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Does anyone have any recommendations for electronic hearing protectors? I'm getting a lot of mixed reviews, especially on the Peltor 6S models. I'm looking for noise attenuation around 29 dba. They'll be used primarily for pistol and AR shooting. Any help appreciated.

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I'm pretty happy with my Pro Ears Pro Tac Gold I bought a couple of years ago... except for the price. They're 33 db noise reduction, have volume controls and mics for each ear and they react to gun fire immediately. The company says in something like 1.5 milliseconds. At the time I bought them that noise reduction was the highest of any electonic hearing protectors except for a similar model from the same company. The batteries used are the 123 types or N types... needs two, one for each "muff". So far I've got about 10 to 12 hours use out of my current set of batteries and they're still going. The batteries can be replaced easily and quickly by simply raising a foam flap inside each ear muff and pulling out the old battery and sticking the new one(s) in. If you do end up going with Pro Ears, I'd suggest getting an extra set of the foam wind screens that cover the microphones. One of mine came off about a month ago somewhere between the range, my range bag and home... anyway they do help muffle wind noise.

I think they also make a " slim" version of the ones I have but you give up 4 or 5 db of noise reduction. If I could add one thing to them, I wish they had an auto shut off that you could set, say, from 1 to 4 hours... yep, I've left one or both sides on before after putting them in my range bag only to find a dead battery next time at the range

I've also got a pair of Browning electronic hearing protectors that were significantly cheaper but I wouldn't recommend them. Noise reduction isn't as great, one microphone, batteries are harder to install and not as well made.
 

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A word in general about electronic muffs:

The advertising is deceptive, in fact a flat out lie, in that they claim that they "limit noise levels to 85 dB" which is to say the internal speakers don't go louder than that but what reaches your ears THROUGH the muff is much higher.

But, like any muff, they can only limit the sound as best they can. If the NRR (noise reduction rating) is 30dB, that's how much they reduce the peak sound level that reaches your ears.

Given the fact that magnum fire at an indoor range can generate peak SPL levels of close to 160 dBA, that means your ears will get hit with about 130 dBA which is very dangerous. I always recommend using best muffs available along with internal plugs if you want to keep your hearing.

Too late for me, but it's good advice anyway.
 

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Some number of years ago, the top of the line at the time was a unit called wolf ears. They were conversions starting with the top of the line Dave Clark hearing protector muffs. Have not seen or heard of those in a long time. I had a set of silencio brand built on a lessor Dave Clark base model muff that used 9v transitor batteries one each side. They were heavy and bulky. I have taken to just inner ear plugs and muffs. I seem to still hear the tower but without muffs I can hear that tower at substantial distance from the range so it is kicking out some watts.

Avoid indoor ranges if possible and good luck in your search.
 

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Does anyone have any recommendations for electronic hearing protectors? I'm getting a lot of mixed reviews, especially on the Peltor 6S models. I'm looking for noise attenuation around 29 dba. They'll be used primarily for pistol and AR shooting. Any help appreciated.

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Bluetooth headphones allow you to pair with multiple devices without any wires or cords. Plus, they will make sure that you that you’re connected with your friends and family while still listening to your favorite music or podcasts on the go.

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Gaming Bluetooth headphones are the perfect option for active people who need to stay connected when they are on the move. They have a long battery life, and they come in different options to suit your needs and lifestyle.

Bluetooth headphones allow you to pair with multiple devices without any wires or cords. Plus, they will make sure that you that you’re connected with your friends and family while still listening to your favorite music or podcasts on the go.

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First off, necro thread.

Second, I realize you are probably a spam account trying to get people to click on your website link, but the poster was talking about hearing protection, not bluetooth headphones.
 
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