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MSA Sardins with gel filled ear pads are very good.
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Thanks everyone for the input.
I've ordered a pair of Howard Leight Impact Pros with 30db NRR. Looking forward to checking them out. They will reside on the nightstand as part of the defense gear team.
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With some of these electronic ears, I can hear noises better, but lose the ability to detect which direction the sounds came from. Are there any of these that are better at sound localization than the others?
I am guessing there is just an electronic microphone-speaker system that is added to a regular set of earmuffs. That allows for a large passive noise reduction. But, the electronic system limits the level that it passes through. That way, low level speech is passed or even amplified while high-level shots are attenuated to a safe level.
Since there appears to be one volume knob, I am guessing there is one microphone. To retain directionality, each muff would need its own microphone. Does anyone know if any units are built that way?
I use Pro Ear Gold. Expensive, but probably the best, or one of the best protection ratings, 30 plus, out there.
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Look for the ones with the volume knobs on each ear. And keep spare sets of batteries in your range bag for when one side needs new batteries. It happens.
It is unfortunate that hardly any stores carry electronic muffs that you can try on for fit. The last ones I ordered for myself no way will fit my head and ears because they are the kind in all the pictures here on this thread - with the wire connectors from the headband to each "muff". With my smaller size head, the only kind I can use is the kind with the headband itself that is adjustable.
Pro Ears makes the ones with the adjustable head bands. Here is one style they make for smaller heads:
Prices for various Pro Ears models range from $60 to over $250. We've had the $250 models in the past and they have not seemed to work any better than the lower priced ones of the same brand. Hope this helps.
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I just used my Howard Leight Impact set today (Christmas present). The 22db reduction was noticeably different that the 26db plain muffs I've been using. But I also have SureFire EP3 (24db) in-ear plugs in my ears at the same time.
With the HL muffs, I was able to hear other shooters at the range talking, yet the gunshots were pretty well suppressed.
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