Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vedomano Awesome Ear Muff for Ear Protection
As many of us have learned, our ears are very fragile and need to be taken care of. I have a lot of friends developing tinnitus due to exposure to loud noises. I for one do not want to beginning hearing a permanent tone in my ear. These ear muffs, which seem to be made for the gun range, are useful for just about any exposure to loud noise. I use it with my power equipment when I am working on jobs around the house and they work very well! I have recommended them to some of my friends!
July 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrFixIt Effective and comfortable
Over the years, i've struggled with ear plugs. Whether it was mowing the lawn, blowing leaves, or using the circular saw on sheets of plywood, i've always had a need to protect my hearing.
Ear plus are a sure fire and cheap solution. The problem with ear plugs, however, is that they get dirty quite easily (ever after only one use) and fall out immediately with even the slightest of touches. So something with a bit more staying power was definitely needed.
These Shotgunner earmuffs do a fantastic job of mostly eliminating external noises while you work. They don't get rid of ALL noise, which is a good thing, as one still would like a sense of ambient awareness. They claim to eliminate up to 21 Decibels of noise. That's nice, but honestly the number 21 is quite arbitrary and immeasurable to someone who uses them for daily tasks. So if i were to shop around and seek the ultimate "quiet" factor, i very well might find other pairs of ear-muffs that were better in that regard. But one needs to take into account other factors such as comfort and portability.
I'm happy to say that these ear-muffs score top marks in these two categories as well. I showed them to my father who enjoys actually target shooting. He pulled out his pride and joy bright-yellow ear-muffs for comparison. They felt almost identical on the ear, while offering the same 21/22 DB of sound reduction. However, when i showed him that mine could collapse for storage, he immediately became quite smitten. This is probably the best "selling factor" of this particular set of ear protection: the small storage footprint.
With both comfort and effectiveness already in the bag, the addition of compact portability places these ear-muffs ahead of the pack. Great for a variety of uses, and with a base black color, doesn't stand out as obnoxious or out of place. A good 'bang' for your buck.
November 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by justbombs I'm very happy with these ear protectors.
I'm very happy with these ear protectors. They work very well for their intended purpose; i.e., as shotgun hearing protectors. They muffle the discharge of the shotgun well and are comfortable enough to wear for hours at a time. They have beveled ear cups so there's no interference with the stock of the gun. Another nice feature is that they fold up to a very compact size for easy storage in the range bag. I've also used these on the rifle range and, although adequate, they do not attenuate the sharper crack of rifle fire as well as "full size" protectors. It's clear they were designed for shotgun fire and that group of frequencies they attenuate very well. Highly recommended.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saber These were so good - we went back and bought two more pair
I bought these for my husband who works with large machinery every day. The foam ear buds were not doing the job, plus they made his ears sore. These muffs are large enough they go over the entire ear, and do not press on the ear at all. The sound is controlled so that he does not have the ringing in his ears when he leaves work like he did with the foam ear buds. I went back and bought two more sets, one for him and one for me to use at home with we work with power tools. These are great!
January 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Razor Great Sound Protection
I got these to replace various pairs of earplugs I have used in the past for various household chores, most notably using any type of power tools in the garage. Now that I have them, I kick myself for waiting so long to get them. First of all these earmuffs do an excellent job of blocking sound - I found certain tools (tile saw for example) would still leave my ears buzzing with earplugs - not a chance wearing these. Second, I've gone through multiple sets of earplugs because they are just so easy to lose. Third, these earmuffs are comfortable and I appreciate not having to stick something IN my ear. Overall, for my purposes these things work great, store easily (as they fold compactly) and are a great value. The quality does not seem top of the line - but I haven't had any problems and wouldn't anticipate any problems for occasional use.
January 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DonaldR Good Muffs
I'm not sure why HD sells shooting ear muffs, but I use these for chainsawing. I like the compact folding feature. They fit well and keep the noise out, just like they are supposed to. I think the top head band seems a bit light-duty. I don't think they'll last as long as a non-folding pair, but I haven't owned them long enough to truly evaluate their durability.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Baze Very good product
This is a very good product. They are easy to use, very adjustable and feel very light on your head, but large enough to cover your ears. I have a large head and these fit me no problem since the adjustments are very well made - they do not slip. The sound suppression is also very good for use with firearms. Very satisfied.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kkbb Gun lover's essential
I got these ear muffs for my husband to protect his hearing while shooting. They fit great and effectively mute noise. Great value.
March 19, 2015