Best 3 inexpensive Shooting Accessories – Hearing Protection & Enhancement
Hearing protection devices or HPD, is your optimal protection when you are unable to reduce the exposure to loud noise levels.
Hearing protection devices can greatly diminish the decibel level that reaches your ear. HPDs act as barriers to decrease sound entering the ear. They are essential, in that they decrease the risk of excessive noise exposure and subsequent hearing loss.
Here, we present 2 types of HPD:
Check out 3 inexpensive shooting accessories (hearing protection devices). Noise reduction rating and other characteristics are pointed under each item.
Howard Leight Impact™ Sport Black Earmuffs
- Defend against damaging sounds;
- Amplify low-level sounds and range commands;
- Air Flow Control optimizes attenuation;
- Low energy consumption and automatic four-hour shut-off;
- Noise reduction rating of 22dB.
Minimize damaging, concussive sound with the Howard Leight Impact Sport Black Earmuffs. Air Flow Control™ optimizes airflow for the highest possible level of sound reduction. Built-in directional microphones amplify range commands and other ambient sounds to a safe 82dB level, making communication a breeze. When ambient volumes reach levels above 82dB, Impact Sport Earmuffs block out sounds with a noise reduction rating of 22dB.. Foldable design makes for easy storage. Minimal energy consumption provides long-lasting performance and an automatic shut-off kicks in at four hours. Connects to media players. Runs on two AAA batteries (included).
I want to show you this Howard Leight Impact sports electronic ear muffs.These are incredibly popular, probably the most popular electronic ear muffs out there. Right now and the primary reason is the price.
They fold down so nice and tight like this you can throw in a range bag very easily and, and they're not going to get wrecked because there's not really a lot to right here. It's got the band kind of protection. It all the surrounding way's got these.
It does have a cord that goes between them because it only has power on one side but that's not a super big deal. I don't think at least it's got microphones right on the front here, one on each side. On the left side, we have these on/off switch as well as volume.
We also have a headphone jack at the bottom here. Now this headphone jack. When you plug in it'll still have the microphones on but it'll also have the music on or one of the cool things I saw actually was using like an IPSEN timer on your phone and then plugging it into your headphone. So you're at the range cut thing right. You've got your headphones on. You've got this guy plugged into your phone's, got your epic timer. You hit the button well.
I assume you've got a really long cord here. Your phone sitting on the table and you wait for the beep and then you draw and do your practice. That's one of the cooler things that I heard about these. Now these use a cut-off technology so some better. Headphones out there will use a sound compression where they compress the sound so that when a gunshot goes off you hear the gunshot. This is not very loud what have sets like these do is just cut it out entirely.
They just turn off the microphones while they're shooting going on. There's it's fine I guess but if you're on a really active range what will happen is that you'll hear people talking. They'll talk like this and it's really hard to follow like what's going on because there're cuts. Whenever there's a shot it's happening right so that's why compression headsets are telling better generally more expensive whereas these are really inexpensive.
So let's talk a little bit about the materials on this thing again. This is a two-year-old set, so it's been around the block kind of thing. The headband is not real leather but it's vinyl and it's close enough and again. This one's seen some wear and tear and it's living up just fine. It's got these wire kind of push in style adjustments for the headset so you can see there it just kind of goes in and out which is inexpensive. I guess like I don't really think these wire things are all that great they kind of suck like going in and out of that plastic. We only have to do it once, and then they go on. Your head and you're good to go right now.
I think one of the cooler things about these headsets is just the way that they collapse so easily. So once you've got those in boom it's in and it gets down to that nice small size and you can if you've you really do feel like, you can chuck it in your range bag and it'll be fine and you'll you'll get it out when you get to the range kind of thing some other sets don't feel that way.
Now one thing I didn't really like about the longevity of these headphones. They've there a couple of years, the ear cups on here have already started to harden, and they're not really cushy anymore. So if you were to wear safety glasses which you should at the range they actually don't seal fantastically. Around those glasses anymore and you know the cups are kind of thin and that's for a reason I mean these are really thin headsets here.
Let's just get down the other thing that I've noticed. Is that the clamping pressure that these put on isn't quite as good anymore and I think it's just it might be the swivels but when I first put it on it's not sealing at all on the bottom here and I feel like with a little bit more pressure. It's just it would be so much better if this headband just put a little bit more pressure. It would seal really well but I digress wearing these things. If you put your glasses in there it's not gonna seal at all. These are a little bit old or two years old, so they're not sealing as quite as well on the cup material anymore.
Now the audio quality out of these things is actually pretty good. Keep your microphones pointed forward If you just bought was a set of these. And I can actually hear my own voice very well and I can hear sounds and then in the environment very well. I can hear that rustling, I can kind of echolocate it because I know it's in front of me. And I can kind of see it but it's actually pretty good with these two microphones. Just being able to hear in stereo it's not like the real thing but it's kind of close enough to where I wouldn't mind that much now. If I were to go hunting these would be perfect.
This kind of thing would provide enough protection to get you by with one shot. Let's say this isn't something that I wouldn't like go to the range and shoot like 20 rounds at 15 bmg with just these guys on but would I wear these instead of nothing when I was going up in hunting? Absolutely. And with these electronic hearing muffs, you're gonna be able to hear stuff around you as well.
Now they have a cut-off after four hours which that's a really good thing because forgetting to turn these things off and having the batteries die. That's one good thing about the circuitry, one bad thing is that they suffer from interference pretty badly. So if you have them on max volume and they're just kind of open like this. They can start to squeal a little bit.
The other thing I've noticed is that if they're near a cell phone or if you have someone's like making a call or something like that out of your range you'll hear that like the cell phone interference because they do take on interference quite easily.
Overall, all things have to be relative to price and I think when you talk about price these things they're an excellent purchase for the price.
Hello out there in youtube land old-blood nuts here with an unboxing quick look-see at a pair of shooters. Earmuffs a pair of howard leight. Electronic earmuffs that i got from. Amazon for when we're out at the shooting-range so you can see you got a. Amazon box much bigger than it needs to. Be so you just got a amazon sometimes. We'll give you a little bit more than what you need for packing type stuff so. Kind of open it up we got here as you. Can see it's more ear than anything else but let's see what we got here a lot of. Bubbly stuff to scare the neighbors and. The cats. I'm just doing paperwork and i actually. Bought it more for my wife so it's a amazon's got that little a gift from. So-and-so you're going to get a little. Reflection from the light above the. Table here so apologies that I'll try to. Remember to kind of keep it tilted for when i need to but this is a air of out. The outside box howard leight impact. Sport electronic ear muffs is like noise. Canceling after a certain decibel so. You should be able to talk normally but when there's a report of like over 80. Some odd or 90 decibels or whatever they. Take in the filter mechanism to kind of. Cut out the report so can't remember. Exactly what i paid for these i think it was around maybe thirty-four dollars or. Something like that your pricing may. Vary depending on where you get it most. Reviews give this a pretty good review there's one or two that have been a little so-so. But i guess it's one of the things where you know showed up spending about 150 or. 200 dollars for some of the more electronic fancy ones I'd seen for you. Now under 40 bucks or whatever don't. Think you can go wrong i guess it's you know better than nothing that's for tootin sure so how would light impact sport the electronic ear month noise. Reduction rating 22 decibels and I'm. Going to bring it up i don't know if this the old flip focuses that quick but. It's model i — 0 1 5 to 6 and that's. With my questionable eye side as well so. If we. Open it up and of course opening these. Up is always a kind of a questionable. Think this looks as though it would be. Fairly easy with these serrated edges. But never it. I've actually got a pair of regular. Howard lights kind of came in the same. Box so it does include a couple of triple-a batteries Duracell copper tops just for brand recognition so it's better than some of. The cheaper ones that you get which are always going to be a little you know. If you get a day's use out of them i guess you're doing good plastic kind of. Pops right out and for the most part i. Don't think you'd really need to hang on. To the plastic stuff after that there is. A pair of external cords here so if you. Want to plug in a like an ipod or something like that while you're shooting or driving or just don't want to listen to your spouse when you're in the car or something like that, so they. Kind of folding design so they are. Compact as well so when you're done you. Just kind of fold them up. The headband is padded good spring. Tension so and they're obviously a thin. Design as you can see kind of seem to be. Flexible now one thing obviously if you wear glasses like i do you're going to have a. Little bit of an issue with the glass your glass frame over these but what are. You go to do either you don't wear glasses or you know you kind of spend. Some super money or whatever if you can find somebody that makes inserts with you know in the rubberized earmuffs but. It's never going to be perfect so you just find the best that's going to work for you and go from there so as one of the speakers on each side got a volume. Control there's also and i don't know if. You can hear it but there's also an off. And you can set your volume at that. Point now one thing if you're a shooter. Is when you wear this is the tip is. Let's say this is your head let's say. This is your nose don't have the speaker's pointing to the front of your nose that's where you're shooting because that's where you're going to get the most report turn them around so. The speaker is behind you and you'd be. Looking this way because if you've got a range instructor or anything he's going. To be behind you and you can pick up his. Words or anybody that's down you know. Left and right at a shooting-range a lot. Easier so kind of tip that I've you. No found from some other people is obviously the plug for external use for. Ipods or I'm an apple guy so ipods or. Stuff like that if you get a android or other windows or stuff would probably work just as well what the impact sport. And the inside liner seems to be pretty. Good material this is not super cushy does feel as. Though there is a little bit of a give so i wouldn't say that this is top quality foamy insert but normally after. Every couple of years or so you'd probably want to pull these out and you can probably get rebuild kits to keep these from getting too brittle or too. Hard on you obviously there's the cord. That runs from left to right so they. Fold up there's a couple of little. Clips at the bottom there obviously they kinda slide in there so i. Don't know maybe if you've got like a closet or something you might be able to. Make yourself a little hook and have. These hang from a closet if you don't keep them in a range bag or something of that sort so, but they look to be for the. Price pretty decent and be probably the. The Easiest way to get at the battery cover which I'm guessing is going to be under. Here without looking at the you know the. Instructions because there's obviously no other spot there that's going to be. The hardest thing is it kind of just. Pops right up because you don't have a. Lot of space to work in their kind of. See if we can get the batteries in there. Kind of quick for you. And there is a little plus and minus. Indicator in there and plus two minus one. That side reverse it for the bottom one. Cover kind of goes snaps in it's not a. Very super sturdy snap a table view is pretty basic so and then volume. Obviously you're not not like speakers or anything like that but there you go they pop in pretty good probably good if you're good a range bag like i said keep one spare triple a's i have a lot of. Rechargeable batteries so i usually keep. A supply of rechargeables on hand so. Those should go and do quite nicely so. There you have it howard leight impact sport electronic. Ear muffs my pricing was under forty. Bucks your pricing may vary if you're a shooter or you go into sports that have. Heavy sound issues or whatever you know. You only got one set of ears protect. Then pretty much like your eyes if you don't hey it's your own fault thanks guys.
Hello everybody so today i have for you. A senat earmuffs these are the. Electronic earmuffs shooting your muffs and this is less of a review and more of. A testimonial really now I'll put a link. Below to where you can find these so you find them all over the place they're not badly priced but like i said this is less of a review and more of a testimonial now these are the impact sports howard leight ear pro and i have. An i have a funny story about these now if you see them see how beat-up they are and dirty i mean these things these. Things are pretty darn bad shape. So yeah even dirty the inside is no it's not because my ears are that dirty because what I'm about to tell you so i. Thought i left these out in the desert. Like two or two-and-a-half months ago. And i was really bummed I've been out. Shooting and I've been using foam earplugs which i can't stand i love. These things I've run these things for a couple of years at least maybe three but at least. Two and i think I've only had to change the batteries in a once they work great. They're nice and low-profile the headbands not real thick and so on so. I'm cleaning out the bed of my truck yes. It was a mess and lo and behold there. They were laying in the bed of my truck they've been there for two and a. Half months and been getting rained on. Getting the sun beating down on them. Rolling around back there i keep a bunch. Of target steel targets back there they. Were laying back by the steel targets so I'm sure they got beat up by those steel targets too but guess what they still. Work and that's the testimonial that's. What i wanted to tell you about is that they still work i didn't have to put new batteries in them they're they're dirty. But you know they're not two entirely beats. Up they're scratched up in everything the only way i can prove to you though that they work is by turning on and see. If I'm going to squeal i don't know if. You can hear that or not cuz i sure can. But they still work fantastic year pro. Love these things i mean i always liked. Then but after this after them. Rolling around getting beat up in the back of my truck for a couple months i yeah love them. Great get great ear pro check these things out if you've not seen them before they are the impact sports of. Howard leight your pro thanks plus them.
Haha bet you guys thought you're gonna hear a boom you know like those guys got no eye protection but he's got good ear protection hey guys i'm eric from three. Gun training drills and videos from the facebook page i wanted to bring you guys. A little product review today that i was. Fortunate to get my hands on and i've been beating these things around for about 3-4 weeks now we're talking about. The howard leight impact sport ears. Electronic ear muffs by honeywell these. Things are really cool i really like my boy had him for a couple weeks a little. Bit background i've always been a plug-in of your guy i've always been worried about them coming off i had a friend of mine dq from his muffs come off i've always been also worried about. Cheek weld issues for three gunners it's. A big deal for pistol it's not that big of a deal but for three gunners with. Shotgun and rifle cheek weld is a real real big deal so i was always kind of concerned with that so i always kind of flip-flop between plugins and ear muffs. For when i wasn't shooting so i could. Actually talk to friends and things like that when i saw these and had an. Opportunity to test them out i was really really pleasantly surprised when i finally got my hands on them number one they're very very low profile so the. Cheek wall tissue is gone number two. What i really liked about them was since they are electronic ear muffs they amplify ambient noises so you can talk. To your friends taught you can hear the ro clearly but as soon as you start shooting they reduce everything to i believe it was 82 decibels which is a safe level for our ear hearing protection so that's a big thing that's really important because for some of you know i'm sure that hearing her interior walls is permanent. So you can't reverse it so it's kind of a big deal we really need to take care of that the in addition to the low. Profile and the noise reduce reduction. Abilities really really like a couple of. Other features on this they've got an auto shutoff mode which is very convenient i've left it on three or four. Times and four hours it automatically shuts off for you so saves your battery. So the next time you come back you're not like that man these things aren't working they also have an auxilary what. Is it at all right here now on ziller e jack for an mp3 player which i guess is. Cool if you want to listen to some music or what-have-you pretty neat with that another really. Nice feature with these is that they use two triple a batteries so super. Convenient this cap off right here and. Then you just pop tumen or two new triple-a batteries in there so super. Easy access you know really like that. Feature with them they're very impact resistant you can see right here where. They've been scuffed up and scratched i dropped them on a concrete floor at universal city kadim in florida and. Scratched them all up and didn't have any issues with them they're still working perfectly fine also water resistant you're going to see that in. Three gun and pistol events as well all kinds of shooting events we shoot in bad weather we shoot in the rain so it's one. Of those deals where that's good to have you're going to see some video here throughout this this review of me. Actually shooting in the rain when i tried to do my original review and i. Found out there was water all over the lens and i couldn't use any of the video so you guys see a smidge of that because i was shooting in the rain and i thought it was fun lastly one of the things that. I really like about being a three gunner we have a lot of stuff to carry we have a lot of junk we got three times the. Junk everyone else has so plus shotgun. Ammo rifle ammo it's big its bulky we have a lot of stuff to carry these things fold up to a real nice low profile sleek design you know throw them. In your bag they don't take up much room at all so real real convenient for a. You gunner or anyone else who's in any. Kind of practical shooting support so i. Would just say overall real eases ease. Of use very comfortable they're not. Going to be giving you a headache on your head you got if you haven't wearing them all day you know the fit was great. They're nice you know i just had to adjust them a little bit to my head but once i finally got to adjusted the fit. Was just spectacular so they fit perfectly i had any issues with them real real pleased with them thankful to. Howard leight and by honeywell that i was given the opportunity to test these out and you know if you have any questions come find me be happy to share. Them to you let you try them out what i have you always happy to kind of rep great companies and real thankful for. That so if you get a chance go check. Them out the howard leight impacts four tiers by honeywell hey you guys have a. Great day and i'll see you out on the range training in the parade baby. You.
Walker's Game Ear Razor Compact Muffs - Walkers shooting ear muffs
- Designed for youth and women shooters;
- Amplifies conversation level noises;
- Automatically shuts off loud noises;
- Slim, low-profile ear cups;
- You get all the features of Walkers Razor Slim;
- 23dB NRR.
Walker's Game Ear designed the Razor Compact Electronic Muffs for lighter-framed shooters, including youth and women. Sound-activated compression automatically shuts off loud noises within 0.02 seconds to an effective noise reduction rating (NRR) of 23dB. Conversations, range commands and the sounds of approaching game are all amplified with hi-gain omnidirectional microphones. Recessed volume control knob allows you to regulate incoming sound. Slim, low-profile ear cups minimize interference with firearm stocks so you can shoulder your gun quickly and shoot instinctively. Perforated comfort headband on a metal wire frame provides all-day comfort and keeps the muffs in place during recoil. Folding design facilitates storage. Operate on two AAA batteries (included). External battery door provides quick access.
Walker's® Silencer Earbuds
- Sound-activated compression system protects hearing;
- Omnidirectional microphones pick up on surrounding sounds;
- Digital processing and full-dynamic-range speakers for sound clarity;
- Secure Fit fitting system for customizable, all-day comfort.
Walker's Silencer Earbuds can automatically block out gun report while you're shooting at the range or they can detect surrounding sounds while you're hunting in the woods. Walker's sound-activated compression system protects hearing from dangerously loud noises. The earbuds' integrated omnidirectional microphones pick up on sounds from all around. Thanks to digital sound processing and full-dynamic-range speakers, these sounds will be crystal clear. These left and right earbuds boast a patented Secure Fit™ fitting system for customization and all-day comfort. Controls include independent volumes and on/off switches. Runs on two #10 batteries (included) which can last for up to 80 hours. Includes silicone and foam earbuds, lanyard and carry case. 25 NRR.
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Left right and right up and down volume. The automatic sleep after center melton. Nothing useful turn off and the mode. Different modes it has so it says he got about 14 hours. what a life before I need to recharge them again.
There are three basic types of hearing protection devices:
- canal caps;
Each of these types was tested and tried by shooters. HPDs are available for online purchasing.