|Review by RobH||posted 03-23-2008 02:47 PM||3936 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
- AO Safety / Peltor Work Tunes AM/FM/MP3 Hearing Protection
- Brand: AO Safety | Category: Safety Equipment
I thought I would post this because I am as happy as a pig in mud when I am using these things. They perform wonderfully.
I like ear muffs better than in-ear style hearing protection. Before I bought these I used a pair of ear muffs with ear bud headphones to listen to my MP3 player. Since my MP3 player has no AM/FM radio option, I often missed that.
Well, as always happens, one of the boys got their hand on my old headphones and broke them. When I went to pick up more, I saw these. I found mine at Lowe’s. I cringed at the price, and I almost thought twice. After all, will the boys get their hands on them and tear them up? Well, I caved and bought these at around $50.00. They were worth every penny. They are sold under the AOSafety brand, but the tag on the headphones says Peltor Type:HRX52A.
These things are great. The only confusing part was the directions did not say to turn off the radio in order to listen to the MP3 player. After I figured that out, which didn’t take long, everything was great.
What I like most is that when I get tired of listening to the local radio station yell at me with car commercials or furniture commercials, or when I have heard the same song for the third time in two hours, I just grab the MP3 player, plug it in and listen to a woodworking podcast or my CD collection while I continue to work.
I LOVE THESE THINGS!!!
For anybody considering them, spend the money it is well worth it.
They are really great in the shop, but I imagine they are going to make mowing the yard a little more enjoyable this year also.
One great thing about it, I wear my hearing protection a lot more. Now, if I could just get a dust mask that I could put cartridges in to make it smell like chocolate cake, baking cookies, or a fresh cut lawn. Then I would wear it more like I should.
-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA