View Full Version : Does anyone make these earmuffs at a reasonable price?

April 5, 2008, 01:20 PM
I'm looking for the hearing protection earmuffs that have a little radio in them that lets you hear things normally but then when the dbl level is too high it cuts out. I keep looking around and finding them for 200 dollars. Is there a place that sells them for under 100 or maybe even around 40-50 dollars?

April 5, 2008, 02:26 PM
The really cheap $30-40 ones cut out all sound when they detect a loud noise. The $75-100 Peltor 6S (http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2883909) only attenuates (reduces the volume of) the loud noises and you still hear everything. Unless you enjoy missing 50% of more of your communications then it's well worth buying quality. Otherwise just buy a set of non-electronic muffs with a 30dba rating. The -19dba 6S is fine for non-magnums on most outdoor ranges. For indoor ranges I recommend the more expensive ($120-150) 7S with its 24dba rating. And/or combining muffs and plugs.

April 6, 2008, 03:49 PM
Check out Harbor Freight. Website Here (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=92851)
I purchase 2 pair of these and for $19.99 they work great. I use them at both indoor and outdoor ranges. You can order them online or if there’s a Harbor Freight near you make sure you print the online add and take it with you. They will match the price. They were $24.99 at the store, but they sold both pair at the online price.

April 6, 2008, 11:01 PM
Good to know, thanks for the replies, I might try the ones from harbor freight since I have one here in my area and if they get annoying I'll shell out the extra money for the nicer ones.

April 7, 2008, 02:24 AM
Good runs will cost over $100. Yo get what you pay for......

B. Lahey
April 7, 2008, 04:04 AM
With the $20 Peltors you do indeed get what you pay for.

I picked up a pair of the Howard Leight muffs from Midway for $60 after I got sick of the supercheap Peltors. They work well. The sound quality is not great, but they beat the Peltors by a mile. You can leave the batteries in them and batteries last a very long time. They seem sturdy and well-made.


April 20, 2008, 06:13 PM
I can recommend the Silencio Falcons. About $50 if you look around, takes 2 AAA batts, and has separate volume controls for each ear. A good value for electronic muffs.

Linky: http://www.jacksonsafety.com/linkdetails.cfm?groupid=3011115