Honeywell’s Howard Leight Electronic Hearing Protection is Great!!

This summer  I switched to Honeywell’s Howard Leight electronic earmuffs and absolutely love them.  The reason is simple, my hearing is horrible – I sure wish I knew to protect my hearing when I was younger and am paying for it now.  When I wear traditional earmuffs, I can’t hear anyone talk.  With these, you can turn them on, set whatever amplification you want and they automatically turn off when you shoot.

These things are slick.  On one had they have a noise reduction rating of 22 whether turned on or off.  Additionally,  there are directional microphones on each side of the earmuffs and you have a volume control to turn the amplification/gain up or down.  You can get up to an 82db gain in sound and the two AAA batteries can last 350 hours with a 4 hour automatic shut off.

This means I can hear folks talk around me without needing to pull off the earmuffs.  I have used these extensively this summer with 12 gauges, 9mm, .40, 10mm, .45, 5.56, 7.62×39, .308 and .338 Lapua Magnum and use them exclusively now.  To be perfectly clear, I have no problems with shooting my Lapua with this Honeywell hearing protection and that rifle is a cannon.

Let me caution you on one thing – there are counterfeit copies out there.  Be sure to buy from a reputable dealer.  In my case, I bought from Amazon directly and not just a third party selling on Amazon.  Look under “Sold By” in the listing to see who it is.  If it isn’t Amazon, change the seller to either someone you know or to Amazon as the seller. 

I bought a carry case to hold them and my shooting glasses that has worked out really well.

Note, because I wear prescription glasses, I wear No Cry brand “Over spec” safety glasses that fit over my glasses.  They fit well and I store them in the above case also.


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I seriously considered displaying eBay listings but decided against it.  I think you run too high of a risk of getting a ripped off with a counterfeit if you go that route and don’t know the seller.  Again, go to a reputable seller or buy from Amazon with Amazon as the seller also.

 


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Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff, Classic Green (R-01526) (Tools & Hardware)

At the range or on the hunt, the Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff keeps you protected from hazardous noise and connected to your environment. It carries a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 22 in both on and off mode. When the electronic ear protection is switched on, it employs built-in directional microphones that amplify ambient sounds to a safe 82 dB. This allows you to hear important commands on the range and crucial environment sounds when hunting. For additional shooting hearing protection, it also actively listens and automatically shuts off amplification when loud impulsive sounds like firearm discharges reach 82 dB. Patented Air Flow Control technology allows for a slim earcup design that ensures your firearm stock has clearance while shooting. The padded headband features telescopic height adjustment for a comfortable, customized fit. An external audio jack lets you connect the shooting earmuff to an MP3 player, scanner or other audio source. The battery delivers approximately 350 hours of usage, and the automatic shut-off feature engages after 4 hours to help save battery life. All Howard Leight electronic earmuffs and safety eyewear are compatible for use with each other.

Features: 

  • Built-in directional microphones amplify range commands and other ambient sounds to a safe 82 dB, providing more natural listening and enhanced communication
  • Actively listens and automatically shuts off amplification when ambient sound reaches 82 dB; Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 22
  • Features low profile earcups for firearm stock clearance; adjustable headband for secure fit; compact folding design for convenient storage; classic green color
  • Includes AUX input and 3.5 mm connection cord for MP3 players and scanners. Integrated power/volume knob
  • Includes 2 AAA batteries; automatic shut-off feature after 4 hours increases battery life; approximately 350 hours of battery life; works well and long with Polaroid AAA Batteries

List Price: $73.95 USD
New From: $49.99 USD In Stock
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