Eye & Ear Protection
Howard Leight Impact-Sport Electronic Earmuffs - Green - 22 NRR - 1 Set$60.00
Manufacturer Howard Leight Manufacturer SKU R-01526 Quantity 1 UPC Barcode 033552015260
Howard Leight's Impact Sport electronic earmuffs are a huge improvement over conventional designs in multiple ways: their slim form factor helps reduce the issues many shooters have clearing the stock of long guns against the cups of their hearing protection devices. In-ear earplugs can be worn under these muffs for additional protection if needed.
The active noise reduction of these earmuffs promises a noise reduction rating of 22, keeping the sounds of your firearm and those of nearby shooters to a safe level. At the same time, the device actually amplifies certain sounds such as human voices--a huge social and safety benefit, as you'll finally be able to hear your shooting buddies and the range officer over muzzle blasts. For those who shoot alone, these earmuffs include an audio jack that can connect to your phone or MP3 player.
This headset is powered by two AAA batteries, with the first set included in the package. The battery compartment is external and easy to reach, though you won't need to worry about accidentally draining the batteries quickly thanks to the automatic shutoff feature.
Good "ears" for the price
I have two pairs of these. I like the way they fold up and they seal tight. There is ear protection with higher NRRs but these are fine for a handgun, shotgun, and most rifle shooting. When the batteries start to get low they develop a low hum but they still work. These are by far the most popular ears seen on our range and at Widener's $39.95 sale price they are a bargain.
Review by JC (Posted on 12/14/17)
Could be quieter
Comfortable and allows for a solid cheek weld but not quiet enough for me, esp when shooting w magnums or muzzle brakes nearby. You should use these w soft earplugs.
Review by Long range shooter (Posted on 11/13/17)
These fold up compactly but the problem is the way they fold makes the material take a set which pulls the ear cups from your head when wearing them allowing sound to leak through. My ears were ringing after a short range session. I've left them unfolded to hopefully allow the material to relax and will try again but I don't have much hope for these.
The microphone did pick up sounds rather well and normal conversation was easy.
Review by Darren (Posted on 11/5/17)