Electronic muffs interference noise

This is a discussion on Electronic muffs interference noise within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I wanted a pair of these so I borrowed some old Peltor Electronic muffs from my dad. I don't know the model but they're tan ...

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Electronic muffs interference noise

  1. #1
    Senior Member Array darkvibe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    517

    Electronic muffs interference noise

    I wanted a pair of these so I borrowed some old Peltor Electronic muffs from my dad. I don't know the model but they're tan and probably 7 years old.

    Turns out they pick up the fluorescent lights in the range. I don't mean the sound the lights make, I mean the 60Hz interference form them making it impossible to hear. The lights are about 3-4 feet above my head where I shoot.

    Is this the nature of them so a newer pair would do the same or have they improved the newer ones?

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Administrator
    Array SIXTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    19,728
    Mine dont do that, they are about 5-6 years old.
    "Just blame Sixto"

  4. #3
    VIP Member Array friesepferd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    east TN
    Posts
    2,341
    mine dont have problems with anything. but i have new peltor tac sport (i think thats what they are called).
    they dont even pick up on my cell phone, which always makes speakers buzz, radar detectors go off, etc. multiple ppl at my range said my cell phone made their speakers buzz, but not mine
    Wo die Notwehr aufhört, fängt der Mord an
    (Murder begins where self-defense ends)
    Georg Büchner

  5. #4
    Senior Member Array darkvibe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    517
    Thanks guys. Maybe i'll order a set and hope for the best. Sixto, mind if i ask what type you use?

    1 vote for peltor tac sport so far. If you also use peltor that's what i'll get for sure.

  6. #5
    Senior Moderator
    Array HotGuns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    14,868
    I've got the Peltor Tactical 7's and they dont do that. I've noticed that a friends Peltor 6's do. Mine seem generally quieter all the way around.

    It could be the upgrade in circutry that makes the difference.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


    AR. CHL Instr. 07/02 FFL
    Like custom guns and stuff? Check this out...
    http://bobbailey1959.wordpress.com/

  7. #6
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,648
    I have two pair...Peltor's I think...
    Never a problem, work great...not cheap...but worth the safety factor of ear protection and the ability to still hear conversation...

    Stay armed...hear well...stay safe!
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  8. #7
    VIP Member Array sass20485's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central FL
    Posts
    2,093
    I just bought some Pleter Tac 7's to replace those junky Caldwell cheapies.

  9. #8
    Senior Member Array sheepdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    691
    Maybe give Peltor a call and and see if they can tell you if they have solved the problem or will solve it?
    What Would Gumby Do?

  10. #9
    Member Array Arkhangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    296
    I have a set of the Peltor Swat Tacs, have never noticed any interference on them, but I do have a pair of cheaper electronic earmuffs and when I walk by my computer router(wireless) I do notice some some buzzing. Not from fluorescent lights tho. Is it from any fluorescent fixture or just the one in the range?

    SY

  11. #10
    Senior Member Array darkvibe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    517
    It's really bad at the range and in my kitchen with one 4' fluorescent it gets interference but it's not too bad.

    I was wrong about brand. They are Silencio Rangesafe muffs. I don't know why I thought they were Peltors.

  12. #11
    Assistant Administrator
    Array P95Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    South West PA
    Posts
    25,482
    My 3 year old Peltors seem fine - mind you I shoot outdoors almost exclusively.

    My main gripe is how they seem to turn on by some poltergeist means! The on/off switches are very soft and seems like they can too easily get switched on and drain batt's.

    Overall tho - they are OK - time I got some new ones tho as these are gettin ''tired''!
    Chris - P95
    NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.

    "To own a gun and assume that you are armed
    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

  13. #12
    VIP Member
    Array deadeye111's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    5,105
    I have the Peltor "Comtac". The electronic's are outstanding but they were fairly expensive. I purchased them after trying the Peltor Tactical 6S and there is no comparison in the electronics.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Howard Leight Impact Sport muffs?
    By Wasabi in forum Related Gear & Equipment
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: July 7th, 2009, 03:16 PM
  2. Would you recommend electronic ear muffs for SHTF use?
    By 1boredguy in forum Related Gear & Equipment
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: May 2nd, 2009, 04:52 PM
  3. Making Some Noise
    By ront in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: March 11th, 2008, 11:17 AM
  4. best pair of electronic ear muffs?
    By friesepferd in forum Related Gear & Equipment
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: November 16th, 2007, 06:40 PM
  5. Prison and Liability in Damages For Denying or Interference With Gun Rights?
    By randytulsa2 in forum The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: October 31st, 2006, 04:19 PM