I've got two of the inexpensive dark green Caldwell units (~$30 each) that I purchased from Cabela's. I've been very pleased with them (I purchased the second for a youth after being so pleased with the first). They silence loud noises yet allow for normal conversation without any problem. Their battery life is absolutely great. They are comfortable to wear and fold up easily into a small bundle. I used to wear a pair of ear plugs underneath them, but they mute shots so well that unless I'm next to a really loud rifle then I just wear the headset.
I have no basis for comparison with any other unit, so I can't speak to the value of more expensive devices. I can just say that I'm quite happy with the inexpensive Caldwell units.
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