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Old 10-08-2016, 02:37 PM   #1
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Electronic Ear Muffs?

I did a search here and not much info available in hearing protection. I work part time in a range and not having electronic ear muffs I have no experience with them. How about your experience in an indoor range? Does anyone have a specific model that works well for you? Or, did someone purchase a bad set that was a waste of money. Please tell me your story with electronic ear muffs. I can't do ear plugs - I wear hearing aids.
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:09 PM   #2
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I use a pair Howard Leight muffs and love them, I can actually hear better with the muffs on.

Built-in directional microphones amplify range commands and other ambient sounds to a safe 82dB, providing more natural listening and enhanced communication
  • Actively listens and automatically shuts off amplification when ambient sound reaches 82 dB; Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 22
  • Features low profile earcups for stock clearance; adjustable headband for secure fit; compact folding design for convenient storage; Matte black color
  • Includes AUX input and 3.5mm connection cord for MP3 players and scanners
  • Includes 2 AAA batteries; automatic shut-off feature after 4 hours increases battery life
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Agree with Chuck, they are much safer then standard ear plugs. As they allow you to actually hear voices and other sounds, with the ability to turn the normal sounds up while still suppressing the gun fire. When I shoot my higher powered rifles or the rare visit to a indoor range. I double up on the protection, using in ear plugs as well as the muffs. I can still hear normal conversation just by upping the volume on the muffs.
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I use Caldwell. Work well Both indoors and outdoors. Don't really have any praise/complaints. They work as expected.
https://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-4977.../dp/B001ASWCP2
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I use a pair of the less expensive Howard Leight ear muffs over a pair of foam plugs. The loud noises are diminished more than either system alone, and I can ear soft sounds better than with the naked ear.
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:55 PM   #6
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I have the same muffs as Chuck. They work well, I don't always turn on the electronic function.
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:25 PM   #7
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Back in 2013 when this forum was just getting on it's feet we were talking about Christmas deals and presents. IFRC it was Gmountain that posted the deal on the Howard Leight muffs and a bunch of us jumped on them, best muffs I ever found and I've never seen a single complaint posted about them. I don't know how often anyone ever thinks about checking the batteries in their muffs but I've never done it and really appreciate the automatic shutoff, I'm still running the original batteries that came with them.

This thread has just prompted me to change the 2 AA batteries in my muffs whether they need it or not.

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Old 10-08-2016, 08:00 PM   #8
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Has anyone used the following model?

Ultimate Power Muff Quads - Black
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
I use a pair Howard Leight muffs and love them, I can actually hear better with the muffs on.

Built-in directional microphones amplify range commands and other ambient sounds to a safe 82dB, providing more natural listening and enhanced communication
  • Actively listens and automatically shuts off amplification when ambient sound reaches 82 dB; Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 22
  • Features low profile earcups for stock clearance; adjustable headband for secure fit; compact folding design for convenient storage; Matte black color
  • Includes AUX input and 3.5mm connection cord for MP3 players and scanners
  • Includes 2 AAA batteries; automatic shut-off feature after 4 hours increases battery life
Me too, they are great.
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