View Full Version : Good pairs of Ear Muffs?


Vinko
11-04-2008, 01:01 AM
Not for snow.:) But for noise -- grinding, 4-5 hours straight of impact guns, etc.

I saw a few pairs in the S/O catalog -- about $20-$32 per pair. Blue-Point brand. They bring decibel level down to about 28 or so.

One of these OSHA's going to make us do something and I want to head them off at the pass. Plus, it's good for the guys around a lot of noise.

terabyte
11-04-2008, 01:08 AM
http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0037460227874a.shtml

+ something from a gun store...
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=275666&kwtid=208693

Danglerb
11-04-2008, 01:09 AM
The ones at HF for less than $5 actually work just fine.

Nothing seems to help my ears getting dripping with sweat, and that is about the only improvement I would be willing to pay more for. High frequency isolation is all about getting an air tight seal, and that means sweaty. Long term I think ear plugs are the way to go.

foxx_good
11-04-2008, 01:15 AM
Not for snow.:) But for noise -- grinding, 4-5 hours straight of impact guns, etc.

I saw a few pairs in the S/O catalog -- about $20-$32 per pair. Blue-Point brand. They bring decibel level down to about 28 or so.

One of these OSHA's going to make us do something and I want to head them off at the pass. Plus, it's good for the guys around a lot of noise.

http://www.amazon.com/Peltor-H10A-Professional-Canceling-Earmuff/dp/B00009LI4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1225779248&sr=1-1
I wear these for shooting and for doing leaf blowing or whatever around the house and they work great the price cannot be beat either

foxx_good
11-04-2008, 01:21 AM
Wow i just read some of the reviews of them on the site and while they are all favorable people use them for some weird things

"The soft ear pieces are the most comfortable, they are light, they are high quality, they block almost all sound, and they are adjustable for head size. They were so good, I bought several more. I wear them when breaking a pool rack (e.g., eight ball), because in a wooden room, that's really LOUD." :headscrat

"The Peltor H10A Hearing Protector ear muffs really do the job! I ordered them to help eliminate the annoying whine of my computer tower. You know the kind of sound...very slight, but so high-pitched it goes straight to your ear drums and drills a hole til you can't STAND it anymore!! Why am I SHOUTING!? Well, you can see how I had to do something to preserve my sanity.":wtf:
I mean to each his own but man if you need headphones to play pool maybe you should be operating submarine sonar arrays or something

Merkava_4
11-04-2008, 05:19 AM
I have the red and black Peltor H10A in this link:

http://www.peltor.com/peltor.com/non_main.cfm

http://www.peltor.com/peltor.com/non_main.cfm?platform=Earmuffs

They're a good set of comfortable ear muffs that I've had for at least 10 years and they seem to be holding up real well. I leave them hanging on the handle of the upright vacuum and I always put them on before I vacuum the carpet. :)

eschoendorff
11-04-2008, 05:35 AM
Wow i just read some of the reviews of them on the site and while they are all favorable people use them for some weird things

"The soft ear pieces are the most comfortable, they are light, they are high quality, they block almost all sound, and they are adjustable for head size. They were so good, I bought several more. I wear them when breaking a pool rack (e.g., eight ball), because in a wooden room, that's really LOUD." :headscrat

"The Peltor H10A Hearing Protector ear muffs really do the job! I ordered them to help eliminate the annoying whine of my computer tower. You know the kind of sound...very slight, but so high-pitched it goes straight to your ear drums and drills a hole til you can't STAND it anymore!! Why am I SHOUTING!? Well, you can see how I had to do something to preserve my sanity.":wtf:
I mean to each his own but man if you need headphones to play pool maybe you should be operating submarine sonar arrays or something

:spit::spit::spit:

I use the smooth expanding ear plugs. Been using this type since the 90s and I haven't found anything that works better or costs less.

PAToyota
11-04-2008, 08:11 AM
At that price, I may have to pick up a pair or two of the Peltors at Amazon. My current pairs are a Browning and a Remington model picked up at Bass Pro for about the regular price of the Peltors. Having used the cheapo HF style ones, they certainly don't compare in comfort or noise reduction of the better ones.

I also use the foam ear plugs - but the ear muffs are much better when you're taking them on and off. There are times that I'll wear the plugs and the muffs if things are particularly noisy and I'll be at it consistently.

Stuey
11-04-2008, 08:26 AM
I too am a huge fan of Peltor H10 earmuffs. They're comfortable to wear, even while already wearing expanding foam plugs, and best of all they're under $20.

A note, though - those Peltors were $16 and change on Amazon for the longest time. The price usually hovers at ~$17. Right now they're $18 and change, which is a bit high. Either they'll stay at this price for a while, or they'll drop shortly. But for a $1-$2 difference total, you certainly shouldn't wait.

Brad54
11-04-2008, 09:22 AM
I've also got a pair of the Peltor gun mufflers. Actually, two pairs--one with the fixed-position wires, and another pair that's hinged and folds up for smaller storage.
I used them ALL the time at the drag strip. Shooting for magazines, I'm always on the starting line or down track about 40-60 feet, right next to the track. I swear by them. I've also used a lot of foam ear plugs, and they get the job done, but not as well. They're a back-up for when I forget the good ones.
I've gotten the Peltors at Wal-mart, Meijers or somewhere like that.

I use them in the heat of the summer, and never really have a problem with sweating ears...though it makes sense that I would. I just don't really remember it.

I've also used them for when I run my angle grinder. Man, after running that thing for a while without ear protection, your ear drums just SING after!

-Brad

Coach James
11-04-2008, 09:02 PM
I use these quite often:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=74540-429-90586-80025&lpage=none

They block noise well and I like the fact that between grinding, cutting etc, I can just pop one out of my ear and let it hang from the cord and not get lost or have to put it in my pocket. I buy 4 or 5 sets a year for $2 bucks each at Agri-Supply.

I use these as well:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=74543-429-90540-80000&lpage=none

They are cheap and work as well as any others I've tried.

Coach

gofastman
11-04-2008, 10:05 PM
i have a set of these http://www.exploreproducts.com/allen-sound-sensor-hearing-protection.htm
they work ok, for the price im happy with them, but they dont work like an electronic set would
i also have a set similar to these but made by Willson which are nice but they are hot and could sound a little better
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200223574_200223574

senlow
11-04-2008, 10:24 PM
I also prefer Peltor ear defenders. I have a couple pairs of the H10A, an Optime 105 and a Tactical-7. At one time Peltor was the OEM for Snap-On. I also have a set of these that are over 20 years old. I don't know where Snap-On sources their current model.

Vinko
12-22-2008, 12:43 AM
I got 2 pair of BP off the S-O truck. They're good. A little spendy at $30 per. But not much more than what I would've found on-line.

PAToyota
12-22-2008, 06:22 AM
Picked up two pair of the Peltor from Amazon while ordering Christmas gifts for people. They are very nice!

speed bump
12-22-2008, 08:03 AM
I generally use the washable reusable ear plugs for almost everything. If I ever needed a set of muffs I would probably go pick up a set at the local safety supply shop.

LoneGunman
12-22-2008, 08:10 AM
The muffs are also good to wear while welding, not for the sound but to prevent the sickening sound of a piece of slag melting ear wax while you wait for your brain to register the pain.

Rickster
12-22-2008, 08:39 AM
When I worked in the lab we had our choice of ear protection. The plastic band topped ones felt like they had my head in a vice after a while. I settled on the wire band top ones with the thin plastic seperator, they were the most comfortable for long periods of time. I installed a couple of ear speakers off a headset and kept them plugged into a walkman (those were the pre-ipod days).

LoneGunman
12-22-2008, 10:45 PM
Not muffs but these are the absolute best I have ever used, can hear people talking but they block out the sound of a 50 BMG when you are NEXT to it. For the non firearm people, the 50 BMG is one loud SOB and much louder on the side than if you were behind the trigger.

I don't know how they work but I know they do.

http://chadstoolbox.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1010

peterbilr98
12-23-2008, 10:41 AM
i would go with the peltors