3M Peltor Optime 105 Earmuff, 105 dBA (H10A)




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  1. coolreviewer1 "coolkayaker1" says:
    143 of 151 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Comparison to Bilsom Thunder T3, April 19, 2010
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    coolreviewer1 “coolkayaker1” (Fox Valley, Illinois USA) –
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    I won’t reiterate what others have said, but just make a couple pertinent points:

    You’re likely comparing (and if not, you should) this Peltor headset along with the top=of-the-line Bilsom: the Bilsom Thunder T3 is the best constructed headphone/ear protection I own. A have several by Peltor, and the one most comparable to the T3 is the Peltor H10A. The Peltor is not as well made; the over-head piece on the T3 is much better–it actually clicks into place and does not move. The Peltors are all wire, and move easily. I would say, if many people are going to use same headset (such as different shifts at a worksite), Peltor might be better as it’s easily adjusted by just sliding on the wire. The T3 are better at a single set for your head size and it does not move.

    The Peltor H10A might actually be a tad more comfortable for my head hat size at 7 3/4. The T3 is tight, and cannot be adjusted out for looseness. I’d rather wear the Peltor H10A for a protracted period of time than the Bilsom T3. If my head were smaller, I think the T3 would be fine.

    The Bilsom T3 blocks sound better than any Peltor I have owned (I have owned about three models of Peltors). It’s as simple as that.

    Both have, because of the larger ear cup size (compared to lower profile, usually less protective for hearing, models) the ability to keep your head straight when dozing on an airplane. You know how people use the cervical neck pillow U-shaped things so they won’t kink their neck to one side when they sleep on a plane? Well, you won’t need that with a high-profile larger cup size sound protection like these—they stick out from your head enough that you will sleep with head straight ahead regardless. This is a “plus”. And no need the lousy “noise cancellation” headsets for six times the price, plus batteries to charge, etc. These are great for air flight.

    The Bilsom T3 is slightly wider on each ear cup than the Peltor H10A. Both, however, are not good to wear around your neck when not in use. The ear cups are too large and they will hit your chin. If you plan to wear and remove to “dangle” around your neck, like a rifleman might, you;d better stick with the lower-profile “shooter” type headsets…these are too wide. They will hit your chin, unless you have a super long neck.

    The weight of each is about the same. I’d give the nod to the Bilsom for sound protection capability and quality of build (the wire overhead piece on Peltors can get stretched or bent–no chance with Bilsom) over the Peltor high-end models, having owned both. But, with my head size at 7 3/4, and certainly if your noggin is larger than mine, you’d better stick with Peltor. The wire can be bent to accomodate the jumbo cranium better than Bilsom. Thanks.

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  2. "45mouton" says:
    121 of 127 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Outstanding in noise reduction and more, June 8, 2004
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    “45mouton” (Arlington, VA USA) –

    This review is from: 3M Peltor Optime 105 Earmuff, 105 dBA (H10A) (Tools & Home Improvement)

    Put these on and turn on your shop vac and you will be amazed how much noise reduction these earmuffs provides. In addition, the ear pieces are very soft and extremely comfortable. Wear them to be near any machinery or mowing your lawn and your ears will thank you.

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  3. Kona says:
    218 of 241 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    WHAT? I can’t hear you! Oh, yeah, I can’t hear ANYTHING!, January 7, 2004
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    Kona (Emerald City) –
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    The Peltor H10A Hearing Protector ear muffs really do the job! I ordered them to help eliminate the annoying whine of my computer tower. You know the kind of sound…very slight, but so high-pitched it goes straight to your ear drums and drills a hole till you can’t STAND it anymore!! Why am I SHOUTING!? Well, you can see how I had to do something to preserve my sanity.

    I received the Peltor set and man, oh man, does it eliminate sound!! What pc whine? What pc! This headset completely eliminates those little sounds that drive you crazy. I recommend it for those who have noisy neighbors or roommates, barking dogs, drippy faucets, etc. It is amazing. Loud noises can still be heard, so the headset does not interfere with normal life and is not a safety hazard. They are comfortable on the ears, are fairly lightweight, and fit very(!) snugly.

    If you can’t concentrate due to small, annoying noises, you would probably benefit from using this headset. The price is very reasonable, considering the benefits.

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