Walker Bluetooth is what I roll. Can’t complain aside from a loose battery cover.
This thread got me thinking about in-ear pro. I use the Peltor Sport Tac 500’s and have found them uncomfortable when shooting a rifle with a scope.The Howards are okish. Thought I was upgrading from plain ole plugs. Turns out plugs are still way more comfortable for hours at the range.
I’m looking into electronic plugs lately, not entirely excited about the prices of available options.
I'd probably feel this way too except that with "the Troubles" lately I want something that's also useful in a boogaloo situation. I really like the idea of having radio contact with others so I can talk to, um "fellow players", and good local mics to hear where the AntiFa gunfire is coming from.Electronic muffs are great if you're taking a shooting class or need to converse off and on while shooting, otherwise I now find higher NRR rated non-electronic, standard muffs that provide greater protection more appealing.
Over the years, I've taken all the classes I care to and don't need electronic muffs.
When I go to the range now, I rarely speak to anyone while shooting so no need for electronics.
I'd probably feel this way too except that with "the Troubles" lately I want something that's also useful in a boogaloo situation. I really like the idea of having radio contact with others so I can talk to, um "fellow players", and good local mics to hear where the AntiFa gunfire is coming from.
I wonder if earbuds would work well UNDER earmuff cups. Probably would work better under gel type cups, I’d figure anyways.Tech,
Excellent point, hadn't considered that.
Back to the drawing board.
This^^Cheaper electronic muffs have sound cut off where once the sound surpasses a certain decibel level the amplifier cuts off. The more expensive muffs have sound compression which allow you to hear conversations and when a loud sound like a gunshot occurs then it is compressed into a lower volume. The cut off muffs make it difficult to hear a conversation if there are shots going off continually. Also to me it just sound weird. The more expensive muffs have multiple microphones which allow you to tell which direction a sound is coming from.
This is the thing to do. I have the Peltor 500s and the gel rings are awesome! It gets a bit pricey by comparison as you have to buy the gel rings seperately but well worth the money in my opinion. Makes wearing glasses a breeze. I also have the Howard Leights that I used to use and they are a great affordable muff that I now use for guests.I have the Peltor Sport Tac 500’s and the 300's. I let my guest use the 300's (usually my son). I also ordered the Gel Sealing Rings replacement cushions and they make a WORLD of difference in comfort. (I need to get those for my son to).
I have the Howard Leight after bucking the whole electronic thing for too long.
Couple things though:
1. They can be a bit irritating after hours of use with glasses on, BUT there is a company that makes gel replacements for the foam originals they come with that have a small dent for glasses and I’ve heard they make a big difference in comfort but they are another $40 or so.
2. Any of the ear muffs Can make shooting a rifle with a scope a little awkward so my next pair will be one of the kinds that are like earbuds.
Great for pistols though.