I know I spent under 50 but it may have been due to a sale. I don't think you're gonna do any better though in this general price range.
I did have an issue with them that was covered by the warranty. I received them back from 3M before the end of the next business week.
Edited to add: the link above is right at $50.00. That's where I purchased.
November 11, 2013, 02:06 AM
Love my Peltors. I have the 7S with the gel pads.
November 11, 2013, 03:04 AM
Don't forget Black Friday & Cyber Monday are rapidly approaching. I got mine on sale for $25 online last year.
Double Naught Spy
November 11, 2013, 08:37 AM
Caldwell makes some inexpensive muffs that have gotten some decent reviews on Amazon. I would still wear plugs with them as well, however, if you are planning on doing much shooting.
November 11, 2013, 09:52 AM
The Howard Leight Impact muffs are very good, and you can find them on sale for less than $50 somewhere most of the time.
November 11, 2013, 10:10 AM
That is what I have and I am happy with them. They need to be used with earplugs for better protection. IMHO.
November 11, 2013, 11:53 AM
The Howard Leight Impact is a favorite of mine, nice and narrow:
I don't even know what kind I have but I got them at Walmart for $25 and have been happy with them. I used them yesterday sighting in a 30-06, .243, 25-06 and a .223 and they worked flawlessly. It's always strange for the report to be so muffled and then hear the echo so clearly.
November 18, 2013, 11:28 PM
Get the Impacts on sale and you'll never regret it.
December 1, 2013, 02:34 PM
I will also add my recommendation for the Howard Leight Impact Sport. Here is my pair:
Delivered under $50 and farrrrrrrrr better than the cheapies.
December 3, 2013, 04:08 PM
I like the Impacts but the dont really fit my small head.
December 3, 2013, 04:15 PM
As I recall I paid less than $30 shipped for mine and so far they've been perfect!! Stereo... six microphones... very quiet but sensitive to direction... etc.
December 3, 2013, 07:46 PM
Have had 3 Peltors so far, but the Howard Leights do a good job.
December 5, 2013, 01:14 PM
I'd say Howard Leights give the best value for $$$$ spent.
December 8, 2013, 11:03 AM
I have the Howard Leights as well. I double them up with foam earplugs when I'm at the range, and I use them by themselves when hunting. They are easy to use, they are mostly comfortable, and they work fairly well. I use them because they don't get in the way while shooting a rifle. Battery life is 20-30 hours in my experience.
My bigger earmuffs work better and are more comfortable, but they don't allow for cheek weld. If you want a pair primarily for handguns or mowing the grass there are probably better options than the Howard Leights. I have an excellent pair of Winchester muffs that were $20 or so at Walmart, but they aren't electronic. They are my first choice when a rifle isn't involved in the day's activities.
December 8, 2013, 11:16 AM
I'd highly recommend MSA Sordin (I switched over from Peltors a couple of years ago) but I'm afraid they don't make anything in that price range. Supreme Pro is nothing short of fantastic, though.
December 22, 2013, 12:59 PM
I've got the expensive Peltors and I really like them. I would imagine their low cost versions are probably OK also.
If you enjoyed reading about "Electronic hearing protection" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!