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Old 01-19-2013, 17:10   #1
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hearing protection

What is the best electronic hearing protection?

I think it is time to upgrade.

Is there a side beside comparison out there?
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Old 01-19-2013, 17:36   #2
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http://www.opticsplanet.com/peltor-c...130119233723:s

Best headset I have used so far, blocks out the noise and is mil-spec


now what is your budget
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Old 01-19-2013, 17:37   #3
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Amazon.com: 3M Peltor MT15H69FB-09 Com-Tac II Headset: Home Improvement

Best headset I have used so far, blocks out the noise and is mil-spec


now what is your budget
Linky no worky

*Top linky no worky. Bottom linky worky.
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Old 01-19-2013, 17:46   #4
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The top offerings from Peltor (Comtac II) and MSA Sordin (Supreme Pro X) are generally very close to each other in overall comfort and quality, I have a slight preference for Sordins because the scalloped shells allow a better cheek weld on long guns.

Regardless of which one you chose, make sure to get the optional gel earmuffs seals, for superior comfort (the single best upgrade you can put on an earmuff, for maximum comfort), trust me on this.

There is a great deal on the MSA Sordin here:

http://www.srstactical.com/communica...x/75302*x.html

There's a good deal on the Comtacs on that site as well (but not as great as the deal they have on the Sordins)

And always use lithium AAA (AA for the Comtac) batteries. No alkalines, not even the better brands. I lost my previous Comtac II (I'm wearing these in my avatar) to a leaky battery..

Edited to add: Glockfish, check you browser settings dude, they work fine.
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Old 01-19-2013, 19:22   #5
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I have the Peltor Tactical Sport and really like them. Picked them up for around $125.00 if I remember correctly.
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Old 01-19-2013, 20:39   #6
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I don't think I am going to find what I want.

1. Must not clip conversations.
2. Must use AA or AAA or 123 batteries.
3. Must have forward facing microphones. (I hunt with my ears as much as my eyes. I don't think the side microphones will allow me to do this.)
4. Must go in back of head not over. (Over doesn't work well with other head gear.)
5. Must have input and output for radio. Music for when alone at range. Microphone when not alone in teh woods.
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Old 01-19-2013, 20:50   #7
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I don't think I am going to find what I want.

1. Must not clip conversations.
2. Must use AA or AAA or 123 batteries.
3. Must have forward facing microphones. (I hunt with my ears as much as my eyes. I don't think the side microphones will allow me to do this.)
4. Must go in back of head not over. (Over doesn't work well with other head gear.)
5. Must have input and output for radio. Music for when alone at range. Microphone when not alone in teh woods.
I believe this checks every box:
http://www.srstactical.com/communica...d/76302*x.html
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I love my Howard leight impact sports!


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Old 01-19-2013, 20:57   #9
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That might actually work.

Do you have a set?

How does talking to the radio work?
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Old 01-19-2013, 21:00   #10
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My Pro-Ears Dimension 1s are awesome, not cheap at all but worth every penny.
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Old 01-19-2013, 21:45   #11
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+1 for the MSA Sordin Supreme Pro-X. If you get them make sure to get the Gel seals.

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+1 for the MSA Sordin Supreme Pro-X. If you get them make sure to get the Gel seals.


The Sordins have always had a great reputation. When I bought my Pro-Ears the Sordins were still make in Sweden and were quite a bit more money.
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That might actually work.

Do you have a set?

How does talking to the radio work?
The regular Supreme Pro X has a 3.5mm audio jack.

If you need a full com set with microphone, there is this:
http://www.srstactical.com/communica...set/75318.html
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Old 01-20-2013, 00:19   #14
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The regular Supreme Pro X has a 3.5mm audio jack.

If you need a full com set with microphone, there is this:
http://www.srstactical.com/communica...set/75318.html
The price tag is in ouch territory.

And it is bluetooth. I am looking for wires.
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The price tag is in ouch territory.



I thought you asked about the best.
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I thought you asked about the best.
True, but I didn't think I would be in ouch territory.
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I love my Howard leight impact sports!
I kind of like mine, but the pathetically low NRR of 18 can be problematic. Don't even dream of using them stand-alone indoors. I used them outside a bit and am generally happy with that, but when the guy next to me had a 5.56 with a muzzle brake it felt like I was getting hit in the head with a rubber mallet.

They have their place, but IME that place is limited by the low NRR.

I'm still in the trial phase with my next selection...Howard Leight Impact Pro. Same basic idea as the impact sport, but bigger/bulkier and much more effective at reducing noise. NRR of 30! And still only $68



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I thought you asked about the best.
Do you have a pair of those? If so, how do you like them? Are they usable indoors? Next to rifles with brakes?

I don't understand how something with an NRR of 21 can be considered the best. I know a lot of guys really like their MSA Sordin ____ electronic earmuffs, but the NRRs are all 18-21. I'm very skeptical based on that. I damn near got a pair of Sordin Supreme, but that NRR....notsureifwant
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Do you have a pair of those? If so, how do you like them? Are they usable indoors? Next to rifles with brakes?

I don't understand how something with an NRR of 21 can be considered the best. I know a lot of guys really like their MSA Sordin ____ electronic earmuffs, but the NRRs are all 18-21. I'm very skeptical based on that. I damn near got a pair of Sordin Supreme, but that NRR....notsureifwant
I have suppressors which do better than that so....I think they are off the buy list.

Remember, I am looking to get a 50BMG. A noise reduction of 19 is still going to be LOUD.
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