Top 3 cheap Shooting Accessories – Hearing Protection & Enhancement
There are two main types of HPDs:
- Ear plugs can be mass-produced or individually molded to fit the ear. They can be reusable or disposable;
- Earmuffs can vary with respect to the material and depth of the dome, and the force of the headband. The deeper and heavier the dome, the greater the low-frequency attenuation provided by the protector.
To help you choose the most appropriate option we have composed the TOP-3 list.
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
- Designed for youth and women shooters;
- Amplifies conversation level noises;
- Automatically shuts off loud noises;
- Slim, low-profile ear cups;
- 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.
Just rolled up to the shooting-range been going pretty hard the last few weeks preparing for hunting season testing some rifles and i want to take a. Moment to just address hearing protection and specifically tell you about a product from walker's game here their new silenced or earbuds now first. Of all hearing protection is a no brainer when you're at the range but i also prefer a product that's going to get me into the field because gunshots. Are so detrimental to your hearing that even just one gunshot can really cause permanent hearing damage and in really. Bad cases hearing loss I've experienced. Hearing damage over the course of my life i play drums i shoot guns i listen to loud music by. Ears have taken a toll because of that but when it comes to my shooting nowadays i always make sure that I'm wearing proper hearing protection whether I'm at the range or in the field what i really like about these silencer. Earbuds is that a they're only about 180. Bucks they come with multiple fittings. So you can custom fit them just about custom fit them to your ears they're not molded custom like some of the higher-end stuff but at the same time. You're not paying seven hundred two thousand dollars you're paying a hundred and eighty bucks and having tested these. Now for multiple weeks hundreds of. Gunshots i have to say the silencer. Earbuds are a really sweet way to go if. You don't have a ton of money for the custom stuff one of the things. That's really great about them especially in a range situation is that. You can have normal conversations with. People and then continue to shoot without having to pop muffs on and off or put a nasty ear plugs that like to. Fall out, and they like to get dirty with these you can just keep them in all day they're pretty dang comfortable and you're gonna be able to have normal conversations while you're busting off rounds the other thing for hunting if. You have experienced some hearing loss or if you just simply want to amplify your hearing to hear more of your. Environment in the game moving around and anything else that you might want to hone in on when you're out in the field these ear buds also have. Hearing amplification so there's a speaker in them that amplifies sound and. You can adjust it to your liking with a volume level on each earbud really easily and it doesn't have to be. Obnoxious but if you want to turn it up and hear faraway noises and maybe try to see if that was really a deer you heard and not just a squirrel kicking around in the leaves or a stick fallen off a tree you can use those for that as well. To actually improve your hunting strategy i have to say over the years I've tested a lot of different brands and models of electronic hearing protection but bang for your buck and. Overall quality i can definitely give these walker silencer earbuds my nod of. Approval they're gonna take you from the range all the way to the field and everywhere in between.
Hi I'm fred achier i want to share with. You a new product from walker's these are the walker silencer earbuds these are electronic hearing protection a lot. Of cool features about them one there. Under $200 that is awesome too not only. Do they protect your hearing, but they also enhance your hearing so when I'm hunting i can hear those turkeys gobble better i can hear the elk google better. And with these I've got better directional hearing that i have with any. Of the other electronic ear buds that I've dried in the past now a lot of cool features they've got different size little thingamajig is right here for your ear to make sure. Every single time you get the topper fit for you they're also marked right and. Left which is super handy for guys like me they've got a little wing right here that fits in your ear perfectly so you. Get a perfect fit every single time the. Best bet is to put these in and make sure you have a good seal before you turn them on that way you make sure you. Can totally have your hearing protected. Before you turn on the electronic part so now I'm going to flip on both on. There's two little switches right there now my hearing is not only amplified but. It's going to be protected when i shoot my firearm. You.
Hi guys aaron here from swings australia and i am joined by Amanda from tsi outdoors. Thanks for coming along and bringing these are the most amazing ear buds or. Hearing protection I've ever seen something like out of the future really. Isn't it these look fantastic. So tell us a little bit about them so these are the walkers silence on their the bluetooth series so just. Really basic they're the in-ear ones so. They just basically pushing here and. They'll sit up around the side there so what you do is they're bluetooth so you can listen to music and keynotes of phone calls from them as well, so they're really innovative so to charge. Then up you just place the new here they are magnetized as well so you just pause roughly where you need to be a pop into place you charge it up on this side over here and once it's fully charged you can. Basically put them in up to six times and it will recharge them again oh that's good suppose you can do you plug yourself final and charge it that's it. Looks fantastic they really do what's a clarion like if you are listened to music it is pretty. Good yep again it depends on how far you. Push them into you know some people don't know they're crap but you just got to make sure that you put them in as far as they will go yeah like a lot of these I've tried a couple different brands you got to really get them in there to make a seal. Yeah exactly sort of squash it down a. Little bit get it sort of like just the normal chi in your ear ones just question down and then push them in and then let them expand yep okay very good. And it comes with an app so you download an app on your phone and it has all. Different hearing settings if your sort of hearing it'll help you boost. There and sitting for like voice so if. Someone's talking to you and you really want to pick up exactly what they're saying yeah will hear people's voices for you we're. Gonna unit just does everything across the board the other one is just the birth setting which will just increase everything so if you're really hard of hearing it just increase all the noise around you yep what i like about it because like. I'm quite different one ear it's lovely right now I've got i got like two obscene hearing the one ear you can. Actually adjust individually on the app the volume for each volume or you can go. No i want this one a little bit lower. And this one really ramped up the noise yeah that's really good that i like. That this is different something that I'll be looking at purchasing in the future because being out adjusting hearing each year is a bonus for me absolutely really good yeah the same as the other hear rotational creatures are certain dangerous level it cuts it out no it's it works so well i do like the hard case. It's a quite sturdy my voice obviously wants want to stick in your pocket and sit on it but it's good and compact. Case so you can just check into your bag and being out of plug up from usp in the. Car while you're driving around hunting in that is fantastic and you can use it. For your phone as well listen no talking making phone calls you can use these so just so many applications for these are great is these really are good they go. For about the $500 mark but i think you're getting a lot for your money and walkers is a very good brand a very. Good brand in hearing protection so i definitely think these probably worth it yeah these are well-made — these. Aren't just like cheaply made these are really well-made he comes with extra. Rubber plugs for size your ears so you. Can so like a man would have a smaller. One compared to my ears you can all mix. And match so like a lego sick really pull it apart swims back together how you like them so that's fantastic okay so how does this actually work is. It easy because someone like me I'm not tech savvy that you've got so all you. Need to do is go to a play store or whatever apple uses these days once you. Download the app you simply open it up you press the button down here until the. Light over he goes blue now I've already turned the ones on so the light there will go blue i only took a couple of seconds yeah great and then you just press connect now that we're connected we can see here. That we can do the volume both they're. Going to be an exact same and if we want. To have them independent we can move. This one down here or if you're hard of. Hearing your right ear flying any left and leave it down to about halfway and it just depends and as you can see there's the four settings down there i usually just leave mine on universal but sometimes if people around you were. Talking quite quietly might want to put on clear voice power boost if people are really quiet around you and you want to hear what sort of going on more so if you're hunting as well you know sort of here leaves or twigs break around you and the high frequency boost is really good if you're a. Little bit older and you've lost some of those frequencies it just helps pick up all the noise and the last little feature is the sleep as. Well so you can turn the sleep off so you don't want them to go to sleep or if. You're like oh I'm probably gonna forget to turn them off ten to the two hours. Four or six hours, and then they automatically turn off well that's good later the battery yep that's it that's. Awesome i yeah i like this is. Something that I'll definitely look at big be looking and getting in the future yeah well that's great it seems pretty simple to me you know if i can do it you guys. Can do it that's for sure but these are. Good these are really good i like these. Well thanks for coming on the meander and thank you guys.
Come on guys Schuyler farms and ryan with shooter media outlet so this is. Taken a long time for us to culminate this review because i wasn't initially sold on this product without running it. Through its paces and getting out to the range quite a bit so what we have today to show you guys is the brand-new walker. Ear pro there's silence or ear buds so. You got to test them on the range other day what do you think i was extremely. Skeptical at first especially with something that small you know too really. Hold up and be better than you know i. Have a pair of walker's that i use um and i got to say i was actually. Impressed right on so I'm in the same. Boat you are I've been test trying these now for about a month and a half we the reason. Why we actually started getting into this was customers were coming into the store a lot of our brand-new shooters and then a lot more very seasoned shooters saying you know what's a good year pro at this point because obviously. You have the traditional ear muffs or you have these guys right here which everyone has right, and we really. Couldn't think of what was a really well-rounded ear pro at the time especially for like you know talking about price points and everything else. One issue that a customer brought to me was you know running the ear muffs when he'd go to shoulder for his a r or his hunting rifle it would start edging up, and then he was no game blast in the ear and I've run into that problem too i think we all have yeah especially if you're going into like you know spr world or you know running an ar pistol where you're really tough close yo it's. Hard it's hard to keep your mops where they need to be the other issue that you. Run into as well as with your pro that's. You know not something i mean these guys. Are digital enhancements so you they're actually electronic which i think is really cool it is so i mean you can look. At the impact headphones and all the other ones that come along that line and that's where we want to see what measured up with this right so like i. Was saying the other big thing about these guys are. When you're on the range you talk about being able to communicate in iraq verbal. Commands if you're out there training or you're doing 3-gun competition whatever it might be the other arrow you can use and you really hear effectively because. I can tell you many times I've taken my headphone I'll try to talk to somebody then somebody else in the background juicers firing off you know doing a mag dump it's a click craft and trying to throw the ear pro back on and I'll be. Honest me i was the biggest advocate i mean I'm lazy this or what a — but i just kept my headphones my big so my. Big mops but yeah forever and then i saw. This come across my table from one of the dealer portals and like alright i got check us out at least for my vanity and for my customers sake to be able to offer new means right good here good. Here and hearing protection so first off. I mean they come in this neat little compact carrying case if you flip this. Guy open it has the inlays that are cut. Out for the ear buds and in a little pouch here to put all the extra attachments and goodies and then this is this actually holds for the additional. Size of susanin bucks you know we both. Talked about this your ears are different size in mine my biggest thing. That hated about here but especially if you're wearing with nick and iphone they get uncomfortable really bad yeah they do so that was my biggest issue that's what i said to you i told you i got these I'm so afraid I'm going to be on the range for five six hours doing whatever, and they're gonna start hurting and switch out anyways right that hasn't. Been the case these are probably the most comfortable form-fitting earbuds I've ever come across in the world of ear buds yeah i have to agree with you a hundred percent yeah and you know like we said you know all ears are different they come with three different types of sizes. From small medium to large and they're. Just like regular you know foam ear plugs where you roll them in your fingers and stick them in they expand, but they also took it a step further and. They gave extra sets of these too, so they actually fit around the other ear. So it really holds it and you know i was locked in place for he lord because we did a couple of drills. We were moving running and all this other stuff yeah weren't falling out they felt comfortable i wasn't you know getting extra ringing or any of that so. The next thing that they come with this. Is something I'm really happy about is the batteries so these guys run the number ten's there, and we'll get a little closer to this patís there's like little baby batteries they come in four. Of them each earbud only takes one. Apiece and they fold up to 80 hours. Battery life that's nice and i started tracking and documenting how long I've been having them on and so far they have held up true the next thing that i. Really like too is i was always afraid i would lose my ear buds i always keep. Then in my battle belt and always in the case so I'm very cautious with them but. They actually have these little guys here to kind of loop them around, so they stay together so that's a nice little addition to, and then they have a little cleaning tool to be a brush off and then. This little end here the little hook actually can help assist installing the battery, and we'll get a close-up of me actually breaking on these down and putting a new battery in very simple another thing to note is they. Only come in black right now, but they also put their design is kind of like carbon fiber — anyways i have a that's. Really sleek it's very prominent easy to. Use there're little switches on and off and when you turn them on they make the chiming the way so you definitely know that their work and go, and then they have a very prominent volume dial yeah so these guys we are talking about. That — i have it on the lowest setting possible because how crystal clear they are yeah i mean they're dynamic range is pretty impressive I'd say it was just. Having on the lowest setting you mean we're outside you could hear the leaves. You know rustling at one point i heard my stomach rumbles so that was kind of weird so it definitely picks up a whole. Lot and in particular — it just it probably says. If it's the left here right here i was a complete idiot was trying to put in the wrong year and i was like oh wait — look at the inscription and it says what size. You have on here as well for whether it's small medium or large so talking apples to apples this is my. The Biggest comparison is how do they stack up against other ear pro and you start looking at the noise reduction rating. What is the stack up to so we pulled. These guys off the shelf here for their noise reduction this is their walker. Low-profile earmuffs and these guys rock. Out at 22 and the phone guys if you. Really jam them into your ears 33 so. These guys clock in at 25 I'm pretty. Impressed with that right now if you. Start getting into some of the impact headsets for the walkers he's talking about you're starting into the world of like 7080 right but these are just fine. I deal with tinnitus on a regular basis. From you know being around gunfire so. Often and machining everything else that. I was worried how these would you know. Interfere with that right and i mean it. Does affect it i mean no i mean i really didn't have any ringing of the year afterwards i mean i was on the rink all day with your thieves and yeah it's about the range days after and there's. No ringing issues so I'm really impressed with that for the price point. That you're looking at they are brand. New to the market they haven't been out that long, so they're still let's say a little salty they are a lot of companies. That you'll see i have saw some circularize from cabala's I've seen stuff from just a bunch of other companies midway usa they're right around the price point of anywhere from 179 all the way up to $200 and some. Incorporated free shipping some don't once we start getting stocked in store a little bit more you can get a better allocation then we're going to try our best to drop these guys down close to $155 is that in. Store online in-store okay mm-hmm so there's definitely wiggled room. And play with me at the price of them i. Don't know if it's a detriment to be that expensive but i really like the fact that i can always have them on for not obstructive right operate any. Platform a firearm that i won not worry about it yeah there was no obstruction at all running you know rifle carbine pistol doesn't matter you know we can all be postal but you know i guess. Another thing to note something that i really enjoyed when i was using them was. How fast you know we can kind of dialogue. This but how fast after the report. Of the pistol rifle whatever it comes back to be able to hear you know what look saying Tania in between shots. Even if i was doing rap a string a rapid-fire it's that fast yeah you know. And open with the impacts and the. Walkers i mean the other walkers yeah it's a little bit more of a delay there is and if you're doing training exercises you're you know doing things are crucial on the range every little second counts to be able to be able to hear that and communicate effectively so you're right that's an excellent point to bring up on that but overall I'm a. Fan of them you know i think for the price point I'm still fine with it and i know a lot of other people are especially if you're getting into competition shooting world and you want to be able to be more mobile and not having jostling around i think. They're excellent and being at the 25 noise reduction rating its pretty good i think if it's you know out outperforming bolts yeah chops so yeah. We'll get a close-up here of all the goodies, and we'll show a basic installation of the battery and call today overall capped with walters same. So the installation of the set super simple you're going to remove the foam tip and you're going to take off the sleeve here for your ear and it opens up to this little guy right. Here which is the door that opens up. Into the battery you can use your fingernail or if you want to use their tool you can slide on the side here it's. A swinging door that opens up you pull your original battery out. Click a new battery in and close the. Door it's literally that simple then just after the doors closed up line. Up the little hole dere slide the sleeve. Back on put the phone tip back on turn. It on to make sure that it is properly. Functioning with the battery and you're good to go.