why aren't there 40 dollar chinese electronic hearing muffs?


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atek3
October 10, 2006, 02:21 PM
I don't want to spend 135 dollars for the remington or dillon electronic muffs. When will a chinese company start selling 40 dollar electronic muffs at walmart?

atek3

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frenchwrench
October 10, 2006, 02:29 PM
Check Gander Mountain. Electronic muffs for $40.00. I have a set I've used all year and they work quite well.

Jim Watson
October 10, 2006, 02:34 PM
There are Communist Chinese cheapo electronic earmuffs all over the place.
Midway has them on sale for $25 this month.

mete
October 10, 2006, 03:06 PM
Are your ears only worth $ 40 ??

atek3
October 10, 2006, 03:10 PM
mete, your statement takes the cake.

when people are wearing foam earplugs do you say "are your ears only worth 50 cents"? Because they do make premium earplugs for fifteen dollars. I'm unconvinced however that that is the best use of my scarce money.

Thanks Jim and Chairman Mao, I got some ears for 25 dollars a piece. And you know what? if they break, for 25 I could buy two, and I did...

atek3

highlander 5
October 10, 2006, 03:15 PM
I hav a set of the Midway earmufs they work fine only complaint I have to stuff my ears into them the openings are a tad small oris it my ears are too big :what: never seem to get that straight

Car Knocker
October 10, 2006, 04:17 PM
I have to stuff my ears into them the openings are a tad small oris it my ears are too big

Spock has the same problem. :D

kmca
October 10, 2006, 05:42 PM
Harbor Freight has some for $19. They block sound well, but the amplifier section leaves a little to be desired :rolleyes:

quatin
October 10, 2006, 07:12 PM
If China were truly communist, us "Americans" would not be able to buy anything made in China that is cheap.

atek3
October 10, 2006, 09:02 PM
actually during the cold war eastern bloc countries sold stuff to the west all the time, they needed to sell stuff to raise hard currency to purchase the things that they themselves couldn't make.

hso
October 10, 2006, 11:35 PM
The only caution I give about the cheap electronic muffs is that the circuitry that shuts the microphone off may not respond as quickly as the more expensive muffs. I'm sure that there are some of the Chinese muffs that do, but I don't know any way to find out.

Zak Smith
October 11, 2006, 05:52 PM
There are two basic type of electronic muffs:

1. ones that amplify normally, and totally shut down when the impulse limit it exceeded.

2. ones that amplify all the time and digitally filter out the loud noises. these do not "shut down" completely when the bang occurs

For myself, I can speak and communicate with just NRR 33 plugs in (Max Leights), and when things get really loud, I wear "dumb" muffs over the top.

Bobo
October 11, 2006, 06:07 PM
I have a pair of these and they work quite well.
A good value!

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=142725

atek3
October 11, 2006, 08:05 PM
i bought 2 pair of those bobo, i hope they work

Darth Muffin
October 12, 2006, 12:49 PM
Those Midway muffs look interesting. I wish they gave an NRR rating though.

I have a friend who has gone thorugh a few pairs of the cheap chinese ones. The trick to longevity that he found is after using them, don't store them with the earpieces clapped together. They need to breathe and dry out otherwise the sweat corrodes things in there.

MisterPX
October 12, 2006, 11:34 PM
There are more than afew out there, problems is, I hope you've got a small head. All the ones I've had experience with didn't extend down far enough to cover the ears, and the cup size was kinda small.

CJ
October 23, 2006, 01:45 PM
Harbor Freight has some for $19. They block sound well, but the amplifier section leaves a little to be desired

+1 on the Harbor Freight ones. Amplification works sufficiently for me...in a recent class, I kept forgetting to even bother to remove them when the instructor was talking. I could hear just fine, even if wearing a set of foam plugs underneath (I eventually pulled them out) with the volume cranked up.

I've got a big head, and they're just a teeny bit smaller than I'd prefer (the band that goes over your head), but after a few minutes, I get used to them.

PCRCCW
October 24, 2006, 12:13 PM
I used elect. muffs that cost up to around 250$..not mine of course. And some work very very well...stereo with two mikes etc.

My personal muffs are Harbor Freights 20$ specials. Let me tell you guys...you wont find a better deal. They do cancel out completely with shots are fired but they also amplify sounds enough that I have a pair by my bed...in case someone breaks in....I can hear them better! I like that alot!

Shoot well and god bless

Ohen Cepel
October 27, 2006, 10:00 PM
I think the Peltors for under $100 (I think I last saw them for $69) are a great buy.

I know what I'm getting, I can get service for them if needed and they back up there claims.

I trust them and have confidence that it's a good product doing what it's meant to do. I'm afraid that by the time the cheap ones show obvious failure you will have already suffered damage. Also, if they're not stating their performance I wouldn't trust them in the first place.

That's just me though.

Critter183
November 3, 2006, 08:41 AM
If China were truly communist, us "Americans" would not be able to buy anything made in China that is cheap.

So they, like America, have evolved into a fasctist scheme of government?

jmorris
November 3, 2006, 10:25 AM
The local harbor freight had them on sale for $9.99 so I bought several pairs. The mono sound bothered me more than anything (can't tell where the sound is comming from) so I put two together and have adjustable volume for each ear for a little over $20 what a deal.

shooting time
November 9, 2006, 08:14 AM
there are some peltor on EBAY
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=73942&item=270051884439

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