use MSA Sordins because they make you look like this guy:

http://pics.livejournal.com/j4k0bwil/pic/0001arsd

Just kidding, I use them because they are rugged and waterproof. They cancel gunfire but you can hear voices just fine. They run about $250.

China boy
03-12-2013, 18:31
I ended up getting the Howard Leights and like them. I can now listen to music while I shoot at the range with my iphone. The left ear sometimes has a buzzing noise which is alleviated by wiggling the one wire. I use ear plugs with them and crank up the volume and it works perfectly while easily hearing my music. Lately I go to the range alone so I can't say how they do while talking at the range. But so far I'm satisfied by my purchase.

vafish
03-13-2013, 06:10
Ear muffs are crap, and foam plugs are a pain to use. The SureFire earpro are awesome!

http://www.surefire.com/ep5-sonic-defenders-max.html

http://www.surefire.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/350x250/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/e/p/ep5-bk_new.png

They have some with foam tips that are even better.

posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.

FireForged
03-13-2013, 06:18
As a person who suffers with tinnitus, I use pro ear 33 and canal plugs together.

I dont understand why people are perfectly willing to raise their voices to be heard over lunch in a noisey cafe but at the range, people seem to feel that 2 guys must be able to talk softly to one another without being hindered by their hearing protection.

kirbinster
03-13-2013, 07:14
I've got a pair of the Howard Leights and use them on top of cheap foam plugs - works great. The only time I wish for more is when someone is firing a 308 cannon at the indoor range, but I think that is more vibration than noise that rattles me.

thebibby
03-13-2013, 22:11
Another Peltor user; fairly inexpensive, light, fold into a small package, and pretty durable. Had them a few years and no issues.