|Review by moshel||posted 05-24-2008 11:27 AM||5263 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Got these for my B-day from my wife. I guess that she was getting tired of having to enter the workshop and kick me while i was working to attract my attention.
The earmuff are class 5 with radio and active surround noise filtering. in simple words, you can work with the earmuffs and still hear what you are doing, but completely protect your hearing. I have worked with them for a week now and they are terrific. they are so good that I actually use them also in the house to hear radio. the earmuffs are of very high quality and you hardly notice them (although they are not very light). no heat, sweating and itching were observed, even after working for extended periods (having said that, its winter here).
i find that having these earmuffs on all the time solved three important issues:
1. i used to spend 90% of my shop time looking for my earmuffs (and i have two!)
2. i used to “skip” putting earmuffs for some of the tools, although deep inside i knew they are two loud.
3. i sometimes left the earmuffs on even when not working on noisy equipment. this is also very dangerous. you can’t hear all sorts of warnings sign.
the earing experience is weird but you get used to it very quickly. the earmuffs clip and cancel any loud noise and amplify other noises. works like charm… set to maximal amplification, you can have a taste of a day in the life of superman. its not as easy as it looks in the movie….
The am/fm radio is very good and sensitive, with very good channel locking. there is also mp3 port that i am not using.
batteries last forever. i put a pair of very low quality alkaline batteries and managed to forget the earmuffs on for two days. they are still running.
all in all, terrific product. it looks like they are also sold as “Alert”.
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