3M Peltor Tactical Sport Hearing Protector, MP3 Compatible

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  1. M. S. Gartner says:
    49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent hearing protection, missing simple cable, December 22, 2009
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    M. S. Gartner (Boise, ID USA) –
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    This review is from: 3M Peltor Tactical Sport Hearing Protector, MP3 Compatible (Tools & Home Improvement)

    These hearing protectors are excellent devices for shooting. They provide a stereo sound-view of the world around you while keeping any loud sounds from affecting you. They are quite comfortable (though I have yet to wear them for long stretchs it seems like they would be fine over an afternoon). They are 1000% better than my previous hearing protectors, which were not electronic (I wouldn’t go back).

    The only thing that is annoying is that they advertise an “Audio jack” for “cell phones, MP3 players or dog trackers” but it is a completely non-standard (and mono, not stereo) port on the device, and the audio cable is not included. The audio cable is very simple (costing less than $0.50 to make, is my guess) and I found it selling from $22 to $40. What a crock. I’ll have to check at Radio Shack to see if I can get a compatible cable for a reasonable price.

    For shooting I can’t actually imagine using this connected to an MP3 player as I usually want to know what’s going on around me. However, I can think of other uses for this muff where I might want music as well (mowing the lawn, using a leaf blower, etc.), but not badly enough to pay another $22.

    Peltor: Include a cable in the next version, or better yet use a standard 3.5mm mini stereo plug and provide or sell an adapter to the “old” two-prong plug!

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  2. Jesse0147 says:
    47 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Peltor Tactical Sport, September 21, 2010
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    Bought the item from Amazon for a pretty good price after having checked other online sources. Beware that this item is not recommended for shooting at an indoor range. An indoor range is much louder than shooting outside. The protection for your hearing is minimal relative to some non-electronic muffs that I have. Its NRR is 20 which is very low end. The fact that one can hear voices and such is true and the microchip is very consistent and reliable for low level sounds. But indoors it feels like barely any protection is being worn. Also, the circumference of the ear muff is not that big, therefore it you have larger than average ears: problem.

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  3. T. Codella "Father of Four" says:
    25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great sound protection, July 24, 2008
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    T. Codella “Father of Four” (Ashburn, VA) –
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    These are excellent hearing protectors that allow you to hear ambient sound. They fit well, provide sufficient protection, and seem to respond quickly to sharp sonic spikes, like gunfire. I have no problem with them from a purely functional perspective. However, if Peltor is going to go ahead and advertise that you can hook up your MP3 player to them, it would be nice if they mentioned that all the music you’ll hear will be in mono, not stereo. It’s a great feature – I just wonder why they couldn’t take it the simple one-step-further and give us good audio. Probably in the next release….

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