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Old 11-30-2022, 1:08 PM
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Default Ears recommendation

Mods, feel free to put me in the right forum if this isnt it ....

I'm looking for in the ear, probably electronic, hearing protection.

Tired of dealing with foam, and my electronic muffs are too cumbersome when shooting rifles.

My goal is to be able to hear conversations while not shooting, but have around a 27 db reduction or more while shooting. I know decibells has a diaphram based unit that not electronic, which may be an option.

So what do you use? Anything to stay away from? Budget is $150-200 max.
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Old 11-30-2022, 2:56 PM
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I would highly recommend the Howard Leight. They are reliable, durable and mostly comfy. Great entry level electronic ear protection!
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Old 11-30-2022, 3:17 PM
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Satisfied with Axis (both the in-the-ear and muff styles) and Westone. My Westone is more expensive that the Axis models since it is custom fitted to my ear (Axis offers the same enhancement as an extra). Assuming my recollection is correct the standard Axis model would be within your budget. All of them are noise cancelling.
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Old 11-30-2022, 6:36 PM
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RS - can you specify a model? A fair amount of reviews on the ones I saw indicated a less than desirable fit.

Dirtlaw - is that Axil or Axis? The Axil GS Extreme 2.0 are only $100 with discount code CMGSX for those interested.

Thanks, gents.
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Old 11-30-2022, 7:25 PM
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Save up for Ottos. Lots of no bang for the buck.

https://www.otto-comm.com/NoizeBarrierMicro
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Old 11-30-2022, 8:07 PM
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Save up for Ottos. Lots of no bang for the buck.

https://www.otto-comm.com/NoizeBarrierMicro


Concur, I just picked up a pair and used in conjunction with comply tips they work very well. I recently did a 9 hour class and they still had 40% battery life. Charging case makes easy storage and is convenient.

There is a set for sale on CG for a nice price.

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/....php?t=1830363


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Wow, are they really that good? I was about to post another thread, but I'm glad I saw this.

I'm a little apprehensive about ear buds for indoor range, outdoor sure. Even if they were electronic.

Any thoughts on Walker's Xcel or the firemax?
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I would highly recommend the Howard Leight. They are reliable, durable and mostly comfy. Great entry level electronic ear protection!
With these!

PROHEAR GEP02 Gel Ear Pads for Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Pro Sync Leightning Earmuffs https://a.co/d/6CJstcW
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Old 12-10-2022, 7:21 PM
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SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus filtered Earplugs, triple flanged design, reusable, Black, Medium https://a.co/d/1pmyYxi

Howard Leight quiet band for big game hunts and the surefire when I want to take off the headsets for a while.

Moldable or silicone ear plugs for riding motorcycles.
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Old 12-11-2022, 3:34 PM
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Concur, I just picked up a pair and used in conjunction with comply tips they work very well. I recently did a 9 hour class and they still had 40% battery life. Charging case makes easy storage and is convenient.

There is a set for sale on CG for a nice price.

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/....php?t=1830363


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From what I can discern from the Otto website, these are NOT Bluetooth compatible. Apparently, the Axil GS Extreme 2.0 and GS Custom earbuds are Bluetooth 5.0 compatible. Does anyone have long term experience with either Axil model?
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