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Howard Leight by Honeywell R-01902 Impact Pro Electronic Shooting Earmuffs by Review Summary ,  Sep 14, 2015

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Howard Leight by Honeywell R-01902 Impact Pro Electronic Shooting Earmuffs
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 745 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 3.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Communication5.0   above average
Microphone5.0   exceptional
Comfortable4.7   average
Fit4.6   above average
Outdoor4.6   above average
Music4.5   above average
Price4.5   average
Range4.5   average
Sport4.5   above average
Voice4.5   above average
Indoor4.4   above average
Control4.3   above average
Plug4.3   above average
Quality4.2   average
Loud4.1   average
Battery4.0   average
Noise4.0   average
Level3.9   average
Sound3.8   below average
Headphone3.6   below average
Volume3.6   average


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Audio

Audio:
"When the headphones cancel out impact sounds they also cancel out the line-in audio, which is very disappointing and result in the line-in audio being fairly useless."
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"The audio jack works too but don't expect it to be very clear or loud like normal headphones."
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"I have yet to try the audio in feature in these; I can see why some people would complain."
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"Unfortunately, the audio input is useless."
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"The stereo directional audio is amazing"
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"The mic for low decibel sound woks well as does the audio plug-in."
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"I tried one on, and the audio was amazing!"
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"Finally, the audio input feature is nice, because you can listen to your smart phone or MP3 player, etc."
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"Good audio."
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Battery

Battery:
"I have frequently forgotten to turn it off and the battery is dead the next time I put them on."
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"When turned off or with a dead battery they are still protecting your hearing."
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"Second, as noted by at least one other reviewer, the exterior battery door is nice to have, but I am not sure of its durability."
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"The electronics cut out after 4 hours (to save the battery) which was weird the first time, then I remembered that was supposed to happen."
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"Hard to open the battery compartment."
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"I have wasted my money on these, i may send them back, if its too much of a hassle to return them, i will just take the batteries out and use them as a normal set of earmuffs, they are pretty good when the knob is OFF, at least then they deliver as expected."
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"Easy to change batteries."
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"Increased hearing and great hearing protecting with long battery life."
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")The battery is easily changed by pushing on the sides of the battery lid."
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"Alkaline batteries are recommended, NOT rechargeables."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The noise dampening is not quite so good as my other pair but are definitely more comfortable for a long day at the range as safety officer."
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"Yeah, the comfort level is not that great, but I'm willing to deal with that if it protects my ears while giving me the ability to talk to my range partner."
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"They are comfortable, and the electronics work well to cut off excessive sounds while letting me hear people talk."
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"the only con as i see it is they are a bit awkward for shooting rifles, with the comfort level between wonky and weird."
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"Comfortable to wear but I have a little discomfort where my safety glasses go over my ear."
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"For comfort, these are not great, but not horrible either."
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"They are very comfortable to wear and the electronic part works great and I can hear everybody that talks around me."
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"They were super comfortable as well."
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"Was what I expected, nice comfortable shooting protection."
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"VERY good, and comfortable also."
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"The electronics are clear and loud, they're super comfortable with the perfect amount of clamping force."
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Communication

Communication:
"Great fit, strong attenuation, we can verbally communicate, and an electronic input to boot!"
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"Being able to hear and communicate while still having protection is priceless."
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"Two of us using these devices can be on the fireing line and communicate without ear damage or shouting."
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"Great hearing protection and can communicate with other shooters."
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"I could easily communicate with the range master and the friend I was shooting with."
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Control

Control:
"it keeps noise out well but the volume control is weak."
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"My disappointment comes down to the volume control and associated features."
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"There is no stereo control and the sound in my unit is strong on the left and weak on the right."
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"Once I put in the pair of AAA cells, the electronic function came alive, and the adjustable earpiece control let me hear my own voice as well as room noise, while loud noises ( such as simulated gun report by plastic bag popping right next to my head) were controlled."
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"the volume control works great, for the money same quality as models costing much more."
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"Having one control is good, but a short delay occurs when adjusting, which can slow finding the right spot - need marks."
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"However if I'm getting verbal instructions, the voice is very clear using the electronic control."
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"The volume control works perfectly and truly enhances your ability to converse at the range."
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Fit

Fit:
"I bought a pair of the Howard Leight Impact Sport earmuffs, and found they did not fit me well."
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"Moreover, it also can adjust the volume of the sound to silence; however, it is not comfortable for set ended wear because it is so tight fit."
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"I have a pretty big head and these do not fit comfortably."
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"My head is rather large, so I was worried these wouldn't fit or adjust."
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"fits good, good sound protection, would buy again"
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"Great fit, strong attenuation, we can verbally communicate, and an electronic input to boot!"
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"Fit comfortably with glasses."
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"Fit comfortably around my small head and adjust to fit over my ball cap well."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"Awesome headphones, the conversation amplifier is weird to experience at first (seems unnatural to be able to hear so well but be protected at teh same time) but really excellent."
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"This unit works very well, however my first unit failed in 4 months (the headphone broke off from the strap)."
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"The audio jack works too but don't expect it to be very clear or loud like normal headphones."
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"Cons: There's only one con, and that is these headphones do not have good sound amplification."
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"Was going to say I probably never will but I could see them as some good noise canceling headphones for a bus or plane or something."
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"I plug the phone into the headphones with the included cable and hear a clear tick-tock beat."
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"It seems to work reasonably well if I add additional earplugs underneath the headphones with the microphone turned all the way up, but that's something I didn't think I would need to do with a noise reduction rating of 30."
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"The headphones sit pretty tight over your ears and do not shake loose."
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"I plugged the included cable into my iPhone and then into the headphone jack on the ear muffs and just that simple I was able to listen to music."
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"Of course, I can't imagine anyone actually listening to music while at the range, so it doesn't matter to me, but forget using these as headphones unless you enjoy barely being able to tell if there is any sound being played."
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Indoor

Indoor:
"The NRR was not good enough indoors and required secondary earplugs."
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"They're good earplugs, but they still make it hard to talk in an indoor range."
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"I hate shooting inside an indoor range, with the knuckleheads shooting .454+ calibers, even with double plugs, these have a high NRR, and if I use plug muffs, I could still hear my lane partner."
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"I simply picked an earmuff with wrong NRR for our indoor range."
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"The reason I purchased this one was because the R-01526 had inadequate soundproofing for indoor shooting ranges."
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"Had know problem hearing trainee at indoor shooting range."
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"Perfect for indoor range or any other extremely loud shooting environment."
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"They also have a high 30db decibel reduction rating, perfect for indoor ranges."
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"Well, for a bit of history: We have been shooting at an indoor range for a couple of months now."
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"Either way, these are great for indoor ranges for the price! "
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"Very comfortable, great for indoor shooting ranges, very happy with them."
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Level

Level:
"The static isn't loud enough to drown out voice levels, but it is annoying."
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"Yeah, the comfort level is not that great, but I'm willing to deal with that if it protects my ears while giving me the ability to talk to my range partner."
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"They do a good job blocking harmful sound and noise levels and passing nonharmful sound."
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"the only con as i see it is they are a bit awkward for shooting rifles, with the comfort level between wonky and weird."
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"This set does all of that remarkably well; they are unable to cancel out jet engine noise but external noises are transmitted at the loudness of the speakers which protects my ears from damaging levels while still giving me the ability to hear others without having to pull one of the muffs away from an ear."
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"I have not worn these for very long, so I cannot speak for the comfort level."
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"Loud impulse sounds are effectively blocked out and limited to safe levels."
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"The Impact Pro amplifies surrounding sounds such as voices, machines and warning signals to safe levels yet it provides good hearing protection."
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"But, these don't magnify the conversation levels as well as Peltors or Hp-1 muffs."
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"They work great but there seems to be a hum at a higher level than I would like."
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"I tried them near a loud motorcycle and my zero turn mower and was pleasantly surprise at reduction in the noise level."
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Loud

Loud:
"The sound attenuation is so good that I do not experience hear any excessively loud noise even though I can feel acoustic energy impacting my chest when the next lane fires heavy handgun rounds."
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"My only complaint is that the electronic ambient sound doesn't go as loud as the sport model but it's loud enough to have a conversation."
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"The static isn't loud enough to drown out voice levels, but it is annoying."
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"They cost close to $300.They were so loud that I was worried about continuing to shoot with them for fear of damaging my already bad hearing."
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"The audio jack works too but don't expect it to be very clear or loud like normal headphones."
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"They start off with no volume and seem to suddenly kick in in about a half-second soft kick-in (not a sharp kick in but it escalates gently).The only other issue I have is that to turn the volume up you have to roll the volume dial DOWN, this gets confusing at first, especially when you have a loud noise come up and you try to turn the volume down and it gets LOUDER!"
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"Loud impulse sounds are effectively blocked out and limited to safe levels."
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"Perfect for indoor range or any other extremely loud shooting environment."
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"The electronics are clear and loud, they're super comfortable with the perfect amount of clamping force."
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"Once I put in the pair of AAA cells, the electronic function came alive, and the adjustable earpiece control let me hear my own voice as well as room noise, while loud noises ( such as simulated gun report by plastic bag popping right next to my head) were controlled."
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"The sound attenuation is so good that I do not experience hear any excessively loud noise even though I can feel acoustic energy impacting my chest when the next lane fires heavy handgun rounds."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The mic for low decibel sound woks well as does the audio plug-in."
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"The microphone part works great and shuts down immediately at the cut point."
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"The microphone and amplifier work great."
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"The headset does work very well in attenuating sound at the gun range with the microphone on or off."
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"It also does not inhibit the ambient microphones while in MP3 mode making it more difficult to enjoy music while using them."
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Music

Music:
"CONS: This set has poor sound reproduction, quite dull, so buying them for music is disappointing."
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"Note that sound quality is mediocre with these, but you're not buying them solely to listen to music, right?"
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"I am able to listen to music and still can clearly hear conversations without the worries from the gun blasts."
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"However, if you are trying to listen to music on this device please be aware that I encountered hissing on and off while playing music through my phone."
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"I also love the ability to connect my phone or MP3 player for music listening."
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"On balance, for me (I don't listen to music while shooting), they are very good, and I appreciate the further noise reduction, their basic function."
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Noise

Noise:
"The sound attenuation is so good that I do not experience hear any excessively loud noise even though I can feel acoustic energy impacting my chest when the next lane fires heavy handgun rounds."
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"The noise dampening is not quite so good as my other pair but are definitely more comfortable for a long day at the range as safety officer."
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"Doesn't do as good a job of muting gun shot noises as an industrial one I have with a lower rating."
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"I wish they could get this kind of noise reduction into thinner ear cups, my only complaint is that you don't want to use these if you're shooting a rifle."
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"it keeps noise out well but the volume control is weak."
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"They do a good job blocking harmful sound and noise levels and passing nonharmful sound."
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"If you are around very loud noises, either in a shop or at the range, these are extremely effective at blocking even the loudest noises."
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"Once I put in the pair of AAA cells, the electronic function came alive, and the adjustable earpiece control let me hear my own voice as well as room noise, while loud noises ( such as simulated gun report by plastic bag popping right next to my head) were controlled."
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"Good noise reduction."
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Outdoor

Outdoor:
"They were adequate for 5.56 with a brake, although when underneath a roof (outdoors) the brake'd 5.56 was uncomfortable, it's not like any other earmuffs I have would have done better."
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"So far I have only used these outdoors, but I suspect they are good enough I may not need the plugs unless in a small place or next to magnums."
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"Bought these for indoor outdoor range work, as well as IDPA and tactical classes."
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"Great for outdoor ranges."
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"Great when I am shooting, indoor outdoor, I can hear instructions from the range safety officer and yet protect my hearing"
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"I feel very comfortable clearing a shoothouse or outdoor simulator with my Tac-7s; I don't feel my hearing is at a disadvantage in any way by wearing the muffs, and in fact can be improved by turning up the volume."
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Plug

Plug:
"No longer needed the protector plus ear plugs (plugs irritate my ears)."
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"If you bought custom molded ear plugs for double protection, you might have the same problem if you're at the range a while."
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"So far I have only used these outdoors, but I suspect they are good enough I may not need the plugs unless in a small place or next to magnums."
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"For added protection I wear foam plugs, too, but I can still hear voices with no problem."
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"I still have to double-up with ear plugs when I'm at an indoor range, but it's nice to be able to hear the commands from any of the range safety officers."
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"The level of attenuation is adequate with them turned off or on, but great with the inner plugs in."
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"I am used to going shooting with foam plugs AND over the ear protection but these worked well enough that I stopped using the foam plugs, best part is I can hear what is going on around me now."
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Price

Price:
"Sure, I may just be picky, but since the price difference is a horrible I dictator of the difference in quality, I'd never suggest anyone to buy the pro model."
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"These are junk, especially illy for the price."
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"I don't think that there are better options for 30 db noise reduction at this price point though but these are not perfect."
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"I have NO qualms in recommending these ear defenders, especially at this $ price (Dec 2014), though they'd be dearer for purchasers paying .If the poser factor is more important than hearing protection, you need to look elsewhere and with deeper pockets."
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"Super nice item - for the money you cant go wrong - allowing you to hear normal conversation while blotting out loud noises such as gunshots at the range."
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"Manual protectors work much better than this cheap junk."
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"Excellent value for the price."
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"I paid $52 and consider this to be money well spent."
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"Great deal for the price! "
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"excellent product...thought the price was high, but worth it"
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"Either way, these are great for indoor ranges for the price! "
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Quality

Quality:
"Sure, I may just be picky, but since the price difference is a horrible I dictator of the difference in quality, I'd never suggest anyone to buy the pro model."
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"Otherwise I would rate very good and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone needing a quality hearing protector."
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"Some complain of the sonic fidelity, but I find the sound quality to be more than sufficient."
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"Note that sound quality is mediocre with these, but you're not buying them solely to listen to music, right?"
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"Not the best in quality sound, but it made my shooting experience at the range much more enjoyable."
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"the sound quality is not that good when plugging into my iPhone."
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"quality features for a great deal."
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"Pleased with the quality and function."
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"I use my iPod or iPhone when shooting and sound quality is good."
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"Outstanding for shooting, even in the airplane to enjoy a movie, sound quality is above average and better than other NC headphones due to really cut out background noise."
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"Good quality sturdy construction but adjusting takes some getting used to."
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Range

Range:
"They're good earplugs, but they still make it hard to talk in an indoor range."
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"Unfortunately when I got these, I did not get a chance to go to the range for a while so I did not get to test them within the return window."
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"It is a nice compromise if you want to hear your surroundings (commands of the Range Officers, etc.)."
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"I can't say anything about their ability to muffle external sounds, I didn't even take them to a range so uncomfortable they were."
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"I found the $60 set I bought irritating and almost useless when trying to talk in the range."
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"I hate shooting inside an indoor range, with the knuckleheads shooting .454+ calibers, even with double plugs, these have a high NRR, and if I use plug muffs, I could still hear my lane partner."
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"If you are around very loud noises, either in a shop or at the range, these are extremely effective at blocking even the loudest noises."
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"These work great for ear protection, I can go to the range and talk with these on and be able to hear the conversation without taking them off."
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"However after several times at the range they work great."
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"On the range I was able to talk normally and not scream at my partner."
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"Perfect for indoor range or any other extremely loud shooting environment."
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Size

Size:
"I have to say that I was overall pretty happy with these muffs but there is a major downside....the size."
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"The only downside to these are their size."
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"Fit comfortably around my small head and adjust to fit over my ball cap well."
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"Great on the small bore range, so far."
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"They're comfortable on your ears and they're adjustable to your head size."
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"I have a very big head, hat size about 7 3 4 and these are comfortable on my head, seal out noise perfectly."
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"I totally disagree with that, personally, and have never had a problem using full size earcups with a long gun (including the Impact Pro)... but maybe I just have an unusually long head or something."
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Sound

Sound:
"Only drawback is takes a few moments for the sound to engage and could use a little higher volume."
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"I was reading about the use of electronic-assist hearing protection that attenuated loud external sounds, such as gun reports, while electronically amplifying weak sounds such as speech."
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"Unfortunately, I believe these let in too much sound when the electronics are turned on."
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"My only complaint is that the electronic ambient sound doesn't go as loud as the sport model but it's loud enough to have a conversation."
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"Had a problem with a 'clicking' sound in one ear only."
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"fits good, good sound protection, would buy again"
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"Loud impulse sounds are effectively blocked out and limited to safe levels."
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"Haven't tried the audio input jack yet AT the range, but the sound suppression is excellent."
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"Even at the range using the sport, with multiple people firing, the sound gate is smart enough that you can easily have a conversation and still have all the shots muffled."
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"The sound attenuation is so good that I do not experience hear any excessively loud noise even though I can feel acoustic energy impacting my chest when the next lane fires heavy handgun rounds."
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Sport

Sport:
"I bought a pair of the Howard Leight Impact Sport earmuffs, and found they did not fit me well."
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"I hope this was simply a bad batch but I wouldn't recommend spending the money on these when the sport work so well."
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"Extremely good protectionHowever, these do not amplify speech nearly as well as the impact sport."
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"However, I would recommend the sport muffs if you shoot shotgun or rifle because the muffs are too big."
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"I highly recommend the Pro model over the Sport."
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"The electronic cutout seems a little more immediate with these than the sport model as well."
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"Work great but very big bulky the Sport model is a better choice for me."
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Value

Value:
"First and foremost, you can not place a value on the loss of your hearing through extended exposure to excessive noise levels."
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"Excellent value for the price."
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"I've gone through numerous pairs of hearing protection equipment and I have to say, these are hands-down the best value."
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"Everything I expected and good value"
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"Good value , does cut out sound , can hear conversations , ear phones are large ."
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"Fantastic value for money"
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Voice

Voice:
"The static isn't loud enough to drown out voice levels, but it is annoying."
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"The only complaint is it is the voice talking part dose not work as clearly as I would like."
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"My voice was amplified as well."
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"Once I put in the pair of AAA cells, the electronic function came alive, and the adjustable earpiece control let me hear my own voice as well as room noise, while loud noises ( such as simulated gun report by plastic bag popping right next to my head) were controlled."
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"A bit bulky compared to other electronic hearing protection ear muffs but they work great for sound reduction plus they allow excellent clarity for voice commands while on the firing range with an instructor."
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"It works great and the amplification of voice sounds is excellent."
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"For added protection I wear foam plugs, too, but I can still hear voices with no problem."
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Volume

Volume:
"A little disappointed in the max volume."
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"The only drawback I noticed so far, is I personally have to max out the volume on the range to hear speaking clearly."
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"it keeps noise out well but the volume control is weak."
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"Moreover, it also can adjust the volume of the sound to silence; however, it is not comfortable for set ended wear because it is so tight fit."
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"They start off with no volume and seem to suddenly kick in in about a half-second soft kick-in (not a sharp kick in but it escalates gently).The only other issue I have is that to turn the volume up you have to roll the volume dial DOWN, this gets confusing at first, especially when you have a loud noise come up and you try to turn the volume down and it gets LOUDER!"
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"the volume control works great, for the money same quality as models costing much more."
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"Increased volume of background noise but worked well when shooting."
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"I can't hear the sound from the MP3 player very well with the volume on the earmuffs turned up anywhere from about 1 2 to all the way up."
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"The MP3 player volume is usually turned up to a comfortable level when using normal earbuds."
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"The volume control works perfectly and truly enhances your ability to converse at the range."
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