Howard Leight by Honeywell 1015543 Hi-Vis Radio and MP3 Ear Muff, bright green with reflective headband, 1-Pair




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  1. M. Konarski says:
    39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The BEST Earmuff, August 8, 2009
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    M. Konarski (Long Island) –
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    This review is from: Howard Leight by Honeywell 1015543 Hi-Vis Radio and MP3 Ear Muff, bright green with reflective headband, 1-Pair (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I like to listen to the radio while I mow lawn and my Elvex was getting tired. The Elvex was not the best reception but I learned to deal with it because I figured all these radio/earmuffs were not that great. I looked into the Peltor digital Worktunes but so many people complained of poor reception. You would think with digital features it could be a winner but I decided to stay away from them. Also my Elvex was nothing to brag about so I went with the Bilsom AM/FM Hi-Vis 14015543 and I am thrilled!!! On the FM dial I can pick up so many stations and clearly without cutout. They block the lawnmower noise so much better that I can hardly hear it. As far as the AM goes it is just OK but I live far from the radio stations that I want to listen to on AM anyway that it’s hard to get good reception with any radio. I would mainly want to listen to a ball game on AM which I can do if I really wanted to. The included MP3 player cord works great with an ipod also. Shop for the best price but I would definitely go with these.

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  2. JmanWord "Jerry" says:
    26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Bilsom Earmuffs Two Thumbs Up!, May 16, 2010
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    JmanWord “Jerry” (San Marcos, Ca United States) –

    This review is from: Howard Leight by Honeywell 1015543 Hi-Vis Radio and MP3 Ear Muff, bright green with reflective headband, 1-Pair (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I decided on these Bilsom Radio Earmuffs after owning the Worktunes Digital Radio headphones that are so readily available at Home Depot and the net. My previous Worktunes radio headphones had the same problem so often listed in user reviews ….. they just wouldn’t stay tuned to an FM station…. reposition your body, change positions on the job or move my Bobcat or Mini Excavater and the station was lost. Plus the Worktunes headphones went belly up in about a year even though they sat in my pickup with little use for the majority of that time. Since I needed a new pair I decided to browse the net and read the reviews on every brand and model I could find. Reviews are also mixed on Quiet Tunes models, as well as most of the other brands. I did buy an economy model in the interim… cheapy Bell-Howell set …. Don’t bother with the Bell Howell brand the sound quality is as bad as the price would indicate. So I stumbled on these Bilsom brand, and after reading every review I could find it looked very promising as the reviews are thumbs up across the board. So now I will just add my own thumbs up. They are well built, the sound quality is excellent and last but not least they do not suffer from the constant station changing/drifting that the Worktunes suffered from. Occasionally with weak stations you may loose the station like the other brand, but overall they have better reception and the stations stay tuned in. Very happy with these Bilsom Radio earmuffs …..

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  3. 001zxc1#3 says:
    29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Better Than the Rest, April 11, 2012
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    This review is from: Howard Leight by Honeywell 1015543 Hi-Vis Radio and MP3 Ear Muff, bright green with reflective headband, 1-Pair (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I tried four other radio earmuffs from Radio Shack, Lowes and other internet connections before I finally found a radio/earmuff that actually works fairly well. If you want to listen to music and any station will do the above earmuffs will work for you. However, if you want to listen to a certain station without various stations drifting in and out, you should try the Howard Leight NRR25 muffs. They performed well in blocking out the external noise (lawn tractor) and stayed on station when I turned my head or made turns while cutting my yard (3 acreas). All the others failed miserably even tho they had nice digital readouts, ear volume adjustments, station mode controls, etc. The NRR25 are plain Jane with a simple tuner that stays on station, off and on switch, FM/AM selector and earmuffs that blockout external noise. That it! What I don’t like about the NRR25 is the instruction manual (poor at best), the battery compartment and direction of installing the batteries. You have to use a screwdriver to access the battery compartment. A small butterfly wing screw would have elemented this problem. The direction for correctly installing the batteries is hard to see…a small + and – sign inside the compartment is hard to see. In fact, I sent the first order back for replacement after putting the batteries in several times, several different ways and it still didn’t work. It would be so easy and cheap to cast in the proper battery placement. The tuner knob, FM/AM switch, and on/off switch are cheap but they work…something that the others don’t always do. The tuner stays on station and provides the proper volume control to both ears, and the external noise is almost completely blocked. I have to raise one muff so that I can tell when the 26 HP engine just behind my seat starts. The muffs fit a little tight and they are hot at times, but that is to be expected anytime you wear muffs during the summer. At first, I didn’t like the muffs but the more I use them the better I like them…far superior (in performane) to the other ones that I tried.

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